Go Metro Weekends, April 9th – April 11th

Another weekend, another load of Metro accessible stuff to do. Check out Streetsblog L.A.’s fundraiser this Friday and help out a great blog while meeting some people who care about improving transportation in L.A. On Saturday celebrate Japanese culture in Little Tokyo with the return of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Sunday is L.A. Heritage Day – a chance to celebrate the history of a city that many people claim has none. People also claim L.A. has no public transportation, but you can easily get to L.A. Heritage Day on the Gold Line. 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, April 9th

Streetsblog Los Angeles Fundraiser

Flier by Joe Linton with Colleen Corcoran.

Streetsblog Los Angeles Fundraiser
Party with livable streets advocates to help fund L.A.’s premiere livable streets blog.
Website: //la.streetsblog.org/2010/04/08/one-last-reminder-first-fundraiser-tomorrow-night-at-the-eco-village/
Type: Party
When: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Price:
$25 suggested donation
Where
: Eco-Village, 117 Bimini Pl
Nearby Rail: Red Line Vermont/Beverly Station

Friday Night Sessions @ California Plaza
Featuring the bands Franklin Music School, The Ross Sea Party, Facts on File and The French Semester.
Website: //lafreebee.com/fridaynightsessions/
Type: Music
When: 7:00 p.m.
Price:
FREE
Where
: California Plaza, 350 S. Grand Ave.
Nearby Rail
: Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station

Very Be Careful CD Release Party
Featuring the bands Franklin Music School, The Ross Sea Party, Facts on File and The French Semester.
Website: //www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=107424685947826&index=1
Type: Party
When: 9:00 p.m.
Price:
Free entry with $15 CD purchase
Where
: Club Monte Cristo, 3100 Wilshire Blvd
Nearby Rail
: Red/Purple Line Wilshire/Vermont Station

Opeth at The Wiltern
Swedish heavy metal.
Website: //www.livenation.com/edp/eventId/415973
Type: Music
When: 8:00 p.m.
Price:
$26.50 -$38.50
Where: The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Boulevard
Nearby Rail
: Purple Line Wilshire/Western Station

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

Saturday, April 10th

2010 Cherry Blossom Festival
Celebrate the cherry blossoms and Japanese culture in this all-weekend cultural event.
Website: //www.cherryblossomfestivalsocal.org/
Type: Cultural
When: Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Price:
FREE
Where: Little Tokyo
Nearby Rail
: Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station

Liars with Fol Chen at El Rey
Long time indie rockers return with a new album and a show at the El Rey.
Website: //www.theelrey.com/view-details.php?id=494
Type: Music
When: 8:00 p.m.
Price:
$17
Where: El Rey, 5515 Wilshire Blvd.
Nearby Rapid Bus
: 720

Sunday, April 11th

L.A. Heritage Day flier

Print this flier for free admission to L.A. Heritage Day.

Los Angeles Heritage Day
L.A. Heritage Day is an opportunity for people of all ages to learn about and enjoy the fascinating people, places and events that have shaped Southern California.
Website: //laheritage.blogspot.com/2010/01/la-heritage-day-flyer-details-free.html
Type: Cultural
When: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Price:
FREE with flier
Where: Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer St.
Nearby Rail
: Gold Line Heritage Square/Arroyo Station

Art + Design Open Market at One Colorado
Open Market is a rare opportunity to purchase exceptional contemporary art, sculpture, prints and photography by emerging and established artists from Art Center College of Design and Pasadena City College.
Website: //www.onecolorado.com/fun_artmarket.php
Type: Art
When: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Price:
FREE
Where: One Colorado, 1 E. Colorado Blvd.
Nearby Rail
: Gold Line Memorial Park Station