Win Free Laugh Factory Tix to See Kevin Nealon Tuesday May 7!

Win Free Laugh Factory Tix to See Kevin Nealon Tuesday May 7!

How’s this for a fun free thing to do in Los Angeles —  tickets to see Kevin Nealon and other top notch comedians at the Laugh Factory!

We’re giving away at least 10 tickets (two tickets per winner) valued at $20 each to see Kevin Nealon host New Material Night Tuesday, May 7 at 8pm! Be the first to hear the hottest new jokes and watch comedians push themselves to bring new material to an audience.
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Free Things to Do in L.A.: A Lalo Alacaraz 2013 Calendar Giveaway!

December 10, 2012 |  by  |  Giveaway  |  No Comments

We’re always up for a fun free thing to do when it involves a giveaway of our favorite cartoon artist, L.A.”s Lalo Alcaraz! Lalo is the mastermind behind the first nationally syndicated, politically-themed Latino daily comic strip, “La Cucaracha,” the satirical website Pocho.com and host of the KPFK radio show, “Pocho Hour of Power.”

Lalo Alcaraz

If you survive the upcoming Mayan Apocalypse on 12-21-12, you’ll want to go into the New Year with Lalo’s 2013 Good Luck cartoon calendar. It features 12 frameable prints of his popular cartoons, plus important date reminders. Free Fun Los Angeles had a contest for the 2012 Lalo Alcaraz Doomsday cartoon calendar last year, and it was a hit with La Cucaracha and Free Fun L.A. fans.

If you don’t win, or if you’re looking for a unique holiday gift, consider buying a copy of this cool cartoon calendar. It’s only $20 for a signed calendar — a frugal deal for great art by a local artist.

How do you enter for a chance to win a free Lalo Alcaraz Good Luck Cartoon Calendar? Just answer this question: Who is your favorite La Cucaracha character?

Where do you answer? You will earn an entry for each of these:
1. Follow @FreeFunLA then tweet “I want to win the 2013 Lalo Alcaraz Good Luck Cartoon Calendar from @FreeFunLA. #Lalo” Be sure to include the hashtag #Lalo. You must follow @FreeFunLA to win. You may tweet up to three times a day.
2. Post the answer here on our blog comments.
3. Post an answer on our Facebook fan page. Be sure to “Like” Free Fun Los Angeles for a chance to win!

Contest ends at Noon PT Saturday Dec. 15. UPDATE: Now ends Monday, Dec. 17 at Noon PT.

Winner chosen from all the entries using random.org.

Winner: Email us asap so Lalo can autograph and add anything else you’d like to say on the calendar. We’ll need your address so Lalo can mail it to you!

*Disclosure: No compensation was received in exchange for this post or for the giveaway prize.

La Cucaracha Fans! Win the 2012 Lalo Alcaraz Doomsday Cartoon Calendar!

December 7, 2011 |  by  |  Contest, Giveaway  |  3 Comments

I simply LOVE the daily, nationally syndicated La Cucaracha comic strip that runs in the Los Angeles Times. So when I saw the cover of the new 2012 Doomsday Cartoon Calendar created by La Cucaracha’s artist, Lalo Alacaraz, I knew we had to do a Free Fun L.A. giveaway! We had a contest for the 2011 calendar last year, and it was a hit with La Cucaracha and Free Fun L.A. fans.

Lalo Alcaraz

If you don’t win, or if you’re looking for a unique holiday gift, consider buying a copy of this cool cartoon calendar. The cover alone is worth the price. It’s only $20 — a frugal deal for great art by a local artist.

How do you enter for a chance to win a free Lalo Alcaraz Doomsday Cartoon Calendar? Just answer this question: Who is your favorite La Cucaracha character?

Where do you answer? You will earn an entry for each of these:
1. Tweet us at @FreeFunLA with “I want to win the 2012 Lalo Alcaraz Doomsday Cartoon Calendar from @FreeFunLA. #lalo” Be sure to include the hashtag #lalo. You must follow @FreeFunLA to win. You may tweet once a day.
2. Post the answer here on our blog.
3. Post on our Facebook fan page. Be sure to “Like” Free Fun L.A. for a chance to win!

Contest ends at Noon PT Wednesday Dec. 14.

Winner chosen from all the entries using random.org.

Winner: Email us asap so Lalo can autograph and add anything else you’d like to say on the calendar. We’ll need your address so Lalo can mail it to you and we can mail you a copy of the hip pocket travel guide, Free Fun L.A., too!

*Disclosure: No compensation was received in exchange for this post or for the giveaway prize.

See Jared Lee in Concert at L.A. Troubadour for FREE!

Jared Lee, who rocked Santa Monica’s Winterlit Concert, is taking over the Troubadour in L.A. February 10 and we’ve got a couple of free tix to giveaway!

Jared’s a Boston boy who’s brought his pop singer/songwriter/piano player talents to Los Angeles. His highly anticipated debut album “Out of Breath,” produced by Mike Krompass (Nelly Furtado, Natasha Bedingfield), will be released early this year.

Haven’t heard Jared rock it yet? Listen to his soulful vocals on r & b infused pop-rock songs with this free download from his upcoming album. Listen HERE

Don’t miss out on this chance for a free fun night out! How do you win the two tickets to see Jared Lee at the Troubadour?

Tweet “#JaredLee takes the Troubadour & I want to win tix! @FreeFunLA” For every tweet, you’ll get an entry. Be sure to include #JaredLee and @FreeFunLA in the tweet. Just copy and paste what’s here if you’d like.

Extra entries for writing on our Facebook wall “I want to see Jared Lee at the Troubadour” and for commenting here.

Winners chosen using random.org. The more you enter, the better your chances for winning a free fun night out! Giveaway ends at noon, Wednesday Feb. 9. Winner announced shortly after. Winners tickets available at will call.

Can’t make the February 10 date? We also have a ticket giveaway for Jared Lee at the Casbah in San Diego February 8.


*Disclosure: No money or other compensation was exchanged for this post and ticket giveaway.

Win Free Tix to Santa Monica Pier Aquarium for Underwater Parks Day

In celebration of Underwater Parks Day, Saturday Jan. 15, Free Fun LA has teamed up with Heal the Bay’s Santa Monica Pier Aquarium to give away free aquarium tickets for a family of four. Plus a cool bag of goodies detailed below.

The marine science center at 1600 Ocean Front Walk – beach level just beneath the Santa Monica Pier’s historic carousel – will have special presentations and activities on Saturday to highlight SoCal’s Marine Protected Areas, the focus of Underwater Parks Day. Visit the aquarium 12:30 – 5pm Jan. 15 for fun sea creature crafts and to learn creative ways to help save the world’s oceans.

Now for the giveaway: Win admission for a family of four plus a reusable shopping bag stocked with a kids activity guide, tokens for rides on the pier carousel, Heal the Bay stickers, marine-themed temporary tattoos, and a Heal the Bay beanie.

How do you win? Leave a comment here about how what you do to keep our oceans and other water ways clean and safe. Tweet a shout out to #HealtheBay to @FreeFunLA, or write your tweet on our Facebook wall.

We’ll pick the winner using random.org. Contest ends at noon Friday. Winner can pick up their free tix and Heal the Bay goodie bag at the aquarium ticket office.

Heal the Bay is a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, safe, and clean. No money or compensation was exchanged for this giveaway.

La Cucaracha Fans! Win a 2011 Lalo Alcaraz Cartoon Calendar!

December 10, 2010 |  by  |  Giveaway  |  No Comments

I’m an unabashed fan of the daily nationally syndicated La Cucaracha comic strip that runs in the L.A. Times. So when I found out that La Cucaracha’s artist, Lalo Alacaraz, had a 2011 calendar coming out, it went on the top of my Christmas list. As a gift to fans of Lalo and Free Fun L.A., we’re doing a giveaway of the cool calendar!

Lalo Alcaraz

Lalo Signs for His Fans

Just answer this question: What is the name of the Mexican wrestler cantina owner in La Cucaracha? Hint: It’s not Cuco Rocha.

Where do you answer? Tweet us at @FreeFunLA with the hashtag #lalo, or post the answer here on our blog, or on our Facebook fan page. We’ll randomly choose a winner. Contest runs until noon, Wednesday Dec. 15Thursday, Dec.16.

Winner: Email us asap so Lalo can autograph and add anything else you’d like to say on the calendar. We’ll need your address so Lalo can mail it to you and we can mail you a copy of the hip pocket travel guide, Free Fun L.A., too!

Want to meet Lalo in person? He’ll be at Self Help Graphics Saturday 12-6 and Tropico De Nopal on Sunday 12-5pm. Tell him Free Fun L.A. says “hi!”

Free Fruit Trees in Los Angeles Via LACMA

February 6, 2010 |  by  |  Giveaway  |  1 Comment

This weekend don’t let the rain keep you from getting a FREE fruit tree to plant in L.A.! The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, (LACMA) and the Los Angeles-based artist collective Fallen Fruit, Free Fruit Trees in L.A.are handing out 150 fruit trees at noon, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6 – 7.

The fruit tree adoptions kick off a year-long public participation art exhibition called EATLACMA, that will include artist-designed gardens installed throughout the LACMA grounds, artist-led tours of the gardens, a public fruit jam other events.

Fallen Fruit will hand out 150 trees at the Watts Towers Arts Center and Charles Mingus Youth Arts Center, Saturday and at LACMA’s Grand entrance on Sunday. Plant the trees in a public space or on the perimeter of private property so the local community can enjoy the bounty from the trees.

Saturday, Feb. 6 at 12pm:
Watts Towers Arts Center and Charles Mingus Youth Arts Center
1761 East 107th St., L.A. 90059
Sunday, Feb. 7 at 12pm:
LACMA
BP Grand Entrance, North Piazza
5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 90036

Santa Monica Pier Aquarium Whale of a Weekend: Win Free Family Admission

February 2, 2010 |  by  |  Giveaway  |  3 Comments

The Santa Monica Pier Aquarium celebrates the migration of the California Gray Whales during it’s annual Whale of a Weekend festival, 12:30 to 5pm, Feb. 13 -14. Whale of a Weekend posterYou can celebrate too, with our giveaway for a FREE Family admission pack to the aquarium! You’ll get to see all the fun aquaria exhibits, explore the touch tanks and show your kids what really lives in the Santa Monica Bay — for FREE!

The aquarium, located underneath the foot of the Santa Monica Pier, is operated by one of Free Fun L.A.’s favorite ecological groups, Heal The Bay. So along with the tix, you’ll get a reusable Heal The Bay bag, a Heal The Bay beanie, stickers and some other fun aquarium goodies.

And of course, we’ll throw in a FREE copy of Free L.A.: The Ultimate Free Fun Guide to the City of Angels, a printed hip pocket travel guide to 400+ free & frugal things to do in the Los Angeles area.

So what do you have to do to enter for all this free fun? Just one of the following:

1. Tweet the contest! Follow us @FreeFunLA and/or @HealTheBay and RT the following: Tweet to win tix & more to Santa Monica Pier Aquarium #WhaleWeekend Feb. 13-14 Follow @FreeFunLA @HealTheBay

2. Fan Free Fun L.A. on Facebook and write on our wall: I want to win tix & more to Santa Monica Pier Aquarium for Whale of a Weekend!

3. Leave a comment on this post similar to a tweet or a FB message.

You get one entry for every tweet, FB and comment. Winner will be chosen at random by Random.org. Contest ends at 9pm Tuesday Feb. 9. Good Luck!

Free Download of Free L.A. City Guide’s Downtown Chapter

December 15, 2009 |  by  |  Giveaway  |  No Comments

‘Tis the season of giving so we’re giving back to the city we love — Los Angeles.

Every three days, for FREE, we’ll make available one chapter of the new 2nd edition of our hip pocket travel guide to free things to do in Los Angeles — Free L.A. The Ultimate Free Fun Guide to the City of Angels. We’ll do this until we give away 12 of our 29 chapters!

And hey, if you like what you see in this FREE chapter of Free L.A., or think it’s a great gift or stocking stuffer like we do, consider buying a printed and bound version. Details are to your right ———>

In the meantime, enjoy the FREE download of the first chapter in our holiday giveaway. It’s also the first chapter in the printed version of Free L.A.

P.S. Follow us on Twitter @FreeFunLA, fan us on Facebook or sign up for our RSS feed to find out when the next FREE chapter is ready!