Go Metro Weekends, Memorial Day edition, May 28th – May 31st

Celebrate the long weekend and Memorial Day by leaving your gas guzzler at home and taking Metro to some of these great events.

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, May 28th

South Pacific at Ahmanson Theater
Set on a tropical island during World War II, South Pacific tells the sweeping romantic story of two couples and how their happiness is threatened by the realities of war and by their own prejudices.
Website: http://www.centertheatregroup.org/tickets/content.aspx?id=14000
Type: Theater
When: 8:00 p.m. Friday; 2:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. Saturday; 1:oo p.m., 6:30 p.m. Sunday
Price: $49, use promo code: WILSHIRE
Where: Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Nearby Rail: Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station

Simian Mobile Disco at Avalon
London based remix artists host a DJ set in Hollywood.
Website: http://avalonhollywood.net/?p=2680
Type: Music
When: 9:30 p.m.
Where: Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine St.
Nearby Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station

Rock’n Comic Con
Basically it’s Comic Con merged with a rock concert. Friday through Sunday.
Website: http://www.rockncomiccon.com/
Type: Convention
When: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday; 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday
$25 – $60
Where: Pasadena Convention Center, 300 East Green St.
Nearby Rail: Gold Line Memorial Park Station

The Alice Project: An Original Wonderland Experience
Wonderland comes to life inside a 1940’s warehouse in the Art’s District. Friday and Saturday.
Website: http://vespertheatre.com/
Type: Theater
When: 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: Arts District, 120 N. Santa Fe Ave.
Nearby Rail: Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station

Downtown Music Project
A free concert crawl in Downtown L.A. featuring shows at various venues.
Website: http://downtownmusicproject.com/
Type: Music
When: 7:00 p.m.
Where: Various Downtown L.A. locations, see website for more info
Nearby Rail: Red/Purple/Blue Line 7th Street Metro Center Station, Blue Line Pico Station, Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station, Red/Purple Line Pershing Square

Saturday, May 29th

“Memories of the USO” at Point Moorea
Performance and video homage of USO entertainers of yesteryear, featuring The Swing Dolls.
Website: http://www.goldstar.com/events/los-angeles-ca/memories-of-the-uso.html
Type: Music
When: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Price: $25
Where: Wilshire Grand Hotel, 930 Wilshire Blvd.
Nearby Rail: Red/Purple/Blue Line 7th Street Metro Center Station

LACMA Latin Sounds: Johnny Polanco y Su Conjunto Amistad
LACMA’s 2010 Latin Sounds series opens with one of the West Coast’s hottest salsa bands.
Website: http://www.lacma.org/programs/LatinSounds.aspx
Type: Music
When: 5:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Nearby Rapid Bus
: 720, 780

Sunday, May 30th

World Cup At Fiesta Soccer
Meet current and former stars of the sport, see team demonstrations and participate in special events.
Type: Sports
When: 9:00 a.m.
Price: FREE
Where: Exposition Park (Martin Luther King Blvd. and Vermont Ave.)
Nearby Bus: 40, 42, 204, 740, 754 Martin Luther King/Vermont

Memorial Day Weekend Festival at MacArthur Park
Carnival rides and games, live music performances, loads of food and merchandise for sale.
Type: Festival
When: 10:00 a.m.
Price: FREE
Where: MacArthur Park
Nearby Rail: Red/Purple Line Westlake/MacArthur Park Station

Monday, May 31st

Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Website: http://www.dodgers.com
Type: Sports
When: 6:10 p.m.
$12 and up
Where: Dodger Stadium, 1000 Elysian Park Ave.
Nearby Rail: Red/Purple Line/Gold Line Union Station then transfer to Dodger Stadium Express.

LACMA Memorial Day – Free Admission
Spend your Memorial Day looking at great art and watching some great performances, for free!
Website: http://lacma.wordpress.com/2010/05/28/free-admission-on-memorial-day/
Type: Art
When: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Nearby Rapid Bus
: 720, 780

Memorial Day Picnic at The Aquarium of the Pacific
Start your summer fun here with us at the Aquarium! After a delicious picnic on the Aquarium’s front lawn, you and your family and friends can enjoy the Aquarium for the rest of the day!
Website: http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/newsevents/eventsdetail/memorial_day_picnic/
Type: Family
When: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Price: $34/adult, $27/children. Includes admission to Aquarium.
Where: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Nearby Rail: Blue Line Long Beach Transit Mall Station