800 N. Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
2:00pm to 4:30pm
LOVERS OF ART AND SHAKESPEARE CAN TAKE TO THE RAILS FOR A UNIQUE VALENTINE’S DAY TOUR OF METRO ART
AT L.A.’S ICONIC UNION STATION
Metro Art Moves has partnered with the Independent Shakespeare Company to lead a free Valentine’s Day tour on Sunday February 14 exploring the extraordinary contemporary artwork throughout the Metro system. While traveling from the historic Union Station to Hollywood, tour guests will also be regaled with scenes of love from select Shakespearian plays.
The free tour, which will begin at the Union Station Information Kiosk, located just inside the Alameda Street entrance, will kick off at 2 p.m. and end around 4:30 p.m.
Space is limited so guests should arrive early to ensure a place on the tour.
Metro Art Moves tours highlight Metro’s diverse collection of artworks, heighten the passenger experience in fun and engaging ways to boost public perceptions about transit, promote rider etiquette and offer opportunities for discover. For more information, visit metro.net/art.
1117 West 24th ST, Los Angeles, 90039
24th Street Theatre brings back its critically acclaimed production (Los Angeles Times “Critics Choice,” KCRW's “Top 5 of 2015“ list, LA Observed “20 Highlights of LA Theater in 2015” and Bitter Lemons “Best of 2015”) for six Sundays in 2016. Kicking off on Valentines Day at 3 pm, this unique love story for the modern family is an irresistible mix of storytelling, live music and animation that will enchant kids — and deeply touch adults. “Because it’s a liberating thing to talk publicly about things you’re only supposed to think privately.” Theater for all audiences: to be shared by parents and kids ages 7 and up. Every Sunday at 3 p.m. Feb. 14 – March 20; 24th Street Theatre, 1117 West 24th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007-1725; $10-$24; (213) 745-6516; www.24thstreet.org; Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/24thST or follow us on Twitter @24thSt.
1822 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026
The Wild Reeds can be defined by one word: Harmony. However, the music is nearly indefinable. The sound from this LA based band fronted by Kinsey Lee, Mackenzie Howe and Sharon Silva dips in and out of multiple genres - some etherial folk, a hint of country twang and some rock and roll rhythm (from Nick Jones and Nick Phakpiseth), but it all comes back to the root of this band's power: the fact that Lee, Howe and Silva harmonize like triplets separated at birth.
In the past year, the Los Angeles based band supported such acts as Noah Gundersen, Langhorne Slim, Della Mae, Spirit Family Reunion and Israel Nash and they've made appearances at Way Over Yonder Festival, The Bluegrass Situation Festival at the Greek in LA, Outside Lands, Echo Park Rising, Claremont Folk Festival, and Lightning in a Bottle.
The Wild Reeds released their formal debut album "Blind and Brave," in August 2014 at The Troubadour in West Hollywood. The album, produced by Raymond Richards at Red Rockets Glare Studios (Local Natives, Parson Redheads, Honey Honey, Dustbowl Revival), expounds on loss, love, growing up, and the experience of artists and workers alike pursuing their dreams.
The start of 2016 finds The Wild Reeds crafting new material for their second release in Los Angeles, resting after full US tours in the fall with stops at the AMA Festival in Nashville in September, The Bluegrass Situation Festival at the Greek Theater in LA and the CMJ festival in New York in October, and gearing up for a busy year on the road.