Go Metro Weekends, April 15-17

Happy weekend Source readers. Your Saturday is filled with Metro accessible options: you can check out the grand opening of La Plaza de Cultura y Artes (save $2 off admission by going Metro), get all granola at the Pasadena Earth & Arts Festival (free reusable bag for going Metro), or hop on the Blue Line and head to the Long Beach Grand Prix for some motorsports action. On Sunday you can’t miss the opening of Art in the Streets at MOCA, the first museum survey of graffiti in the U.S.

All events are subject to change or maybe be sold out, please check with the venue before making plans.  To plan your trip and to check all other transit options, please consult Google Transit or the Metro Trip Planner.

Friday, April 15

Charlie Wilson at Nokia Theatre
R&B/Soul music legend Charlie Wilson performs with Kenny “Babyface’ Edmonds.
Website: http://www.nokiatheatrelalive.com/
When: 8pm
Where: Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail
: Blue Line Pico Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Figueroa/Olympic (28, 81, 439, 728, Silver Line)

Janet Jackson at Gibson Amphitheatre
Website: http://www.citywalkhollywood.com/concerts.php
When: 8:15pm Friday & Saturday
e: $49.50-$250
Where: Gibson Amphitheatre, 100 Universal Terrace Parkway
Nearby Rail: Red Line Universal City Station

“Having it All” at NoHo Arts Center
A hilarious and moving World Premiere musical in which five women — each with their own hopes, secrets and desires — find themselves trapped together in a boarding area of JFK airport.
Website: http://www.thenohoartscenter.com/
When: 8pm
Price: $40 (Show your Metro Pass, Metro Rail Ticket or TAP Card at the box office and receive 25% off)
Where: 11136 Magnolia Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line North Hollywood Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Orange Line North Hollywood Station, Magnolia/Lankershim (152/353, 156/656, 183, 224)

More weekend events, after the jump.

Saturday, April 16

Grand Opening of La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Visitors will enjoy live music and arts workshops in El Jardín, LA Plaza’s 30,000-square foot garden, as well as timed tours of major exhibition LA Starts Here!
Website: http://lapca.org/
When: 10am-4pm
Price: FREE
Where: 501 N Main St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple Line Union StationGold Line Union Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Spring/Cesar Chavez (70, 71, 76, 78/79/378, 83, 84/68, 96, 728, 770)

Go Green Expo
See the latest “green” products for your home, office, health & beauty, pet, baby, car, and more.
Website: http://www.gogreenexpo.com/
When: 10am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday
Price: $15 (Go Metro and Save $5 off Admission)
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)

Pasadena Earth & Arts Festival
This year’s vendors will display information and sell items that promote green lifestyles, composting, organic foods, hybrid and electric vehicles, alternative energy and green building design.
Website: http://cityofpasadena.net/
When: 10am-4pm
Price: FREE (Go Metro and Receive a Free Reusable Tote Bag)
Where: Memorial Park/Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave.
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Memorial Park Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Walnut/Raymond (267)
Other operators: Walnut/Raymond (Pasadena ARTS 51, 52)

Artisinal L.A. Spring Show
Called “LA’s Best Food Event of 2010,” Artisanal LA is heading to the Westsiiiiiiiide for two delicious days.
Website: http://artisanalla.com/
When: 11am-8pm Saturday, 11am-7pm Sunday
Price: $10
Where: 395 Santa Monica Place
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: 2nd/Broadway (4, 534), 4th/Broadway (27,704), 4th/Colorado (534, 720)
Other operators: 4th/Broadway (Big Blue Bus 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 27), 4th/Colorado (Big Blue Bus 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 23)

Brewery Art Walk
The Brewery ArtWalk is a twice annual open studio weekend at the worlds largest art complex.
Website: http://breweryartwalk.com/
When: 11am-6pm Saturday, Sunday
Price: FREE
Where: 2100 North Main Street
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Main/Avenue 20 (76), Main/Daly (76, 251, 751)

Long Beach Grand Prix
America’s #1 street race and motorsports expo.
Website: http://www.gplb.com/
When: 7am-7pm Saturday, 7am-5:30pm Sunday
Where: Long Beach Convention Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line 1st Street Station

Sunday, April 17

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles
A rich mix of film programs designed to build  and support the growing interest in the Indian entertainment industry.
Website: http://www.indianfilmfestival.org/
When: Various times, 12pm-6pm
Price: $13-$25
Where: Arclight Hollywood, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail
: Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station

Sakai Flamenco at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Comprised of dancers, a singer and guitarist, Sakai Flamenco uses traditional clapping and strong, rhythmic footwork to showcase the beauty, power and intricacy of flamenco.
Website: http://www.musiccenter.org/
When: 12:30pm, 2pm
Where: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: 1st/Hope (10, 14/37, 55/202/355, 60, 439, 445, 714)

Art in the Streets at MOCA
The first major U.S. museum survey of the history of graffiti and street art presented in the United States.
Website: http://www.moca.org/
When: 10am-6pm
Where: MOCA Geffen Contemporary, 152 North Central Ave.
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: Judge John Aiso/1st (30, 40, 42)

3 replies

  1. Thanks for the comments, the MOCA address has been updated.

    Unfortunately I can’t guarantee that a listed event hasn’t changed or sold out. Please contact the venue ahead of time before making plans.

    Fred Camino
    Contributor, The Source

  2. Art in the Streets is actually at the MOCA Geffen Contemporary which is near Little Tokyo Station. It is not at the Grand Ave location.

  3. The LA Plaza Cultural Arts opening
    You didn’t mention: though free on Saturday, ticket REQUIRED –and there AREN’T any –effectively event closed several DAYS ago.

    NOT smart way to start. Newbie planners?