Los Angeles Free Friday

Apr 16, 2010 by Lisa Newton

Do you have plans for the weekend yet? I know I have several things I plan on doing, a few of which are on this list. If you need a few ideas of what you might want to do this weekend, you’ve come to the right place.

All of the events below are free:

In case you didn’t know, Earth Day is on Thursday, April 22nd. Many locations in Los Angeles–and throughout the Southland–are celebrating it early—indeed, everyday should be Earth Day.

So put on a smile, get your groove on, and let’s get this party started. There’s many things to do, and quite a few of them are not only cool, they’re also good for Mother Earth. So get your Mojo working, and let’s have some fun “green” activities this weekend.

  • Earth Day on the Promenade: That’s the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica to be exact, where they’ll be celebrating 40 years of Earth Day. They’ll be featuring live music, exhibits, a petting llama, seed giveaways, and more. Earth Day on the Promenade is this upcoming Saturday, April 17,th from 10am to 7pm. If you bring a reusable water bottle you can get it filled all day long with filtered water for free.
  • 2010 Ring Festival LA: “Celebrating the Arts, LA Style,” from Friday, April 15th – June 30th, at the 2010 Ring Festival LA. It showcases a wide variety of exhibitions, symposia, museum shows, conferences, and special events. All of these will be thematically related to the first-ever presentation in Los Angeles of the four-opera drama of “The Ring of the Nibelung.” For a full schedule of events and locations, the Ring Festival’s website is the best place to look.
  • LA Eco Arts Tour : What is the LA Eco Arts Tour? It’s aFour-venue City-Wide neighborhood tour of Theater, Arts and Cultural facilities, featuring noted and local artists, City departments and private vendors providing education and publications on energy conservation, efficiency, and savings designed to promote public awareness to empower the public and local business.” It’s happening this Saturday, April 17th,th, from 12:00 to 6pm, at Barnsdall Art Park, 4814 Hollywood Blvd.
  • Record Store Day : To celebrate one of the largest Independent retail and specialty retail music stores locally and in the world. Amoeba music is celebrating Record Store Day. Amoeba Music, located at 6400 Sunset Blvd., is hosting and providing a day of music celebration for everybody. They’ll have live guest DJ’s, giveaways, T-shirt silk-screening for charity, and loads of limited-edition music releases (one per customer!) this Saturday, from 10:30am until everything is gone or the close of business, whichever comes first.

Here’s a small preview:

  • Glendora Earth Day Festival: Includes bike rides, tree planting, magic shows, and several workshops at the Glendora City Hall, Public Library, and the Plaza. It’s the place to be this Saturday, April 17th,th, from 9am to 3pm. From 10am to 2pm, there will be free shuttle service running from the City Hall to the Native Plant Garden & Nature Center, from where you can take the walking tour.
  • Water: Our Thirsty World: At the Annenberg Space for Photography, in Century City, this exhibit features the work of National Geographic’s award-winning photographers. The exhibit’s curators compiled photographs and pictures of this most precious resource—considering its environmental, social, political and cultural perspectives. If you can’t make this event on Saturday, don’t fret– it will be on exhibition on every Wednesday – Sunday from 11am – 6pm, until June 13th, 2010.
  • Earth Day South LA: For a wonderful day full of earth friendly community building through music, cultural performances, art, food, culture, and fun, head over to the Normandie Avenue Elementary School, at 4505 S. Raymond Ave., this Saturday, from 11am to 6pm. They’ll be featuring events including learning how to write poetry, making compost, or to create recycled art. They’re also planning to paint a community mural. This event is free, but a suggested donation of $5.00 is requested.

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