Go Metro Weekends, March 12th – March 14th

Let Metro get you there this weekend.

Let Metro get you there this weekend.

We’ve listed a  lot of free events this weekend including indie music performances in downtown Los Angeles, spirited human rights discussions in East L.A. and the story of Chinese food in the West over at the Central Library. 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.

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

Friday, March 12th

Friday Night Sessions @ California Plaza
Featuring the bands Season, WonderGround, and The Terrapin
Website: //lafreebee.com/fridaynightsessions/
Type: Music
When: 7:30 p.m.
Price:
FREE
Where
: California Plaza, 350 S. Grand Ave.
Nearby Rail
: Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station

A Prayer for Juarez: Discussion on Human Trafficking
Part of a month long dedication and prayer to the women of Ciudad Juárez, this discussion deals with human trafficking. Followed by musical performance.
Website: //www.aprayerforjuarez.org/#/about/4538360947
Type: Lecture
When: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Price:
FREE
Where
: Casa 0101, 2102 E. First St.
Nearby Rail
: Gold Line Soto Station

Picasso: All Mixed Up
Art workshop where families can create their own Picasso inspired collages.
Website: //www.nortonsimon.org/
Type: Art
When: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Price:
$8 for museum admission
Where
: Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd.
Nearby Rail
: Gold Line Memorial Park Station
Nearby Rapid Bus
: 780

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Free live show at Amoeba Music.
Website: //www.amoeba.com/live-shows/performances/hollywood/2010-march-12/black-rebel-motorcycle-club-live-stream-/artist.html
Type: Music
When: 6:00 p.m.
Price:
FREE
Where
: Amoeba Music, 6400 W. Sunset Blvd.
Nearby Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station

The rest of the weekend’s Metro accessible events are after the jump.

Saturday, March 13th

Teen Night 2010 at MOCA
For one night a year, teens take over the museum for an extravaganza of art, music, and more.
Website: //www.moca.org/blasts/teen_night2010.html
Type: Art
When: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Price:
FREE
Where
: MOCA, 250 S. Grand Ave.
Nearby Rail
: Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station

A Prayer for Juarez: Poetry Readings, Book Readings, and Performances
Part of a month long dedication and prayer to the women of Ciudad Juárez.
Website: //www.aprayerforjuarez.org/#/about/4538360947
Type: Cultural
When: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Price:
FREE
Where
: Casa 0101, 2102 E. First St.
Nearby Rail
: Gold Line Soto Station

The History of Chinese Food in the American West
Culinary author Andrew Coe speaks about Chinese cuisine in the west. Maybe hop on the Gold Line to Chinatown after for some lunch?
Website: //events.lapl.org/viewEvent.cfm?eventID=48705
Type: Lecture
When: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Price:
FREE
Where
: Mark Taper Auditorium (Central Library), 630 W. 5th Street
Nearby Rail
: Red/Purple/Blue Line 7th Street Metro Center Station, Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station

Alice
An alternative to the Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland, check out this 1988 flick that mixes animation and live action.
Website: //www.downtownindependent.com/events/alice-1
Type: Film
When: 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Price:
$10
Where: Downtown Independent, 251 South Main Street
Nearby Rail
: Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station, Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station, Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station

Saturday, March 13th

Los Angeles St. Patrick’s Day Festival
Irish tradition meets California culture. A celebration of Irish traditions with dance, drinking and feasting.
Website: //www.stpattysfest.com/
Type: Cultural
When: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Price:
$75 pre-order, $155 day of event (price included all food and drink)
Where
: Taglyan Complex, 1201 N. Vine St.
Nearby Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station

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