Go Metro Weekends, April 30th – May 2nd

A big weekend coming up with lots of great Metro accessible events to attend. The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival is screening films this weekend, and Metro riders can take advantage of Destination Discount savings at the screenings. On Saturday there’s an Arts District May Day celebration and of course, FREE Metro Art Tours on Saturday and Sunday put on by the Metro Art Docent Council.  And I can’t forget to mention Meet Me @ Metro, a first-of-its-kind transit based performance piece happening on Sunday. 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, April 30th

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival: The Chinese Connection

Free outdoor screening of Bruce Lee’s fourth film.
Website: http://asianfilmfestla.org/2010/program-guide/program-6/
When: 8:00 p.m.
Where: Madang Courtyard, 621 S. Western Ave.
Nearby Rail: Purple Line Wilshire/Western Station

Cosmic Dance of Shiva
Dr. Srinivasan presents a scholarly illustrated lecture and  performance of the classical south Indian temple dance tradition of Bharata Natyam.
Website: http://www.nortonsimon.org/events/detail.php?event=16979
When: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
e: $8
Where: Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd.
Nearby Rail
: Gold Line Memorial Park Station
Nearby Rapid Bus
: 780

Chelsea Handler: Chelsea Chelsea Bang Bang Tickets
Comedian Chelsea Handler of E! TV’s Chelsea Lately performs at The Gibson.
Website: http://www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/416749
When: 8:15 p.m.
e: $47.75, $65
Where: Gibson Amphitheatre, 100 Universal Terrace Parkway
Nearby Rail: Universal City Red Line Station

Check out the May Day events and Sunday’s happenings, after the jump.

Saturday, May 1st

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival: Crafting the World of Avatar

Award-winning editor Maysie Hoy welcomes editing colleagues Steve Rifkin and Jon Refoua, who will share their experiences editing the Academy Award-winning blockbuster AVATAR.
Website: http://asianfilmfestla.org/2010/program-guide/program-72/
When: 12:30 p.m.
$13 with valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card.
Where: Directors Guild of America Atrium, 7920 Sunset Blvd.
Nearby Buses: 2/302, 217, 780 Fairfax/Sunset Stop

34th Occasional Doo Dah Parade
Known as the twisted sister of its counterpart Rose Parade, the Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade begun as a grassroots event in 1978 to gain national attention for its eccentric and, often, irreverent satire.
Website: http://www.pasadenadoodahparade.info
When: 12:30 p.m.
Where: East Pasadena, Colorado Blvd., between Sierra Madre &San Gabriel Blvds.
Nearby Rail: Gold Line Sierra Madre Villa Station (0.8 miles away)

Arts District May Day
The Downtown Los Angeles Arts District will hold their own “creative stimulus package” by holding a second demonstration project: to support the concept of a community arts center that mirrors the neighborhood theater, artists, musicians and media producers. Also on Sunday.
Website: http://www.laraba.org/laraba/2010/04/may-day-arts-district-style.html
When: 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Where: Arts District, 100, 120 N. Sante Fe.
Nearby Rail: Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station

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
When: 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Where: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station

Pakistan Family Festival
Celebrate the arts and culture of Pakistan! Enjoy music, crafts, demonstrations, dance performances, and more!
Website: http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org/_events_calendar/
When: 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Where: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 North Los Robles Avenue
Nearby Rail: Gold Line Memorial Park Station

Sunday, May 2nd

Meet Me @ Metro
A unique performance event consisting of six short vignettes performed along various Metro Rail stations.
Website: http://m3.eventbrite.com/
When: 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
FREE, RSVP required
Where: Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St.
Nearby Rail
: Red/Purple/Gold Line Union Station

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

Big Family Day at MOCA
Big Family Day, the biggest family celebration of the year, featuring entertainment, art-making activities, and student docents from MOCA’s Contemporary Art Start program discussing Collection: MOCA’s First Thirty Years.
Website: http://www.moca.org/museum/event_calendar.php?&m=5&day=2#2
When: 1:00 p.m.
Where: MOCA, 250 S. Grand Ave.
Nearby Rail
: Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station

Steppin’ Laser Tour: Lupe Fiasco W/ B.o.B
Fresh hip-hop at the House of Blues on Sunset.
Website: http://www.houseofblues.com/tickets/eventdetail.php?eventid=62918
When: 8:00 p.m.
Where: House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Blvd.
Nearby Bus
: 2,302 Sunset/Kings Stop

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