Go Metro to save 15% on CicLAvia memorabilia

Photo: CicLAvia Official Facebook

Photo: CicLAvia Official Facebook

The next CicLAvia takes place Sunday, October 6, with the route exploring DTLA. The event is free to the public and lasts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Go Metro to save on CicLAvia T-shirts and collectibles. Just show your valid TAP card at the Mariachi Plaza Hub merchandise tent to receive a 15% discount on CicLAvia gear. Discount is only applicable at the Mariachi Plaza Hub.

This exclusive discount is part of Metro’s Destination Discounts program and cannot be combined with any other offers. Go Metro to participating locations and events and you’ll save on admission, get discounts on meals, and receive free gifts.

Bicycles are allowed on all Metro buses and trains. Check metro.net/bikes for rules and safety guidelines.

Destination Discount: TAP at a participating Yogurtland and get 3 free oz.

Metro riders will now be able to enjoy more tasty froyo for less. Show your TAP card to the cashier at the following Yogurtland locations to receive 3 ounces off your purchase:

  • Yogurtland Miracle Mile: 310 S. La Brea Ave., Sun-Thur 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. // Fri-Sat 11 a.m. – 1 a.m. (Metro Bus 16, 212 to 3rd/La Brea)
  • Yogurtland Santa Monica Promenade: 304 Santa Monica Blvd., Sun-Thurs 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. // Fri-Sat 10 a.m. – 1 a.m. (Metro Rapid 704 to 4th/Santa Monica)
  • Yogurtland Carson: 20700 Avalon Blvd., Sun-Fri 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. // Sat 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. (Metro Bus 205 to Del Amo/Leapwood)
  • Yogurtland Burbank Media Center: 304 N. San Fernando Blvd., Sun-Thurs 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. // Fri-Sat 11 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. (Metro Bus 292 to Magnolia/San Fernando)
  • Yogurtland Ladera Heights: 5375-B W. Centinela Ave., Sun-Thurs 10:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. // Fri-Sat 10:30 a.m. – 12 a.m. (Metro Bus 110, 217 to Centinela/Alvern)

The exclusive discount is part of Metro’s Destination Discounts program and cannot be combined with any other offers. Go Metro to participating locations and events and you’ll save on admission, get discounts on meals, and receive free gifts.

So go forth and conquer Yogurtland! What’s your favorite flavor combo? (I personally enjoy a trio of pistachio, green tea and something tart.)

Heart of L.A. CicLAvia Destination Discounts

“Heart of L.A.”, the next installment of CicLAvia, takes place on Sunday, October 6. The route revisits DTLA, and many of Metro’s Destination Discount partners are located along the way. So start planning your CicLAvia Sunday and make sure to have your TAP card handy so you can save at the following DTLA locations:

MOCA Grand Ave – Pop by MOCA Grand Ave and get 2-for-1 on admission with TAP. Open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Casey’s Irish Pub – Stop by to refuel for the ride home and show your TAP card to save 15% on your bill. Casey’s is open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.

Noe’s Restaurant & Bar at the Omni Los Angeles – Worn out from bike riding but not ready to head home? Extend your Sunday at Noe’s, where you can save 15% on your bill by showing your TAP card. Open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays.

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Always on the lookout for Union Station on TV

Being a semi-dedicated TV watcher, it’s sort of a hobby of mine to spot L.A. locations in various shows. And for shows that are supposed to be set in L.A., I always try to verify its accuracy to see if Metro appears in any scenes. People may not always take the subway, but I just won’t believe it’s L.A. if there’s not a Metro bus in the background somewhere at some point!

Last week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot episode put the spotlight on Union Station. Check out the clip below to see the East Portal get its 15 minutes of fame. You can watch the full episode for shots of the Gateway building. And hey, they actually called the station by its correct name! (Unlike in S.W.A.T. where they called 7th/Metro Figueroa Station…)

Destination Discount: get discounted tickets to IndieCade

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Photo: IndieCade Official Facebook

The annual IndieCade Festival returns to Downtown Culver City the weekend of October 5 and 6, with festival sessions beginning on Friday, October 4. On Saturday IndieCade is open from 10 a.m. to midnight, and on Sunday it’s open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s festival celebrates independent games, the vibrant community, and immense innovation surrounding these games. Go Metro to save on festival passes.

Enter the promo code “indiemetro2013” when purchasing tickets online to receive the Metro discount. Then present your valid TAP card, Metro employee ID, or LA County employee ID at the IndieCade Village registration booth to collect your discounted ticket. The offer is only available online and includes:

  • $50 off the IndieCade GameU Pass: Two days of workshops, sessions, panels and hands-on gameplay for aspiring developers.
  • $50 off our Festival Plus Pass: Access to IndieXchange sessions and master classes, as well as festival keynotes, panels, social events, and hands on gameplay and more. (Does not include access to the main professional conference.)
  • $5 off a day rate Festival Pass: Access to festival sessions, GameWalk activities and entertainment, audience and developer choice awards and village booth and marketplace.

These exclusive discounts are part of Metro’s Destination Discounts program and cannot be combined with any other offers. Go Metro to participating locations and events and you’ll save on admission, get discounts on meals, and receive free gifts.

IndieCade Village is located at 9300 Culver Boulevard in Culver City. Take the Metro Expo Line to Culver City Station and transfer to Culver City Bus 5 to Madison/Culver Blvd. Other festival locations are all walking distance in Downtown Culver City, for more routes and connections, use Trip Planner.

Invite Metro to your school

Members of the Metro Speakers Bureau are available this fall to talk with children and young people about careers at Metro. Grade school is not too early to start.

Metro employs bus and train operators, mechanics and maintenance people, clerks, bus and rail transportation and maintenance supervisors, as well as transit planners, security personnel and even artists and marketing and media relations professionals. Topics could include training necessary to qualify for any of these jobs and careers that look best for the future.

If you have questions or would like to request a speaker for your school, email: metrospeaks@metro.net. Speakers are available on a first come, first served basis.

Destination Discount: save on tickets to Eagle Rock Music Festival

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Celebrate the 15th annual Eagle Rock Music Festival on Saturday, October 5. The event takes place in the heart of Eagle Rock from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The free community festival features more than 35 bands playing in concert.

Go Metro to save $2 on Supporter tickets and $3 on VIP tickets. Just enter the promo code GOMETROERMF when purchasing tickets online. The exclusive discount is part of Metro’s Destination Discounts program and cannot be combined with any other offers. Go Metro to participating locations and events and you’ll save on admission, get discounts on meals, and receive free gifts.

Supporter tickets include exclusive digital download featuring 22 handpicked tracks from bands playing ERMF this year, and FastTrack Entrance.

VIP tickets exclusive digital download featuring 22 handpicked tracks from bands playing ERMF this year, FastTrack Entrance, access to the VIP area in front of the Center Main Stage, a pair of tickets to an upcoming CFAER show, and ERMF T-Shirt.

The Eagle Rock Music Festival is located on Colorado Boulevard between Eagle Rock Boulevard and Argus Drive in Eagle Rock. Take the Metro local 8184, or 180/181 to Colorado/Eagle Rock. Alternatively, ride your bike from the Gold Line Highland Park Station (see map). Bike valet will be available and bikes are allowed on all Metro buses and trains. For more routes and connections, use Trip Planner.