ShopWalk DTLA, a day of sales, discounts, and in-store events at local businesses, returns to Downtown L.A.’s Historic Core on Sunday, August 3. Shop, eat, and play at some of L.A.’s best boutiques and restaurants while exploring the neighborhood. Getting there is a breeze with Metro–just take the Red or Purple Line to Pershing Square Station or take the Metro Blue or Expo Line to 7th St/Metro Center Station.
Starting July 26, Wall Street in downtown Los Angeles’ Fashion District will be closed to traffic on Saturdays for The WALL, a farmers’ market for flower lovers and foodies. The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free to the public, so bring the whole family and explore! There will be fresh food and live music.
The WALL takes place at 755 Wall Street. Take the Metro Red or Purple Line to Pershing Square Station and walk towards 7th and Wall Street, or take Metro Bus 68 to 6th and Los Angeles Street. For more routes and connections, use Trip Planner. Let’s Ride L.A. will also provide free bike valet!
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will be removing debris, sediment and trash from the storm drain at the northbound I-110 9th Street off-ramp. Construction crews will be working from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday leaving one lane open. This project is expected to be completed by mid-August. Intermittent closures should be expected. Major delays are expected.
There will be no work between July 26 – July 30, 2014
Detours will be posted for motorist convenience. United Storm Water, Inc. of La Puente, California is the contractor on this $80 thousand project.
Caltrans advises motorists to “Slow For The Cone Zone.”
Go Metro to any Grand Performance and save at Noe Restaurant & Bar or Johnnie’s New York Pizzeria. Be sure to get to California Plaza early to stake out a seat–as you can see it gets a little crowded…
The 28th season of Grand Performances, downtown Los Angeles’ beloved summer concert series, is officially underway for 2014. Starting now until September 19, enjoy a spectacular variety of music, dance and spoken-word performances for free at scenic California Plaza.
This season’s highlights include:
Saturday, July 5 – Stones Throw Picnic at 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 12 – Adventures from Paradise: A Tribute to Minnie Riperton at 8 p.m.
Saturday, July 19 – Chop and Quench at noon
Sunday, July 20 – Quetzal 20th Anniversary Celebration at 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 2 – People Get Ready: A Soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement at 8 p.m.
Friday, August 15 – Joe Driscoll & Sekou Kouyate at noon.
Saturday, September 6 – Yuna at 8 p.m.
For a full list of artists, shows and times, click here.
Go Metro to the BET Experience, a three-day music festival featuring concerts, performing artist appearances at a free fan expo and more at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles from June 27 to 29. Among the concert headliners will be Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and Outkast.
The Blue/Expo Line Pico Station is just one block from L.A. Live. The Blue and Expo Lines both run until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
The BET Experience starts at 11 a.m on Friday, at noon on Saturday and at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Concerts take place nightly starting at 7 p.m.; ticket prices vary. For more information on the schedule of events, visit BET.com/BETX.
To get to L.A. LIVE, take the Blue or Expo Line to Pico Station. The Metro Silver Line (timetable and map) also has stops nearby — northbound buses use Figueroa Street and southbound buses use Flower Street.
The Fourth of July is rapidly approaching and if you’re making plans to stay in town, Grand Park’s 4th of July Block Party is definitely where you should celebrate. There will be music, food and the biggest rooftop fireworks display in downtown L.A. Best of all, it’s free!
Doors open at 1 p.m. and the music starts at 4 p.m. The easiest way to get to the block party is via Metro. Take the Red/Purple Line to Pershing Square Station–Civic Center/Grand Park Station will be partially closed. For more route options, use Trip Planner.
While you’re out having fun, show your valid TAP card at any of these DTLA locations near Grand Park and save on dinner and more:
Contemporary French dance company Ballet Preljocaj will stage its latest work, Les Nuits (The Nights), at the Music Center this weekend. The dance conjures the mysterious and flamboyant world of the Arabian Nights tales, with choreography by Constance Guisset, music by Natacha Atlas, Samy Bishai and 79D, and costumes by Azzedine Alaïa.
Go Metro to Les Nuits and save 20% on select seats. Show your valid TAP card at the Music Center box office to redeem your discount, or purchase your tickets online with a special promo code. Performance dates and times are as follows:
Friday, June 20 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 21 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 22 – 2:00 p.m.
Getting to the Music Center with Metro couldn’t be easier: simply take the Metro Red or Purple Line to Civic Center/Grand Park Station and walk two blocks north on 1st Street. You can also arrive via the many Metro and municipal buses serving Grand Avenue or 1st, Temple, or Hill Streets. To find your best route, use Google Maps or the Trip Planner.
Feeling hungry? Save on pre or post-performance dining at one of Metro’s Destination Discount partners in the downtown Los Angeles area. For a list of participating cafes, bars, and restaurants, see the “dining” tab on our Destination Discounts page.
Fans head home after the parade at Union Station. Photos by Steve Hymon/Metro.
From left, Jeff Carter, Marian Gaborik and Mike Richards.
Kings broadcasters Jim Fox and Bob Miller.
From left: Tyler Toffoli, Martin Jones, Robyn Regehr and Dwight King.
Justin Williams and Willie Mitchell.
Whoops — I was on wrong side of the street to get a good view of the Stanley Cup. I think that’s goalie Jonathan Quick holding it.
Fans exiting at 7th/Metro Center.
Fans after the parade on the Union Station Red/Purple Line platform.
Thanks everyone for riding Metro today to the victory parade and celebration for the Los Angeles Kings Stanley Cup Championship. Looked to me like a big turnout — perhaps more people than for the 2012 parade.
If you would to download full resolution versions of any of the above photos of the Kings, they’re available on Metro’s Flickr page. To download, click on the “….” on the right side of the screen and then choose “download/all sizes” and then select the size.