10 Things To Do Under $10 This Weekend in L.A. [4-28-17 to 4-30-2017]

As you probably already know we do a twice-weekly rundown of our favorite to-dos and happenings around Los Angeles (pushed out Monday AM and Thursday AM).

However, it occurs to us that sometimes event-seekers just want stuff that’s down-and-dirty, cheap-and-easy.


With that in mind, here are 10 quick, fun ideas for this weekend each costing less than $10 that might be good to keep on your radar.

For all prices listed we’ll generally note the true cost including any service fees, as sometimes is the case with our ticket-affiliate partner Goldstar.

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Echo Park Lake
A gorgeous day at Echo Park Lake. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

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10 for $10 or Less

1. [$6.50DTLA Spring Skate Music Fest at MVA Studios. SATURDAY (via Goldstar)

2. [FREERedondo Beach’s Springfest continues all weekend long! This annual carnival and community event at Aviation Park in Redondo Beach features pony rides, as petting zoo, carnival rides for all ages, food trucks, a food court, live entertainment and DJs. FRIDAY-SUNDAY

3. [FREE] April is National Poetry Month and Metro Art Presents legendary L.A. poet and word musician Kamau Daáood and a program of performances by special guest poets, accompanied by musicians at Union Station. FRIDAY

4. [FREEBeach Streets University in Long Beach is an open streets festival chalked full of kids activities, DJs, skate boarding exhibitions, and lots of guests riding on two wheels. FREE

5. [FREEThe Downtown Burbank Arts Festival. SATURDAY

6. [FREEThe Brewery ArtWalk returns for its spring edition with works from more than 100 participating resident artists in mediums including video, painting, performance, ceramics, interior, fashion, multi-media and more. SATURDAY-SUNDAY

7. [FREEThe Brentwood Art Festival returns this Sunday offerings guests the opportunity to browse one-of-a-kind art pieces for purchase while enjoying arts and crafts, local food trucks, kids activities, a beer and wine garden, and live entertainment. Entry is free. SUNDAY

8. [FREEFiesta Broadway in returns to Downtown L.A. on April 30. The country’s largest Hispanic event, now in its 28th year, isn’t just Los Angeles’ biggest Cinco de Mayo event — it’s also a celebration of Mexican and Latin American culture. SUNDAY

9. [FREEThe Annual All-Vegan VegFest at Woodley Park is an all-day, all-vegan, food festival featuring live entertainment, vegan food education and foodie inspiration. SUNDAY

10.[FREE] The LAVA Sunday Salon is offering their monthly free walking tour this Sunday with a dual focus on the architecture of Fort Hill and the restoration of the Fort Moore Pioneer Memorial. The group will be meeting up at Grand Central Market around 2 p.m. Reservations are required! SUNDAY

5 MORE Options…

Here are 5 other things to do this weekend that may not be under $10 but still are worth knowing about:

  1. WERD: A Live Magazine Show at the Ace Hotel Theatre is bringing a night of discussions, jam sessions, and activism featuring Jane’s Addiction front man Perry Farrell and artist Shepard Fairey in conversation together, an exclusive interview with Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson and a rare appearance by Doors drummer John Densmore. Some discount tickets available while supplies last! FRIDAY (via Goldstar)
  2. This Saturday starting at 8 p.m. you can catch an evening of Mozart at performed by the Long Beach Symphony at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. SATURDAY (via Goldstar)
  3. The Skirball Cultural Center’s Puppet Festival offers guests an afternoon of puppetry with the whole family. Puppet shows will feature new & classic stories alongside puppeteers, live music & art making. SUNDAY
  4. Have a Taste of Holland at Dutch King’s Day in Long Beach. SUNDAY
  5. Taste of the Eastside returns to Los Angeles River Center and Gardens on April 30 for a food and drink festival that boasts some of the best and most diverse tastes from the food scene of the eastside neighborhoods of Silver Lake, Echo Park, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Los Feliz, Atwater and beyond. SUNDAY

Want more? Check out all of our full list of 33 awesome things to do this weekend in Los Angeles or visit the We Like L.A. Events Calendar page.

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