12 Ways to Have a Totally Instagrammable Weekend, 9/8

Pics to consider: Fireworks at the Hollywood Bowl, a BSB v. NSYNC battle at the Echoplex, yoga + mimosas in Malibu
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FEST: The L.A. County Fair
Go to the Fairplex in Pomona for the deep-fried Oreos, carnival rides (more than 100!), and midway games. Stay for Blondie and Joe Jonas’s DNCE, who’ll be on hand for performances during the fair’s concert series. More information (September 2-25, Fairplex)

OUTDOOR: Yoga & Mimosas
Two of L.A.’s favorite things: booze and stretching. Head to the Malibu Wines tasting room for a one-hour yoga sesh, the caloric benefits of which will be wiped out immediately with a post-shavasana mimosa. More information (September 11, Malibu Wines)

TV: PaleyFest Fall TV Previews
The Paley Center for Media previews some of fall’s top shows, including Fox’s Lethal Weapon and ABC’s American Housewife. Stick around for panel discussions with some of the TV’s biggest stars. More information (September 8-15, Paley Center)

FOOD: The Original Long Beach Lobster Festival
Look on as fresh Maine lobsters are steamed in the World’s Largest Cooker at the 20th Annual Lobster Festival. (Sadistic? A little. Delicious? Hunj percent.) The event also has carnival games, arts & craft booths, and—obviously—alcohol. More information (September 9-11, Rainbow Lagoon)

OUTDOOR: Sunset Swim for Adults
Stop by the Annenberg Community Beach House for the final sunset swim of the summer. Complimentary fruit bars and s’mores will satisfy the appetite you work up in the water. More information (September 9, Annenberg Community Beach House)

MUSIC: Azar Lawrence Quartet
The famed saxophonist and recording artist performs for free at LACMA as part of the museum’s nighttime jazz series. More information (September 9, Los Angeles County Museum of Arts)

DANCE: BSB vs. NSYNC at the Echoplex
Does it tear up your heart that NSYNC is no longer a band? Are the Backstreet Boys your fire—nay, your one desire? The world’s most famous boy bands (bye, One Direction) are pitted against each other at the Echoplex, complete with a Battle of the Boybands photobooth. If neither Justin Timberlake nor Nick Carter do it for you, fear not: the DJ will be playing tunes from other ’90s mega-acts like Destiny’s Child, Mandy Moore, and Blink 182. More information (September 9, Echoplex)

BOOZE: California Beer Festival
Craft beer is the star at this two-day sudsfest in San Dimas. Sample tastes from over 85 breweries on Saturday, and head back on Sunday for live music and, of course, more beer. More information (September 9-10, Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park)

WTF: The Pancake & Booze Art Show & Zombie Fashion Show
We know it sounds weird, but trust: Art is best enjoyed alongside a plate of freshly made pancakes. Tack on a fashion show featuring humans dressed like zombies, and you have a weekend of pics for the books. More information (September 9-10, Lot 613)

MUSIC: Jeff Lynn’s ELO
Putting the words “electric,” “light,” and “orchestra” in a sentence with the Hollywood Bowl will send shivers down the spine of any ‘70s music lover. Jeff Lynne’s ELO, the British rock-slash-pop-slash-classical band, is touring for the first time in nearly 30 years, playing three nights of glittering hits and hooks with—what else?—a fireworks finale. More information (September 9 – 11, Hollywood Bowl)

ART: Doug Aitken: Electric Earth
Aitken’s video installations are at the center of the artist’s first international survey at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Projected across several screens in various architectural environments, the films, along with signs, sculptures, photographic images, and Aitken’s lesser known collages and drawings, immerse the viewer in narratives about post-industrial decay and the constructs of linear time. More information (September 10-January 5, 2017, MOCA)

FILM: Reality Bites at the Electric Dusk Drive-In
Head to the Electric Dusk Drive In’s new location at the LACCD Van De Kamp campus for a screening of this 1994 classic starring Winona Rider. It might be the only time you’ll actually want to sit in your car for two hours straight. More information (September 3, Van De Kamp College Campus)

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