Go Metro Weekends, March 9-11

The star this weekend is once again Pasadena. Head to ArtNight on Friday and enjoy a free evening of art, music and entertainment. Twelve of Pasadena’s most prominent arts and cultural institutions will open their doors from 6 to 10 p.m. ArtNight also features pop-up galleries, paint-spewing army ducks and food trucks, including ice cream sandwich truck Cool Haus (try the balsamic fig & mascarpone ice cream with an oatmeal cookie, weird but delicious!). Free shuttles will loop the area throughout the evening with stops at each venue, and a bike tour is available as well. Show your valid Metro ticket or pass at participating venues and receive special discounts, including 10 percent off store merchandise at the Pasadena Museum of California Art or 10 percent off exhibition catalogs at the Armory Center for the Arts. (Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station, depending on which venue you’d like to visit first different buses will serve your needs, check Metro Trip Planner.)

If you’re into acoustic music, visit the Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday. String Theory, an all day acoustic music event, starts at 11 a.m. The event features musicians and dancers who put on a unique show using invented instruments and large-scale performance installations. Over 30 artists and special guests will be taking the stage. (Metro Red Line to Pershing Square Station, walk east on 5th St. to Spring St. Metro Bus Lines 16, 55, 62 to 5th/Spring.)

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photo by James Scott, via Flickr creative commons

Nice shot taken in late February in the Southwark part of London. The photo was taken with a Nikon D90 with a shutter speed of one-tenth of a second to capture the movement of the bus.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

The art of transit

photo by oriol52, via Twitter

Nicely composed and processed photo of steam engines at the Catalonia Railway Museum in Vilanova, Spain.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

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photo by Steve Hymon/Metro

An Expo Line test train at the 23rd Street station last Thursday evening. I shot the photo with a Nikon D5100 and processed it in Apple’s iPhoto program.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

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Photo by New York MTA, via Flickr creative commons

Not a super clear photo, but pretty interesting nonetheless of work last month on the future 72nd Street station for New York’s new 2nd Avenue subway line.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

Go Metro weekends, March 2-4

It’s been a pretty cold week by Angeleno standards, but it’s supposed to warm up this weekend. This is good news for those who believe in weather forecasts and want to get out and about.

If you haven’t gone to see “Three Year Swim Club” yet, you should! The play, put on by East West Players at the David Henry Hwang Theatre, has been getting great reviews. “Three Year Swim Club” is inspired by the true life story of Soichi Sakamoto, an assistant coach of the U.S. Olympic Swim Team from 1952 to 1956. The Friday night showing starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available online or can be purchased two hours before show time at the box office. Check the website for pricing and see if you qualify for any discounts. (Metro Gold Line to Little Tokyo/Arts District Station, Metro Bus Lines 30, 42 to Judge John Aiso/1st St. The theatre is at 120 Judge John Aiso.) Continue reading

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photo by Carter Rubin/Metro

The green blur of L.A. Country Club seen from a 720 Rapid on Wilshire Boulevard. The photo was taken with an iPhone.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

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photo by dle_wynpa, via Flickr creative commons

That’s the New York subway’s Stillwell Avenue station in Coney Island, taken earlier this week with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

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photo by DennisM2, via Flickr creative commons

Here’s the description of this photo from Holland in the Netherlands on Flickr:

Bus stop Rietwijkeroordweg, which is situated on the northeastern side of Bosrandweg (road, N231), right on the border between Aalsmeer and Amstelveen municipalities. The poster advertises the state lottery’s 30 million end-of-year prize.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.

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photo by Marco Bonito, via Flickr creative commons

Nice Instagram photo taken in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The tilt-shift effect works pretty well, although not as toy-like as some train photos I’ve seen on Flickr. Check out the tilt-shift miniature fakes group in Flickr — especially this pic.

To submit a photo for the Art of Transit, post it to Metro’s Flickr group, email it to sourcemetro@gmail.com or Tweet it to @metrolosangeles with an #artoftransit hashtag. Many of the photos we’ve featured can be seen in these galleries on Flickr.