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.

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

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  • Photography

American photographer Lloyd Ziff introduces “New York/Los Angeles, Photographs: 1967-2015,” a collection of images of America’s two most interesting cities taken over 40 years.

5pm • Culver City • Info

  • Theatre

Center Theatre Group and SuperCity present a play reading of “Hecho in East L.A.,” by Juan E. Carrillo.

6pm • Stevenson Branch Library • Info

  • Art Walk

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

6pm • Downtown LA • Info

  • Sci-Fi Panel

Vanta M. Black moderates a Sci-fi/Horror author panel.

7pm • La Cañada • Info

  • Poetry

“Celtic Visions & Dreams” Joe Praml reads poetry of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and the Gaelic festival Samhain.

7pm • Beverly Hills • Info

  • Shakespearean Comedy

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” All the Bard in one hilarious evening, as originally created and performed by the Reduced Shakespeare Company.

8pm • Thousand Oaks • Info



  • Movie

Friday Movie Matinees: “Moulin Rouge,” starring Nicole Kidman.

1pm • Pasadena • Info

  • Jazz

Kick back with an evening of open galleries, outdoor bars, and live jazz from Hiroe Sekine.

6pm • LACMA • Info

  • Outdoor Cinema on the Pier

Live music plus a screening of “STAR WARS: The Force Awakens.”

6pm • Santa Monica • Info

  • Symphony Concert

Donald Crockett leads the USC Thornton Symphony in a concert featuring original works by student composers.

7:30pm • USC • Info

  • Documentary

Screening of Nancy Buirski’s 2015 documentary “By Sidney Lumet,” in which the film legend (1924-2011) tells his own story in a never-before-seen interview shot in 2008.

7:30pm • Miracle Mile • Info



  • Dance

Join Alleluia Dance Theater for a participatory sacred dance workshop including non-Western sacred drumming as well as contemporary Christian liturgical dance. RSVP.

9am • Thousand Oaks • Info

  • Chinese Art

Symposium | Alternative Dreams: 17th-Century Chinese Paintings from the Tsao Family Collection – Experts from around the world examine Chinese art and culture of the 17th century. RSVP.

9am • LACMA • Info

  • Art Show

The Beverly Hills Art Show fills 4 garden blocks with acres of art and artists. Fine arts, crafts, live jazz, and a wine and beer garden.

10am • Beverly Hills • Info

  • Latino Writers

Latin American Transponder: 10 LA-based poets read the work of Latin American Poets, seeking to redirect the focus of Christopher Columbus Day so that it properly celebrates the people of Latin America.

2pm • Downtown LA • Info



  • Family Arts

Free art workshops on arts and crafts from world cultures, led by artists. This day, Congo: Ancestral Masks, with Sarah Hage.

10am • Los Feliz • Info

  • Science and Creativity

Opening day for “Experience 25: BRAIN,” which explores the connection between creativity and science, through photographs of Nobel Prize winners by noted photographer Peter Badge. Kids’ art-making, curatorial remarks, scavenger hunts, and more.

10am • El Segundo • Info

  • Underwater Art

Machine Project and Beach=Culture present “Snorkel Dreams: A Machine Project Guide to Art Underwater,” a public art experience. RSVP.

12pm • Santa Monica • Info

  • Choreography Lesson

Choreographer Natasha Norman will teach dance numbers she has choreographed from Sacred Fools Theater’s shows of the past, as well as from their current hit, “Skullduggery”.

1:30pm • Hollywood • Info

  • Concert

The Palisades Symphony, joined by violinist Armen Anassian, plays music of Stravinsky and Brahms.

7:30pm • Pacific Palisades • Info

  • 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 LA • Info


On October 17-30th, for the first time, Santa Monica Playhouse is serving up The BFF: The Binge FREE Festival of THEATRE, which features at least three dozen artists, companies, and performances by local artists — everything from long-form improv to fantasy make-up and stage combat workshops, and family friendly shows like Cinderella. Check their website for details.

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