Go Metro Weekends, Jan. 21-23

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, January 21

Los Angeles Art Show 2011
Art event features more than 100 international exhibitors, an engaging lecture series and special events program, sculpture garden, and special exhibit spaces.
Website: http://laartshow.com/
When: 11am-8pm Friday/Saturday, 11am-5pm Sunday
Price: $15 online, $20 at venue
: L.A. Convention Center, West Hall A, 1201 S. Figueroa St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Pico Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Venice/Figueroa (33, 81, 442, 445, 460, 733) Pico/Figueroa (30, 81, 439, 442, 445, 730, Silver Line)

Brad Mehldau at Walt Disney Concert Hall
Virtuoso pianist Mehldau presents a through-composed piece highlighting the interaction between jazz ensemble and chamber orchestra.
Website: http://www.laphil.com/
When: 8pm
Price: $45-$118
Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 South Grand Avenue
Nearby Metro Rail
: Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Grand/2nd (70, 71, 76, 78/79/378, 96, 442, 485, 487/489)

Physical Forms, Skull Tape, Turrks, Bleak End at Bernie’s at The Smell
Website: http://www.thesmell.org/
When: 9pm
Price: $7
Where: The Smell, 247 South Main Street
Nearby Metro Rail
: Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station, Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station, Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Main/2nd (33, 92)

Old 97’s at The Music Box
Since the Old 97’s roared out of Dallas more than fifteen years ago, they have blazed a trail through alt-country and power-pop, led by the piercingly observant lyrics of lead singer Rhett Miller.
Website: http://themusicbox.la/
When: 9pm
Price: $25.50
Where: The Music Box at the Henry Fonda, 6126 Hollywood Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail
Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsHollywood/Gower (180/181, 217)

Shark Lagoon Nights at The Aquarium of the Pacific
The public is invited to get up close with the ocean’s ultimate predators at the Aquarium of the Pacific for FREE during Shark Lagoon Nights.
Website: http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/
When: 6-9pm
Price: FREE
Where: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Nearby Rail: Blue Line Long Beach Transit Mall Station

Bob Peak: Creating the Modern Movie Poster
Artist and designer Bob Peak (1927–1992) has been hailed as the “father of the modern Hollywood movie poster.”
Website: http://www.oscars.org/
When: 12-6pm all weekend
Price: FREE
Where: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 8949 Wilshire Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Robertson/Wilshire (20, 220, 720) Wilshire/La Peer (20)

More weekend events, after the jump.

Saturday, January 22

Suzanne Vega at Largo
Suzanne Vega seamlessly joins her poetry and contemporary folk song with a sound that is utterly unique and identifiable to her alone.
Website: http://www.largo-la.com/
When: 8pm
Price: $40
Where: 366 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: La Cienega/Beverly (14/37, 105, 705)

Wallace Shawn at Royce Hall
Writer and actor Wallace Shawn delivers a reading and interpretation from his most recent work alongside an offering of excerpts from the works of writers and thinkers he admires.
Website: http://www.uclalive.org/
When: 8pm
Price: $28-$48
Where: UCLA Royce Hall, 340 Royce Dr.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hilgard/Charing Cross (2/302, 233, 305, 761)
Other operators: UCLA Ackerman Loop (Big Blue Bus 1, 2, 3, 8, 12, 22)

Guster at The Music Box
Guster became one of the most successful bands to hit the East Coast scene in the late ’90s.
Website: http://themusicbox.la/
When: 7pm
Price: $22
Where: The Music Box at the Henry Fonda, 6126 Hollywood Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail
Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsHollywood/Gower (180/181, 217)

Original Renaissance Pleasure Fair & Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Before the trilogy (now a decade old) and throughout the afternoon the Egyptian Courtyard is magically transformed into an Elizabethan village with food and merchants, performers and craft demonstrations courtesy of the original Renaissance Pleasure Faire.
Website: http://americancinematheque.com/
When: 12-11:30pm
Price: Film $7-$11, Fair is FREE
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)

Sunday, January 23

Weekend, Catwalk at The Echo
Weekend is a punk/shoegaze/psychedelic band from San Francisco, CA.
Website: http://www.attheecho.com/
When: 10pm
Where: The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Glendale/Park (92), Sunset/Park (2/302, 4), Sunset/Alvarado (704, 2/302, 4, 200, 603)

Hieroglyphics at The Key Club
Hieroglyphics, also known as the Hieroglyphics Crew and Hiero, are an American underground hip hop collective based in Oakland, California.
Website: http://www.keyclub.com/
Price: $20
When: 9pm
Where: The Key Club, 9039 Sunset Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Sunset/Hammond (2/302, 305)

L.A. Derby Dolls
Varsity Brawlers vs Grave Danger (Rat City Rollergirls)
Website: http://derbydolls.com/
When: 3-7pm
Where: Doll Factory, 1910 W. Temple St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple Line Westlake/McArthur Park Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Alvarado/Temple (10/48, 200)

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