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The best free things to do in L.A. this summer

Everything’s better when it’s free, including these concerts, movie screenings and more free things to do this summer
Lotus Festival
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Joits

“Free” and “summer” go together like coffee and donuts, or ice cream and another scoop of ice cream. We Angelenos love spending time outdoors and saving a few bucks here and there. What better time to do both than during the summer? L.A. wears that summertime vibe all year long, but these free things to do, from concerts to movie screenings, really let us know that summer has arrived.



KCRW Summer Nights
Various locations, through Aug 25

Skirball Cultural Center Sunset Concerts
Skirball Cultural Center, Thu (weekly) July 26–Aug 30

Moonlight Movies on the Beach
Alfredo’s Beach Club, Tue (weekly) June 19–Aug 21

Jazz at LACMA
LACMA, Fri (weekly) through Nov

Farmers Market Friday Night Music
The Original Farmers Market, Fri (weekly) through Aug 31

Dance Downtown + DJ Nights
Music Center, Fri (weekly) June 22–Sept 7

Off the 405
Getty Center, Sat (monthly) until TBA

Friday Flights at the Getty
Getty Center, select Fri

Silver Lake Picture Show
Sunset Triangle Plaza, every other Thu June 21–Sept 13

Shakespeare by the Sea
Various locations, June 14–Aug 18

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