Go Metro Weekends, May 20-22

It’s another great weekend to Go Metro – there’s fantastic cultural, music and walking(!) events all across our great city. Tonight make sure to show your TAP card when you take the Gold Line to ArtNight Pasadena for discounts on ArtNight merchandise. Saturday is packed with stuff to do, including the Big Parade L.A. – it’s not your traditional parade but a community walk through L.A. meant to explore the city’s diverse neighborhoods. If you prefer a jubilee to a parade there’s the Silver Lake Jubilee all weekend, and Metro riders get two for one entrance tickets! On Sunday, why not combine Metro and connecting Amtrak service at Union Station to get out of town and visit the California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard  – there’s a free shuttle to the event from the Oxnard Amtrak station.

All events are subject to change or may be 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 20

ArtNight Pasadena
Grab your friends and Go Metro to Pasadena’s most prominent cultural institutions for an evening of free arts, culture and performances.
Website: http://www.artnightpasadena.org/
When: 6-10pm
Where: Various locations, Pasadena
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Memorial Park Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Walnut/Raymond (267)
Other operators: Walnut/Raymond (Pasadena ARTS 51, 52)

East West Players KRUNK FU BATTLE
A hip-hop musical extravaganza!
Website: http://eastwestplayers.org/
When: 8pm
Price: $15-$50 (Metro riders save $10 off single-ticket prices for regular performances.)
Where: 120 Judge John Aiso St.
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Judge John Aiso/1st (30, 40, 42) Judge John Aiso/Temple (40, 42, 445)

Kylie Minogue at The Hollywood Bowl
Australian pop superstar returns to the Hollywood Bowl to promote a brand new album.
Website: http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/
When: 7:30pm
Price: $39.50+
Where: The Hollywood Bowl, 2301 North Highland Avenue
Nearby Metro Rail
: Red Line Hollywood/Highland Station (Transfer to Bowl Shuttle), Red Line Universal City Station (Transfer to Bowl Shuttle)

More weekend events, after the jump.

Saturday, May 21

Silver Lake Jubilee
This year’s programming features 30+ bands, comedy and theatrical performances, literary readings and book signings, Eco and Children’s Villages, film screenings, gourmet food trucks, beer gardens, street art, and a variety of craft vendors.
Website: http://www.facebook.com/silverlakejubilee
When: 10am-11pm Saturday, 10am-9pm Sunday
Price: $5 (Metro riders buy one entrance pass, get one free)
Where: 1070 Myra Ave
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Vermont/Santa Monica Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Santa Monica/Hoover (4), Sunset/Sanborn (2/302, 4, 704)

The Big Parade L.A. 2011
A two-day walk through Los Angeles that will start in downtown, at the famous Angel’s Flight Stairway, and finish with six stairways leading up from Beachwood Canyon to the Hollywood Sign.
Website: http://www.bigparadela.com/
When: 8am-8:30pm Saturday, 8am-7:30pm Sunday
Price: FREE
Where: Begins at Angel’s Flight, 351 South Hill Street
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hill/4th (2/302, 4, 10/48, 81, 90/91, 94)

Red Bull Soapbox Race 2011
Approximately 40 teams will compete in this non-motorized racing event, which encourages gear heads and adrenaline junkies alike to break out their toolboxes and build outrageous human-powered vehicles designed to thrill the masses.
Website: http://www.redbullsoapboxusa.com/
When: 11am-4pm
Where: Downtown, 5th/Olive
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple Line Pershing Square Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hill/5th (2/302, 4, 10/48, 81, 90/91, 94, 728, 794)

Cinespia – “The Shining”
Watch “The Shining” in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Website: http://www.cinespia.org/
When: 7pm
Price: $10
Where: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Santa Monica/Gower (4, 156/656)

YELLE at The Music Box
French pop star performs at The Music Box with French Horn Rebellion.
When: 8pm
Price: $25
Where: The Music Box at the Henry Fonda, 6126 Hollywood Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail
Red Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Adam Carolla at The Wiltern
With Special Guests Jimmy Kimmel & ESPN’s Bill Simmons.
Website: http://www.livenation.com/The-Wiltern-tickets-Los-Angeles/venue/73790
When: 7pm
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)

Sunday, May 22

L.A. Acoustic Muisc Festival at The Broad Stage
Experience 20th century American history and local lore through our daylong tribute to America’s favorite troubadour, Woody Guthrie.
Website: http://thebroadstage.com/
When: 3pm
Price: $47-$75
: The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Wilshire/11th (20), Santa Monica/11th (4)

The Thai Town Concert
“The boundless versatility of Thai Instruments : The music that truly transcends borders” Featuring The “Krapow” (Hot Basil)  Musical Ensemble & SOB Band  (Sound of Bangkok)  Performing Live Open-Air Concert.
Website: http://www.yelp.com/events/los-angeles-the-thai-town-concert
When: 3pm
: 5300 Hollywood Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Red Line Hollywood/Western Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hollywood/Western (180/181, 217, 780)

Concoroso Ferrari
140 vintage and contemporary Ferrari entries from the Ferrari Club of America – Southwest chapter.
Website: http://www.fca-sw.org/
When: 10am-3pm
: Old Town Pasadena, Colorado Blvd.
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Memorial Park Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Walnut/Raymond (267)
Other operators: Walnut/Raymond (Pasadena ARTS 51, 52)

California Strawberry Festival
Ranked among the top Festivals in the nation, the weekend celebration annually the third weekend in May offers a spectacle of strawberry fun for each and every one.
Website: http://www.strawberry-fest.org/
When: 10am-6:30pm
Price: $12
Where: College Park, Oxnard
Nearby Metro Rail: Red/Purple Line/Gold Line Union Station then transfer to Amtrak Pacific Surfliner to Oxnard, from there the FREE Strawberry Express Shuttle takes you to the festival.