Go Metro Weekends, April 1-3

Don’t be a fool this weekend, ditch the car and take Metro. Here’s a suggested itinerary: tonight take the bus to First Fridays at the Natural History Museum and enjoy the perfect mix of science and music, tomorrow take the Red Line to experience a free Metro Art Tour in Hollywood and then ride it downtown to experience Los Angeles Pillow Fight Day, on Sunday you can’t miss the Songkran Festival in Thai Town – conveniently located just off the Hollywood/Western Red Line Station. Have fun!

To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

Friday, April 1

First Fridays at The Natural History Museum
A talk by Dr. Steven Finkey, live music by The Fresh & Onlys and Ceci Bastida.
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)

13th Annual Film Noir Festival at The Egyptian Theatre
The venerable NOIR CITY film festival returns for its 13th year, presenting an astonishing array of rarities mostly available ONLY on the big screen.
Website: http://americancinematheque.com/
When: Various times, all weekend
Price: $11 per screening
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)

Uh Huh Her at El Rey
Los Angeles based Uh Huh Her is a dynamic pairing of musician/actress Leisha Hailey and singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Camila Grey. Their sound – a self-described indie electro-pop hybrid.
When: 8pm
Price: $20-$25
Where: El Rey, 5515 Wilshire Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus StopsWilshire/La Brea (20, 212/312, 720)

More weekend events, after the jump.

Saturday, April 2

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)

Los Angeles Pillow Fight Day at Pershing Square
Bring a pillow. Preferably feather. Yes, it makes a mess, but we’ll do our best to clean up afterwards. Leaving no trace would be awesome.
Website: http://pillowfightlosangeles.com/
When: 2pm
Price: FREE
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)

Silk Road Storytime at Pacific Asia Museum
It’s cherry blossom time! Celebrate this Japanese holiday with stories from everyone’s favorite storyteller Sunny Stevenson, a cherry- inspired craft, Asian snacks and a balloon.
Website: http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org/
When: 10:30am
Price: $10
Where: Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave.
Nearby Metro Rail
: Gold Line Memorial Park Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Colorado/Los Robles (180/181, 256, 686/687, 780) Los Robles/Union (264/267, 686/687)

Sunday, April 3

Mobile Feast Truckit Fest at Union Station
Stop by for some of the most notoriously delicious purveyors of street food including Komodo, Border Grill, Gourmet Genie, The Munchie Machine, Crepes Bonaparte, Barbie’s Q, Sweets Trucks and more.
Website: http://truckitfest.com/
When: 10am
Price: FREE
Where: Union Station, 800 N. Alameda St.
Nearby Metro RailRed/Purple Line Union StationGold Line Union Station

Songkran Festival at Thai Town
Celebrate the Thai New Year with great food, cultural activities and Thai boxing!
Website: http://www.thainewyear.com/en/
When: 10am-5pm
: Thai Town
Nearby Metro Rail
: Red Line Hollywood/Western Station

Persian New Year Festival at Lake Balboa
Persian food, music and performances by famous artists.
Website: http://payvand.com/blog/1390/2011/03/27/southern-california-sizdeh-bedar-at-lake-balboa/
When: 8am-7pm
Price: $15
Where: Lake Balboa
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Orange Line Balboa Station