The station hosts a rotating collection of unique events, cutting edge performances, evocative music, unprecedented art exhibitions and thought-provoking cultural programing showcasing the diversity of entertainers, artists and innovators throughout Los Angeles.
UNION STATION LOS ANGELES HOSTS THE 93RD OSCARS
Sunday, April 25, 2021 - Union Station Los Angeles
Union Station Los Angeles will host the 93rd Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
The Station will remain open to transit riders throughout the event and riders will be able to access all bus, rail, Metrolink, Amtrak and private transportation providers.
Things may look a little different in the weeks leading up to the production, so we encourage you to check back for up to the minute information.
For a Map of Temporary Closures and Relocations and answers to Frequently Asked Questions CLICK HERE
For Oscars 2021 Street Closures CLICK HERE
Metro Art Presents Waiting In the Light Soundscape
March 1-April 26
Click here to stream or download the FREE 21 minute soundscape on the Metro Art Soundcloud account
This original composition by Nailah Hunter is inspired by the morning light in Union Station’s historic Ticketing Hall, the luminous anticipation one feels before embarking on a long journey and what that might sound like. In this sonic landscape, we are transported to a shimmering space for restoration: in ourselves and for each other.
Nailah Hunter is a multi-instrumentalist and composer from Los Angeles. She combines harp, synth, found sounds, and voice to create reflective sonic landscapes that promote healing and self-awareness for herself and the listener. Her ambient music conjures unique sonic locations forged by imagination, drawing listeners into a tranquil world of rest, contemplation and color. Her recent releases include Bassin Bleu (Mexican Summer), Spells (Leaving Records), and Black Valhalla created to support the Loveland Foundation (available on Bandcamp).
Presented in collaboration with LA based Leaving Records.
Metro Art Presents BAGGAGE , A New Dance Film by Jay Carlon with Musician Alex Wand
Join Metro Art Presents on Thursday April 22 at 7pm for the fourth and final program in the April dance series Moving Through, a monthlong series of dance and movement for times of change, produced in creative collaboration with Pieter Performance Space and Carlon.
BAGGAGE—developed on site in Union Station’s historic Ticketing Hall during a two-week residency by Carlon and Wand in March 2021—celebrates origin stories and embodies the many histories of arrivals and departures at the station and in our lives. The dance film is a personal family narrative of migration told in three chapters unpacked through music, dance, and memory inside the landmark historic space that has served as a gateway to the many individual and collective California arrival stories over the past eight decades.
Carlon channels the stories of the space through his personal family story. Vintage suitcases are animated by Carlon and Wand through the use of contact microphones, movement-responsive scoring, and spoken audio including series of voice messages and excerpts from a Carlon family interview in the The Re/Collecting Project Archive (Special Collections and Archives, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo) which retraces stories of Filipino immigrants that landed on California's Central Coast.
Free Covid-19 Testing
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Daily - UNION STATION EAST
The City of Los Angeles, in partnership with Curative Inc. and CORE is providing free COVID-19 testing from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily.
From April 1 through April 30, the Curative COVID-19 testing station will relocate to Union Station East, on the northwest corner of the Patsaouras Bus Plaza
For MAP of location CLICK HERE
Register for an appointment HERE