THIS WEEKEND: The 10 Best Things to Do, From Flea Markets to Cardboard Yachts to K-pop Stars

Whether you want to stuff your face with bacon and bourbon or paddle cardboard boats in Marion Davies’ former love pad, we’ve got you covered.

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Whether you want to stuff your face with bacon and bourbon or paddle cardboard boats in Marion Davies’ former love pad, we’ve got you covered.

HEAR: Kristin Chenoweth
The pint-sized performer and Tony Award winner aims to delight fans both old and new in her first solo show at the Hollywood Bowl. Expect to hear tunes from her most popular Broadway, film, and TV roles including Wicked, Les Misérables, and Glee. More information (August 23-24; Hollywood Bowl

EAT: Los Angeles Food & Wine
A portion of Grand Avenue will be shut down to host live culinary demonstrations, tastings, mixology seminars, book signings, and more. Additional events, including an Asian Night Market with chef Masaharu Morimoto and an Italian feast with chef Giada De Laurentiis, will take place throughout the city. More information (August 21-25; downtown L.A.) 

BUY: Downtown Flea
Back in the day, downtown’s historic core was the heart of the city, filled with outdoor markets and stalls. A thrift mart revives that energy as shoppers hunt for bargains in the best possible light: natural. More information (August 25; 246 South Spring Street)

HEAR: FYF Fest
What started out as a small lineup of local bands at the Echo has over the years transformed into a veritable music fest. The tenth iteration of FYF features two days of indie and alt-rock goodness, with acts like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Beach House and Yo La Tengo heading the bill. More information (August 24-25; Echo Park)

PADDLE: Cardboard Yacht Regatta
You’ve been practicing your schooner-building skills; now’s your chance to show them off. Two-person teams fashion mini-ships from cast-off boxes and set them afloat in the swimming pool that once belonged to Marion Davies. More information (August 25Annenberg community Beach House)

HEAR: The Breeders
Crash. It’s the last splash—but not for the Breeders, the ’90s alt-rock group fronted by bassist Kim Deal. Now that she’s officially left the Pixies, she has more time to concentrate on creating quirky start-stop rhythms. More information (August 23; El Rey Theatre)

SWEAT: Manhattan Beach Open
Can it be true that the beach volleyball throwdown is really 53 years old? Indeed it can. It’s also a fact that the purse is now $200,000—double last year’s pot. But the best reason to attend is to get a glimpse of Olympic stars like Kerri Walsh Jennings and Phil “the thin beast” Dalhausser on the sport’s native turf. More information (August 22-25; Manhattan Beach Pier)

HEAR: KCON: All Things Hallyu
If K-pop were about to break big in America, there would be no likelier city for it to happen than Los Angeles, home to a vast Korean-American population. Until it does, there’s KCON, a celebration of Korean pop—and Korean pop stars. The lineup includes G-Dragon, EXO, and other performers who are stars on the foreign scene. More information (August 24-25; Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena)

LISTEN: Tongue & Groove
Hilariously bitter comedian Eddie Pepitone heads a lineup of presenters as they spread the word at this Sunday night reading series. Singer/songwriter Kathleen Wilhoite adds a touch of musicality (and perhaps levity) to the proceedings. More information (August 25; Hotel Café)

WATCH: Courtney Love
It’s been a long time since Courtney Love’s music was the best thing about her, but you can’t accuse the attention-hungry, Twitter-trolling kewpie doll of being dull or uncreative. Maybe it’ll be a bona fide set; maybe it’ll be a performance of scenes from her upcoming memoir, due out in December. Who knows? That’s the fun. More information (August 25; The Troubadour)

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