After a brief holiday hiatus, Go Metro Weekends is back! And boy do we have some awesome events and activities for you.
It’s the first week of a brand-new year, dear readers, so let’s get out there and make it count. And If you splurged too much during the holidays–on gifts for others of course–never fear, most of the following suggestions are free.
Celebrate the first Friday of the month in Venice or Long Beach with free “First Friday” community events at Abbot Kinney Boulevard from 6 -10 p.m. and Bixby Knolls from 6:30 -10:30 p.m. Local art, food, merchandise, performances, and people-watching abound. (For Abbot Kinney: Metro Rapid 733 or Bus 33 to Abbot Kinney/Venice. For Bixby Knolls: Metro Blue Line to Artesia Station, then LB Transit Bus 61 to Atlantic/Carson. *Note: LB Transit does not accept TAP, so be sure to purchase a transfer ticket at Metro TAP Vending Machines before exiting Artesia Station.)
Shake those post-holiday blues with lots of laughs. This Friday, go Metro to see Sarah Silverman, Pete Holmes, Todd Glass, and Kumail Nanjiani in the Peachy Keen Comedy Show at 8 p.m. at West Hollywood’s Bar Lubitsch. The show is free but also 21+ only. (Metro Rapid 704 to Santa Monica/Gardner or Bus 4 to Santa Monica/Spaulding.)
The L.A. Kings take on the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Staples Center. if you’re going to the game, go Metro and save 10% on official Kings merchandise at the Team L.A. Store. (Metro Blue/Expo Line to Pico Station.)
Explore Echo Park on foot and meet other Angelenos at this Sunday’s Secret Stair Walk. The free walking tour is about 2.5 miles, 1.25 hours, and is led by Charles Flemming, best selling author and aficionado of secret stairs. Meet in front of Fix Coffee, 2100 Echo Park Avenue, at 10 a.m. (DASH Pico Union/Echo Park to Echo Park/Baxter.)
For the kiddies, the Japanese American National Museum is celebrating the Year of the Horse with the free 2014 Oshogatsu Family Festival. The event takes place on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The list of activities includes learning to make Onigiri rice balls, observing world-renowned candy artist Shan Ichiyanagi make his specialty horse candy, and the giddy-up horse bouncy house. (Metro Gold Line to Little Tokyo/Arts District Station or Metro Bus 30, 330 or 40 to 1st/San Pedro.)
Art lovers: this is the last weekend to catch Sam Francis: Five Decades of Abstract Expressionism from California Collections at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Tickets range from $5 – $7, and admission is free the first Friday of every month from 12 – 5 p.m. – that’s today! (Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station.)
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