GET ART SMART
MOCA - The museum of contemporary art has three branches. Grand Avenue is the one I tend to frequent. There is a great little store there and a cafe that serves delicious treats. The current exhibition is "Collecting Collections" and features "highlights from the permanent collection". The best part? It's free to all every Thursday from 5 to 8.
LACMA - LA County Museum of art. The name says it all. Pay what you can from 5-8 everyday. Free parking after 7. It's a big place though, so if you're going when it's free it may take you two days to get through the whole thing.
EAT IT DRINK IT
El Conquistador - Silver Lake. A kitchy little mexican place with, what some call, psychedelic margaritas. Go during happy hour and your drinks will be half off and accompanied by a giant FREE plate of food. Enough for two people to share and leave stuffed. I can't say enough about the staff, they are amazing. Walking in the door feels like going home. I go with a friend of mine, who only orders one beer, and we eat dinner. No one ever looks at us funny, even though we are clearly cheapskates just in for the free food.
The Eagle A.K.A the Gauntlett - A leather bear bar most nights of the week that's taken over by lezzies on Wednesdays. Don't let that scare you though, it's the only place in L.A. that I know of that serves $2 beer. It's a really welcoming place for all, as long as your aren't bothered by hardcore gay porn everywhere you look.
That's it for today. Come back next Thursday for more free shit.