Here are the Metro Art events happening this summer

Last year’s mind-blowing series with The Floor. Photo courtesy of Farah Sosa.

Kick off your summer festivities with a series of arts and cultural events hosted by Metro Art. From a groundbreaking science fiction drama examining the relationship between man and artificial intelligence to a diverse range of concerts and multi-cultural dance workshops featuring the best of L.A.’s artists, here’s your ultimate guide to all the Metro Art events happening this summer. Did we mention they’re all free and open to the public?

June 2017

  • Saturday, June 3: Art Tour of Rail Stations from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the street level entrance to the Hollywood/Highland Station.
  • Sunday, June 4: Art Tour of Rail Stations from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Union Station information kiosk near the Alameda Street entrance.
  • Friday, June 9: Metro Art Presents Her as the final installment in our Sci-Fi at Union Station film screening series. Doors open at 8 p.m. in the historic Union Station Ticketing Hall; screening runs from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 11: Art & Architecture Tour of Union Station from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at the Union Station Information kiosk near the Alameda Street entrance.
  • Sunday, June 11: Help inspire the station artwork for the Purple Line Extension during a family crafting workshop from 10 a.m. to noon at the Beverly Hills Farmer’s Market.
  • Sunday, June 25: Metro Art Presents the first in a series of afternoon music and dance improv sessions featuring a music performance by Afro-Caribbean funk led by Oskar Cartaya, a percussion workshop led by Christian Moraga and a dance lesson blending hip-hop, dancehall and beyond led by Korede “Snoopy” Sonupe from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Union Station Ticketing Hall.
  • Friday, June 30: Metro Art Presents an afternoon rush hour folk concert by Los Angeles based musicians Frank Fairfield and Meredith Axelrod. The performance takes place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the waiting room at Union Station.

Photo courtesy of Frank Fairfield.

July 2017

  • Saturday, July 1: Art Tour of Rail Stations from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the street level entrance to the Hollywood/Highland Station.
  • Sunday, July 2: Art Tour of Rail Stations from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Union Station information kiosk near the Alameda Street entrance.
  • Friday, July 7: Metro Art Presents an evening of salsa in the Union Station Ticketing Hall from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. with Rumbankete, one of the West Coast’s most exciting and progressive salsa orchestras. Program begins with a dance lesson led by Kati Hernandez.
  • Saturday, July 8: Art & Architecture tour of Union Station — ¡en español! The tour takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at the Union Station information kiosk near the Alameda Street entrance.
  • Sunday, July 9: Art & Architecture Tour of Union Station from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at the Union Station Information kiosk near the Alameda Street entrance.
  • Friday, July 14: Metro Art Presents a special evening of tap dance and music performances, featuring the legendary Chester Witmore from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Union Station Ticketing Hall.
  • Sunday, July 23: Metro Art Presents the second installment of our afternoon music and dance improv sessions featuring horn ensemble The Red Line Horns, a percussion workshop led by Christian Moraga and a flamenco lesson led by Manuel Gutierrez from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Union Station Ticketing Hall.

August 2017

  • Saturday, August 5: Art Tour of Rail Stations from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the street level entrance to the Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station.
  • Sunday, August 6: Art Tour of Rail Stations from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Union Station information kiosk near the Alameda Street entrance.
  • Sunday, August 6: Metro Art Presents an exhilarating and interactive Capoeira Exchange with an introductory class led by Phillipos Haile from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Union Station Ticketing Hall.
  • Friday, August 11: Metro Art Presents the first installment of the “Summer Nights at Union Station” series in collaboration with KCRW. Join us for dancing, games, food and music provided by KCRW DJs Anthony Valadez & Valida from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Union Station’s South Patio.
  • Sunday, August 13: Art & Architecture Tour of Union Station from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet at the Union Station Information kiosk near the Alameda Street entrance.
  • Friday, August 25: Metro Art Presents the second installment of the “Summer Nights at Union Station” series in collaboration with KCRW. Join us for dancing, games, food and music provided by KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley & KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Union Station.
  • Sunday, August 27: Metro Art Presents the last installment of our series of afternoon music and dance improv sessions featuring a multi-genre band led by Carlos Rodgarman, a percussion workshop led by Diego Alvarez and a tap dance lesson led by Sarah Reich from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Union Station Ticketing Hall.

Union Station is accessible via Metro Rail, Metro Bus and several municipal bus lines. Use the Trip Planner for routes and connections. Car and bicycle parking are also available on site, enter from Vignes or Cesar Chavez. Preferential seating provided for TAP card holders at sit-down events — first-come, first-served!