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

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  • Art Walk

Self-guided tour and open house for 40+ art venues in Downtown LA, incl. commercial galleries, museums, and non-profit spaces.

6pm ● Downtown L.A. ● Info

  • Documentary

“Op-Docs – She Directs” Screening and panel discussion of short documentaries by women filmmakers. RSVP.

7:30pm ● Miracle Mile ● Info



  • “Friday Flights”

An interdisciplinary evening with live music from Chris Cohen and from Andrew Tholl; a choral and dance performance by mecca vazie andrews and Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs with costumes by 69, a poetry from Keith J Varadi; and film from Veggie Cloud.

6pm • Brentwood • Info

  • Swing Dancing

The Pasadena Ballroom Dance Assoc. presents “Swingin’ Under the Stars” with live music from Lil’ Mo and the Dynaflos. Swing Leesson starts at 7, music starts at 7:30

7pm • Pasadena • Info

  • Film Festival

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema screens “Two for the Road” (1967), starring Albert Finney and Audrey Hepburn.

8pm • Pasadena • Info

  • Film Festival

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema screens “Cool Hand Luke” (1967), with the late great Paul Newman.

8:30pm • Pasadena • Info



  • Kids’ Theater

The Culver City Public Theatre presents “Frog Tails,” by Eric Billitzer. Bring chairs or blankets; snacks avail.

12pm • Culver City • Info

  • Poetry

Expressions: Dori Marler and James Maverick host an afternoon with surprise guests, + an open mic. Jil Chrissie, Paul Mabon and Dig Wayne.

3pm • Studio City • Info

  • Art Theater

Tormenta Omnia: Gronk’s iconic muse La Tormenta comes to life in a short bilingual staged theatrical performance written by Froylan Cabuto. Free w/admission.

5pm • Wilshire • Info

  • Concerts on the Green

Tote picnics and lawn chairs for light classics and Broadway show tunes from The West Coast Pops Orchestra. Kids’ activities from 5:30 pm.

6pm • Cypress • Info

  • Film Festival

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema screens “Raising Arizona” (1987), with Nicolas Cage and Holly Hunter.

8:30pm • Pasadena • Info

  • Outdoor Movie

North Hollywood Free Outdoor Summer Movie Series: “Inside Out”. Free popcorn, chairs provided.

8:30pm • North Hollywood • Info

  • Film Festival

Old Pasadena Summer Cinema screens George Lucas’s beloved classic “American Graffiti” (1973), with Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, Harrison Ford, and Cindy Williams. Come at 7 pm for music, food, and a costume contest.

8:30pm • Pasadena • Info



  • Western Music

Grab your guitar, fiddle, spoons, or bass, and jam with members of the Western Music Association at The Autry. Free w/admission.

1pm • Griffith Park • Info

  • Shakespeare Workshop

For families: Players in the Park is a high-energy introduction to the theater with games, readings, and costumes. Stay for the play at 7 pm. RSVP.

5pm • Griffith Park • Info

  • Concert

Space Oddity is “the ultimate David Bowie experience” by David Brighton.

5pm • Playa Vista • Info

  • Live Music

Sunday Soirée presents all-female Mariachi trio La Victoria.

7:30pm • Downtown L.A. • Info

  • Brewery Storytelling

Two Truths and A Lie – Storytelling with a twist, from Erick Barrientos, Cate Campbell, Samuel Stewart Hunter, Claire Kaplan, Adrian Lopez, and Tiger Moon.

8pm • Downtown L.A. • Info

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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.