Wallet-Free Weekend: LA’s No-Cost Culture Guide

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  • Reading at A Noise Within

Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, featuring a lecture from Julia Greer from CalTech.

7pm • Pasadena • Info

  • Talking Orwell at Santa Monica Public Library

“Big Brother is Watching: The Urgency of Orwell’s 1984.” A conversation with Broad Stage dramaturg Jonathan Redding on Headlong Theatre’s new adaptation of 1984, and the continued relevance of the novel in a world of surveillance capabilities even George Orwell could not have imagined.

7:30pm • Santa Monica • Info



  • Gardening at the Los Feliz Library

Feel like growing your green thumb? Not sure what to do in the winter? Trina Calderon presents a hands-on workshop on “Plant & Grow a Winter Veggie Garden.”

6pm • Los Feliz • Info

  • Sustainable, Healthy Living at the Last Bookstore

Priscilla Woolworth discusses her book “Lots Of Love Always,” and how to live a sustainable lifestyle and make healthy choices that also benefit the planet.

7:30pm • Downtown LA • Info



  • Concert of Emerging Artists at Union Station

Music from The Hyperion Duo, with flutist Gina Luciani & harpist Charissa Barger playing classical and original compositions.

4pm • Downtown LA • Info

  • Memoirs of a Guest Star at Book Soup

Fred Stoller discusses his memoir “Maybe We’ll Have You Back: The Life of a Perennial TV Guest Star.” You know him from everything from “Friends,” “Scrubs,” “My Name is Earl.” He was even a writer for Seinfeld.

7pm • West Hollywood • Info

  • Art Opening at La Luz de Jesus

Reception for Mark Gleason’s “Blood & Fire” and Robert Craig’s “Inobvious Epithets.” Gleason explores “the forces that fuel and animate the human, the animal, and the elemental material of the world” and get an up close look at Craig’s hyper-realistic work that features his own blend of paint and more mixed with hand ground marble and presented without stretching or framing for full observation of his creations.

8pm • Los Feliz • Info



  • Craft Lounge at Camera Obscura

Santa Monica’s new art space invites all crafters to drop in with a project and work on it in the company of others. Sewing machines, supplies, and tools available.

11am • Santa Monica • Info

  • Bradbury at the Palms Library

Sam Weller discusses his authorized biography The Bradbury Chronicles:  The Life of Ray Bradbury (2005).

1:30pm • West LA • Info

  • Kids Club Crafts at 7th At Fig

Chinese New Year Dragon Puppet: Make colorful fierce or friendly dragon marionette.

2pm • Downtown LA • Info

  • Documentary at the William Grant Still

Screening of Wilhemina’s War, focusing on the impact of HIV/AIDS among African American women across generations living in the South.

3pm • West Adams • Info



  • Tour of Union Station

Celebrate the Station’s 75th anniversary with a 90-minute tour of the architecture & art, visiting spaces not generally open to the public including the Historic Ticketing Hall and the former Fred Harvey restaurant.

10:30am • Downtown LA • Info

  • Tour of the Alex Theatre

The historic Theatre opens its doors for a backstage tour, with an overview of the venue’s 82-year history, architecture, art, restoration process & current activities & programs.

11am • Glendale • Info

  • World War I at Central Library

A Centenary Perspective: Poet Dana Gioia, historian Jennifer Keene, & John Mangum of the OC Philharmonic Society take a journey through differing artistic responses to war.

2pm • Downtown LA • Info

  • Chamber Music at LACMA

Sundays Live presents chamber music from The Capitol Ensemble. An eclectic range of repertoire from the baroque to the twenty-first century.

6pm • Miracle Mile • Info

  • Bluegrass at Viva Cantina

The Bluegrass Assoc. of So Cal presents an evening with Jeff Scroggins & Colorado. It’s a powerful, high mountain “bluegrass explosion” that features world-class banjo and mandolin playing, incredible vocals, a solid and energetic rhythm and an easy stage banter that has delighted listeners all over the world.

7pm • Burbank • Info


Mandi Moss

Mandi Moss

Mandi's been acting, producing, scenic painting, costume designing and directing in Los Angeles since the early 2000's with a particular interest in new works and creative storytelling. She’s a former member of Theatre of NOTE and a current member of Sacred Fools Theater Company. She’s also a proud professional clown and the Managing Editor of @ This Stage.