Go Metro Weekends – Thanksgiving Edition

Go Metro Weekends is The Source’s weekly guide to having a great weekend in L.A. without a car. All events are easily accessible (within a half mile walk) by Metro bus and rail lines, and we make sure any night time events listed are served by Metro’s owl service (unless otherwise noted). Have an event you’d like us to include? Shoot us an email at thesource@metro.net. Time and space constraints limit us from listing every accessible event in this city, but this curated list represents what we think is cool and easy to get to.

The long awaited Thanksgiving weekend is here, and while Metro buses and trains will be on holiday schedules on Thursday, things return to normal on Friday. If you’re in town, this is a great chance to take some Metro adventures and explore L.A. without a car.

Thursday, November 26th

Gobble Gobble Give 2009
Celebrate Thanksgiving with the community and join in this volunteer effort to feed the homeless.
Website: //gobblegobblegive.org/
Type: Community Event
When: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Price:
Free
Where
: The Echo, 1822 W Sunset Blvd
Metro Access Map:


View Metro Acccess: The Echo in a larger map

To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

Pasadena Thanksgiving Dinner-in-the-Park
Celebrate Thanksgiving with the community and join in this volunteer effort to feed the homeless.
Website: //www.unionstationhs.org/dinners_in_the_park.html
Type: Community Event
When: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Price:
Free
Where
: Pasadena Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Ave.
Metro Access Map:


View Metro Access: Pasadena Central Park in a larger map

To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

Friday, November 27th

So.Ca.Ta. Day-After-Thanksgiving Metrolink Tour
Join transit advocates on a tour of the Los Angeles region’s commuter rail system, on a day when most commuters have the day off.
Website: //la.streetsblog.org/2009/11/23/the-week-in-livable-streets-events-explore-metrolink-with-so-ca-ta/
Type: Transit Advocacy
When: 7:30 a.m.
Price:
$7.25
Where:
Union Station
Metro Access Map:


View Metro Access: Union Station in a larger map

To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

Rooney with Tally Hall, The Crash Kings
The poppy SoCal rockers are back.
Website: //www.ticketmaster.com/event/09004347B05CB6E0?brand=goldenvoice
Type: Music
When: 7:30 p.m.
Price:
$20.50
Where:
El Rey, 5515 Wilshire Blvd.
Metro Access Map:

View Metro Access: El Rey Theater in a larger map

To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

Lawrence of Arabia in 70mm
Your chance to see the classic epic movie on the big screen.
Website: //www.fandango.com/egyptiantheatre_aaofx/theaterpage?date=11/27/2009
Type: Film
When: 7:30 p.m.
Price:
$10
Where:
Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Metro Access Map:

View Metro Access: Egyptian Theater in a larger map

To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

Saturday, November 28th

Giving Thanks
A holiday concert featuring artists from the World Festival of Sacred Music-Los Angeles
Website: //www.jaccc.org/
Type: Music
When: 8:00 p.m.
Price: $25
Where: Japanese American Cultural Center, 244 S. San Pedro St.
Metro Access Map:

View Metro Access: Japanese American Cultural Center in a larger map

To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

Peaches with Amanda Blank
Peaches brings her electro style to The Wiltern.
Website: //www.livenation.com/venue/the-wiltern-tickets
Type: Music
When: 8:00 p.m.
Price: $25 – $30
Where: The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Blvd.
Metro Access Map:

View Metro Access: The Wiltern Theater in a larger map

To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

Sunday, November 29th

The Hollywood Christmas Parade 2009
Ring in the Holiday season with this annual parade in the heart of Hollywood.
Website: //www.thehollywoodchristmasparade.com/
Type: Parade
When: 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Where: Hollywood Blvd. and Sunset Blvd. between Orange and Vine.
Metro Access Map:

View Metro Access: Hollywood Christmas Parade in a larger map

To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

A Christmas Carol
The holiday classic performed in the NoHo Theater District.
Website: //www.thegrouprep.com/
Type: Theater
When: 2:00 p.m. Matinee, 7:30 p.m. Evening
Price: $22
Where: Lonny Chapman Theater, 10900 Burband Blvd.
Metro Access Map:

View Metro Access: Lonny Chapman Theater in a larger map

To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.