Tag Archives: Los Angeles

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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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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Fast-food workers strike to raise the minimum wage.

Los Angeles and the minimum wage

California’s minimum wage shot up to  $9 an hour on July 1. On Jan. 1, 2016 that wage will be going up to $10 an hour. Before tips. Mayor Eric Garcetti knows that isn’t enough to live on, and has proposed raising the minimum to $13.25 in the city of Los Angeles. Not immediately: three years from now. September saw a victory for hotel workers. Hotels in the city of Los Angeles that have 300 or more rooms must pay a minimum wage of  $15.37 an…

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$2 Movies at the Academy

Over the last 10 years, going to the movies has become a gentrified experience. You watch a 3-D, smell-enhanced film on an IMAX screen from the comfort of a loveseat-sized leather recliner. A servant stands by, ready to bring you brie-and-grape quesadillas. A bar in the lobby serves beer, wine and signature cocktails. Trained technicians wearing infrared goggles can give you a mani/pedi by the light of a candelabra. Po’ Folks, I call bullshit on this. My entertainment budget for the whole weekend is $25.

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