Over the Weekend: FYF Fest, Burning Man, Nine Inch Nails and Ferris Bueller

Although L.A. may have been a bit thinned out over the Labor Day weekend, the city was anything but quiet. For those who weren't "burners" or simply couldn't afford to get out of town, there was still plenty of entertainment right here at home that included the annual FYF Fest, Nine Inch Nails' exclusive gig at the Echoplex, and New Beverly Cinema's tribute to the late John Hughes. Read on for more of what we did and who we saw...

Over the Weekend: FYF Fest, Burning Man, Nine Inch Nails and Ferris Bueller
Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss

Photographer Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss brings you scenes from Burning Man 2009. View more photos in the slideshow.

Over the Weekend: FYF Fest, Burning Man, Nine Inch Nails and Ferris Bueller
Timothy Norris

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Nine Inch Nails delivered an epic, fuck-all hardcore rock show at the Echoplex on Sunday. Over nearly three hours -- 27 songs! -- of fury and texture, the band offered solid proof that while it can carry a show at an arena, nothing beats doing it in a no-bullshit club. Read more in Randall Roberts' full review of the show and view more photos in Timothy Norris' NIN slideshow.

Over the Weekend: FYF Fest, Burning Man, Nine Inch Nails and Ferris Bueller
Timothy Norris

Another FYF Fest has come and gone, and all that is left is the memory of sunburns, ice cream sandwiches, and sonic anarchy. This year's performers included No Age, Lightning Bolt, Dillinger Escape Plan, Dios, Japanther, Mika Miko, Crystal Antlers and more. Read Chris Martins' "The Best of the Fest, Part I" and Drew Tewksbury's "Best of the Fest, Part II: FYF Fest Awards." View more photos in Timothy Norris' FYF Fest slideshow.

Over the Weekend: FYF Fest, Burning Man, Nine Inch Nails and Ferris Bueller
Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss

Photographer Josh "CuriousJosh" Reiss brings you scenes from Burning Man 2009. View more photos in the slideshow.

Over the Weekend: FYF Fest, Burning Man, Nine Inch Nails and Ferris Bueller
Nicole Campos

A packed crowd turned up for the New Beverly Cinema's tribute to the late, great John Hughes, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack last month. The director's teen meisterwerks Sixteen Candles and Pretty In Pink screened earlier in the week, but Friday night (and Saturday) it was time to revel in arguably his two finest films: every teen's truancy fantasy writ large in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and the white-collar everyman's worst commuter nightmare in Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Read more in Nicole Campos' "New Beverly Cinema Saves Ferris!: Q&A Fetes Late John Hughes."


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