Los Angeles Free Friday

Apr 09, 2010 by Lisa Newton

With such diverse activities including music, history, and pets, you never know what you’ll find to do for free every week in Los Angeles.

This week’s edition includes events throughout the entire city–from UCLA, Santa Monica, and even Homer Street.

If you do or don’t have plans for this weekend, we’ve listed some events that might be of interest to you for this edition of Travelin’ Local’s Los Angeles Free Friday:

  • Santa Monica’s Montana Branch’s Public Library, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. If you’re interested in magic, music, food, and games, head over to 1704 Montana Ave, on Saturday between 1-4pm.
  • Have you ever thought about playing the tabla? The Hammer Museum is hosting Tablacentric, a special workshop from 1-2:30pm. Following the workshop, there will be guest performances by Sheela Bringi, Clinton Patterson, and Debashish Chaudhuri until 4:00pm. Here’s a sample of what you’ll likely hear:

  • If you’re inclined to bring your four-legged household member along for the weekend, head to any PETCO store for their PETCO Natural Neighborhood Festival. The Festival’s agenda includes free natural and organic nutrition, and grooming tips. But if you’re in Santa Monica, head for the beach because PETCO is sponsoring a “Downward Dog Yoga Class” among other festivities. So on Saturday from 10-4, head to 2030 Ocean Ave. at Pacific. If you’re going to any of the PETCO stores instead of the beach, you’ll need to be there between 11am to 2pm.
  • The exhibition Art, Activism, Access: 40 Years of Ethnic Studies at UCLA, at the Fowler, showcases the efforts and archives of UCLA’s Ethnic Studies on campus. Featuring murals, graphic art, films, ephemera, and photographs it captures the key moments in its remarkable history. This free exhibit at the Fowler offers a compelling review of the first forty years of ethnic studies at UCLA. It’s on display until June 13th, so you have plenty of time to see the exhibition, but don’t wait too long. The Fowler‘s open from Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 5pm, and Thursday until 8pm.

    • How about the combo of Pink’s hot dogs, entertainment, and history? If that sounds cool, then head to the Heritage Square Museum, at 3800 Homer St., on Sunday, April 11th, from 11am to 4pm, for LA Heritage Day.

      In an area sometimes perceived as having no ‘real’ history, L.A. Heritage Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about and enjoy the fascinating people, places and events that have shaped Southern California,” said Cindy Olnick, spokesperson for the Los Angeles Conservancy. “It is also a chance to learn about the incredible variety of local preservation groups, museums, libraries and historical societies serving today throughout Los Angeles County.

    • Last but not least, you can head to Little Tokyo for the 2010 Cherry Blossom Festival. It’s a two day event, April 10th, and 11th, full of music, entertainment, kid’s activities, and even a few martial arts demonstrations. To even make it easier, here’s a map. Also, since the Festival takes place in Little Tokyo, don’t forget to bring your appetite.

    So the next time your significant other, friend, or acquaintance tells you that there’s “nothing to do in LA this weekend,” then just laugh and pull up your link to Travelin’ Local’s Free Friday.

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