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MOCA Free Admission Thursdays Plus Free Art Workshop Sunday Sept. 1

MOCA Free Admission Thursdays Plus Free Art Workshop Sunday Sept. 1

The Museum of Contemporary Art Grand Avenue in Los Angeles has FREE Admission Thursday nights and this Sunday, Sept. 1, MOCA hosts a free family-friendly studio event.

MOCA is the place to be if you like your art noisy, electric, animated, controversial, and challenging. Displaying contemporary art from 1940-present, the museum contains 5,000+ works including abstract expressionism, pop art, minimalist, and post-minimalist art. And you can see it all for free 5 to 8 p.m. every Thursday night except major holidays.   ………….

Free WEHO Late Night Weekend Trolley

Free WEHO Late Night Weekend Trolley “The PickUp” Debuts Tonight

The new free WEHO late night weekend entertainment trolley makes its inaugural run along Santa Monica Blvd. Friday, August 16. Designed to provide partiers with safe and free rides along the popular boulevard 8 p.m. – 3 a.m. Friday and Saturdays, The PickUp has its coming out party at 6 p.m. tonight.

Check out the colorful trolley during the party on the patios in front of Micky’s, Revolver, and Eleven located at 8857, 8851 and 8811 Santa Monica Boulevard. City officials celebrate the launch of The PickUp, along with some surprise special guests and photo opportunities, at the corner of Larrabee Street and Santa Monica Boulevard at 6:30 p.m. before the line officially begins running at 8 p.m.

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Discover Chinatown's History and Tour Union Station for Free Saturday August 10

Discover Chinatown’s History and Tour Union Station for Free Saturday August 10

August 8, 2013 |  by  |  Free Tour  |  No Comments

Find out the real history behind L.A.’s Alameda and Los Angeles Streets for free on Saturday, August 10, as docents from the Chinese American Museum and community partners give you a closer looks at these streets — the location of both Historic Chinatown and Union Station.

Meet experts and community members at the Chinese American Museum at 1 p.m. as they reveal the story behind these two iconic landmarks. The special presentation ends with a guided walking tour of Union Station.

While the event is free, you do need to reserve a space by sending a email to rsvp@camla.org.

Parking: Lot 2 on Main Street between Arcadia and Cesar Chavez.

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Free LEGO Mini-Build Workshop for Kids in Glendale Tuesday August 6!

Free LEGO Mini-Build Workshop for Kids in Glendale Tuesday August 6!

Kids 6 to 14 get to build and keep a cool LEGO mini-build set at Glendale LEGO store,on Tuesday August 6. This month’s LEGO model is an outdoor BBQ grill.

Supplies are limited to 150 kits per store. These free mini-build events are so popular that kids line up two hours before the start time of 5 p.m. to assure themselves an opportunity to participate.  At 3 p.m. the Glendale LEGO store will hand out cards stamped with a time on them. A limited number of kids will be allowed in every 15 minutes and you must come back at the time on your card.

Other Southern California LEGO stores participating include South Coast Plaza, Disneyland Resort, Ontario Mills, The Shops Mission Viejo and Fashion Valley.

While the mini-build kits are not available for sale, kids can  download the instructions on how to build each mini model for free on the LEGO website. So if you can’t make it to Tuesday’s free workshop or if there is no LEGO store nearby you’ll be able re-create the mini-build model with your LEGO bricks at home. Right now the site has all the instructions from all the 2013 workshops available.

More free fun: Download the Free monthly LEGO store calendar. Each calendar comes with fun ideas, a list of the store’s events and coupons!

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*Disclosure: No compensation was received in exchange for this post.

Free Things to Do for Shark Week Plus a $100 Cold Stone Ice Cream Giveaway!

Free Things to Do for Shark Week Plus a $100 Cold Stone Ice Cream Giveaway!

August 4, 2013 |  by  |  Giveaway  |  10 Comments

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week  has sailed onto TV screens and we’re going along for the ride with free sharky things to do and a $100 Cold Stone gift card giveaway! Details at the end of this post.

The weeklong fest dedicated to one of the world’s most misunderstood marine animals, is the  longest-running programming event in history. Shark Week  returns this year with   ………….

Helpful Honda Brings Free Ice Cream to Los Angeles Area

Helpful Honda Brings Free Ice Cream to Los Angeles Area

You don’t have to scream for free ice cream in Southern California the next two weekends — August 3 – 4 and August 10 – 11 – - just follow Helpful Honda on Twitter and Facebook! And check out our post for an additional giveaway.

In their continuing mission to help SoCal residents — this time with some free fun — SoCal Honda Dealers are rolling out a blue ice cream truck filled with classic street ice cream treats. Find out which communities the truck will be in by ………….

Free LEGO Friends Mini Model Event in Glendale August 1

Free LEGO Friends Mini Model Event in Glendale August 1

LEGO stores have rolled out another surprise FREE mini-build workshop — this one on Thursday, August 1, for fans of their Friends brand.

The LEGO Friends mini model building event at the Glendale Galleria  gives kids ages 6 to 14 the instructions and the bricks to create and decorate a mini jewelery box. Then they can take home their LEGO creation for free!

Supplies are limited to 150 kits per store. These free mini-build events are so popular that kids line up two hours before the start time of 5 p.m. to assure themselves an opportunity to participate.  At 3 p.m. the Glendale LEGO store will hand out cards stamped with a time on them. A limited number of kids will be allowed in every 15 minutes and you must come back at the time on your card.

Other Southern California LEGO stores participating include South Coast Plaza, Disneyland Resort, Ontario Mills, The Shops Mission Viejo and Fashion Valley.

More Free Fun: Read our post about the free LEGO Club, free LEGO magazine and more!

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Celebrate the Ocean at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Aug 3-4 & Enter Our Giveaway!

Celebrate the Ocean at Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Aug 3-4 & Enter Our Giveaway!

Surf over to the Heal the Bay Santa Monica Pier Aquarium to celebrate the ocean weekend August 3 -4 with extra free fun for kids. Plus we’ve got a special aquarium goodie bag with 2 free tickets for adults to giveaway!

Located at beach level, just below the historic pier carousel, the aquarium is a great way to learn about marine life in the Santa Monica Bay. Admission is free for kids ages 12 and under and a minimum $3 admimission price for ages 12+ ($5 donation suggested). But we’re sweetening that deal with… ………….

Free LEGO Workshop for Kids in Glendale Today!

Free LEGO Workshop for Kids in Glendale Today!

The Glendale LEGO store is having a surprise free mini-build workshop for kids today,  July 30.  The extra summer fun workshop features a LEGO model that looks like an outdoor BBQ grill.

Kids ages 6 to 14 are invited to participate in the free workshop that starts at 5p.m. Warning: The mini-build workshops are so popular that sign-ups start 2 hours ahead of time!  At 3 p.m. the LEGO store will hand out cards stamped with a time on them. A limited number of kids will be allowed in every 15 minutes and you must come back at the time on your card. Each store has a limited supply of mini-build kits, about 150 of them.

Other Southern California LEGO stores participating include South Coast Plaza, Disneyland Resort, Ontario Mills, The Shops Mission Viejo and Fashion Valley.

While the mini-build kits are not available for sale, kids can  download the instructions on how to build each mini model for free on the LEGO website. So if you can’t make it to Tuesday’s free workshop, or if you get there too late or if there is no LEGO store nearby you’ll be able re-create the mini-build model with your LEGO bricks at home. Right now the site has all the instructions from all the 2013 workshops available.

More free fun: Download the Free monthly LEGO store calendar. Each calendar comes with fun ideas, a list of the store’s events and coupons!

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*Disclosure: No compensation was received in exchange for this post.

Free See's Lollypop on National Lollypop Day July 20 Plus Enter Our Giveaway for a Box!

Free See’s Lollypop on National Lollypop Day July 20 Plus Enter Our Giveaway for a Box!

Stop at a local See’s Candy shop on July 20 — National Lollypop Day — and get a FREE See’s lollypop! If you haven’t tried one of these chunky goodies, please note they’re not ordinary lollypops. These are long-lasting hard lollypops similar to taffy on a stick, made in butterscotch, vanilla, chocolate and caffe latte flavors.

My favorite flavor of See’s lollypops is butterscotch, although caffe latte is a close second. What’s your favorite flavor? Tell us and you could win a large box of these scrumptious suckers, courtesy of See’s! How do you enter?

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