Go Metro Weekends, August 20-22

Another Metro weekend packed with events. Here’s a suggested itinerary: on Friday night take the Red Line to check out a film at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (take advantage of the $1 off Destination Discount), on Saturday take the Blue Line to Long Beach for the FREE Red Bull Flugtag (DIY aircraft crashing into the harbor? yes please) and then head back up to L.A. for a FREE concert in MacArthur Park across the street from the subway and on Sunday hop on a Metro bus and check out FREE Cirque du Soleil productions at The Grove.

Or, do something completely different! You’ve got options.

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.

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Friday, August 20

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
Dengue Fever at Levitt Pavilion
A psychedelic take on the Cambodian pop and rock sounds of the 60’s.
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)

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival
LALIFF will present feature films, documentaries, shorts and special screenings, with opportunities for public interaction with filmmakers in Q and A sessions, workshops, panels and lectures.
Website: //latinofilm.org/
When: Various times, all weekend
Price: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the box office to get $1 off screenings.
Where: Mann Chinese 6 Cinemas, 6925 Hollywood Blvd. (and other nearby Hollywood theaters, click here for the complete list)
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsHollywood/Highland (212/312, 222, 217, 780, 156/656)

Oscar-Winning Shorts Directed by Chuck Jones
Creator of the Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote and Pepé Le Pew, Chuck Jones also helped shape the beloved characters of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd. Films directed by Jones have earned three Oscars from a total of nine nominations.
Website: //www.oscars.org/
When: 7:30pm
Price: $5
Where: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Samuel Goldwyn Theater, 8949 Wilshire Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Wilshire/La Peer (20) Wilshire/Robertson (20, 720)

Mishka LA Fall Release Party at The Echoplex
An incredible line-up featuring performances by Pictureplane, Blessure Grave, Puro Instinct (formerly Pearl Harbor) and Tearist. And if that wasn’t enough there’s going to be some balls to the wall DJ sets from Acid Girls, The Captain and Star Eyes (of Trouble & Bass) and Killing Spree (Zane & Gibby)
Website: //www.attheecho.com/
When: 8pm
Price:
FREE w/ RSVP, $5 w/out
Where: The Echoplex, 1145 Glendale Boulevard
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Glendale/Park (92), Sunset/Park (2/302, 4), Sunset/Alvarado (704, 2/302, 4, 200, 603)

Free Friday Night Jazz at LACMA
Featuring Bobby Bradford Mo’tet with visual artist George Herms.
Website: //www.lacma.org/programs/fridaynightjazz.aspx
When: 6pm
Price:
FREE
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: Wilshire/Fairfax (20, 217, 720, 780, 920)

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

Saturday, August 21

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
La Santa Cecilia at Levitt Pavilion
Creatively combines Cumbia, Bossa Nova, Tango, Rock and Klezmer music.
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)

Chinatown Summer Nights
Grab gourmet snacks from your favorite food trucks, sample dozen of restaurants and bars, explore stores and art galleries, and dance the night away with KCRW and local DJs spinning live.
Website: //www.chinatownsummernights.com/
When: 5pm-Midnight
Price: FREE
Where: Chinatown Central Plaza, 943-951 N. Broadway
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Chinatown Station

Outdoor Cinema Food Fest at La Cienega Park
Watch “The Princess Bride” on a massive outdoor movie screen with food trucks!
Website: //www.outdoorcinemafoodfest.com/
When: 6pm
Price: $8
Where: La Cienega Park, 8400 Gregory Way
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: La Cienega/Gregory (105) Wilshire/La Cienega (20, 105, 705, 720) Olympic/La Cienega (28, 105, 728)

Sunset Junction Street Festival
Annual two-day Silverlake street fair with great music and more.
Website: //www.sunsetjunction.org/
When: Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 11am-10pm
Price: $15 advance, $20 at the event
Where: Sunset/Santa Monica Boulevard
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Vermont/Santa Monica Station

Red Bull Flugtag
Red Bull Flugtag challenges the brave and brainy to design, build and pilot homemade flying machines off a 30-foot high flight deck in hopes of soaring into the wild blue yonder…or often, plunging into the waters below.
Website: //www.redbullflugtagusa.com/LongBeach2010
When: 11am-4pm
Price:
FREE
Where: Shoreline Aquatic Park, Long Beach
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Transit Mall Station

Free Salas Brothers Concert at MacArthur Park
Free concert with the renowned Salas Brothers, one of the seminal bands from the golden age of Chicano music in East Los Angeles and founders of the Latin funk band Tierra.
Website: //www.laconservancy.org
When: 6:45pm
Price: FREE
Where: MacArthur Park
Nearby Metro  Rail: Red/Purple Line Westlake/MacArthur Park Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Alvarado/6th (18, 200, 603) Alvarado/7th (26/51/52/352, 200, 603) Alvarado/Wilshire (20, 200, 720)

Sunday, August 22

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
Christian Scott at Levitt Pavilion
Grammy nominated trumpeter leading a new generation of jazz.
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)

Cirque du Soleil: LIVE at The Grove
Six different performances from six Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil productions.
Website: //thegrovela.com/
When: 1pm-4pm
Price: FREE
Where:The Grove, 189 The Grove Drive
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Fairfax/3rd (16/316, 217, 218, 780) Fairfax/Beverly (14/37, 217, 218, 714, 780)

Zombie Weekend! Night of the Living Dead and Zombie double feature
Two zombie movies to cap your weekend.
Website: //americancinematheque.com/
When: 7:30pm
Price:
$11
Where: Egyptian Theater, 6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Nearby Metro Rail
: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hollywood/Las Palmas (212/312, 222, 217), Hollywood/Highland (212/312, 222, 217, 780, 156/656)