DO: Weekend Agenda: Motocross, Night Market, & Tons of Music

Is there a demented, time-traveling bunny in your future? There could be.
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From Asian feasts and British wakes to bookstore birthdays and freaky folk rockers, here are 11 ways to kick off August.

SEE: X Games Los Angeles
Scars become badges of honor when extreme athletes risk their lives for glory. Join legions of energy drink aficionados as they witness insane antics executed on boards, bikes, and motorcycles. More information. (August 1-4; Irwindale Event Center) 

EAT: 626 Night Market
Inspired by the frenzied after-dark feasts of Southeast Asia, this buffet for the senses offers shopping, street food, and booze for night owls. More information. (August 3-4; Santa Anita Race Track)

HEAR: Sunset Strip Music Festival 
Linkin Park, Awolnation, Asher Roth, and Street Drum Corps—whose careers began in humble Sunset Strip venues—will be revisiting their roots at this year’s SSMF. The three-day street festival celebrates the L.A. music scene while benefiting the Music For Relief charity. More information. (August 1-3; Sunset Strip between San Vicente Blvd. and Doheny Dr.)

READ: Libros Schmibros Third Anniversary
The Boyle Heights bookstore and lending library celebrates three years and its not-so-new home in Mariachi Plaza. $5 admission gets you cake, live music, a year’s membership, and a free book. More information (August 4; Libros Schmibros) 

REMEMBER: Mick Farren Memorial Wake
At 3 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, head to Hollywood’s vaguely British-themed pub, The Cat & Fiddle, for a wake honoring musician and writer Mick Farren, who died last week while performing in London with his band the Deviants. The British-born Farren wrote for a number of publications including CityBeat. More information(August 3; The Cat & Fiddle) 

HEAR: Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Ryan Bingham
71-year-old Dylan shows no signs of slowing as he embarks on a tour with a younger set of rockers. Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and Jim James of My Morning Jacket must be over the moon to perform with him at the aptly named Americanarama Festival. More information. (August 3; Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Irvine)

SEE: Eat See Hear: Donnie Darko
Released just weeks after 9/11, Richard Kelley’s movie about a troubled kid plagued by visions of a time-traveling bunny was a sleeper hit. With its fixie bikes, hoodies, and suburban ennui, the flick may be the patient zero of early-21st-century hipsterism. Judge for yourself at this outdoor screening. More information. (August 3; Santa Monica High School) 

HEAR: Diana Ross
She’s the Mistress of Motown. The former Supremes songstress unleashes the sultry, powerful voice that has inspired crowds to get down for more than four decades. More information. (August 3; Hollywood Bowl)

HEAR: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Global rhythms are the throughline in a roster that pairs the ecstatic hymns of Sharpe’s 12-piece troupe with the space jazz of Afrofuturists Sun Ra Arkestra. Zimbabwe’s effervescent Oliver Mtukudzi opens. More information. (August 3; Hollywood Bowl)

SEE: A New Low 
Daring and gritty, Scot Sothern’s latest photography exhibition is a visceral walk through the streets and alleys of prostitution in Los Angeles. Started in 2012, A New Low captures—in full color—the brash reality of a taboo landscape. More information. (August 3-31; drkrm) 

HEAR: Tony Bennett 
What’s not to love about seeing the classic crooner sing the great American songbook under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl the day before his 87th birthday? More information. (August 2; Hollywood Bowl)