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

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  • Movie at the Peninsula Center Library

American Cinema series screens Spielberg’s “Bridge of Spies.”

3pm • Rolling Hills Estates • Info 

  • Rush Hour Concert at the Colburn

Avoid traffic and wind down the day with a glass of wine and the world’s most beautiful music from virtuoso soloists and chamber music ensembles. RSVP.

6pm • Downtown LA • Info

  • Documentary at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Screening of the film “Escaramuza: Riding from the Heart,” about Las Azaleas, a gutsy team of women rodeo riders.

7pm • Downtown LA • Info

  • Theater at JANM

East West Players presents a reading of Robert Kuang’s “The Piano,” in which an Asian-Jewish-American family collides with music, food, and identity crises.

7:30pm • Downtown LA • Info



  •  Film at the West Hollywood Library

Screening of “Liz in September,” based on the classic Lesbian play “Last Summer at Bluefish Cove.” RSVP.

7pm • West Hollywood • Info

  • History Talk at the Huntington

Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Elizabeth Fenn and Alan Taylor engage in a scholarly conversation on the contemporary relevance of historical writings on the American past. RSVP.

7:30pm • San Marino • Info

  • Performance at the Last Bookstore

The Last Book Review blends music, comedy, and storytelling from Shauna McGarry, Chris Redd, Julie Pearson, Eric Dadourian, Lindsay Hicks, and Brad Silnutzer.

8pm • Downtown LA • Info

  • Dance at the Valley Performing Arts Center

Diavolo Dance presents a new piece, “Passengers,” exploring the harmonious yet tumultuous balance between being either passengers, or drivers of our lives. RSVP.

8pm • Northridge • Info



  • Blessing of the Animals on Olvera Street

A spring tradition since 1930, and a celebration of all that animals bring to humanity. Music, exhibits, food, and lots of pets.

12pm • Downtown LA • Info

  • Family Egg Hunt at Los Encinos

Join the traditional Easter Egg Hunt, plus enjoy traditional games, a blacksmith, old-time music, tours of the historic adobe and performers in period costume.

1pm • Encino • Info

  • Music at the Arroyo Seco Library

The USC Thornton Gluck Mo-Triple performs a concert using voice, guitar, & drum.

1pm • Highland Park  • Info



  • Nature Walk at Madrona Marsh

Take a guided walk on the Marsh Preserve to see how living things interact in their habitat & learn the value of wetlands in the urban environment.

10am • Torrance • Info

  • Bluegrass in West Hills

The Bluegrass Assoc. of Southern California hosts a casual jam session – break out your instruments or just listen.

1pm • West Hills • Info

  • Country Music at The Echo

The Grand Ole Echo is Americana and country music, with 5 bands on various stages, Sarah Gayle Meech and more. Free before 6 pm.

3pm • Echo Park • 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.