Dance Downtown is back with its second event of the season! Meet across the street from the Music Center in Grand Park for free Cumbia music, dancing and lessons. The toe-tapping starts at 6:30 p.m., and no RSVP is required. (Metro Red/Purple Line to Civic Center/Grand Park Station.)
LACMA kicks off its summer jazz series with a performance by Judy Wexler. The concert begins at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Food and drink will be available for purchase. (Metro Rapid 720 to Wilshire/Fairfax or Bus 20 or DASH Fairfax to Wilshire/Ogden.)
If you’re going to see Lana del Rey at the Shrine Auditorium tonight, why not take the Metro Expo Line to Jefferson/USC Station and save on parking?
Metro Presents the new documentary “The Harvey Girls: Opportunity Bound” at the Fred Harvey Room–Union Station’s art deco treasure–this Saturday at 8 p.m. The free film offers an inside look at how more than 100,000 rail station waitresses changed history by opening the doors of the American West to women. Show your TAP card for preferential seating and 10% off a box dinner from Traxx Restaurant.
Running + Yoga = ROGA! On Saturday morning the Santa Monica Pier presents free running and yoga by the beach. If jogging’s your thing, meet under the famous Santa Monica Pier sign at 8 a.m. to join others for a two or five-mile course. Those who want to try yoga, meet at the far west end of the pier at 9 a.m. for an instructor-led session; bring your own mat. Can’t decide? Do both! (Metro Rapid 733, Big Blue Bus 1 or 7 to Ocean/Colorado.)
Calling all fans of fashion, film and history–this Saturday is 1930s Vintage Glamour Day at the Egyptian Theatre! From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. enjoy 1930s makeup and hair demos, vintage clothing exhibits, a runway show and more. All of this precedes a 2 p.m. screening of Vogues of 1938. General admission to films is $11. (Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Highland Station, Metro Rapid 780 or Bus 156/656 to Hollywood/Highland, or Bus 212/312, 217, or 222 to Hollywood/Las Palmas.)
Poetry, music, dance, theater, art–there’s something for everyone at Lummis Day, the free, family-friendly festival that showcases East L.A.’s rich history and cultures. Head to the Lummis Home and Heritage Square Museum between 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. this Sunday to join in the fun. Arrive by Metro Bus or the Gold Line and save 10% on a Lummis Day T-shirt. Free shuttle buses will provide transportation between Heritage Square/Arroyo Station and the festival. (Metro Gold Line to Heritage Square Station, or Metro Bus 81 to Figueroa/Avenue 43 or Bus 252 to Avenue 43/Mosher.)
Headed to the Long Beach Comic Expo this weekend? The Metro Blue Line can get you there faster than the speed of light–or at least traffic. (Metro Blue Line to Downtown Long Beach Station, then walk 10 minutes south on Pine Avenue to the Long Beach Convention Center, or catch a ride on the free Passport bus.)
The Grammy Museum’s latest exhibition “California Dreamin’: The Sounds of Laurel Canyon” highlights the significance of the canyon to the L.A. rock scene during the mid-60s to early 70s. Go Metro and receive $2.95 off admission. (Metro Expo/Blue Line to Pico Station or Metro Red/Purple Line to 7th/Metro then walk south on Figueroa to L.A. Live.)
How much do you know about matters of the heart? The Critical Care Training Center in NoHo offers American Heart Association classes in CPR, ACLS, PALS, BLS, ECG and more. Go Metro and save $10 on courses when you show your valid TAP card at the front desk (the discount can also be applied to online classes). (Metro Red Line to North Hollywood Station.)