Metro Presents Son Mayor Friday, April 10 45-minute sets at 8:00pm & 9:00pm Union Station Fred Harvey Room
One of the most sought-after Latin bands in Los Angeles, Son Mayor brings a captivating vintage and contemporary Cuban sound. Voted "Best Salsa Band" by the LA Weekly, the high-energy band formed nearly two decades ago, and has since performed alongside major artists such as Chucho Valdez at the Hollywood Bowl, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Los Van Van, Sonora Ponceña, Oscar D'León, El Canario, Ozomatli, and Los Muñequitos De Matanzas. Led by the Ortiz brothers–Eddie, Julian, Alfred "El Niño," and Georgie–the band features a danceable blend of horn, bass, and percussion.
Rush Hour Reading Tuesday, April 28 4:00 – 5:30pm Union Station East
In collaboration with The Poetry Society of America, we are pleased to present Los Angeles-based poets Kate Gale, Robin Coste Lewis, Eloise Klein Healey and Los Angeles Poet Laureate Luis Rodriguez, who will give readings of their work in celebration of National Poetry Month. The poets will be available for conversation following the readings. Free copies of past Poetry in Motion®/LA bookmarks will be available for the public.
The Lions at Metro Bike Night at Union Station Friday, May 15 Two 45-minute sets at 6:30 and 7:30pm (whole event is 5:30-8:30pm) Union Station Historic Ticketing Hall
Inspired by reggae, sound system culture and myriad musical styles influenced by Jamaican music old and new, The Lions' sound firmly embodies soul music, drawing together a dozen or so of LA's elite reggae and soul forerunners. Hosted by Metro and partners in the bicycle community, Bike Night at Union Station is an evening wrap-up event for Bike Week 2015 featuring special guests, bike portraits, free bike valet, food trucks, crafts and prizes. Metro Presents showcases an exciting array of arts and cultural programs at historic Union Station. All events are free and open to the public. For more information: metro.net/unionstationevents
Metro Art Moves Union Station Art & Architecture Tour Sunday, April 12 10:30am – 12:30pm Meet at Union Station Information Kiosk, inside Alameda Street entrance
Led by trained Metro Art Docents, the tour will cover historic Union Staion art, architecture and spaces not generally open to the public, including the Historic Ticketing Hall and former Fred Harvey restaurant. Additionally, the tour will explore artworks located in the Gold Line Portal, Union Station East and inside the Metro Gateway Headquarters Building. Tour is free. Reservations are not required. Meet at the information booth inside the Alameda Street entrance to historic Union Station.
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. For more information: metro.net/art (click on Art Tours).