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As an "extra" for site visitors, this page lists a
few other things you can do, get or see for free this summer. The lists include everything from free movies and museum days to car shows and birthday treats. The page also incorporates the same type of information as found in the site's Twitter postings during
the rest of the year. (Twitter and Facebook postings also
can be viewed on the News page.) Some events/activities may be open only to residents of certain cities; others are open to the
general public. Check with the sponsoring venue if you are unsure. The list below is a dynamic list; it is updated over the course of the summer as information
is received. Input from visitors is welcome, too! (Latest Update: September 24)
Click on a category below to go directly to an "Extras" section, or continue scrolling down the page.
ART WALKS/ART OPEN HOUSES
FROM TOTS TO TEENS AND FAMILIES
HAPPY BIRTHDAY !
MISC. FREE PRODUCTS, SERVICES, AND WEB OFFERS
ART WALKS/ART OPEN
The following is a partial listing of art walks. It is recommended that you confirm the availability of all events prior to attending since days and times may change periodically.
ANAHEIM - Downtown Anaheim ArtCrawl Experience. This event takes place quarterly on the second Saturday of the month from 5 - 8 p.m. The progressive art walk
will begin at the Downtown Anaheim Community Center, 250 Center Street. The next event will take place in November. Information: (714) 956-3586 or
www.downtownanaheim.com, go to "Events" or "ArtCrawl Experience."
CLAREMONT - Art After Hours at Pomona College Museum of Art.
The event takes place most Thursdays at the Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Avenue, from 5 - 11 p.m. May include entertainment,
special exhibits, student presentations or other programs, and the event is usually during the school year. Information: (909) 621-8283 or www.collegescalendar.org
COSTA MESA - SOBECA District Art Walk. The first SOBECA District ArtWalk takes place on every last Tuesday of the
month from 6 - 10 p.m. The SOBECA District Artwalk will include The Lab and The Artery at The Lab, 2930 Bristol, The Camp, 2937 Bristol, Memphis at 2920 Bristol, and the SOLO Building, 765 Baker. Information:
COVINA - First Saturday Citrus Art Walk. The new First Saturday Citrus ArtWalk will take place on the first Saturday of each month from 3 - 7 p.m. on Citrus Avenue in
downtown Covina. There will be art displays and a variety of dance/music performances. Information: www.covinaca.gov
FULLERTON - First Friday Art Walk.
Every first Friday of the month from 6 - 9 p.m. in Downtown Fullerton. Art events and exhibition openings; map available
on website. Information: (714) 879-1993 or http://www.fullertonartwalk.com
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Third Wednesdays Art Walk. ArtWalk will take place every third Wednesday of the month from 6 - 9 p.m. in downtown Huntington Beach on Main Street,
Fifth Street and a number of individual locations. Maps will be available at each art stop. Information: (714) 536-8300 or http://www.hbdowntown.com
LAGUNA BEACH - First Thursdays Art Walk.
Every first Thursday of the month from 6 - 9 p.m. in downtown Laguna. Information: (949) 683-6871 or http://www.firstthursdaysartwalk.com
LONG BEACH - Second Saturday Art Walk in the East Village Arts District.
Every second Saturday of the month from 4 - 10 p.m. Art, street performances, and music in the East Village Arts District area,
Linden Ave., 1st Street, Broadway, Elm. Information: (562) 682-9735 or http://www.artwalklb.com
LONG BEACH (BIXBY KNOLLS) - First Fridays on Atlantic Avenue. Art, a variety of entertainment and other exhibits
along Atlantic Avenue in Bixby Knolls on the first Friday of each month. Information: (562) 595-0081 or www.firstfridayslongbeach.com
LONG BEACH - 3rd Thursday Artwalk at Shoreline Village. Shoreline Village, 423 Shoreline Village Drive, holds an artwalk every third Thursday of the month from
5 - 9 p.m. The event includes art, music, and food and drink specials at participating restaurants. Information: (562) 437-3734 or www.shorelinevillage.com
LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN) - Downtown L.A.
Artwalk. Every second Thursday of the month from noon - 9 p.m.
Information: (213) 624-6212 or www.downtownartwalk.com
LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - Leimert Park Village Art Walk. The Leimert Park Village Art Walk takes place every last Sunday of the
month along the streets of 43rd Place and Degnan Boulevard from 2 - 8 p.m. Local cultural spaces, art studios and storefronts will host art exhibits, spoken word and music programs, children's activities and more.
LOS ANGELES (MID-WILSHIRE/MUSEUM DISTRICT) - Miracle Mile Art Walk. More than 40 galleries and museums hold the ArtWalk four times a year. See website for quarterly
details. Information: (323) 651-3512, www.miraclemileartwalk.com or
LOS ANGELES (NORTHEAST) - Northeast Los Angeles (NELA) Artwalk. Every second Saturday of the month in the Highland Park
area of Northeast Los Angeles from 7 - 10 p.m. Information: www.nelaart.org
LOS ANGELES (WEST) - Annenberg Space For Photography. Not an artwalk, but regular exhibits, lectures and slide shows in a space "dedicated to exhibiting digital and
print photography in an intimate environment." Located at 2000 Avenue of the Stars in Century City. Current exhibit through the summer is on country music. Information: (213) 403-3000 or
ONTARIO - Ontario Emporia Arts District ArtWalk and Studio Tour. The ArtWalk and Studio Tour takes place the third Saturday of every other month from 6 - 10 p.m. at
211 - 223 Emporia Street and 119 W. Transit Street in Ontario. No information yet on upcoming dates. Information: (909) 437-6962
POMONA - Metro Pomona Art Walk. Music, food and art every second Saturday of the month in the Pomona Arts
Colony off Garey Avenue between Holt and Mission Boulevard. Hours are from 6 - 9 p.m. Information: (909) 261-5004 or www.metropomona.com
RIVERSIDE - First Thursdays Arts Walk. Arts Walk is from 6 - 9 p.m. in the downtown Riverside area; includes Riverside Museum.
Information: (951) 682-6737, (951) 826-5273, www.riversideculturalconsortium.org or
SAN CLEMENTE - Village Art Fair. First Sunday of the month from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. along Avenida Del Mar. Information: (949) 218-5378 or
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Second Saturday Art Fair. Over 50 juried fine artists, craftsmen and musicians along the sidewalks of downtown SJC from the Mission to Los Rios
Street, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Information: (949) 493-4700 or www.sjcartfair.org
SANTA ANA - Downtown Santa Ana Artists
Village Open House. Every first Saturday of the month from 7 - 10
p.m., Second and Broadway area. Exhibits and occasional performances vary from
month to month. Information: (714) 564-5625, www.aplaceforart.org
SANTA ANA - Santiago Art District ArtWalk. Artwalks are on the third Saturday of the month beginning at 7 p.m. in the Santiago Art District at Santiago Street Lofts, Santa Ana Boulevard between
Santiago Street and Poinsettia Street. Parking at Santa Ana Train Depot.
SAN PEDRO - First Thursday ArtWalk. On the first Thursday of each month, open galleries and studios, street vendors and entertainment in the downtown San
Pedro arts district. Event is from 5 - 9 p.m. in downtown San Pedro between 4th and 8th Streets. Information:
TEMECULA - First Friday Art Showcases. First Friday programs in 2017 will take place on Aug. 4, Sept. 1, Oct. 6 and Nov. 3. Artist meet and greet from 6 - 7 p.m., plus display of featured
artist works at The Merc, 42051 Main Street, and Art Off the Walls from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Temecula Civic Center, 41000 Main Street. Information: (951) 694-6480 or www.temeculaca.gov
UPLAND - Artists on "A" Street. Over 20 different types of art for show and sale every last Saturday of the month at the corner of
"A" Street and 3rd Avenue. No time listed. Information: (909) 931-4100, (909) 204-4465 or www.ci.upland.ca.us
VENICE - Venice Art Crawl. The Venice Art Crawl takes place quarterly on the third Thursday of month from 6 - 10 p.m. at locations north and south of Windward Avenue. Visit site for
current locations and upcoming dates. Information: www.veniceartcrawl.com.
If your city has a monthly or regularly-scheduled arts open
house/art walk you'd like listed, please send an
e-mail message to the site using the link at the bottom of the page. Information will be
posted as it is received!
REDONDO BEACH - 14th Annual Rods, Rides and Relics. The Rods, Rides & Relics classic car show will take place from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on September 24 on the Redondo
Several area Farmers Markets have weekly entertainment, though not always music. Markets with occasional entertainment
or for which no published band schedule has been located will be listed here. If a schedule is forwarded, the concerts will be listed in the regular concert listings portion of the
BUENA PARK - Local Harvest Farmers Market. The farmer's market takes place every Saturday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Buena Park Downtown, La Palma/Stanton. The market includes
farm fresh fruits and vegetables, handmade and unique items and live entertainment. Information: (562) 449-9299 or
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Surf City Nights. Event is from 5 - 9 p.m. on Tuesdays on Main Street (between
Pacific Coast Highway and Orange Avenue). There will be street entertainers/live performances, an organic farmers market, food booths, activities
for children, sidewalk sales by area merchants and more. Free parking for two hours in the Main Promenade parking structure between 4 and 8:30
p.m. Information: (714) 841-3034 or www.hbdowntown.com.
SAN DIMAS - San Dimas Farmers Market. The farmers market takes place on Wednesdays from 4 - 8:30 p.m. along Bonita Avenue (142 E. Bonita) in downtown San Dimas. Entertainment and
additional entertainment with weekly city concert series. Information: (909) 581-4744 or
SANTA MONICA - Santa Monica Sunday Farmers Market. The Sunday Farmers Market takes place from
9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Main Street/Ocean Park. Music is from about 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Information: (310) 458-8712, (310) 458-8411,
FROM TOTS TO TEENS AND FAMILIES
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS - Mall/Shopping Center Kids' Clubs. Many local malls shopping centers have weekly or monthly
programs for children. The programs are usually during the week, last a half hour to an hour, and offer either a variety of entertainment or craft activities. Check your local mall events page
for further information.
RIVERSIDE - Discovery Days at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum. Discovery Days programs are designed for children ages 10 and under and take place every third Wednesday
of the month from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Programs include hands-on activities, live plants and animals and animal experts. The museum is located at
3580 Mission Inn Avenue at Orange. Information: (951) 826-5273 or www.riversideca.gov/museum.
Having a birthday soon? Why not celebrate? Many organizations offer free food or other goods on your birthday if you give them an e-mail address/join their
e-clubs. Examples of some available offers are listed below. Be sure to read all the details/conditions on the company/organization's website before agreeing to any offers. Offers may change periodically
ACAPULCO RESTAURANTS - Free guacamole now, free entree on your birthday when you sign up for the Acapulco e-mail club. Information:
BASKIN ROBBINS - Free ice cream on your birthday at Baskin Robbins when you sign up on their
website. Information: www.baskinrobbins.com.
BENIHANA RESTAURANTS - Birthday Dinner Offer. Sign up for Benihana's "Chef's Table" newsletter with an e-mail address, get a certificate for $30 free toward
your birthday dinner. Policies for the offer have changed recently in that your offer is only good if other paying customers are dining with you; check website for most current information.
BJS RESTAURANTS - Get a free Pizookie dessert on your birthday at BJs Restaurants when you join their e-club. Information:
BOOMERS PARKS - Get a free unlimited 4-hour play pass good on all attractions when you join the Boomers discount club. The pass is good on any day during your birthday month. Go to the website,
pick a location, and enroll online. Information: www.boomersparks.com.
CINNABON - Sign up for Cinnabon's e-mail list and get a free Minibon now plus an iced coffee on your birthday. Information:
DEL TACO - Get two free chicken soft tacos now plus a birthday shake for joining the Del Taco Raving Fan eClub. Information:
EL TORITO RESTAURANTS - Free guacamole now, free entree on your birthday when you sign up for the El Torito e-mail club. Free birthday
meal no longer advertised, so you'll have to wait until your birthday to see if a free entree coupon arrives. Information:
FAMOUS DAVES - Get a free burger or sandwich on your birthday when you sign up for the P.I.G. (Pretty Important Guest) e-mail club. Information:
www.famousdaves.com or www.facebook.com/famousdaves.
FARRELL'S ICE CREAM PARLOR - Sign up for Farrells Fan Club e-mail and receive a free small sundae on your
birthday. Information: www.farrellsusa.com.
GOLDEN SPOON YOGURT - Get a free frozen yogurt on your birthday when you sign up for Golden Spoon Yogurt's G Club. Information:
HOOTERS - Join Hooters Hoot Club, get special e-mail offers and a free entree (up to $7.99 value) on your birthday. Information:
JERSEY MIKE'S - Join Jersey Mike's e-mail club, get special e-mail offers and a free sub and a 22 oz. drink on your birthday. Information:
PANERA - A "My Panera Rewards" card can be picked up at any location, or sign up online for the program. Free pastry on your birthday. Information:
RA SUSHI - Sign up for RA Sushi's "The Hook Up" e-mails and get a certificate worth $20 during your birthday
month. Information: www.rasushi.com.
RED ROBIN RESTAURANTS - Free burger on your birthday. Stop in any Red Robin and pick up a Red Royalty card, then register the card online. Information:
RUBIOS - Rubios offers a free taco upon sign-up to their Beach Club e-mail, plus a free birthday meal. Also news on free products testings, other
events. Information: www.rubios.com.
SAN MANUEL CASINO - Go to San Manuel on your birthday and get a $10 food credit and a chance to spin the wheel for up to $100 in free slot play (but also can be $5).
Club Serrano membership required, but membership is free. Information: www.sanmanuel.com.
SCHLOTZSKY'S DELI - Free small sandwich or 8" pizza on your birthday when you sign up for their e-club. Information:
SONIC DRIVE IN - Sonic will give you a choice of one of three items for your birthday. Sign up on website for Sonic Cruisers
e-club. Information: www.sonicdrivein.com.
SPRINKLES CUPCAKES BIRTHDAY CLUB - Sign up online for Sprinkles Birthday Club and get a free cupcake on your birthday. Information:
TGI FRIDAYS - Free dessert or appetizer now plus free line pass; free birthday treat when you join TGI Friday's "Give Me More Stripes."
"ALOUD" AT THE LOS ANGELES CENTRAL LIBRARY - Lecture series. Most programs begin at 7 p.m. in the Central
Library's Mark Taper Auditorium. Wide variety of topics. Reservations required. New September listings are now available. Information: (213) 228-7025, www.lfla.org or www.aloudla.org.
"DISTINCTIVE VOICES AT THE BECKMAN CENTER" AT UC IRVINE - Insights on Science, Technology and Medicine lectures. Events usually run September through
June. Lectures are at 7 p.m. in the Beckman Center on the UCI campus and open to the public. Programs are by reservation only and fill up quickly. Visit the website listed
and join the e-mail list to receive notices for each session and invitations to register online. Seating is limited. Information: (949) 721-2266 or
"IRIS NIGHTS" LECTURE SERIES AND OTHER EVENTS AT THE ANNENBERG SPACE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY. - Photography-related lectures and events. Thursday night IRIS Lectures, Slide Shows and other
events are at the Annenberg Space for Photography, 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Century City. Reservations recommended. Information: (213) 403-3000 or
LA OPERA "OPERA TALKS." "Opera Talks" are 50-minute interactive presentations led by members of LA Opera's speakers bureau. The talks take place monthly at a number of
Los Angeles County libraries. Visit the LA Opera website for current schedules; talks usually take place from September through June. Information: (213) 972-3157 or
www.laopera.com, go to "Community."
September "Opera Talks" The talks take place monthly at a number of
Los Angeles County libraries, and upcoming dates are listed here. Phone numbers included are for the library in which the lecture takes place. September 2 - Torrance Public Library at 6:30 p.m. September 16 - Santa Monica Main Library at 3 p.m. Topic: Carmen, (310) 458-8600;
September 16 - Bell Library at 3:30 p.m. Topic: Carmen, (323) 560-2149; September 18 - Burbank Central Library at 7 p.m. Topic: Carmen, (818) 238-5600; September 23 - Cypress Library at 2:30 p.m. Topic: Carmen, (714) 826-0350;
September 28 - Westwood Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. Topic: The Pearl Fishers, (310) 474-1739. Information: (213) 972-3157 or www.laopera.org, go to "Community."
LAMPS PLUS FREE WORKSHOPS - Lamps Plus offers a variety of free 1-hour workshops throughout Southern California (Basic lighting, room makeovers, etc.). Register online by visiting the Lamps Plus website. Scroll to the bottom of
the home page and click "Workshops." Participants will also receive a $20-off coupon for Lamps Plus merchandise. Information: www.lampsplus.com.
MUZEO ANAHEIM - MUZEO in Anaheim offers two monthly lecture series. The first, Lunch and Learn, features a variety of speakers on topics of general interest. The monthly Open Book series features local authors speaking about their books. RSVP required for some events. Check website "event" section for upcoming dates. Muzeo is located at 241 S. Anaheim Boulevard. Information: (714) 956-8936 or www.muzeo.org.
WILLIAMS-SONOMA - Williams-Sonoma offers a variety of classes in cooking techniques and junior chef sessions. No set time; check website listed for most current
information. Information: http://blog.williams-sonoma.com/cat/learn/classes-events/.
ZOCALO PUBLIC SQUARE LECTURE SERIES - Series of public lectures in a variety of locations throughout the Los Angeles area and on a variety of topics. Reservations
are required for most events. Information: www.zocalopublicsquare.org.
CITY AND COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY PERFORMANCES AND PROGRAMS - Most libraries throughout Southern
California offer patrons a wide variety of free performances, workshops and other events/activities. Some are geared toward adults, and others are special programs for teens or
children. This summer many libraries are focusing summer programming around the theme "Read to the Rhythm," so there are many more programs with music-related themes. It is recommended that you check your
local library website often for the best and most current information. In addition to individual city libraries, some Southern California library system links include:
Los Angeles County Library System - www.colapublib.org
Los Angeles Public Library - www.lapl.org
Orange County Public Libraries - www.ocpl.org
Riverside County Libraries - www.riverside.lib.ca.us
San Bernardino County Libraries - www.sbcounty.gov/library/home
City Libraries: For individual city libraries which are not part of a library system, check directly with your local library.
LA OPERA "OPERA TALKS" -
The LA Opera talks offers one-hour talks at various Los Angeles public libraries during the year. See the "Lectures" section above.
MISC. FREE PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND WEB OFFERS
Many local and national companies and organizations provide special free offers during the year. Some are open to all; some
are open only to specific audiences. Check for availability. Most, but not all, require some type of online registration or submitting an e-mail address to qualify. Read all details/conditions of offers before accepting, as offers may change
periodically without notice. Some of the recently-available offers/products/services include:
BEN AND JERRYS - Free scoop of ice cream when you join Ben and Jerry's "Chunk Mail" online. See site for store locations. Also, follow Ben and Jerrys on Twitter
to find our where their Scoop Truck will be dishing up free ice cream treats. Information: www.benjerry.com.
BRUEGGERS BAGELS - Get a free bagel with cream cheese, plus a birthday treat, when you sign up for the e-mail newsletter at Brueggers Bagels.
BUCCA DI BEPPO - The Italian restaurants offer a free pasta on your next visit plus other special offers for joining their e-mail club.
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN - Enroll in CPK's Pizza Dough Rewards and get a free small plate now, plus a birthday
treat. Information: www.cpk.com/pizzadough.
DENTAL CARE - Dentistry from the Heart provides free dental care for those in need at specific locations on specific days. Some events take place
locally. See website for location and other information. Information: www.dentistryfromtheheart.org.
DER WIENERSCHNITZEL - Get a free original chili dog from Der Wienerschnitzel when you sign up for their
Wiener Lover's Club. Information: www.wienerschnitzel.com.
FREECYCLE.ORG - The Freecycle Network is a grassroots/nonprofit movement of people in local communities giving/getting stuff for
free. Information: www.freecycle.org.
GODIVA CHOCOLATES - Get a free piece of Godiva Chocolate every month when you sign up for their
Rewards Club. Information: www.godiva.com.
IHOP - Get a free meal now, plus one on your birthday, plus another on your first anniversary of joining IHOP's Pancake Revolution. Sign up
online. Information: www.ihop.com/pancake-revolution.
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT) - Take MIT courses from home. Over 1900 courses are offered through the web in their
open university program. No registration is required. Information:
OPERATION SAUCE DROP - Free gift box of specialty sauces to U.S. military with an APO or FPO address. See details at "Operation Sauce
Drop" on website. Information: www.carolinasauce.com.
POLLY'S PIES - Get a free slice of pie plus cup of coffee for joining Polly's e-mail club. Information:
SEA WORLD - Admission to Sea World is free for active military and up to three dependents. Registration is
required; see details on website. Information: www.herosalute.com or
Some of the most popular free summer programs are the free outdoor summer movies offered by many cities or organizations. Most of the city-sponsored movies are "G" or "PG" rated family
films. Remaining films include:
LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - Outside the Box (Office). Outside the Box (Office) is USC's weekly showcase of international, documentary and independent cinema. All screenings are free of charge and open to the
public, unless otherwise noted. All screenings are overbooked to ensure capacity. See list of upcoming films and use links for reservations by visiting the website listed. To subscribe to the mailing list, e-mail the word "subscribe" to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Information: http://cinema.usc.edu/events/event.cfm?id=19084.
LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICINITY) - Flix at FIG Screenings at FigAt7th. Wednesday movie nights continue every 3rd Wednesday of the month. The next screening on October 18 will be
"Beetlejuice." DJ/Happy Hour at 6 p.m. and movie screening at 7:30 p.m. Also, see the concert listings for "UnSilent Cinema," classic silent films brought to life with modern scores performed live on the plaza, September 28 and 29. FigAt7th is located
at 735 S. Figueroa Street. Information: (213) 955-7170 or www.figat7th.com.
SAN PEDRO - Movies Under the Guns on the Battleship Iowa. Films screen at the times listed on the deck of the Battleship Iowa and will continue in October. Next film is "Hocus Pocus" on
October 27 at 7 p.m. There will be a trick-or-treat for children in costume ages 13 or younger at 5:30 p.m. Seating is on a first-come basis and limited to 450 people. Bring chairs; no outside food allowed. The Battleship Iowa is located at 250 S. Harbor Boulevard. Information: (877) 446-9261 or www.pacificbattleship.com.
SANTA MONICA - Front Porch Cinema at the Santa Monica Pier. Front Porch Cinema returns to the Santa Monica Pier on Fridays from September 29 - October 27. Films will be: September 29 - La La Land, October 6 - Princess Bride,
October 13 - Hidden Figures, October 20 - Beauty and the Beast, and October 27 - Rogue Elements, a bonus screening presented by REI. Doors open/music at 6 p.m., and films screen at 7:30 p.m. Information: www.santamonicapier.org/frontporchcinema.
The following is a partial listing of free museum days. It is recommended that you confirm the availability of all events/open days prior to visiting the museum since free entry days and times may change periodically.
BOWERS MUSEUM - First Sunday of the month - family programs are generally from
about 12:30 - 3 p.m. (see concert pages). Museum address is 2002 N. Main Street in Santa Ana. Please note: museum admission is no longer free during the first Sunday programs. Information: (714) 567-3100 or
BROAD MUSEUM - The Broad is LA's new contemporary art museum. It is located in downtown Los Angeles on Grand Avenue next to the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The museum is closed on Monday; hours vary on other days of the week. Advanced tickets may be reserved online,
or there is an onsite standby line each day for admission on a first-come basis. See website for additional details. Information: (213) 232-6250 or
CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM - Target Sundays are every second Sunday of the month. Hours are 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Live programs
generally begin about 1 p.m. General admission to the museum is also free. Museum address is 600 State Drive in Exposition Park (Los Angeles Coliseum area). Information: (213) 744-2132, (213) 744-7432 or www.caamuseum.org
CALIFORNIA SCIENCE CENTER - There is free admission to all permanent exhibition galleries at the California Science Center (excludes IMAX and special exhibits). The museum address is 700 Exposition Park
Drive (Los Angeles Colisum area). Information: (323) 724-3623 or
CHINO YOUTH MUSEUM - The Chino Youth Museum offers Free First Friday programs from 3 - 5 p.m. Programs include art projects, snacks, time to explore the museum,
exhibits and entertainment. Also for July, first 1000 people at Museum get in free. The museum is located at 13191 6th Street in Chino, one block north of the Chino Transit Center. Information: (909) 464-0499.
FIRE STATION/MUSEUM OPEN HOUSES - Two area historical fire stations offer free tours on Saturdays. In San Pedro, Old Fire Station 36 (located at 638 Beacon Street) is open from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. In
Hollywood, Old Fire Station 27 is open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Both offer a variety of artifacts and exhibits. Information: (323) 464-2727 or www.lafdmuseum.org.
THE GETTY CENTER - Free admission;
parking is $15, but $10 after 5 p.m. The museum does not require parking reservations. Off
the 405 Freeway at Getty Center Drive. There are a variety of art-related and storytelling activities for children and families, free programs, lectures and movies, and more. See the museum's calendar for
listing of events and programs. Information: (310)
440-7300 or www.getty.edu
GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY - There is no admission charge to enter the observatory, but a fee for planetarium shows. Monthly public star parties offer the public a chance to try out
telescopes and talk with amateur astronomers from 2 - 9:45 p.m. Check for upcoming star party dates. Information: (213) 473-0800 or
HOMESTEAD MUSEUM - Free admissions and programs like behind-the-Scenes tours and children's storytelling hours. Some programs require reservations. The museum
is at 15415 East Don Julian Road in the City of Industry. Information: (626) 968-8492 or www.homesteadmuseum.org.
HUNTINGTON LIBRARY, ART COLLECTIONS AND BOTANICAL GARDENS - Free admission the first Thursday of every month. Tickets are
required and reservations become available on the first date of the month prior to the visit (i.e. reservations for the first Thursday in August become available
starting July 1). Reservations for free days fill up quickly. Also, check monthly schedules for free lectures and other
presentations. Information: (626) 405-2100 or www.huntington.org
THE IRVINE MUSEUM OF ART - The Irvine
Museum of Art is a small OC museum dedicated to the preservation and
display of California art of the Impressionist period (1890 - 1930).
18881 Von Karman Street, Irvine, Ground Level. Admission policy had changed; admission is free now only for seniors, students and children. Information: (714)
476-2565 or http://www.irvinemuseum.org/
LA HABRA CHILDREN'S MUSEUM - The Children's Museum at La Habra offers free admission on the first Saturday of each month for the Target
Free Saturdays program. Check website for upcoming dates. Information: (562) 905-9793 or
LONG BEACH MUSEUM OF ART - Admission to the Long Beach
Museum of Art is free every Friday. Museum address is 2300 East Ocean Boulevard. Information: (562) 439-2119 or www.lbma.org
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART (LACMA)
- Admission to the museum's regular exhibits is free every second Tuesday of the month and to LA County residents with ID
after 5 p.m., 5905 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles. A schedule of Target Free Holiday Mondays can also be found on the museum website, as well as information on other free lectures
and performances. Information: (323) 857-6000 or www.lacma.org
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS - BANK OF AMERICA "MUSEUMS ON US" PROGRAM
- Over 70 museums nationwide are now offering free
admission on the first weekend of every month for anyone showing a Bank of America check, ATM or credit card. Visit website for list of museums. Information:
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (MOCA). Admission to the Museum of Contemporary Art is free on Thursdays from
5 - 8 p.m., 250 S. Grand Avenue. Information: www.moca.org.
THE MUSEUM OF LATIN AMERICAN ART - LONG BEACH Free Target Sundays programs include special activities each month with a variety of family-oriented art workshops and/or music. Address is 628
Alamitos Avenue. Information: (562) 437-1689 or www.molaa.org/
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM - The Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Boulevard at Exposition Park in the downtown Los Angeles/USC campus
vicinity, offers free museum admission every first Tuesday of the month. Information: (213) 763-3466 or www.nhm.org
NORTON SIMON MUSEUM - The Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, offers free admission from 6 - 9 p.m. on every first Friday of the month.
Information: (626) 449-6840 or www.nortonsimon.org
ONTARIO MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND ART - The Museum is located in the Historic Old City Hall Building, 225 South Euclid. Hours are noon - 4 p.m., Wednesday through
Sunday, and admission is free. Also a variety of art and public programs. Information: (909) 983-3198 or www.ci.ontario.ca.us
ORANGE COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART - The Orange County Museum of Art offers free admission on Fridays. There also are Target Free Second Saturday programs with free admission and family-friendly
activities. The Museum is located at 850 San Clemente Drive near the Fashion Island shopping center. Information: (949) 759-1122 or
PAGE MUSEUM AT THE LA BREA TAR PITS - The Page Museum allows visitors to watch fossil excavation and assembly and has interactive displays of the Tar Pits and
Southern California during the Ice Age. Free admission day is the first Tuesday of the month (except July and August). The museum is located at 5801 Wilshire Blvd. Information: (323) 934-7243 or
SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER - The Skirball Cultural Center is open with free admission every Thursday, and also a variety of both
free and fee performances and activities. Includes Passport Screenings of films one Saturday per month. The Center is located off the 405 Freeway at the
Skirball Drive exit. Information: (310) 440-4500 or www.skirball.org
SOUTHWEST MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN - The Southwest Museum of the American Indian, part of the Autry Museum system, is open to the public from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m on Saturdays. The
Museum is located in the Mt. Washington area at 234 Museum Drive. Information: (323) 667-2000 or www.theautry.org
UCLA FOWLER MUSEUM - The museum regularly offers free admission and a variety of free music, film and art-related programs. The Fowler Museum is located
on the UCLA campus. Information: (310) 825-4361 or http://www.fowler.ucla.edu
UCLA HAMMER MUSEUM The museum offers a wide selection of lectures, poetry readings, music and other programs and performances. See the event calendar on museum website for a full
schedule of events. 10899 Wilshire Boulevard at Westwood. Information: (310) 443-7000 or http://www.hammer.ucla.edu
BOLSA CHICA WETLANDS TOURS (HUNTINGTON BEACH) - Free Bolsa Chica Wetlands tours every first Saturday of the month. Tours depart every 15 minutes from 9 - 10 a.m. No
reservations required. Meet at the south lot of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, across the street from the main entrance to Bolsa Chica State Beach. Information: (714) 840-1575 or
GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY STAR PARTIES (LOS ANGELES) - Look through a large variety of telescopes to view stars, moon and planets, and talk to amateur
astronomers. Monthly free star party events take place from 2 - 9:45 p.m. This summer's star parties will be on June 3, July 29, August 26 and September 30. Admission to the Observatory grounds and building is also always free (with a fee for
shows in the Planetarium). Information: (213) 473-0800 or www.griffithobservatory.org
IRVINE RANCH CONSERVANCY ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS - The Irvine Ranch Conservatory and the City of Irvine offer a variety of free hiking, mountain biking, and interpretive programs as well as wilderness access days in Bommer Canyon,
Hicks Canyon, Quail Hill Trail Head and other areas. Though many are free, advance registration is required. Register at website listed. Information: (949) 724-6610 or
LOS ANGELES ARBORETUM - The Los Angeles Arboretum, 301 N. Baldwin Avenue in Arcadia, offers free admission every third Tuesday of the month. Trams are not available on
this day. See website for details. Information: (626) 821-3222 or www.arboretum.org
ROGERS GARDENS, COSTA MESA - Free weekend gardening lectures most months. Ongoing; variety of topics. Information: (949) 640-5800 or
TORRANCE/MADRONA MARSH PROGRAMS - Nature Walks are every fourth weekend of the month on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. - noon. Explore the preserve with a trained docent. Also Audobon Bird Walks every 4th Saturday of the month at 8:30 a.m., plus
special lectures, classes, habitat restoration opportunities and more. The Madrona Marsh Nature Center is located at 3201 Plaza Del Amo. Information: (310) 782-3989,
www.torraceca.gov or www.friendsofmadronamarsh.com
VARIOUS LOCATIONS - NATIONAL PARKS - A free annual pass is available from the National Parks System to all active duty military personnel with proper identification (CAC Card or DD Form 1173). The pass admits owners and accompanying
passengers in a private non-commercial vehicle at per vehicle fee areas, or the pass owner and up to three additional adults at sites that charge per person. Information:
www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm, or go to "Stores" at
LA COUNTY FAIR - Senior Wednesdays - The LA County Fair in Pomona will take place from September 1 - 24. Admission is free on Wednesdays from noon - 3 p.m. for seniors
ages 60+. No coupon is required, but proper ID is. Information: (909) 623-3111 or http://www.lacountyfair.com.
LA MIRADA - At The Movies - A program for older adults with movie screenings at 12:30 on Thursdays in the La Mirada
Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Boulevard. Free popcorn served. Also, free weekly open play card games, at La Mirada Activity Center. Information: (562) 902-3160 or http://www.cityoflamirada.org.
VETERANS STORYTELLING PROJECT - VOICES. VOICES is an opportunity for veterans to explore their creativity by sharing the stories that have shaped their lives. Free writing workshops led by theater artist
Dave Barton will take place on Sept. 13, 20 and 27, and October 4, 11 and 18 at 6 p.m. at Heroes Hall at the OC Fair and Event Center (OC Fairgrounds). There will be a public reading of the stories on October
20 at 6 p.m. (Not suitable for children) Veterans of all wars and military branches, with or without combat experience, are welcome. Information: (714) 598-7406 or www.artsoc.org.
HUNTINGTON BEACH - Breitling Huntington Beach Air Show - The Breitling Huntington Beach Air Show will take place September 29 - October 1 over the water in Huntington
Beach in the area between the pier and Magnolia, with the center being across from the Hilton. Friday is a practice day and Saturday and Sunday are show days with flights between noon and 4 p.m. Seating is your own seating on the
beach. Traffic is expected to be heavy those days, and beach parking will increase to $30. A complimentary shuttle will be available at 13 stops throughout the city. See website for full information. Information: http://www.hbairshow.com (show) and www.surfcityusa.com/shuttle (shuttle).
IRVINE - Activities at the Orange County Great Park. - The Orange County Great Park offers movies, garden workshops, lectures, concerts and
a variety of activities on an ongoing basis. Movies will be listed above; see website calendar for
other information. The OCGP is located off the 5 Freeway at the Sand Canyon exit.
Information: (949) 724-7404 or www.ocgp.org.
LONG BEACH - Long Beach Sea Festival. Variety of events through the end of August include sports competitions, concerts (will be included in listings), festivals and more. Some events free, others fee. Visit
website(s) for a full list of activities. Information: (562) 426-7670, www.100daysofsummer.org or
www.longbeachseafestival.com, and (562) 434-1542 or
SANTA MONICA - Beach=Culture Events/Performances at the Annenberg Community Beach House. The Annenberg Community Beach House is located at 415 Pacific Coast Highway at Beach Coast Way. The Beach=Culture programs take
place on varying nights and reservations are required. Events with music will be included in the listings; there are also poetry readings, docent tours, photography exhibits and more. Most events required ticket or reservation. Check for current schedules and parking
fees. Information: (310) 458-4904 or http://beachhouse.smgov.net.
ANAHEIM - Yoga at the Farmers Market. The Sunday farmers market at the Packing District offers a free yoga class from 10 - 11 a.m. The market is located at Farmers Park,
400 S. Anaheim Boulevard. Information: (714) 956-3586, www.downtownanaheim.com or
BREA - Brea Wellness Festival. The 20th Annual Wellness Festival, a comprehensive mind-body health fair, will take place on September 30 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Brea Fitness
Center, 695 E. Madison Way. There will be free massages, healthy food samples, medical screenings, aromatherapy, pet therapy and more, plus special health/fitness offers available only during
the fair. See website for a list of participating professionals/organizations. Information: (714) 990-7100 or www.breawellnessfestival.com.
CHINO HILLS - Free Yoga Classes. Free yoga classes are held Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. and Saturday from 9 - 10 a.m. in Suite 2010 at the Shoppes at Chino
Hills, 13920 City Center Drive. See website for directions. Information: (866) 909-0305 or www.shoppesatchinohills.com.
GLENDALE - Yoga on the Green. Lululemon Athletica presents free yoga classes every Thursday from 11 a.m. - noon on the Green at Americana at Brand (Brand/Harvard). There is also a yoga
class for kids (3 - 6 years old) on Wednesdays from 11 - 11:45 a.m. Information:
(818) 637-8982 or www.americanatbrand.com.
LOS ANGELES (DOWNTOWN AND VICNITY) - Boot Camp Classes at Grand Park. Grand Park will be hosting a free boot camp class on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. through September 26. The class is open to everyone and
all fitness levels, and it will be held on the event lawn between Spring Street and Broadway. Information: www.grandparkla.org.
LOS ANGELES (SOUTH) - Zumba and Cardio Kick Classes. Free Zumba and Cardio Kick classes are offered at Crenshaw Plaza, 3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Classes have size
limits; check website for current schedules. Information: (323) 290-6636 or www.baldwinhillscrenshawplaza.com.
REDONDO BEACH - Yoga at the Pier. The Redondo Beach Pier offers a free yoga class every second Saturday of the month from 10 - 11 a.m. at the Octagon.
SANTA MONICA - Roga at the Pier. Roga - an 8 a.m. run and 9 a.m. yoga - returns to the Santa Monica Pier on Saturdays from September 16 through October 21. All are welcome. See
details/pier locations on website.
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