Go Metro Weekends, July 30-August 1

Welcome to the weekend – the perfect opportunity to Go Metro. Why? Because of all the Metro accessible events, like the X-Games, free concerts just off the Gold Line, a neighborhood fair in Los Feliz and a collective jam (the kind you put on toast) making session at LACMA.

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.

Blue = Friday, Red = Saturday, Green = Sunday. View Go Metro Weekends, July 30-August 1 in a larger map

Friday, July 30

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
X-Games
The world’s best action-sports athletes in competition.
Website: //espn.go.com/action/xgames/summer/2010/
When: Friday 10:45am-8:30pm, Saturday 11am-8:45pm, Sunday 10:45am-8pm
Price: $9 and up
Where: L.A. Live, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Pico Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Figueroa/Olympic (28, 81, 439, 728, Silver Line)

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
Non Stop Bhangra at Levitt Pavilion
Punjabi folk music and dance with eclectic DJ’s spinning a mix of bhangra and hiphop.
Website: //www.levittpavilionpasadena.org/summer-calendar-2010.html
When: 8pm
Price: FREE
Where: Levitt Pavillion
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Memorial Park Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Walnut/Raymond (264/267)

Sergio Mendes at The Hollywood Bowl
Groove to the Brazilian rhythms of Sergio Mendes playing his timeless hits and cuts from his new CD.
Website: //www.hollywoodbowl.com/
When: Friday 8:30pm, Saturday 8:30pm
Price: $10 – $156
Where: The Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Avenue
Nearby Metro Rail
: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station (Transfer to Bowl Shuttle), Red Line Universal City Station (Transfer to Bowl Shuttle)

Downtown Music Project
A free concert crawl in Downtown L.A. featuring shows at various venues.
Website: //downtownmusicproject.com/
When: 6pm
Price:
FREE
Where: Various Downtown L.A. locations, see website for more info
Nearby Rail: Red/Purple/Blue Line 7th Street Metro Center Station, Blue Line Pico Station, Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station, Red/Purple Line Pershing Square

Free Friday Night Jazz at LACMA
Featuring Sara Gazarek.
Website: //www.lacma.org/programs/fridaynightjazz.aspx
Type: Music
When: 6pm
Price:
FREE
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: Wilshire/Fairfax (20, 217, 720, 780, 920)

The rest of the weekend’s events, after the jump.

Saturday, July 31

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
Charlie Hope at Levitt Pavilion (Children’s Night)
Melodic, interactive and sing-able – you’ll find an opportunity to stomp your feet.
Website: //www.levittpavilionpasadena.org/summer-calendar-2010.html
When: 8pm
Price: FREE
Where: Levitt Pavillion
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Memorial Park Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Walnut/Raymond (264/267)

You Don’t Know Jack at Japanese American National Museum
You Don’t Know Jack is a new one-hour documentary film by director/filmmaker and SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi. The film tells the fascinating story of a pioneering American entertainer Jack Soo, born as Goro Suzuki, who grew up in Oakland and became the first Asian American to be cast in the lead role in a regular television series.
Website: //www.janm.org/
When: 2pm
Price: FREE
Where: Japanese American National Museum, 369 East First Street
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: Judge John Aiso/1st (30, 40, 42)

Make it Funky Music & Arts Festival
Part music festival – part block party, Make It Funky celebrates some of the best and brightest emerging local talent with an eclectic collection of live music, DJs, vendors and artists coming together to create LA’s funkiest summertime getdown!
Website: //www.makeitfunkyfest.blogspot.com/
When: 2pm – 12am
Price: $5 before 6 pm, $10 after
Where: Chinatown, 947 N. Broadway
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Chinatown Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Broadway/Chinatown (45, 68/84, 83)

Los Feliz Celebrate Summer Neighborhood Fair
Discover the best in Los Feliz.
Website: //www.losfeliz.biz/
When: 2pm – 9pm
Price: FREE
Where: Los Feliz
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Vermont/Sunset Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Vermont/Melbourne (180/181), Prospect/Vermont (180/181, 780), Vermont/Hollywood (217, 204, 754)

Outdoor Cinema Food Fest at Grand Hope Park
Moulin Rouge on a massive outdoor movie screen with food trucks!
Website: //www.outdoorcinemafoodfest.com/
When: 6:00pm
Price: $8
Where: Grand Hope Park
Nearby Metro Rail
: Red/Purple/Blue Line 7th Street Metro Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Grand/9th (14/37, 38, 70, 71, 76, 78/79/378, 96, 485)

Sunday, August 1

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
Jazz Mafia’s Realistic Orchestra at Levitt Pavilion
Modern electronic influenced grooves, Hip Hop beats and epic arrangements.
Website: //www.levittpavilionpasadena.org/summer-calendar-2010.html
When: 8pm
Price: FREE
Where: Levitt Pavillion
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Memorial Park Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Walnut/Raymond (264/267)

The Wiggles at Gibson Amphitheatre
The Wiggles have entertained children throughout the world, appearing on the Disney Channel and in such movies as Hoop-Dee-Doo! It’s a Wiggly Party and Wiggly Safari. The Wiggles’ live performance promises to bring all of the excitement and joy of their television show right before your eyes.
Website: //www.livenation.com/Gibson-Amphitheatre-at-Universal-CityWalk-tickets-Universal-City/venue/73787
When: 1:30pm
Pric
e: $20-$90
Where: Gibson Amphitheatre, 100 Universal Terrace Parkway
Nearby Rail: Universal City Red Line Station

EATLACMA Public Fruit Jam
Artist collective Fallen Fruit invites the public to bring homegrown or street-picked fruit and participate in a collective jam making session.
Website: //www.lacma.org
When: 12pm
Price:
FREE
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: Wilshire/Fairfax (20, 217, 720, 780, 920)