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Walk Los Angeles — and 6 other cheap things to do this weekend

As you're (hopefully) finishing up your work, get excited — because it's Friday. This weekend we're hitting another local ice skating rink, overachieving on our holiday shopping and walking the entire city of Los Angeles. Come on, you can do it. Grab your wallet, tennis shoes and let's hit the town. 

Here's everything you need to know: 

1. See the fastest track cyclists in the country

The world of cycling returns to the Velo Sports Center for three days starting Friday. Watch the world's greatest cyclists — including L.A.'s very own WolfPack Hustle — battle it out on bikes. This weekend's Los Angeles Grand Prix (LAGP) is an opportunity for participants to qualify for the UCI World Cups.

Tweet about Los Angeles Grand Prix

When: 11 a.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Sunday 

Where: Velo Sports Center  | MAP

Price: $15 and up | Purchase tickets here 

2. Walk the Great Los Angeles Walk 

Join this super ambitious group as they travel Sunset Boulevard to the famed Sunset Strip all the way to Wilshire Boulevard and on to the ocean. Did we mention this is all happening on foot? Saturday's Great Los Angeles Walk is "not a race," but rather a community walk, where participants can join in at any time. And local businesses will offer up discounts along the way.

The walk starts at Echo Park Lake

When: 9 a.m. Saturday but you can join in any time | Updates here

Where: Echo Park Lake | MAP

Price: Free | RSVP here

3. An 'electrifying' DTLA drive-in 

Head out to Electric Dusk's drive-in and experience the old school charm of some of your favorite classic '80s films. This weekend's showing will include "The Breakfast Club" and "Back to the Future Part II." 

Movie night



Post by Electric Dusk Drive-In.
When: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Electric Dusk Drive-in | MAP 

Price: $11-13 online, $13-15 at the door

4. Free comedy show at Bar Lubitsch

Order a round of drinks and get down with the folks from the Peachy Keen Comedy Show. Top comedians like Myq Kaplan from "Last Coming Standing" and Shawn Pearlman from "Tosh.0" will be there to keep your night squeaky clean. Drink a coffee before you go; there's a dance floor where patrons tend to seriously groove. 

The Bar Lubitsch dance floor

When: 8 p.m. Friday

Where: Bar Lubitsch | MAP

Price: Free admission but you'll obviously want to bring money for drinks

5. Ice skating at Pershing Square 

Skate amongst skyscrapers. Located in historic Pershing Square, Downtown on Ice is the largest outdoor skating rink in L.A. (Group rates are available Monday through Thursday.)

Iceskating at Pershing Square

When: 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday

Where: Pershing Square | MAP

Price: $10 

6. Shop at Hammer Museum's pop-up 

Hammer out that holiday shopping early. Arts ReSTORE LA: Westwood is a month-long initiative that aims to re-energize Westwood Village with the creative force of local Angeleno artisans and craftspeople. From funky artwork to legitimate longboardshere's a list of vendors. Read more about it here

Hammer Museum Instagrams its pop-up

When: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays; ends NOv. 24 

Where: 1000 Westwood Boulevard | MAP

Price: Free admission

7. Eat ice cream and give back 

Eat delicious and charitable ice cream snacks at Eat My Blog's bake sale benefitting the Philippine Red Cross Saturday. Giving back never tasted so good. (Here's info about another Philippine fundraiser art show happening at Novel Cafe in the Arts District Saturday.)

Eat me

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday

Where: Coolhaus, Pasadena | MAP | Parking info

Price: Free 


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