Favorite Links

This is a steady work in progress of a treasure trove of where to find out what’s going on in LA!


Amoeba Records
City of LA: Department of Cultural Affairs2013 Festival Guide, Heritage Months, Big Read Program.
Experience LA
Grimy Goods
LA Weekly Street Teams
One Punk Army
Radio Afrodicia
Remezcla LA
Socal Summer Concerts


Free Outdoor Summer Concerts & Activities all over LA
100 Free Things to do in Los Angeles
101 things to do in Los Angeles
Ethnic Festivals in Los Angeles
Film Festivals in Los Angeles
Salsa and Bachata Clubs in Los Angeles


Many LA museums have film, music and art/cultural events, most of which are free.

Autry National Center – Events and Native Voices – the only Equity theatre dedicated exclusively to Native American works.
California African American Museum (CAAM) – Target Sundays and Films
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
Chinatown Los Angeles
Chinese American Museum
County of Los Angeles Public Library
Craft & Folk Art Museum
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
Fowler Museum
The Getty Center – Saturdays off the 405 music series
Goethe Institut
Hammer Museum
Japan Foundation Los Angeles
Japanese American Cultural & Community Center
Japanese American National Museum
Korean Cultural Center
La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
LA Commons
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Levantine Cultural Center
Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)
Library Foundation of Los Angeles
Natural History Museum  – First Fridays
Orange County Museum of Art – Film Series
Pacific Asia Museum
Skirball Cultural Center – Music programs


Many performing arts and theatres offer world music, film and cultural events. Some are free and many offer student discounts and reasonable prices.

The Broad Stage
Casa 0101
Downey Civic Theatre
Ford Amphitheater
Irvine Barclay Theatre and Cheng Hall
The Luckman Fine Arts Complex
Theatre Raymond Kabbaz
Redcat (Roy and Edna Disney/Cal Arts Theatre)


My favorite time of the year in LA because there are so many free concert series, dance and cultural events all over LA with bands from around the world!

Grand Performances
Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park
Levitt Pavilion Pasadena
Music Center – Downtown Dance
Music Center – Drum Downtown
Santa Monica Pier Twilight Series
Skirball Cultural Center Sunset Concerts


Many universities have film, music and cultural events, many of which are free or reasonably priced.

California Institute of the Arts
Cal State LA – Student Union Events
Cal State LA – Pan African Studies Events
Pepperdine – Center for the Arts
UCLA – Center for the Art of Performance – Royce Hall is a favorite venue because I can buy the cheapest ticket and just walk up to the front side of the stage to dance! As long as you’re not blocking people’s views, they don’t mind and often artists will invite people to stand up and dance! Campus Events Commission Cultural Affairs Commission Film & Television Archive Latin American Institute Student Committee for the Arts
USC – Film programs

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