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.
Things can get a little muddle when trying to sort through it all, 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.
[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 26-30] All Valerie Confections locations will be handing out complimentary samples like their Almond Fleur de Sel Toffee, Scotch and Stout Truffles and Chocolate-Dipped Caramel Apples.
2. [OCT 30] Front Porch Cinema presents: Guardians of the Galaxy at the Santa Monica Pier.
3. [OCT 30] A FREE Howlin’-ween blues talk and concert at the Musicians Institute.
4. [OCT 30-31] 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).
5. [OCT 31] WeHo holds their huge annual block party to celebrate Halloween.
6. [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!
7. [OCT 31] Hollywood Party at the Blitzstein Museum of Art
8. [NOV 1] Self Help Art & Graphics Dia de los Muertos celebration in Boyle Heights
9. [NOV 1] SoCal VegFest down in Costa Mesa to celebrate World Vegan Day. Tons of free food samples available.
10. [NOV 1] Get a free taco at Tacos Tu Madre’s grand opening on November 1.
11. [NOV 7-8] Jackalope Arts Fair in Pasadena
12. [NOV 14-15] The 9th Annual Inglewood Open Studios is essentially a giant, self-guided art walk that takes over the city of Inglewood during the second weekend of November each year
13. [NOV 21] The Great Los Angeles Walk tackles Olympic Blvd, from DTLA to Santa Monica.
14. [VARIOUS] Grand Performances is hosting a FREE fall movie series at California Plaza running through November 12.
15. [ALL NOVEMBER] Check out this cheat-sheet of free museum days throughout November.
Upcoming Deals & Discounts
16. [OCT 27] Starting today Charcoal BBQ is offering all-you-can-eat ribs for just $19 on Tuesdays.
17. [OCT 28] An all-you-can-carry pumpkin patch at the Santa Monica Farmers Market. Pay $5, and take away as many pumpkins as you can hold (and walk away with).
18. [OCT 30-31] Discount tickets to Rise of the Jack O’ Lanterns (via Goldstar).
19. [OCT 31] Get tickest to the Santa Monica Zombie Crawl for just $6, saving 50% off regular price (via Goldstar).
20. [OCT 31] Save $4 on tickets to Street Food Cinema’s Halloween screening of Shaun of the Dead (via Goldstar).
21. [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.
22. [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).
23. [NOV 15-19] Sushi Roku is commemorating its 15th anniversary in Pasadena at One Colorado by offering 50% off all food items during dinner hours (Sunday: 4-10pm, Monday-Thursday: 5:30-10pm) from November 15-19. Guests must mention the anniversary promotion to receive the discount.
24. [ALL NOVEMBER] NBA basketball is back! If you plan to head to Staples to catch some of the action, be sure to check out discount offers for both Lakers tix and Clippers tix (via Goldstar)
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