CHEAPSKATIN' LA ~ hip handouts ~ free

Wednesday, August 30

Jewel ~ Free

Wed. Aug. 30th 7pm
CW Presents Summer at the Grove

Jewel will play a benefit show for Project Clean Water at the Grove Fountain Stage.

Tuesday, August 29

Team Foosball ~ Free

Tuesday, Aug. 29th 9pm
Beer Sports -Team Fooze Tuesdays

A night with two foosball tables in the bar and a whole truckload of cheap booze in the back.

Cha Cha Lounge, 2375 Glendale Blvd., Silver Lake.

Thanks [LA Alternative]

Sunday, August 27

Sunset Junction should be free

The City Attorney's Office ruled that there are no ordinances prohibiting them from charging admission fees to events. The Sunset Junction organizers will charge festival attendees a fee, and proceeds of the street fair will go to Sunset Junction's community youth programs. While they are charging an admission fee, the organizers have said that "no one will be turned away due to lack of funds." Michael McKinley of Sunset Junction can tell you more about their programs; he can be reached at (323) 661-7771.

The Sunset Junction organizers agreed to give free entry wristbands to local residents who live 1 block North and 1 block South of Sunset Blvd. along the stretch where the fair is located. Residents can pick up the wristband (limit 2 per household) from Tsunami Cafe at 4019 Sunset Blvd. with proof of residence.

Thanks Lucy at

Lavender Diamond

Sunday, August 27, 2006 4 pm
Summer Sunset Series: Songs of Peace

Local band Lavender Diamond is named for the peace-minded main character of an operetta, written by lead singer Becky Stark. Join Stark, with Jeff Rosenberg on guitar, Steve Gregoropoulos on keyboard, and Ron Rege, Jr. on drums for original tunes that blend traditional folk songcraft with a pop sensibility.

Fowler Museum UCLA

Saturday, August 26

The Crystal Method ~ Free

Saturday, Aug. 26th 9pm
MOCA Nightvision presents The Crystal Method

NIGHT VISION: MOCA After Dark presents exciting programs including artmaking, screenings, groundbreaking DJs, live music, spoken word, and museum viewing Robert Rauschenberg: Combines.
6pm - KCRW DJ Jason Eldredge
7pm - Artmaking Workshop
8pm - Music Videos by Film Indepdent's LA Film Festival

At the MOCA Arco Plaza
(free w/ a ticket to the museum...)

Friday, August 25

The Italian Job

Friday, Aug. 25th 6pm
Cinema Fresco w/ the San Gennaro Foundation screens The Italian Job

Bring a blanket and a picnic for a summer of Italian movies under the stars!

Hancock Park - Great Lawn of the La Brea Tar Pits
5801 Wilshire LA, CA 90036

Films in a Cornfield ~ Free

Friday, August 25th 7:30pm
“Friday Nights @ Not A Cornfield” presents, “From Chinatown to China: The Chinese American Experience.”

Curated by Visual Communications and the Echo Park Film Center, the program consists of live music by Zhi Ming Han of the Chinese Classical Music Ensemble, an open mic presented by RadioSonideros, and then the showing of these six documentary, narrative, and experimental short films.

Presented at the Not a Cornfield in Downtown LA

Thursday, August 24

Shrek 2 ~ Free

Thursday, Aug. 24th 7:30pm
Shrek 2

See Shrek 2 outdoors at the Universal City Walk on a gigantic outdoor screen.


Thursday, August 24, 8:00 p.m.

Malian Grammy nominee Mamadou Diabate is a virtuoso of the kora, the ancient 21-string harp/lute from West Africa. He adds fresh, contemporary flavor to the keita tradition, which stretches back to the thirteenth century. Listen to his music here.

A gallery tour of "Rwanda/After, Darfur/Now" will be offered before Sunset Concerts at 5:45 p.m.

at the Skirball Center

Beijing Modern Dance ~ Free

Thursday, August 24 2006, 8:00 PM
Beijing LDTX Modern Dance with Willy Tsao

Grand View Garden is Willy Tsao’s work based upon the Chinese literary masterpiece, Dream of the Red Chamber and in honor of Grand Performances’ 20th anniversary. The work will take place on the main stage and the WaterCourt offering intimate vignettes, bold statements and sweeping vistas.

Downtown LA's Grand Performances

Tuesday, August 22

Cheap way to cuddle ~ Free

Tuesday, Aug. 22nd 7pm doors open
Rocky at the Santa Monica Pier

Movies over the water and under the stars!
Admission is FREE but tickets will be required for entry.

Monday, August 21

Little, Army, Explorers, Village ~ Free

Monday, Aug. 21st
The Little Ones
Army Navy
The Explorers
The Village Green

At Spaceland

Sunday, August 20

Jam & Bread ~ Free

Sunday August 20th from 12 - 3pm
Public Jam
The Fallen Fruit collective will conduct a Public Jam at Machine, for a jam-making session. They ask that you bring along any of your home-grown or public fruit and any clean, empty glass jars you have. Looking for radical and experimental jams as well.
Bread will be made on-site for toast...

T-shirts & Music ~ Free

Sunday, Aug. 20 2-10pm
The Do-Over

The Hit+Run, is going to be there giving you a do over with live t-shirt screen printing.. They're giving away free shirts to the first 50 ladies.

Special Guests: Arabian Prince, Peanut Butter Wolf, DJ Supreme, Ladies Knight (aka Han Cholo), K Pook & a special video shoot for James Pants. -rockin' the sunny jams and classic tunes you grew up with.

Cranes Hollywood Tavern
1611 N. El Centro Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90028

Thanks 5000! (Spencer Cross) at []

Saturday, August 19

Screwtooth Signing ~ Free

Saturday, August 19th from 2-6PM
thinkspace presents: “Screwtooth” comic signing with Lesley Reppeteaux

Lesley Reppeteaux will be on hand signing copies of her new comic “Screwtooth” along with her new graphic novel “Outlook: Grim”. Please know sketchbooks are also welcome.

at the ThinkSpace Gallery in Silverlake

Friday, August 18

Fridays on the 405 ~ Free

Friday, August 18, 2006, 6–9:00 p.m.
Fridays Off the 405 at the Getty
Music Event

Rolling Stone called Matthew Dear's CD Leave Luck to Heaven "as invigorating a dance-floor record as has been heard all year."
Another Detroit up-and-comer, DJ Ryan Elliott programs well-crafted sets ranging from ice-cold minimal techno to summery house beats.

The galleries will be open until 9:00 p.m. as well so you can enjoy the paintings in Rubens and Brueghel.

Mountain Bar

Fri, August 18th 6:00 pm

+ special dj guest

Ovrcast will be collecting donations for the National AIDS Marathon.

473 Gin Ling Way
Los Angeles, California 90012

Hip Hop Doc

Friday August 18th 2006 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
REHAB Center for the Elements -
"Black and Blue: Legends of the Hip Hop Cop"

The film presents the shocking truth and irrefutable evidence that top hip-hop artists are being targeted by the NYPD. Appearances by Wyclef Jean, Ice-T, Reverend Al Sharpton, BET's Bigg Tigga, and more.
Q&A Session with Derrick Parker and Peter Spirer

RSVP with
2324 Cotner Ave. - Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, August 17

Free tickets for Cheapskaters - All Taken!

Wed & Thurs, August 16 & 17 8pm
Free Tickets to awesome musical tick tick Boom!
These tickets have all been taken, however if you want to go click on the link below for 50% off your ticket!

It's one of the most acclaimed productions of the year! A pop rock musical by Jonathan Larson (creator of "Rent") on love, laughter, loss and having the courage to chase your dreams. "Stunning! Deeply moving! A heartfelt celebration!," hails the Los Angeles Times.

And now CHEAPSKATIN' insiders receive a special 50% off on tickets to tick..tick...BOOM! Final Performance August 27th!
To redeem this special offer, click here and enter code MUSIC in the promotions and special offers box or call the Coronet Theatre Box Office at 310-657-7377.

Be the first to email me at:
Coronet Theatre - 366 N. La Cienega Los Angeles, CA 90048

Nels Cline

Thursday, Aug 17 8pm
The Hammer Museum JazzPOP - Nels Cline Singers

The Nels Cline Singers are a virtuosic instrumental power trio whose music is rooted in jazz interplay as much as rock noise and pop layering. Cline, a long-time force in LA jazz and rock scenes, is the newest member of the rock band Wilco.

at the Hammer Museum

Inti-Illimani ~ Free

Thurs, August 17 7:30pm
Twilight Dance Series
INTI-ILLIMANI - Chilean Super Group

"Few Latin American acts can rival the Chilean group in terms of the sheer beauty of sound. Much like a Zen affirmation, Inti-Illimani's music floats within your soul, filling it with calmness and hope." - LA Times

at the Santa Monica Pier

Wednesday, August 16

Mates of State ~ Free

Wednesday – August 16th – 7pm

Mates of State's unique, often complex and always catchy pop gems defy genre boundaries. Though a duo, they never fail to generate an abundance of melody and harmony via monster, bass-heavy organ, creative drumming, and alternately lushly layered and playfully dueling vocals.

At Amoeba Records

Tuesday, August 15

Madagascar on the beach ~ Free

Tuesday, Aug. 15th 7pm (doors open) movie at 8pm
Santa Monica Drive-In at the Pier Returns!
Madagascar the movie

Movies over the water and under the stars! Just bring something to keep you warm as the Pier screens a film for a great cause - The Cancer Relief Fund.
Tickets are free and must be picked up in advance and are required for entry, check here for ticket pick ups

Monday, August 14

Hearts, Minutes, Brothers & Molecules ~ Free

Monday, Aug. 14th 8:30pm
Monday Night Residency

Kind Hearts and Coronets
Minutes Til Midnight
Brothers and Sisters

At the Echo

Saturday, August 12

Make Mag Launch Party ~ Free

Saturday August 12, 8pm
Make Magazine Issue #7 (Backyard Biology) Launch Party

One of my favorite magazines is having a launch party! Jed Berk will be there to talk about autonomous flocking behaviour in robotic blimps. Make editor and BoingBoing superstar Mark Frauenfelder will be there as well.

Machine Project - 1200 D North Alvarado Street, Los Angeles

SloMo Video ~ Free

Saturday, Aug 12 8pm

Hammer Screenings - SloMo Video Festival
Ok. So, i'm partial to this one. My friend since 7th grade, Ryan Junell, organized this festival - and it's really good.

SloMo Video Festival screens 100 one-minute slow-motion videos by 85 international filmmakers and video artists. It's a molasses-tinged warp of visual and audio beauty with videos by Wiley Wiggins and by sound experimentalists Matmos, among many others.
Hammer MuseumCourtyard

Friday, August 11

Jazz at LACMA ~ Free

Friday, Aug. 11th 5:30-8:30pm
Friday Night Jazz - Lounge Art Ensemble

All About Jazz writes, "Lounge Art Ensemble's inventive approach to contemporary post bop is so vivid and compelling that it's impossible to ignore."
Presented on the Los Angeles Times Central Court at LACMA.

Wednesday, August 9

Make random buttons ~ Free

Wed, Aug. 9, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM,
Button Making!
Make buttons like my friend, Srini Kumar or just promote something. Dalafie Michaelis shows you how to use magazines and other materials to make your own buttons on a button-making machine.

@ Maguire Gardens - 5th and Flower Streets LA, CA 90027

Tuesday, August 8

Jazz ~ Free

Tues, August 8th 7pm - 9pm
Summer Jazz Concert Series
Luis Conte Latin Jazz Ensemble
Listen to free live jazz and enjoy wines from different wineries every week...

Hollywood & Highland Central Courtyard

Sunday, August 6

Giant Drag & Submarines ~ Free

Sunday, August 6th 1pm

See my friends The Submarines and my next door neighbor Annie who's in Giant Drag as they play at the Little Radio Summer Camp.

Little Radio is located off the 10 freeway at 1218 Long Beah Ave (Between 14th and Olympic) in Long Beach, CA

Strange Fruit ~ Free

Sunday, August 06 2006, 8:00 PM
Film Series – Strange Fruit

The film traces the genesis of the now –famous, haunting lyrics sung by jazz giant Billie Holiday. The history of the words, the song, jazz and the sad stain of black lynching in the American South makes it a must see for everyone.

Outdoors at Grand Performances Downtown

Haircuts & Music ~ Free

Sunday, Aug. 6th 6pm
Ambient music & Free Haircuts!

Student hairstylists from a Top Notch Salon collaborate with a team of live ambient musicians to work on your head, inside and out.

Music by AMBIENT FORCE 3000: featuring members of: last nights of paris, communicating vessels, zotalayer, and “special guests”
presented by Superbunker at Betalevel Downtown

Friday, August 4

Learn to Cha Cha! ~ Free

Friday, Aug. 4th 6:30PM to 10:00PM
Cha Cha/Salsa featuring live music by Orquesta La Fiebre

DANCE DOWNTOWN - Music Center Plaza
BEGINNERS' DANCE LESSON at 6:30PM (first come, first served)

Dance Floor Provided. Dancers of all levels are encouraged to attend. Voted "Best Place To Shake It" by Los Angeles Downtown News.

Ride Through Watts ~ Free

Friday, Aug. 4th 9pm
"Watt's Up With Watts" plans to broaden horizons by exploring that section of south Los Angeles:

RIDE-Arc takes an evening tour through this and surrounding neighborhoods of Los Angeles to gather a current perspective on Watts.

103rd Street Blue Line station in Watts. For more information:;

Thanks Will at Blogging LA!

Thursday, August 3

Kneebody ~ Free

Thurs, Aug. 3rd 8pm
Kneebody is a horns and rhythm section jazz band whose dynamic sound is driven by tuneful pop layers and visceral rock energy.

Jazzpop at the Hammer

Moca Reception ~ Free

THURSDAY, AUG 3, 5–8pm
Public reception for
MOCA FOCUS: Lecia Dole-Recio

DJ set by Jean-Christophe Chamboredon (Milan Records), Courtesy of BPM Magazine

MOCA Grand Avenue, Downtown L.A.