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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

MAGIC AND MYSTERY AT UNION STATION

MAGIC AND MYSTERY AT UNION STATION

Saturday, July 20, 2019, 6pm - 9pm on the South Patio

Union Station will roll into summer with a spellbinding showcase of L.A.’s world-class magicians. For one evening only, guest can enjoy Magic & Mystery at Union Station, featuring a variety of magic styles, from “close magic” to the work of awe-inspiring mentalists and illusionists.

The free performances on the station’s majestic South Patio will star an eclectic ensemble of top-notch magicians and variety performers. Lindsay Benner, 2019 Magic Castle Award nominee, is slated to MC the event and will delight audiences with her unique mix of classic vaudeville tricks with a theatrically seductive spin.

Award-winning illusionist Joseph Tran will take center stage with his highly interactive, mind blowing sets that deliver the perfect balance of clean-wit and spontaneous fun.

Magician Riccardo Berdini, who has performed for audiences around the world and appeared on the 4th season of Penn & Teller: Fool Us on the CW Network, will captivate the crowd with a sensory performance that blends mentalism and mind reading with his signature Italian sense of humor for an experience like no other.

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Metro Art Presents: Movements at Union Station #1 | Juju

Metro Art Presents: Movements at Union Station #1 | Juju

Friday, July 26 from 8PM to 11PM -- Union Station South Patio

Metro Art Presents is thrilled to announce "Movements at Union Station," an all-new series featuring three different Los Angeles based DJ collectives!

Join us for luscious, danceable grooves underneath the night sky, photo booth, and visual projections at one of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public, no RSVPs required.

We're kicking off the first night in this DJ series with "Juju," a Soul Children experience. The Soul Children are a Los Angeles based crew of artists, promoters and DJs consisting of Al Jackson, Sacred, DJ Rome, mcdj1One and Q Michelle. Their mission is to inject soulful and creative expressions into the nightlife of L.A. club culture. They united under the auspices of creating a soulful experience in the Los Angeles club scene.

The Soul Children Experience continues to evolve to this day. It is a movement that challenges the creative impulses of the local nightlife by infusing jazzy musical themes with soulful visual presentations. As an organization, The Soul Children remain purveyors of Los Angeles club culture and still have a potent message to deliver to the masses in the new millennium and beyond.

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Metro Art Presents: Movements at Union Station #2 | Heat-Wave

Metro Art Presents: Movements at Union Station #2 | Heat-Wave

Friday, August 2 from 8PM to 11PM -- Union Station South Patio

The second installment of "Movements at Union Station" featuring Heat-Wave with special-guest DJ Norio!

Join us for luscious, danceable grooves underneath the night sky, photo booth, and visual projections at one of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public, no RSVPs required.


Heat-Wave is a Los Angeles based party series founded by DJs Daniel T. and Wyatt Potts, with a focus on international funk and disco records.

Since launching in 2016, Heat-Wave has hosted guest DJs from all over the world including Japan, Brazil, Korea, Mexico, Armenia, Greece, Germany, and India. This blend of international guests has not only shaped the Heat-Wave sound, but has also brought a unique mix of music lovers together under one roof for the same cause. Heat-Wave can be found Thursday nights at Gold Diggers and monthly on NTS Radio.


Norio is the owner of the Rare Groove record store in Osaka, Japan. The shop features a wide selection of musical styles from all over the world. Recently, Vinyl Factory named Rare Groove as one of the World’s Best Record Shops, and “one of the city’s finest establishments for leftfield dance music, new wave, decades old Japanese pop and colourful cuts.”

Norio’s rare grooves can be heard on dublab, NTS, Redlight Radio, Noise In My Head, Sanpo Disco, Krossfingers, Butter Sessions, Quartet Series and more. In addition, he runs the internet radio station Revelation Time with his partner Az, which features both local DJs and guest DJs from overseas.

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Metro Art Presents: Movements at Union Station #3 | La Junta

Metro Art Presents: Movements at Union Station #3 | La Junta

Friday, August 9 from 8PM to 11PM -- Union Station South Patio

The third and final installment of "Movements at Union Station" featuring La Junta!

Join us for luscious, danceable grooves underneath the night sky, photo booth, and visual projections at one of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public, no RSVPs required.

"LA JUNTA," Spanish for ‘the gathering’ serves as both the widely popular LA brand of outdoor cultural celebrations featuring tropical Afro-Latin music, and as the moniker of the four-person team that produces the series and related deejay/live music events. 'LJ' events take guests on a lush and lively musical sojourn across Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Mexico, the Caribbean, Africa, India and through our stateside metropolises, while the seamless blending of rhythms, food, and sunshine consistently conjure big smiles and even bigger dance moves.

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Metro Art Presents: Capoeira Exchange X

Metro Art Presents: Capoeira Exchange X

Sunday, August 18 from 12:00 pm to 3:00pm -- Union Station Ticketing Hall

Join Metro Art Los Angeles in welcoming the Capoeira Exchange for an afternoon of movement and music as we explore the beautiful, entrancing practice of capoeira.


  • SCHEDULE

  • 11:45pm Meet in front of Starbucks, then a procession through the waiting room
  • 12:00 - 12:30pm Classes for beginners and separate warm-ups for the more experienced
  • 12:30 - 3:00pm Roda

Free and open to the public, no RSVPs required. Everyone welcome, No Uniforms. Audience participation is welcome!

The event is led by local instructors Muito Tempo and Saracuru and will feature an introductory class.

Capoeira Exchange is a roda where we come together and play. Respect to our teachers, ancestors, and each other is always given as we exchange information through our games. We celebrate the different lineages we all come from by playing different toques (rhythms) on the berimbau and the types of games the instrument commands. Capoeira is an Afro-Brazilian martial art that incorporates dance, song, music and oral history.

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