Events & Festivals

Your guide to the best events and festivals in L.A.

Free things to do in L.A.
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Free things to do in L.A.

Read on for the best free things to do and places to visit across the city, for tourists and locals alike.

Upcoming concerts in L.A.
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Upcoming concerts in L.A.

We scour venue listings and scope out new artists so you don't have to—it's all right here.

Upcoming comedy shows
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Upcoming comedy shows

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Music festivals within driving distance of L.A.
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Music festivals within driving distance of L.A.

Whether a day trip or a Metro ride away, there's no short of music festivals near Los Angeles.

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FYF Fest
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FYF Fest

Though its upstart, anti-establishment edge from its days as "Fuck Yeah Fest" is gone, FYF has come into its own as more than just an also-ran musical festival. A few location changes and growing pains later, the Downtown-adjacent festival has attracted a commuter crowd that seems to grow in number and shrink in age each year. FYF has still managed to keep room for local buzz bands while reeling in Coachella-caliber headliners—chalk that up to sharing a promoter—without charting a course for the desert. This year's lineup includes Missy Elliott, Björk, Frank Ocean, Nine Inch Nails, A Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, Iggy Pop, Solange, Run the Jewels, Flying Lotus, Anderson.Paak, MGMT, Nicolar Jaar and Slowdive. RECOMMENDED: See more about FYF Fest 2017

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Rebel Rebel
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Rebel Rebel

Rebel Rebel presents a mix of female artists and KCRW DJs for outdoor, all-ages concerts on the Hammer grounds. The concerts are free and open to the public without tickets or reservations, so you’ll want to arrive early to be sure to get a spot. A cash bar will offer drinks and light snacks starting at 6:30 and the music starts at 7:30pm. The museum galleries will stay open until 9pm, so you can check out the galleries in between sets, while the museum grounds will close at 11pm.

Quote-Along Labyrinth

Quote-Along Labyrinth

Sing and quote your way through the Jim Henson cult classic as Jareth, Sarah, Hoggle and friends come to life at this Alamo Drafthouse-presented screening.

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Sound in Focus

Sound in Focus

It wouldn't be summer in Los Angeles without free concerts in cool, outdoor places from KCRW. Sound in Focus, their latest collaboration with the Annenberg Space for Photography, is a month of free, all ages outdoor concerts. Headliners include Miguel, Paul Oakenfold and Rodrigo y Gabriela. The concerts will be on the lawn at Century Park, right next to the Annenberg Space for Photography. In addition to music and photography, visitors can take a tour of Skylight Studios, picnic on the lawn (bring your own or indulge in food truck fare) and grab a drink in the beer garden. The concerts are free, but you must RSVP beforehand, and entry is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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