Like a bad Hollywood movie sequel, Carmageddon II is coming to the 405 freeway in Los Angeles. For those who experienced the first one, things weren’t so bad. Native Angelinos and tourists alike stayed off the 405 and surrounding freeways allowing a haunting view of an all clear road that’s usually packed with traffic. But in good Hollywood taste, this new Carmageddon is going to have style.
Today at the Hollywood and Highland Center around 12pm, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced discounts and events throughout LA County for the weekend of September 29-30 (for those of you checking your calendars, it begins the day after SMWLA). With the help of the LA Metro including the Red and Orange lines as well as local venues, a 53 hour freeway closure will become a festival of LA culture.
Both the LA Times and NBCLosAngeles.com confirm one venue is already pulling out all the stops; in order to “Eat, Shop, and Play Locally” without the hazard of extreme traffic, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will offer half off general admission for anyone arriving via bicycle, skateboard, on foot, or public transit. And according to TheSource.Metro.net that’s only the beginning. Aside from an extensive lists of venues, Metro is giving discounts ranging from 10-50% throughout LA County and will be partnering with Twitter’s @discoverLA to bring 405 things to do during the weekend of the 29th. Here are some places already involved courtesy of Metro:
“EAT: Splash Bistro, Buca Di Beppo at Universal City, Casa Azul Cantina, Big Wangs Sports and Bar Restaurant, Maria’s Italian Kitchen.
SHOP: Hollywood & Highland Center, Bad Boy Clothing, GNC, Marco Polo Imports, 24-Hour Spa and Nails, Westwood Flower Garden.
PLAY: Long Beach Aquarium, Madam Tussauds Hollywood, Santa Monica Playhouse, Angels Flight, Grammy Museum, L.A. Phil, L.A. Zoo, Cirque du Soleil Boutique
Some of the discounts available from major cultural venues include Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California Science Center, Natural History Museum of Los Angelees, Artmageddon, and Hammer Museum.”
For more information, visit the LA Metro site and keep an eye out for all of their partnerships coming soon to a Carmageddon near you.
Image from Los Angeles Wave