Treat mom to a car-free Mother’s Day weekend courtesy of Metro. There’s tons of great events this weekend, try this mom friendly itinerary: on Friday night take mom to Dance Downtown at the Music Center, on Saturday start the day in Hollywood with a Metro Art Tour then head to Union Station for National Train Day after which you can buy her some handcrafted gifts at Unique L.A. On Sunday make her feel like a classic Hollywood starlet with a tour of the Egyptian Theater and a viewing of Forever Hollywood.
All events are subject to change or maybe be sold out, please check with the venue before making plans. To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.
Friday, May 6
First Fridays at The Natural History Museum
A talk by Dr. Elizabeth Hadly, live music by Crystal Stilts and Moving Units.
Where: The Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Vermont/Exposition (102, 204, 550, 754), Figueroa/Exposition (102, 442, 445, Silver Line)
Dance Downtown – Cumbia
Two left feet? Learn how to dance and shake it, move it and groove it under the stars with live music/DJ and beginner dance lessons sprinkled throughout the evening. No experience necessary.
Where: L.A. Music Center, 135 North Grand Ave.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Temple/Grand (2/302, 4, 10/48, 92, 445)
Kes$ha at Hollywood Palladium
The Get $leazy Tour.
Where: Hollywood Palladium, 6215 W. Sunset Blvd.
Nearby Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Sunset/Vine (2/302, 210)
Ricky Martin at Nokia Theatre
When: 8pm, Friday and Saturday
Where: Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Pico Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Figueroa/Olympic (28, 81, 439, 728, Silver Line)
Shark Lagoon Nights at The Aquarium of the Pacific
Featuring live bands, plus touch bamboo sharks and see large sand-tiger sharks, including rays in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon.
Where: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Long Beach Transit Mall Station
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