10 Things To Do Under $10 This Weekend in L.A. [6-16-17 to 6-18-2017]

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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10 for $10 or Less

1. [$5Father’s Speedway Night at the Races. SATURDAY (via Goldstar)

2. [FREE]  Friday Flights at the Getty is back this year with another round of live interdisciplinary artist performances. Experience epic art, live performances and scenic views at one of L.A.’s most popular museums. FRIDAY

3. [FREEShakespeare By The Sea returns with free performances for the summer. This weekend (June 16-17) they’ll be performing Taming of the Shrew at Point Fermin Park in San Pedro. While admission is free encourage donations to help support the play. FRIDAY-SATURDAY

4. [FREE] The Levitt Pavilion in McArthur Park will kick off their annual free concert series this weekend with The Mexican Standoff, Nancy Sanchez, Sin Color on Saturday and Cumbia Cosmica on Sunday. SATURDAY

5. [FREE] The Paley Center for Media will host Transformers Through the Years: A Super-Saturday Family Screening Celebration. Enjoy an afternoon of screenings of old favorites including Transformers Prime and Transformers: Beast Wars as well as a premiere screening of Transformers: Robots in Disguise. Complimentary Transformers toys will be available for the first 350 children in attendance! SATURDAY

6. [FREE] Fred 62 is turning 20! The Los Feliz retro diner will be celebrating by serving up complimentary minis of menu food and drink classics from 9 p.m. to midnight (or until the food runs out) this Saturday. SATURDAY

7. [FREECineMalibu is hosting a free movie screening of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) in Malibu Bluffs Park. SATURDAY

8. [FREEGrand Performances presents Gaby Moreno and Caloncho at California Plaza. SATURDAY

9. [FREE] The 25th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival returns to the Paseo on June 17 and 18. The free two-day festival will feature hundreds of unique chalk creations throughout the shopping center and sidewalk. SATURDAY-SUNDAY

10. [FREE] Ticked away in the hills of Griffith Park is another magical place courtesy of Walt Disney – the Carolwood Barn. Check it out yourself when the barn holds an open house this Sunday, giving guests of all ages a chance to come and experience this local treasure. 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. L.A. Weekly’s 5th annual taco festival is back for 2017. Taking place at El Pueblo de Los Angeles, Tacolandia offers some of the finest gourmet tacos from over 120 curated vendors. The fest also features a cash bar with beer, wine and cocktails, plus live mariachi music, food awards and more. Be sure to check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. SATURDAY (via Goldstar)
  2. Pasadena’s Norton Simon Museum of Art is throwing a garden party. The event, A Night in Focus will take place in the museum’s lush sculpture garden where attendees will enjoy potpourri blending, plein air sketching, live music, watercolor sketching and more. Garden party entry is free with the purchase of museum admission. SATURDAY
  3. Comedy Store Headliner ShowSATURDAY (via Goldstar)
  4. The 12th Annual LAWineFest returns (June 17-18) for two afternoons of unlimited wine tastings. Happening at The Row in Downtown L.A., this event will introduce a wide variety of wineries and artisan brands as well as breweries both local and national. Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. SATURDAY-SUNDAY (via Goldstar)
  5. The Autry Museum of the American West presents Play!, a new exhibition focusing on toys and games featuring over 100 historic objects from the Autry’s collection. Explore how children have played, and what social values have been revealed, In addition, get hands-on with games of the past and present! Entry to Play! is included in The Autry admission price. SUNDAY

Want more? Check out all of our full list of 48 awesome things to do this weekend in Los Angeles or visit the We Like L.A. Events Calendar page.

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