10 Things To Do Under $10 This Weekend in L.A. [7-21-17 to 7-23-2017]

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. [$3Topanga Vintage Market happens on the fourth Sunday of every month at Pierce College in Woodland Hills with over 170 of Los Angeles’ best vintage, antiques, and collectibles dealers. SUNDAY

2. [FREE] The Music Center’s Dance DTLA series returns this week with Dance Downtown Bollywood at Grand Park. FRIDAY

3. [FREE] Pershing Square kicks off their free summer movie screenings this Friday leaning heavy on sci-fi and fantasy movies for the season. This week, Underworld  will be screened. FRIDAY

4. [FREEDowntown Dark Nights returns this Friday with a free soirée at L.A. LIVE that includes loads of entertainment like muralists, stilt walkers, street dancers and contortionists. Guests can also shop from local craft vendors and enjoy $5 drink and food menus at participating restaurants. FRIDAY

5. [FREE] The DT Stage Concert Series at Pershing Square returns every Saturday with free weekly shows featuring popular bands all summer long. The series continues this Saturday with a concert by The Wallflowers. SATURDAY

6. [FREE] KCRW’s 2017 edition of Summer Nights is a free all ages outdoor music series happening throughout the summer. This Saturday they’ll take over the Annenberg Space for Photography with Paul Oakenfold, Mondo Cozmo and Lo Moon. SATURDAY

7. [FREE] L.A.’s only live animated comedy show Picture This! is back with a free show on Saturday at The Virgil where the bar will be fully stalked and a taco truck will be parked outside for your dining pleasure. SATURDAY

8. [FREE] The National Park Service will host the Night Sky Festival at Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. At this free event guests can observe the planets of our Milky Way Galaxy through telescopes, listen to Native American stories, and enjoy kids’ activities. In addition, Dr. Travis Longcore of USC will give a presentation about the night sky. FREE

9. [FREEShakespeare By The Sea returns with free performances for the summer. This Sunday they’ll be performing The Taming of the Shrew at Rush Park in Los Alamitos. While admission is free encourage donations to help support the play. SUNDAY

10. [FREEThe Floor Improv Day at Union Station is a free public event showcasing L.A.’s diverse musicians and dancers from 2 to 5 p.m. Performances by The Red Line Horns, a flamenco lesson, a tango lesson and a percussion workshop. The day concludes with the Open Improv Dance Floor. 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. The L.A. Zoo’s annual Roaring Nights is back with an awesome assortment of music, food trucks, animal encounters, new exhibits and more. This week’ theme is country, guests are encouraged to dress up! Check for discounted tickets before making your purchase. FRIDAY (via Goldstar)
  2. Dodger Stadium Movie Night returns with a game against the Atlanta Braves, followed by a screening of 42: The True Story of an American Legend. SATURDAY
  3. Eat|See|Hear brings a screening of Die Hard to LA State Historic ParkSATURDAY (via Goldstar)
  4. Listen to the New Valley Symphony Orchestra perform Sci-Fi Masterworks from iconic movies and television shows from 2001: A Space Odyssey to scores for Star Wars, E.T., Alien and Planet of the Apes. Happening at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills’ Hall of Liberty. SUNDAY (via Goldstar)
  5. Sondheim on Sondheim, at the Hollywood Bowl is dedicated to the iconic music of Stephen Sondheim. Gustavo Dudamel will lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Vanessa Williams, Jesse Ferguson, Jonathan Groff and more will perform. SUNDAY

Want more? Check out all of our full list of 46 awesome things to do this weekend in Los Angeles or visit the We Like L.A. Events Calendar page.

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