Go Metro Weekends, Feb. 21 – 23

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From last year’s Firecracker 5/10K in Chinatown. Don’t miss out on this great event! Photo: experienceLA

Welcome to another edition of Go Metro Weekends, where as always we try to keep your bellies, wallets and weekends full.


MADTv Stand Up will be taking place at I.O West! Some of the show’s alums will be hitting the stage at 8 p.m. to perform original stand up sets. Tickets start at $10. (Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Vine Station, walk a block and a half west on Hollywood Blvd.)

Old school hip hop fans rejoice! Big Daddy Kane will be live at House Of Blues Sunset and he’s bring some friends along. Show starts at 10 p.m. and is 18+. Tickets are $30. (Metro Bus 2 to Sunset/Kings)


The Kibbutz Dance Company will be performing at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex located at Cal State LA. Use your TAP card to save 20% on tickets! Show starts at 8 p.m  with tickets ranging from $44 to $64.50 (Metro Silver Line to Cal State LA Station)

International Space Station Day is taking place at the California Science Center. The event is free and you can use your TAP Card to receive $2 off adult tickets to IMAX showings! The Science Center is open daily from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. (Metro Expo Line to Expo Park/USC Station)


Crossoads Kitchen hosts chef Adam Fleischman of Umami Burger for Sunday Supper. There are three seatings: 5, 7 and 9 p.m. The menu is $45 per person. Reservations are recommended. (Metro Bus 10 to Melrose/Harper)

The USC School of Cinematic Arts is hosting a “Freaks and Greeks” series retrospective. This week, they’re up to episodes 5-9. Admission is free and open to the public. There’s also going to be a panel discussion with some of the cast and crew, and free refreshments! The event takes place in the Eileen Norris Cinematic theater in Frank Sinatra Hall at 2 p.m. (Metro Expo Line to Expo Park/USC Station)

Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall  2 p.mFree admission (Expo Line to USC/Expo Park)

All Weekend

What better way to get out of the house and get active than the annual Chinatown Firecracker 5/10K! The 5K takes place both Saturday and Sunday. Register online and save $3 on registration when you enter the promotional code GOMETRO. Registered participants who show their valid TAP card can receive free bag check-in service.(Metro Gold Line to Chinatown Station)