Go Metro Weekends, May 4-6

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Head to the Natural History Museum this Friday night for this month’s First Friday. The museum will stay open until 10 p.m. and offer a program of scientific discussion, a behind-the-scenes tour and live music. Tours this Friday start at 5 p.m. and feature “Lovely Bugs,” and the discussion at 6:30 p.m. covers the wicked and ferocious bugs at the other end of the spectrum. Performances begin at 8 p.m. and there will also be DJs in the African Mammals Hall. Tickets for concert and admission are currently sold out, but a limited number will be available at the door. Museum admission only, which includes the guided tour, discussion and access to the DJ Lounge, costs $5-$12 and can be purchased in advance online. (Metro Expo Line to Expo/Vermont Station, Metro Bus 550 to Exposition/Vermont.)

If you’re a fan of the show “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” (raise your hand if you’re a brony!) then you don’t want to miss the MY LITTLE PONY Project 2012. The launch of the pony exhibition at Toy Art Gallery is Saturday, May 5 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Join the party and check out the customized 18-inch vinyl pony figures created by notable artists such as Mark Mothersbaugh and 6%DOKIDOKI. Other limited edition collectibles will also be available for purchase. Music at the event will be provided by Dim Mak and 10% of all sales will go to a children’s charity. (Metro Bus 10/48 to Melrose/Gardner, walk a block and a half west on Melrose.)

If you’re still wondering how to get around Los Angeles without a car, go to Last Bookstore this Sunday to find out. City/transit planner Nathan Landau, the author of Car Free Los Angeles and Southern California, will be there from 3-5 p.m. There will be a short reading followed by an “urban adventure,” touring the city on foot and by public transit. And what better way to attend the event than by going Metro? (Metro Red Line to Pershing Square Station, exit Pershing and two blocks east on 5th Street. Metro Bus 16 to 5th/Spring.)

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  1. Also important to note:

    The NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship is being played at the Galen Center (Expo Line Jefferson/USC Station) on Saturday.

    LA’s USC Trojans will face UC Irvine for the championship at 7pm.

  2. Thanks for noting these! If you know of upcoming events that are Metro-able, please feel free to share and I can include them in future posts. (National Train Day is already on the docket for next week!)