The Best L.A. Freebies, Deals & Discounts on Our Radar RIGHT NOW (10-21-2015)

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Part of what we do at We Like L.A. every single week is scout for free events, food deals, event discounts, and pretty much any other kind of information that may save our readers some money when they’re out exploring Los Angeles.

The truth is the spreadsheet we use to keep track of it all can get a bit overwhelming at times, but we figured it would be nice to organize the best of what we’re finding and share that info as a single, weekly, ongoing list with our readers.


So here it is!

Consider this sort of a cheat-sheet for saving a couple bucks in L.A. over the next few weeks.


Hollywood Bowl Evening
The Hollywood Bowl. Credit: Margaret Napier via flickr

[REMINDER: In some cases We Like L.A. does receive revenue when visitors click on ticket links and make purchases, however we maintain complete editorial control over the events we suggest. Basically, it only makes it on to the website if we think it is cool!]

Each section below is ordered by [date], numbered only for reference. 

Upcoming Freebies & Free Events

1. [OCT 23] Front Porch Cinema presents: Guardians of the Galaxy at the Santa Monica Pier.

2. [OCT 24] There’s another corgi beach day meet-up happening this Saturday in Huntington Beach. Even non-corgis and their owners are welcome too!

3. [OCT 24] Grand Ave Arts: All Access is a full day of FREE events happening in DTLA at venues like the Disney Concert Hall, MOCA, The Broad, and more.

4. [OCT 24] The Hammer Museum is having a big party to celebrate their new fall exhibitions.

5. [OCT 25] Ranger Ernie will lead a free group hike to Royce Canyon in Griffith Park.

6. [OCT 25-NOV 3] A bunch of free ‘Day of the Dead’ activities at Olivera Plaza starting this October 25.

7. [OCT 30] A FREE Howlin’-ween blues talk and concert at the Musicians Institute.

8. [OCT 31] WeHo holds their huge annual block party to celebrate Halloween.

9. [OCT 31] REI is doing a FREE Zombie Survival Training Class to be held on Halloween and hosted at the Grand Lofts in the Arts District. Classes are at 10:00am and 1:30pm. RVSP is required and these things will fill up fast!

10. [VARIOUS] Grand Performances is hosting a FREE fall movie series at California Plaza starting this Thursday and running through November 12.

11. [VARIOUS] Starting on October 23 Beware The Dark Realm brings back their award-winning, donation-based Haunted House in Santa Clarita. Entry is free, but they’d love it if you bring a canned good to donate to the SCV Food Pantry (non-profit).

Upcoming Deals & Discounts

12. [OCT 23-25] Get half-off tickets to the Long Beach Zombie Walk & Festival this weekend (via Goldstar).

13. [OCT 24] Save 50% off tickets to the ‘Eek at the Greek‘, a family oriented Halloween Festival taking place at the Greek Theater (via Goldstar).

14. [OCT 26] $1 slices at Prime Pizza for their one-year anniversary.

15.  [OCT 27] Get tickets to Walk The Moon at The Greek Theater for less than $20 (via Goldstar).

16. [OCT 31] Get tickest to the Santa Monica Zombie Crawl for just $6, saving 50% off regular price (via Goldstar).

17. [ALL OCTOBER] To celebrate their five year anniversary, Olio is pricing their hand-tossed, wood-fired, margherita pies for $5 all month long. The deal goes for both the West Third and Grand Central Market locations. The only catch is there’s a limit of one pizza per guest per day.

18. [NOV 1] Get discount tickets (about $20 off) to Danny Elfman’s live performance of The Nightmare Before Christmas at The Hollywood Bowl on November 1. Keep in mind this follow-up show was added after the Halloween show was sold out (via Goldstar).

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