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FYF FEST FYF Fest has moved to July this year after nearly a decade in August and September. Catch headliners like Missy Elliot, Frank Ocean, Nine Inch Nails, and Björk. $109+; Friday-Sunday; Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90037 Stand By Me at Hollywood Forever Cemetery Grab your cherry-flavored Pez and revisit the band of outsiders in the nostalgic coming-of-age classic. Based on a story by Stephen King, four twelve-year-old boys from a small town in the 1950s set out...

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Pedal on the Pier We Spin, Kids Win! Join Pedal on the Pier and support the Harold Robinson Foundation’s Camp Ubuntu, which provides LA’s underprivileged children with a unique camp experience. The Santa Monica Pier will be transformed into a high energy outdoor cycling studio with 100+ stationary bikes and 400+ cyclers, including celebrity riders like actress Molly Sims, Clippers’ Paul Pierce, boxer Victor Ortiz and more, for a 5 hour/100 mile ride while family and friends cheer them on. Pedal...

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Chinatown at Hollywood Forever Their 16th season of outdoor screenings begins with the movie about Los Angeles. With beautiful sunsets, deco mansions, and the glow of Chinatown, this mystery in one of cinema’s greatest masterpieces. Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway star in the murder mystery set in pre-war LA when a few men sought to control the city. A private eye investigates the murder of a city planner, and slowly uncovers a plot that would change the city forever. Join in Polanski’s jewel...

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Los Angeles Times‘ 22nd Annual Festival of Books The nation’s largest literary festival is headed to the University of Southern California. The event will feature more than 500 authors, celebrities, musicians, artists and chefs. On Friday, April 21, the 37th annual Book Prizes will honor reading and educational activist Ruebén Martinez with the Innovator’s Award, novelist Thomas McGuane with the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, and 11 outstanding literary works published during the last year. Authors and celebrities scheduled to appear at the festival...

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A Night of (at Least) 18 Laughs This Largo for-charity show has a lineup with performers including Sarah Silverman, Will Forte, Dave Ross, and Maria Bamford. The show is  hosted by Dana Gould. $100+; Sunday, 6:30 pm; 366 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90048 Roaring Twenties Street Jam Griffith Park hosts a speakeasy party where you can learn to dance the Charleston, Argentine tango, and early swing during their workshops. The Jazz Age celebration also has vintage vendors, a best dressed...