This weekend, don’t miss the Pasadena Earth and Arts Festival. The festival kicks off on Friday at 7:30 p.m. with an outdoor screening of “Occupy Love” at the Memorial Park Levitt Pavilion. Then on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., head back to Memorial Park or visit Armory Center for the Arts for live music, art workshops, an eco-marketplace and more. C.I.C.L.E. is also sponsoring a bike ride during the festival. The festival is free to all. Show your TAP card at the transportation booth at Memorial Park and receive a free reusable Earth Day bag while supplies last. (Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station, Metro Bus 267/264 to Walnut/Raymond)
Taco lovers, go crazy at Grand Park this Saturday at ¡TACO MADNESS! The event takes place from noon to 7:30 p.m. and includes DJs, live mural painting and of course, tacos. ¡TACO MADNESS! is free to attend and tacos start at $1 each. Show your TAP card at the Jarritos booth and get a free beverage. (Metro Red/Purple Line to Civic Center Station, Metro Bus 10/48 to Hill/Temple)
L.A. Times Festival of Books is taking place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, check out the previous posts for more information. Besides the Expo Line, the Bullseye Bus and F DASH are other transit options for getting there. The free Bullseye Bus leaves from Union Station and may be a better transfer option for those coming in on the Gold Line. F DASH travels between downtown L.A. and USC along Figueroa Street; rides are 50 cents and they accept TAP. Show your TAP card when buying official Festival of Books merchandise and get 10% off.
On Sunday, gear up for CicLAvia. Check out the previous posts for route info and Metro connections, bus detours are listed here. Show your TAP card at the merchandise tent and save 15% on CicLAvia T-shirts. Mention CicLAvia at the Mar Vista Time Travel Mart to get 10% off on your purchase.