Go Metro Weekends, April 2nd – April 4th

Celebrate the Easter weekend by leaving your car hidden away like an Easter egg. Lots of great stuff to do this weekend including a screening/party in honor of “The Big Lebowski”, the Blessing of the Animals at Olvera Street, a massive outdoor pillow fight and of course, FREE Metro Art Tours on Saturday and Sunday 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.

Check out L.A. Lebowski Fest at the Wiltern this weekend, easily  accessible by the Metro Purple Line.
Check out L.A. Lebowski Fest at the Wiltern this weekend, easily accessible by the Metro Purple Line.

Friday, April 2nd

The Portrait at Norton Simon Museum
Probe portraiture to understand how identity is constructed.
Website: http://www.nortonsimon.org/
Type: Art
When: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Price:
$8 for museum admission
Where
: Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd.
Nearby Rail
: Gold Line Memorial Park Station
Nearby Rapid Bus
: 780

L.A. Lebowski Fest 2010 - Movie Party at The Wiltern
A screening of “The Big Lebowski” plus live music and special guests from the film.
Website: http://www.lebowskifest.com/
Type: Film
When: 8:30 p.m.
Price:
$19.99
Where: The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Boulevard
Nearby Rail
: Purple Line Wilshire/Western Station

Mo’Nique: Spreading the Love
The Oscar award winning actress/comedian brings her comedy tour to the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live.
Website: http://www.nokiatheatrelalive.com/content.php?section=events&page=eventdetail&id=1442
Type: Comedy
When: 7:00 p.m.
Price:
$69.50, $39.50
Where: Nokia Theater, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Nearby Rail
: Blue Line Pico Station, Red/Purple Line 7th Street Metro Center Station

First Fridays at the Museum of Neon Art
Jam with Michael McTaggart for a night of jazz and original compositions that encompass a range of styles including samba, hip hop, & swing!
Website: http://bit.ly/bQ9CbN
Type: Music
When: 8:00 p.m.
Price:
$10
Where: Museum of Neon Art, 134 W. 4th Street
Nearby Rail: Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station

First Fridays at the Natural History Museum
Discussions about earthquakes and performances by Breakestra and Fitz & the Tantrums.
Website: http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/april-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)

Find the rest of the weekend’s events after the jump.

Saturday, April 3rd

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/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=107844649247217&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

Blessing of the Animals at Olvera Street
Cardinal Roger Mahoney blesses the animals at this traditional event.
Type: Cultural
When: 5:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Where: Olvera Street, 845 North Alameda Street
Nearby Rail
: Red/Purple Line Union Station, Gold Line Union Station, Metrolink Union Station, Amtrak Union Station

Los Angeles Pillow Fight Day
Bring your favorite pillow and battle with other Angelenos until feathers fly.
Website: http://web.mac.com/paynie/Pillow_Fight/Pillow_Fight.html
Type: Silly
When: 3:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Where: Pershing Square, 535 S. Hill Street
Nearby Rail: Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station

Follow the jump for the rest of the weekend’s events.

Sunday, April 4th

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/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=114023865280653&index=1
Type: Art
When: 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Where: Union Station
Nearby Rail: Union Station

First Sundays are for Families Workshop at MOCA
Investigate graffiti inspired artwork in a guided tour. Then, meet graffiti artist Cre8, who will get you started creating your own personal mark making.
Website: http://www.moca.org/museum/event_calendar.php?m=4&day=4#4
Type: Art
When: 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Where: MOCA, 250 S. Grand Ave.
Nearby Rail
: Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station

Hattitude at the California African American Museum
Celebrate Easter Sunday with this showcase of hats at CAAM.
Website: http://www.caamuseum.org/pp.htm
Type: Cultural
When: 1:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Where: California African American Museum, 600 State Drive
Nearby Rail: Blue Line Grand Station (1.9 miles away, transfer to Metro Line 81 or 40)