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 Sustainability:

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)

Sustainability

Receive one free hour of LAXCarShare rental when you ride Metro on Rosa Parks Day
Reduce your carbon footprint with the help of LAXCarShare, a private carsharing company that provides LA residents with alternative transportation options. LAXCarShare offers vehicles for rent, where its members only pay to use, not to own. It’s as simple as join, reserve, drive and return.
Dates: Dec. 1
Discount: Receive one hour free when you ride Metro on Rosa Parks Day.
Restrictions: Valid only on 12/01/10Must use TAP card and already be a LAXCarShare Member.
How to get it: Enter Promotional code “Metro” at LAXCarShare.com.
Where: LAXCarShare has eight locations all served by Metro.

Dining

Save 15% at Maria’s Italian Kitchen
Enjoy the delicious taste of Italian classics and gluten free options, with servings for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Be sure to save enough room for their homemade desserts!)
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: 15% off bill
Restrictions: Excludes alcoholic beverages.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card to the server or cashier.
Where: Downtown, 615 S. Flower St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple/Blue Line 7th Street Metro Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Wilshire/Flower (20, 439, 445, 460,  487/489)