Isn’t there something happening this weekend? I feel like there is. Something to do with the West side? Oh, that’s right: CARMAGEDDON II. Everyone freak out…AGAIN!!!! But what is there to do to cope with not being able to drive in this weekend? How can you celebrate this now world recognized Los Angeles holiday? Well, there’s a lot for you can do. We even came up with a few ideas to help you out!
• Go To The Automotive Museum
Since you won’t be driving and will be totally, totally craving some car on car action, you should probably go to the Petersen Automotive Museum on Wilshire. They’re offering half priced admission for the neo-holiday and have a pretty rad exhibit on car aerodynamics in addition to Italian car design. Sounds great! You can find
driving directions here, courtesy of their website.
• Ride The Bus
So, you have never riden a Los Angeles bus? First, who are you? Second, you are really missing out. If you live by a major street, there is always a big bus that goes North to South or East to West. Why not take one? This would be a great time to practice your bus riding skills so you can use the bus on non-holidays.
• Wake Up Early And Pull A These People or This Guy
If you are particularly thrill seeking and love vacant highways or, perhaps, you’d like to reeneact scenes from Night Of The Comet, this weekend is a perfect opportunity for (safely) making photo ops on empty highways because we all know everyone in LA wants to be famous even if it is by way of a photo that goes viral.
• Walk (Some Of) US 66
Take the Metro to Sunset and Vermont and walk from Sunset and Santa Monica to Santa Monica Blvd and Ocean Ave. Then, wave hello to the ocean and ride the bus back to where you started. You’re welcome.
• Have A 405 Dessert Challenge
Every Christmas my family has a gingerbread house building contest. We’re allowed to build whatever we want as long as it is out of gingerbread (well, we actually use graham crackers but whatever). To celebrate Los Angeles’ most ~*~dRaMaTiC~~*~ highway, have a little dessert party where everyone has to make treats to honor or dishonor the 405.
• Take Air Quality Notes
Without so many cars on the highway, a fun challenge would be for you to walk to various places you walk to and see if you are breathing better. Then, the next weekend, do the same thing. Compare, contrast, and go HMMMMM.
• Fantasize/Have Nightmares About Carmageddon Being A “Thing”
What if we cut out use of the highway more than just once a year? What if you challenged yourself to not use your car every weekend? What if a CicLAvia like anti-car movement actually swept the entire city and you had to deal: could you? Use this weekend to either accept this possibility or be cause for you to pray repeated rosaries in the name of automotives.
• Don’t Go To The Getty
They’re closed this weekend.
• Watch Armageddon…In Your Car!
What’s more Carmageddon than the 405 being closed? Watching Michael Bay’s sci-fi action film Armageddon…in your car. *BRAIN EXPLODE*
• Go For A Walk
Just around your neighborhood. Maybe further. Look at some trees, pet some dogs. You know, walking things.
• Take A Metro Beer Crawl
We did it. So can you.
• Run A Marathon
Since other people will be doing it.
• Watch Crash
Watch and cry but not because of racial tension but because they’re driving and you are not.
• Sit Home Alone And Cry
• Work On Purifying Any Bad Karma
“Carmageddon” is such a dirty sounding, negative word. It’s probably terrible for your aura. Use this weekend to purify yourself.
• Play The “Don’t Talk About Carmageddon Game”
Try not to talk about You Know What. JUST TRY NOT TO. (Spin-off Game: Try not to talk about Artmageddon. TRY.)
• Go Insane Because You Weren’t Warned Carmageddon II Was Going To Happen And You Are A Stereotypical Angeleno And You Don’t Know What To Do Without A Car So You Start Thinking About How You Wish You Lived In New York And You Text All Your Friends To Whine Like One Friend Did To Me Last Carmageddon
• Have A Staycation, Relax, Don’t Think About Cars, And Pretend This Is How It Should Be
^^what I’m doing^^