Surviving 'Carmageddon': Your Guide to a Car-Less Weekend

Here's a list of activities and deals close to home—no driving required.

The 405 is closed. Now what?

If you're staying in this weekend, there's plenty going on in your neighborhood that's probably within walking or biking distance of your home. Here are a few deals and activities we found. Let us know in the comments if you hear of anything else going on, and we'll keep this page updated throughout the weekend.


  • The Regency Theatres are offering a buy-one-get-one-half-off deal for movie admission this weekend at the and the  and free refills on large popcorns. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 is playing at the Village theater and Horrible Bosses is playing at the Bruin. For movie showtimes, click here.
  • Track of the Cat is playing at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Billy Wilder Theater. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here.


  • Admission to the is free this weekend. It's open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday.
  • The is free. Hours are 12-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For current exhibitions, click here.


  • There will be free live music on the dining terrace at from 12-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The mall is also giving away gift cards worth up to $500 at noon on both days, and visitors can stop by the mall concierge to pick up a gift and enter to win prizes.
  • The Westside Pavilion has a list of sales and deals happening this weekend. For more information, click here.

Get Outside

  • Expect sunny, warm weather this weekend. Enjoy it by strolling your neighborhood, biking or heading over to a park or green space area.
  • The pool and other facilities at the will be open through the weekend.

Public Transportation

  • Ditch your car and ride the bus and Metro lines for free this weekend. Here's a complete list of the free lines:

Line    Route

2         Downtown LA-Pacific Palisades via Sunset Bl

4         Downtown LA-West Hollywood-Santa Monica via Santa Monica Bl

20        Downtown LA-Santa Monica via Wilshire Bl

33        Downtown LA - Santa Monica via Venice Bl

150      Canoga Park-Universal City Station via Ventura Bl

152      Woodland Hills-North Hollywood Station via Fallbrook Av

155      Sherman Oaks-Burbank Station via Riverside Dr, Olive Av

156      Van Nuys-Hollywood-Panorama City

158      Chatsworth Station – Sherman Oaks via Devonshire St, Woodman Av

161      Thousand Oaks Transit Center-Warner Center

183      Sherman Oaks-Glendale Station via Magnolia Bl

224      Sylmar Station – Universal City Station via San Fernando Rd & Lankershim Bl

230      Mission College-Studio City via Laurel Canyon Bl

233      Lake View Terrace-Sherman Oaks via Van Nuys Bl

234      Mission College-Sherman Oaks via Sepulveda Bl & Brand Bl

236      Sylmar Station-Encino via Glenoaks Bl & Balboa Bl

240      Northridge via Reseda Bl

242      Porter Ranch-Woodland Hills via Tampa Av

243      Porter Ranch – Woodland Hills via Winnetka Av

244      Chatsworth Station-Woodland Hills via De Soto Av

245      Chatsworth Station – Woodland Hills via Topanga Canyon Bl

656      Van Nuys/Hollywood Owl

704      Metro Rapid – Downtown Los Angeles – Santa Monica via Santa Monica Bl

720      Metro Rapid – Santa Monica/Commerce via Wilshire Bl & Whittier Bl

733      Metro Rapid - Downtown Los Angeles/Santa Monica via Venice Bl.

761      Metro Rapid Pacoima/Westwood via Van Nuys Bl & Sepulveda Bl. 

Note: Buses will be using Sepulveda Boulevard between Ventura Boulevard and Getty Center Drive. Passengers should expect greatly extended travel times on this line between Sherman Oaks and Westwood due to anticipated traffic congestion.  


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