Los Angeles Free Friday

Jun 04, 2010 by Lisa Newton

It’s that time again for Free Friday, where we feature events happening in and around Los Angeles. From the numerous free and fun activities now upon us it’s apparent that summertime is well upon us.

Summer in Southern California is perennial in its joy, atmosphere, weather, and for people to want to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. What better way to enjoy it all–of course, not everything that you’ll want to do this summer will be at no cost, but for the things that are, as they say, get while the gettin’ is good.

First on today’s Free Friday list is the start of Pershing Square’s Friday Night Flicks. The 2010 season of Friday Night Flicks offers a variety of family films including movie classics, musicals, sci-fi and adventure. Each movie is presented on a 40 X 20 foot outdoor screen, complimented with a professional sound system. For a list of what to bring and what not to bring, the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks has set up this website.

If movies aren’t your thing, perhaps dancing is. Over at the Music Center Plaza, located in downtown , at 135 North Grand Avenue, Friday nights have never been better than with the summer Dance Downtown. Over the course of seven weeks, lessons in tango, disco, cha cha, or even the Foxtrot are just a few examples of the dances which can be learned. Don’t worry, dancing isn’t as hard as it looks, and the people at the Active Arts program will make it easy to learn. Partners aren’t necessary and all of the fun starts at 7:30pm.

On Saturday, June 5th, the 16th Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show kicks off at 11am, and the fun doesn’t end until 5:00pm. This year’s event pays tribute to two of America’s favorite muscle cars–the Chevy Corvette and Camaro. Get up-close to nearly 100 other fabulous classics, customs, hot rods, and trucks. Stop by the Market pop-up tent top and pick up a People’s Choice Award ballot and vote for your favorite auto or truck! The event will be held at the Original Farmers Market on 3rd and Fairfax, for all the fun.

Well, so far, we’ve featured movies, dancing, and autos, so how about a little art. Saturday, June 5th, is the Fifth annual ARTWALK Culver City, a self-guided tour of thirty seven local art galleries and exhibition spaces in the Culver City area. Also, from 12pm to 8pm, enjoy live art making, music and dance experience. From 3pm-6pm, members of the Los Angeles Jazz Collective will be performing also. So get ready for an afternoon and evening of art in all its forms.

The fifth annual Lummis Day Festival, in its new home in Heritage Square Museum, at 3801 Homer Street, will feature the best of home-grown Northeast LA music including dance, food and community resources in the historic buildings that are preserved at the Heritage Square site. Nearly 100 performers and artists which will include 17 bands and dance troupes will perform, along with dozens of artists, craftspeople, and community groups will be participating. The fun starts at 12pm on Sunday, June 6th, but if you’d want to start early, part one of this two part event will start at 10:30am, at the Lummis Home, 200 East Avenue 43, with readings from L.A.’s most critically acclaimed poets accompanied by music, art exhibits and refreshments.

If you’re in the Beverly Hills area on Saturday, June 5th between 12-6pm, consider attending the Public Art Party. It will have special events, food, performances, artist and curator lead tours, along with hands-on activities for both kids and teens. The Public Art Party is both an art lover’s as well as a family fun event. To obtain a map of the different events and areas, along with a schedule of activities check out the this link for the festivities in Beverly Hills, click here.

Our goal is to assist you find the needles in the haystack to find the best weekend free activities in town. Don’t forget to include the Los Angeles 2010 Free Concerts and Movies Calendar on our site for even more free fun in the sun.

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