Go Metro Weekends, June 24-26

Wow. It’s a huge June weekend for Metro accessible events – this list goes on and on. But that’s a good thing! There’s tons of great discounts available for Metro riders this weekend as well, so make sure to flash your TAP card and Destination Discount events. Here’s a sample itinerary: tonight, head downtown for Charles Phoenix and his Los Angelesland show at Grand Performances. Tomorrow hit up the Leimert Park Village Book Fair and then take the Red Line up to NoHo for the Rockin’ Food Truck Fest – Metro riders get a free poster at the book fair and save $1 at the food truck event. On Sunday hop on the Gold Line and head over to East L.A. for the L.A. Taco & Music Fest (get a free beverage when you show your TAP) and then check out the Self Help Graphics Annual Print Fair and Exhibition. Or, do something completely different!

All events are subject to change or may be be sold out, please check with the venue before making plans.  To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

Friday, June 24

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
Los Angeles Film Festival
The festival provides access to outdoor screenings and star-studded galas, one-of-a-kind panels and signature events with the most critically-acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals and emerging talent from around the world.
Website: http://www.lafilmfest.com/
When: Various times, all weekend
Price: $13/screening (Show your Metro Pass, Metro Rail Ticket or TAP Card at the box office and receive $2 off)
Where: Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail
: Blue Line Pico Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Figueroa/Olympic (28, 81, 439, 728, Silver Line)

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
Hollywood Fringe Festival
Dedicated to creating a forum for local, national and international artists, the Fringe provides a framework for producers to present an incredible variety of work in an accessible and festive environment.
Website: http://hollywoodfringe.org/
When: Various times, all weekend
Price: $10 (Show your Metro Pass, Metro Rail Ticket or TAP Card at the box office and receive $2 off Hollywood Fringe merchandise)

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
East West Players KRUNK FU BATTLE
A hip-hop musical extravaganza!
Website: http://eastwestplayers.org/
When: 8pm
Price: $15-$50 (Metro riders save $10 off single-ticket prices for regular performances.)
Where: 120 Judge John Aiso St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Judge John Aiso/1st (30, 40, 42) Judge John Aiso/Temple (40, 42, 445) Where: 6567 Santa Monica Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Santa Monica/Wilcox (4, 156/656)

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
“Departures” at NoHo Arts Center
In DEPARTURES, fifteen travelers find their life stories entwined in this humorous and touching story.  From a runaway bride in her wedding dress with an extraordinary case of cold feet to a grandfather determined to bring his young grandson home from Iraq; these characters share their dreams, their fears and their secrets with each other as each one takes the defining journey of their life.  At turns comical and moving, hopeful and nostalgic, DEPARTURES blends the voices of an eclectic group of eight writers into a tapestry of lives at their most daring moment – the moment of leaping into thin air, and letting Faith give you wings.
Website: http://www.thenohoartscenter.com/
When: 8pm
Price: $25 (Show your Metro Pass, Metro Rail Ticket or TAP Card at the box office and receive 25% off)
Where: 11136 Magnolia Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line North Hollywood Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Orange Line North Hollywood Station, Magnolia/Lankershim (152/353, 156/656, 183, 224)

Charles Phoenix: Los Angelesland
Showman, author and humorist Charles Phoenix presents a fun-filled tour of the city’s many “lands” including Downtown and Boyle Heights – all new, and created especially for Grand Performances!
Website: http://www.grandperformances.org/
When: 8:30pm
Price: FREE
Where: 350 S. Grand Ave
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Grand/3rd (14/37, 70, 71, 76, 78/79/378, 96, 442, 485, 487/489, 770, Metro Silver Line)

Novlima at MacArthur Park
Open lawn seating and music from around the world reflecting the diversity of Los Angeles.
Website: http://www.levittla.org/
When: 7pm
Price: FREE
Where: MacArthur Park
Nearby Metro  Rail: Red/Purple Line Westlake/MacArthur Park Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Alvarado/6th (18, 200, 603) Alvarado/7th (26/51/52/352, 200, 603) Alvarado/Wilshire (20, 200, 720)

More weekend events, after the jump

Sounds of Summer at Norton Simon Museum
Celebrate the summer solstice with a concert in the Museum’s garden featuring the light, airy sounds of flute and strings performing works by Antonio Vivaldi, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and prolific American composer Alan Hovhaness.
Website: http://www.nortonsimon.org/
When: 7-8pm
Price: $10
Where: Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail
: Gold Line Memorial Park Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: Colorado/Orange Grove (180/181, 780, 256)

John Carpenter in person at the Egyptian Theatre w/ Big Trouble in Little China screening
Kurt Russell plays a cocky truck driver who finds himself battling ancient Chinese warlords and hideous demons to save feisty Kim Cattrall (“Sex and the City”). A great guilty pleasure in the tradition of 1930s serials, and a personal favorite of the director. Discussion following with John Carpenter moderated by Geoff Boucher of The Los Angeles Times.
Website: http://americancinematheque.com/
When: 7:30pm
Price: $11
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)

Rooney at El Rey
Rooney is Robert Schwartzman (vocals / guitar), Taylor Locke (guitar / vocals), Ned Brower (drums / vocals), Louie Stephens (keyboard / vocals) and Matthew Winter (bass).
Websitehttp://www.theelrey.com/
When: 9pm
Price: $20
Where: El Rey, 5515 Wilshire Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus StopsWilshire/La Brea (20, 212/312, 720)

Grease Sing-A-Long at The Hollywood Bowl
Back by popular demand, this fun-filled sing-along features a pre-show costume parade and screening of the beloved film on the Bowl’s giant screen. Grease is the word!
Website: http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/
When: 8:30pm
Price: $22-$73
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)

Alicia Keys at the Pantages Theatre
Singer, songwriter and producer Alicia Keys will commemorate the 10th Anniversary of her monumental debut album, songs in A minor, by performing a special concert for her fans.
Website: http://www.broadwayla.org/
When: 8pm
Price:
$29-$150
Where: Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd.
Nearby Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsHollywood/Vine (210, 212/312, 222, 217, 780)

National Ballet of Cuba at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Combining classical romanticism with a Latin boldness, Ballet Nacional de Cuba is one of the most prestigious ballet companies performing today. The company will present the classic DON QUIXOTE featuring the fearless strength of its dancers and Alicia Alonso’s inventive choreography accompanied by the LA Opera Orchestra.
Website: http://www.musiccenter.org/
When: Various performances, all weekend
Price:
$30-$120
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)

Saturday, June 25

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
Leimert Park Village Book Fair

The Leimert Park Village Book Fair is the pre-eminent African American literary community event in LA and showcases more than 100 authors, celebrity guest speakers and poets.
Website: http://www.leimertparkbookfair.com/
When: 10am-6pm
Price: FREE (Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the entrance and receive free poster)
Where: Leimert Park Village, 4300 Degnan Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: 43rd/Degnan (40/42) Crenshaw/Vernon (40/42, 210, 705, 710, 740) Crenshaw/43rd (40/42, 105, 210)

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
NoHo Rockin’ Food Truck Fest

This one-day festival will feature 15 of LA’s finest gourmet food trucks, live music, performances from local NoHo XMA Martial Arts, 40 art and craft vendors, and more than 50 raffle prizes from local NoHo merchants. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Hope for Paws, a local dog rescue organization that will also be at the event with some wonderful dogs looking for homes.
Website: http://nohofoodtruckfest.com
When: 11am-7pm
Price: $5 (Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the entrance and save $1 off admission)
Where: 11458 Burbank Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line North Hollywood Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Orange Line North Hollywood Station, Lankershim/Burbank (154, 224)

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
Long Beach Bayou and Blues Festival
This year’s festival will showcase the culture of New Orleans and Louisana with music and food.
Website: http://longbeachfestival.com
When: 11am-9pm Saturday, 11am-8pm Sunday
Price: $30 (Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card and receive $5 off admission.)
Where: Rainbow Lagoon Park
Nearby Metro Rail
: Blue Line 1st Street Station

KCRW/One Colorado – Summer Nights
Experience the KCRW music you love in the One Colorado Courtyard, designed in the tradition of European town squares. Seating is open – please feel free to come early and get a drink at the bar. There are plenty of places to eat nearby, so bring a friend and make a night out of it!
Website: http://www.kcrw.com/events/summer-nights-2011
When: 7:30-9:30pm
Price: FREE
Where: One Colorado, 24 E. Union St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Memorial Park Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Colorado/Fair Oaks (180/181, 260, 762, 780)

Frugal Festival Food
LA’s hippest and tastiest one-day gathering of consumers hungry to save money on the most basic expense of all – food. Guests will swarm free tastings from local restaurants, learn how to coupon, see how a solar oven works, and more!
Website: http://frugalfestival.wordpress.com/
When: 11am-2pm
Price: $5-$10
Where: Canoga Park High School, 6850 Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Orange Line Canoga Station, Vanowen/Topanga Canyon (150/240, 165, 245/244)

Outdoor Cinema Food Fest at Exposition Park
Watch “The Terminator” on a massive outdoor movie screen with food trucks!
Website: http://www.outdoorcinemafoodfest.com/
When: 5:30pm
Price: $10
Where: Exposition Park
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Martin Luther King Jr/Hoover (40, 42), Martin Luther King Jr/Figueroa (81, 200), Martin Luther King Jr/Vermont (204, 740, 754), Vermont/Exposition (102, 204, 550, 754), Figueroa/Exposition (1o2, 442, 445, Silver Line)

Gold Cup Championship
United States vs. Mexico. The teams will go head-to-head and the champions will get the chance to compete in the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup soccer tournament held in Brazil.
Website: http://www.goldcup.org
When: 6pm
Where: Rose Bowl
Nearby Metro Rail: Take the Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station.  Walk 3 blocks west on Holly Street to the Rose Bowl Shuttle pick-up location on the west side of the Parsons Corporation parking lot.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Colorado/Fair Oaks (180/181*, 260*, 762, 780), Fair Oaks/Green (686/687), Walnut/Fair Oaks (267), Raymond/Green (256)

Sunday, June 26

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
L.A. Taco & Music Festival
This day-long free event will feature some of Boyle Heights and East LA’s tastiest taco vendors, local and professional music performances, arts and crafts, as well as activities for the whole family!
Website: http://www.jovenesinc.org/
When: 12-7pm
Price: FREE (Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the Jovenes Inc. booth and receive a free beverage.)
Where: Mariachi Plaza
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Mariachi Plaza/Boyle Heights Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: 1st/Boyle (30, 620)

Self Help Graphics Annual Print Fair and Exhibition
A highly anticipated one-day only opportunity for collectors and art lovers to acquire new, limited edition, fine art prints created by artists at SHG between 2010-2011, including one of a kind monoprints, etchings, woodblock prints, and linocuts.
Website: http://selfhelpgraphics.com/
When: 12pm
Price: FREE
Where: 1300 E. First St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Pico/Aliso Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: 1st/Utah (30)

Dole Foods California Cook-off at The Grove
Join the three finalists whose original recipes were chosen from entries across the country as they face off live at The Park to win $2500.
Website: http://www.thegrovela.com/
When: 11am-3pm
Price: FREE
Where: The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Fairfax/3rd (16/316, 217, 218, 780)

Family Day at Pasadena Museum of California Art
Come participate in fun art projects for the whole family based on our current exhibitions: Clayton Brothers: Inside Out; Street Cred: Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas; Getting Upper: Graphic Designers and Artists Reconsider the Alphabet. All ages are welcome!
Website: http://pmcaonline.org/
When: 3-5pm
Price: $7
Where: Pasadena Museum of California Art, 490 East Union Street
Nearby Metro Rail
: Gold Line Memorial Park Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Los Robles/Union (264/267, 686/687), Colorado/Oakland (180/181, 256, 686/687)

James Benning’s RR at the Egyptian Theatre
Transit and avante-garde film nerds: Benning’s last 16mm film, consisting of 43 static shots of trains crossing through the frame, in locations throughout the United States.  The shot duration is determined by the time it takes the train to pass through the frame.
Website: http://americancinematheque.com/
When: 7:30pm
Price: $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)

Castle Green Summer Tour
Among Pasadena’s many claims to fame is the beautiful, and to some, mysterious, Castle Green, built in 1898 as an annex to the resort Hotel Green. Now privately owned apartments, the building will be open for its annual Summer Tour on Sunday afternoon
Website: http://www.castlegreen.com/
When: 1-5pm
Price: $20
Where: 99 South Raymond Ave
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Del Mar Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: Fair Oaks/Green (260, 687/686) Raymond/Green (177, 256, 687/686)

Yellow Magic Orchestra and Cibo Matto at The Hollywood Bowl
The biggest names in Japanese pop music gather for this once-in-a-lifetime concert spanning genres and generations. Electro-pop pioneers YMO return for their first L.A. show since 1979, plus a Cibo Matto reunion, rare U.S. appearances by Buffalo Daughter and DJ Towa Tei, traditional kabuki-style dance, taiko drumming, visuals, and more!
Website: http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/
When: 7pm
Price: $31-$38
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)

3 replies

    • Thanks for catching that dead link Poppy. Fixed!

      Also, I had the incorrect Destination Discount for the book fair – it’s not $1 off admission (the event is free). Metro riders receive a free limited edition poster when they show their TAP cards.

      Fred Camino
      Contributor, The Source

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  1. Lots of great information! I noticed it was posted on 6/24. In the future can you post the info maybe by Wednesday? That way people can plan there weekend in advance. Again, thanks for the info!

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