Metro Art Presents: Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith | Gifted & Blessed


On Friday, March 3, 2017 the Arts department of the Los Angeles Metro presents an evening with Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. This will take place in Union Station’s Historic Ticketing Hall. Doors open at 8 PM and the show starts at 8:30.

Her music is a unique blend of rhythmic patterns and melodic pulses, inspired by Kaitlyn’s time spent on Orcas Island in Washington state. According to the event, her work “her creative work continues to be infused with and inspired by the vitality and serenity of Orcas.” Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker, known as Gifted & Blessed, will also play his music before Kaitlyn performs.

This event is free to attend, no reservation required. But seating is first-come, first-serve. Check Facebook or their website for more information.



Grand Performances Holiday Concerts


Grand Performances, at Two California Plaza, is hosting a series of free holiday concerts throughout the upcoming weekend.

  • Friday, December 16: A Charlie Brown Christmas, Noon
  • Sunday, December 18: A Charlie Brown Christmas, 2 PM
  • Monday, December 19, A French Horn Holiday, Noon

Come for great holiday music, and other festive surprises like a complimentary cookie decorating party hosted by Omni Los Angeles Hotel and Grand Performances, on Sunday at 1 PM.

Please, if you can, bring a toy donation for the holidays. Visit the main website for more details.

Union Station Cocoa Concerts


Fridays in December head over to Union Station’s South Patio for free musical performances and free hot cocoa. There will also be photo booth, holiday crafts, and prizes for “Ugliest Christmas Sweater”.

Musical performances include:

  • Friday, December 16th – A Swinging Holiday Performance from the California Feetwarmers
  • Friday, December 23rd – A Very Salsa Christmas with La Picante

Both shows are from 6 PM to 8 PM. Admission is free, but if you can please consider bringing a new unwrapped toy for the Southern California Fire Fighters Toy Drive.

See the website for more information.

Holiday Sing-Along



On Friday, December 16, 2016, The Music Center in Downtown LA will come alive with holiday music and cheer! All in the community are welcome to come sing holiday songs, regardless of vocal talent or experience. It’s all in good fun, for the holidays.

The event is free, but a ticket is required. They will start being handed out starting at 5:30 PM. One ticket per person. Singing goes from 6 PM to 7:30 PM.

See their event page for more details.

Music Center Remembers Leonard Cohen


Leonard Cohen was a well-known singer and songwriter. He passed away last month. In his memory, The Music Center in Los Angeles will be playing recordings of his work in a free community event. This is a great way to meet other music lovers in your community.

The event is Thursday, December 8, 2016, from 5:00 to 9:00 PM. Food and drink will be available for purchase. The event itself is free to attend.

See their website for more information.

Echo Park Rising Music Festival


Hosted at venues throughout Echo Park, Echo Park Rising music festival will include multiple stages from Sunset Blvd., Glendale Blvd., Alvarado Ave., Echo Park Ave. and more.

There will also be an outdoor main stage at the intersection of Liberty and Reservoir that will transform into a street festival hot-spot with viewing areas, beer gardens, vendors, and food trucks.

The festival is free and open to the public without tickets. A VIP pass is also available for $25 and if you want access to V.I.P. viewing areas, front-of-line privileges, and a goodie bag (while supplies last).

EPR Website for more details