The essence of intergenerational scorn is that the youth of today seem inescapably self-involved, emotionally mixed up and shut down. But like harpies on a tortured soul, perceptions like these will hound you for eternity and make you old if you let them. To the contrary: Fuck Yeah Fest presents the L.A. Scavenger Hunt– an event, founder Sean Carlson promises, “that has nothing to do with music but everything to do with being with your friends outdoors all day, doing something for a good cause and having a good time.” The good cause: gathering material goods for L.A.'s Union Rescue Mission and the L.A. Food Bank. More than 5,000 are expected to scavenge 100 items, each of which is assigned a point value; naturally, the team with the most points wins. Some of the more audacious items from past hunts: life-size cutout of Eazy-E, a gay porno magazine pre-1987 (RIP Drummer Magazine founder John Embry) and cornrow dos for all team members. An L.A. tradition since 2005, the scavenger hunt is a departure from the usual getting-and-spending associated with this time of year, a slightly more epic expression of charity than the spare change you give to ol' Sandman at the 7-Eleven.

Sat., Dec. 4, 2 p.m., 2010

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