Go Metro Weekends, Jan 19 – 21

Back Beat: The Birth of the Beatles begins its run at the Ahmanson Theatre this Sunday, January 20 with shows at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Go Metro and receive an exclusive discount. Just show your valid TAP card and mention RINGO at the box office or use the promo code RINGO* when purchasing tickets online for $49/$59/$69 tickets (regularly $60-$90). The offer is good for select performances through February 3. (Metro Red or Purple Line to Civic Center Station, Metro Bus 4 to Temple/Grand)

The Link – Baldwin Hills Parklands Shuttle is offering free rides for Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend (Jan 19 – 21). The Link runs a 20-minute loop from the La Cienega/Jefferson Expo Line Station to the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook and Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The weather is supposed to be pretty nice this weekend, so take advantage of the free shuttle rides, go out and enjoy some of the best views in Los Angeles. (Metro Rapid 705 and Culver City Bus 4 also drop off near La Cienega/Jefferson)

The NHL is back, and those of you heading to the Kings’ home opener on Saturday can also hit up the outdoor ice rink at LA LIVE. The L.A. Kings Ice reopened to celebrate the end of the lock out and will stick around until February 4. The rink is open from 3 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $13 and includes skate rental. (Metro Blue or Expo Line to Pico Station, Metro Silver Line to Figueroa/12th)