Enjoy your Labor Day weekend by leaving the car at home and going Metro to some of the great events around town.
Have an event you’d like us to include? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Friday, September 3
2010 L.A. County Fair
This HUGE annual fair includes entertainment, concerts, attractions and competitions.
When: September 4, 10am-12am; September 5, 10am-10pm; September 6, 10am-10pm
Where: Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Nearby Rail: On Saturday and Sunday Metrolink is adding a L.A. County Fair stop on the San Bernardino Line. Click here for schedule.
Bicycle Film Festival at Downtown Independent Theater
A festival to celebrate the bicycle through music, art and, of course, film.
When: Various screenings September 3-5
Price: $10 per screening, $40 festival pass
Where: Downtown Independent, 251 South Main Street
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station, Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station, Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station
Nearby Metro Bus: Main/2nd (33, 92)
Zombelle at Space 15 Twenty
Zombelle brings her experimental guitar sounds to Space 15 Twenty.
Where: Space 15 Twenty, 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hollywood/Cahuenga (212/312, 217, 222) Sunset/Ivar (2/302)
Free Friday Night Jazz at LACMA
Featuring Kamasi Washington and the Next Step.
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Wilshire/Fairfax (20, 217, 720, 780, 920)
The rest of this weekend’s events, after the jump.
Saturday, September 4
FYF Fest at Los Angeles Historic State Park
An outdoor, three stage event that’s the largest truly independent music festival to take place in Los Angeles.
Where: Los Angeles Historic State Park
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Chinatown Station (note: last northbound train leaves Chinatown Station at 11:56pm)
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Alameda/College (76)
Taiko Center of Los Angeles at Skirball Cultural Center
Experience taiko, one of Japan’s oldest musical practices, when artists from the Taiko Center of Los Angeles share the crowd-pleasing sounds of the ancient art of Japanese drumming.
When: 12pm, 2pm
Where: Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Sepulveda/Skirball Center (233, 761)
Sunday, September 5
Labor Day Luau at Little Cave
Free BBQ and Luau to celebrate labor day – wear your best Hawaiian shirts.
Where: 5922 North Figueroa St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Highland Park Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Figueroa/Avenue 59 (81)
The Big Picture: The Films of Twentieth Century Fox at The Hollywood Bowl
From The Sound of Music to Star Wars to Avatar, it’s a sweeping tribute to the amazing 75-year legacy of Twentieth Century Fox, with award-winning scores and scenes projected on the Bowl’s big screen.
Price: $14.75 – $166
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)