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The station hosts a rotating collection of unique events, cutting edge performances, evocative music, unprecedented art exhibitions and thought-provoking cultural programing showcasing the diversity of entertainers, artists and innovators throughout Los Angeles.

Upcoming Events

Cocoa Concert with Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five

Cocoa Concert with Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five

Friday, December 15, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. - Union Station South Patio

Celebrate the season with Jonathan Stout and His Campus Five. One of L.A.’s premier swing bands, bop into Union Station’s historic south patio for a lively Cocoa Concert.

Showcasing the small-group sound of the late 1930s and early 1940s, the seven-piece group captures the true sound of the Swing era with all the energy and excitement that inspired millions to dance.

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Holiday TrainFest and Toy Drive

Holiday TrainFest and Toy Drive

Saturday, December 16, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Track 14

Free event supporting Toys for Tots and featuring historic steam locomotive and rail car display

Celebrate the spirit of the season and help those in need at the Holiday TrainFest and Toy Drive at Los Union Station. The free, family-friendly event will include holiday refreshments, a visit from Santa Claus, vintage rail cars, and an 874,346-pound steam locomotive decked out for the holidays.

Staff will be on hand to collect donations of new, unwrapped toys in support of Toys for Tots and socks to assist the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.

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Cocoa Concerts Series

Cocoa Concerts Series

Fridays, December 8, 15 & 22, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. - Union Station South Patio

This season, Union Station will be transformed into a hub of holiday entertainment with the return of Cocoa Concerts featuring the DC6 Singers, Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five and La Picante.

Each free, family-friendly holiday concert will be set in a winter wonderland with a Holiday Light Display featuring thousands of glistening lights and dancing snowflakes surrounding a towering white Christmas tree, a Cocoa Bar with artisan marshmallows, a Holiday Craft Zone for cookie decorating and ornament making, a Kid’s Zone with a Reindeer Toss and Snowball Slam, a Naughty & Nice Photo Booth and an Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest with prizes.

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Cocoa Concert with DC6 Singers

Cocoa Concert with DC6 Singers

Friday, December 8, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. - Union Station South Patio

Join us for a rollicking holiday sing-a-long with the multi-cultural and multi-generational DC6 Singers. The talented ensemble, representing the diverse cultural landscape of Los Angeles, will cover all the holiday favorites.

Each festive, family-friendly holiday concert will be set in a winter wonderland with a Holiday Light Display featuring thousands of glistening lights and dancing snowflakes surrounding a towering white Christmas tree, a Cocoa Bar with artisan marshmallows, a Holiday Craft Zone for cookie decorating and ornament making, a Kid’s Zone with a Reindeer Toss and Santa Slam, a Naughty & Nice Photo Booth and an Ugly Christmas Sweater contest with prizes

As a sweet treat, guests can enjoy free candy canes and cotton candy from the Hollywood Candy Girls and Santa Selfies with the most popular guy in Tinseltown.

Upcoming Cocoa Concert schedule:

• Friday, Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m. – Swinging Holiday Performance from Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five

• Friday, Dec. 22, 6:30 p.m. – A Very Salsa Christmas and dance party with La Picante

Go Metro to all events by taking the Red, Purple, Gold, or Silver Line directly to Union Station LA.

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Union Station Holiday Festival & Market

Union Station Holiday Festival & Market

Saturday, December 2nd from 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Union Station South Patio

The Union Station Holiday Festival, a pop-up artisan marketplace, rolls into the station’s south patio on Saturday, Dec 2nd from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. with some of L.A.’s most sought-after artists and artisans, live entertainment, fun, free activities for kids, food trucks and a craft beer garden for holiday shoppers.

The Holiday Market is the perfect antidote to the monotony of the mall and will showcase an eclectic mix of artisans including one-of-a-kind jewelry from The Key Historic, screen printed t-shirts from The Poster List, organic body products from Original Good Goods, handmade leather goods from Spragwerks, children’s apparel from Paper Cow Clothing, modern planters and home goods from Geometric Fossils, hand-stitched stuffed animals from Zazu Faure and a mobile record store from Dig It Vinyl.

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Metro Art Presents : L.A. Documentaries at Union Station #3 | “This is the Life”

Metro Art Presents : L.A. Documentaries at Union Station #3 | “This is the Life”

Friday, December 1 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM -- Union Station Historic Ticketing Hall

Metro Art is pleased to present “This is the Life,” (2008, 97 min, Dir. Ava DuVernay) as the final installment of our documentary series about Los Angeles.

Introduction by special guest B. Hall.

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This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

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Tree Lighting and Cocoa Concert

Tree Lighting and Cocoa Concert

Thursday, November 30th at 6:30 p.m. - Union Station South Patio

Holiday Craft Corner, Kids Zone, Santa Selfies and Free Hot Chocolate Flowing All Evening from the Classic “Cocoa Bar”

Union Station will summon the sights and sounds of the holiday season on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. with the Annual Tree Lighting under the stars on the station’s south patio, accompanied by a performance from L.A.’s celebrated Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra followed by the internationally acclaimed All-American Boys Chorus.

The event kicks off a month-long series of free “Cocoa Concerts” at the historic downtown destination (Nov. 30, Dec. 8, 15 & 22).

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Metro Art Presents: Phil Ranelin Jazz Ensemble

Metro Art Presents: Phil Ranelin Jazz Ensemble

Friday, November 17 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM -- Union Station Waiting Room

Join Metro Art in welcoming The Phil Ranelin Jazz Ensemble to Union Station for a rush hour Jazz concert.

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This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

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Grand Opening - Union Station Metro Bike Hub

Grand Opening - Union Station Metro Bike Hub

Wednesday, November 15 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Union Station North

Join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of the Union Station Metro Bike Hub. The opening ceremony will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will include tours and treats.

The New Metro Bike Hub at Union Station features:

  • BIKE PARKING: 24/7 access for paid members providing a safe and secure space for 192 bikes.
  • BIKE EQUIPMENT: A retail space for bike lights, bike locks and many other bike accessories.
  • ON-THE-SPOT INSPECTION AND REPAIRS: Experienced staff will inspect your bike then fix it while you wait or schedule an appointment for service.
  • BIKE RENTALS: The Metro Bike Share system features bikes available 24/7, 365 days a year and offers convenient round-the-clock access to a fleet of bicycles for short trips around town or access to transit options. Metro Bike Share is fast, fun and affordable!

Secure bike parking at the Metro Bike Hub is available 24/7. Bike retail and repair services provided by The Bike Center staff are available M-F 8am-6pm and weekends 10am-6pm. For additional information go to www.bikehub.com/metro or contact metro@bikehub.com

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Steve Bartkoski Jazz Ensemble

Steve Bartkoski Jazz Ensemble

Thursday, November 2 from 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm -- Union Station Waiting Room

Join us for Jazz at the Station as the Steve Bartkoski Jazz Ensemble performs a varied program of jazz, gospel and blues in the Union Station Waiting Room. The concert begins at Noon and is free to the public. The ensemble is part of the Lake Avenue Church Goldline Series which has concerts the first Thursday of every month.

Go Metro to all events by taking the Red, Purple, Gold, or Silver Line directly to Union Station LA.

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Metro Art Presents : L.A. Documentaries at Union Station #2 | “Mur Murs

Metro Art Presents : L.A. Documentaries at Union Station #2 | “Mur Murs"

Friday, November 3 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM -- Union Station Historic Ticketing Hall

Metro Art is pleased to present “Mur Murs,” (1981, 80 min, Dir. Agnès Varda) as the next installment of our documentary series about Los Angeles.

Introduction by Artist Richard Wyatt.

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This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

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L.A. HISTORY: A MEXICAN PERSPECTIVE

L.A. HISTORY: A MEXICAN PERSPECTIVE

BARBARA CARRASCO’S LANDMARK MURAL L.A. HISTORY: A MEXICAN PERSPECTIVE

Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 22 from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm -- Union Station Ticketing Hall *Excluding dates/times listed below

Barbara Carrasco’s landmark mural, L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective will be on display in Union Station Historic Ticketing Hall from September 29 through October 22. The extraordinary 80-foot mural is part of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes and California Historical Society’s exhibition, ¡Murales Rebeldes! L.A. Chicana/o Murals Under Siege, part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA initiative.

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L.A. Documentaries at Union Station #1 | “Roller Dreams”

L.A. Documentaries at Union Station #1 | “Roller Dreams”

Friday, October 13, 2017 from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm -- Union Station Historic Ticketing Hall

Metro Art is pleased to present “Roller Dreams,” (2017, 82 min, Dir. Kate Hickey) as the first installment of our documentary series about Los Angeles.

Introduction by director Kate Hickey. Post screening Q&A with featured roller dancers Mad, Terrell Ferguson, Larry Pitts and Jimmy Rich.

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This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

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METRO ART "JOURNEYS" | Artist-Led Tour #3

Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am -- Union Station East Side Portal Aquarium

In conjunction with the new photo light box passageway exhibition "Journeys: L.A. Communities Through the Eyes of Artists," Metro Art has organized a series of artist-led tours at Union Station.

Artists include: Jane Gillespie Pryor (Whittier), Aaron Rivera (Lakewood), Edith Waddell (Glendale)

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This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

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Metro Art Presents: The Cory Beers Cimbalom Band

Metro Art Presents: The Cory Beers Cimbalom Band

Friday, September 22, 2017 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm -- Union Station North Patio

Join Metro Art Los Angeles in welcoming The Cory Beers Cimbalom Band to Union Station for an afternoon of traditional Eastern European music.

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This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

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METRO ART PRESENTS: LA OPERA AT UNION STATION

METRO ART PRESENTS: LA OPERA AT UNION STATION

Thursday, August 31 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm -- Union Station Ticketing Hall

Immersive Event Offers Angelenos a First Look at Carmen

Metro Art is collaborating with the LA Opera to present an exclusive sampling of Georges Bizet's classic opera, Carmen.

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Metro Art Presents:  The Floor Improv Day #3

Metro Art Presents: The Floor Improv Day #3

Sunday, August 27 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm -- Union Station Ticketing Hall

Experience the joy and magic of L.A.’s best artists coming together at the historic Union Station, to perform live and lead classes in diverse styles of dance, movement and music, culminating in the popular “The Floor Improv Jam!” From capoeira and flamenco, to tap and breakdance, this special series hosted by Metro Art Presents in collaboration with The Floor Improv showcases vibrant cultures from all over the world through music and dance.

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

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LA WEEKLY ARTOPIA

LA WEEKLY ARTOPIA

Saturday, August 26 from 8:00 pm 11:00 pm -- Union Station

LA Weekly’s fifth annual art party, Artopia, is a celebration of the vibrant arts and culture scene in Los Angeles. Internet radio network and DJ collective dublab will curate this year’s event. From performance artists to DJs to filmmakers and dance troupes, an impressive lineup of artists will fill your senses.

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Metro Art Presents:  KCRW Summer Nights at Union Station

Metro Art Presents: KCRW Summer Nights at Union Station

Friday, August 25 from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm -- Union Station South PAtio

Metro Art Presents is pleased to announce the “Summer Nights at Union Station” series in collaboration with KCRW’s long running signature “Summer Nights” series. Dancing, games, food and drink will flow in one of downtown’s most iconic landmarks.

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Featuring KCRW Music Director Jason Bentley + KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

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METRO ART "JOURNEYS" | ARTIST-LED TOUR #2

Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am -- Union Station East Side Portal Aquarium

In conjunction with the new photo light box passageway exhibition "Journeys: L.A. Communities Through the Eyes of Artists," Metro Art has organized a series of artist-led tours at Union Station.

Artists include: Wakana Kimura (Inglewood), Shizu Saldamando (Little Tokyo)

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

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Metro Art Presents:  KCRW Summer Nights at Union Station

Metro Art Presents: KCRW Summer Nights at Union Station

Friday, August 11 from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm -- Union Station South Patio

Metro Art Presents is pleased to announce the “Summer Nights at Union Station” series in collaboration with KCRW’s long running signature “Summer Nights” series. Join us for luscious, danceable grooves, games, food and drink in one of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

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Featuring KCRW DJs Anthony Valadez + Valida

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

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Metro Art Presents: Capoeira Exchange 007

Metro Art Presents: Capoeira Exchange 007

Sunday, August 6th, from 1:00 – 4:00 pm -- Union Station Ticketing Hall

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  • 12:45pm Meet in front of Starbucks, then a procession through the waiting room
  • 1:00 - 1:30pm Classes for beginners and separate warm-ups for the more experienced
  • 1:30 - 4:00pm Roda

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

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Metro Art Presents:  The Floor Improv Day #2

Metro Art Presents: The Floor Improv Day #2

Sunday, July 23, 2017 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm -- Union Station Ticketing Hall

Experience the joy and magic of L.A.’s best artists coming together at the historic Union Station, to perform live and lead classes in diverse styles of dance, movement and music, culminating in the popular “The Floor Improv Jam!” From capoeira and flamenco, to tap and breakdance, this special series hosted by Metro Art Presents in collaboration with The Floor Improv Night showcases vibrant cultures from all over the world through music and dance.

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

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Metro Art "Journeys" | Artist-led Tour #1

Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am -- Union Station East Side Portal Aquarium

In conjunction with the new photo light box passageway exhibition "Journeys: L.A. Communities Through the Eyes of Artists," Metro Art has organized a series of artist-led tours at Union Station.

Artists include: Walter Askin (Pasadena), Sarajo Frieden (Venice), Sam Pace (Leimert Park), Christine Nguyen (Long Beach)

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

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UNION STATION SUMMER TRAIN FEST

UNION STATION SUMMER TRAIN FEST

Saturday, July 15 from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Union Station

Take a journey through time at the Union Station Summer Train Fest, a free family event featuring a rare collection of beautifully restored vintage train engines, a Kids Zone, Model Trains, LA’s hottest Food Trucks and Live Entertainment.

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Metro Art Presents: Chester Whitmore's Tap & Jazz Revue

Metro Art Presents: Chester Whitmore's Tap & Jazz Revue

Friday, July 14, 2017 from 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm -- Union Station Ticketing Hall

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Metro Art Presents is thrilled to feature the legendary Chester Witmore as part of a special evening of tap dance and music performances. Dancing since 1974, Chester Whitmore originally studied to be a cinematographer. However, a chance encounter with famed tap dancer Fayard Nicholas (of the Nicholas Brothers) changed his life. Eventually, Mr. Nicholas became one of his teachers and mentors. Chester also studied with celebrated performers John Bubbles, Leonard Reed, Clarence Landry and others.

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

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Metro Art Presents: Rumbankete

Metro Art Presents: Rumbankete

Friday, July 07, 2017 from 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm -- Union Station Ticketing Hall

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Dance the night away while being serenaded by prominent Los Angeles salsa group Rumbankete. Earning a reputation as one of West Coast's most exciting and progressive Salsa orchestras, Rumbakete, also known as "La Máquina del Sabor" is known for its explosive rhythm section, powerful trombones and energetic vocal delivery. This international ensemble consists of musicians hailing from Cuba, Venezuela, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico and the United States.

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

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Metro Art Presents:  Frank Fairfield and Meredith Axelrod

Metro Art Presents: Frank Fairfield and Meredith Axelrod

Friday, June 30, 2017 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm -- Union Station Waiting Room

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Join Metro Art Presents in welcoming Los Angeles based artists Frank Fairfield and Meredith Axelrod to Union Station for a rush hour folk concert. Often found playing throughout the streets of Los Angeles, Frank Fairfield entrances listeners with his melodic sounds on the fiddle, guitar and banjo. Envisioning the limitless potential of early twentieth century music, Meredith Axelrod learned to sing and play through the medium of cylinders, 78-rpm records and sheet music.

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

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Metro Art Presents:  The Floor Improv Day #1

Metro Art Presents: The Floor Improv Day #1

Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm -- Union Station Ticketing Hall

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Experience the joy and magic of L.A.’s best artists coming together at the historic Union Station, to perform live and lead classes in diverse styles of dance, movement and music, culminating in the popular “The Floor Improv Jam!” From capoeira and flamenco, to tap and breakdance, this special series hosted by Metro Art Presents in collaboration with The Floor Improv Night showcases vibrant cultures from all over the world through music and dance.

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations required.

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Metro Art Presents: Sci-Fi at Union Station |

Metro Art Presents: Sci-Fi at Union Station | "Her"

Metro Art presents “Her,” (2013, 126 min, Dir. Spike Jonze) as the final installment of our Sci-Fi at Union Station series.

Friday, June 9 from 8:30 – 10:30pm (Doors at 8:00pm) in Union Station Ticketing Hall

Alissa Walker to introduce the film

This screening is free and open to the public. Check out our Facebook!

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Metro Art Presents: Desert Cahuilla Birdsingers

Metro Art Presents: Desert Cahuilla Birdsingers

Join Metro Art Los Angeles in welcoming the Desert Cahuilla Birdsingers for a musical performance at Union Station Los Angeles.

Friday, May 19 from 4:00 - 6:00pm in Union Station North Patio

This program is free and open to the public. Visit our Facebook event page here.

The Desert Cahuilla Birdsingers is an ensemble of vocalists comprised of members originally from the Cahuilla, Mojave, and Quechan Nations of Southern California and Arizona. The group is dedicated to preserving and revitalizing the tradition of “Bird,” a social song and dance creating a narrative depicting the beginning of creation, the struggle of surviving and the triumph of all who succeed.

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Metro Art Presents: Sci-Fi at Union Station |

Metro Art Presents: Sci-Fi at Union Station | "Them!"

Metro Art presents “Them!,” (1954, 94 min, Dir. Gordon Douglas) as the next installment of our Sci-Fi at Union Station series.

Friday, May 12 from 8:30 – 10:30pm (Doors at 8:00pm) in Union Station North Patio

Special guest to introduce the film

This screening is free and open to the public. Check out our Facebook!

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Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Cinco De Mayo Celebration

Friday, May 5 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., South Patio

Kick off your Cinco De Mayo Celebration on the station’s historic South Patio featuring music from the Grammy Award Winning Mariachi Divas, margaritas and Mexican beer from Traxx Restaurant, tacos from Yucas and a 6:30 p.m. dance performance by the "Pollitos" from the Ballet Folklorico Mexico Azteca. In addition, the first 100 guests will receive churros from Mr. Churro.

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Nordic: A Photographic Essay of Landscapes, Food and People

Nordic: A Photographic Essay of Landscapes, Food and People

Curated photographs from world renowned chef Magnus Nilsson will take you on a culinary journey through Sweden

May 1 – May 31 from 8:00 am - 10:00pm Daily in Union Station's Historic Waiting Room. Admission is Free

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Metro Art Presents: Kamau Daáood

Metro Art Presents: Kamau Daáood

Join us in celebrating National Poetry Month as we welcome legendary Los Angeles performance poet, Kamau Daáood.

Friday, April 28 from 4:00 - 5:30pm in Union Station's Waiting Room

This screening is free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

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Metro Art Presents | Charles Phoenix: Southern Californialand

Metro Art Presents | Charles Phoenix: Southern Californialand

Metro Art Los Angeles presents Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, and his fun-fueled whirlwind slide show adventure exploring SoCal’s undiscovered, underrated and misunderstood mid-century architectural gems past and present.

Friday, April 21 from 8:30 - 10:00pm (Doors open at 8:00 pm) in Union Station's Historic Ticketing Halll.

  • Program is FREE and open to the public. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

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GO METRO TO DODGER STADIUM

GO METRO TO DODGER STADIUM

Take the Dodger Stadium Express from Union Station.

**Your Dodger ticket is good for the fare!**

Buses run every 10 minutes, starting 90 minutes before game time.

Leave your car at home and connect with the Dodger Stadium Express.

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Metro Art Presents: Sci-Fi at Union Station |

Metro Art Presents: Sci-Fi at Union Station | "Blade Runner"

Metro Art presents “Blade Runner,” (1982, 117 min, Dir. Ridley Scott, 2007 Final Cut) as the first in our Sci-Fi at Union Station series.

Wednesday, April 5 from 7:30 – 9:30pm (Doors at 6:45 pm) in Union Station Historic Ticketing Hall

  • Special guest Susan King, to introduce the film

This screening is free and open to the public. RSVP on Facebook!

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Metro Art Presents: Josef Leimberg & The Astral Progressions Ensemble

Metro Art Presents: Josef Leimberg & The Astral Progressions Ensemble

Metro Art Los Angeles is pleased to welcome Josef Leimberg & The Astral Progressions Ensemble to Union Station for a night of cosmic instrumentalism.

Friday, March 24 from 8:30 - 10:30pm in Union Station's Historic Ticketing Halll.

  • 8:00pm Doors open
  • 8:30pm Set 1
  • 9:30pm Set 2

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BACH IN THE SUBWAY L.A.

BACH IN THE SUBWAY L.A.

Saturday, March 18 from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

A Bach Birthday Celebration Featuring a 10-hour Bach Marathon at L.A’s Iconic Union Station

Bach in the Subways L.A. returns to celebrate the 332nd birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach with free pop-up performances of the renowned German composer’s repertoire at Union Station on Saturday, March 18 from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The 10 hour marathon will kick off with a “Coffee Cantata” and free coffee donated by Starbucks.

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BARBERSHOP POP-UP

BARBERSHOP POP-UP

Bringing Style Back to Union Station

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Waiting Area

This Thursday Union Station will partner with Svelte Barbershop + Essentials to host a Pop-up Barbershop in its historic Waiting Area, a nostagic nod to the classic shop that once thrived at the station following its opening in 1939. All proceeds from the day-long event will be donated to Heifer International.

Visitors, travelers and commuters through the station can enjoy a modern twist on the golden age of barbershops with either a haircut or hot towel shave for just $25.00, expertly executed by one of two master barbers. To elevate the experience, patrons can also enjoy a classic cocktail from a pop-up bar on the Traxx indoor patio.

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AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY DAY

AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY DAY

Thursday, March 9 from 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Metrolink will celebrate Auto Club Speedway Day at L.A.’s Union Station on Thursday, March 9 with free giveaways and tickets to highlight Metrolink’s service to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 race on March 26.

Stop by the Station’s East End adjacent to the Patsaouras Transit Plaza off Vignes Street to:

  • Spin a prize wheel for Metrolink tickets and rewards and Auto Club Speedway prizes.
  • Enter to win tickets to the Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway.
  • Receive coupons and information about the Metrolink service and special deals for the Auto
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Metro Art Presents: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith | Gifted & Blessed

Metro Art Presents: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith | Gifted & Blessed

Join Metro Art Los Angeles for an evening of sublime and ethereal performances by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith and Gifted & Blessed in Union Station's Historic Ticketing Hall.

Friday, March 3 from 8:30 - 10:30pm in Union Station's Historic Ticketing Halll.

  • 8:00pm Doors open
  • 8:30pm Gifted & Blessed
  • 9:30pm Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

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Metro Art Presents: Tangótico, Carlos Barrionuevo & Mayte Valdes

Metro Art Presents: Tangótico, Carlos Barrionuevo & Mayte Valdes

Metro Art Los Angeles presents a special evening of tango for Valentine’s Day in Union Station's Historic Ticketing Hall!

Tuesday February 14, 2017 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Union Station Historic Ticketing Hall

A FREE tango lesson will be followed by a milonga (tango social dancing), accompanied by live orchestra Tangótico, led by Matias Piegari and dance performances by Carlos Barrionuevo and Mayte Valdes.

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Metro Art Presents: Vardan Ovsepian Chamber Ensemble (VOCE)

Metro Art Presents: Vardan Ovsepian Chamber Ensemble (VOCE)

Metro Art presents the sounds of the Vardan Ovsepian Chamber Ensemble (VOCE) in Union Station's Historic Ticketing Hall!

Friday February 3, 2017 8:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Union Station Historic Ticketing Hall

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Metro Art Presents: Joey Dosik

Metro Art Presents: Joey Dosik

Join Metro Art as we welcome Joey Dosik for a soundsation free performance in Union Station!

Union Station Waiting Room Friday, January 27, 2017 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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A Night in the Seraglio

A Night in the Seraglio

LA OPERA TAKES OVER UNION STATION FOR AN EXPERIENTIAL POP-UP EVENT!

Tuesday, January 17, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Union Station Waiting Room

Union Station and the LA Opera Present “A Night in the Seraglio." Join us for a Sneak Peak of Mozart’s Comedic Opera The Abduction from the Seraglio on Tuesday, January 17, from 6:00pm – 8:00pm, as LA Opera takes over Union Station for an experiential pop-up event! This free event is open to the public and will see the Union Station Waiting Room transformed into a Roaring Twenties jazz club, featuring live jazz, 20’s era dancers, and LA Opera singers performing pieces from the upcoming show. Don’t miss this one-night-only special event in an unforgettable setting!

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Metro Art Presents: Thalma & Laércio de Freitas

Metro Art Presents: Thalma & Laércio de Freitas

Metro Art Los Angeles is pleased to present the musical stylings of Thalma & Laércio de Freitas performing together during a free nightime concert in Union Station!

Union Station Historic Ticketing Hall Friday, January 13, 2017 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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This special performance will be the U.S. debut for the elder de Freitas.

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Cocoa Concert Series

Cocoa Concert Series

UNION STATION HOSTS FIRST EVER “COCOA CONCERT” SERIES FEATURING ACCLAIMED L.A. SALSA BAND LA PICANTE

DUE TO RAIN, THE CONCERT HAS BEEN MOVED INDOORS TO THE TICKET CONCOURSE

Fridays, December 23rd, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Union Station Ticket Councourse.

This Christmas season, Union Station’s majestic south patio will be transformed into a hub of holiday entertainment with three distinctive and diverse “Cocoa Concerts".

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Cameras and Dancers

Cameras and Dancers

Sunday, December 4, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

WE'RE PARTNERING WITH THE ANNENBERG SPACE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY FOR AN INCREDIBLE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP.

The choreographer, director and social influencer Jacob Jonas will host an intensive hands-on workshop for photographers to create visual content using stunning dance performances in Union Station! As Jacob’s photography students capture the power of dance, you can get involved too by snapping a photo on your phone and tagging it on Instagram with @annenbergspace and #CamerasAndDancers.

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Metro Art Presents Film Noir at Union Station |

Metro Art Presents Film Noir at Union Station | "Too Late For Tears" (1949)

Friday, December 2, 8:00pm – 9:30pm (doors at 7:15), Historic Ticketing Hall

A cold-blooded housewife is determined to keep an ill-gotten satchel of cash by any means necessary. One of the best noirs of the classic era, long believed lost but now restored by the Film Noir Foundation and the UCLA Film and Television Archive. Union Station not only appears in the film; it figures prominently in the story. Starring Lizabeth Scott, Dan Duryea, Arthur Kennedy Don Defore and Kristine Miller.

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Union Station Tree Lighting and Cocoa Concert

Union Station Tree Lighting and Cocoa Concert

Union Station will summon the sounds of Christmas begining at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 1st with the Annual Tree Lighting on the station’s South Patio, accompanied by an extraordinary collaboration from the renowned All-American Boys Chorus and L.A’s Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra

Guest can enjoy complimentary hot chocolate, cookies, pastries and a cotton candy bar.

Southern California Fire Fighters’ “Spark of Love Toy Drive” also pulls into the station with its annual holiday campaign to collect new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for under-served children and teens. LAFD’s finest will be on hand during the event to accept donations.

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Metro Art Presents Tres Souls

Metro Art Presents Tres Souls

Friday, Novemeber 18, 4:00pm - 6:00pm, Union Station Waiting Room

Formed in 2010 by Roberto Carlos,Tres Souls is a three piece band that relives the sounds and songs of the 1940s-1950s, Mexico's golden era of "trio romantico" music. Adding a fresh sound and bilingual repertoire, Tres Souls creates an environment of celebration and appreciation of the musical richness of Latin America.

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Green Bowl 2go Anniversary Special

Green Bowl 2go Anniversary Special

GREEN BOWL 2go Marks Its One Year Anniversary on Tuesday, November 15 with a Special Offer: Buy Any Salad/Wrap and Get a Second for Half Off All Day.

The inventive eatery was launched one year ago to meet the need for a healthy and convenient culinary alternative for time-strapped commuters and travelers at Union Station.

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Veterans Day Sock Drive + Push-Up Event

Veterans Day Sock Drive + Push-Up Event

Thursday, November 10, 6:00am - 6:00pm, Union Station East

Show your support for Veterans at Union Station! Donate a new pair of white socks for homeless Vets and do a push-up or two to honor all Vets.

Thursday, November 10th 6:00am – 6:00pm at Union Station East, directly below the Patsaurus Bus Plaza and adjacent to Vignes Street.

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Metro Art Presents Film Noir at Union Station |

Metro Art Presents Film Noir at Union Station | "CRISS CROSS" 1949

Friday, November 4, 8:00pm - 9:00pm, Union Station Historic Ticketing Hall

FREE admission. Seating is first-come, first-served.

When he died in 1947, producer Mark Hellinger had just begun pre-production on this crime-ridden love story that was supposed to be the L.A-based bookend to his New York policier hit The Naked City (1948). Thanks to the brilliant work of director Siodmak, CRISS CROSS remains perhaps the most darkly poetic rendering of amour fou in film noir. Burt Lancaster and Dan Duryea plot a daring heist, while vying for the sensual Yvonne DeCarlo. Union Station and Bunker Hill locations abound and don’t miss a young Tony Curtis burning up the floor of a downtown nightclub!

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Metro Art Presents The Makers | Artist Conversation #3 Roy Dowell, June Edmonds And Michael Massenburg

Metro Art Presents The Makers | Artist Conversation #3 Roy Dowell, June Edmonds And Michael Massenburg

Thursday, October 20, 7:00 - 8:30pm, Union Station Historic Ticketing Hall

As Metro grows, so does its art collection. Metro artists play a major role in placemaking, helping to define Los Angeles neighborhoods through artworks that are thoughtfully integrated within stations, on trains and buses throughout greater LA. The event is hosted in conjunction with an exhibition at Union Station, The Makers, featuring portraits by artist Todd Gray. This special series of conversations provides a unique opportunity to learn about the people behind the 150+ artworks in the fast-growing Metro system. Hear their stories and learn about their concepts and processes.

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Metro Art Presents Film Noir at Union Station |

Metro Art Presents Film Noir at Union Station | "Union Station" (1950)

Friday, October 7, 8:00pm – 9:30pm (doors at 7:30), Historic Ticketing Hall

The first in our Film Noir at Union Station series in collaboration with the Film Noir Foundation, we are pleased to present "UNION STATION” (1950, Paramount, 80 min. Dir. Rudolph Mate). This taut thriller features plenty of memorable set piece scenes filmed inside Los Angeles’ historic Union Station and other L.A. locations that double for the film’s Chicago setting. William Holden and Barry Fitzgerald star as the dogged cops who must flush out the psychopathic kidnapper (Lyle Bettger) of a young blind girl without causing a rush-hour panic. Also starring Nancy Olson and Jan Sterling.

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Metro Art Presents Mahan Esfahani

Metro Art Presents Mahan Esfahani

Sunday, October 2, 3:00-5:00pm, Historic Ticketing Hall

We are pleased to collaborate with LA Chamber Orchestra to host a new series of chamber music concerts at Union Station.

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Metro Art Presents The Makers | Artist Conversation #2 Carmen Argote, Martin Durazo And Jessica Polzin Mccoy

Metro Art Presents The Makers | Artist Conversation #2 Carmen Argote, Martin Durazo And Jessica Polzin Mccoy

Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 - 8:30pm, Union Station Historic Ticketing Hall

As Metro grows, so does its art collection. Metro artists play a major role in placemaking, helping to define Los Angeles neighborhoods through artworks that are thoughtfully integrated within stations, on trains and buses throughout greater LA. The event is hosted in conjunction with an exhibition at Union Station, The Makers, featuring portraits by artist Todd Gray. This special series of conversations provides a unique opportunity to learn about the people behind the 150+ artworks in the fast-growing Metro system. Hear their stories and learn about their concepts and processes.

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Metro Art Presents Among Us

Metro Art Presents Among Us

Monday, September 19 and Tuesday, September 20, 9:00am – 9:40am, Historic Ticketing Hall

We are pleased to collaborate with the Live Arts Exchange (LAX) Festival and Los Angeles Performance Practice to host Among Us, directed by Marike Splint. Among Us is an immersive sound experience about the human instinct to belong, about the tension between the individual and the community, and about what you are willing to give up to not be alone.

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METRO ART PRESENTS KALEIDOSCOPE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

METRO ART PRESENTS KALEIDOSCOPE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Friday, September 16, 9:30pm - 12:30am, Union Station Historic Ticketing Hall

When was the last time you attended a classical music concert that went past midnight and felt more like a party? Don’t miss this special late night concert with Kaleidoscope, LA’s award winning conductorless orchestra! The program features the exciting world premiere of Mosaic by Charles Peck, Beethoven Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral”, and an after party with DJ GAL mixing electronic music and dancing!

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Metro Art Presents INGA

Metro Art Presents INGA

Friday, September 2, 4:00 - 6:00pm, Union Station Waiting Room

INGA is: a band. . . not jazz. . . poetry-in-motion. . . freedom of thought and expression. . . beauty beyond language. . . music for living. . .uncontainable. . .

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Metro Art Presents The Makers | Artist Conversation #1 Todd Gray, Ken Gonzales-Day and Phung Huynh

Metro Art Presents The Makers | Artist Conversation #1 Todd Gray, Ken Gonzales-Day and Phung Huynh

Thursday, August 25, 7:00 - 8:30pm, Union Station Historic Ticketing Hall

As Metro grows, so does its art collection. Metro artists play a major role in placemaking, helping to define Los Angeles neighborhoods through artworks that are thoughtfully integrated within stations, on trains and buses throughout greater LA. The event is hosted in conjunction with an exhibition at Union Station, The Makers: featuring portraits by artist Todd Gray. This special series of conversations provides a unique opportunity to learn about the people behind the 150+ artworks in the fast-growing Metro system. Hear their stories and learn about their concepts and processes.

*Special exhibition preview (6:30-6:40pm) - Prior to the Artist Conversation Todd Gray will provide an introduction to the exhibition, then guests may view it at their own pace (meet between Tracks 10A & 11A promptly at 6:30pm)

Upcoming artist conversations: September 21 & October 20. Stay tuned!

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Metro Art Presents Capoeira Exchange

Metro Art Presents Capoeira Exchange

Sunday, August 21, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Union Station Historic Ticketing Hall

We're thrilled to host another Capoeira Exchange, bringing together the capoeira community to play, share and exchange knowledge of this beautiful Afro-Brazilian art form with the public. Capoeira is a martial art form incorporating dance, song, music and oral history. At Union Station, Muito Tempo and Saracuru will initiate a roda a circle formed by capoeiristas and musicians, and into which two capoeiristas enter to play the "game."

Audience participation is encouraged!

  • 12:45pm Meet in front of Starbucks, then a procession through the waiting room
  • 1:00 - 1:30pm Classes for beginners and separate warm-ups for the more experienced
  • 1:30 - 4:00pm Roda

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Metro Art Presents The Floor + The Open Floor Society

Metro Art Presents The Floor + The Open Floor Society

Sunday, August 14, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
(Doors at 12:30pm + Dance Workshops begin at 1:00) Union Station Historic Ticketing Hall

Join us for the last in our summer series with The Floor Improv! Together with instructors from The Open Floor Society we invite Metro riders and the L.A. community of ALL AGES to learn a few steps of multiple styles of dance and movement, then to join us for the THE FLOOR Improv jam! This time we'll learn samba, Polynesian dance and more!

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Metro Art Moves Art & Architecture Tour Of Union Station

Metro Art Moves Art & Architecture Tour Of Union Station

Sunday, August 14, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Meet at Union Station Information Kiosk, inside Alameda Street entrance

Led by Metro Art Docents, the free tour covers Union Station art, architecture and spaces not generally open to the public, including the Historic Ticketing Hall. Additionally, the tour explores artworks located in the Gold Line portal and inside the Metro Gateway Headquarters Building. Reservations are not required.

Metro Art Moves tours highlight Metro's diverse collection of artworks, heighten the passenger experience in fun and engaging ways to boost public perceptions about transit, promote rider etiquette and offer opportunities for discovery.

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Cabinet Of Curiosities

Cabinet Of Curiosities

Original Installation of LA Artists Runs August 6 - 31

Cabinet of Curiosities is a stunning and imaginative exhibition of Los Angeles-based artists featuring a series of mysterious worlds that are viewed through peepholes.

Curated by Carl Berg, the exhibit showcases original works from artists Tanya Brodsky, David DiMichele, Ashley Hagen, Noel Korten, Keith Lord, Cecilia Miniucchi and Andre Yi.

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Live Nations Ones To Watch Concert Series

Live Nations Ones To Watch Concert Series

Saturday Evenings, July – September, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Live Nation’s Ones To Watch & KROQ Locals Only Presents Summer Concerts At Union Station

Eight weekends of free open air concerts featuring some of music’s newest stars under the stars in the station’s famed South Patio.

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