15 Fantastic Ways to Spend Your Weekend, 9/30

Enjoy an Eastside Food Festival or catch Diplo at the Avalon

FILM: Unsilent Cinema
Outdoor screenings of silent films are paired with contemporary live scores at this free event presented by Arts Brookfield. KCRW DJ Raul Campos kicks off the evening, but we’re most excited to see electronic musician Daedelus provide sound for Charlie Chaplin’s Easy Street. More information (September 30, FIGat7th).

ART: NOMO FOMO Opening Reception
Ease the pain of waiting for Broad City’s fourth season with an evening of fan art, bucket drumming and refreshments. The evening, run by the always-engaging trio behind Eat Your Art Out and Meltdown Comics, is free to attend, but a $25 VIP ticket buys early admission and a themed gift bag. More information (September 30, Meltdown Comics).

MUSIC: Tegan and Sara
Catch up on over 15 years of hits from the Grammy-nominated singer songwriter duo, then dance to tracks off their recent album Love You to Death. Burgeoning English pop star Shura opens. More information (September 30, The Orpheum).

BOOKS: Conversation with Cornelia Funke
The New York Times best-selling children’s author behind The Thief Lord, Dragon Rider and Inkheart visits The Last Bookstore to discuss indie publishing, her latest series, and more. More information (September 30, The Last Bookstore).

Participate in a transnational movement by marching against sexual assault through DTLA with Amber Rose. Event donations fund on-site services like food trucks, HIV testing, and sexual awareness booths. More information (October 1, Pershing Square).

MUSIC: Echo and the Bunnymen
The long-time English rockers with extra indie cred return to the States to support Meteorites, their twelfth studio album. The all-ages gig is guaranteed to unite hipsters of all walks of life, and the people watching is bound to be impressive. More information (October 1, The Theatre at Ace Hotel).

MUSIC: Noon to Midnight
Visionary L.A. music ensembles put on pop-up performances throughout Walt Disney Concert Hall in this annual celebration of new works. The evening also marks the start of Yuval Sharon‘s three-year residency as Artist-Collaborator with composer Rand Steiger. More information (October 1, Walt Disney Concert Hall).

COMEDY: Bianca del Rio
Brace yourself for an evening of comedy with Bianca del Rio, the notoriously sharp Season Six winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Remember: “It’s not personal, it’s drag!” More information (October 1, The Novo).

FEST: Mad Decent Block Party
Diplo, Kesha, and others hit the stage for this roving festival’s latest stop—L.A. The music continues with an after party (and mystery lineup!) at the Avalon. More information (October 1, LA Center Studios).

EVENT: Los Angeles Mission Volunteer Orientation
Tour the Los Angeles Mission and learn more about this landmark community service organization on Skid Row. This orientation is required to participate in future volunteer opportunities, including street events. More information (October 1, The Los Angeles Mission).

WTF: Fire Eating Class
Master your latest party trick at this fire eating workshop, geared to novices and hothead professionals. Shade Flamewater and Billy Tempest lead the class at DTLA avant-garde circus spot Lucent Dossier Experience. More information (October 1 and 2, Lucent Dossier’s Warehouse).

FOOD: Eastside Food Festival
Celebrate East L.A.’s diverse cultural communities with discussion panels, cooking demonstrations, and lots of food. Buy a ticket for all-you-can-eat access, then binge on Pok Pok, Sticky Rice, and other great vendors. More information (October 2, Mack Sennett Studios).

EXPLORE: Pedal to the Port
Looking for Sunday morning workout? Join the Los Angeles Bicycle Coalition and bike from South Carson to the Cabrillo Marina, with a stop at San Pedro’s new waterfront park. Once in the Marina, cyclists will stop at handcraft marketplace CRAFTED and Brouwerij West. More information (October 2, Carriage Crest Park).

FOOD: Pizza Day at Smorgasburg
Celebrate the start of national pizza month with food from a pop up by Chefs Evan Funke (Felix) and Noah Brohner (Slow Rise PIzza Co.), slices from new Smorgasburg vendor Urban Coal Fired Pizza and pizza-themed specials from permanent stands. More information (October 2, Smorgasburg L.A.).

MUSIC: Bob Neuwirth & Friends at McCabe’s
Go have a listen to iconic artist Bob Neuwirth who taught Janis Joplin to sing “Me and Bobby McGee”, toured with Dylan, and launched the career of T Bone Burnett at folk haven McCabe’s Guitar Shop. More information (October 1, McCabe’s Guitar Shop).