Summertime And The Livin’ Is Easy

It’s summer and frugal divas love the outdoors. Well, by that I mean outdoor areas close to my home. Sorry someone else will have to let you know about the joys of camping.

The Getty is not just for art lovers. They are hosting a film series starting this Saturday June 11. The only expense is parking and it is free after 5 PM for the Saturday events. They have a bar and cafe where you can get nibbles or bring your own picnic basket.  Come at five, see some exhibits, eat, and enjoy the view.

My kind of fresh air fun is the Santa Monica Pier free movie series. Come early and take a walk along the Palisades, bring a picnic for the beach or grab a snack at the Promenade, and enjoy the ocean view! This is why we put up with all the traffic.

Every Thursday evening from 5 to 8 is free at MOCA. Enjoy art while mixing and mingling with the downtown denizens.  And downtown now offers free concerts at the Grand Plaza

And would you leave out Culver City. It is the 17th Annual Music Festival. Free concerts on July 7th and every Thursday nights at seven until August 25 and all the great eateries including a Trader Joe’s where you can pick up a salad to munch while you enjoy the music.

Farmers markets have become fun places to hang out.  Use this great website to find the one nearest you or be brave and venture out to one in another neighborhood. Meet other fresh food lovers, buy great produce, and enjoy my idea of the outdoors.

Now these are the things that make me a happy camper!