Go Metro Weekends, June 22-24

Photo from Grand Performances Flickr.

Now that Culver City Station is open, take the Expo Line to The Jazz Bakery, currently holding court at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Go enjoy some amazing, innovative jazz.  Friday’s performance stars Mary Stallings while Saturday features Dori Caymmi. General admission tickets are $30 and $25 respectively. Both shows start at 8 p.m. (Metro Expo Line to Culver City Station, walk about 15 minutes southwest on Washington or transfer to Culver City Bus 1.)

Grand Performances are back at the California Plaza and kicks off with some dirty dancing this Friday. Dance along to the cult classic film at this free event. Pre-show salsa lessons start at 7:45 p.m. and professional dancers will be performing on stage as well. Don’t miss the special appearance by Kenny Ortega, the original choreographer of Dirty Dancing. Take Metro to Grand Performances and receive a free fountain drink from Starry Kitchen or Johnnie’s NY Pizza. (Metro Red or Purple Line to Pershing Square Station, Angels Flight to the top of Bunker Hill, Metro Bus 14 to Grand/3rd.)

The Look East: Korean Film Festival takes place this Saturday and Sunday at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Check their schedule of events for screening times. On Saturday at 1 p.m. Byung-hun Lee and Sung-ki Ahn will become the first Asian actors to cast their hand and footprints outside of the theatre. Go Metro to the film fest and get 15% off tickets. (Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Highland Station, Metro Bus 212 to Hollywood/Orange.)

And for a peaceful start to your weekend, check out this gorgeous video showing the various forms of transit in Tokyo by Pat Leezy.

4 replies

  1. Reading this post reminded me of something that is really a shame and is the result of a stupid decision made more than 20 years ago. To get to Grand Plaza, you take Angels Flight which is actually ADA accessible. But the Northern Mezzanine of the Pershing Square station has no ADA faregate, because neither of the portals or “headhouses” that lead from this Mezzanine have elevators.

    In a wheelchair and want to go to this performance (or the Grand Market)? You have extra hassle not from the 100-year-old funicular but from the less than 20 year-old Subway.

  2. Took Expoline from Culver City to Calif Science Center & Natural History Museum. Terrific day. Only negative: train had a lot of trash on floor, even in morning.

  3. You guys forgot to mention about LACMA’s Levitated Mass exhibit that opened this past Sunday, maybe because Metro Rail doesn’t reach it, yet. However, there’s free admission this week for residents that live in the zip codes that the rock passed through earlier this year. Take Metro Local buses 20 or 217, Metro Rapid buses 720 or 780 to reach LACMA at Wilshire/Fairfax; the 217 can be reached at the Hollywood/Highland Red Line station (along with the 780) or La Cienega/Jefferson Expo Line station, 20/720 buses can be reached from the Wilshire/Western Purple Line station in addition to the Red Line at Wilshire/Vermont. http://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/levitated-mass

    Free admission info for residents along the Levitated Mass transport route.