Thursday, September 13, 2012

Go Local For Carmageddon II

During last year's closure of the I-405 (aka Carmageddon!) we were promoting "good carma" and how to Experience LA in new ways. With this year's I-405 closure on September 29-30, 2012, our mission statement is the same, but simplified: Go Local!

We all have them - the places we've been meaning to go to - and whether it's a restaurant, store, theatre, museum or gallery, chances are at least one of them is just down the street, walkable, or transit-friendly.  So on the weekend the I-405 closure, change your story, get out of the car, and just go.

Or maybe you just haven't taken the time to explore your neighborhood or are so overwhelmed by the amazingness of Los Angeles that you just don't know where to start! Need ideas?  We've got plenty.

Turn your Carmageddon into ARTmageddon!  Stay off the freeways and major roads and take in the art near you.  Featuring a feed of ExperienceLA events, the Artmageddon initiative is all about the art experience in YOUR neighborhood.  We bet there's plenty of hidden gems just waiting for you to find.

Need outings with a little bit more incentive?  Check out Metro's Eat, Shop, and Play Locally Interactive Map of Metro Destination Discount partners.  The map features participating venues and events where you can just show your valid Metro pass and redeem the offer.  Also get quick access to the Metro Trip Planner so you can know how to get there the Go Metro way!  You can stay out late too.  The Metro Rail, the Silver Line, and the Orange Line now run until 2am on Friday and Saturday nights.

Have an event you'd like for us to show on ExperienceLA for Carmageddon (and other days out of the year)?  Sign-up to become a partner!  Once you've been approved and receive your username/password, you're on your way to adding events!

Go local for Carmageddon II, but - seriously - go local all the time.  Make a habit of it!  You never know what experiences might await you close to home.

-Charity Tran

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