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Summer is over, what now?

A room titled “Love Forever” from “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,” featuring the Japanese artist’s immersive mirrored-room installations at the Broad Museum. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Summer has come to an unofficial end as classes are back in session, but you didn’t get to do as many fun activities as you thought you would.

As some of us spent the summer working and some of us lounging at home, summer passed us all by oh so quickly.

But we don’t all have the funds to attend festivals or to buy tickets for Mac Miller’s new tour, so here are some free/cheap events in Los Angeles county to attend this weekend before we really have to get our head in the game.

A good place to start your adventure is the Broad museum in Downtown Los Angeles.

The Broad museum is a beautiful exhibition of art that includes pop-up art, contemporary art and the “Infinity Mirror” room.

The highlight of this museum is the “Infinity Mirror” room that projects lights onto an entire room made of mirrors.

Entry is free, although it is recommended to reserve tickets, which are also free.

Other cool nearby events is the La Brea Tar Pits museum.

The museum is hosting Late Night Fridays, offering documentaries, behind-the-scenes tours and live excavations.

Summer movie nights are also an option, as well as being free, the movies being played are pleasantly delightful.

Some of those venues include:

  • The 6th Annual Rooftop Nights in Pasadena
  • Sweet Rose Creamery in Studio City
  • Outdoor movies and live music at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Outdoor Promenade

With titles like “The Breakfast Club,” “Say Anything” and “The Goonies,” you’re sure to have a fun time with whoever you go with.

If you’re more into the hipster, non-mainstream scene, then Goat Yoga at the Golden Road Brewery might be an activity for you.

The Silverlake flea market might be something to consider as well, seeing as you could get cheap items, not spend as much mullah and keep your hipster vibe afloat.

And for the foodies, the Ice Cream Alley at Smorgasburg in L.A. would the place for you to hit.

Another place to consider is the DTLA Proud Festival at Pershing Square.

The returning festival offers a variety of food trucks, live music and diversity in the LGTBQ+ community with only a small fee of $10.

LATINAfest is also a festival to consider.

This festival consists of female empowerment, self-defense classes, live music, yoga classes and more.

And the best event of all, the Dog Days of Summer at the Hammer Museum.

With 2018 being the year of the dog, this event is dedicated to the adoption of rescue pups.

Rather than purchasing from a breeder or big chain store, why not rescue a pup in need?

But if none of these events seem like your thing, then stick to your basic and typical summer of going to the L.A. County Fair or the 626 Night Market.

All of the listed events are free or have a small fee of $20 and under, so feel free to explore and try something new.


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Elizabeth Corcoles
Elizabeth Corcoles, Online Editor
Elizabeth is the current Online and Social Media Editor for Talon Marks. She has previously worked on Arts and Entertainment section and is now working towards transferring to a Cal State. Her interest include concerts, design and would love to work for a music publication.
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