Go Metro Weekends, Feb. 26th – Feb. 28th

USC Traditonal Chinese Dance celebrates the Chinese New Year with Mulan this Saturday.

Hard to believe it’s already the last weekend of February, better make it count by going Metro to some fun! There’s some great music, film, and cultural events this weekend, all easily accessible without a car. 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.

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

Friday, February 26th

PaleyFest 2010
Celebrate great television this weekend,”Modern Family” on Friday and “Lost” on Saturday.
Website: http://paleycenter.org/paleyfest2010/
Type: Art
When: “Modern Family” 7:00 p.m. on Friday; “Lost” 7:00 p.m. on Saturday
$25 – $75
Where: The Paley Center for Media, 465 North Beverly Drive
Nearby Rapid Bus
: 704, 714, 720 (props to The Paley Center for including Metro access info on their website)

The Haters, Sissy Spacek, and more at The Smell
Experimental noise rock.
Website: http://www.thesmell.org/
Type: Music
When: 9:00 p.m
: The Smell, 247 South Main Street
Nearby Rail: Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station, Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station

LACMA Weekend Film Series: Bird
Clint Eastwood tells the story of Charlie Parker.
Website: http://www.lacma.org/programs/FilmListing.aspx#1263240168926
Type: Film
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Nearby Rapid Bus
: 720, 780

Saturday, February 27th

The Dirty Projectors
Brooklyn-based experimental rock band debuts at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Website: http://www.laphil.com/tickets/performance-detail.cfm?id=4210
Type: Music
When: 8:00 p.m.
$32 – $60
Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Avenue
Nearby Rail
: Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station

REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival
A treasure trove of cinematic delights for filmgoers of all ages.
Website: http://www.redcat.org/event/2010-RICFF-01
Type: Film
When: 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m. on Saturday; 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday
Where: REDCAT Theater, 631 West 2nd Street
Nearby Rail
: Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station

Dance to a New Year
Presented by USC Traditional Chinese Dance featuring its first dance drama, “Mulan
Website: http://usctcdance.blogspot.com/2010/02/dance-to-new-year-2010.html
Type: Dance
When: 7:00 p.m.
FREE (donations welcome)
Where: Bovard Auditorium at USC Park Campus, 3551 Trousdale Parkway
Nearby Buses
: 81, 102, 200, 38, 204, Silver Line

Sunday, February 28th

32nd Annual Los Angeles Chinatown Firecracker Run/Nite n’ Day Festival
A 10k run around the Chinatown area and a cultural festival.
Website: http://firecracker10k.org/
Type: Cultural
When: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Chinatown
Nearby Rail
: Gold Line Chinatown Station

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