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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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Haunted Red Line

Haunted Red Line Tour

This originally ran last October, but the Haunted Red Line Tour is back and you have a chance to jump on it, When: June 28th, July 26th, August 30th, September 27th (Each “Last Sunday” this summer) Like ghost stories? Most people do. As living folklore or urban myth, they connect the past with the future in a way that is entertaining and, in a sense, informative. They inspire a sense of wonder. Ghost stories tend to have two components: an observation of paranormal activity and…

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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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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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What’s for Dinner, Po’ Folks?

What’s for dinner, Po’ Folks? Last summer Leanne Brown, a grad student in food science at New York University, released a cookbook. A lavishly illustrated cookbook with healthy, delicious recipes that anyone with computer access could download for free. Best part? This is a cookbook designed for Po’ Folks – specifically people who have only $4 per person per day to spend on food. Brown created “Good and Cheap” for families on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the program formerly known as “food stamps.”…

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Waiting for Merlot: Experiences vs Products

Good news, Po’ Folks: science has determined that having more stuff won’t make you more happy. In fact a recent paper, “Waiting for Merlot: Anticipatory Consumption of Experiential and Material Purchases” made a good case that the more stuff you have, the more disappointed you’re going to be with it. The authors of the paper, Amit Kumar, Matthew A. Killingsworth and Thomas Gilovich, found that anticipating something was generally more enjoyable than attaining it and more than anything else, experiences are a lot better than possessions. Let’s pretend that you just…

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