Levitt Pavilion Pasadena: Music buffs, this is the ultimate summer concert series! Every Wednesday through Sunday throughout the summer, the pavilion is packed with vendors, non-profits, performers, artists, and a free concert. Each night features a new band, spanning every genre from bluegrass to bhangra, so you'll never get bored. Check out the pavilion's website for more information, including a full concert schedule.
30 N. Raymond Ave. #212, Pasadena, CA. Wednesdays and Sundays, the festival begins at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m.; Thursdays through Saturdays, the festival begins at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m.
Catalina Express: If your birthday falls during the summer, you are one lucky girl. Fare to Catalina Island, an hour off the coast, is free on your birthday. As long as you return within 30 days, your trip home is free, too. Register here for your birthday pass! Once you're on the island, celebrate your birthday while lounging on the beach, at one of the island's spas, or hiking through the stunning scenery.
Ferries leave from Downtown Long Beach Landing, Long Beach Queen Mary, San Pedro, and Dana Point (directions here).
Be a TV Audience Member: It wouldn't be LA without TV. Game shows like Jeopardy! and Deal or No Deal offer free tickets to sit in the audience during tapings, although it's recommended to register for tickets in advance. Check out this site to register – and feel free to (mentally) play along!
Take meditation classes: Treat yourself to a little R&R with free meditation classes at one of Sahaja Meditation's several locations in and around LA. The 90-minute classes are relaxing and spiritual, not religious. Check their schedule here to find a class that works for you. Not sure if you'd be into meditation? Check out a free workshop online before you head to class.