Happy Friday Source readers and mass transit riders! Still not sure of your plans for this weekend? Chose from our list of events and take your weekend from good to great.
You know the drill: half of the following activities are free to attend, and all are easily accessible via Metro Bus or Rail. At some events, score an exclusive Destination Discount simply by showing your valid TAP card!
ArtNight Pasadena. 6-10 p.m., FREE. Participating museums and cultural centers keep their doors open late for an evening of art, music, and entertainment. Metro riders with valid TAP cards receive special perks/discounts from many ArtNight venues. (Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station or various Metro buses serving Old Pasadena.)
Horrible Movie Night at Meltdown Comic’s Nerdist Showroom. 9 p.m., $8 in advance or $10 at the door. This month’s movie is Voyage of the Rock Aliens (1984) hosted by John Mathot (Disney’s Phineas & Ferb) and Susan Wright (The Because Show podcast). There will also be standup comedy, free popcorn, and lots of yelling at the screen (viewers win prizes for the best roasts). Your TAP card saves you 10% on Meltdown Purchases. (Metro Bus 2/302 to Sunset/Gardner or Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Highland Station, then walk approximately 20 minutes south on Highland, west on Sunset to Meltdown Comics.)
L.A. Kings v. Anaheim Ducks at the Staples Center. 7:30 p.m., ticket prices vary. As always, save 10% on official merchandise at the L.A. Kings Team Store with valid TAP card. (Metro Blue/Expo Line to Pico Station.)
Family St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Old Pasadena. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., FREE. Stop by One Colorado for kid-friendly St. Patty’s festivities including crafts, Irish dance performances and lessons, and live Celtic music. (Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station or various Metro buses serving Old Pasadena.)
LAUSD Arts Fest in Grand Park. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., FREE. Grand Park hosts the LAUSD Arts Fest, which will feature live stages with student performances, an artist market, a “screening room” featuring student short films, a creativity zone and more. Proceeds benefit the art programs of individual schools or the instructional needs of the LAUSD Arts Program. (Metro Red/Purple Line to Civic Center/Grand Park Station or various Metro buses serving Hill St.)
Lucha Reyes street dedication ceremony. Starts at 1 p.m., FREE. Celebrate Lucha Reyes by enjoying a free Mariachi concert at Mariachi Plaza. (Metro Gold Line to Mariachi Plaza Station.)
L.A. Clippers v. Cleveland Cavaliers. 6:30 p.m., ticket prices vary. All-Stars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul lead the red hot Clippers against Kyrie Irvin and the Cavaliers! Show your TAP card for 15% off your purchase at the L.A. Clippers Team Store. (Metro Blue/Expo Line to Pico Station.)
Fridamania Festival at MOLAA. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., FREE. The Museum of Latin America Art is celebrating women creatives and kicking off their newest exhibit Frida Kahlo, Her Photos, with the Fridamania Women’s Day Celebration. There will be live music and folklorico, curator-lead tours of the exhibit, displays by local women artists, craft vendors, foodtrucks, a Frida Kahlo look-alike contest, and more. (Metro Blue Line to 5th Street Station then walk 12 minutes east on 6th Street to MOLAA.)
Western Music Association monthly jam at the Autry National Center. 12 – 3 p.m., free with price of admission. Join musicians and cowboy poets as they perform stories and songs of the romantic Old West, contemporary music of the American West, and songs of the open range and the American cowboy. Don’t leave without taking in Floral Journey: Native North American Beadwork, the museum’s newest exhibit, opening Saturday, March 15. (Metro Bus 96 to Autry National Center.)
Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre. Friday – Sunday, ticket prices vary. Support LGBT POC filmmakers and their stories. Program includes documentaries, feature films, and shorts. (Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Highland Station, Metro Rapid 780 or Bus 156/656 to Hollywood/Highland, or Bus 212/312, 217, or 222 to Hollywood/Las Palmas.)
Architecture and Design Film Festival at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Friday – Sunday, tickets are sold for themed “programs” of 90 minutes consisting of 1-3 films. (Metro Red/Purple Line to Pershing Square Station, Metro Bus 40, 83, or Rapid 728 to Spring/5th, or various other downtown L.A. buses.)
Center Theatre Group presents Harmony, a new musical by Barry Manilow and Bruce Sussman, at L.A. Music Center. Shows run March 4 through April 13, ticket prices vary. Save 10% on tickets with valid TAP card.
The Paley Center for Media presents PaleyFest at the Dolby Theatre. Event runs March 13 through 28, ticket prices vary. This interactive pop culture event takes place over two weeks and connects fans with the casts and creators of their favorite TV series. Tickets are a whopping 50% off with valid TAP card at the box office or exclusive Metro promo code online.
Finally, if you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Hollywood this weekend or Monday, the Metro Red Line is a safe alternative to driving that’s traffic-proof and parking free!