10 Things To Do For This Saturday in L.A. [9-9-2023]

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Waiting area in Union Station Los Angeles. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

All aboard for this Saturday in Los Angeles!

On track for today, you’ll find a a Train Festival at Union Station, a Regional Connector celebration in Little Tokyo, an Open House event at Bergamot Station, Echo Park Rising, the Frogtown Flea Crawl, and more. Full rundown starts below!


Make Metro Part of Your Weekend

Union Station Train Festival – > This Saturday and Sunday, The Los Angeles Union Station’s Train Festival celebrates the past, present, and future of train travel with a free day-long events open to the public. Stop by to explore historic railroad equipment, check out model train displays, or go on an architectural tour. There will also be live music on the North Patio, giveaways and food carts. In partnership with Metro Los Angeles, Amtrak, and Metrolink, all ages are welcomed. Happening from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (both dates) at the Ticket Concourse, Waiting Room, Patios, and Railway Platforms. More info here.

Go Metro: Take the A, B or D Lines to Union Station.

Three Top Picks To Do This Saturday

M = Less than .5 miles from an L.A. Metro Station, FA = Free Admission

Regional Connector Community CelebrationM FA > This Saturday, Metro is inviting the public to celebrate their new Regional Connector with an afternoon of live performances, tours and special workshops, all centered around Little Tokyo station. Programming runs from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. It’s all free to attend, though some workshops and tours will have limited availability. And remember if you attend the Train Festival (mentioned above), you can catch a quick ride on the A Line to get to Little Toyko. Get more info here.

Bergamot Station Open House M FA > On Saturday, Santa Monica’s Bergamot Station Arts Center hosts their Fall Open, offering public access to over 20 galleries and creative businesses. The family-friendly event showcases gallery exhibitions through artist talks, curator walk throughs, live performances, opening receptions and more. Free for all. No ticket necessary. More info here.

Echo Park Rising FA > One the city’s signature free festivals returns this Saturday after 4-year hiatus in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Think of Echo Park Rising as part street fair, part performance showcase. The 2023 edition will be a one-day affair offering a slew of emerging and established artists, including DJs, musicians, and comedians. Performances take place at bars, restaurants, outdoor stages and local shops spread throughout the neighborhood. All are free to attend. Get more info and see the full schedule of locations/performers here.

Six More Things To Do in L.A. Today

  • Visit the Vincent Price Art Museum this Saturday for Self Help Graphics & Art’s Biennial Printmaking Summit and Eastside Print Fair. M FA
  • In partnership with Open Main Street (see above), this Saturday’sDay of the Dog” in Santa Monica brings a slew of pup-friendly activations to the neighborhood. FA
  • On the second Saturday of every month, Westwood Village hosts an evening pop-up market called Broxton Nights featuring special vendors, offers and activations. FA
  • The Frogtown Flea Crawl returns on Saturday with multiple stops and dozens of vendors on hand. FA
  • The 5th annual LA Tequila Festival pops up at LA Center Studios this Saturday, transforming the space into a tequila and mezcal paradise with a selection of over 75 brands to sample.
  • On Saturday, Eagle Rock’s Revenge Of teams up with creative collective Brain Dead for a public pinball tournament featuring 26 machines, 6 rounds of play, and a cash prize split between the final four participants. Buy-in is $10.

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