Go Metro Weekends, April 22-24

Happy Easter weekend Source readers. If you didn’t catch Art in the Streets at MOCA last weekend then hop on the Gold Line and check out some graffiti this weekend. On Saturday check out the Grilled Cheese Invitational, the Long Beach Comic Expo or, for fans of the band Explosions in the Sky, head to Hollywood Forever Cemetery for a sneak peak at their new album thanks to a cool art installation. On Easter Sunday take the family on the Blue Line for a special brunch and day of fun at the Long Beach Aquarium.

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 22

Lil Wayne at Staples Center
Also performing: Nicki Minaj, Porcelain, Travis Barker, Ricky Ross
Website: http://www.staplescenter.com/
When: 7pm
Where: Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line Pico Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Figueroa/Pico (81, 442, 445, 460, 701, 721, Silver Line), Olympic/Figueroa (28, 728)

Hirax at The BLVD
Hirax is an American thrash metal band from Cypress, California.
Website: http://www.theblvdcafeandbar.com/
When: 7pm
e: $10
Where: The BLVD, 2631 Whittier Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Soto Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Whittier/Mott (18), Whittier/Soto (18, 251, 251, 620, 720, 751)

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

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: 11am-5pm, all weekend
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)

More weekend events, after the jump.

Saturday, April 23

The Grilled Cheese Invitational
An event where cooks compete to create the best grilled cheese sandwich. Free samples!
Website: http://grilledcheeseinvitational.com/
When: 11am-6pm
: Los Angeles Center Studios, 1201 W. 5th St.
Nearby Metro Rail
: Red/Purple/Blue Line 7th Street Metro Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Bixel/Maryland (16/316), Bixel/6th (16/316, 18), Beaudry/5th (53, 62, 760)

Explosions in the Sky installation at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
An installation set up on the cemetery grounds consisting of works by six different visual artists, each created in response to one of the six songs on Explosions In The Sky’s forthcoming album Take Care, Take Care, Take Care. The band will not be performing at this event. RSVP on website.
Website: http://www.hollywoodforever.com/
When: 8pm
Price: FREE
Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Santa Monica/Gower (4, 156/656)

Long Beach Comic Expo
An extravaganza of comic goodness and entertainment for everyone!
Website: http://www.longbeachcomiccon.com/
When: 10am-6pm
Where: Long Beach Convention Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line 1st Street Station

Mägo de Oz at Hollywood Palladium
A Spanish folk/heavy metal band from Begoña, Madrid
When: 8pm
Price: $48
: Hollywood Palladium, 6215 W. Sunset Blvd.
Nearby RailRed Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsSunset/Vine (2/302, 210)Brewery Art Walk

Spring Egg Workshop at the Craft and Folk Art Museum
Welcome the Spring season by designing an egg – Ukrainian style!
Website: http://www.cafam.org/
When: 2pm-3:30pm
Price: FREE
Where: Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5824 Wilshire Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Wilshire/Fairfax (20, 217, 720, 780)

Sunday, April 24

Stories in the Afternoon at Norton Simon Museum
Bundle up as you hear stories about clouds, winds, rains and storms while creating your own collage of unusual weather conditions in front of Aert van der Neer’s Winter Scene with Figures Playing Kolf.
Website: http://www.nortonsimon.org/
When: 2pm
Price: $10
Where: Norton Simon Museum, 411 W. Colorado Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail
: Gold Line Memorial Park Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: Colorado/Orange Grove (180/181, 780, 256)

Nobunny’s 10th Annual Easter Sunday Bash at The Echo
Website: http://www.attheecho.com/
When: 5pm
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)

Easter Sunday Brunch at The Aquarium of the Pacific
A buffet-style Easter Brunch on the front lawn of the Aquarium. Kids will enjoy decorating their own Easter cookies!
When: 10:30am-1pm
Price: $38/adult, $28/child and includes admission to the Aquarium
Where: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way
Nearby Metro RailBlue Line Long Beach Transit Mall Station