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(alternate title: Things to Do in LA When You're Not Dead)

We'll assume that this weekend you're either a music nerd and heading to the desert or a book nerd and heading to UCLA (and if you're both, like us, you're probably weeping into your coffee right now just thinking about the hard choices) so we'll get your Friday started off right with some events for both the brain and the body.

Do watch your tivo'd copy of The New Los Angeles today or try to catch a repeat this weekend. KCET is airing it again on Sunday at 5pm or if you're fancy enough to have KCET HD, you can watch Saturday at 8pm.

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Do go see Los Angeles Plays Itself at the Egyptian tonight at 7:30pm. The documentary is about to end its local run.

Or if you're more inclined to sing and dance with the hipster kids, Do make your way to the Roxy for a not-so-secret myspace show featuring Gnarls Barkley. We imagine the young'uns will be there right after school lining up for the 35 minute set so if you've really gotta see Cee-Lo and Dangermouse and don't have mad connect game with myspace or their label, you should maybe ditch your afternoon Coffee Bean run and head straight to the venue. Don't forget your Chuck Taylor's and your best ironic tee.

Do pick an LA landmark for Monopoly.

Do go to Vermin on the Mount tomorrow night at the Mountain Bar.

Don't go see Silent Hill. It's horrid.

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Don't take the Olympic off-ramp on the 405 starting tonight at 11pm. It'll be closed for the next 8 months while we get more cowbell car pool.

Don't forget about us while you're having your good time. We'd never forget about you.