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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.
- 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.
Retro Roller Rink
Saturday, Auguat 24 2019 from noon –9 p.m.and Sunday, August 25 from noon–4 p.m. Sunday - Historic Ticket Concourse.
Skate Rattle and Roll. For one weekend only, guests can “lace up” and step back in time for the ultimate roller-skating experience as Union Station transforms the Historic Ticket Course into a Retro Roller Rink.
From noon –9 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, and noon–4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, the Retro Roller Rink will transport guests into the golden age of skating with a custom-built 3,200 square-foot rink right in the heart of the station.