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     As an "extra" for site visitors, this page lists a few other things you can get or do for free this summer. The page also incorporates the same type of information as found in the site's Twitter postings (which also can be accessed from the "News" page and any of the "Concerts By Date" pages). 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 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 25)

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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, and some events may have been changed or eliminated due to Covid restrictions.

  • 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 date is TBA. Information: (714) 956-3586 or, 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

  • FULLERTON - First Friday Art Walk. MAY NOT BE CURRENTLY ACTIVE. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - Downtown L.A. Artwalk. Every second Thursday of the month from noon - 9 p.m. Information: (213) 624-6212 or

  • 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. Information:

  • 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:

  • 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

  • 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, or

  • SAN CLEMENTE - Village Art Fair. First Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. along Avenida Del Mar. Information: (949) 218-5378 or

  • 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,,

  • 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:

  • TEMECULA - Art off the Walls. Support local artists and enjoy live entertainment at the free event taking place every first Friday of the month. Events take place from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at The Merc/The Lot on Main, 42051 Main Street. Upcoming dates will be July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7 and November 4. Information: (951) 694-6480 or

  • 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:

  • 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: 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!


  • REDONDO BEACH - Rods, Rides and Relics. The 17th Annual Rods, Rides and Relics Car Show will take place on September 25 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on the Redondo Pier. Cars in the event are by invitation only, and members of the public can vote for their favorite car.

  • SANTA MONICA - Santa Monica Classic Car Show and Route 66 Cross Country Chase Finale. The Santa Monica Classic Car Show will take place on September 10 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the Santa Monica Pier. There will be over 200 classic cars of various makes and models, some dating back to the 1930s. Also, on September 25 at about noon, the Santa Monica Pier will be the grand finale stop for the Route 66 Cross Country Chase. Over 100 antique motorcycles will complete their endurance run over Route 66. Information:


  • 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.


MANY OF THESE HAVE CHANGED AFTER THE PANDEMIC; OTHERS HAVE GONE TO APP-BASED REWARDS. CURRENT MEMBERS MAY HAVE RECEIVED UPDATES ON THE PROGRAMS. UPDATES TO THIS LIST HAVE NOT BEEN MADE SINCE THE PANDEMIC. 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 without notice.

  • 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:

  • 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. 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:

  • 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: or

  • FARRELL'S ICE CREAM PARLOR - Sign up for Farrells Fan Club e-mail and receive a free small sundae on your birthday. Information:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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." Information:


  • "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. Information: (213) 228-7025, or

  • CALARTS "AESTHETICS AND POLITICS" LECTURE SERIES - The series lineup ranges from political debates to film screenings and performances, as well as conversations about art, architecture and philosophy. All events are from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena and streamed on the Aesthetics and Politics YouTube channel. The Fall programs will be: September 16 - "Jennifer Ponce de Leon and Gabriel Rockhill, "The Power of Aesthetics and the Aesthetics of Power," October 28 - Shana L. Redmond, "Agencies of Menace - The State, the Car and the Music in Between," and December 2 - Ana Vujanovic and Bojana Cvelic - "Transindividual Futures." Information: or

  • "DISTINCTIVE VOICES AT THE BECKMAN CENTER" AT UC IRVINE - Insights on Science, Technology and Medicine lectures. Events usually run September 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

  • 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:


  • 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. 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 -
    Los Angeles Public Library -
    Orange County Public Libraries -
    Riverside County Libraries -
    San Bernardino County Libraries -
    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 talks offers one-hour talks at various Los Angeles public libraries during the year, though not usually during the summer. The talks take place monthly, some still via Zoom for now, at a number of Los Angeles County libraries. For information on current Opera Talks, call (213) 972-3157 or visit, go to "Community," or


AS WITH THE BIRTHDAY OFFERS, SOME OF THESE HAVE CHANGED OR BEEN ELIMINATED SINCE THE PANDEMIC. UPDATES TO THIS LIST WILL PROBABLY TAKE PLACE LATER IN THE SUMMER. 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:

  • 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. Information:

  • BUCCA DI BEPPO - The Italian restaurants offer a free pasta on your next visit plus other special offers for joining their e-mail club. Information:

  • CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN - Enroll in CPK's Pizza Dough Rewards and get a free small plate now, plus a birthday treat. Information:

  • 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:

  • DER WIENERSCHNITZEL - Get a free original chili dog from Der Wienerschnitzel when you sign up for their Wiener Lover's Club. Information:

  • FREECYCLE.ORG - The Freecycle Network is a grassroots/nonprofit movement of people in local communities giving/getting stuff for free. Information:

  • GODIVA CHOCOLATES - Get a free piece of Godiva Chocolate every month when you sign up for their Rewards Club. Information:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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: 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):

  • LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - USC Visions and Voices Programs - John Singleton: A Celebration. Throughout the 2022-23 academic year, the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the USC African American Cinema Society, with USC Visions and Voices, will host a series of screenings honoring the life and career of John Singleton. Two screenings will take place on the USC campus in September. On September 9, Boys n the Hood will screen at 7 p.m. in the Norris Cinema Theatre, and on September 21, Poetic Justice with Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur will screen at 7 p.m. in the Ray Stark Family Theatre. Reservations are required. Visit the Visions and Voices website for additional details and reservation links. Information: or

  • MARINA DEL REY - Movies on the Lawn. Outdoor films screen on the beachfront lawn at the Jamaica Bay Inn, 4175 Admiralty Way. Event seating begins at 7 p.m. and movies begin at dusk. Reserve a spot on Eventbrite to ensure a space; link to Eventbrite available on website. Low chairs and blankets only. Films will be: September 4 - Monster's University, September 11 - Scoob, September 18 - Monsters vs. Aliens, and September 25 - The Mitchells vs The Machines. Information:, go to "Happenings" and use the movie schedule link.

  • MARINA DEL REY - Marina Movie Nights presented by the LA Department of Beaches and Harbors. Films will screen at 8 p.m. in Burton Chase Park. No reserved seating; seating is festival-style on a first-come basis. An RSVP is not required but is recommended to be notified if there are any last-minute changes. Films will be: September 3 - Iron Man, September 10 - Encanto, September 17 - Coco and September 24 - The Wizard of Oz. Information:

  • PLAYA DEL REY - Beach Movie Nights presented by the LA Department of Beaches and Harbors. Films will screen on the sand and under the stars at 8 p.m. at the Dockweiler Youth Center, 12505 Vista del Mar in Playa del Rey. No reserved seating; seating is festival-style on a first-come basis. An RSVP is not required but is recommended to be notified if there are any last-minute changes. Films will be: September 2 - Black Panther, September 9 - Space Jam: A New Legacy, September 16 - The Goonies and September 23 - Guardians of the Galaxy. Information:

  • REDONDO BEACH - Family Movie Nights at the Redondo Pier. Movies screen Friday evenings at 7 p.m./dusk. Bring low-back chairs or blankets. Films will be: September 9 - Spider-Man: No Way Home, September 16 - Encanto, September 23 - American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story, and September 30 - Soul Information:


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. Also, some programs may not have been restored in post-pandemic schedules.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (LACMA) - Check website for current admission policies and program for LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. Information: (323) 857-6000 or

  • 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:

  • THE MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART - LONG BEACH Check museum website for all current policies and programs. Address is 628 Alamitos Avenue. Information: (562) 437-1689 or

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


  • CHINO HILLS - ENHANCED TRAILS MAP - Want to discover all 28 trails in Chino Hills? The newly enhanced trails map shows all trailheads, trail connections and quarter-mile markers. New features also include added photos of actual trails and trailhead signs. With even more interactive capabilities, users can pinpoint exact locations of each trail and learn what city parks and facilities are nearby. Previous map attributes still available include distance, difficulty, estimated time, elevation and more. Information:

  • CORONA - DOS LAGOS ASTRONOMY NIGHTS - The Riverside Astronomical Society will present 2022 Astronomy Nights at the Shops at Dos Lagos, 2780 Cabot Drive (between Taps Fish House and Citrus City Grille). Free viewings will take place (weather permitting) from 7 - 9 p.m. on August 6, September 3 and October 1. Information:

  • GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY STAR PARTIES (LOS ANGELES) - Currently there are no star parties scheduled. Admission to the Observatory grounds and building is also always free (with a fee for shows in the Planetarium). Information: (213) 473-0800 or

  • 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. Advanced reservations are required. See website for details. Information: (626) 821-3222 or

  • TEMECULA - Park Adventures. The Around & About Temecula Park Adventure Series takes you on a virtual tour of all the parks located in the City of Temecula (over 40). Visit every park online, experience the amenities and learn some history or interesting facts along the way. View episodes at the website listed. Information:

  • 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, or

  • VARIOUS LOCATIONS - NATIONAL PARKS - A free or discounted passes are 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 the anniversary of the Great American Outdoor Act on August 4 and for National Public Lands Day on September 24. Information:, or go to "Stores" at


  • CYPRESS. Cypress Senior Center Cinema. Free movies at the Senior Center are shown every Wednesday. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and the movie begins at 12:45 p.m. Please call for weekly movie titles. The Cypress Senior Center is located at 9031 Grindlay Street. Information: (714) 229-2005.

  • DIAMOND BAR. Wednesday Walkers. Join recreation staff in a different park each month for a leisurely and informative walk that opens with light warm-up stretches. Staff will help track your personal progress each week. Enjoy a complimentary snack and water afterwards, and have a chance to learn and ask questions about the city's senior programs and resource. Pre-registration is required. Walks will be in Heritage Park in July, Sycamore Canyon Park in August and Pantera Park in September. Information: (909) 839-7070 or


  • LONG BEACH - KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND (TURN)TABLE. Knights of the Round (Turn)Table is a 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. The September event featured The Who's "Who's Next." October details TBA. Information: (562) 595-0081 or, go to "events."

  • LONG BEACH - VIRTUAL SHAKESPEARE AND FRIENDS ALOUD. "Shakespeare and Friends Aloud." This season of Shakespeare Aloud hosts readings of Shakespeare's plays and covers works of friends and contemporaries like Christopher Marlow, John Fletcher, Thomas Kyd and others. Community members are invited to participate as readers or audience members. Events will take place on Thursdays at 4 p.m. on Zoom. Register via the links on the Carpenter Arts/Arts for Life website. Upcoming readings: September 1 - Merry Wives of Windsor, Act III, Scene II, September 8 - Merry Wives of Windsor, Act IV, Scene V, September 15 - The Tragedy of Othello, Moor of Venice, start, September 22 - No reading, and September 29 - The Tragedy of Othello (continued), Act III, Scene II. For an extra touch, participants can add Shakespeare-themed background images to their Zoom experience. Information: (562) 985-7000 or

  • WEST HOLLYWOOD - FREE THEATRE IN THE PARKS. Free Theatre in the Parks returns to West Hollywood in September with Classical Theatre Lab's "The Romantics," a hilarious 19th century romantic fantasy by Edmond Rosland. Performances will take place at 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in September (September 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25) in Kings Road Park, 1000 N. Kings Road. Admission is free but an RSVP is requested at the Eventbrite link listed. Information: (323) 848-6360, or


  • LOS ANGELES - GRIFFITH PARK - SOUNDWALK. Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK is a free, GPS-enabled work of public art that uses music to illuminate the natural environment of LA's Griffith Park. Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and sound artist Ellen Reid, the experience is guided by the listener: the path you choose dictates the music you hear, and no two visits will be exactly the same. After downloading the free app and putting on headphones, participants can explore the park, triggering musical cells that are carefully crafted to harmonize with the park's landscapes and attractions. Information: or

  • LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - LA Opera 90012 Contest. The LA Opera invites students in grades 7 - 12 to enter to win a free mini-subscription (for the student and a chaperone) to see four opera performances. Entries close September 30 at 5 p.m. Winners and chaperones must be able to attend an online orientation session on October 12 at 7 p.m. and must be able to attend all four operas. See additional information online. Information:

  • LOS ANGELES (MULTIPLE LOCATIONS) - Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations. Los Angeles celebrates Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month from mid-September through October. Find the 2022 guide to events in the Los Angeles area at the website listed. Some events are free, others are paid/ticketed. Information: or


  • LOS ANGELES (SOUTH) - J&J Soulful Steps Classes. Free Soulful Steps classes are offered on Mondays from 4:30 - 7 p.m. at Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Check website for current schedules and additional information. Information: (323) 290-6636 or

  • PASADENA - Group Fitness Classes at Playhouse Village Park. Celebrate the new Playhouse Village Park with free fitness classes. The classes will take place on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. and will be: September 21 - Basecamp Fitness (High Intensity Interval Training) and September 28 - Archetype Yoga Slow Flow (60 Minute Yoga Extravaganza, bring your own mat). Playhouse Village Park is located at 701 E. Union Street. Information:

  • 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 Boardwalk. There also will be classes on Wednesdays in September from 6 - 7 p.m. on the west end of the pier. Information:

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