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

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  • Drawings and algorithmic art at UCLA

Opening reception & conversation with independent algorithmic artist Jean-Pierre Hébert for his exhibition “Quantum Metaphors.”

5pm • UCLA • Info

  • Open Projector Night at the Hammer

The Sklar Brothers host a screening of audience-submitted short films; the crowd cheers them on or boos them off.

7:30pm • Westwood • Info

  • Variety Night at Art Share LA

A variety show with performances from poets, artists, & musicians from the LA area, led by Alan Ishii.

8pm • Downtown • Info



  • Music at Scripps College

The Cornucopia Baroque Ensemble plays chamber music by Handel.

12:15pm • Claremont • Info

  • Movie at the Burbank Library

The Martian with Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, & Kristen Wiig.

2pm • Burbank • Info

  • Warhol Film at CSUN

Screening of Andy Warhol’s films Empire, and Sleep as well as an exhibit of Warhol’s Polaroid collection. Food and fun in conjunction with the current exhibition of Warhol’s photos.

5pm • Northridge • Info

  • Dance at UCLA

“People Watching” World Arts & Cultures/Dance presents a works-in-progress dance concert featuring choreography by Bernard Brown, Casey Brown, Sarah Jacobs, & Darrian O”Reilly.

8pm • UCLA • Info



  • Kung Fu at the Martial Arts Museum

Doug Wong shows off his collection of photos from the earliest days of Kung Fu from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s & talks about the history of the form.

6pm • Burbank • Info

  • Cinema at USC

Movies We Love Presents Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy (1996), followed by a Q&A with Dave Foley, Norm Hiscock, & Bruce McCulloch. RSVP.

7pm • USC • Info

  • Magic at Rio Hondo College

Family Night: See LA’s hottest young magicians in “Rising Stars of The Magic Castle.”

7pm • Whittier • Info

  • Comedy at the Downtown Independent

Screening & audience judging of the latest episodes of Channel 101, Dan Harmon & Rob Schrab’s web-based TV network.

8pm & 10pm • Downtown • Info



  • Mimosa at the Federal Bar

KCRW’s Gary Calamar hosts an intimate, casual, brunch-side acoustic concert from favorite musicians. Today, The Mynabirds + Hillary Bratton.

11am • North Hollywood • Info

  • Black History at CAAM

“Four Black Governors” A closer look into the lives, gubernatorial campaigns, & service of the Black men who were elected or served as governors. RSVP needed.

2pm • Exposition Park • Info

  • Poetry at Beyond Baroque

La Poesia: A monthly bilingual poetry salon, hosted by Antonieta Villamil.

6pm • Venice • Info

  • Concert at UCLA

An evening with the UCLA Percussion Ensemble.

8pm • UCLA • Info

An Interview with CTG’s Sherwood Award Winner, Mat Diafos Sweeney

“I think LA theatre is at its best when it’s reaching across forms and reinventing its relationship to a live audience, and at its worst when it’s trying to fit an existing mold or production model that made sense in New York a century ago. LA is the future- our garden is wilder, vaster, and more diverse so it should be tended differently.”

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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.