Metro invites you to celebrate the halfway construction completion milestone for Section 1 of the Purple Line Extension! ‘Halfway to La Cienega’ is a free community event, open to the public that will take place on Sunday, June 2, on the Great Lawn of the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum from 11 a.m to 3 p.m.
The nine-mile Purple Line Extension Project is being constructed in three sections. The first section, currently under construction, will extend the subway 3.92 miles from Wilshire/Western Station to new stations at Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax and Wilshire/La Cienega, connecting downtown L.A. to Koreatown, the Miracle Mile and Beverly Hills. Section 1 is forecast to open in 2023.
Join us for live music and dance performances, games, giveaways, food trucks and a family fun zone. Purple Line station artists Karl Haendel, Soo Kim and Fran Siegel will give a sneak peek into their art designs in process and lead hands-on art-making workshops at the Metro Arts and Design Pavilion. Free food samplings will be provided by Metro’s Eat Shop Play partners: Continental Kitchen, Rocco’s Neighborhood Pizza, Milk Jar Cookies and Book My Lot’s Happy Ice.
Don’t miss performances by these incredible, local artists:
- Dexter Story & Wondem: Story combines his diverse background in soul, funk, jazz and folk with sounds from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Somalia and Kenya. With his band Wondem, he performs his latest release Bahir, an East African-influenced testament to Story’s decades of dedication to artistic excellence.
- The Blasting Company: Blending Eastern European folk traditions with genres rooted in North America, the Blasting Company combines a consistent jazz groove with an infectious exuberance that propels it forward. With an electricity rarely felt, even in live performance, it is the very definition of ‘good time music.’
- Korean Classical Music and Dance Company: This splendidly costumed ensemble boasts a rich and varied repertoire of Korean ceremonial and social dances, including an intricate, stylized fan dance and a thrilling drum dance featuring unison drumming on suspended drums.
- La Junta: The La Junta crew is known for its summery, daytime cultural celebrations that feature tropical Afro-Latin music from across Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Central America, the Caribbean and more.
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