Category Archives: Culture

Free Concerts and Movies in Pershing Square

Ready to head downtown, Po’ Folks? You need to hang on to your wallet (but not because this will cost you anything). Here’s the skinny: The Pershing Square Downtown Stage, from July 8 to August 15, offers six weeks of free outdoor concerts, movies, and special events four days a week. The audience is welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets to relax with family and friends, and enjoy free entertainment under the twinkling lights of downtown Los Angeles. The summer evening concert doors open at 7:00…

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Free Movies at the Old Pasadena Film Destival

Po’ Folks, there are even MORE free movie screenings coming up and We 🙂 Like LA has our collective backs. Get the full report here. Check this out: So Old Town Pasadena Has a FREE Month-Long Movie Screening Series Starting July 9: So you live in the San Gabriel Valley (or near The Arroyos) and you’re looking for more outdoor events to go to this summer… Well, found another for you! Starting on July 9 the Old Pasadena Film Festival brings back its annual summer series…

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Outdoor Movies in LA This Summer

Watching a movie on a big screen outside is a real pleasure, but paying $12 for the privilege isn’t. Fortunately, laist has our backs. Here are the freebies that they suggest: Cal State Northridge’s Summer Movie Fest There are film screenings out in the Valley, too! Over at Cal State Northridge’s Oviatt Library Lawn, the school plans to screen movies every Thursday night from June to August. They’ll have some newer movies like Guardians of the Galaxy to old favorites like Toy Story and Jurassic…

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California Student Sustainability Coalition Convergence

About 100 students from across the state gathered at Loyola Marymont University last weekend for the California Student Sustainability Coalition’s Spring Convergence. The theme for this assembly was “Strengthening Connections: Thriving Together,” and whether the interest was vegetarianism, permaculture or to protest fracking, attendees worked to find common ground. Cal Poly Pomona was well represented with members of the Cal Poly Green Team, the Food Justice Club, regenerative study minors and students with an interest in sustainable issues in attendance, Daniel Yuhasz from the John T.…

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“Time Tough” by Toots & The Maytals

Po’ Folks can rest assured that our culture has produced funkier music than rich folks. Need proof? “Time Tough” by Toots & The Maytals‘ 1972 album Funky Kingston. Frederick “Toots” Hibbert knew exactly what he was talking about when he was describing rising rent and lower employment opportunities. Hibbert still knows that Time Tough since a young jerk named William Connor Lewis conked him on the head with a vodka bottle injuring him badly enough to cancel a 2013 tour.   Even at that, Toots argued…

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Culture on the Cheap: Many Venues Offer Free Days

Thousands of Los Angeles County residents turned out for Museums Free for All Day last Saturday, taking advantage of free admission to 20 museums in the area. This well-publicized event is an incentive for locals to take advantage of Southern California’s bountiful cultural sites and activities, but what is less well known is that most of these museums offer free admission at least one day per month. That’s right. If you were closed out of Museums Free For All Day because there was no parking…

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mammoth and camel at Page Museum

Museums Free-for-All Day is Jan. 31

{{unknown}}A few months ago, we featured a post on Experiences vs Products. Spoiler: Experiences win. Now wouldn’t it be that much better if it cost you nothing? Good news, on January 31 many of LA’s museums will be open to the public for free. Several of these museums are free anyway, and most have one free day or event per month, but this is a terrific way to enjoy a little culture at a can’t-be-beat price. It’s also awfully convenient to be able to go on…

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