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

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Urban Light at LACMA
Urban Light at LACMA. Photo Credit: Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

It’s a little hot and little humid on this Sunday in Los Angeles, but don’t let that stop you.

In the mix for today, you’ll find day two of the Train Festival at Union Station, free days at LACMA and USC Pacific Asia Museum, the East LA Mexican Independence Day Parade, and more. Let’s get into the full rundown below.


Make Metro Part of Your Weekend

Union Station Train Festival – > The Los Angeles Union Station’s Train Festival continues on Sunday with a day exploring the past, present, and future of train travel. 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. at the Ticket Concourse, Waiting Room, Patios, and Railway Platforms. Free to attend. More info here.

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

Three Top Picks To Do This Sunday

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

LACMA × Snapchat: Monumental PerspectivesM FA > On Sunday, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art teams up with Snapchat for a special open house event featuring 13 augmented reality monuments, all-ages art workshops, and live DJ sets. PLUS: The event offers free admission to the museum with advance RSVP. Events run 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. More info here.

East LA Mexican Independence Day ParadeM FA > The annual East LA Mexican Independence Parade opens off with a parade down Cesar Chavez Ave (starting at 10 a.m.) followed by a public festival near the intersection of 1st St and S Mednik Ave (noon to 5 p.m.) Expect plenty of food, live music, traditional performance, and family-friendly activities. Free to attend. More info here.

Free Second Sundays at UPAMM FA > USC Pacific Asia Museum offers free admission every second Sunday of the month, and for September they’ll be activating the day with special programming celebrating the arts and culture of Hawai’i, including Hula performances and live storytelling. Events run from 11 a.m. to 3:30. More info here.

Six More Things To Do in L.A. Today

  • The Latino Comics Festival brings 50+ comic vendors and illustrators plus 8 food trucks to the Museum of Latina American Art. FA
  • Dr. Soundgood and Doug Lacy headline Americana in the Park in Santa Monica on Sunday. FA
  • This Saturday and Sunday, Main Street in Santa Monica continues its monthly Open Street series with a two-day community festival featuring al fresco dining, live music, local vendors, beer garden and kids’ activities from Strand Street to Pier Avenue. FA
  • Pacific Opera Project brings free performance of Hansel & Gretel to Kings Road Park in West Hollywood on three separate weekends this month, including this Saturday and Sunday. FA
  • The Hollywood Bowl signs off a summer of eclectic programming with an evening of fireworks and R&B, headlined by three-time Grammy-winner Maxwell.
  • Doug Benson’s Movie Interruption is back at Dynasty Typewriter on Sunday, with special guests Sarah Silverman and Albanese.

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