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Metro Art Presents Summertime

FRIDAY 6/24 at 6:30 p.m.

  • OUTSIDE Metro Art Bus Poetry Pop Up at 6:30 p.m.
  • INSIDE Summertime • Film + Live Poetry + Music at 7:30 p.m.

The event is now at capacity.Drop by the pre-event festivities from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to check out the Metro Art Bus Poetry Pop-Up. A very limited number of spaces may become available immediately before the program, however, admission is not guaranteed. For those who have reservations, check-ins will begin during the pre-event program starting at 6:30 p.m. Seating inside the Ticketing Hall will be on a first come, first served basis to reservation holders when doors open beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Get in the summer spirit at the next Metro Art Presents event featuring a live activation of the magical-realist, LA-loving and transit-centric film Summertime at Union Station through poetry performance, live music and more. Conceived by filmmaker/director Carlos López Estrada in collaboration with young poets with roots in Get Lit: Words Ignite, Summertime takes place over the course of an imagined summer day during a heatwave as the lives of 27 young Angelenos intersect to weave in and out of each other’s stories across the city.

  • Metro Art Bus Poetry Pop-Up
  • Front of Union Station

Come early for a sneak peek of the Metro Art Bus! Plus, enjoy sidewalk poetry from the Get Lit Players, a DJ set by Sur Jazz and be sure to check out the current Union Station Passageway Art Gallery exhibition, We Are... #SomosWeAreLA!

  • Summertime • Film + Live Poetry + Music
  • Union Station Ticket Concourse (Historic Ticketing Hall)

At 7:30 p.m., Summertime transitions indoors to kick off with verses performed live by the film’s featured poets Marquesha Babers, Mila Cuda, Paolina Acuña-Gonzalez and Anna Osuna and a music set by multifaceted performance artist Austin Antoine, who stars as Rah in the film. The film runs 1 hour and 35 minutes following the opening performances.

Accessibility The event takes place outdoors as well as indoors. The indoor venue is on one floor located adjacent to the main entrance of historic Union Station, and is wheelchair accessible. Preferential seating will be available indoors for guests who require mobility accommodations.

Directions

Go Metro to the event! Union Station is accessible via Metro Rail, Metro Bus and several municipal bus lines. Take the B Line (Red), D Line (Purple), J Line (Silver) or L Line (Gold) directly to Union Station. Plan your trip on Transit app for routes and connections or call 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876). Car and bicycle parking are also available onsite.

About Metro Art Presents

Metro Art 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 visit: metro.net/art

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