You’re in debt. I get it. Everyone’s lost their disposable income. That means no more weekend trips to Vegas; no more shopping sprees on Melrose and Robertson. Mom and Dad can’t afford to bail you out of any more credit card fiascos.

Still, you’ve got to have fun. Even the most dirt-poor humans need to blow of steam every once in a while.

Love movies but can’t afford the ArcLight? Don’t despair. You can still see the latest releases at the Vista Theatre (4473 Sunset Drive, Silver Lake; (323) 660-6639). This beautiful movie house was featured on a recent episode of “90210.” However, it doesn’t just cater to rich kids. It’s great for folks on a budget. The Vista is one of the few theaters in town that still offers matinee prices. Any show before 6 p.m. is just $6.50.

Just up the street is the Los Feliz 3 (1822 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz). This mini-plex also shows the coolest new releases at a fraction of the cost of some of the bigger chains; its matinee is just $4.50. That’s right. $4.50.

If you love the theater but hate ostentatious show prices, try This site is dedicated to finding fans cheap seats to popular stage plays at a fraction of the cost. Just look for the “Check for Discount Tickets” link, then sign up for free membership. This will give you access to musicals and traveling productions that most people have to fly to New York to see.

Now that the cinemaphiles and stage junkies have gotten their fix, it’s time for the music lovers to do the same. Live shows are one of the rites of passage to living in a big city. Los Angeles is blessed to be one of the international must-stops for bands looking to break.

Unfortunately, lots of venues charge an arm and leg to see new music take to the stage. That’s why Amoeba Music is so great. This Hollywood-based record store often holds free shows in the aisles among your favorite CDs and DVDs. The store has hosted the legendary Paul McCartney, Silversun Pickups and even Franz Ferdinand. You don’t even need to call to find out the roster; Amoeba has a marquee visible above its Sunset Boulevard store.

For people who love to party with massive crowds, there’s the Memorial Day Fair (May 23-24). This event is held on Alvarado Street and promises plenty of free gifts, carnival rides and good music to go around. Thousands are expected to show up and party down. Will you be one among the masses?

Fantasy enthusiasts can get in on the fun with the 2009 Renaissance Pleasure Faire to by held in Irwindale, Calif. (now-May 17). Don your best princely garb and link up with guys and gals who worship in the church of all things Lord of the Rings and “Dungeons & Dragons.” With Renaissance-era graphic novels gaining in popularity, it’s nice to have an outlet to explore the theatrics of the days of yore. And you only need $21 (the price of an adult day pass) to do it.

Finally, if you want to give mad props to Mother Earth, head over to Woodley Park in Encino for its annual WorldFest Earth Day celebration May 16. Adult ticket prices are only $7, and the event boasts fun for the entire family. I’ve gone to many of these events since moving to Los Angeles. Past Earth Days have even brought out stars like Spearhead lead singer Michael Franti as a performer. What better way to stay informed and entertained in one fell swoop.