8 Fun Things to Do in L.A. This Weekend

From old school synchronized dance and Shakespeare in the park to a <em>Sound of Music</em> sing-along and funky tunes, we’ve got you covered
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MUSIC: Bell Biv Devoe with Doug E. Fresh
Relive the era of giant pants and synchronized dance with the 1990s new jack swing group whose jam, “Poison,” was a hip-hop staple. Rap pioneer Doug E. Fresh opens with dexterous rhymes powered by old-school beatboxing. More information (June 25; Club Nokia)

MOVIES: Sing-A-Long Sound of Music
Dress like an Austrian and join legions of fanatics who belt out the movie’s memorable songs at this 50th-anniversary celebration of the film’s release. More information (June 26; Hollywood Bowl)

MUSIC: The Roots Present J Dilla featuring Erykah Badu
Jimmy Fallon’s house band teams with the soulful singer to pay homage to the late hip-hop producer J Dilla, whose infectious tracks backed everyone from Janet Jackson to Common. More information (June 27; Club Nokia)

THEATER: Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival
This long-running series produced by the Independent Shakespeare Company presents family-friendly productions and theater workshops, giving new meaning to a midsummer night’s dream. More information (June 26-28; Griffith Park)

MUSIC: Bootsy’s Rubber Band Featuring Bootsy Collins, Basement Jaxx, Tuxedo
As the funky low end for James Brown and Parliament Funkadelic, bassist Bootsy thumps grooves that inspired generations of musicians. Headliners Basement Jaxx produce electro anthems that get glow sticks spinning around the world. More information (June 28; Hollywood Bowl)

MUSIC: Best Coast
L.A. indie rockers Best Coast are playing a hometown gig. The band just released their third album California Nights, a fitting title for an album that’s thematically and musically rooted solidly in SoCal soil. More information (June 27; The Wiltern)

CONFABS: Night Dive
Ever wanted to experience the aquarium when it’s not overrun by kids? There’s a thing for that. Night Dive (think Night at the Museum but with fish) will feature live music, DJs, dancing, grilled cheese sandwiches, a fully stocked bar, and best of all: it’s only for the 18+ crowd. More information (June 26; Aquarium of the Pacific)

MUSIC: Head Wound City
Former members of The Locust, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and The Blood Brothers team up in hardcore super group Head Wound City. Definitely bring your earplugs for this one. More information (June 26; The Echo)

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