Cheap and Free Things to Do in L.A. August 4 Through August 10 – California News

Cheap and Free Things to Do in L.A. August 4 Through August 10 – California News

Al fresco summer dance downtown on Friday — and it’s free.

Courtesy Grand Performances

A dance performance downtown, a pickle fest in Beverly Hills, a talk on the art of David Hockney, and more to do and see in L.A. this week for 10 bucks or less.

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Salt & Straw brings a little more flair to the local ice cream scene. With flavors such as tomato water, Ojai olive oil sherbet, and avocado and strawberry sherbet, this is definitely not your grandmother’s ice creamery. Everything for the Los Angeles shops is made from scratch at Salt & Straw’s kitchen in Boyle Heights, and the chain is having a party to launch its new WeHo location. For the Salt & Straw West Hollywood Celebration they’ll be serving free scoops all day, with free waffle cone upgrades from 9 to 11 p.m. (a promotion that continues through Labor Day), as well as live music and a brand-new selection of flavors. Salt & Straw, 8949 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; Fri., Aug. 4, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; free. —Katherine Spiers

This rare chance to see dance at Grand Performances’ al fresco summer series bears a weighty title: No Side Now: Dance That Abandons Boundaries. Curated by Los Angeles Performance Practice, a group with deep roots in producing at CalArts, REDCAT, UCLA and Center Theater Group, the event assembles a quartet of contemporary choreographers. Milka Djordjevich, d. Sabela grimes, Amy O’Neal and Micaela Taylor are significant choreographers in L.A.’s vibrant dance scene who are usually found in venues far from downtown’s spotlight. Each has an individual voice, but…

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