The tile was extremely popular at the May 3 event at Union Station and sold out. Tiles can now be purchased in the Metro online store for $7.60 apiece plus shipping.
L.A. Pride starts this Friday with a stellar lineup of performances, programs, and festivities lasting through Sunday, June 8. Whether you’re headed to West Hollywood for the celebrations or just passing through, you’ll want to be aware of street closures and bus detours in the neighborhood this weekend.
Metro Bus 10, 30/330 and Rapid 705 will detour at San Vicente between Melrose and Santa Monica from approximately 8 p.m. this Thursday until early Monday morning. For further information, see our service advisories page. Metro Bus 2, 4, 10, 30, 105, 217, 218 and Rapid 704 will detour at multiple locations on Sunday for the Christopher Street West Parade. Again, our service advisories page has all the details.
For a list of street and facility closures–including West Hollywood Park and Library–click here.
To avoid traffic and parking congestion during the celebration, use the free Pride Ride shuttle. The shuttle will run every 15 minutes and follow a continuous loop along Santa Monica Boulevard between Robertson Boulevard and Fuller Avenue. Shuttles will be brightly marked and feature festive music. There will be a few breaks in service however, so be sure to check the Pride Ride map (see above) for hours of operation.
While at L.A. Pride, look for the Metro booth for free transpo goodies, and have a safe and fun pride celebration!
Celebrate the classic hit movie La Bamba with Metro and Los Angeles Film Festival at Union Station on Friday, June 13. The free film screening takes place in Union Station’s old ticket concourse at 8:30 p.m. There will be a jitterbug dance lesson before the movie at 7:30 p.m. and a Q&A session with the cast and filmmakers at 8 p.m.
Metro customers who show their TAP cards at check-in will gain access to preferential seating; otherwise it is first come, first served. Guests may bring food to the event. Those with TAP cards can also receive 20% off at the Union Station Wetzel’s Pretzels! Offer available on June 13 only.
“Ritchie Valens was a native Angeleno, so it’s fitting that La Bamba should be shown at the iconic Los Angeles Union Station,” said Lou Diamond Phillips, who played the role of Ritchie Valens in the film. “I hope everyone will come out, dance in the beautiful ticket concourse and join us for a great time…leave your cars at home and experience this historic station as a transit rider.”
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.
Due to future Purple Line Extension construction, the Wilshire/La Brea Customer Center will be closing and moving to a new location. The customer center will close on Friday, June 20, and reopen at the Red/Purple Line’s Wilshire/Vermont station on Tuesday, July 1. The Lost and Found will relocate and be near the Gold Line’s Heritage Square Station. It will also open on July 1.
The new addresses are as follows:
- Wilshire/Vermont Customer Center: 3183 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 174, Los Angeles, CA, 90010
- Heritage Square Station Lost and Found: 3571 Pasadena Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90031
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).
This has “Father’s Day gift” written all over it, eh?
And it’s all yours for only $8.75 in Metro’s online store, which has all sorts of offerings ranging from the popular stress bus to T-shirts.
*’Everyone’ as in every single person on Earth may be an exaggeration :)