Los Angeles Free Friday

Sep 10, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Today’s Free Friday is but one of the many that we’ve published to bring our readership free activities and events to attend at no cost.

If you factor in all the things to do here that cost money–no matter how little or much–the “fun” factor increases dramatically.

We’re not perfect, however, so if you have a Free Event or Activity that you’d like us to publish, just insert it into our contact page, and we’ll make every effort to include it for that week.

I can hardly believe it’s already September 10th. Where has the year gone? Well, if you’ve recovered from all the Labor Day weekend festivities, you’re ready for everything Los Angeles has going on this weekend.

Since this Free Friday weekend is packed chalk full of music and bands, get your groove on, as there’s no shortage of things to do and places to go right here, while Travelin’ Local.

If you love dancing, but never learned how, your chance to change that can happen at the beautiful Music Center in downtown Los Angeles. Tonight is the last evening of Dance Downtown. Starting at 6:30pm, you’ll be able to move to the infectious beats of live Samba music to the irresistible rhythms of Brazil. If you’d like to surprise your significant other and learn in secret, a partner will be provided.

With the music of Grammy Award winners Mariachi Divas, and a special performance by Mario Reyes of the Gipsy Kings, the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Latino Heritage Month is the family event of the day, if not year. Happening today, Friday, September 10th from 10:00am-12:00pm on the South Lawn of LA City Hall, this year’s Latino Heritage Month honors opera great, Placido Domingo, actor Tony Plana, and ASCO, a collective group of Artists. You’ll also be able to enjoy the seductive beauty of the Argentina Tango Dancers, learn the art of flower making by Ofelia Esparza, and see live-painting by artist MAN ONE. Coffee and pastries by Café de Leche and Porto’s Bakery will be available. See you there!

Created as a way to increase the awareness and appreciation of San Pedro as a vibrant, sophisticated venue for all aspects of the arts, the TriArt Festival will host art, dance, and music which will showcase the changing face of San Pedro as an artistic center. Taking place Saturday, September 11th and Sunday, September 12th along Mesa Street in historic downtown San Pedro, this is a free family event that will feature dance and music performances on two stages. If you haven’t had a chance to visit San Pedro, this is your opportunity. All the fun starts at 12:00pm and lasts until 6:00pm.

Venice is doing it again. Venicestock 2010, is an all day music festival taking place at Windward Plaza in Venice Beach, on Sunday September 12th. It’s bound to be a fantastic day of music and sunshine at the beach. This year’s show will raise awareness for the St. Joseph Center, a non-profit organization that provides assistance and job-training for he poor and homeless of the Venice community. For a full list of the bands performing, check it out here.

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