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Weekend Events: Things to Do Now That 4th of July is Over

10 ways to spend your weekend after the Independence Day fireworks

Now that the red, white, and blue Speedos are safely packed away for another year, here are a few ways to get your jollies for the rest of the weekend.

SEE: Eat See Hear: Stripes
Three years before they strapped on their proton packs in Ghostbusters, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis co-starred in a farce about two slackers who join the army. See the 1981 comedy under the stars. (Saturday, July 6; L.A. State Historic Park) 

EAT: 626 Night Market
Inspired by the frenzied after-dark feasts of Southeast Asia, this buffet for the senses—held every first weekend of the month throughout the summer—offers shopping, street food, and booze for night owls. More information. (Saturday-Sunday, July 6-7; Santa Anita Park)

LAUGH: Besser Breaks the Record
Founding UCB member Matt Besser, who already holds such enviable records as “World’s Tallest Joke” and “World’s Longest Setup,” attempts to set a few more in a night of “conceptual standup comedy.” More information (Sunday, July 7; Upright Citizens Brigade)

CHEER: 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup
Dust off that vuvuzela and bleat for your favorite team at a couple of world-class soccer battles: Canada vs. Martinique and Mexico vs. Panama. Think of it as a warm-up for next year’s World Cup. (Sunday, July 7; Rose Bowl)

HEAR: Tony! Toni! Tone!
The latest iteration of the popular 1980s R&B/soul group is just one highlight in a concert devoted to new jack swing. Hosted by local old school station HOT 92.3, the show will also feature Dru Hill, Guy, Al B. Sure! and SWV. (Friday, July 5; Greek Theatre)

HEAR: NKOTB, 98 Degrees, Boyz II Men
Three years after their successful world tour with the Backstreet Boys, NKOTB is at it again—this time with 98 Degrees and three of the original Boyz II Men. Whether you like bubblegum pop or soulful ballads, these OG boy bands are gonna get to you, girl. OC fans can catch the triple-act on July 13 at the Honda Center. (Friday, July 5; Staples Center)

HEAR: LL Cool J with Ice Cube, Public Enemy, and De La Soul
Remember the days of flat-top fades, Africa pendants, and polychromatic pants? Rap scions of the ’90s now rep family flicks and reality shows, but their skills remain as sharp as their rhymes. (Sunday, July 7; Greek Theatre)

HEAR: Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II
What's up, Doc? The latest concert of Warner Bros. cartoons on the big screen comes with their classic scores played live. (Friday-Saturday, July 5-6; Hollywood Bowl)

EXPERIENCE: Anime Expo
Various times Join pink-haired harajuku hordes and saucer-eyed cos players at this convention dedicated to Japanese animation. Vinyl figurine creators, illustrators, and the electrofunk outfit RAM Rider bring their outlandish energy across the Pacific. (through Sunday July 7; Los Angeles Convention Center)

SEE: Los Angeles Ballet
This free program features choreographer George Balanchine’s Agon and Rubies, set to music by Igor Stravinsky. The performances are part of the Music Center festival “L.A.’s Rite: Stravinsky, Innovation, and Dance,” honoring the 100th anniversary of Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps (The Rite of Spring). (Saturday, July 6; Grand Park)