Go Metro Weekends, Memorial Day Edition

Take advantage of the long weekend and Go Metro! There’s lots of great all-weekend events to keep you occupied. Ride the Gold Line to Little Tokyo and enjoy live jazz at the Los Angeles Jazz Collective Memorial Weekend Festival. The Green Line gets a little love this weekend thanks to Fiesta Hermosa, and event celebrating everything Hermosa Beach – with free shuttles to the event from an lot near the Redondo Beach Green Line Station. The The 25th Annual Jazz and Reggae Festival takes place on Sunday and Monday at UCLA and should satiate anyone’s need for culture, music and community.

It’s probably a good weekend to remind readers to take advantage of Metro’s Destination Discounts – they’re a great way to save a little cash by going Metro to participating destinations.

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 27

Gangi at The Echo
Since completing their 2009 Spaceland Residency, Gangi has been garnering rave reviews of their live show from sources ranging from SPIN to LA Record.
Website: http://www.attheecho.com/
When: 8:30pm
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)

Los Angeles Jazz Collective Memorial Weekend Festival
Four shows and thirteen groups – live jazz!
Website: http://bluewhalemusic.com/
When: 9pm Friday, 3pm Saturday, 8pm Sunday
Price: $10
Where: The Blue Whale, 123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street
Nearby Metro Rail: Gold Line Little Tokyo/Arts District Station, Red/Purple Line Civic Center Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Los Angeles/1st (30, 40/42, 439, 442)

More weekend events, after the jump.

Saturday, May 28

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)

My Chemical Romance at Hollywood Palladium
Em0-goth-pop-punk at its finest.
When: 7pm
Price: $41
: Hollywood Palladium, 6215 W. Sunset Blvd.
Nearby RailRed Line Hollywood/Vine Station
Nearby Metro Bus StopsSunset/Vine (2/302, 210)

Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub at The Music Box
Producer of such acts as U2, Bob Dylan and Neil Young performs.
When: 6:30pm
Price: $30
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)

Fiesta Hermosa
Over 270 artists and crafters are featured, including painters, photographers, ceramicists, jewelers, sculptors, and handicrafters.
Website: http://fiestahermosa.com
When: 1oam-6pm Saturday-Monday
Price: FREE
Where: Hermosa Beach, FREE shuttle buses provided from the Northrop Grumman Parking Lot at the intersection of Space Park Drive and Doolittle Drive
Nearby Metro Rail: Green Line Redondo Beach Station

Outdoor Cinema Food Fest at Los Angeles Historic State Park
Watch “There’s Something About Mary” on a massive outdoor movie screen with food trucks!
Website: http://www.outdoorcinemafoodfest.com/
When: 5:30pm
Price: $10
Where: Los Angeles Historic State Park
Nearby Metro Rail
: Gold Line Chinatown Station
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Alameda/College (76)

Sunday, May 29

Tim Burton at LACMA
A major retrospective exploring the full range of Tim Burton’s creative work, both as a film director and as an artist, illustrator, photographer, and writer.
Website: http://www.lacma.org/
When: 11am-8pm
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Nearby Metro Bus Stops
: Wilshire/Fairfax (20, 217, 720, 780)

GLEE! Live at Staples Center
An all-new singing and dancing celebration of the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning show.
Website: http://www.staplescenter.com/
When: 3pm Saturday, 7:30pm Sunday
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)

The 25th Annual Jazz and Reggae Festival
A historic celebration of music, culture, and community.
Website: http://jazzreggaefest.com/
When: 12-7pm Sunday, Monday
: UCLA Intramural Field, 405 Hilgard Ave.
Nearby Metro Bus Stops: Hilgard/Charing Cross (2/302, 233, 305, 761)
Other operators: UCLA Ackerman Loop (Big Blue Bus 1, 2, 3, 8, 12, 22)

Long Beach Really Really Free Day
Activities include Sharing resources, crafting, information, giveaways, workshops, creative areas for singing, dancing and music with the Recycled Drum Circle and many other surprises!
Website: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=130333370374471
When: 12-5pm
Price: FREE
Where: Downtown Long Beach, 3rd St/Elm Ave.
Nearby Metro Rail: Blue Line 5th Street Station