Who here likes to parrrrtaaaayyyy !?!?!? Too much ? Well I can’t help be excited about the Linia de Oro opening this SUNDAY ! The day is finally here and both Metro and local council-member Jose Huizar are going to be throwing parties at different gold line stops. Did I mention that you can ride the train for free all day Sunday on the eastside line ? Well you can !!!
Alright so here’s how it breaks down. Different stops will be having different activities, I.E. live music, free stuff and food for sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Union Station, Little Tokyo/Arts District, Mariachi Plaza and the East LA Civic Center Station. Here’s a run down of what each station is doing courtesy of Metro.
Where: East Portal, Union Station stop on the Metro Gold Line and Metro Red Line, corner of Cesar Chavez Avenue and Vignes Street
What: A special pre-holiday visit from Santa, who will appear with the Caroling Company, 1 to 1:30 p.m., in anticipation of his first holiday appearance in the 2009 Hollywood Santa Parade on Sunday, Nov. 29. Also at Union Station will be a display from Madame Tussauds Hollywood, as well as bands, guitarists and food booths .
Little Tokyo/Arts District Station
Where: Alameda and First streets
What: Live karaoke on stage, delicious cuisine from dozens of nearby restaurants, special family activities and booths representing businesses and organizations from the area.
Mariachi Plaza Station (This is also a block party Huizar is sponsoring)
Where: First Street and Boyle Avenue
What: The First Annual Boyle Heights Block Party and Mariachi Festival on First Street, between Boyle Avenue and State Street. Two stages of live Mariachi, Latin and contemporary music — including Jahnny Wallz, Domingo Siete, UmoVerde, Dirty Hens and Quito Sol. The bands will play a mix of music inspired by the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa. Mariachi performances will include local and internationally recognized musicians: Mariachi Sol del Mexico, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, Mariachi Mexicapan, Mariachi Voz de America, Mariachi Santa Cecelia and Mariachi Conservatory. They will play a mix of mariachi music inspired by the different regions and styles of Mexico. There will also be free giveaways, a free kids corner, art exhibits and lots of food.
East L.A. Civic Center Station
Where: Third Street and Civic Center Way (near the East L.A. Public Library)
What: Live performances of Chicano rock, a spectacular farmers’ market, tasty food booths, healthy cooking classes, children’s activities, local artisans and special exhibits from the County Bike Coalition and Metro Bike programs.
Last but not least, there are two non affiliated events that involve drinking and dancing.
Inaugural Metro Gold Line East Los Pub Crawl
What started as a small effort to get a circle of friends together for the long awaited Gold Line Eastside Extension has turned out to be a party with over 100 Eastside enthusiasts! In preparation for the pub crawl, I called all the venues to make sure they are able to accommodate us. We only have one change and one “optional” addition. See below for revised schedule: revisions in capital letters.
2-2:45 PM: LA GOLONDRINA @ OLVERA, Union Station
3-3:45 PM: Weiland Brewery, Little Tokyo Station
4-4:45 PM: Eastside Luv, Mariachi Plaza Station
4-5:45 PM: El Mercado (3rd Floor) w/ Mariachi, Indiana Station
6-6:45 PM: Rudy’s Baja Grill, Atlantic Station
7-7:45 PM: KING TACO (Sober up at East LA’s classic taco stand), Maravilla Station
Meet us at any of the location based on your time availability.
ECLÉCTICA at Eastside LUV
An eclectic and unrestricted night of music that pays tribute to the many musical genres that have and continue to influence creative generations of the Eastside of LA and beyond.
Sunday November 15 more Roots Reggae music layering it with latin grooves….
Hosted by Lilia from Liliflor and Reyes from Tropico de Nopal starting at 8 p.m. No cover
Glenn Red (Afro Funké)
Drink Specials ALL NIGHT LONG
$5 super MODELO 24oz TALL CANS (equal to $2.50 per 12oz reg)
$5 ALL DRAUGHT BEERS
$5 SOJU COCKTAILS
$5 LA Sangrona SANGRIA (HOMEz MADE)
$5 RED & WHITE house VINO
COME TRY OUR NEW WINE SELECTIONS