Go Metro Weekends, Mar. 6 – 8


The Avalon presents Pegboard Nerds and their unique mix of dubstep, glitch-hop and drumstep at 9:30 p.m. for a $20 cover. Ok, so we’re not certain what “glitch-hop” is, but we know LA Weekly says the night is for “clubgoers who come to dance,” and that’s really all we need… (Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Vine Station.)

Conversely, celebrate the opening of the 29th-annual open-call group show at La Luz de Jesus. The infamous low-brow gallery continually shows some of the biggest names in post-illustration, pop surrealism and innovative mixed media, as well as great works by up-and-coming artists. Event lasts from 8 to 11 p.m. and is free to attend. Pickup some sweet souvenirs at Wacko while you’re there. (Metro Red Line to Vermont/Sunset Station.)


Discover the history of Old Pasadena with The Pasadena Heritage Society, which leads walking tours of the neighborhood every first Saturday. This month’s tour meets at 9 a.m. at a location disclosed after admission is purchased. Tickets are $15. (Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station.)

If you’re headed to the Holi Festival of Color this weekend, Metro Green Line Norwalk Station is a short Lyft or Uber ride away from the Excelsior High School Grounds.

Celebrate International Women’s Day at “Viva La Muxer,” an evening of art, food and entertainment featuring an all-woman lineup of musicians, artists and pop-up shops. The Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach hosts from 6 to 10 p.m. Ticket prices vary. (Metro Blue Line to 5th Street Station, then walk about 12 minutes east on 6th Street and north on Alamitos Avenue, or hop on various Long Beach Transit buses to 7th/Alamitos.)


Calling all foodies! LA Weekly’s annual event, “The Essentials,” returns to the California Market Center from 2 to 5 p.m. Enjoy great views of downtown L.A while sampling nibbles from 55 of the city’s hottest eateries, including Pot, ink., Mozza, Guelaguetza, Providence, Sqirl, Petit Trois, Kogi, Bestia, Animal, Melisse and Spago. Tickets range from $65 to $95. (Metro Red/Purple Line to 7th Street/Metro Center or Blue/Expo Line to Pico Station. Both stations are about a 10-minute walk from CMC.)

All Weekend

Paley Fest kicks off this Saturday and Sunday, with all panels, screenings and TV celebrity appearances happening at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Tickets/festival pass prices vary. (Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Highland Station.)

If you plan on taking advantage of Old Pasadena’s “Get Happy” promotions over the next two weeks, go Metro for an easy, safe trip home.

Finally, don’t forget it’s time to roll forward your clock this Sunday, March 8 at 2 a.m. for Daylight Saving Time! Also, be sure to mark your calendars for an extra-special, extra-hilarious Metro Presents event happening next Friday in the Union Station Historic Ticketing Hall. Vintage/kitsch expert and funnyman Charles Phoenix will present “Downtown Los Angelesland,” a free, live slideshow performance (of the kind he’s famous for) devoted to DTLA.