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.

This week in Arts/Entertainment:

This week in Family Friendly:

This week in Dining:

Details after the jump.

Arts/Entertainment

Take a FREE Metro Art Tour and save at Hollywood & Highland Center restaurants
Join Metro for free docent-led tours every first Thursday and Saturday of each month and learn how the Metro Art Department commissions artists to incorporate art into a wide array of transportation projects throughout LA County. Then show your pass at participating Hollywood & Highland Center restaurants and save even more!
Dates: Thursday Dec. 2, 7pm and Saturday Dec. 4, 10am
Discount: You’ll receive a date-stamped Metro Art Tours badge that allows you to ride the entire Metro Rail system for free on the day of the tour. Also, show your pass at participating Hollywood & Highland Center restaurants and save even more!
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Meet at street level entrance to Hollywood/Highland Station.
Where: Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hollywood/Highland (212/312, 222, 217, 780, 156/656)

Save 50% off tickets to “Calligraphy” at Los Angeles Theatre Center
The Los Angeles Theatre Center is a world-class arts center for individuals pursing artistic excellence; a laboratory where both tradition and innovation are honored and honed; a place where the convergence of people, cultures, and ideas contribute to the future.
Dates: Through Dec. 12
Discount: 50% off
Restrictions: Not valid on Thursday performances.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the box office.
Where: Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: 5th/Spring (16/316, 18, 53, 55/202/355, 62, 460, 728)

Save $5 On “West Side Story” at Pantages Theatre
From the first note to the final breath, West Side Story soars as the most magnificent love story of all time. The score is considered to be one of Broadway’s finest and features such classics as “Something’s Coming,” “Tonight,” “America,” “I Feel Pretty” and “Somewhere.”
Dates: Nov. 30 – Dec. 9
Discount: Save $5 on selected tickets
Restrictions: Offer valid only on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evening performances 11/30-12/9. This offer is NOT valid for seating in Orchestra Rows A-Z 100/200/300s nor Mezzanine J-Q. Subject to availability. Not valid on previously-purchased tickets. No refunds or exchanges. Customer Ticketmaster convenience charges apply to all online and phone orders. This limited time offer may be discontinued at anytime without warning.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the Pantages Theatre Box Office. Or, purchase tickets from BroadwayLA.org, or by calling 1.800.982.ARTS, use promotional code TRAIN when ordering.
Where: Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd.
Nearby Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsHollywood/Vine (210, 212/312, 222, 217, 780)

Discounted $45 tickets to see ‘Harps and Angels’
Featuring the music and lyrics of Randy Newman, direction by four-time Tony winner Jerry Zaks and an outstanding ensemble cast, this musical adventure will include a multitude of the songs you know and love including “Political Science,” “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today,” “My Country,” “Feels  Like Home,” and of course, “I Love L.A.”.
Dates: Nov. 22, 24, 30
Discount: Pay only $45 for tickets to selected performances.
Restrictions: Subject to availability. May not be combined with other offers. Offer does not apply to previously purchased tickets. Available for Section A seats at 3 performances: November 22, 24 at 8pm and November 30 at 7:30pm.
How to get it: Visit CenterTheatreGroup.org and use the promotional code THANKS45.
Where: Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Nearby Rail: Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Temple/Grand (2/302, 4, 10/48, 92, 445)

Family Friendly

Save $2 at Mummies of the World – last weekend!
The largest traveling exhibition ever assembled of mummies and related artifacts, Mummies of the World features 150 real human and animal mummies and objects from South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Egypt in a collection that has never before been seen.
Dates: Through Nov. 28
Discount: $2 off adult admission
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro rail ticket or TAP card at the box office or buy tickets online at californiasciencecenter.org and use promotional code “MUMMIES” to save $2 on adult admission.
Where: California Science Center, 700 Exposition Park Dr.
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Grand Station (1.9 miles away, transfer to Metro Line 40, 42 0r 81)
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Martin Luther King Jr/Hoover (40, 42); Martin Luther King Jr/Figueroa (81, 200); Martin Luther King Jr/Vermont (204, 740, 754); Figueroa/Exposition (1o2, 442, 445, Silver Line)

Save $2 off grandstand seating at the Hollywood Christmas Parade
An American tradition for more than 80 years, this year’s parade with Grand Marshal Larry King will feature live performances from top music acts.
Dates: Sunday, Nov. 28, 6pm
Discount: $2 off reserved grandstand seating
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Call 1.866.PARADE (727.2331) and mentioning the word “RUDOLPH
Where: Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station

Dining

Receive a Free Drink with Purchase of 12 Tamales at Tamales Liliana’s
Make your way over to Tamales Liliana’s for fresh, handmade tamales that are served up individually or by the dozen. They’re great for gifting, parties and lunch, in or out of the office.
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: Receive a free house drink with an order of 12 tamales
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card to cashier.
Where: 3448 E. First St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Indiana Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: 1st/Indiana (287) , 1st/Lorena (30, 620)