Go Metro Weekends, June 18th – June 20th

Another busy L.A. weekend, and a great one to Dump the Pump for – especially considering all the great events that offer Destination Discounts for Metro riders.

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, June 18th

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
L.A. Film Festival [add to Google Calendar]
This year’s Festival includes more than 200 features, shorts, and music videos from more than 40 countries.
Website: //www.lafilmfest.com/2010/
Type: Film
When: All Weekend, Various Times
Price: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card to the cashier at the Coca-Cola Ticket Center for $2 off admission
Where: Various Downtown L.A. locations including Regal Cinemas L.A. LIVE Stadium 14, REDCAT Theatre, and Downtown Independent.
Nearby Rail: Blue Line Pico Station, Red/Purple/Blue Line 7th Street Metro Center, Red/Purple Line Pershing Square, Red/Purple Line Civic Center

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
The Valley Fair [add to Google Calendar]
An event preserving the agricultural heritage and enhancing corporate and technological advances, while promoting educational and competitive exhibits and providing wholesome family entertainment.
Website: //thevalleyfair.org/
Type: Fair
When: Friday, June 18, 4-11pm; Saturday, June 19, 12-11pm; Sunday, June 20, 12-10pm
Price: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or Destination Discounts card at the ticket booth and receive $1 off adult admission (regular price, $6).
Where: Birmingham Community Charter School, 17000 Haynes St.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Orange Line Balboa Station, Victory/Balboa (164, 236)

Streetsblog NELA Fundraiser/Ride/Party [add to Google Calendar]
Streetsblog will be rolling into Northeast Los Angeles for their second ever fundraiser sponsored by the Flying Pigeon L.A. and the Eastside Bike Club.
Website: //la.streetsblog.org/2010/05/14/streetsblog-nela-fundraiser-wflying-pigeon-and-the-eastside-bike-club/
Type: Fundraiser
When: 6:00 p.m.
Price: $10 – $15
Where: Flying Pigeon Bike Shop, 3714 North Figueroa St.
Nearby Rail
: Gold Line Heritage Square/Arroyo Station

Donna Summer at The Hollywood Bowl [add to Google Calendar]
Disco queen comes to opening night at The Bowl.
Website: //www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/program-detail.cfm?id=2101
Type: Music
When: 8:30 p.m.
Price: $17 – $156
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 weekend’s events, after the jump.

Saturday, June 19th

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
Make Music Pasadena [add to Google Calendar]
Make Music Pasadena spans more than 20 city blocks and includes over 100 free concerts throughout Downtown Pasadena.
Website: //makemusicpasadena.org/
Type: Music
When: 11am-11pm
Price: FREE
Where: Various Downtown Pasadena locations.
Nearby Rail: Gold Line Memorial Park Station

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
Pasadena Chalk Festival [add to Google Calendar]
Independent artists and teams representing arts schools, museums and cultural centers attempting to set the Guinness World Record for the Largest Display of Chalk Pavement art.
Website: //pasadenachalkfestival.com/
Type: Art
When: 10am-7pm, Saturday and Sunday
Price: FREE
Where: Paseo Colorado, 280 E Colorado Boulevard
Nearby Rail: Gold Line Memorial Park Station

Sunday, June 20th

Baaba Maal, Playing for Change, Yeasayer, Tinariwen, Fool’s Gold at The Hollywood Bowl [add to Google Calendar]
A fine collection of musical acts for a great night at The Bowl.
Website: //www.hollywoodbowl.com/tickets/program-detail.cfm?id=2102
Type: Music
When: 7:00 p.m.
Price: $12 – $131
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)

Smiths/Morrissey Convention at The Henry Fonda [add to Google Calendar]
Celebrate Morrissey’s 51st birthday.
Website: //www.henryfondatheater.com/06_calendar.html#smiths
Type: Music
When: 9:00 p.m.
Price: $22 – $27
Where: The Music Box at the Henry Fonda, 6126 Hollywood Blvd.
Nearby Rail
: Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station