There are a number of excellent cultural events in and around Los Angeles every summer. If you live anywhere nearby, take a day or two and check a few of these (mostly free) events out:
For those out in the Inland Empire, Pomona has an Art Walk every second and last Saturday of the month. Pomona is also home to a much-loved Antique Row that has great window shopping and excellent dining every day of the week.
Claremont also has an Art Walk on the first Friday of each month.
The famous Downtown LA Art Walk is on the second Thursday of each month.
The Laguna Festival of Arts/Pageant of the Masters also happens each summer. This year’s event lasts until August 31.
And then for those near Hollywood, there’s Cinespia. At this great summer attraction you get to watch old movies on the side of a building in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. It’s a truly awesome LA experience.
Those near LA can also enjoy free productions of Shakespeare in Griffith Park all summer long. These shows are put on by the Independent Shakespeare Company. This summer they’re putting on The Merry Wives of Windsor, Hamlet, and Love’s Labour’s Lost.