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Free Access To MOCA And More Freebies At Downtown Arts Festival

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Get cultured with a full day of free access to museums, opera performances and architectural tours at downtown L.A.'s upcoming arts festival throughout Grand Avenue.

The Grand Ave. Arts: All Access event will take place on Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., highlighting some of the best things you can do along the bustling Grand Avenue, between Temple and 6th streets. One of our favorite freebies is the free admission to MOCA, with tours of its permanent collection and artsy activities taking place in its outdoor plaza.

Other notable events include:

  • Architectural tours of the recently-opened The Broad museum, and "musician Tim Hecker’s hypnotic and ethereal sound installation" at the plaza next door.
  • Live a cappella performances by Los Angeles Master Chorale at Walt Disney Concert Hall's BP Hall.
  • Over at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, there will be an orchestral rehearsal of LA Opera's production of Jake Heggie's opera, Moby-Dick; a recital from LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program; and an exhibition of the LA Opera costumes, wigs and set design.
  • The Music Center Plaza and Grand Park will be home to a large Día de los Muertos installation, where there will be over 75 altars, art pieces and dance performances. At the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, they'll also have a hands-on Día de los Muertos workshop.
  • Behind-the-scenes tours of the Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theatre, Mark Taper Forum and Walt Disney Concert Hall.
  • Los Angeles Central Library’s exhibition "To Live and Dine in LA," which features a collection of historic L.A. menus from the past century. They are also offering tours of the iconic library, which was built in 1926.
  • Screenings of short animated children's films at REDCAT, which is inside the Walt Disney Concert Hall complex.

For a full list of activities, visit the Grand Ave. Arts: All Access website here.

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