For many, my family included, this is the last week of summer. Some unlucky souls have already returned to school, and others still have a few more blissful weeks. One inevitability of the summer is that we tend to spend more money than we do during the school year. By this week my family is spent out, so I’m only picking free or almost free things to do.
Monday is $1 splash day at the Annenberg, and this Monday is a particularly good one because the Santa Monica Public Library will be there with games, activities, and stories. Long Beach offers free skate lessons at Bixby Park on Tuesday; Descanso Gardens has free evening admission on Wednesday, and Echo Park Rising begins on Thursday with a free celebration of one of our most special neighborhoods. On Friday head to MacArthur Park’s Levitt Pavilion for a free Mariachi Festival. That Tres Leches cake is supposed to be soggy—it was not left out in the rain!
Summer ain’t over yet, so do be on the lookout for movies and music and theater. Enjoy the bounty of free and al fresco offerings while you still can.
Find more ideas in Mommy Poppins’ Event Calendar, Monthly GoList and Weekly Newsletter.