Go Metro Weekends, August 27-29

It’s the last weekend of August, so make the most of it by going 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.


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Friday, August 27

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
Jayme Stone at Levitt Pavilion
A musical journey from our Appalachian mountains to the plains of Africa.
Website: http://www.levittpavilionpasadena.org/summer-calendar-2010.html
When: 8pm
Price: FREE
Where: Levitt Pavillion
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Memorial Park Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Walnut/Raymond (264/267)

Sunset Strip Music Festival
The Sunset Strip Music Festival invites you to enjoy and explore The Sunset Strip.
Website: http://www.sunsetstripmusicfestival.com/
When: Friday August 27, Saturday August 28
Price: $49.50
Where: Sunset Boulevard (between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard)
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Santa Monica/San Vicente (4, 704, 2/302, 105, 550, 705)

Filmmobile Summer Screening Series: Intolerance
DW Griffith’s 1916 silent epic screened in the original studio location – now a Von’s parking lot
Website: http://www.levittpavilionpasadena.org/summer-calendar-2010.html
When: 8pm
Price: FREE
Where: 4520 Sunset Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Vermont/Sunset Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Vermont/Melbourne (180/181), Prospect/Vermont (180/181, 780), Vermont/Hollywood (217, 204, 754)

Ron Emory of TSOL at The Blue Cafe
Orange County punk veteran Ron Emory of TSOL- performing with Jonny Ray from the Knitters & Mathew Rainwater from the Strays.
Website: http://www.bluecafelive.com/
When: 11:30pm
Price:
FREE
Where: The Blue Cafe, 217 Pine Ave.
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Transit Mall Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Long Beach Transit Mall (60, 232, 577)

Free Friday Night Jazz at LACMA
Featuring Mon David.
Website: http://www.lacma.org/programs/fridaynightjazz.aspx
When: 6pm
Price:
FREE
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: Wilshire/Fairfax (20, 217, 720, 780, 920)

Dance Downtown – 60’s Dance Crazes
Learn the monkey, the jerk, the swim and other sixty’s dance crazes at this very ‘far out’ edition of Dance Downtown. No experience or partner necessary.
Website: http://www.musiccenter.org/
When: 6:30pm
Price: 
FREE
Where: L.A. Music Center, 135 North Grand Ave.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Temple/Grand (2/302, 4, 10/48, 92, 445)

The rest of this weekend’s events, after the jump.

Saturday, August 28

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
Roger Espinoza at Levitt Pavilion
Rumba guitar stylings and classical Latin rhythms.
Website: http://www.levittpavilionpasadena.org/summer-calendar-2010.html
When: 8pm
Price: FREE
Where: Levitt Pavillion
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Memorial Park Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Walnut/Raymond (264/267)

Devil’s Night Drive-in: Rushmore
Devil’s Night brings back the Drive In Movie Theater to Downtown Los Angeles! Walk in/Bike ins welcome.
Website: http://www.devilsnight.com/drivein.htm
When: 8pm
Price: $10
Where: 240 W. 4th St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: 5th/Wall (16/316, 18, 53, 62)

Chinatown Summer Nights
Grab gourmet snacks from your favorite food trucks, sample dozen of restaurants and bars, explore stores and art galleries, and dance the night away with KCRW and local DJs spinning live.
Website: http://www.chinatownsummernights.com/
When: 5pm-Midnight
Price: FREE
Where: Chinatown Central Plaza, 943-951 N. Broadway
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Chinatown Station

Outdoor Cinema Food Fest at La Cienega Park
Watch “Tinkerbell and the Great Fairy Rescue” on a massive outdoor movie screen with food trucks!
Website: http://www.outdoorcinemafoodfest.com/
When: 6pm
Price: $8
Where: La Cienega Park, 8400 Gregory Way
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: La Cienega/Gregory (105) Wilshire/La Cienega (20, 105, 705, 720) Olympic/La Cienega (28, 105, 728)

Buskerfest 2010
More than a dozen local bands-turned buskers will compete for wooden nickles and a chance to win five full days of recording time with Anthony Arvizu and Jeff Lewis at Compound Studio in Long Beach.
Website: http://www.summerandmusic.com/
When:5pm-11pm
Price:
FREE
Where: Downtown Long Beach, 1st/Linden
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line 1st Street Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Long Beach Transit Mall (60, 232, 577)

Wildlife on Wheels at Skirball Cultural Center
This engaging group of educators invites families to interact with a variety of exotic animals-from the scaly to the furry-and discuss the role these creatures play in their habitats.
Website: http://www.skirball.org/
When: 12pm, 2pm
Price: $10
Where: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Sepulveda/Skirball Center (233, 761)

Sunday, August 29

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
Rhythmic Circus Presents: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! at Levitt Pavilion
An innovative jazz production featuring urban tap dance.
Website: http://www.levittpavilionpasadena.org/summer-calendar-2010.html
When: 8pm
Price: FREE
Where: Levitt Pavillion
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Memorial Park Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Walnut/Raymond (264/267)

The Chemical Brothers at The Hollywood Bowl
Big beat dance music icons The Chemical Brothers meet electro-funk duo Chromeo; the experimental synth-sounds of YACHT open what is sure to be an electronically inspired, bootie-shakin’ night at the Bowl.
Website: http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/
When: 7pm
Price: $17.25 – $141
Where: The Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Avenue
Nearby Metro Rail
: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station (Transfer to Bowl Shuttle), Red Line Universal City Station (Transfer to Bowl Shuttle)