Go Metro Weekends, July 18 − 20


Go Metro to the Masters of Ceremony Hip Hop Reunion tour, in L.A. this Friday for one night only at the Nokia Theatre at LA LIVE. The show features DMX, EPMD, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie, Naughty by Nature, and many more. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; ticket prices vary. (Metro Blue/Expo Line to Pico Station, or Metro Red Line to 7th Street/Metro Center.)

From 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. it’s another Fusion Friday at the USC Pacific Asia Museum! Enjoy live DJs spinning in the courtyard, beverages for purchase, and a selection of food trucks in the parking lot. This month’s performance includes Korean drumming and gongs, a samurai reenactment, and a raffle for $100 to the museum store. Cocktail attire is encouraged. The event is free for members and $15 for everyone else. (Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station then walk 9 minutes south on Arroyo Parkway and east on Union Street, or various Metro and Pasadena buses serving Colorado/Los Robles.)


Meet at SunCafe in Studio City this Saturday morning for a raw foods cooking class with head chef Ron Russell. Class lasts from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and is $25. (Metro Red Line to Universal City/Studio City Station then walk 9 minutes west on Campo De Cahuenga and east on Ventura Boulevard, Metro Rapid 750 to Ventura/Vineland, or Metro Bus 155 or 156 to Ventura/Fruitland.)

It’s a famous film locations of L.A. tour…on two wheels! Metro sponsors “Action! Close up on Downtown L.A.’s Film History,” a free bike expedition led by Downtown Film Festival L.A. and CICLE. Visit notable downtown film landmarks and finish at Angel City Brewery for a screening of American Cycle, part of the film fest’s closing night. The ride is about 7 miles and moves at a leisurely pace. To join, meet at the park at 1st and San Pedro Street at 5:30 p.m. (Metro Gold Line to Little Tokyo/Arts District Station, Metro Rapid 701 to Judge John Aiso/Temple, Metro Bus 30/330 and 40 to 1st/San Pedro.)

Street Food Cinema presents a John Hughes double feature this Saturday at Exposition Park. $12 gets you food trucks, live music, Pretty in Pink and Weird Science. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., bands starts at 6:30 p.m., movies at 8:30 p.m.. (Metro Expo Line to Expo Park/USC Station, or various Metro buses serving Exposition Boulevard.)


Highland Park’s beloved Galco’s Soda Pop Shop will host The Great Root Beer Taste-Off this Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. Tasters will have more than 75 types of root beers, birch beers and sarsaparillas to sample, plus music, entertainment, and soda-themed fun. Tickets are $5 for children, $15 for adults. (Metro Bus 83 to Avenue 57/York.)

All Weekend

This Friday and Saturday evening at the Bowl, Jack Black hosts the Dreamworks 20th Anniversary special, featuring memorable scores performed by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and film highlights on the Bowl’s big screen. Go Metro and present your valid TAP card and concert ticket at the gift shop to receive a free Hollywood Bowl tote bag. (Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Highland Station then walk 10 minutes north on Highland to the Bowl or hop on the Hollywood Bowl shuttle–free with valid TAP.)

It’s the last weekend to see the much-lauded Sinful Saints and Saintly Sinners, an exhibit about sacred representations in Latin American art and worship, at UCLA’s Fowler Museum. Hours are 12 to 5 p.m. this Friday through Sunday. Admission is free. (Big Blue Bus 1, 2, 3, 8, or 12 to Hilgard/Strathmore “UCLA Terminal,” or Metro Rapid 761 or Bus 2/302 to Hilgard/Westholme.)

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  1. And it is best to take the bus to Galco’ s as walking or cycling there might be a threat to your safety.