Go Metro Weekends, May 7th – May 9th

Wow, this weekend is just jammed packed with incredible Metro accessible events, make sure to scroll through the whole list so you don’t miss a thing. First Fridays at the Natural History Museum, National Train Day at Union Station and a Charles Phoenix 3D Slide Show are just a few of the great things happening. Don’t forget to take advantage of Destination Discount savings at select events. 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.

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Friday, May 7th

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps
One of Broadway’s most intriguing, thrilling and “unmissable” comedy productions.
Website: //www.centertheatregroup.org/tickets/productiondetail.aspx?id=11286
When: 8:00 p.m.
Price:
$39 with valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card.
Where: Ahmanson Theatre, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Nearby Rail: Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Screenings of The Last Train Home, Mao’s Last Dancer and The Taqwacores.
Website: //asianfilmfestla.org/2010/films-events/schedule/
When: 4:30 p.m., 7:oo p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Price: $13 with valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card.
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

First Fridays at the Natural History Museum
Discussions about marine biology and performances by The Tallest Man on Earth and Gamble House.
Website: //www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/first-fridays/may-2010
When: 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Price:
$15
Where: Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd.
Nearby Rail
: Blue Line Grand Station (1.9 miles away, transfer to Metro Line 81 or 40

Peter Gabriel at The Hollywood Bowl
Peter Gabriel performs with a full orchestra.
Website: //www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/performance-detail.cfm?id=4290
When: 7:00 p.m.
Price:
$35 – $200
Where: The Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Avenue
Nearby Rail
: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station (Transfer to Bowl Shuttle), Red Line Universal City Station (Transfer to Bowl Shuttle)

The rest of this weekends events after the jump, including National Train Day and a Pow Wow at the Los Angeles Historic State Park.

Saturday, May 8th

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Screenings of Ktown Cowboys,The New Buzz and The Actresses.
Website: //asianfilmfestla.org/2010/films-events/schedule/
When: 4:30 p.m., 7:oo p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Price: $13 with valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card.
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

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
Northern Southern Winds Pow Wow
Pow Wow celebrates the wonderfully rich and diverse cultures of First People Nations living in Southern California. Also on Sunday.
Website: //www.nosowinds.org/
When: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Saturday; 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday
Price: FREE. First 100 Metro riders to show a valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the event get a free poster.
Where: Los Angeles Historic State Park, 1245 N. Spring St.
Nearby Rail: Gold Line Chinatown Station

Amtrak National Train Day 2010
See model trains, train equipment displays and much more.
Website: //www.nationaltrainday.com/events/la
When: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Where: Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St.
Nearby Rail
: Red/Purple/Gold Line Union Station

Sunday, May 9th

The Petrojvic Basting Company
A rousing mélange of New Orleans Dixie and Balkan folk music takes high-steppin’ swing, spins it through a blender of pre-World War II love songs, and dips it in some old-world melancholy — think Tom Waits via Louis Armstrong with a detour by way of Belgrade.
Website: //www.theblastingcompany.com/
When: 10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Where: Bar 107, 107 West 4th Street
Nearby Rail
: Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station, Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station, Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station

Charles Phoenix & The Third Dimension
Big Retro 3-D Slide Show Plus the Story of 3-D…in 3-D…it’s a 3-D Extravaganza!!!
Website: //www.downtownindependent.com/events/charles-phoenix-the-third
When: 3:00 p.m.
Price: $35
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