Go Metro Weekends, Jan 23 – 25

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Like most of us Angelenos, this L.A. Zoo tiger is not quite sure what to make of the snow… image via the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens Facebook page.

 

Friday

Join Les Lutins du Court-métrage (The Elves of Short Film) for a presentation of The Best French Short Films of 2014 at Le Lycee Francais of Los Angeles. All films will have English subtitles and in keeping with any good French fête, there will be complimentary wine and cheese at intermission! The event starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Raymond Kabbaz Theatre; tickets are $15 general admission or $10 for students. (Big Blue Bus 3 to Beverly Glen/Pico or 7 to Pico and Kerwood.)

Saturday

The East L.A. Latin Flavors Tour is perfect for foodies and urban explorers alike. Hear stories of courageous spirit, community and family from local merchants, and sample time-honored recipes at L.A.’s first tortilleria, a nationally-renowned tamale restaurant, a family bakery known for their Tres Leches Cake, and more. Meet at 9 a.m. near the Gold Line Indiana Station. The exact location will be divulged upon purchase of your ticket, which is $75 all-inclusive. Get $4 off with a special online discount for TAP card holders.

The next Metro/C.I.C.L.E. sponsored “Love your Neighborhood Ride” takes place at 12 p.m. in the Northeast San Fernando Valley. The ride is free, family-friendly, leisurely-paced and supported by trained Ride Leaders and an EMT. All the details here. (Bus 90 or 233 to Foothill/Terra Bella.)

Who played Bond best: Sean Connery or Roger Moore? The debate continues this Saturday at the James Bond double feature at the Egyptian Theatre! See two flicks–Diamonds are Forever and The Man with the Golden Gun–on the big screen for $11. The first film starts at 7:30 p.m. (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.)

Headed to Calibash at the Staples Center? Consider going Metro for a traffic-free trip and an extra $10-30 dollars in your pocket that otherwise would have gone to parking! (Metro Blue or Expo Line to Pico Station or Metro Red/Purple Line to 7th Street/Metro Center and walk 10 minutes south on Flower Street.)

Sunday

“Man-Made,” the Craft and Folk Art Museum’s latest exhibit about contemporary male quilters, opens today through May 3. CAFAM weekend hours are 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. and admission is $7 or pay-as-you-will on Sundays. (Metro Bus 20 to Wilshire/Curson (EB) or Wilshire/Masselin (WB).)

Cookie Con is on at the Pasadena Convention Center, and in the words of Liz Lemon, “I want to go to there!” The “biggest West Coast convention for bakers, sweet tooths, pastry lovers and food-TV fans” includes celebrity guests, workshops, demos, tastings and more! Admission is $21. (Metro Gold Line to Del Mar Station then walk 10 minutes north on Raymond Avenue and east on Green Street.)

The Topanga Vintage Market occurs every fourth Sunday at Pierce College, and this Jan 25 will be a special Valentine’s Day iteration–a great opportunity if you’ve got a vintage-loving sweetie. The market draws over 170 antique and vintage vendors, artists, artisans and food trucks to fuel the bargain-hunting. The market is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and admission is $3. (Metro Orange Line to Pierce College or De Soto Station (enter on Mason Avenue).)

All Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday are Snow Days at the L.A. Zoo, which means wintery habitats for the bears, tigers, takins and markhors as well as sledding and ice carving for humans! All Snow Day activities are included in a general admission ticket. The zoo is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. over the weekend. (Metro Bus 96 to Zoo/Western Heritage Way.)

The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble performs Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna Christie beginning this Saturday through March 8. The cast includes Jeff Perry (Scandal) and his daughter Zoe Perry as father and daughter Chris and Anna Christopherson, plus Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy). Tickets are $25; see theatre website for showtimes. (Metro Rapid 704 to Santa Monica/Sepulveda then walk 10 minutes south on Sepulveda to Mississippi Avenue.)