Make dad proud this Father’s Day weekend by going Metro to any, or – if your dad is an alpha male – all of these great L.A. events. Try this itinerary on for size: tonight, take in a flick at the L.A. Film Festival or head over to Opening Night at The Hollywood Bowl. On Saturday there’s the free music festival Make Music Pasadena, easily accessible by the Gold Line. Or head to Long Beach on the Blue Line with dad and enjoy the Urban Ocean Festival at The Aquarium of the Pacific. On Sunday take dad to a Free Cumbia Concert at MacArthur Park or hop on the Red Line to Hollywood for a special Father’s Day Egyptian Theatre Historic Tour. Dad will be so proud of your ability to save money, bypass traffic and help the environment.
All events are subject to change or may be 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, June 17
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Los Angeles Film Festival
The festival provides access to outdoor screenings and star-studded galas, one-of-a-kind panels and signature events with the most critically-acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals and emerging talent from around the world.
When: Various times, all weekend
Price: $13/screening (Show your Metro Pass, Metro Rail Ticket or TAP Card at the box office and receive $2 off)
Where: Regal Cinemas at L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Pico Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Figueroa/Olympic (28, 81, 439, 728, Silver Line)
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“Departures” at NoHo Arts Center
In DEPARTURES, fifteen travelers find their life stories entwined in this humorous and touching story. From a runaway bride in her wedding dress with an extraordinary case of cold feet to a grandfather determined to bring his young grandson home from Iraq; these characters share their dreams, their fears and their secrets with each other as each one takes the defining journey of their life. At turns comical and moving, hopeful and nostalgic, DEPARTURES blends the voices of an eclectic group of eight writers into a tapestry of lives at their most daring moment – the moment of leaping into thin air, and letting Faith give you wings.
Price: $25 (Show your Metro Pass, Metro Rail Ticket or TAP Card at the box office and receive 25% off)
Where: 11136 Magnolia Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line North Hollywood Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Orange Line North Hollywood Station, Magnolia/Lankershim (152/353, 156/656, 183, 224)
Dance Downtown – Lindy Hop/Swing
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)
Insect Ensemble at Hammer Museum
Performers will be scattered around the Hammer terraces making insect noises with hand percussion and mouth sounds.
Where: Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Wilshire/Westwood (20, 233, 720, 761)
Other Operators: Wilshire/Westwood (Big Blue Bus 2, 3, Culver City 6)
Opening Night at The Hollywood Bowl
One of the most anticipated highlights of the season! This star-studded evening features performances by 2011 Hall of Fame inductees Harry Connick, Jr. and Gloria Estefan, plus an exclusive live sneak preview of Cirque du Soleil’s first Hollywood production, Iris
Where: The Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Avenue
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station (Transfer to Bowl Shuttle), Red Line Universal City Station (Transfer to Bowl Shuttle)
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