Go Metro Weekends, March 5th – March 7th

Grab a Day Pass and enjoy the weekend.

There’s so much Metro accessible stuff going on this weekend it’s a wonder anyone thinks they need a car to have fun in L.A. Friday and Saturday are chock full of events, from concerts to pre-Oscars screenings and discussions. Plus, don’t forget to make time on Saturday or Sunday to take one of Metro’s FREE art tours of the system, put on by the Metro Art Docent Council.  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, March 5th

First Friday’s at NHM: Deer Tick, Everest
Deer Tick starts their U.S. tour at the Natural History Museum following a discussion about flies. That’s right. Flies.
Website: http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/march-2010
Type: Music
When: 5:30 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
Price:
$9
Where
: Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd.
Nearby Rail
: Blue Line Grand Station (1.9 miles away, transfer to Metro Line 81 or 40)

DocuDays LA 2010
IDA’s annual screening of the year’s best documentary films, Oscar nominated shorts and features and Independent Spirit Award winners.
Website: http://www.documentary.org/docudays2010
Type: Film
When: Screenings on Friday and Saturday, see schedule for specific times (PDF)
Price:
$11 per screening, $55 all day
Where
: Writers Guild of America Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr.
Nearby Rapid Bus
: 720

Supa Lowery Bros. at Angel’s Piano Bar
Live Los Angeles based Jazz musicians put on a free show.
Website: http://angelssantamonica.wordpress.com/
Type: Music
When: 10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Where: Angels Piano Bar, 2460 Wilshire Blvd.
Nearby Rapid Bus: 720

Free Poetry (Richard Acuna) and Violin (David Strother) Show at The Majestical Roof
Poetry, violin and wine come together in Old Town Pasadena.
Website: http://www.myspace.com/majesticalroof
Type: Music
When: 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Where: The Majestical Roof, 88 N. Fair Oaks Ave.
Nearby Rail: Gold Line Memorial Park Station

Oscar Nominated Shorts
Watch all the Oscar nominated shorts in the animation and live-action categories.
Website: http://www.americancinematheque.com/archive1999/2010/Egyptian/specialevent_MARCH_ET_2010.htm#OSCAR-NOMINATED%20SHORTS
Type: Film
When: 7:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Price:
$11
Where
: Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Nearby Rail
: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station

Experience Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix tribute tour.
Website: http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/416125
Type: Music
When: 8:15 p.m.
Price: $20 – $80
Where: Gibson Amphitheater, 100 Universal City Plaza
Nearby Rail: Red Line Universal City Station

The rest of the weekend’s Metro accessible events after the jump.

Saturday, March 6th

Metro Art Tour
A free tour of Metro’s contributions to public art given by volunteers from the Metro Art Docent Council.
Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Los-Angeles-CA/Metro-Art-Docent-Council/286824323171?v=wall&ref=ts#!/event.php?eid=361501780708&index=1
Type: Art
When: 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Where: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station

Chickens in Love: An 826LA Benefit Show
A mini-music festival featuring The Submarines, Pity Party, Summer Darling, and The Growlers.
Website: http://www.826la.org/chickensinlove/
Type: Music
When: 1:00 p.m.
Price:
$15
Where: The Echoplex, 1145 Glendale Boulevard
Nearby Rail: Red/Purple Line Westlake/McArthur Park Station (1.8 miles away, transfer to Metro Line 200)

Killswitch Engange
Metalcore show at The Wiltern.
Website: http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/416234
Type: Music
When: 7:00 p.m.
Price:
$29.50
Where: The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Boulevard
Nearby Rail
: Purple Line Wilshire/Western Station

Invisible Art, Visible Artists
Oscar nominated film editors discuss their craft.
Website: http://www.americancinematheque.com/archive1999/2010/Egyptian/specialevent_MARCH_ET_2010.htm#INVISIBLE%20ART,%20VISIBLE%20ARTISTS
Type: Film
When: 10:00 a.m.
Price:
FREE
Where
: Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Nearby Rail
: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station

Oscar Nominated Art Directors
Oscar nominated art directors discuss their craft.
Website: http://www.americancinematheque.com/archive1999/2010/Egyptian/specialevent_MARCH_ET_2010.htm#INVISIBLE%20ART,%20VISIBLE%20ARTISTS
Type: Film
When: 2:30 p.m.
Price:
FREE
Where
: Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Nearby Rail
: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station

Boyz II Men
The original boy band.
Website: http://www.clubnokia.com/eventdetail.php?id=25777
Type: Music
When: 7:00 p.m.
Price:
$19.75 – $53.75
Where: Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Nearby Rail
: Blue Line Pico Station, Red/Purple Line 7th Street Metro Center Station

FAME Los Angeles Show Choir Competition
Watch high school students duke it out Glee style.
Website: http://fameevents.com/fame.html
Type: Music
When: 10:30 a.m.
Price:
$30
Where: Long Beach Terrace Theater, 300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Nearby Rail
: Blue Line 1st Street Station

2010 Lantern Festival
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a festival of lanterns, dance performances, arts and a parade.
Website: http://www.camla.org/lanternfestival.html
Type: Cultural
When: 12:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Where: Chinatown
Nearby Rail
: Gold Line Chinatown Station

Sunday, March 7th

Metro Art Tour
A free tour of Metro’s contributions to public art given by volunteers from the Metro Art Docent Council.
Website: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Los-Angeles-CA/Metro-Art-Docent-Council/286824323171?v=wall&ref=ts#!/event.php?eid=328584128228&index=1
Type: Art
When: 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Where: Union Station
Nearby Rail: Union Station