Go Metro Weekends, May 13-15

The only thing scarier than gas prices this Friday the 13th is the fact that there’s so much going on this weekend you’re going to be faced with some tough decisions. Here’s an sample itinerary to make things a bit easier: All weekend take advantage of a great Destination Discount at the Rasquache Art & Film Festival, Metro riders get half off screenings. Tonight is also the Long Beach Roller Derby Bad Luck Brawl, a perfect excuse to hop on the Blue Line to Long Beach. On Saturday families should check out the 25th Annual Bug Fair at the Natural History Museum for creepy crawly indulgence. And Sunday is Museums of the Arroyo Day – hop on the Gold Line and enjoy free access to some great L.A. museums.

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, May 13

Rasquache Art & Film Festival
The only film festival in the world showcasing U.S. Latino experience through art and film, and brings a broad base of grassroots and professional community members together with film and video professionals.
Website: http://reelrasquache.org
When: Various times, all weekend
Price: $9 per screening, Metro riders receive half price off program admissions.
Where: Regency Academy 6 Theaters, 1003 E. Colorado Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Lake Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Colorado/Lake (180/181, 256, 687/686, 780)
Other operatorsColorado/Lake (Foothill Transit 187)

Long Beach Roller Derby Bad Luck Brawl
4th Street Retro Rollers vs Bixby Rollerettes at The Queen Mary Dome!
Website: http://www.longbeachrollerderby.com/
When: 8:30pm
Price: $15 advance/$20 at door, Metro riders save $5 on advance tickets. Visit longbeachrollerderby.com and use the promotional code METRO.
Where: The Derby Dome, 1126 Queensway
Nearby Metro RailBlue Line Long Beach Transit Mall Station then take Long Beach Passport C to The Dome

Fusion Friday at Pacific Asia Museum
Fusion Friday is the cutting edge way to experience the art of Pacific Asia Museum.  It mixes art, live DJ music, cultural activities, and food from some of LA’s most popular gourmet food trucks.
Website: http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org/
When: 7:30-10:30pm
Price: $15
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)

Futura at Eagle Rock Center for Arts
Eagle Rock Music Festival presentd a monthly, all ages event in Los Angeles with residents Teebs and Asura – visuals by  Strangeloop.
Website: http://www.centerartseaglerock.org/
When: 9pm
Where: Eagle Rock Center for Arts, 2225 Colorado Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Colorado/Eagle Rock (68/84, 83, 81, 780, 180/181)

The Kills at The Music Box
he Kills is a rock band formed by American singer Alison Mosshart and British guitarist Jamie Hince.
When: 8pm
Price: $25
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)

Brian McKnight & Jagged Edge at Nokia Theatre
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)

Circus Vargas
Circus Vargas takes the audience on an artistic journey, encompassing the cultures of the world, elegantly achieved through a series of circus vignettes depicting the experiences, memories and vision of a traveling circus performer.
Website: http://www.pacificasiamuseum.org/
When: Various times, all weekend
Price: $15-$50
Where: 101 Freeway at Sunset Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Western Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Sunset/Wilton (2/302)

More weekend events, after the jump.

Saturday, May 14

Global Bazaar at the Craft and Folk Art Museum
Discover handmade treasures from around the globe, talk with local artists, and learn the stories behind exquisitely crafted goods!
Website: http://www.cafam.org/
When: 10am-5pm
Price: FREE
Where: Craft and Folk Art Museum, 5824 Wilshire Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Wilshire/Fairfax (20, 217, 720, 780)

Of Montreal at Avalon
Indie pop/rock band from Athens, Georgia.
Website: http://avalonhollywood.net/
When: 6:30pm
Where: Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsHollywood/Vine (210, 212/312, 222, 217, 780)

Rusko at The Wiltern
European dubstep producer comes to The Wiltern.
When: 8pm
Where: The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Boulevard
Nearby Metro Rail
: Purple Line Wilshire/Western Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Wilshire/Western (20, 66, 207, 209, 710, 757)

25th Annual Bug Fair at The Natural History Museum
The two-day Bug Fair is an insect extravaganza with hundreds of things to see and do.  Governmental agencies, educational institutions, and entomological societies address questions and concerns; and private companies, large and small, display and sell thousands of items including live and preserved insect specimens.
Website: http://www.nhm.org/
When: 9:30am-5pm, Saturday & Sunday
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)

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)

LACMA Muse ArtWalk
The Los Angeles County of Art presents its annual Muse ArtWalk on Saturday May 14th. This fun filled event features free entry to LACMA, The Peterson Automotive Museum, and The Architecture and Design Museum, as well as entry to various galleries in the surrounding area.
Website: http://www.lacma.org/
When: 11am
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: Wilshire/Fairfax (20, 217, 720, 780)

Jazzy Jam Pasadena
This year’s benefit concert will present live musical performances showcasing best in contemporary and traditional Jazz, Blues, R&B, Latin/Salsa and Afro-Cuban music on the scene today. The event will also offer  Art Exhibits.
Website: http://www.jazzyjampasadena.com/
When: 12pm
Price: $25
Where: Pasadena Central Park, 275 S. Raymond Avenue
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Del Mar Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Raymond/Del Mar (256, 687/686)

Sunday, May 15

Pasadena Marathon
Go Metro Gold Line to Allen, Lake, Memorial Park or Del Mar Station and view marathon participants run, bike or wheelchair through Pasadena’s beautiful neighborhoods, lush gardens and cultural landmarks
Website: http://www.pasadenamarathon.org/
When: 6am
Where: Pasadena City College, 1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Allen Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Colorado/Hill (180/181, 256, 687/686, 780)
Other operators: Colorado/Hill (Foothill Transit 187)

Taste of the Eastside at Barnsdall Art Park
This event will showcase the best of independent restaurants primarily from the neighborhoods of Silver Lake, Echo Park, Atwater, Eagle Rock, Los Feliz, Downtown, and Highland Park.
Website: http://tasteoftheeastside.com/
When: 1-5pm
Price: $15
Where: Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Vermont/Sunset Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hollywood/Edgemont (180/181, 206, 217) Prospect/Vermont (180/181, 780) Vermont/Hollywood (754, 26/51/52/352)

Museums of the Arroyo Day
Five museums located along the Arroyo Seco in Los Angeles and Pasadena open their doors free of charge from noon to 5 p.m. on May 15, 2011.
Website: http://www.museumsofthearroyo.com/
When: 12-5pm
Price: FREE
Where: Heritage Square Museum, 3800 Homer Street
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Heritage Square/Arroyo Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Avenue 43/Mosher (252)

Fiesta Broadway
Fiesta Broadway is the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the world. Half a million people come out for this annual street party covering 24 square blocks of Downtown Los Angeles.
Website: http://www.fiestabroadway.la/
When: 11am-6pm
Price: FREE
Where: Downtown
Nearby Rail
: Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station; Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station