Explore LA: Free events in Los Angeles August 14 - 18

Your guide to free events around town from your friends at CicLAvia.

Tuesday 8/14

Enjoy some 80’s nostalgia with John Hughes's sci-fi classic Weird Science at Moonlight Movies on Granada Beach at dusk.


Thursday 8/16

Free movie night at CSUN. Tonight it’s Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle at CSUN’s Summer Movie Fest starting at dusk.


Thursday 8/16 – Sunday 8/19

In its 8th year Echo Park Rising Music Festival is a three-day neighborhood event that focuses on the “music, creativity, diversity and small businesses of Echo Park” spread out at venues all over the neighborhood.


Friday 8/17

Check out two amazing local bands – The California Feetwarmers, “equal parts New Orleans jazz and ragtime,” and Hermanos Herrera, “playing modern versions of Son Huasteco, Son Jarocho, and música Norteña” at a free concert in the heart of Downtown, in Grand Plaza starting at 8 p.m.


Head to Pershing Square tonight at sunset for the iconic 90’s movie Clueless featuring Alicia SIlverstone as shopaholic Beverly Hills teenager Cher Horowitz. You already have plans… As if.


Saturday 8/18

Today’s your chance to look at the Sun, Moon, planets and space junk with expert guidance from amateur astronomers. Head to the Griffith Observatory today from 2:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m for their public Star Party! http://griffithobservatory.org/programs/publictelescopes.html

8 p.m. the last of the amazing free concert series brought to you by Grand Performances, Sogand is an Iranian underground hip-hop artist known for her “soulful and sultry voices, she stylishly blends rap, R&B, jazz, funk, blues and pop.”


p.m. Henry Rollins hosts KCRW Summer Nights’ Backyard Party at their new HQ at Santa Monica College’s CMD Campus with a blistering DJ set, food trucks and cocktails.