Sunday, February 1, 2015

Neon night

Night on Broadway was a free event to showcase Los Angeles' historic Broadway last night. Here are some of the sights.

Broadway between 4th and 7th was closed off to traffic, with info booths, food trucks and street art provided.

Dancers at the vestibule of the Los Angeles Theatre
Broadway's historic theatres were opened up, and programmed with music, dance, vaudeville and classic films.

The street was busier on a Saturday night than it's been in years.

Local stores were open - the Latino-owned jewelry stores, clothing shops, shops with electronics and games and cowboy boots. The taquerias competed with the food trucks - I ducked into one for an al pastor taco with seeringly hot sauce.

It was the newer, corporate chain stores that seemed to be closed - the Kentucky Fried Chicken, the Gap.
Felix Chevrolet sign, visible from the Expo Line's Jefferson USC station
The event organizers encouraged folks to take public transportation to get here. I took the Expo Line from Culver City.

Many people were downtown to see Broadway for the very first time.