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:
- Receive 10% off tickets to the Topanga Film Festival
- Save $20 on select tickets to SHREK THE MUSICAL
- Save $5 on The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts Performances
- Catch a Metro dining discount at Hollywood & Highland Center and a free jazz concert
This week in Sports:
- Save 50% of tickets to Los Angeles Sparks at Staples Center
- Receive a free reusable bag at ESPN X Games 17
This week in Museums:
This week in Dining:
- Save 10% on food at Far Bar
- Don’t forget to check out the other participating restaurants offering discounts to Metro riders in our Destination Discounts Dining Map
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Details after the jump.
Receive 10% off tickets to the Topanga Film Festival
Experience the connection between science and film at the Topanga Film Festival. Play with the world’s first mind controlled video technology, MyndPlay, as it debuts at the festival. Other highlights include an entire day dedicated to 3D, film making workshops, documentaries, short films and dance films from around the world.
Dates: July 28-31
Discount: Receive 10% off tickets.
How to get it: Visit topangafilmfestival.com/event-
Where: 120 N. Topanga Blvd.
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 Stops: Hollywood/Vine (210, 212/312, 222, 217, 780)
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.
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)
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)
Save $2 on Admission to Houdini: Art and Magic at Skirball Center
Through heart-stopping feats, magician and escape artist Harry Houdini exhilarated audiences worldwide. Visit the galleries and view rare photographs, spectacular footage, and props used by the showman himself, all illuminating Houdini’s extraordinary life and enduring legacy.
Discount: $2 off admission
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the box office.
Where: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Sepulveda/Skirball Center (233, 761)
Save 50% of tickets to Los Angeles Sparks at Staples Center
It’s women’s basketball season so bring the family to see Kristi Toliver and Ticha Penicheiro as they battle for the win in the league’s most exciting games. Once you go to a game, you’ll be a Sparks fan too!
Dates: through September 10th.
Discount: Receive a 50% discount for L.A. Sparks tickets.
Restrictions: This promotion is good for tickets between $10 and $55 face value at the box office. Discounted tickets are subject to availability.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro Pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the STAPLES Center box office.
Where: Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Pico Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Figueroa/Pico (81, 442, 445, 460, 701, 721, Silver Line), Olympic/Figueroa (28, 728)
Receive a free reusable bag at ESPN X Games 17
See more than 200 of the world’s best action sports athletes including Shaun White, Travis Pastrana, Brian Deegan, and Tanner Foust throw down in four action-packed days of competition.
Dates: July 28-31
Discount: Receive a free X Games branded reusable bag.
Restrictions: Offer good while supplies last.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro Pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the X Games Sustainability Booth.
Where: L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Pico Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Figueroa/Olympic (28, 81, 439, 728, Silver Line)
Save 10% on food at Far Bar
Tucked away in an alley in the heart of Little Tokyo, FAR BAR is a perfect destination for delicious food and hanging out. Stop by and try their great Asian fusion dishes such as the famous Ming’s Wings and Garlic Wasabi Fries or their collection of Asian flavored half pound burgers, tacos, pizzas and sushi rolls.
Discount: 10% off all food items.
Restrictions: Excludes alcohol and special promotions.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro Pass Metro Rail Ticket or TAP Card to server.
Where: 347 E 1st St
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Judge John Aiso/1st (30, 40, 42) Judge John Aiso/Temple (40, 42, 445)