Go Metro Weekends, Jan. 28-30

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, January 28

Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub at El Rey
Black Dub, the enigmatically eclectic new quartet helmed by acclaimed guitarist and Grammy award-winning producer Daniel Lanois.
Website: http://www.theelrey.com/
When: 9pm
Price:
$25
Where: El Rey, 5515 Wilshire Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: Wilshire/La Brea (20, 212/312, 720)

Social Distortion at Hollywood Palladium
The enduring L.A. punk band Social Distortion has overcome numerous personnel shifts, the demise of the Los Angeles hardcore scene that spawned them, and the heroin addiction of singer/guitarist/bandleader Mike Ness to achieve a measure mainstream acceptance for their rootsy, hard-hitting punk without compromise.
Website: http://www.livenation.com/Hollywood-Palladium-tickets-Hollywood/venue/73794
Price: $30
When: 7pm
Where: Hollywood Palladium, 6215 W. Sunset Blvd.
Nearby Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Sunset/Vine (2/302, 210)

Moe. at The Music Box
Moe.’s M.O. is simple: to deliver honest, heartfelt music and to ensure the audience has a good time.
Website: http://themusicbox.la/
When: 9pm
Price: $28
Where: The Music Box at the Henry Fonda, 6126 Hollywood Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail
Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsHollywood/Gower (180/181, 217)

Shark Lagoon Nights at The Aquarium of the Pacific
The public is invited to get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators at the Aquarium of the Pacific for FREE during Shark Lagoon Nights.
Website: http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/
When: 6-9pm
Price: FREE
Where: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Nearby Rail: Blue Line Long Beach Transit Mall Station

Les Savy Fav at The Echoplex
LSF has two very decidedly different components to the live show: singer Tim Harrington’s antics in enforcing the ‘no boundaries’ policy between him and the crowd, and the band itself.
Website: http://www.attheecho.com/
When: 8:30pm
Price:
$17
Where: The Echoplex, 1145 Glendale Boulevard
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Glendale/Park (92), Sunset/Park (2/302, 4), Sunset/Alvarado (704, 2/302, 4, 200, 603)

Grupo Corpo at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Known for consistently challenging perceptions of ballet and modern dance, Brazil’s Grupo Corpo (literally translated to “Body Group”) incorporates a broad range of elements, from minimalism and rootsy modernity to vigorous pop and urban sounds.
Website: http://www.musiccenter.org/
When: 7:30pm Friday/Saturday, 2pm Sunday
Price:
$25-$105
Where: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: 1st/Hope (10, 14/37, 55/202/355, 60, 439, 445, 714)

More weekend events, after the jump.

Saturday, January 29

Family Cooking Workshop at Japanese American National Museum
This hands-on class focuses on family friendly curries and side dishes from India, Japan, and beyond.
Website: http://www.janm.org/
When: 11am
Price: $35
Where: Japanese American National Museum, 369 East First Street
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: Judge John Aiso/1st (30, 40, 42)

Deerhoof at The Echoplex
Deerhoof are back! Which is good news for fans of crayon-scrawled psychedelic indie rock and even better news for fans of things like entire albums based around the concept of a child-catching milkman.
Website: http://www.attheecho.com/
When: 8pm
Price:
$15
Where: The Echoplex, 1145 Glendale Boulevard
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Glendale/Park (92), Sunset/Park (2/302, 4), Sunset/Alvarado (704, 2/302, 4, 200, 603)

Ian Hunter at El Rey
As leader of Mott the Hoople and a highly renowned solo artist, Ian Hunter has produced a matchless repertoire of music combining homage, honesty and killer hooks.
Website: http://www.theelrey.com/
When: 8pm
Price:
$32
Where: El Rey, 5515 Wilshire Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: Wilshire/La Brea (20, 212/312, 720)

Ween at The Wiltern
Ween was the ultimate cosmic goof of the alternative rock era, a prodigiously talented and deliriously odd duo whose work traveled far beyond the constraints of parody and novelty into the heart of surrealist ecstasy.
Website: http://www.livenation.com/The-Wiltern-tickets-Los-Angeles/venue/73790
When: 8:30pm
Price:
$30
Where: The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Boulevard
Nearby Metro Rail
: Purple Line Wilshire/Western Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Wilshire/Western (20, 66, 207, 209, 710, 757)

Benny Benassi at The Music Box
Benny Benassi returns to The Music Box Saturday January 29th for his 2011 Electroman Tour!
Website: http://themusicbox.la/
When: 9pm
Price: $50
Where: The Music Box at the Henry Fonda, 6126 Hollywood Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail
Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsHollywood/Gower (180/181, 217)

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Monterey Park Lunar Festival

Kick off the Chinese New Year with the traditional lion, dancers and fireworks.
Website: http://familyfestivalproductions.net/
When: 10am-8pm Saturday, 10am-7pm Sunday
Price: FREE
Where: Downtown Monterey Park
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Garvey/Garfield (70, 770)

Lunar New Year at Pacific Asia Museum
Held throughout the Museum including a fully tented parking lot, all the galleries will be open to enjoy along with crafts, demonstrations and hands-on activities, food and gift vendors, plus live music, dance, martial arts, acrobatics, magic and more!
Website: http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org/
When: 11am-5pm
Price: FREE
Where: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave.
Nearby Rail
: Gold Line Memorial Park Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Colorado/Los Robles (180/181, 256, 686/687, 780) Los Robles/Union (264/267, 686/687)

Sunday, January 30

Festival of Human Abilities at The Aquarium of the Pacific
Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for its eighth annual Festival of Human Abilities, a celebration highlighting the creative talents and abilities of people with disabilities.
Website: http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/
When: 9-5pm
Price: $24.95
Where: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Nearby Rail: Blue Line Long Beach Transit Mall Station

Against Me at The Music Box
Acoustic folk-punk from the dives of Gainesville, Florida.
Website: http://themusicbox.la/
When: 7pm
Price: $15
Where: The Music Box at the Henry Fonda, 6126 Hollywood Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail
Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsHollywood/Gower (180/181, 217)

Sunday Afternoons for Kids
Voice actor, mythology scholar, and Anime expert Crispin Freeman will guide participants on a cross-cultural exploration of how mythology shapes archetypal heroes in animation and comics. Ages 8-13.
Website: http://hammer.ucla.edu/
When: 12pm
Price: FREE
Where: Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Wilshire/Westwood (20, 233, 720, 761)
Nearby Big Blue Bus Stops: Wilshire/Westwood (2, 3)

Los Angeles Filmforum presents its 35th Anniversary Show
A celebration of Kodachrome, that marvelous film stock that has just been forced into early retirement.
Website: http://americancinematheque.com/
When: 7:30pm
Price: $6-$10
Where: Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Nearby Metro Rail
: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hollywood/Las Palmas (212/312, 222, 217), Hollywood/Highland (212/312, 222, 217, 780, 156/656)