Go Metro to the L.A. Film Fest and save 10% on tickets

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Move over Cannes! The L.A. Film Fest returns this Wednesday, June 11 through Thursday, June 19 with film screenings taking place across Los Angeles.

This year, the festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with nearly 200 features, shorts, and music videos from 40 countries. Enjoy premiers, outdoor screenings, conversations with industry insiders, and live music. Arrive via Metro Bus or Rail and save 10% on tickets with a special online promo code. (You’ll also be saving the $10 you would have spent on parking.)

While L.A. LIVE is the hub of the festival, screenings and other events will take place at various locations across the city.

Find your best route using Google maps or the Trip Planner. To browse L.A. Film Fest events, click here.

Join the CPR Block Party today at 5 Metro Rail stations, help break world record

This week is National CPR Awareness Week and EduLife Institute is offering free hands-only CPR training today at the following Metro stations:

  • Union Station
  • Red Line North Hollywood Station
  • Red Line Universal City Station
  • Red Line Vermont/Sunset Station
  • Gold Line Mariachi Plaza Station

Instructors will be at the stations until 10 p.m. The training takes less than 1 minute and is intended to equip as many people as possible with the skills necessary to save lives.

To make things more interesting, we’re also hoping to break the world record for most people to complete CPR training in 24 hours! Swing by, spend a minute and get a nifty participation card. And if you absolutely cannot make it out today, you can still learn CPR or take other American Heart Association training classes at the Critical Care Center in North Hollywood. Show your TAP card to receive a $10 discount on your selected course.

Go Metro to Make Music Pasadena and save 10% at Urth Caffé in Pasadena

Making weekend plans? Don’t miss Make Music Pasadena, California’s only free musical festival that features Grammy-award winning artists alongside homegrown, emerging talent. The event spans more than 20 city blocks, includes more than 150 free concerts and takes place this Saturday, June 7 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

To get to Make Music Pasadena, take the Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station. You’ll exit right into the middle of all the action! You can also hop off at Del Mar Station and walk north for just a few minutes on Arroyo Parkway.

If you need to refuel or hydrate during the day-long festival, drop by Urth Caffé on Colorado Boulevard. Show your valid TAP card to save 10% on food or drink (and I highly recommend the Moroccan mint green tea latte).

Go Metro Weekends, May 30 − June 1

The Harvey Girls pushed the boundary of opportunity for women in the American West. Learn more at Metro Present's free documentary screening this Saturday. Image courtesy of Northern Arizona University, Cline Library.

The Harvey Girls pushed the boundary of opportunity for women in the American West. Learn more at the Metro Presents free documentary screening this Saturday. Image courtesy of Northern Arizona University, Cline Library.

Friday

Dance Downtown is back with its second event of the season! Meet across the street from the Music Center in Grand Park for free Cumbia music, dancing and lessons. The toe-tapping starts at 6:30 p.m., and no RSVP is required. (Metro Red/Purple Line to Civic Center/Grand Park Station.)

LACMA kicks off its summer jazz series with a performance by Judy Wexler. The concert begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Food and drink will be available for purchase. (Metro Rapid 720 to Wilshire/Fairfax or Bus 20 or DASH Fairfax to Wilshire/Ogden.)

If you’re going to see Lana del Rey at the Shrine Auditorium tonight, why not take the Metro Expo Line to Jefferson/USC Station and save on parking?

Saturday

Metro Presents the new documentary “The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound” at the Fred Harvey Room–Union Station’s art deco treasure–this Saturday at 8 p.m. The free film offers an inside look at how more than 100,000 rail station waitresses changed history by opening the doors of the American West to women. Show your TAP card for preferential seating and 10% off a box dinner from Traxx Restaurant.

Running + Yoga = ROGA! On Saturday morning the Santa Monica Pier presents free running and yoga by the beach. If jogging’s your thing, meet under the famous Santa Monica Pier sign at 8 a.m. to join others for a two or five-mile course. Those who want to try yoga, meet at the far west end of the pier at 9 a.m. for an instructor-led session; bring your own mat. Can’t decide? Do both! (Metro Rapid 733, Big Blue Bus 1 or 7 to Ocean/Colorado.)

Calling all fans of fashion, film and history–this Saturday is 1930s Vintage Glamour Day at the Egyptian Theatre! From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. enjoy 1930s makeup and hair demos, vintage clothing exhibits, a runway show and more. All of this precedes a 2 p.m. screening of Vogues of 1938. General admission to films is $11. (Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Highland Station, Metro Rapid 780 or Bus 156/656 to Hollywood/Highland, or Bus 212/312, 217, or 222 to Hollywood/Las Palmas.)

Sunday

Poetry, music, dance, theater, art–there’s something for everyone at Lummis Day, the free, family-friendly festival that showcases East L.A.’s rich history and cultures. Head to the Lummis Home and Heritage Square Museum between 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. this Sunday to join in the fun. Arrive by Metro Bus or the Gold Line and save 10% on a Lummis Day T-shirt. Free shuttle buses will provide transportation between Heritage Square/Arroyo Station and the festival. (Metro Gold Line to Heritage Square Station, or Metro Bus 81 to Figueroa/Avenue 43 or Bus 252 to Avenue 43/Mosher.)

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Hop on the Expo Line to see Endeavour and Pompeii

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Photos: Luis Inzunza/Metro

Are you starting to make plans for this summer? The California Science Center is the only place in town where you explore the space age and ancient history. Check out the Space Shuttle Endeavour and the new Pompeii exhibit all in one day. And getting there is easy–just hop on the Metro Expo Line to Expo Park/USC Station! (See the out-of-time visitor from Pompeii and lost astronaut navigate Metro in the video below.) Best of all, you can save on tickets to the exhibit with your valid TAP card.

Blue Line Farmers’ Market now every Thursday

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Just a heads up, the Blue Line Farmers’ Market has moved from Wednesdays to Thursdays! It still operates from 3 to 7 p.m., rain or shine, in the MLK Transit Center adjacent to the Blue Line Compton Station.

Go Metro and save 10% on your purchases by showing your valid TAP card to any of the vendors at the market. To get to the market, take the Metro Blue Line to Compton Station or Bus 202 to Willowbrook/Compton. It couldn’t be easier–you can see the market from the station platform!

The market started last September to address the City of Compton’s designation as a “food desert” by the USDA (an area meets the criteria of a ‘food desert’ when more than 15% of its residents are 1.5 miles or more from a grocery store). It provides fresh produce, local and/or hand-made wares, and meals/treats prepared on site to 90,000 Metro Blue Line commuters, as well as residents of Compton and the surrounding neighborhoods. The market has also featured live music/entertainment, children’s activities, and cooking demonstrations (not to mention free samples!).

Live. Breathe. Blue…and save on game tickets with Metro

The Los Angeles Dodgers are one of the hottest tickets in town, but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank to see them live.

Fans can save up to $20 on game tickets with an exclusive Metro discount! Go Metro to see Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Clayton Kershaw and Hyun-Jin Ryu take care of business at Dodger Stadium. You can connect from Metro Bus or Rail to the Dodger Stadium Express, which is free with your same-day game ticket.

Here is the schedule of games that are eligible for discount:

Date Time Opponent/Buy Tix Promotion
Wed, May 28 7:10pm Cincinnati Reds
Thu, May 29 7:10pm Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Vote T-Shirt
Sat, May 31 4:15pm Pittsburgh Pirates
Sun Jun 1 5:07pm Pittsburgh Pirates Kids’ Batting Helmet ^
Mon, Jun 2 7:10pm Chicago White Sox
Wed, Jun 4 7:10pm Chicago White Sox 10,000 wins commemorative pin ++
Mon, Jun 16 7:10pm Colorado Rockies
Wed, Jun 18 7:10pm Colorado Rockies
Sat, Jun 28 4:15pm St. Louis Cardinals
Mon, Jun 30 7:10pm Cleveland Indians
Wed, Jul 2 12:10pm Cleveland Indians
Wed, Jul 30 7:10pm Atlanta Braves
Sat, Aug 2 6:10pm Chicago Cubs Dodgers Reusable Tote Bag
Sat, Aug 16 6:10pm Milwaukee Brewers The Natural Postgame Screening
Tue, Aug 19 7:10pm San Diego Padres
Thu, Aug 21 7:10pm San Diego Padres
Sat, Aug 23 6:10pm New York Mets Pups at the Park
Mon, Sep 1 5:10pm Washington Nationals
Wed, Sep 3 12:10pm Washington Nationals
Mon, Sep 8 7:10pm San Diego Padres
Wed, Sep 10 7:10pm San Diego Padres
Mon, Sep 22 7:10pm San Francisco Giants