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

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  • Theater

The Latino Theater Company offers a glimpse of Evelina Fernández’s “Mexican Trilogy: An American Story,”

6 pm • Downtown • Info


  • Opera

Bring a picnic, enjoy the sunset and see “Madama Butterfly,” in a staged production with the Marina del Rey Symphony.

7 pm • Marina del Rey • Info


  • Marionettes

An evening with the beloved Bob Baker Marionettes. Pre-show activities from 5:30 pm.

7 pm • Pasadena • Info


  • Burlesque

A night of burlesque featuring Luiza Comsa’s LA debut of “From Marilyn to Manson.”  RSVP.

9 pm • Hollywood • Info



  • Street Fest

Echo Park Rising is a neighborhood street fest celebrating small businesses, music and the arts, with more than 100 bands on 20 stages, openings and great deals, workshops, and fun for all.

3 pm • Echo Park • Info

  • Theatre

Bring blankets or low chairs for the Independent Shakespeare Co.’s modern take on the bard’s wondrous play, “The Tempest”.

7 pm • Griffith Park •  Info

  • Theatre

Bring blankets (chilly location) and chairs to enjoy Shakespeare-by-the-Sea’s presentation of the great tragedy, “Othello”.

8 pm • San Pedro •  Info


  • Movie

Seaside Cinema presents “Troop Beverly Hills.” Bring seating.

8:15 pm • Redondo Beach • Info



  • Family Theatre

The Actors’ Gang delivers a modern, family-friendly version of a Shakespeare play, with live music and extra fun (check website for title). Bring blanket or chairs.

11 am • Culver City • Info

  • Theatre

Culver City Public Theatre presents Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” Bring chairs or blankets.

2 pm • Culver City • Info

  • Summer Nights

Part food event, part summer party, Chinatown Summer Nights feature public art, a craft fair, workshops, outdoor video, cooking demos, food trucks, photo booth, dancing, and music from KCRW DJs Jason Bentley and Mathieu Schreyer plus guests.

5 pm • Chinatown • Info

  • Theatre

Bring blankets (chilly location) and chairs to enjoy Shakespeare-by-the-Sea’s presentation of the epic action-adventure-fairy-tale-romance, “Cymbeline”.

8 pm • San Pedro •  Info


  • Theatre

Young participants in Seedlings, a development series for playwrights, present readings of their work at Theatricum Botanicum. “Bury Me” by Brynne Frauenhoffer, directed by Miranda Stewart.

11 am • Topanga •  Info

  • Theatre

A reading of Arthur Miller’s iconic “Death of a Salesman,” with a predominantly Asian American cast. Free w/museum admission.

2 pm • Downtown • Info

  • Shakespeare Salon

Librarian John Frank presents “The Tempest by The Book,” a look at book imagery from Prospero’s library to Stephano’s profane offer of a drink to Caliban. Stay for the Independent Shakespeare Co.’s “The Tempest” at 7.

6 pm • Griffith Park • Info

  • Theatre

The innovative Downtown Repertory Theater Company’s Sierra Shakes presents Shakespeare’s beloved comedy, “Twelfth Night”, in the courtyard.

7:30 pm • Sierra Madre • 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.