Do something cultural AND free on MLK Day!
Tomorrow on Martin Luther King's Day, enjoy free admission all day Noon-8 PM at LA County Museum of Art (LACMA). Don't miss out on the free dance and music performances at 12:30 and 2:45 PM. The 6th Street parking garage east of Fairfax Avenue is $7 flat rate, but free after 7 PM if you want to squeeze in an hour of culture.
If you can't make it tomorrow, LACMA offers offers "pay as you wish" admission every day after 5 PM, so feel free to offer up to the regular $12 pp. Or you can go for FREE on the second Tuesday of each month (next one Feb 9th). The museum is normally open every day Noon-8 PM except closed on Wednesdays and open one hour later on Friday nights and one hour earlier on the weekends.
In addition, Target sponsors Free Holiday Mondays in 2010: MLK Day 1/18, President's Day 2/15, Memorial Day 5/31, Labor Day 9/6, and Columbus Day 10/11. Also, mark your calendar for the next quarterly Miracle Mile Art Walk in April. That's at least 20 FREE days of culture per year!
UPDATE 02/24/10: Get 2-for-1 (BOGO) admission to LACMA anytime through April 30th, 2010. Click HERE to print coupon. Or go for completely FREE on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, next one is March 9th.
UPDATE 05/28/10: Another good day to go now is Fridays during April-November. LACMA offers FREE live jazz concerts at 6-8 PM in their courtyard. No reservations required. Click HERE for details. Thanks @RentFoodBroke!
UPDATE 06/05/10: Enjoy more FREE live music on Saturdays too courtesy of LACMA! At 5-7 PM from now through September, come listen to Latin music at the Dorothy Collins Brown Amphitheater in Hancock Park, which is north of the museum. Relax and listen to music from Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Mexico and Cuba before sunset. No tickets or reservations required. Thx @anibaez!
Approximate cost of creative date idea = FREE Admission + $7 Parking.
Actual value of the cheap date idea = $24 Total.
Kiss & Tell Idea by @TheLAScene