Go Metro Weekends, Feb. 7 – 9


Los Angeles County Natural History Museum. Be sure to drop by for First Fridays! Photo courtesy of jcookfisher via Flickr Creative Commons.

Happy weekend! Here’s another installment of Go Metro Weekends where as always, we try to keep your days, bellies and/or pockets full. Let’s get to it.


LACMA will be hosting a special showing of the Oscar Nominated film Nebraska. Show time is at 7:30 p.m. and is free with each paid general admission, which you can receive a discount on when you show your TAP card! (Metro Rapid 720 to Wilshire/Fairfax)

Keeping with the theme of museums, why not drop by First Fridays at the Natural History Museum as well! The schedule begins at 5 p.m. with performances ending at 10 p.m. Adult admission is $12, show your TAP card and save extra coin. Concerts tickets are extra and are currently sold out. (Metro Expo Line to Expo Park/USC Station)


In honor of LA Zine week, Pygmy Hippo Shoppe will be hosting its 2nd annual DIY Valentine’s party with renowned illustrator Esther Kim from 1 – 5 p.m. The event is free to attend and there will be free refreshments! (Metro Bus 14 to Beverly/Curson)

Country music star George Strait will be performing at the Staples Center, and he’s bringing special guest Martina McBride with him! Tickets start at $72.50 and are still on sale, but they’re selling fast. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. (Metro Blue/Expo Line to Pico Station)

All Weekend

Here’s something for the family: the Fresh Beat Band will be performing live at Nokia Theater! There will be shows on both Saturday and Sunday. Doors open at 12 p.m. both days. Tickets start at $24.50 and are still on sale, so make a family trip to DTLA. (Metro Blue/Expo Line to Pico Station)

The Beatles are reuniting……kind of. The Paley Center for Media will be hosting a special event celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles arriving in New York for an appearance on the Ed O’Sullivan show. Admission to the center and this event are free, although donations and contributions are always accepted. Screenings are at 1 p.m. on both days. (Metro Rapid 704 to Santa Monica/Canon)

The Other Side: Chinese and Mexican Immigration to America opens this weekend at the USC Pacific Asia Museum. Metro loaned some spare rail panels for artist Hung Liu’s Jiu Jin Shan (Old Gold Mountain) installation made of more than 100,000 fortune cookies over a railroad track that pays tribute to the Chinese migrant workers who lost their lives building the railroad.  The museum is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the weekend. General admission is $10. (Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station, then walk 1 block south on Arroyo Parkway and 4 blocks east on Union; or Metro Bus 264/267 to Los Robles/Union).

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  1. I won’t be at the Book Fair myself this year (I did assist with the IPM booth in a previous year, which also gave me some time to window-shop the other exhibitors), but do look for us (the year I was there, we were in the “special exhibits” area just outside the main room). You can’t miss us; we’re the ones with the wooden platen press, and if this year’s souvenir sheet is as planned, the type forme on the press consists of Ludlow slugs I set and cast myself, last Saturday.

  2. There’s also the Antiquarian Book Fair, at the Pasadena Convention Center, this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, within a half-mile walk of the Del Mar and Memorial Park Gold Line stations. If you attend, be sure to stop by the International Printing Museum’s demonstration booth.