Go Metro Weekends, Dec. 11th – Dec. 13th

Go Metro Weekends is The Source’s weekly guide to having a great weekend in L.A. without a car. All events are easily accessible (within a half mile walk) by Metro bus and rail lines. Have an event you’d like us to include? Shoot us an email at thesource@metro.net. Time and space constraints limit us from listing every accessible event in this city, but this curated list represents what we think is cool and easy to get to.

This rainy weekend we’ve focused on a lot of indoor activities – but don’t forget to take an umbrella. There’s plenty of movies to see, including a screening of internet hilarity from Funny or Die. If music is more your thing, there’s two holiday concerts and a free show featuring up-and-coming local acts. There’s also the bizarre but Metro-centric Santacon 2009 – your chance to don your Santa suit and ride Metro all day bringing merriment and cacophony to L.A. Enjoy and stay dry!

Friday, December 11th

Funny or Die presents The Internet 3.0
Popular website plays its famously zany web videos on the big screen.
Website: http://www.americancinematheque.com/archive1999/2009/Egyptian/specialevent_DEC_ET_2009.htm#Funnyordie
Type: Film
When: 7:30 p.m.
Price:
$10, purchase from Fandango
Where
: Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Nearby Rail
: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station
Metro Access Map:

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To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

The Host at LACMA
Korea’s highest grossing film, a big budget monster flick.
Website: http://www.lacma.org/programs/FilmListing.aspx#1257612692044
Type: Film
When: 7:30 p.m.
Price:
$10, buy at museum box office or online
Where
: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Nearby Rail
: Purple Line Wilshire Western Station (2.8 miles away, transfer to Line 20 or Line 720)
Metro Access Map:

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To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

The Ark Big, Fat, Funtime Holiday Spectacular
A holiday performance blend of music, dance, and comic sketches. Recommended for mature audiences. Also on Saturday.
Website: http://www.arktheatre.org/holiday.html
Type: Theater
When: 11:00 p.m.
Price:
$10, buy online
Where
: Hayworth Theater, 2511 Wilshire Boulevard
Nearby Rail
: Red/Purple Line Westlake/McArthur Park Station
Metro Access Map:

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To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

Friday Night Sessions @ California Plaza
Local indie talent plays free concerts in Downtown’s lovely California Plaza. This week’s concert is indoors at Casa Cocina because of the weather.
Website: http://lafreebee.com/fridaynightsessions/
Type: Music
When: 7:00 p.m.
Price:
FREE
Where
: California Plaza/Casa Cocina & Cantina, 350 South Grand Avenue
Nearby Rail: Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station
Metro Access Map:

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To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

Saturday, December 12th

BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular
Do your holiday shopping from over 50 independent craft vendors.
Website: http://www.bust.com/craftacular/BUST-Holiday-Craftacular-2009-LA.html
Type: Shopping
When: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Price:
$2
Where
: The Echo & The Echoplex, 1822 West Sunset Boulevard
Nearby Rail: Red Line Vermont/Sunset Station (2.3 miles away, transfer to Line 2/302 towards Downtown LA)
Metro Access Map:

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To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

L.A. Santacon 2009
This one is strange and elusive, but as far as I can tell it involves dressing up as Santa and riding Metro around town.
Website: http://lasantacon.eventbrite.com/
Type: Other
When: 11:00 a.m.
Price:
$5 Metro Day Pass, donations welcome
Where
: Start location is unknown, follow @lasanta on Twitter for notification

To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

Musical Explorations: Holidays Around the World
A sampling of different holiday songs that celebrate the season and cultural diversity.
Website: http://www.grammymuseum.org/interior.php?section=education&page=familyprograms#world
Type: Music
When: 10:00 a.m.
Price:
$8
Where
: The GRAMMY Museum, 800 West Olympic Boulevard
Nearby Rail: Blue Line Pico Station, Red/Purple Line 7th Street Metro Center Station
Metro Access Map:

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To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

Sunday, December 13th

Los Angeles Master Chorale: Rejoice!
Annual Christmas concert by the L.A. Master Chorale.
Website: http://lamc.org/0910-091213-concert.php
Type: Music
When: 7:00 p.m.
Price:
$24 – $119, buy tickets online
Where
: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Avenue
Nearby Rail: Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station
Metro Access Map:

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To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.


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