University of Southern California

SCampus Student Guidebook

Exploring Los Angeles

Civic Center Station

Civic Center Station

Bars/Clubs

The Edison

108 W. 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012-1585
(213) 613-0000
edisondowntown.com

Art-deco-style lounge in a former power plant. Live music most nights. Business casual dress code enforced.

Concerts

LA Opera

The Music Center
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-8001
laopera.com

Los Angeles’ premiere opera company performs downtown in the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion.

Student Discounts

A limited number of student rush tickets are available for select performances for $25 each, cash only. Refer to the Website for details.

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 850-2000 or (213) 972-7282
laphil.org
lamc.org

Hosts the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale as well as many other performances. Individual and group tickets and annual subscriptions are available.

Student Discounts

A limited number of tickets are available for purchase two hours before the concert. Ticket prices range from $10 to $20, cash only. Refer to the Websites for further details.

Dining

Daikokuya

327 E. 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 626-1680
dkramen.com

Popular Little Tokyo ramen restaurant. Go early – there’s usually a line.

Museums

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

(213) 626-6222
moca-la.org

Admission

$12 ($7 with student ID) at the Geffen Contemporary and Grand Avenue locations. Admission good for all MOCA locations on date of purchase. Free on Thursday from 5–8 p.m. Tickets available for purchase at tickets.com.

The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

152 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Features larger MOCA exhibitions. Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

MOCA Grand Avenue

250 S. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Hosts underground galleries and special exhibitions. Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Points of Interest

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

555 W. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2707
(213) 680-5200
olacathedral.org

Completed in 2002, the cathedral features tapestries by John Nava, who also created the Trojan Family Tapestry.

Los Angeles City Hall

200 N. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 485-2121
lacity.org

The center of Los Angeles city government. The observation deck on the 27th floor has a magnificent view of the city.

Theatres

Center Theatre Group

The Music Center
135 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 628-2772
centertheatregroup.org

The Center Theatre Group puts on a full season of plays and musicals at the Ahmanson Theatre and the Mark Taper Forum downtown, and the Culver City Kirk Douglas Theatre (see Culver City Station). Subject to availability, $20 Hot Tix are available; call for details.

Student Discounts

Discounts are available to student groups. Varies by theatre. Call (213) 972-7231 for more details.

East West Players

120 N. Judge John Aiso St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 625-7000
eastwestplayers.org

Performances include plays and musicals. Tickets for show previews are $21 to $26 ($16 to $21 with student ID). Ticket prices for regular performances range from $31 to $56. Tickets can be purchased by telephone, online or at the box office two hours before showtime.

Student Discount

$5 off regular performances with student ID. Student rush tickets are also available at the box office 30 minutes before the show, depending on availability, for $20 to $30 on Wednesday and Thursday and $25 to $35 on Friday – Sunday. Students can also volunteer as ushers and see the performances for free.


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