Go Metro Weekends, May 14th – May 16th

This weekend is packed with Metro accessible events – and a lot of them are FREE! There’s free music in Downtown on Friday night, free food and Armenian cultural celebration in Pasadena on Saturday and a free tour of L.A. historical museums 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, May 14th

Friday Night Sessions @ California Plaza
Featuring the bands Robotanists, BoxViolet, Downtown/Union and American Primitive.
Website: http://lafreebee.com/fridaynightsessions/
Type: Music
When: 7:00 p.m.
: California Plaza, 350 S. Grand Ave.
Nearby Rail
: Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station

Fusion Fridays at Pacific Asia Museum
A dynamic summertime mix of art, conversation, DJ Tony Cheung, dance performances and demonstrations, cultural activities, drinks in the Courtyard, and some of LA’s most popular gourmet food trucks! Featuring the rich cultures of Pakistan and India.
Website: http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org/
Type: Cultural
When: 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Price: $10
: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave.
Nearby Rail
: Gold Line Memorial Park Station

Daniel Clowes at Skylight Books
Daniel Clowes, the acclaimed cartoonist behind Ghost World , the minicomic Art School Confidential and the Eightball comic series will discuss and sign Wilson, his new first all-new graphic novel!
Website: http://www.skylightbooks.com/event
Type: Literary
When: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Price: FREE
: Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave.
Nearby Rail
: Red Line Vermont/Sunset Station

The rest of the weekend’s events, including the Taste of the World Festival that offers a freebie for Metro riders, after the jump.

Saturday, May 15th

Taste of the World Festival – Armenia
Experience the food, live music & dance, and artistry of Armenia. Also on Sunday.
Website: http://www.noorevents.com/content/special-events
Type: Cultural
When: 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Saturday; 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday
Price: FREE
Where: Paseo Colorado, 260 East Colorado Blvd.
Nearby Rail: Gold Line Memorial Park Station

27th Annual Children’s Day Celebration
JACCC boasts activities and performances, including a kids fun run, basketball tournament, arts and crafts faire and workshops.
Website: http://www.jaccc.org/childrensday.php
Type: Cultural
When: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Where: Japanese American Cultural & Community Center, 244 South San Pedro Street
Nearby Rail: Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station

Free Flow at King King
Sexy Soulful House Music with Raul Campos of KCRW & Power Tools. Also, Steve Beltran spins. A night of DJ’s playing great music at no charge until 11:30 p.m.
Website: http://www.kingkinghollywood.com/
Type: Music
When: 10:00 p.m.
Price: FREE till 11:30 p.m.
Where: King King Hollywood, 6555 Hollywood Boulevard
Nearby Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station

The L.A. Vendy Awards
An competition to determine the best street food vendor in LA while raising money for the movement to protect vendors’ rights.
Website: http://streetvendor.org/vendys/la/
Type: Food
When: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Price: $50
Where: MacArthur Park
Nearby Rail: Red/Purple Line Westlake/MacArthur Park Station

California Strawberry Festival
Ranked among the top Festivals in the nation, the weekend celebration annually the third weekend in May offers a spectacle of strawberry fun for each and every one. Also on Sunday.
Website: http://www.strawberry-fest.org/
Type: Festival
When: 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Price: $12
Where: College Park, Oxnard
Nearby Rail: Red/Purple Line/Gold Line Union Station then transfer to Amtrak Pacific Surfliner to Oxnard, from there the FREE Strawberry Express Shuttle takes you to the festival.

Sunday, May 16th

Museums of the Arroyo Day
Go Metro to the Heritage Square Station of the Gold Line and connect to the free shuttles that will take you between all six museums located along the Arroyo Seco.
Website: http://www.museumsofthearroyo.com/
Type: Cultural
When: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Price: FREE
Where: Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer Street
Nearby Rail: Gold Line Heritage Square/Arroyo Station

Go Metro to the Heritage Square Station of the Gold Line and connect to the free shuttles that will take you between all six museums located along the Arroyo Seco.
Website: http://www.museumsofthearroyo.com/
Type: Environmental
When: 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Price: $7
Where: Woodley Park, 6350 Woodley Ave.
Nearby Bus: Orange Line Woodley Station