CHEAPSKATIN' LA ~ hip handouts ~ free

Monday, July 31


Monday, July 31st 8:30pm

at the Echo

Sunday, July 30

Free Money!

If Kareem wins this contest and you vote for him here, he'll give you a $100 of his prize money. He has some life-changing plans and won't say what they are, but I'm curious to find out.

Go to Kareem's Blog for details.

Saturday, July 29

Inconvenient Truth & Good ~ Free

Saturday July 29th, at 1pm
"An Inconvenient Truth" presented by Good Magazine
The screening will be followed by an iChat forum with Vice President Al Gore. please rsvp to

Following, there will be a cocktail reception on the roof. You have to subscribe to GOOD (it's $20) to attend, but there will be free organic wines and snacks and live music.

at the The Museum of Television & Radio
Thanks [Defamer]!

LA Alternative's Rad Music ~ Free

Saturday, July 29 from 9 to 1 p.m.

This week, that cataclysmic event you haven’t been waiting for - L.A. Alternative’s Summer Music issue hitting the pavement - will make the heat wave cooler and the threat of terrorism more bearable.

We’re celebrating with a showcase of some of our favorite bands we’ve featured lately - the Antarcticans, Totally Radd!!, Darker My Love and the Midnight Movies - and we want you there with us.

The awesome downtown venue of Little Radio, 1218 N. Long Beach Ave.

Nortec Collective ~ Free

Saturday, July 29 8pm
KCRW Sounds Eclectico 2
Raul Campos hosts an evening with NORTEC COLLECTIVE & Banda and the MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOUND

at Grand Performances

Unhealthy Karaoke ~ Free

SATURDAY, July 29 9pm
Piracy - Karaoke - Conviviality

China recently started cracking down on "unhealthy" karaoke songs.
Meanwhile Swap Meet in Chinatown has a new stack of unhealthy karaoke
songs. Coincidence?

iPod / flash drive / laptop with your favorite filez
drinks and snacks (or a few dollars of kindness)
your singin’ voice & dancin’ shoes

Thursday, July 27

DJs & Drivethrough ~ Free

Thurs, July 27 6pm
Drivethru and DJs
at LACE Parking Lot
Go figure this one out, it just sounds cool...

Rauschenberg Talk ~ Free

Thursday, July 27 6:15 PM
MOCA brings leading artists, curators, critics, writers, and others to the museum for talks and walkthroughs of current exhibitions as well as special slide lectures.

Paul Schimmel , MOCA chief curator, exhibition curator (Robert Rauschenberg: Combines)
MOCA Grand Avenue, Ahmanson Auditorium

Saturday, July 22

Dance in the Bamboo ~ Free

July 22nd, 2006, Saturday: 8PM
Materials & Applications
Sarah Elgart performs DRIFT, followed by screening of the animations of Ondrej Rudavsky. With live music and sound by feltlike, this mesmerizing performer will activate the waters and elaborate upon the bamboo bridge.

Thursday, July 20

Rose's Pawn Shop ~ Free

Thursday July 20th
Rose's Pawn Shop

They have an unlimited guest list and it’s a free show if you E-mail:
Just give your full name and how many guests you are bringing and your name will be on the list at the door. Then you and all your guests get in free.
Please note that the cut off for the guest list is July 19th.
Key Club

Sunset Yoga ~ Free

Thurs. July 20, 2006

7 pm
Sunset Yoga Series
Join yogi and instructor Joan Moran for an hour-long open session of yoga, blending hatha flow, Iyengar, and dance, on the Fowler Museum's terrace. Bring your mat and salute the sun as it sets behind the Santa Monica Mountains.

UCLA Fowler Museum

Wednesday, July 19

Comic Geniuses Speak ~ Free

Wed, July 19th 7pm

Legendary Japanese comic artist and manga-ka Yoshihiro Tatsumi is credited for establishing gekiga (“dramatic pictures”), a style of alternative comics that blends drama and art in a realistic fashion for an adult audience.

Comic artist and graphic novelist Adrian Tomine has published many comic books, which include 32 Stories: The Complete Optic Nerve Mini-Comics, She Read The Letter Journal, and the critically acclaimed Summer Blonde.

at the Hammer Museum

Monday, July 17

Monday at Viper Room ~ Free

Every Monday

Per Viper Room booking:
On mondays we offer all the bands that are playing unlimited guest lists.
All anyone who wants to come to the viper on mondays for free needs to do is ask any one of the bands on their myspace page.

Saturday, July 15

Contest over - The Submarines!! Free Download

The Submarines!!!

Tues, July 18th 9pm
89.9 KCRW Presents The Submarines w/ Special Guests Tuesday at the Hotel Cafe.

Free Song Download!: Peace & Hate

The first person to email me the answer to this question will receive the tickets:
What was the name of the bar frequented in "Three's Company"?

Contest is closed: answer was "Regal Beagle"

Friday, July 14

Diavolo Dance ~ Free

Friday, July 14th 8pm

Diavolo Dance Theater examines the funny and frightening ways individuals interact with their environment., the company, which is known for its sometimes high-risk, dramatic use of set pieces, is comprised of dancers, gymnasts and actors who create performances collaboratively under Heim’s guidance.

Grand Performances Downtown

Thursday, July 13

Monsters Are Waiting ~ Free

Thurs, July 13th 8pm
The Bangkok Five & Monsters are Waiting
Boasting influences of early punk and garage rock, Los Angeles’ The Bangkok Five perform with attitude from their new album Who’s Gonna Take Us Alive.

Monsters are Waiting energetically careen between vocals of innocent awakening and melodies of detached experience. subtle percussion.

at the Hammer Museum

Social Aid & Pleasure Club ~ Free

Thurs. July 13th 9:30pm

Arthur Magazine and The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest for our weekly Echo Park Social(ist) Aid & Pleasure Club
Tonight's DJs are:
10pm Ms. Sam Ott
11pm Mr. Erik Bluhm
12mid French people celebrating Bastille Day

Little Joy 1477 Sunset Blvd. LA , CA 90026

Tuesday, July 11

Cut Chemist ~ Free

Tues, July 11th 7pm
Ozomatli and Jurassic 5 alumnus, Cut Chemist visits Amoeba to celebrate the release of his long-awaited solo album “The Audience’s Listening”

at Amoeba Records

Free Slurpees!

Tuesday, July 11th

7-Eleven celebrates its birthday. While supplies last, convenience store chains are giving free Slurpees to customers in commemorative cups

Thanks, [Pop Candy]

Saturday, July 8

Ska Cubano ~ Free

Sat, July 8th 8pm
Ska Cubano

Ska Cubano’s compulsively danceable sound melds the classic 50s and 60s dance sounds of Jamaica with the vibrant rumba and salsa rhythms of Cuba.

Grand Performances Downtown

Thursday, July 6

Silversun Pickups & Run Run Run

Thursday, Jul 6 8pm
Silversun Pickups & Run Run Run
An essential part of the East LA music scene, Silversun Pickups meld growling guitars and driving bass grooves with ethereal keyboards into hypnotic torrents of sound.

Fellow Angelenos Run Run Run complete the evening with their notorious brand of dark, psychedelic guitar rock and mesmerizing lo-fi light show.
Hammer Museum

Indigo Girls ~ Free

Thurs, July 6th
Indigo Girls
Santa Monica Twilight Dance Series

The 22nd Annual Santa Monica Pier Twilight Dance Series presented by Amoeba Records begins on June 29 and will run through August 31, 2006.

Sunday, July 2

Murs Show ~ Free

July 2nd 2006 EARLY SHOW!!! 4pm-8pm
El Rey Theatre
5515 Wilshire Blvd. L.A. CA 90036
Murs, Cut Chemist, and the almighty Supreeme

thanks [Blogging LA]

Dorkbot ~ Free

SUN, July 2nd 1pm

This will be an "open hack", where people brought a variety of electronic devices to rip apart while chatting. Come on out and bring in something that you've never seen the insides of: an old VCR, toaster, alarm clock, keyboard, camera or a piece of industrial surplus.

If you have your own projects to demo, bring them out too.

at Machine Project
1200 D North Alvarado Street

Saturday, July 1

Kinky ~ Free

SAT. July 1, 7pm
KCRW Sounds Eclectico with Kinky & Sidestepper

Monterrey, Mexico-based quintet Kinky blends its juiced-up funk with rock, electronica, thick synth atmospherics and liberal sprinklings of rhythmic styles from the Americas. Bogota, Colombia-based Sidestepper’s groundbreaking music marries British drum-and-bass with salsa's brash horns and fluid piano samples. The sound is Latin electronica.

at Grand Performances