Destination Discounts Weekly Picks

Art's a Trip

Go Metro to docent-led Art Tours and save at Hollywood & Highland restaurants.

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 Sports:

This week in Museums:

This week in Dining:

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Details after the jump.

Arts/Entertainment

Receive a free strand of beads at the New Orleans Cultural Festival
Enjoy performances by the New Orleans Backyard Band, All Star Jazz Band and the Open Jazz Jam hosted by the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center. Also appearing will be the colorful New Orleans Steppers & Stumpers 2nd Line Dancers. Dining selections at the festival include Creole, Cajun or soul food cuisine.
Dates: August 6-7, 12-6pm
Discount: Receive a free strand of beads.
Restrictions: None
How to get it: Show your valid Metro Pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP Card at the festival information booth.
Where: Leimert Park Village, 4300 Degnan Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: 43rd/Degnan (40/42) Crenshaw/Vernon (40/42, 210, 705, 710, 740) Crenshaw/43rd (40/42, 105, 210)

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 August 4, 7pm and Saturday August 6, 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.
WhereHollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro RailRed Line Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hollywood/Highland (212/312, 222, 217, 780, 156/656)

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)

Museums

Save $3 at GRAMMY Museum’s Bob Marley, Messenger
Housed on the Museum’s second floor, the exhibit focues on Bob Marley as a private, spiritual man, as a powerful performer who used his lyrics to give a voice to the disenfranchised and as a legend who has inspired legions of fans in the 30 years since his death. Bringing together more than 40 diverse artifacts, rare photographs and more, the exhibit features items from the private collection of the Marley family.
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: $3 off any adult admission
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro rail ticket or TAP card at the GRAMMY Museum Box Office.
Where: 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Pico Station, Red/Purple Line 7th Street Metro Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: Figueroa/Pico (81, 442, 445, 460, 701, 721, Silver Line), Olympic/Figueroa (28, 728)

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.
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: $2 off admission
Restrictions: None.
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)

Sports

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)

Dining

Save 15% off food at all three Big Wangs locations
Big Wangs is the ultimate fun sports bar in Los Angeles that fills all of your eating, drinking, and entertainment needs. Our mind-blowing homemade food and unbelievably cheap drink prices keep you coming back for more and more. With all three of our locations conveniently located along a Metro line, its easy to get to your new favorite place to watch a game, shoot some pool, hit up the jukebox and relax with great food and drinks.
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: 15% off food bill.
Restrictions: Exclusive of any other offer.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card
THREE Metro Accesible Locations!

Save 10% off at Rush Snack Bar
Offering Fresh Juices, Salads, Sandwiches, Pastries, Coffee, Tea, ($1 Menu – Chips, Candy, Water, Soda). Open Mon-Sat 7am-7pm.
Dates: Ongoing
Discount: 10% off purchase
Restrictions: None.
How to get it: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card
Where:7th Street Metro Center Station
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple/Blue Line 7th Street Metro Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Flower/7th (51/52/352, 60, 439, 442, 450, 460, 760, Silver Line)

Save 10%-15% of on food 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 September 25
Discount: Metro Rail ticket  to Receive 10% off your meal (excludes alcohol) at the California Pizza Kitchen in the Well Fargo Center (555 S. Hope Street) across the street from California Plaza on any Grand Performance show date. Or receive 15% off your meal at Starry Kitchen at California Plaza on any Grand Performances show date.
Restrictions: Offer good only 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)