Now that Culver City Station is open, take the Expo Line to The Jazz Bakery, currently holding court at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Go enjoy some amazing, innovative jazz. Friday’s performance stars Mary Stallings while Saturday features Dori Caymmi. General admission tickets are $30 and $25 respectively. Both shows start at 8 p.m. (Metro Expo Line to Culver City Station, walk about 15 minutes southwest on Washington or transfer to Culver City Bus 1.)
Grand Performances are back at the California Plaza and kicks off with some dirty dancing this Friday. Dance along to the cult classic film at this free event. Pre-show salsa lessons start at 7:45 p.m. and professional dancers will be performing on stage as well. Don’t miss the special appearance by Kenny Ortega, the original choreographer of Dirty Dancing. Take Metro to Grand Performances and receive a free fountain drink from Starry Kitchen or Johnnie’s NY Pizza. (Metro Red or Purple Line to Pershing Square Station, Angels Flight to the top of Bunker Hill, Metro Bus 14 to Grand/3rd.)
The Look East: Korean Film Festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Check their schedule of events for screening times. On Saturday at 1 p.m. Byung-hun Lee and Sung-ki Ahn will become the first Asian actors to cast their hand and footprints outside of the theatre. Go Metro to the film fest and get 15% off tickets. (Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Highland Station, Metro Bus 212 to Hollywood/Orange.)
And for a peaceful start to your weekend, check out this gorgeous video showing the various forms of transit in Tokyo by Pat Leezy.