Go Metro Weekends, July 13 – 15

Historic Core Farmer’s Market. Photo by Shannon V. via Yelp.

The circus comes to the city as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents DRAGONS at the Staples Center. DRAGONS celebrates the Year of the Dragon with a blend of mythic dragon lore and authentic circus feats. There are shows on Friday at noon and on Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Go Metro or Metrolink to “the greatest show on earth” and save $8 on regular admission. Use the promo code TRAIN* if buying tickets online. (Metro Blue or Expo Line to Pico Station, Metro Bus 81 to Figueroa/12th. Metrolink connects to Metro through Union Station)

This week’s Eat|See|Hear movie is Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, and it’s taking place on Saturday at Bloch Field in San Pedro. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and tickets start at $10. For $20 you can guarantee yourself the best seat in the house even while arriving fashionably late. Max and the Moon will be performing at 7 p.m. and some of the food trucks attending the event include Rebel Bite, Fatmobile and Sweet E’s. (Metro Bus 246 or 450 to Pacific/15th, walk 4 blocks west to the field or Metro Bus 450 to Harbor Beacon Park Ride and transfer to Red Car to Port O’Call Station)

Grand Performances are getting hotter along with the weather! This Saturday at 8 p.m. head to the California Plaza and enjoy the music of Nitin Sawhney, a British American composer, producer and DJ. Those who go to the show by bike can take advantage of the free bike valet provided by the Los Angeles County Bike Coalition – and remember, bikes are welcome on all Metro trains and buses! (Metro Red or Purple Line to Pershing Square Station, Angels Flight to the top of Bunker Hill, Metro Bus 14 to Grand/3rd)

Even if you don’t live downtown, you should go check out its newest farmer’s market in the historic core of downtown Los Angeles. Held on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Historic Core Farmer’s Market features fresh produce and live music. Currently there are about 15 vendors lined up, but as the event gets more popular more vendors are sure to join in. The farmer’s market takes place on 5th Street between Spring and Broadway. (Metro Red or Purple Line to Pershing Square Station, walk one block east on 5th, Metro Bus 2 or 4 to 5th/Broadway)