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As an "extra" for site visitors, this page lists a
few other things you can do, get or see for free this summer. The lists include everything from free movies, Shakespeare performances and museum days to car shows, nature-related events and birthday treats. The page also incorporates the same type of information as found in the site's Twitter postings during
the rest of the year. (Twitter and Facebook postings also
can be viewed on the News page.)
Some events/activities may be open only to residents of certain cities; others are open to the
general public. Check with the sponsoring venue if you are unsure. The list of events and activities below is a dynamic list; it is updated over the course of the summer as information
is received. Input from visitors is welcome, too! (Latest Update: September 23)
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ART WALKS/ART OPEN HOUSES
FROM TOTS TO TEENS AND FAMILIES
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MISC. FREE PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND WEB OFFERS
ART WALKS/ART OPEN
The following is a partial listing of art walks. It is recommended that you confirm the availability of all events prior to attending since days and times may change periodically.
ANAHEIM - Downtown Anaheim ArtCrawl Experience. This event takes place quarterly on the second Saturday of the month from 5 - 8 p.m. The progressive art walk
will begin at the Downtown Anaheim Community Center, 250 Center Street. The next event will take place in November. Information: (714) 956-3586 or
www.downtownanaheim.com, go to "Events" or "ArtCrawl Experience."
CLAREMONT - Art After Hours at Pomona College Museum of Art.
The event takes place most Thursdays at the Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Avenue, from 5 - 11 p.m. May include entertainment,
special exhibits, student presentations or other programs, and the event is usually during the school year. Information: (909) 621-8283 or www.collegescalendar.org
COVINA - First Saturday Citrus Art Walk. The new First Saturday Citrus ArtWalk will take place on the first Saturday of each month from 3 - 7 p.m. on Citrus Avenue in
downtown Covina. There will be art displays and a variety of dance/music performances. Information: www.covinaca.gov
FULLERTON - First Friday Art Walk.
Every first Friday of the month from 6 - 9 p.m. in Downtown Fullerton. Art events and exhibition openings; map available
on website. Information: (714) 879-1993 or http://www.fullertonartwalk.com
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Third Wednesdays Art Walk. ArtWalk will take place every third Wednesday of the month from 6 - 9 p.m. in downtown Huntington Beach on Main Street,
Fifth Street and a number of individual locations. Maps will be available at each art stop. Information: (714) 536-8300 or http://www.hbdowntown.com
LAGUNA BEACH - First Thursdays Art Walk.
Every first Thursday of the month from 6 - 9 p.m. in downtown Laguna. Information: (949) 683-6871 or http://www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com
LONG BEACH - Second Saturday Art Walk in the East Village Arts District.
Every second Saturday of the month from 4 - 10 p.m. Art, street performances, and music in the East Village Arts District area,
Linden Ave., 1st Street, Broadway, Elm. Information: (562) 682-9735 or http://www.artwalklb.com
LONG BEACH (BIXBY KNOLLS) - First Fridays on Atlantic Avenue. Art, a variety of entertainment and other exhibits
along Atlantic Avenue in Bixby Knolls on the first Friday of each month. Information: (562) 595-0081 or www.firstfridayslongbeach.com
LONG BEACH - 3rd Thursday Artwalk at Shoreline Village. Shoreline Village, 423 Shoreline Village Drive, holds an artwalk every third Thursday of the month from
5 - 9 p.m. The event includes art, music, and food and drink specials at participating restaurants. Information: (562) 437-3734 or www.shorelinevillage.com
LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - Downtown L.A.
Artwalk. Every second Thursday of the month from noon - 9 p.m.
Information: (213) 624-6212 or www.downtownartwalk.com
LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - Leimert Park Village Art Walk. The Leimert Park Village Art Walk takes place every last Sunday of the
month along the streets of 43rd Place and Degnan Boulevard from 2 - 8 p.m. Local cultural spaces, art studios and storefronts will host art exhibits, spoken word and music programs, children's activities and more.
LOS ANGELES (MID-WILSHIRE/MUSEUM DISTRICT) - Miracle Mile Art Walk. More than 40 galleries and museums hold the ArtWalk four times a year. See website for quarterly
details. Information: (323) 651-3512, www.miraclemileartwalk.com or
LOS ANGELES (NORTHEAST) - Northeast Los Angeles (NELA) Artwalk. Every second Saturday of the month in the Highland Park
area of Northeast Los Angeles from 7 - 10 p.m. Information: www.nelaart.org
LOS ANGELES (WEST) - Annenberg Space For Photography. Not an artwalk, but regular exhibits, lectures and slide shows in a space "dedicated to exhibiting digital and
print photography in an intimate environment." Located at 2000 Avenue of the Stars in Century City. Current exhibit through the summer is on country music. Information: (213) 403-3000 or
ONTARIO - Ontario Emporia Arts District ArtWalk and Studio Tour. The ArtWalk and Studio Tour takes place the third Saturday of every other month from 6 - 10 p.m. at
211 - 223 Emporia Street and 119 W. Transit Street in Ontario. No information yet on upcoming dates. Information: (909) 437-6962
POMONA - Metro Pomona Art Walk. Music, food and art every second Saturday of the month in the Pomona Arts
Colony off Garey Avenue between Holt and Mission Boulevard. Hours are from 6 - 9 p.m. Information: (909) 261-5004 or www.metropomona.com
RIVERSIDE - First Thursdays Arts Walk. Arts Walk is from 6 - 9 p.m. in the downtown Riverside area; includes Riverside Museum.
Information: (951) 682-6737, (951) 826-5273, www.riversideculturalconsortium.org or
SAN CLEMENTE - Village Art Fair. First Sunday of the month from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. along Avenida Del Mar. Information: (949) 218-5378 or
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Second Saturday Art Fair. Over 50 juried fine artists, craftsmen and musicians along the sidewalks of downtown SJC from the Mission to Los Rios
Street, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Information: (949) 493-4700 or www.sjcartfair.org
SANTA ANA - Downtown Santa Ana Artists
Village Open House. Every first Saturday of the month from 7 - 10
p.m., Second and Broadway area. Exhibits and occasional performances vary from
month to month. Information: (714) 564-5625, www.aplaceforart.org
SANTA ANA - Santiago Art District ArtWalk. Artwalks are on the third Saturday of the month beginning at 7 p.m. in the Santiago Art District at Santiago Street Lofts, Santa Ana Boulevard between
Santiago Street and Poinsettia Street. Parking at Santa Ana Train Depot.
SAN PEDRO - First Thursday ArtWalk. On the first Thursday of each month, open galleries and studios, street vendors and entertainment in the downtown San
Pedro arts district. Event is from 6 - 9 p.m. in downtown San Pedro between 4th and 8th Streets. There also are periodic Third Saturday artwalks from 2 - 6 p.m., with more than 30 galleries and studios plus guided
tours. Information: www.1stthursday.net
TEMECULA - First Friday Art Showcases. First Friday programs in 2018 will take place on June 1, July 6, August 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5 and Nov. 2. Artist meet and greet from 6 - 7 p.m., plus display of featured
artist works at The Merc, 42051 Main Street, and Art Off the Walls from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Temecula Civic Center, 41000 Main Street. Information: (951) 694-6480 or www.temeculaca.gov
UPLAND - Artists on "A" Street. Over 20 different types of art for show and sale every last Saturday of the month at the corner of
"A" Street and 3rd Avenue. No time listed. Information: (909) 931-4100, (909) 204-4465 or www.ci.upland.ca.us
VENICE - Venice Art Crawl. The Venice Art Crawl takes place quarterly on the third Thursday of month from 6 - 10 p.m. at locations north and south of Windward Avenue. Visit site for
current locations and upcoming dates. Information: www.veniceartcrawl.com.
WHITTIER - Whittier Art Stroll Uptown. The Whittier Art Stroll Uptown takes place from 5 - 9 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month. The event includes art from more than 40 artists, plus live music, treats, a variety of vendors and more. A variety of events are hosted primarily at
local businesses. The event takes place in Historic Uptown Whittier, Greenleaf Avenue and vicinity (a map is available on the Facebook page). Information: www.artstrolluptown.com or
If your city has a monthly or regularly-scheduled arts open
house/art walk you'd like listed, please send an
e-mail message to the site using the link at the bottom of the page. Information will be
posted as it is received!
LOS ANGELES (MID-WILSHIRE/MUSEUM DISTRICT) - Petersen Museum September Breakfast Club Cruise-In. The September breakfast club cruise-in will take place from 8 - 10 a.m. on
September 30. Enjoy strolling through rows of classic, custom and exotic cars, trucks, motorcycles and more. Complimentary parking, coffee and bagels provided. The Petersen Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard. Information: (323) 964-6331 or
REDONDO BEACH - Rods, Rides and Relics Car Show. The event will take place from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on September 23 at the Redondo Pier in Redondo
Beach. Information: www.redondopier.com.
Several area Farmers Markets have weekly entertainment, though not always music. Markets with occasional entertainment
or for which no published band schedule has been located will be listed here. If a schedule is forwarded, the concerts will be listed in the regular concert listings portion of the
BUENA PARK - Local Harvest Farmers Market. The farmer's market takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Buena Park Downtown, La Palma/Stanton. The market includes
farm fresh fruits and vegetables, handmade and unique items and live entertainment. Information: (562) 449-9299 or
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Surf City Nights. Event is from 5 - 9 p.m. on Tuesdays on Main Street (between
Pacific Coast Highway and Orange Avenue). There will be street entertainers/live performances, an organic farmers market, food booths, activities
for children, sidewalk sales by area merchants and more. Free parking for two hours in the Main Promenade parking structure between 4 and 8:30
p.m. Information: (714) 841-3034 or www.hbdowntown.com.
RIALTO - Rialto Certified Farmers Market. The farmers market takes place on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 290 W. Rialto Avenue. There is music, easy
access and plenty of parking. Information: (909) 820-2519 or www.facebook.com/rialtofarmersmarket.
SAN DIMAS - San Dimas Farmers Market. The farmers market takes place on Wednesdays from 4 - 8:30 p.m. along Bonita Avenue (142 E. Bonita) in downtown San Dimas. Entertainment and
additional entertainment with weekly city concert series. Information: (909) 581-4744 or
SANTA MONICA - Santa Monica Sunday Farmers Market. The Sunday Farmers Market takes place from
9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Main Street/Ocean Park. Music is from about 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Information: (310) 458-8712, (310) 458-8411,
FROM TOTS TO TEENS AND FAMILIES
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS - Mall/Shopping Center Kids' Clubs. Many local malls shopping centers have weekly or monthly
programs for children. The programs are usually during the week, last a half hour to an hour, and offer either a variety of entertainment or craft activities. Check your local mall events page
for further information.
PASADENA - One Colorado Programs. It's all about the little guys and gals at One Colorado this September, with special program on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bob Baker Marionettes will
present shows every Tuesday from 4:30 - 5 p.m., and special Thursday programs will include a magician, puppet shows and more. There also will be a screening of The Wizard of Oz in the courtyard on Friday, September 28 at 7 p.m. Information: (626) 564-1066 or
RIVERSIDE - Discovery Days at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum. Discovery Days programs are designed for children ages 10 and under and take place every third Wednesday
of the month from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Programs include hands-on activities, live plants and animals and animal experts. The museum is located at
3580 Mission Inn Avenue at Orange. Information: (951) 826-5273 or www.riversideca.gov/museum.
Having a birthday soon? Why not celebrate? Many organizations offer free food or other goods on your birthday if you give them an e-mail address/join their
e-clubs. Examples of some available offers are listed below. Be sure to read all the details/conditions on the company/organization's website before agreeing to any offers. Offers may change periodically
ACAPULCO RESTAURANTS - Free guacamole now, free entree on your birthday when you sign up for the Acapulco e-mail club. Information:
BASKIN ROBBINS - Free ice cream on your birthday at Baskin Robbins when you sign up on their
website. Information: www.baskinrobbins.com.
BENIHANA RESTAURANTS - Birthday Dinner Offer. Sign up for Benihana's "Chef's Table" newsletter with an e-mail address, get a certificate for $30 free toward
your birthday dinner. Policies for the offer have changed recently in that your offer is only good if other paying customers are dining with you; check website for most current information.
BJS RESTAURANTS - Get a free Pizookie dessert on your birthday at BJs Restaurants when you join their e-club. Information:
BOOMERS PARKS - Get a free unlimited 4-hour play pass good on all attractions when you join the Boomers discount club. The pass is good on any day during your birthday month. Go to the website,
pick a location, and enroll online. Information: www.boomersparks.com.
CINNABON - Sign up for Cinnabon's e-mail list and get a free Minibon now plus an iced coffee on your birthday. Information:
DEL TACO - Get two free chicken soft tacos now plus a birthday shake for joining the Del Taco Raving Fan eClub. Information:
EL TORITO RESTAURANTS - Free guacamole now, free entree on your birthday when you sign up for the El Torito e-mail club. Free birthday
meal no longer advertised, so you'll have to wait until your birthday to see if a free entree coupon arrives. Information:
FAMOUS DAVES - Get a free burger or sandwich on your birthday when you sign up for the P.I.G. (Pretty Important Guest) e-mail club. Information:
www.famousdaves.com or www.facebook.com/famousdaves.
FARRELL'S ICE CREAM PARLOR - Sign up for Farrells Fan Club e-mail and receive a free small sundae on your
birthday. Information: www.farrellsusa.com.
GOLDEN SPOON YOGURT - Get a free frozen yogurt on your birthday when you sign up for Golden Spoon Yogurt's G Club. Information:
HOOTERS - Join Hooters Hoot Club, get special e-mail offers and a free entree (up to $7.99 value) on your birthday. Information:
JERSEY MIKE'S - Join Jersey Mike's e-mail club, get special e-mail offers and a free sub and a 22 oz. drink on your birthday. Information:
PANERA - A "My Panera Rewards" card can be picked up at any location, or sign up online for the program. Free pastry on your birthday. Information:
RA SUSHI - Sign up for RA Sushi's "The Hook Up" e-mails and get a certificate worth $20 during your birthday
month. Information: www.rasushi.com.
RED ROBIN RESTAURANTS - Free burger on your birthday. Stop in any Red Robin and pick up a Red Royalty card, then register the card online. Information:
RUBIOS - Rubios offers a free taco upon sign-up to their Beach Club e-mail, plus a free birthday meal. Also news on free products testings, other
events. Information: www.rubios.com.
SAN MANUEL CASINO - Go to San Manuel on your birthday and get a $10 food credit and a chance to spin the wheel for up to $100 in free slot play (but also can be $5).
Club Serrano membership required, but membership is free. Information: www.sanmanuel.com.
SCHLOTZSKY'S DELI - Free small sandwich or 8" pizza on your birthday when you sign up for their e-club. Information:
SONIC DRIVE IN - Sonic will give you a choice of one of three items for your birthday. Sign up on website for Sonic Cruisers
e-club. Information: www.sonicdrivein.com.
SPRINKLES CUPCAKES BIRTHDAY CLUB - Sign up online for Sprinkles Birthday Club and get a free cupcake on your birthday. Information:
TGI FRIDAYS - Free dessert or appetizer now plus free line pass; free birthday treat when you join TGI Friday's "Give Me More Stripes."
"ALOUD" AT THE LOS ANGELES CENTRAL LIBRARY - Lecture series. Most programs begin at 7 p.m. in the Central
Library's Mark Taper Auditorium. Wide variety of topics. Reservations required. Fall listings are now available. Information: (213) 228-7025, www.lfla.org or www.aloudla.org.
"DISTINCTIVE VOICES AT THE BECKMAN CENTER" AT UC IRVINE - Insights on Science, Technology and Medicine lectures. Events start again this month through
June. Lectures are at 7 p.m. in the Beckman Center on the UCI campus and open to the public. Programs are by reservation only and fill up quickly. Visit the website listed
and join the e-mail list to receive notices for each session and invitations to register online. Seating is limited. Information: (949) 721-2266 or
"IRIS NIGHTS" LECTURE SERIES AND OTHER EVENTS AT THE ANNENBERG SPACE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY. - Photography-related lectures and events. Thursday night IRIS Lectures, Slide Shows and other
events are at the Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City. Reservations recommended. Information: (213) 403-3000 or
LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - Platica @ LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 North Main Street. Upcoming lectures will be: August 16 at 7 p.m. - Walkouts in Pasadena. Discussion of walkouts by Mexican American
students leading to establishment of Chicano-based curriculum, cultural centers and reforming of hiring policies. Speaker will be writer and historian Roberta H. Martinez. Also, on August 23 at 7 p.m. - The 1968 East LA Chicano Blowouts: 50-Year Report Card on Student
Demands. Guest speaker will be David L. Moguel of CSU Northridge. Information: (888) 488-8083 or www.lapca.org.
LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - USC Visions and Voices Series. The series includes a variety of lectures, films, dance and music performances. Some events are open only to USC students, others to
the general public. Most events require advanced reservations. See website for full schedule. Information: www.usc.edu/visionsandvoices.
LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - Seminars at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. These seminars will take place in Spanish only. The title of the series is "The Dispute Over Our Past: When Mexico Became Mexico," and they will be presented
by the University of Guadalajara. All lectures take place at 6 p.m. September 18, "Siempre con la Patria: ser Mexicano en el Southwest y en la Frontera Norte," September 21 - "Una historia de la migracion Mexico-Estados Unidos," and September 25 - "La Epoca de oro del cine fronterizo Mexicano (1950-1988)." LA Plaza de Cultura y
Artes is located at 501 North Main Street. Information: (213) 542-6200 or www.lapca.org.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY (VARIOUS LOCATIONS) - OPERA TALKS. The LA Opera offers one-hour talks at various Los Angeles public libraries during the year. September programs are listed below in the "Libraries" section. Information:
TORRANCE - ARTFUL DAYS LECTURES. The lectures on a variety of art-related topics take place from 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. at either the Torrance Art Museum, 3320 Civic Center Drive, or the George Nakano Theater, 3330 Civic Center Drive at the Torrance
Civic Center. Lectures are presented by art historian Mary Drobny. Upcoming topics/date TBA. Information: (310) 618-2376 or www.torranceca.gov, search "Artful Days."
WILLIAMS-SONOMA - Williams-Sonoma offers a variety of classes in cooking techniques and junior chef sessions. No set time; check website listed for most current
information. Many classes have a fee, but some events are free. Information: http://www.williams-sonoma.com, scroll down to bottom of home page for classes link.
ZOCALO PUBLIC SQUARE LECTURE SERIES - Series of public lectures in a variety of locations throughout the Los Angeles area and on a variety of topics. Reservations
are required for most events. Information: www.zocalopublicsquare.org.
CITY AND COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY PERFORMANCES AND PROGRAMS - Most libraries throughout Southern
California offer patrons a wide variety of free performances, workshops and other events/activities. Some are geared toward adults, and others are special programs for teens or
children. This summer many libraries are focusing summer programming around the theme "Read to the Rhythm," so there are many more programs with music-related themes. It is recommended that you check your
local library website often for the best and most current information. In addition to individual city libraries, some Southern California library system links include:
Los Angeles County Library System - www.colapublib.org
Los Angeles Public Library - www.lapl.org
Orange County Public Libraries - www.ocpl.org
Riverside County Libraries - www.riverside.lib.ca.us
San Bernardino County Libraries - www.sbcounty.gov/library/home
City Libraries: For individual city libraries which are not part of a library system, check directly with your local library.
LA OPERA "OPERA TALKS" -
The LA Opera offers one-hour talks at various Los Angeles public libraries during the year. September programs will be (phone number listed are library phone
numbers): September 6 - Westwood Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. Topic: Don Carlo, (310) 474-1739;
September 6 - Hyde Park Branch, LA Public Library, at 2 p.m. Topic: Don Carlo, (323) 750-7241;
September 8 - El Dorado Neighborhood Library, Long Beach at 2 p.m. Topic: Don Carlo, (562) 570-3136;
September 11 - Platt Library, Woodland Hills, at 6:15 p.m. Topic: Don Carlo, (818) 340-9386;
September 15 - Santa Monica Public Library (main) at 3 p.m. Topic: Don Carlo, (310) 458-8600;
September 16 - Crowell Library, San Marino at 2 p.m. Topic: Don Carlo, (626) 300-0777;
September 17 - Burbank Central Library, at 7 p.m. Topic: Don Carlo, (310) 377-9584 x210. Information: www.laopera.org, "community," and "general."
MISC. FREE PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND WEB OFFERS
Many local and national companies and organizations provide special free offers during the year. Some are open to all; some
are open only to specific audiences. Check for availability. Most, but not all, require some type of online registration or submitting an e-mail address to qualify. Read all details/conditions of offers before accepting, as offers may change
periodically without notice. Some of the recently-available offers/products/services include:
BEN AND JERRYS - Free scoop of ice cream when you join Ben and Jerry's "Chunk Mail" online. See site for store locations. Also, follow Ben and Jerrys on Twitter
to find our where their Scoop Truck will be dishing up free ice cream treats. Information: www.benjerry.com.
BRUEGGERS BAGELS - Get a free bagel with cream cheese, plus a birthday treat, when you sign up for the e-mail newsletter at Brueggers Bagels.
BUCCA DI BEPPO - The Italian restaurants offer a free pasta on your next visit plus other special offers for joining their e-mail club.
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN - Enroll in CPK's Pizza Dough Rewards and get a free small plate now, plus a birthday
treat. Information: www.cpk.com/pizzadough.
DENTAL CARE - Dentistry from the Heart provides free dental care for those in need at specific locations on specific days. Some events take place
locally. See website for location and other information. Information: www.dentistryfromtheheart.org.
DER WIENERSCHNITZEL - Get a free original chili dog from Der Wienerschnitzel when you sign up for their
Wiener Lover's Club. Information: www.wienerschnitzel.com.
FREECYCLE.ORG - The Freecycle Network is a grassroots/nonprofit movement of people in local communities giving/getting stuff for
free. Information: www.freecycle.org.
GODIVA CHOCOLATES - Get a free piece of Godiva Chocolate every month when you sign up for their
Rewards Club. Information: www.godiva.com.
IHOP - Get a free meal now, plus one on your birthday, plus another on your first anniversary of joining IHOP's Pancake Revolution. Sign up
online. Information: www.ihop.com/pancake-revolution.
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT) - Take MIT courses from home. Over 1900 courses are offered through the web in their
open university program. No registration is required. Information:
OPERATION SAUCE DROP - Free gift box of specialty sauces to U.S. military with an APO or FPO address. See details at "Operation Sauce
Drop" on website. Information: www.carolinasauce.com.
POLLY'S PIES - Get a free slice of pie plus cup of coffee for joining Polly's e-mail club. Information:
SEA WORLD - Admission to Sea World is free for active military and up to three dependents. Registration is
required; see details on website. Information: www.herosalute.com or
Some of the most popular free summer programs are the free outdoor summer movies offered by many cities or organizations. Most of the city-sponsored movies are "G" or "PG" rated family
films. Some of this summer's movies include (with many more to come):
BUENA PARK - Friday Night Films at The Source, 6940 Beach Boulevard (at Orangethorpe). Movies are screened at 7 p.m. Films will be: Aug. 31 - Justice League; September is Japanese Cinema month - September 7 - Your Name, September 14 - Shin Godzilla, September 21 - Mameshiba, and
September 28 - A Tale of Samurai Cooking (A True Love Story). Information: (714) 521-8858 or www.thesourceoc.com.
LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - Outside the Box (Office) at USC. The current session of USC School of Cinematic Arts' ongoing weekly showcase of upcoming international, documentary and independent films continues through December. All screenings are free of charge and open to the public (unless otherwise noted), but they also are
overbooked to ensure capacity. To subscribe to the mailing list for upcoming free screenings and events, e-mail the word "subscribe" to email@example.com. To see the current schedule of screenings, visit the website
listed. Information: http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=34833.
LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - Summer Films at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes. On September 8 from 6 - 10 p.m., the Los Angeles premiere of "Flavor of Life," including a meet-and-greet with the director and cast. On September 21 from 6 - 9 p.m., "Variedades on Olvera Street," including a live
music performance by La Victoria. On September 7 from 7 - 9 p.m., a documentary screening of "Beyond Borders," a look at why millions of Mexican workers have settled in the U.S. and the networks that connect people with their families back home. Also a panel discussion. On September 29 from 6 - 10 p.m., "Born in East LA," including a panel with cast members and music by Voodoo Sindicate. LA Plaza
de Cultura y Artes is located at 501 North Main Street. Information: (213) 542-6200, www.lapca.org or "www.facebook.com/laplazala.
LOS ANGELES (VARIOUS LOCATIONS) - LA Film Festival. The Festival will take place September 20 - 28. Most events are paid/ticketed, but the "We the People" series and the VR Experience at The Portal are both free (RSVP/hard tickets
required). Information: (866) 345-6337 or www.lafilmfestival.com.
LOS ANGELES (WEST) - Cinema Tuesdays at the Skirball Cultural Center. Movies screen on select Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. at the Skirball Cultural Center, 2071 N. Sepulveda Boulevard. Films showcase diverse human stories from around the world, and September films will be:
September 4 - Faces Places, and September 11 - The Insult. Series is ongoing and continues in October. Information: (310) 440-4500 or www.skirball.org.
VENICE - 40th Anniversary of "Grease:" Screening and Sing-Along. The event will take place on September 28 at the Venice High Waston (Football) Field where Grease was filmed, 13000 Venice Boulevard. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the
movie will start at dusk. Festival seating; bring a blanket and/or chair. Information: www.venicehighalumni.com or
The following is a partial listing of free museum days. It is recommended that you confirm the availability of all events/open days prior to visiting the museum since free entry days and times may change periodically.
BOWERS MUSEUM - First Sunday of the month - family programs are generally from
about 12:30 - 3 p.m. (see concert pages). Museum address is 2002 N. Main Street in Santa Ana. Please note: museum admission is no longer free during the first Sunday programs. Information: (714) 567-3100 or
BROAD MUSEUM - The Broad is LA's new contemporary art museum. It is located in downtown Los Angeles on Grand Avenue next to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The museum is closed on Monday; hours vary on other days of the week. Advanced tickets may be reserved online,
or there is an onsite standby line each day for admission on a first-come basis. See website for additional details. Information: (213) 232-6250 or
CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM - Target Sundays are every second Sunday of the month. Hours are 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Live programs
generally begin about 1 p.m. General admission to the museum is also free. Museum address is 600 State Drive in Exposition Park (Los Angeles Coliseum area). Information: (213) 744-2132, (213) 744-7432 or www.caamuseum.org
CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER - There is free admission to all permanent exhibition galleries at the California Science Center (excludes IMAX and special exhibits). The museum address is 700 Exposition Park
Drive (Los Angeles Colisum area). Information: (323) 724-3623 or
CHINO YOUTH MUSEUM - The Chino Youth Museum offers Free First Friday programs from 3 - 5 p.m. Programs include art projects, snacks, time to explore the museum,
exhibits and entertainment. Also for July, first 1000 people at Museum get in free. The museum is located at 13191 6th Street in Chino, one block north of the Chino Transit Center. Information: (909) 464-0499.
FIRE STATION/MUSEUM OPEN HOUSES - Two area historical fire stations offer free tours on Saturdays. In San Pedro, Old Fire Station 36 (located at 638 Beacon Street) is open from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. In
Hollywood, Old Fire Station 27 is open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Both offer a variety of artifacts and exhibits. Information: (323) 464-2727 or www.lafdmuseum.org.
THE GETTY CENTER - Free admission;
parking is $15, but $10 after 5 p.m. The museum does not require parking reservations. Off
the 405 Freeway at Getty Center Drive. There are a variety of art-related and storytelling activities for children and families, free programs, lectures and movies, and more. See the museum's calendar for
listing of events and programs. Information: (310)
440-7300 or www.getty.edu
GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY - There is no admission charge to enter the observatory, but a fee for planetarium shows. Monthly public star parties offer the public a chance to try out
telescopes and talk with amateur astronomers from 2 - 9:45 p.m. Check for upcoming star party dates. Information: (213) 473-0800 or
HOMESTEAD MUSEUM - Free admissions and programs like behind-the-Scenes tours and children's storytelling hours. Some programs require reservations. The museum
is at 15415 East Don Julian Road in the City of Industry. Information: (626) 968-8492 or www.homesteadmuseum.org.
HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART COLLECTIONS AND BOTANICAL GARDENS - Free admission the first Thursday of every month. Tickets are
required and reservations become available on the first date of the month prior to the visit (i.e. reservations for the first Thursday in August become available
starting July 1). Reservations for free days fill up quickly. Also, check monthly schedules for free lectures and other
presentations. Information: (626) 405-2100 or www.huntington.org
THE IRVINE MUSEUM OF ART - The Irvine
Museum of Art is a small OC museum dedicated to the preservation and
display of California art of the Impressionist period (1890 - 1930).
18881 Von Karman Street, Irvine, Ground Level. Admission policy had changed; admission is free now only for seniors, students and children. Information: (714)
476-2565 or http://www.irvinemuseum.org/
LA HABRA CHILDREN'S MUSEUM - The Children's Museum at La Habra offers free admission on the first Saturday of each month for the Target
Free Saturdays program. Check website for upcoming dates. Information: (562) 905-9793 or
LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART - Admission to the Long Beach
Museum of Art is free every Friday. Museum address is 2300 East Ocean Boulevard. Information: (562) 439-2119 or www.lbma.org
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (LACMA)
- Admission to the museum's regular exhibits is free every second Tuesday of the month and to LA County residents with ID
after 5 p.m., 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. A schedule of Target Free Holiday Mondays can also be found on the museum website, as well as information on other free lectures
and performances. Information: (323) 857-6000 or www.lacma.org
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS - BANK OF AMERICA "MUSEUMS ON US" PROGRAM
- Over 70 museums nationwide are now offering free
admission on the first weekend of every month for anyone showing a Bank of America check, ATM or credit card. Visit website for list of museums. Information:
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (MOCA). Admission to the Museum of Contemporary Art is free on Thursdays from
5 - 8 p.m., 250 S. Grand Avenue. Information: www.moca.org.
THE MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART - LONG BEACH Free Target Sundays programs include special activities each month with a variety of family-oriented art workshops and/or music. Address is 628
Alamitos Avenue. Information: (562) 437-1689 or www.molaa.org/
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM - The Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Boulevard at Exposition Park in the downtown Los Angeles/USC campus
vicinity, offers free museum admission every first Tuesday of the month. Information: (213) 763-3466 or www.nhm.org
NORTON SIMON MUSEUM - The Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, offers free admission from 6 - 9 p.m. on every first Friday of the month.
Information: (626) 449-6840 or www.nortonsimon.org
ONTARIO MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND ART - The Museum is located in the Historic Old City Hall Building, 225 South Euclid. Hours are noon - 4 p.m., Wednesday through
Sunday, and admission is free. Also a variety of art and public programs. Information: (909) 983-3198 or www.ci.ontario.ca.us
ORANGE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART - The Orange County Museum of Art offers free admission on Fridays. There also are Target Free Second Saturday programs with free admission and family-friendly
activities. The Museum is located at 850 San Clemente Drive near the Fashion Island shopping center. Information: (949) 759-1122 or
PAGE MUSEUM AT THE LA BREA TAR PITS - The Page Museum allows visitors to watch fossil excavation and assembly and has interactive displays of the Tar Pits and
Southern California during the Ice Age. Free admission day is the first Tuesday of the month (except July and August). The museum is located at 5801 Wilshire Blvd. Information: (323) 934-7243 or
SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER - The Skirball Cultural Center is open with free admission every Thursday, and also a variety of both
free and fee performances and activities. Includes Passport Screenings of films one Saturday per month. The Center is located off the 405 Freeway at the
Skirball Drive exit. Information: (310) 440-4500 or www.skirball.org
SOUTHWEST MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN - The Southwest Museum of the American Indian, part of the Autry Museum system, is open to the public from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m on Saturdays. The
Museum is located in the Mt. Washington area at 234 Museum Drive. Information: (323) 667-2000 or www.theautry.org
UCLA FOWLER MUSEUM - The museum regularly offers free admission and a variety of free music, film and art-related programs. The Fowler Museum is located
on the UCLA campus. Information: (310) 825-4361 or http://www.fowler.ucla.edu
UCLA HAMMER MUSEUM The museum offers a wide selection of lectures, poetry readings, music and other programs and performances. See the event calendar on museum website for a full
schedule of events. 10899 Wilshire Boulevard at Westwood. Information: (310) 443-7000 or http://www.hammer.ucla.edu
GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY STAR PARTIES (LOS ANGELES) - Look through a large variety of telescopes to view stars, moon and planets, and talk to amateur
astronomers. Monthly free star party events take place from 2 - 9:45 p.m. This summer's star parties will be on June 23, July 21, August 18 and September 15. Admission to the Observatory grounds and building is also always free (with a fee for
shows in the Planetarium). Information: (213) 473-0800 or www.griffithobservatory.org
IRVINE RANCH CONSERVANCY ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS - The Irvine Ranch Conservatory and the City of Irvine offer a variety of free hiking, mountain biking, and interpretive programs as well as wilderness access days in Bommer Canyon,
Hicks Canyon, Quail Hill Trail Head and other areas. Though many are free, advance registration is required. Register at website listed. Information: (949) 724-6610 or
LOS ANGELES ARBORETUM - The Los Angeles Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Avenue in Arcadia, offers free admission every third Tuesday of the month. Trams are not available on
this day. See website for details. Information: (626) 821-3222 or www.arboretum.org
ROGERS GARDENS, COSTA MESA - Free weekend gardening lectures most months. Ongoing; variety of topics. Information: (949) 640-5800 or
TORRANCE/MADRONA MARSH PROGRAMS - Nature Walks are every fourth weekend of the month on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. - noon. Explore the preserve with a trained docent. Also Audobon Bird Walks every 4th Saturday of the month at 8:30 a.m., plus
special lectures, classes, habitat restoration opportunities and more. The Madrona Marsh Nature Center is located at 3201 Plaza Del Amo. Information: (310) 782-3989,
www.torraceca.gov or www.friendsofmadronamarsh.com
VARIOUS LOCATIONS - NATIONAL PARKS - A free annual pass is available from the National Parks System to all active duty military personnel with proper identification (CAC Card or DD Form 1173). The pass admits owners and accompanying
passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas, or the pass owner and up to three additional adults at sites that charge per person. Also, all National Parks will have free admission to the public for National Public
Lands Day on September 22. Information:
www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm, or go to "Stores" at
LA MIRADA - At The Movies - A program for older adults with movie screenings at 12:30 on Thursdays in the La Mirada
Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Boulevard. Call phone number listed for movie schedule; free popcorn served. Also, free weekly open play card games, at La Mirada Activity Center. Information: (562) 902-3160 or http://www.cityoflamirada.org.
LA VERNE - Senior Seminar Series - Every 4th Wednesday of the month at the La Verne Community Center. Classes are open to all and generally last 30 - 60 minutes. RSVP requested to phone number listed. Upcoming seminars will be: July 25 - Medicare Education by HealthNet at 9:30 a.m., August 22 - Long Term Care Insurance by Bankers Life at 9:30 a.m.,
and September 26 - Medicare 101 at 2 p.m. Information: (909) 596-8776 or http://www.ci.la-verne.ca.us.
LAKE FOREST - Clubhouse for Seniors - The Clubhouse is a place for card games, board games, exercise classes, craft classes and more. There is BINGO and a free hot lunch provided every Thursday. Programs take place Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
at the Lake Forest Community Center, 25550 Commercentre Drive. On Thursdays BINGO is at 10:30 a.m. and lunch is at noon. Information: (949) 461-3450 or http://www.lakeforestca.gov.
LONG BEACH - KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND (TURN)TABLE. Knights of the Round (Turn)Table is a new monthly event modeled after a book club. Each month a different historically significant album is chosen, and participants listen to both sides and discuss it. Back in the day,
people used to listen to the records while staring at the album artwork and liner notes. The programs seek to recreate this experience in the company of other music lovers. September album will be The Doors by The Doors on September 27. The event will take place from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
at the Long Beach Petroleum Club, 3636 Linden Avenue. Leading the discussion will be Chris Schlarb of Big Ego records. Information: (562) 595-0081 or
LONG BEACH - SHAKESPEARE ALOUD. "Shakespeare Aloud." Each month Shakespeare Aloud hosts readings of Shakespeare's plays. Community members are invited to participate as readers or audience members.
Doors open at 10:45 a.m. and readings begin at 11 a.m. in the CSULB Theatre Arts Department Arts Building, corner of 7th Street and East Campus Drive. Though some copies of the materials will be available, readers are encouraged to bring their
own copies of the plays. Upcoming reading will be: September 8 - Hamlet Acts I, II, and III, September 22 - Hamlet Acts IV, V, October
6 - Henry IV, Part I (first half), and October 20 - Henry IV, Part I (Second Half). Information: (562) 985-7000 or
IRVINE - Activities at the Orange County Great Park. - The Orange County Great Park offers movies, garden workshops, lectures, concerts and
a variety of activities on an ongoing basis. Movies will be listed above; see website calendar for
other information. The OCGP is located off the 5 Freeway at the Sand Canyon exit.
Information: (949) 724-7404 or www.ocgp.org.
LA MIRADA SYMPHONY (ADVANCED RESERVATIONS) - Season Opening Concert - November 18. The La Mirada Symphony will begin its season with a concert titled
"Storytelling" on November 18. Tickets are free, but they must be reserved in advance, with a limit of two tickets per person. According to the La Mirada Theatre website, online ticket reservations for the concert will open on September 24. Information: www.lamiradasymphony.com
LOS ANGELES (VARIOUS LOCATIONS) - Latino Heritage Month/Hispanic Heritage Month. The month-long celebration takes place from mid-September through mid-October (though some events continue on into
November). A list of programs in the Los Angeles Area is now available at the website listed. Information: www.culturela.org, click the link for City of Los Angeles Heritage Month Celebrations.
SANTA MONICA - Beach=Culture Events/Performances at the Annenberg Community Beach House. The Annenberg Community Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway at Beach Coast Way. The Beach=Culture programs take
place on varying nights and reservations are required. Events with music will be included in the listings; there are also poetry readings, docent tours, photography exhibits and more. Most events required ticket or reservation. Check for current schedules and parking
fees. Information: (310) 458-4904 or http://beachhouse.smgov.net.
ANAHEIM - Yoga at the Farmers Market. The Sunday farmers market at the Packing District offers a free yoga class from 10 - 11 a.m. The market is located at Farmers Park,
400 S. Anaheim Boulevard. Information: (714) 956-3586, www.downtownanaheim.com or
BREA - 21st Annual Wellness Festival. The Wellness Festival will take place from 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on September 29 at the Brea Community Center, 695 E. Madison Way. There will
be free medical screenings, fitness demonstrations, 100+ interactive booths, a kids' corner, healthy food tastings and more. Information: (714) 990-7740 or
BUENA PARK - Dance Classes at The Source. Dance classes by RICA are every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6 - 6:30 p.m. in the first floor step plaza. Classes through Aug. 30 are Kids' Dance Fitness, and beginning September 4 will be Dance and Freestyle. The Source OC is located at Beach Boulevard and
Orangethorpe in Buena Park. Information: www.thesourceoc.com or www.facebook.com/thesourceoc.
GLENDALE - Yoga on the Green. Lululemon Athletica presents free yoga classes every Thursday from 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. on the Green at Americana at Brand (Brand/Harvard). There is also a yoga
class for kids (3 - 6 years old) on Wednesdays from 11 - 11:45 a.m. Information:
(818) 637-8982 or www.americanatbrand.com.
LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICNITY) - Boot Camp Classes at Grand Park. Grand Park will be hosting a free boot camp class on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. through September. The class is open to everyone and
all fitness levels, and it will be held on the event lawn between Spring Street and Broadway. Information: www.grandparkla.org.
LOS ANGELES (SOUTH) - Zumba and Cardio Kick Classes. Free Zumba and Cardio Kick classes are offered at Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Classes have size
limits; check website for current schedules. Information: (323) 290-6636 or www.baldwinhillscrenshawplaza.com.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA - Yoga on the Green. Yoga classes are offered every Thursday morning from 9- 10 a.m. in Chaffey Town Square at Victoria Gardens, 12505 North Mainstreet.
Information: (909) 463-2830 or www.victoriagardensie.com.
REDONDO BEACH - Yoga at the Pier. The Redondo Beach Pier offers a free yoga class every second Saturday of the month from 10 - 11 a.m. at the Octagon.
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