Museum Free-for-All Day

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Sunday, January 29, 2017 will be a great day for art lovers, history enthusiasts, or anyone wanting to explore some hidden gems in Los Angeles. Several museums throughout LA County (and a couple in Orange County as well) will be offering free admission for everyone.

Some of the biggest museums and art galleries in Los Angeles are participating, including LACMA, the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits, The Getty, and the Annenberg Space for Photography. Many more are participating as well, in this 12th Annual event.

Some museums require a timed ticket, so please visit the official website to plan ahead before you go, and find visiting hours for your chosen museum.

Whale Fiesta in San Pedro

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An event with a funny name, the Whale Fiesta is celebrating its 47th year at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro. The family event is free and open to the public, to celebrate marine life and the beginning of the Pacific Gray Whale migration season.

Aquarium’s Exploration Center, Aquatic Nursery and the Library will be open to visitors 10 AM to 5 PM (but the fiesta event officially ends at 3 PM), free to explore. There will be scientists and volunteers on-hand to provide information about the marine life we live so close to. There will also be free activities such as face painting and a Great Duct Tape Whale Contest.

The fiesta is this Sunday, January 29, 2017. Visit their website for more details.

David Bowie: Among the Mexican Masters

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A new exhibit will be unveiled on Friday, January 27, 2017 celebrating the 20th Anniversary of David Bowie’s visit to Mexico City in 1997. The exhibit is a collection of unique photographs as Bowie visited cultural landmarks throughout Mexico City.

The exhibit is at the Forest Lawn Museum in Glendale, and runs through June 15, 2017. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM. Admission and parking are free.

All Space Considered at Griffith Observatory

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Friday, February 3, 2017 is the first Friday of February. It is also the monthly date for Griffith Observatory’s “All Space Considered” event, where they discuss the latest in astronomy news, and what observers can hope to see in the February sky.

The discussion begins at 7:30 PM, but make sure to leave time to find parking on a Friday night. Or leave enough time to park below by the Greek Theatre and catch the DASH Shuttle to the top for just $0.35 with your Metro TAP card.

The event is free to the public, and happens each month. Please visit their official website to see the list of guest lecturers, and updates for future events.

Free Movie at Petersen Automotive Museum

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Petersen Automotive Museum, located on Wilshire Boulevard, will be treating guests to a free screening of the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger. They will also be serving complimentary popcorn and other refreshments. Screening is Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7 PM.

Go to their website to RSVP for the event.

The event is free, but parking on-site is $12 so consider finding cheaper parking, taking the Metro, or carpooling with a large group to split the cost.

DTLA Art Walk

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The Downtown Los Angeles Art Walk is a nonprofit that organizes monthly art walks in LA. They are scheduled for the 2nd Thursday of each month, year-round, rain or shine.

If you decide to join in the event, start at the Art Walk Lounge (634 S. Spring St.), the visitor center for the Art Walk. Visitors can pick up maps, view and purchase art from local and international artists, support artisans through the Art Mart, and sample promo items from our sponsors. The Art Walk Lounge is open from 6-10 PM.

Be sure to check out their website, as this nonprofit also hosts other events such as building tours throughout the city.