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Get Out: RAJ Festival, L.A. Decom & Eagle Rock Music Festival

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MUSIC: This Saturday the 15th annual Eagle Rock Music Festival will take over the streets of Northeast Los Angeles. This year's line-up includes everyone from Nguzunguzu on to the Eagle Rock High School Latin Jazz. The all-ages festival will be going from 4 pm until 10 pm along Colorado Boulevard. Tickets are $10 and proceeds from the festival will help fund the Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock.

ART: So Burning Man wasn't enough (or maybe you couldn't make it) and you were too sober to appreciate Glow? That's why there's the the Official Burning Man Los Angeles Decompression (aka Decom) event on Saturday, a chance to experience the "art, music and culture of Burning Man." There will be a little bit of everything: art, performances, live music, DJs, dancing­­­, theme camps, art cars, green technology, puppetry, circus, fire, and 2013 imagery. But you'll be close to civilization and in the shadow of the downtown skyline (at least until the sun goes down). The event starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday and goes until 2 a.m. at the Los Angeles State Historical Park at 1245 N. Spring St. It's an all-ages event. Tickets are $25 a person, and you can buy them here. (Note that there will be no re-entry after 6 p.m.) For more information, visit the event's website.

BEER: The 4th annual B.A.M. Fest (Beer, Art and Music Festival), which takes place in Santa Monica this Saturday, brings together a variety of craft beer, art and music that is locally produced. In addition to having over 40 breweries (you get unlimited sampling), the event will have live music, open artist studios and gourmet food trucks. The event goes from 1 to 5 p.m. at the 18th Street Arts Center. Tickets are $50. For more information, visit the 18th Street Arts Center website.

THEATER: The SkyPilot Theatre Company is hosting the first New Works Reading Festival featuring eight new plays by resident playwrights. The readings will be held at the Young Actors Studio in NoHo. On Saturday, there will be readings of Reset by Samantha Macher (7pm), Or We Run Ourselves Aground by Nicole Adkins (7pm), End of Man by Samantha Macher (9pm) and Keith Haring: A Life In Pieces by Greg Machlin (9pm). On Sunday, there will be readings of The Good Soldier by Jonathan Price (7pm) and Queen of the Hill by Wendy Marie (7pm). Weekend passes are $10.

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MOVIES: Our reviewer recommends you skip Gravity and consider "After Tiller." Diablo Cody will be in person at the Aero Theater on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. to discuss her directorial debut Paradise. German Currents 2013, a showcase of some of the best German language films this year, continues through the weekend (and into next week).

FESTIVAL: Feel like getting away? The Festival of Rhythm and Joy continues through the weekend in Simi Valley's Hummingbird Nest Ranch. There will be camping, yoga, healing arts, speakers and definitely lots of music spanning from R&B to spoken word to jazz. Chaka Khan, Meshell Ndegeocello and Common will be performing. For more information, visit the event's website. Single day passes are $150.

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