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Friday, October 23

Metro Art Presents: Charles Phoenix: Downtown Los Angelesland

Union Station

800 North Alameda St,, Los Angeles, CA 90046

7:00pm to 8:30pm

Back by popular demand!
FREE Live Slide Show Performance!
Doors open 6:30pm
Program begins 7:00pm

Ever think of the Gold Line as the Monorail?
The freeway as the Autopia?
The Bob Baker Marionette Theater as Fantasyland?
“Rediscover the heart and soul of our city as I have,” says Ambassador of Americana, Charles Phoenix, “Downtown Los Angeles is like a great big theme park!” Charles explores the backstories and glories of legendary landmarks and iconic attractions while revealing hidden treasures and time warps along the way.
This is your “theme park” guide to Union Station, Olvera Street, Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Angels Flight, Bradbury Building, Grand Central Market, Broadway’s Movie palaces, Echo Park, Carroll Avenue, Bob Baker Marionette Theater, Clifton’s Cafeteria, Philippe’s and much more + where to shop, dine and drink.

Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix is a festive food crafter, field tripper and collector of Kodachrome. His spirited live performances, madcap videos, field trip tours, culinary concoctions and coffee table books, explore America’s classic and kitschy pop cultural past and present.

Metro Art Presents showcases free arts and cultural programs at historic Union Station. Produced by Metro Art, the diverse, all ages programming is designed to creatively activate the landmark station, engage the Los Angeles community and attract new riders.

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