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Pencil This In: Summer Send-off at the Bootleg, Cinecon 49 Screenings and Muscle Beach Competitions

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Here’s the short list of what’s happening in today in LA—Labor Day Monday. There’s a day of music at the Bootleg Theater with The Decoders, Mystery Skulls and many others; bodybuilding competition finals at Venice’s Muscle Beach; Cinecon 49 wraps up rare film screenings at the Egyptian; and of course, there’s music for a school night. Read on for all the details.

MUSCLES
Head down to Venice Beach today for the annual Muscle Beach Championship, in which men and women bodybuilders compete in various competitions: bodybuilding, figure, bikini and men's and women's physiques. The competition is open to all amateurs. Finals begin at 1 pm. Also today, actor and bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno gets inducted into the Muscle Beach Hall of Fame. The festivities (and eye candy) are free for spectators. At the Venice Recreation Center.

MUSIC*
The Bootleg Theater is throwing an epic Summer-Send Off beginning at 2 pm today featuring music on three stages by: The Decoders, Mystery Skulls (DJ set), Harriet, Moses Sumney, Francisco The Man, FROTH, The Cerny Brothers, Grizfolk, Robert Raimon Roy, Kera and the Lesbians, Bad Suns, Moonchild, Trevor Menear, Yonas Michael, Channel One, Douglas and The Furs, WAX CHILDREN, Sanglorians, Cream DJS (J99&CalCat), Liphemra and B3SCI DJs. Doors at 1 pm. Free admission before 8 pm. $10 after. 21+.

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FILM
It’s the last day of Cinecon 49, a festival dedicated to feature and short film screenings of old and rare films. All screenings take place at the Egyptian, and today’s scheduled films include: The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1929); China (1943) with Loretta Young & Alan Ladd; and Hi, Good Lookin’ (1944) with Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard. In between screenings, check out the accompanying memorabilia show at the Hollywood Loews Hotel.

MUSIC
It’s a School Nightwelcomes live music and DJ sets from both up-and-coming and seasoned artists every Monday night at Bardot in Hollywood. On tap tonight are live performances by Sun Rai, Jaymes Young, We are Twin with DJ sets by Gem1n1seven and Keyvon Pierre and more. Free with RSVP for those 21+; $10 for 18+ with RSVP. Doors at 8 pm.

*Pencil pick of the day

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