10 Things To Do For This Saturday in L.A. [6-8-2024]

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A crowd gathers at for an after-hours celebration at The Hammer. Photo by Christina Champlin

10 events listed today. 10 free things to do. It doesn’t get any more perfect than that!

In view for this Saturday in L.A. you’ll find a Grunion Fishtival at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, a June Jubilee at Central Library, a Summer Exhibitions Celebration at The Hammer, the Boyle Heights Youth Festival, free screenings at Gardena Cinema, and more. Peruse more free ideas below!


Make Metro Part of Your Weekend

Summer Exhibitions Opening Celebration at the HammerFA > On Saturday the Hammer is hosting a summer celebration to welcome several new exhibitions to the gallery, including Refashioning: CFGNY & Wataru Tominaga and David Medalla: In Conversation with the CosmosHouseguest: Mute Flesh, and Hammer Projects: Jordan Strafer. Expect after-hours access to the art (until 10:30 p.m.) plus a cash bar.

Go Metro: Take Line 20/720 along Wilshire Blvd OR take Line 761 to Wilshire / Westwood.

Three Top Picks To Do This Saturday

M = Less than .5 miles from an L.A. Metro Station, FA = Free Admission

KCRW Summer Nights x Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Grunion FishtivalFA > The Fishtival is a special annual tradition at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and this year KCRW will super charge the party with music sets from KCRW DJs Anne Litt and Jason Kramer. Happening this Saturday, guests will get to hatch grunion eggs, explore tidepool animals, marvel at life-sized inflatable whales and head to the beach to witness the fascinating grunion run. The event is free but it requires registration. Starts at 6:30 p.m. More info here.

June Jubilee: A Celebration of Black ExcellenceFA > This Saturday, The Changing Tones Advisory Committee presents June Jubilee an event that celebrates the rich Black culture in Los Angeles. Happening at the Central Library the day will include speakers, workshops, informative discussions, live entertainment and family friendly interactive activities. Runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free to attend. More info here.

Boyle Heights Youth Festival FA > The annual event returns this Saturday taking over a block of 1st Street and features live performances, a skate park, rock climbing wall, and over 60 interactive booths, raffles, games, food, and resource booths, all organized by local youth. In addition, celebrity guests Xolo Maridueña (Blue Beetle, Cobra Kai) and Xochitl Gómez (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Dancing with the Stars) will also be in attendance honoring youth contributors on the stage. All are welcomed and free to attend. Runs 3 to 7 p.m. More info here.

Six More Things To Do in L.A. Today

  • Gardena Cinema, the oldest single-screen stand-alone independent movie theater in South Los Angeles is hosting free screenings this weekend as part of Pluto T.V.’s “Summer of Cinema” campaign. FA
  • On Saturday join Peacock at The Traitors Castle Garden at The Grove for a special event featuring Season 2 cast members from the Emmy Award-winning series. FA
  • LACMA’s Latin Sound concert series features a performance by Fausto Cuevas y La Moderna.
  • Grand PerformancesFA M > This year’s Grand Performances free concert continues on Saturday with SOULNIC Live celebrating the 40th anniversary of House music. Free to attend. Runs 6 to 10 p.m. More info here.
  • On Saturday the 28th Annual Gilmore Heritage Auto Show comes to the Original Farmers Market. FA
  • This weekend’s Downtown Burbank Arts Festival offers a massive vendor marketplace curated by Jackalope Arts featuring 170+ indie sellers. FA

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