Go Metro Weekends, April 23rd – April 25th

This weekend if filled with lots of great events – great bands performing Friday night, a book fair and L.A. D.I.Y. shopping event on Sunday and some great music and art on Sunday. 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 23rd

Norah Jones at the Orpheum Theatre
Jazz crooner Norah Jones performs in Downtown L.A.
Website: //www.laorpheum.com/calendar.html
When: 8:00 p.m.
Price:
$48 – $63
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 842 S. Broadway
Nearby Rail: Red/Purple/Blue Line 7th Street Metro Center Station

Hole at Henry Fonda Theater
90’s alternative rockers Hole are back with Courtney Love front and center.
Website: //www.ticketmaster.com/event/0900446BF162A0AC?artistid=741111&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60
When: 8:00 p.m.
Price:
$32.50
Where: The Music Box at the Henry Fonda, 6126 Hollywood Blvd.
Nearby Rail
: Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station

Ernie Andrews and band

LACMA jazz. Photo by Anika Malone via Flickr.

Free Friday Night Jazz at LACMA
Featuring the Alan Pasqua Quartet.
Website: //www.lacma.org/programs/fridaynightjazz.aspx
When: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Price:
FREE
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Nearby Rapid Bus
: 720, 780

More events, including a grilled cheese competition in Downtown L.A., Conan O’Brien performing in Universal City and the nation’s biggest Latino festival – after the jump.

Saturday, April 24th

Unique LA Design and Gift Show
Shop directly from over 300 local designers and artists at this independent design show. Also on Sunday.
Website: //uniquela.com/
Type: Shopping
When: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Price:
$10
Where
: California Market Center, 110 East 9th Street
Nearby Rail
: Red/Purple/Blue Line 7th Street Metro Center Station; Blue Line Pico Station
*Props to Unique LA for mentioning Metro and as a cheap and eco-friendly option on their website

Grilled Cheese Invitational

Grilled Cheese Invitational. Photo by Gabriel Madrigal Photography via Flickr.

The Grilled Cheese Invitational
An event where cooks compete to create the best grilled cheese sandwich. Free samples!
Website: //grilledcheeseinvitational.com/
Type: Food
When: 12:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Price:
$10
Where
: Los Angeles Center Studios, 1201 W. 5th St.
Nearby Rail
: Red/Purple/Blue Line 7th Street Metro Center Station
*Props to The Grilled Cheese Invitational for prominently featuring Metro access information on their website!

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Bringing together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. Also on Sunday.
Website: //events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/
Type: Festival
When: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Price:
FREE
Where
: UCLA, 405 Hilgard Avenue
Nearby Bus Lines
: 2/302, 233, 305, 761, 20
*Props to the L.A. Times Festival of Books for including an entire page of detailed transit access info (including Big Blue Bus) on their website

Conan O’Brien at Gibson Amphitheatre
Everyone’s favorite ex-Tonight Show host brings his The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour to L.A.
Website: //www.livenation.com/event/getEvent/eventId/419656/c=prt-000017
Type: Comedy
When: 8:15 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Price:
$39.50 – $79.50
Where: Gibson Amphitheatre, 100 Universal Terrace Parkway
Nearby Rail: Universal City Red Line Station

Sunday, April 25th

Fiesta Broadway
The largest Latino event in the nation’s largest Latino market!
Website: //www.hprala.org
Type: Festival
When: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Where: Downtown
Nearby Rail
: Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station; Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station

World City Dance & Music from New Zealand
The Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre
Website: //www.musiccenter.org/events/worldcity.html
Type: Music
When: 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
Where: W.M. Keck Amphitheatre, Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Avenue
Nearby Rail
: Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station

HAPArt
The Hapa Student Community (HapaSC) at the University of Southern California (USC) has organized a collection of art by mixed race/ethnic artists to be presented as a one night exhibition.
Website: //www.musiccenter.org/events/worldcity.html
Type: Art
When: 6:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Where: Hive Gallery, 729 S. Spring St.
Nearby Rail
: Red/Purple/Blue Line 7th Street Metro Center Station