Go Metro Weekends, Feb. 4-6

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, February 4

Tennis at The Echo
Tennis is Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore, a husband/wife duo that plays songs inspired by sailing.
Website: http://www.attheecho.com/
When: 8:30pm
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)

First Fridays at The Natural History Museum
A talk by Jonathan Weiner, live music by the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Ensemble and DJs spinning.
Website: http://www.nhm.org/
When: 5:30pm-10pm
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)

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

Metalachi at Paladino’s
The world’s only heavy metal mariachi band.
Website: http://www.paladinosclub.com/
When: 10pm
Where: Paladino’s, 6101 Reseda Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Orange Line Reseda Station (Orange Line, 150/240, 741)

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, February 5

Art’s a Trip, FREE Metro Art Tour
Learn how the Metro Art Department commissions artists to incorporate art into a wide array of transportation projects throughout LA County.
Website: http://www.metro.net/about/art/
When: 10am
Price: FREE
Where: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hollywood/Highland (212/312, 222, 217, 780, 156/656)

3D Live! featuring Kid Infinity at Alexandria Hotel
A one time event featuring ground breaking 3D light technology. …Featuring: Kid Infinity.
Website: http://kidinfinity.com/
When: 9pm
Price: $10-$15
Where: Alexandria Hotel, 501 S. Spring St
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: 5th/Spring (55/202/355, 62, 460) 5th/Broadway (2/302, 4, 18, 30, 40/42, 45)

Ryan Bingham and The Dead Horses at El Rey
LA-based (and Academy Award winning) singer-songwriter.
Website: http://www.theelrey.com/
When: 9pm
Where: El Rey, 5515 Wilshire Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: Wilshire/La Brea (20, 212/312, 720)

Chinatown’s Chinese New Year’s Festival
Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit in Chinatown.
Website: http://chinatownla.com/
When: 11am-10:30pm Saturday; 11am-6pm Sunday
Where: Chinatown, Broadway/College
Nearby Metro Rail
: Gold Line Chinatown Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Broadway/College (45, 68/84, 83)

Sunday, February 6

Puppy Bowl VII at The Cinefamily
Don’t care for football? Watch the live broadcast of Puppy Bowl VII, the annual cable-TV event featuring puppies frolicking, playing and occasionally moving a ball towards one side of a scale-model football stadium field.
Website: http://www.cinefamily.org/
When: 2pm
Price: $8
Where: The Cinefamily, 611 N. Fairfax Ave.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Melrose/Fairfax (10/48, 217, 218, 780)

Cat Power at The Music Box
Cat Power has been putting on shows since she moved to NYC in the 90’s and shows no sign of stopping.
Website: http://themusicbox.la/
When: 8pm
Price: $35
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)

Chinese New Year Festival at The Huntington
Visitors can experience the beauty of Chinese music, dance, and culture as the arrival of the Year of the Rabbit is celebrated at a Chinese New Year festival.
Website: http://www.huntington.org/
When: 10:30am-4:30pm
Price: $20
Where: The Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Rd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Huntington/San Marino (78/79/378)

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