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DOWNTOWN—Metro Art is launching a new music and sound experience series in conjunction with the tastemakers at dublab, beginning this Friday and running each Friday in March from 4-6pm in the gorgeous, open waiting room at Union Station (800 N Alameda Street). Much like Brian Eno's 1978 NYC installation Music for Airports, you'll experience a performance of calming, ambient sound and music looping, intended to bring peace and tranquility to an often tense, anxious environment. Each event is free and open to the public, and it's worth stopping by to check it out even if you're not traveling somewhere.
DOWNTOWN—Enjoy a day full of brilliant lanterns and an epic celebration to mark the closing of the Chinese New Year this Saturday from 12-7pm at the El Pueblo De Los Angeles Historical Monument (425 N Los Angeles Street) in the heart of DTLA. The 15th Annual Los Angeles Lantern Festival promises to be a roaring good time in our fair city, with dancers, choirs, martial arts and magic demos, tons of arts and crafts (puppet-making, you guys), photo booths, community booths to boost education, and plenty of food trucks to keep you satisfied. The steamy bun truck is everything.