9 Things to Do This Weekend That are Totally Worth Your Time, 8/25

From <em>Sixteen Candles</em> at the drive-in to Kendrick Lamar at FYF Fest, here’s how to make the most of your days off
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FEST: Los Angeles Food and Wine
Stuffing yourself silly is acceptable on at least three occasions: Thanksgiving, our own Food Event, and the L.A. Food and Wine Fest. Grub on dishes from more than 100 chefs (Otium’s Timothy Hollingsworth, 71Above’s Vartan Abgaryan, Chi Spacca’s Ryan DeNicola) and sip twice as many wines, except maybe skip a few varietals if you want to be alive by the end. More information (August 25-28, various locations)

FILM: Sixteen Candles at the Electric Dusk Drive-In
This weekend, don’t be a poozer—head to the Electric Dusk Drive In’s new location at the LACCD Van De Kamp campus (Kampus?) for a screening of John Hughes’ seminal coming-of-age movie. It might be the only time you’ll actually want to sit in your car for two hours straight. More information (August 27, Van De Kamp College Campus)

MUSIC: The Venice Beach Music Fest
The beachside neighborhood will host a super vibey lineup including Willie Chambers (The Chambers Brothers), Greg Douglass (Steve Miller Band), and Cubensis (a Grateful Dead cover band). In the most Venice move of all time, there will also be a Kombucha tea sampling courtesy Brew Dr. Kombucha. More information (August 27, Winward Plaza)

FEST: Night Dive
Throw it back to 11th grade Bio at this Aquarium of the Pacific event. It’s billed as a behind-the-scenes look at laidback surf culture (you’ll see how a surf film is created while staring at art and imbibing adult beverages), but the main event is the squid dissection. More information (August 26, Aquarium of the Pacific)

SCIENCE: The Natural History Museum’s Adult’s-Only Sleepover
Mobsters sleep with the fishes. Less violent people sleep with dinosaur bones at the Natural History Museum’s adults only sleepovers. This weekend’s event—aptly dubbed Snailed It!—is all about land snails that shoot love darts (oh la la). More information (August 26-27, Natural History Museum)

BOOZE: San Gabriel Valley Sour Beer Festival
If Some Kind of Wonderful taught us anything, it’s that weirdo outcasts deserve love, too. Which is why 38 Degrees Ale House in Monrovia is throwing its inaugural Sour Beer Festival. Tap masters will pour ales classified as funky, tart, and sour—just like Mary Stuart Masterson’s Watts—but who knows? Maybe you’ll pull an Eric Stoltz and find out you’ve loved them all along. More information (August 27, 38 Degrees Ale House)

COMEDY: The Comedy Comedy Festival
Cruise to Little Tokyo for this four-day laugh fest at the Aratani Theater, which has more than 100 comics of Asian descent on the bill. Pro tip: make sure to see The Mortified Guide to Growing Up Asian American on Friday night. More information (August 25-28, Aratani Theater)

MUSIC: FYF Fest
Put the F-Yeah in your weekend at this musical smorgasbord at Expo Park. Headliners like Tame Impala, Kendrick Lamar, and LCD Soundsystem are guaranteed to keep you entertained AF (had to, not sorry). More information (August 27-28, Expo Park)

ART: Art Expose at ROW DTLA
One of downtown’s bustling mixed-use spaces brings the work of local artists (Pat Vale, ADS Studio) to the masses. Hypothesize about more conceptual pieces like a professional BSer with the help of available beer and wine. More information (August 28, ROW DTLA)

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