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It's a busy long weekend, Los Angeles. You've got a ton of great Festivals to choose from, and there's also the Fuck Yeah Fest to check out (more on that soon!). And then there's even more...

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HAVE A CLOSE ENCOUNTER
Grab a blanket and head back to the cemetery to see Cinespia's screening of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, projected on Rudolph Valentino's mausoleum, no less. (Eeek!) Enjoy the Spielberg classic at a new time--gates at 7, film at 8:30--and don't forget the vino.

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CELEBRATE SKYLIGHT 1814'S GRAND OPENING
Today marks the official launch of Skylight Books 1814, in the space adjacent to the original Skylight Books right in the heart of Los Feliz village. The new space is all about books on theatre, art, photography and design. Today you can enjoy the 18.14% discount, and hear their staff member band Skylight Juice. The excitement will last all day, 10 to 10, but the actual party is set for 3 p.m.--i.e. ribbon cutting and champagne christening.

WALK TOWARDS ENLIGHTENMENT
Or something like that. From 6:30 to 8:30 tonight in the beautiful dusk hours walk through Franklin Canyon Park for the New Moon Manifesting, brought to you by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. This guided meditation and light walk will help you manifest your dreams into reality. Not a bad way to end August, right? Meet up at the Sooky Goldman Nature Center. Call 310-858-7272 ext 131 or check out their PDF of events on their website for more info.

PERFORMANCE ART EXPERIENCE
It's the 8th Annual Cannibal Flower Show, which we're told will be stimulating--perhaps even over stimulating. It's taking place downtown at the Los Angeles Firehouse from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. and it's a massive (and we mean massive) traveling group show, with Eric Montoya as the featured artist. There will also be tons of live art and musical performances. You can shave $3 off the $8 admission by attending as "walking art."

Other Things to Do: Hit up any one (or two or three or all) of the amazing festivals happening this weekend, download Metro's new map and get to riding, shop at the 99 Cents Only store while everything is still 99 cents only, hunt down DVD sets of the og 90210 and make it a Brenda Day (in preparation for the "new" 90210 that starts Tuesday, eek!), or appreciate the fact that Taco Trucks no longer have to pack up and move after 60 minutes in one place.