When I was a wee lad, no one went back to school until Labor Day had passed. These days are a different story with some kids headed back to school beginning this week. Metro serves many schools and colleges in Los Angeles County with its 177 bus lines and nearly [continue reading]
Made in America comes to Grand Park in Los Angeles August 30 and 31 with some big names in music–Kanye West, Imagine Dragons and Iggy Azalea, just to name a few. If you’re heading to this two-day festival, why not go Metro? Taking the bus or train makes it easy to leave the [continue reading]
Friday Don’t forget to go Metro to the Tchaikovsky Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl! The first night of the two-day series begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are still available and start at $18. (Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Highland Station, then transfer to shuttle–free with TAP card) Saturday Formerly the H2Ofest, [continue reading]
A nice, short video on beautiful Union Station by FORM follows FUNCTION. The video interviews Metro Deputy Executive Officer Jenna Hornstock, who provides a brief overview of the Los Angeles Union Station Master Plan.
The 1st annual Los Angeles Jazz and Music Festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24 at Sycamore Park in Highland Park. The event lasts from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Enjoy live music from the likes of Poncho Sanchez, Chicano Batman, Cold Duck and [continue reading]
This Saturday and Sunday, August 16 to 17, is the closing weekend of Nisei Week, Little Tokyo’s annual celebration of Japanese culture and community first organized in 1934. Held primarily at locations around Little Tokyo, this year’s Nisei Week events are easily accessible via Metro Bus or Rail. Some highlights [continue reading]
Now on sale at the online Metro Store: the Every Lane is a Bike Lane mug! This giant mug can hold a whopping 15 ounces–perfect for helping you rehydrated after a good ride. The mug costs $9.65 and matches the Every Lane is a Bike Lane T-shirt.
It’s time for the 1812 Overture plus fireworks at the Hollywood Bowl! Go Metro to the Tchaikovsky Spectacular on Friday and Saturday, August 15 and 16. Performances start at 8 p.m. both nights and tickets are still available. And special for Metro-riding Tchaikovsky-lovers: show your valid TAP card with your [continue reading]
As many of you likely know, Metro’s fare increases and fare changes that were approved this spring go into effect on September 15. The charts below outline the new fares, including regular fares and passes, Silver Lane fares and the EZ Pass. I urge everyone to give this a read before [continue reading]
Mark your calendars: Metro Presents Môfo, the only band in Los Angeles that plays in the traditional “pé de serra” style of forró. (Forró–pronounced fo-HAW–is accordion-driven, hip-swiveling dance music originating from the northeast of Brazil.) Check out the video above for a sample of forró sound from a flash mob in Germany. The band [continue reading]