Go Metro Weekends, Sept. 10-12

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.

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Friday, September 10

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
Walking With Dinosaurs
Marvel at the unprecedented size and quality of these creatures as you see them walk and hear them roar.
Website: //dinosaurlive.com/
When: September 10-12
Price: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the STAPLES Center Box Office and save $10 off tickets regularly priced $79, $59 and $39.
Where: Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Pico Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Figueroa/Pico (81, 442, 445, 460, 701, 721, Silver Line), Olympic/Figueroa (28, 728)

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
L.A. Greek Fest
Experience the fun and excitement of the Greek Islands without leaving L.A.
Website: //www.lagreekfest.com/
When: September 10-12
Price: Show your valid Metro pass, Metro Rail ticket or TAP card at the box office and get $1 off admission.
Where: Saint Sophia’s Cathedral, 1324 S. Normandie Ave.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Normandie/Pico (30, 206, 730), Normandie/Venice (33, 206, 733)

2010 L.A. County Fair
This HUGE annual fair includes entertainment, concerts, attractions and competitions.
Website: //www.lacountyfair.com/2010/
When: September 4, 10am-12am; September 5, 10am-10pm; September 6, 10am-10pm
Price: $17
Where Pomona Fairplex, 1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Nearby Rail: On Saturday and Sunday Metrolink is adding a L.A. County Fair stop on the San Bernardino Line. Click here for schedule.

The Original Long Beach Lobster Festival
Combining the best Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans sounds of music, tons of fresh crawfish prepared Louisiana style and served by authentic Cajun chefs, giant food court, children’s area, dance floor, two stages and beach bars to create the largest Crawfish Festival outside of Louisiana.
Website: //www.originallobsterfestival.com/
When: September 10-12
Price: $15
Where: Rainbow Lagoon Park
Nearby Metro Rail
: Blue Line 1st Street Station

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

Saturday, September 11

Taco Cinema
L.A.’s street food phenomenon gets the big screen treatment with Taco Cinema — a gourmet street food & film fest rolled into one.
Website: //www.dffla.com/events/taco-cinema/
When: 1pm-9pm
Price: $10 advance, $15 at the door
Where: Medallion Loft Complex, 4th & Main St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Spring/4th (83, 92)

Sunday, September 12

DESTINATION DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
East LA Mexican Independence Parade & Festival
The Bicentennial Mexican Independence Day Parade and Festival showcasing celebrity grand marshal operatic tenor Plácido Domingo.
When: 11am
Price: FREE
Where: Cesar E. Chavez Avenue & Indiana Street
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Indiana Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Cesar E. Chavez/Indiana (68/84, 254)