Destination Discounts Weekly Picks

Sure, riding Metro saves you from the stress of traffic, reduces your environmental impact and lowers your monthly transportation costs – but did you know it also entitles you to a bunch of great deals around L.A.? That’s what Destination Discounts is all about – and The Source is here to make sure you don’t miss out.  Every week we’ll highlight our favorite deals from Metro’s local partners – destinations, sporting events, concerts, museums, theme parks, shops and more – and provide all the info you need to take advantage of these offers.

Arts/Entertainment

Save $2 On Regular Screenings at LA Film Festival [Add to Google Calendar]
This year’s Festival includes more than 200 features, shorts, and music videos from more than 40 countries.
Dates: June 17 – June 27
Discount: $2 off the admission price of a regular screening
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card to the cashier at the Coca-Cola Ticket Center.
Where: Various Downtown L.A. locations including Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14, REDCAT Theatre, and Downtown Independent.
Nearby Rail: Blue Line Pico Station, Red/Purple/Blue Line 7th Street Metro Center, Red/Purple Line Pershing Square, Red/Purple Line Civic Center

Free Biscotti Cookie at Make Music Pasadena [Add to Google Calendar]
Watch Grammy®-award winning and platinum-recording artists, along with emerging talent perform on six themed main stages, including world music, jazz, indie rock and Latin. Make Music Pasadena spans more than 20 city blocks and includes over 100 free concerts throughout Downtown Pasadena.
Dates: Saturday, June 19, 11am-11pm
Discount: Free biscotti cookie from Zona Rosa Cafe
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card to the cashier at Zona Rosa Cafe (across from the Mexican Revolution stage).
Where: 15 S El Molino Avenue
Nearby Rail: Gold Line Memorial Park Station

Family Friendly

2 for 1 Ice Cream At Pasadena Chalk Festival [Add to Google Calendar]
This free festival features independent artists and teams representing arts schools, museums and cultural centers attempting to set the Guinness World Record for the Largest Display of Chalk Pavement art.
Dates: Saturday, June 19 – Sunday, June 20, 10am-7pm
Discount: Buy One, Get One Free “Like It” Ice Cream Creation with one topping from Cold Stone Creamery at Paseo Colorado
Restrictions: Served in a cup. Waffle products and other mix-ins available for additional charge. Valid at Paseo Colorado Pasadena, June 19 and 20, 2010 only. Limit one per customer. No cash value. Not valid with other offers.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card to the cashier at Cold Stone Creamery at Paseo Colorado.
Where: Paseo Colorado, 280 E Colorado Boulevard
Nearby Rail: Gold Line Memorial Park Station

$1 Off Adult Admission At The Valley Fair [Add to Google Calendar]
An event preserving the agricultural heritage and enhancing corporate and technological advances, while promoting educational and competitive exhibits and providing wholesome family entertainment.
Dates: Thursday, June 17, 4-10pm; Friday, June 18, 4-11pm; Saturday, June 19, 12-11pm; Sunday, June 20, 12-10pm
Discount: $1 off adult admission
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the ticket booth.
Where: Birmingham Community Charter School, 17000 Haynes St.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Orange Line Balboa Station, Victory/Balboa (164, 236)

Dining

Firefly Bistro
Enjoy the eclectic taste of delicious dishes from around the world accompanied with first-rate service at Firefly Bistro in South Pasadena. You’ll fall in love with the enchanting garden ambience and Chef Paul Rosenbluh’s fresh seasonal cuisines. Family owned and managed, Firefly Bistro has caught the attention of the LA Times, Trip Advisor, Yahoo and Yelp.
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: 10% off entire bill
Restrictions: Excludes alcoholic beverages.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card to your server.
Where: South Pasadena, 1009 El Centro Street
Nearby Rail: Gold Line Mission Station