Go Metro Weekends, Feb. 6 – 8


“Fruit Loop Necklace” by Mykl Roventine


Culver City chocolatier ChocoVivo is hosting a tasting where you can sample chocolates produced in the 2000-year-old manner of the Mayans and Aztecs. Between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., guests pay $25 for six chocolates and three 21+ drink pairings. (Metro Bus 33 or Rapid 733 to Venice/Centinela and walk 12 minutes south on Centinela, or Culver City Bus 1 or Big Blue Bus 14 to Washington/Centinela.)

Syrup Loft wants to add some humor (…or is it humiliation?) to your Valentine’s week with The Tinder Games, a night for guest comedians to discuss, troll and advise the Tinder profiles of brave volunteers. The laughs begin at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10. (Metro Red/Purple Line to 7th Street/Metro Center or Blue/Expo Line to Pico Station.)


If you’re a firm believer that you’re never too old for Saturday morning cartoons, Cinefamily is on your side. Starting at 11:30 a.m., enjoy a lineup of mystery-themed cartoons on the big screen including Inspector Gadget, Scooby-Doo, The Rescue Rangers and more! Tickets are $12 for adults and free for children under 14. Did we mention pajamas are encouraged and there’s a complimentary cereal bar, too? (Metro Bus 10/48, 217, 218 or Rapid 780 to Melrose/Fairfax.)

February is the month of romantic love, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about the love for earth and fellow human beings. So why not hop aboard the Do Good Bus? The organization offers rides for business groups, parties and other occasions, but its monthly Do Good Bus Community Ride is for everyone. Meet at the Expo Line Culver City Station parking lot at 10 a.m. to be transported to a charity that changes with every ride. This month’s hint is “Good Earth”– an environmental cause. Tickets are $35. (Metro Expo Line to Culver City Station.)

SoCal native and never-aging Gwen Stefani rocks the Orpheum Theatre at 8 p.m. If you’ll be in attendance, consider going Metro to the show. The Red/Purple Line 7th Street/Metro Center Station or Blue/Expo Line Pico Station are both about a 10 minute walk from the theatre.

Dirt Laundry Lit & PEN Center USA present “Open,” the latest event of the non-profit reading series L.A. Weekly calls “a raucous, all-inclusive party.” This time around, the Virgil hosts at 7 p.m. Admission is $7. (Metro Red Line to Vermont/Santa Monica Station.)

All Weekend

The 23rd-Annual Pan African Film Festival is taking place this Feb. 5-16 at the Rave 15 Cinemas in Baldwin Hills Crenshaw. Ticket prices vary. For a full schedule, click here. (Metro Bus 40 or 105 to Martin Luther King Jr/Crenshaw.)

Monterey Park is getting a head start on Lunar New Year celebrations with their famous neighborhood festival! The event takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Garvey Avenue between Ramona and Alhambra Avenues. Enjoy unique food and gift vendors, carnival rides and lots of live entertainment, including the traditional New Year dragon dancers and firecrackers to kick off the festival Saturday morning. Admission is free. (Metro Bus 70 or 770 to Garvey/Atlantic or 260 or 762 to Garvey/Atlantic.) *Please note the following bus detours in affect during the festival.