Free Museum Exhibits, Los Angeles
The public is welcome to visit The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...
November 8 through March 3, 2013
The Academy Grand Lobby Gallery
Tuesday through Friday,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekends, noon to 6 p.m.
Closed Friday, February 22 – Sunday, February 24
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards–in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners-the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.
There are two free weekly newspapers that are the local 'what's on' guides: The LA Weekly and the City Beat. The LA Weekly is larger, and is a very comprehensive paper with tons of listings and lengthy articles of local interest, while the City Beat has a more truly 'in-the know' quality.
Hip people read the City Beat for the more out-of-the-mainstream articles and reviews, but EVERYONE reads the Weekly as the 'find-anything-and-everything' guide. Both are found everywhere, from newstands to boxes on the corners to bars and restaurants.
I just found the site below - I so needed this last time I was inbetween jobs. It lists not only places that are always free, but places with monthly "free days." For instance, you can get into the LACMA for free the second Tuesday of every month. Good to know! So print this list and add it to your calendar.