Free weekend? Here are 6 cheap ways to get #LostinLA

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Good news: Temps have finally dropped and our favorite time of week has arrived. Grab your fall coat and get out. Catch a flick with your furry friend, see a live NPR show or chill with modern artists at a former PBR brewery. This weekend's list of local events looks promising.

Here's everything you need to know:


1. "Teen Witch"  + "Ghostbusters" = Awesome

Atwater Village Theatre's 30-minute musicals return with a spooktacular and totally '80s double header. Get ready for it: The group will perform renditions of  "Teen Witch" and "Ghostbusters" with original songs and choreography — clocking in at a breathtaking 30 minutes each (not including time held for laughter).
 
Take that!
 

Pro tip: Grab food and beer at the nearby Links N Hops for casual dining before or after.

When: 8 p.m. Sunday

Where: Atwater Village Theatre | MAP

Price: $16.52 | Purchase tickets here


2. Art is everywhere this weekend in Pasadena

Join Pasadena’s largest urban art fair, which is expected to draw over 6,000 people this weekend. The 8th annual ARTWalk will feature paintings, sculptures and photography — plus free admission to art museums, interactive activities and live entertainment. And if you can't make it Saturday, visit Pasadena's ArtNight Friday. All details here.

Pro tip: Join the Playhouse District's Instagram Scavenger Hunt Challenge Saturday to win free tickets to the Pasadena Playhouse's "12 Angry Men" and more.

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday

Where: Colorado Boulevard and El Molino Avenue | MAP

Price: Free


3. It's a Doggie drive-in — come one, come all

Front Porch Cinema presents a Peanuts classic with Snoopy and Woodstock. Bring out the whole family — especially any four-legged friends — for this special doggie drive-in.

Pro tip: Water bowls and treats will be provided for the pets.

When: Doors open at 6 p.m. Friday; film begins at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Santa Monica Pier | MAP

Price: Free


4. Peruse cool art at a former Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery

Enjoy modern art at one of the world's largest industrial art complexes (formerly an Edison Power Plant and Pabst Blue Ribbon brewery). Located in downtown Los Angeles, the Brewery ArtWalk is a twice annual open studio with an extensive collection of vibrant costumes, ceramics and multimedia exhibits. Expect vintage audio cassettes and historical mementos from nearly 100 resident artists.

Pro tip: Check out Brewery's tumblr page for artist bios and interesting factoids. 

When: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: 2100 North Main Street, Los Angeles | MAP

Price: Free


5. Drink, dance and dine with live music in Echo Park

Filter Magazine’s fourth annual Culture Collide Festival returns to Echo Park with three days of indie music, art and film from around the world. Headliners include Liars, King Khan and the Shrines, Raveonettes and Miami Horror. Here's a full list of artists.

Pro tip: The festival will host country-specific happy hours from 2 to 8 p.m. at Taix. These will feature acoustic performances, film screenings, international beer specials and free giveaways.

When: Thursday through Saturday | Here's a schedule

Where: Various venues in Echo Park including the Echo and Lot 1 | Schedule

Price: $30


6. See the faces behind NPR's Snap Judgment

Comedians, writers and storytellers will come together Saturday to tell authentic stories amongst a live band. Detroit native Glynn Washington hosts Snap Judgment — an NPR show that BuzzFeed named one of its top 12 storytelling podcasts. Here's a taste of what to expect:

Pro tip: Tweet us your favorite quotes from the show using the hashtag #snapjudgment (remember, no "e"). Here's a list of the storytellers' Twitter handles.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday

Where: Nokia Theatre LA Live | MAP

Price: $32.75 and up | Purchase tickets here


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With contributions by Monica Luhar

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