Go Metro Weekends, March 25-27

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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Don’t let the last weekend of March pass you by, take advantage of some of these great Metro accessible events happening over the next few days. Suggested itinerary:  tonight experience great experimental rock at the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts featuring The Oh Sees, on Saturday head over to Inglewood to see what learn about plans to revitalize the community (and the Crenshaw Line’s part in this) and on Sunday check out Variedades at The Echoplex, a new vaudeville style show.

Friday, March 25

Tord Gustavsen Ensemble at Skirball Cultural Center
One of the more exciting jazz musicians of our time, Norwegian jazz pianist Tord Gustavsen and his trio have been impressing audiences across Europe since their 2003 debut recording, Changing Places.
When: 8pm
Price: $15-$25
Where: Skirball Cultural Center,  2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus StopsSepulveda/Skirball Center (233, 761)

Tokyo Police Club at El Rey
These Toronto rockers, who have opened for Phoenix and are soon headed out on the road as support for Passion Pit, are getting rave reviews for their newest album.
When: 7pm
Price: $17
Where: El Rey, 5515 Wilshire Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus StopsWilshire/La Brea (20, 212/312, 720)

OMD at The Music Box
Founder members Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys had originally been inspired by the experimental electronic music of German bands such as Kraftwerk and Neu!
When: 9pm
Price: $32.50
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)

The Oh Sees at Eagle Rock Center for Arts
FYF brings this San Francisco experimental rock band to Eagle Rock. Also featuring DOM.
When: 7:30pm
Where: Eagle Rock Center for Arts, 2225 Colorado Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus StopsColorado/Eagle Rock (68/84, 83, 81, 780, 180/181)

Shark Lagoon Nights at The Aquarium of the Pacific
Featuring live bands, plus touch bamboo sharks and see large sand-tiger sharks, including rays in the Aquarium’s Shark Lagoon.
When: 6-9pm
Price: FREE
Where: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Nearby Metro RailBlue Line Long Beach Transit Mall Station

More weekend events, after the jump.

Saturday, March 26

CaliFERnication Inglewood presented by DeLAB
The architects behind Father’s Office in Culver City and Zen Zoo in Hollywood are currently working on a revitalization plan for Inglewood’s underutilized Market Street. The master plan centers on a proposed MTA stop and explores the possibility of an urban agriculture zone, adaptive re-use zoning, and a green belt and water reservoir.
Website: http://designeastoflabrea.org/
When: 1:30pm
Where: (fer) Studio, 1159 East Hyde Park Blvd
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Crenshaw/Hyde Park (40/42, 110, 210)

Aussie BBQ at The Echo
The biggest showcase of Australian music in L.A. (plus catered BBQ).
When: 12:30pm
Price: $12
Where: The Echo, 1822 Sunset Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus StopsGlendale/Park (92), Sunset/Park (2/302, 4), Sunset/Alvarado(704, 2/302, 4, 200, 603)

Girl Talk at Hollywood Palladium
Girl Talk’s sample-based dance tracks have made him the John Oswald or Christian Marclay of the mash-up generation: each of his songs are built on recognizable samples of recent hit singles, recontextualized into an entirely new piece.
When: 8pm
Price: $25
: Hollywood Palladium, 6215 W. Sunset Blvd.
Nearby RailRed Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsSunset/Vine (2/302, 210)

David Icke at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
David Icke marks his 20th year of uncovering astounding secrets and suppressed information with a major all-day event in Santa Monica on March 26th and the publication of his most amazing book yet.
Website: http://davidickeinlosangeles.com/
When: 10am
Price: $39-$99
Where: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main Street
Nearby Metro Bus StopsOcean/Pico (20, 33) Colorado/4th (534, 720) Ocean/Colorado(20, 33, 534, 720, 733, 920)
Other operators:  Main/Pico (Big Blue Bus 4, 8, 9)

L.A. Latin Spice Food Tasting Tour
Tastings include delicious and extraordinarily prepared food ranging from salsas, tamales, and pupusas and travel via the Metro Gold Line.
Website: http://www.meltingpottours.com/
When: 9am
$50 (Receive $4 off East L.A. Food Tour at meltingpottours.com by selecting special discounted ticket category for Metro riders)
Where: Gold Line Chinatown Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: Broadway/College (45, 68/84, 83), Alameda/College (76)

L.A. Times Travel & Adventure Show
More than 500 exhibitors, trip giveaways, entertainment and travel experts and authors, including Samantha Brown, Arthur Frommer, Huell Howser, Johnny Jet, Andrew McCarthy, Rick Steves, and more.
Website: http://events.latimes.com/travelshow/
When: 10am-5pm Saturday, Sunday
Price: $12
Where: L.A. Convention Center, , 1201 S. Figueroa St.
Nearby Metro RailBlue Line Pico Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsVenice/Figueroa (33, 81, 442, 445, 460, 733) Pico/Figueroa(30, 81, 439, 442, 445, 730, Silver Line)

Sunday, March 27

Re-Animator: The Musical at Steve Allen Theatre
In 1985, Stuart Gordon directed his first feature film and created a sensation. It was “Re-Animator,” a smashing success based on a horror story by H.P. Lovecraft. This is the stage adaptation.
Website: http://steveallentheater.com/
When: 8pm
Price: $25
Where: Steve Allen Theatre, 4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Vermont/Sunset Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsHollywood/Edgemont (180/181, 206, 217) Prospect/Vermont(180/181, 780) Vermont/Hollywood (754, 26/51/52/352)

Variedades at The Echoplex
A monthly salon-performance hosted by writer and performer Rubén Martínez. In Spanish, “variedades” literally means “variety,” as in “variety show,” or vaudeville in the vernacular of the early 20th century when many theaters in downtown Los Angeles featured live entertainment for the rapidly growing Mexican community.
When: 5pm
Where: The Echoplex, 1145 Glendale Boulevard
Nearby Metro Bus StopsGlendale/Park (92), Sunset/Park (2/302, 4), Sunset/Alvarado(704, 2/302, 4, 200, 603)