Jewish Journal

L. A. Bargains at Rent.Food.Broke.

by Annie Korzen

October 24, 2011 | 1:40 pm

  www.RentFoodBroke.com is an L. A. based website that was started late one night by some friends who were looking for low-cost fun.  The basic belief which drives the site is that you can have a good life even with limited financial resources.  I certainly wouldn’t argue with that!  It’s free to subscribe to a weekly newsletter, or you can just check the daily listings

There are two parts to the site: Part One is a blog chock full of information about everything from necessaries (the art of the cover letter, a list of free medical services) to life skills (a guide to public transportation, throwing a cocktail party, etc.).  Part Two is the BrokeLA.com calendar of events for $10 or under. You can hit up a farmer’s market, a free museum of the day, a comedy show or whatever else happens to pop up. 

Here are some recent offerings.

Head out to Pierce College for their Halloween Harvest Festival any day you like, see dead people (and beautiful shots of fall in Philadelphia) in The Sixth Sense at Pershing Square on Friday night, party the night away at Brokebeast on Saturday with our buddies at cARTel, or spend the day in Malibu on Sunday at the Big Jewish Tent Fair, a county fair celebrating the fall harvest with music by the likes of Idan Raichel and Iliana Rose. And of course, none of this fall fun will cost you more than $10.

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Annie Korzen is a comedy writer and performer. Her humorous essays have been printed in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and more. She has...

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