Go Metro Weekends, June 25th – June 27th

It’s the last weekend of the L.A. Film Festival held in Metro-friendly Downtown L.A. – make sure to take advantage of the $2 off Destination Discount for taking Metro to a screening. The Electric Daisy Carnival is the weekend as well – hop on a Metro bus and forget about parking hassles.

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 25th

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: http://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 Metro Rail: Blue Line Grand Station (1.9 miles away, transfer to Metro Line 81 or 40)

Electric Daisy Carnival [add to Google Calendar]
Two day electronic music festival with rides and performers at the L.A. Coliseum.
Website: http://www.electricdaisycarnival.com/
Type: Music
When: June 25, 26
Price: $75 Fri., $85 Sat., $149 Fri. & Sat
Where: L.A. Coliseum, 3939 S. Figueroa Street
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Grand Station (1.9 miles away, transfer to Metro Line 40, 42 0r 81)
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Martin Luther King Jr/Hoover (40, 42); Martin Luther King Jr/Figueroa (81, 200); Martin Luther King Jr/Vermont (204, 740, 754); Figueroa/Exposition (1o2, 442, 445, Silver Line)

Free Friday Night Jazz at LACMA [add to Google Calendar]
Featuring the Janis Mann.
Website: http://www.lacma.org/programs/fridaynightjazz.aspx
Type: Music
When: 6pm
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: Wilshire/Fairfax (20, 217, 720, 780, 920)

Some great Destination Discount events and a celebration in Chinatown, after the jump.

Saturday, June 26th

Leimert Park Village Book Fair [add to Google Calendar]
The fair will feature writing workshops, book signings, poetry readings, panel discussion, stage events and a variety of activities for children and young adults.
Website: http://www.leimertparkbookfair.com/
Type: Literature
When: 10am to 6pm
Price: FREE
Where: Leimert Park, 4300 Degnan Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: 43rd/Degnan (42)

Long Beach Bayou Festival [add to Google Calendar]
Entertainment will feature the best in Cajun, Zydeco, Blues and Jazz performers.
Website: http://longbeachfestival.com/
Type: Festival
When: June 26 – 27, 11:30am – 8pm
Price: $30. Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the box office and get $5 off all day tickets.
Where: Rainbow Lagoon
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Long Beach Transit Mall Station

72nd LA Chinatown Anniversary Party [add to Google Calendar]
Celebrate the 1938 found of the “New Chinatown.”
Website: http://chinatownla.com/calendar.php?eventcategoryId=4&eventId=232
Type: Cultural
When: 7pm – 11pm
Price: FREE
Where: ChinatownCentral Plaza, 943-951 N. Broadway
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Chinatown Station

Sunday, June 27th

Self Help Graphics Annual Print Fair [add to Google Calendar]
The Annual Print Fair includes outstanding selection of new works created by artists at SHG between 2009 and 2010, including one of a kind monoprints, etchings, woodblock prints, and linocuts.
Website: http://www.selfhelpgraphics.com/blog.php?id=175
Type: Art
When: 12pm to 5pm
Price: FREE
Where: Self Help Graphics, 3802 Cesar E Chavez Ave
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Indiana Station (0.9 miles away)