Go Metro Weekends, Nov 21 – 23

Mel's Drive-in on Ventura Boulevard. Photo by Chris Yarzab via Flickr/CC.

Mel’s Drive-in on Ventura Boulevard. Photo by Chris Yarzab via Flickr/CC.


Usher–who needs no introduction– brings his latest tour, The UR Experience, to the Staples Center this Friday night, with a set-list that includes smash hits as well as new tracks off his forthcoming, eighth studio album. The show starts at 8 p.m. and ticket prices vary. (Metro Blue/Expo Line to Pico Station or Metro Red Line to 7th Street/Metro Center then walk 10 minutes southwest on Flower Street.)


Who says nobody walks in L.A.? This Saturday, The Great Los Angeles Walk 2014 will be exploring The Valley by way of Ventura Boulevard. Meet at 9 a.m. in Warner Ranch Park, or join the 17.1-mile walk through Woodland Hills, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Universal City and NoHo wherever you want. It’s healthy, social, informative and free to participate! (For Warner Ranch Park: take Metro Orange Line to Warner Center Station.)

Back in July, Grand Park broke ground on a new children’s play area. Now the project is finally complete, and the park is celebrating from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. with a ribbon cutting, snacks and of course, plenty of time for kids and parents to check out the new playground. (Metro Gold Line to Little Tokyo/Arts District or Metro Red/Purple Line to Civic Center/Grand Park.)

You’ve seen our critically-acclaimed Vine series on The Ultimate Rivalry guest-starring Metro CEO Art Leahy, but this is just another small reminder that whether you’re a Trojan or a Bruin, Metro is a great option for getting to the Rose Bowl. proxy

If you’re not so much the football/school spirit type, you may be happy to know that Peter Hook, founding member of Joy Division and former bassist for New Order, is playing with his new band at the Fonda Theatre this Saturday at 8 p.m. Peter Hook & the Light will perform New Order’s Low Life and Brotherhood albums in their entirety, preceded by an opening set of Joy Division material. Tickets are $26. (Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Vine Station.)


The Lakers take on Denver at the Staples Center at 6:30 p.m. Ticket prices vary. (Metro Blue/Expo Line to Pico Station or Metro Red Line to 7th Street/Metro Center then walk 10 minutes southwest on Flower Street.)

All Weekend

The California African American Museum recently opened Lookin’ Back in Front of Me, an exhibition of works by Mark Steven Greenfield, who is widely known in the California art community for his tenures as Director of the Watts Towers Arts Center and of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery. The artist’s interests range from the Science of Creative Intelligence, figurative work inspired by Sun Ra and Parliament Funkadelic, the artistic renaissance of L.A.’s Crenshaw community, gang culture, genealogy, and more recently, African American stereotypes and the re-contextualization of American appropriations of African spiritual practices. CAAM is open Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

The Egyptian Theatre presents a weekend of Argentinian New Cinema. The annual event always draws large crowds from both the local Argentine community and foreign-language film fans, and the 13th installment promises to be no different, with an impressive lineup including several Los Angeles premieres and Refugiado, a 2014 Cannes Film Selection. Tickets are $11 general admission, $9 seniors/students. (Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Highland Station, Metro Rapid 780 or Bus 156/656 to Hollywood/Highland, or Bus 212/312, 217, or 222 to Hollywood/Las Palmas.)

And that’s all folks! Wherever you’re going this weekend, here are some resources to help you get where you’re going with Metro:

Metro trip planner

Google Maps transit directions

All Metro bus and rail maps and timetables

Metro system map

Metro Rail and transitway interactive map

Fares and TAP card info

How to Ride

Nextrip real-time bus and train arrival information

2 replies

    • Hi Thomas,

      Thank you, you’re absolutely right. I’ve been to The Fonda via Red Line multiple times too, so the only defense I can think of is I was overly excited by the prospect of Peter Hook! Have a great weekend, and thanks for reading.

      Lily Allen

      Writer, The Source