Go Metro Weekends, October 1-3

The first weekend of October is shaping up to be a big one for transit accessible fun. Here’s one suggested itinerary: check out some free 3D films in just off the Red Line in Hollywood, take a bus to Eagle Rock for the Eagle Rock Music Festival and hop on the Silver Line to check out some Reptiles and Amphibians at the Natural History Museum.

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.

Go Metro Weekends, October 1-3 Legend: Blue pin (Friday), Red pin (Saturday), Green pin (Sunday).

Friday, October 1

AltCar Expo 2010
AltCar Expo is the most extensive alternative energy and transportation event on the West Coast. Learn more about Metro’s participation in this post.
Website: http://www.altcarexpo.com
When: 10am-5pm, October 1-2
Price: FREE
Where: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Ocean/Pico (20, 33) Colorado/4th (534, 720) Ocean/Colorado (20, 33, 534, 720, 733, 920)

Long Beach Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show
The best craft show around featuring American, handmade arts and crafts in hundreds of booths.
Website: http://www.harvestfestival.com/visitors/shows/longbeach/
When: 10am-6pm Friday/Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday
Price: $9
Where: Long Beach Convention, 300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Nearby Rail: Blue Line 1st Street Station

3D Film Festival
Ten 3D films. Ten 3D shorts. Ten awesome parties.
Website: http://3dff.org
When: Various times, Friday-Sunday
Price: FREE (must follow 3D Festival on Facebook or Twitter to get tickets)
Where: Los Angeles Film School, 6363 Sunset Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Sunset/Vine (2/302, 210)

Yoko Ono: We Are Plastic Ono Band at the Orpheum Theatre
With Special Guests: Nels Cline, Iggy Pop, Mike Watt, Cornelius, Perry Farrell, Carrie Fisher, Vincent Gallo, Yuka Honda, Sean Lennon, RZA, Harper Simon, Tune-Yards.
Website: http://www.laorpheum.com/
When: 8pm Friday/Saturday
Price: $60-150
Where: Orpheum Theatre, 842 S. Broadway
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple/Blue Line 7th Street Metro Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Broadway/8th (2/302, 4, 10/48, 30, 35/335, 38, 40, 42, 45, 66, 30, 730, 740, 745) Broadway/9th (10/48, 38, 66)

Beatles Documentary Triple Feature at Egyptian Theatre
Three ultra-rare Beatles documentaries.
Website: http://americancinematheque.com/
When: 7:30pm
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)

Friday Night Fright Flicks at Pershing Square
The Friday Night Fright Flicks program is presented on a 40 x 20 foot outdoor screen, complimented with a professiona sound system. This week, “Carrie”.
Website: http://laparks.org/pershingsquare/
When: 8-10pm
Where: Pershing Square
Nearby Metro Rail
: Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Olive/5th (14/37, 70, 71, 76, 78/79/378, 714, 770, Silver Streak) Hill/5th (2/302, 4, 10/48, 68/84, 81, 83, 90/91, 94, 794, 728)

The rest of this weekend’s events – including the Eagle Rock Music Festival, the opening of the new Resnick Pavilion at LACMA and Belle & Sebastian in Hollywood – after the jump.

Saturday, October 2

All That Skate L.A.
Hot new ice skating show starring 2010 Olympic Champion Yuna Kim and Figure Skating Legend Michelle Kwan.
Website: http://www.staplescenter.com/
When: 7pm Saturday, 3pm Sunday
Price: $42-$260
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)

Matt and Kim at The Music Box
Matt and Kim bring a distinctive brand of synth-and-drums dance punk.
Website: http://www.henryfondatheater.com/
When: 6pm
Price: $16
Where: The Music Box at the Henry Fonda, 6126 Hollywood Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail
: Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hollywood/Gower (180/181, 217)

Eagle Rock Music Festival
12th annual music fest in NELA.
Website: http://www.centerartseaglerock.org/
When: 4-11pm
Where: Eagle Rock Center for Arts, 2225 Colorado Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Colorado/Eagle Rock (68/84, 83, 81, 780, 180/181)

Free Community Weekend at the new Resnick Pavilion at LACMA
The Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion dramatically expands the museum’s exhibition space and unifies the western half of the museum’s twenty-acre campus.
Website: http://www.lacma.org/
When: 11am-9pm Saturday/Sunday
FREE (reserve your free ticket online)
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: Wilshire/Fairfax (20, 217, 720, 780, 920)

Sunday, October 3

Angel City Jazz Festival 2010
Ravi Coltrane/Ralph Alessi Quintent, Wadada Leo Smith’s Golden Quartet, Tim Berne/Jim Black/Nels Cline, Vinny Golia Sextet, Kneebody
Website: http://www.angelcityjazz.com/
When: 5-10:30pm
Price: $12-$40
Where: John Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
Nearby Rail: Red Line Universal City Station (transfer to free Ford Shuttle)
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Cahuenga/J Anson Ford Theatre (156/656, 222)

An Evening with Yoko Ono
The two-time GRAMMY winner, multimedia artist and peace activist will talk about her late husband’s life and legacy before taking audience questions.
Website: http://www.grammymuseum.org/
When: 8pm
Price: $25
Where: 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Nearby Rail: Blue Line Pico Station, Red/Purple Line 7th Street Metro Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: Figueroa/Pico (81, 442, 445, 460, 701, 721, Silver Line), Olympic/Figueroa (28, 728)

Belle & Sebastian at Hollywood Palladium
Scottish indie-pop band comes to Hollywood.
Website: http://www.livenation.com/Hollywood-Palladium-tickets-Hollywood/venue/73794
Price: $52
When: 7pm
Where: Hollywood Palladium, 6215 W. Sunset Blvd.
Nearby Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Sunset/Vine (2/302, 210)

Reptile and Amphibian Appreciation Day
Get to know reptiles and amphibians from around the world and right here at home.
Website: http://www.nhm.org/
When: 10am-5pm
Price: $9
Where: The Natural History Museum, 900 Exposition Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Vermont/Exposition (102, 204, 550, 754), Figueroa/Exposition (102, 442, 445, Silver Line)

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