Go Metro Weekends, Aug 3 – 5

Catch MANDRILL this Saturday at the Ford Amphitheatre. Photo from MANDRILL’s Official Facebook

Pixar in Concert rocks the Hollywood Bowl on Friday! Listen to all your favorite songs from your favorite Pixar movies (yeah right, like you can really choose just one favorite Pixar movie) performed live. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $11 (plus fees). (Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Highland, transfer to free Bowl Shuttle, Metro Bus 156 to Highland/Odin, Metro Bus 222 to Odin/Fairfield)

Go to Leimert Plaza Park on Saturday for a little taste of New Orleans. The 7th Annual New Orleans Cultural Festival features dancing, soul food, Creole/Cajun cuisine, arts and crafts vendors and more. The Mardi Gras Parade is at noon, but the event starts at 11 a.m. and lasts until 6 p.m. Admission is free, and if you go Metro you will receive free Mardi Gras beads. Just show your valid TAP card at the New Orleans Cultural Festival booth. (Metro Bus 40 to Martin Luther King Jr/Sutro)

If you like funky music, head to Ford Amphitheatre on Saturday for Funk-a-Fair. Funk band MANDRILL joins Lowrider Band for an evening of soulful rhythm and blues. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $30. Go Metro and receive $6 off general adult admission, use the code METRO if purchasing tickets online. (Metro Red Line to Universal City Station, transfer to free shuttle to theatre. The free shuttle runs every 20 minutes)

It seems like there’s another night market in town, although this one isn’t free to attend. LUCKYRICE Night Market debuts in Los Angeles at Culver City’s Helms Bakery District this Saturday. Rising stars in the food business will join celeb chefs in the East Asian Design Warehouse at H.D. Buttercup to bring glitz and glamour to Asian street food, and fancy beverages will abound. General admission is $50 (plus tax and fees) and covers all your food and drink; tickets are going fast. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m. This is a 21+ only event. (Metro Expo Line to Culver City Station, Metro Bus 33 to Venice/Helms,Culver City Bus 1 to Washington/Helms)

Take in some jazz on Sunday at Santa Monica’s Jazz on the Lawn, happening. Taking place at Stewart Street Park, the event not only features live music but also frozen treats and complimentary drinks. This Sunday’s band is The Dustbowl Revival, and they’ll be playing from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Admission is free, and Jazz on the Lawn also offers free bike valet. (Big Blue Bus 44 to Stewart/Exposition, check Trip Planner for connections)