This Sunday is Fiesta Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Enjoy food, music and dancing at this free event. Festivities will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Show your TAP card at the O’Reilly Auto Parts exhibitor booth at Fiesta’s World Cup Sports Center lot to claim a free souvenir while supplies last. The Fiesta Broadway main stage will be located across from City Hall in Grand Park, and the event will sprawl down Broadway between Temple Street and 5th Street.
Bus lines detouring for Fiesta Broadway include: 2, 4, 30, 33, 40, 45, 70, 71, 76, 78/79, 83, 84/68, 92, 96, 487, 733, 745 and Metro Silver Line. Detours will be in effect from 12 p.m. Saturday, April 27 to 5 a.m. Monday, April 29 or until barricades are removed.
Lines 2, 4, 45, 83, 84 and 745 begin detouring tonight at 7 p.m. due to event set up. For more details, check Metro’s Service Advisories. The best way to reach Fiesta Broadway is by the Metro Red/Purple Line to either Civic Center Station or Pershing Square Station.
Also this weekend, check out EXHIBIT A at Automata, an art theatre located in Chinatown. The puppet performance tells the story of a hot, dry summer in Silverlake. There are performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 4 p.m. General admission is $18. (Metro Gold Line to Chinatown Station, Metro Bus 45 to Broadway/Chinatown)
Gary Baseman: The Door is Always Open opens at the Skirball Cultural Center this weekend, head over to see some unusual cartoon art. While there, you can also visit Noah’s Ark. General admission is $10, go Metro to get a discount. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. (Metro Rapid 761 or Bus 233 to Sepulveda/Skirball)
Categories: Destination Discounts, Go Metro Weekends
LA Fiesta had way too much corporate “sponsorship” and with megaphone-equipped evangelists at every cross street, the celebration had a surreal commercial tone and decibel volume that needs to change in future years to continue to attract the community. The lack of Spanish cultural offerings was disappointing. Walking over to Pico House and the plaza was a welcome respite. Here’s hoping someone organizes this better in future years and keeps the megaphones away far away from the gathering!