Destination Discounts Weekly Picks

Receive free Japanese design souvenirs when you Go Metro to the Little Tokyo Design Festival this weekend.

Receive free Japanese design souvenirs when you Go Metro to the Little Tokyo Design Festival this weekend.

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 Retail:

This week in Dining:

Mark your calendars for these upcoming Destination Discount promotions:

Don’t forget to check out our NoHo Destination Discount round-up.

Details after the jump.

Arts/Entertainment

Save $20 on select tickets to SHREK THE MUSICAL
Based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film that started it all, SHREK THE MUSICALbrings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life the stage.
Dates: July 12-31
Discount: Save $20 on Orchestra seats.
Restrictions: Offer valid for Tues, Wed, & Thurs eve perfs. Excludes Mezz & Center Orch A-Z. Subject to availability. May not be combined with any other offer. Online & phone orders incur Ticketmaster charges. No refunds/exchanges. May be discontinued at any time.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the Pantages Theatre Box Office, buy tickets at BroadwayLA.org/transit or call 1.800.982.ARTS (2787) and use the promotional code TRAIN.
Where: Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd.
Nearby Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsHollywood/Vine (210, 212/312, 222, 217, 780)

Receive a free gift at Little Tokyo Design Week
A series of programs that will engage local and international designers, artists, architects, filmmakers and students.
Dates: July 14-7
Discount: First 50 Metro riders receive a free box of Pocky, Manga or Japanese trinket.
Restrictions: Offer limited to first 50 Metro riders.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the booth on Alameda and First streets.
Where: Little Tokyo, 1st/Alameda
Nearby Rail: Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Judge John Aiso/1st (30, 40/42) Temple/Alameda (30, 730)

Save $1 on L.A. Latino International Film Festival tickets
LALIFF will present feature films, documentaries, shorts and special screenings, with opportunities for public interaction with filmmakers in Q and A sessions, workshops, panels and lectures.
Dates: July 17-25
Discount: $1 off screenings.
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the box office.
Where: Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Nearby Metro Rail
: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hollywood/Las Palmas (212/312, 222, 217), Hollywood/Highland (212/312, 222, 217, 780, 156/656)

Save $5 on The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts Performances
BFA’s mission is to serve communities by presenting classic Spanish language drama and contemporary plays, in order to bring awareness of Hispanic culture. All shows in Spanish with supertitles in English.
Dates: July 15-31
Discount: $5 off performances.
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Tickets must be purchased in advance by calling 323.225.4044.
Where: 421 N Avenue 19
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Lincoln Heights/Cypress Park Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: San Fernando/Humboldt (84/68) Avenue 26/Gold Line Station (251, 751)

Save 25% off tickets to “Departures” at NoHo Arts Center
NoHo ACE and Glydascope present a reading of an original, epic, devised, theatrical event. Sometimes the only way to determine the true value of a life is to live it. Nine discordant actresses find themselves trapped in a curious theatrical void at the mercy of an officious stage manager. To escape their equity waiver purgatory, the women must work together to solve the mystery of a dying Jane Doe, before the final cue is called. Only one Performance to Benefit The NoHo Arts Center Ensemble!
Dates:  through July 23
Discount:  25% off tickets
Restrictions:  None.
How to get it:  Show your Metro Pass, Metro Rail Ticket or TAP Card at the box office.
Where11136 Magnolia Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line North Hollywood Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Orange Line North Hollywood Station, Magnolia/Lankershim (152/353, 156, 183, 224)

Catch a Metro dining discount at Hollywood & Highland Center and a free jazz concert
This entertainment center neighbors Madame Tussauds, Disney’s El Capitan Theatre, the Jimmy Kimmel Live show, and is home to the renowned Kodak Theatre, Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, The Highlands Hollywood nightclub, Lucky Strikes Lanes, Spa Luce, popular shops, gourmet and casual dining, and endless entertainment opportunities. Check out the Wine, Jazz & Moonlight concert series.
Dates: Wine, Jazz & Moonlight every Tuesday at 7pm through August 31
Discount: Various discounts at the following locations: The Grill on Hollywood, Koji’s Sushi & Shabu Shabu, Kelly’s Coffee & Fudge Factory, The Wine Bar Café
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)

Family Friendly

Receive free goodies at Familia Unida’s Annual Wheelchair Wash
Come celebrate the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act at the 8th Annual Wheelchair Wash and Health Fair. Familia Unida will provide invaluable community resources, educational materials for the entire family, access to health care opportunities, support social advocacy, along with employment linkage to the underserved and low income disabled and their families.
Dates: 10am-6pm, July 17
Discount: Guests will receive a wealth of resources and be treated to a FREE washing, waxing, and tune-up of their wheelchairs and scooters; receive haircuts, make-overs, manicures, massages, enjoy a live concert, and of course enjoy a free delicious and healthy meal!
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro rail ticket or TAP card.
Where: East LA Civic Center
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line East L.A. Civic Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Mednik/3rd (258)

Retail

Save 10% off photo shoots at Wolly Polly Photography
Capture the moment with Wolly Polly Photography by Ashley Nicole Fontenot. Wolly Polly Photography specializes in high school senior pictures, Quinceanera celebrations, pregnancy photos, family portraits, pet photos and countless other events.
Dates:  Ongoing
Discount:  10% off your photo shoot
Restrictions:  By appointment only.
How to get it:  Visit wollypollyphotography.com, call 310-855-2374 or email wollypollyphotography@gmail.com. Mention Metro discount.
Where11135 Weddington Street
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line North Hollywood Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Orange Line North Hollywood Station, Lankershim/Chandler (152/353, 156, 163/363, 183, 224)

Dining

Save 10% at California Pizza Kitchen in California Plaza during Grand Performances
Spend your summer weekends at California Plaza in Downtown LA and take part in Grand Performances’ free concerts for an interesting mix of musicians, dancers and storytellers.
Dates: through August 17
Restrictions: Offer good only at the California Pizza Kitchen in California Plaza on Grand Performance show dates. Alcoholic beverages excluded.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card.
Where:350 S. Grand Ave
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Grand/3rd (14/37, 70, 71, 76, 78/79/378, 96, 442, 485, 487/489, 770, Metro Silver Line)

Save 10% off at Night Toast
Looking to fill your stomach with a tasty treat? Stop by Night Toast in Downtown and choose from their selections of sandwiches, salad bar, juice bar or Lavazza expresso. They’re open Monday through Friday from 9am to 10pm and Sunday from 9am to 3pm.
Discount: 10% off purchase
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card
Where: 653 South Spring St.
Nearby Metro RailRed/Purple Line Pershing Square Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: 7th/Spring (20, 26/51/52/352, 33, 35/335, 55/202/355, 60, 733)