Our 5 Fave Los Angeles Weekend Freebies (Oct. 19-20) Published October 14, 2019 By Christina Elston Freebies this weekend let you wear your Halloween costume to the beach, celebrate Dia de los Muertos and urban wildlife, rescue guinea pigs and sink your teeth into a cool kids book. Justin Rudd’s Community Action Team and volunteers are hosting a 30-Minute Beach Cleanup And Halloween Costume Contest from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Granada Beach in Long Beach. They’ve been cleaning the beach monthly for 245 consecutive months now, and in honor of Halloween will be giving out cash prizes for the best kids and adult costumes. The Ford Theatres welcome families to a Free Día de los Muertos Community Celebration from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday to honor the traditions of Mexican and native Mesoamerican cultures. The daytime festival includes live music, craft projects, face painting and food near the Ford’s entryway gardens and plaza spaces. Larger-than-life Mesoamerican-inspired sugar skulls and altar installations will decorate the space. The community-wide festival P-22 Day & Urban Wildlife Festival from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday in Griffith Park honors the world’s most famous mountain lion. You’ll find a virtual reality cinema, a rock-climbing wall and children’s art activities. Animal Planet’s John Griffith, Ranger Rick and “P-22” will be making appearances. You can also dance to live music from 3rd Rock Hip Hop and other cool bands, view an urban wildlife garden installation and learn from experts about how to coexist with wildlife. The Los Angeles Guinea Pig Rescue Fall Festival, taking place at rescue headquarters in Chatsworth from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday is open to families, animal lovers and children of all ages – and you can bring your own guinea pigs! Activities include tours of the ranch to meet other rescue animals (pigs, horses, and more!), music, vegan food and beverages, and fall fun. There will be guinea pig contests and races, free health checks and nail clips for your guinea pig and guinea pig adoption services. Free reservations can be made online Hungry for a new book? Visit Vroman’s in Pasadena at 11 a.m. Sunday for an Author Appearance And Book Signing by Liz Climo. Her new book “Please Don’t Eat Me” will satisfy your appetite with a story of a humorous relationship between a carefree bunny and a voracious bear in the woods. This witty and heartfelt exploration of predator and prey will have children and parents roaring with laughter.