Go Metro Weekends, Sept 7 – 9


Apple pie! Get a taste at the Good Food Pie Contest at LACMA this weekend. Photo by Melanie Lukesh via Flickr

This Friday, go Greek at the L.A. Greek Fest. The festival lasts all weekend at the Saint Sophia Cathedral, but everyone gets in free on Friday evening (5 – 11 p.m.). Adult admission is $3 on Saturday (1 – 11 p.m.) and Sunday (12 – 10 p.m.), go Metro and get a discount. There will be music, dancing, shows, games and of course food! And don’t miss celebrity guests Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. (Metro Bus 30 to Normandie/Pico or Metro Rapid 733 to Normandie/Venice)

Visit the land of Oz on Saturday in Culver City. The Helms Bakery Sunset Cinema series continues with The Wizard of Oz, screening for free on Helms Walk. The movie starts around 7:15 p.m. and there are plenty of restaurants nearby (like Father’s Office!) so you can dine before or after the film. (Metro Expo Line to Culver City Station or Metro Bus 33 to Venice/Helms)

Lovers of pie, get thee to LACMA this Saturday for the Good Food Pie Contest. The event lasts from 2 to 4 p.m. and will serve up pies from five categories, one of which is Metropolis II (pies inspired by an art installation? I can’t wait!). The event is free to attend. If you want a taste of pie, get there early – you can get a free pie tasting ticket from the KCRW welcome table in Hancock Park just north of the Ahmanson Building, but tickets are limited to number of pie entries and are first come first served. Oh, and if you wear an apron to the event, you’ll get free admission to the LACMA galleries. (Metro Bus 20 to Wilshire/Ogden)

If you’re in the West L.A.area anyway, you might want to check out Flash Festival at The Page Museum at La Brea Tar Pits. Chalk Repertory Theatre will be performing site-specific, 10-minute plays starts at 8 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Shows are technically free, but there is a $15 suggested donation and reservations are highly recommended. (Metro Bus 20 to Wilshire/Curson)

2 replies

  1. Sometimes, I take local lines (e.g. 20) instead since they are sometiems less crowded, even if they are slower than the rapid lines (e.g. 720).

  2. Can also take Rapid 720 to LACMA. Service is a bit better than 20 on a Saturday afternoon. (Though, 720 has passed me by before, so if you miss it, grab 20. Combined, they come about every 4-5 minutes really.)