Metro is for so much more than your weekday commute. This weekend, Go Metro to Big Hero 6, Seu Jorge, puppies, kitties, ballet, and an awesome art exhibit or two! Happy Friday Source Readers and mass transit riders, and as always, thanks for Going Metro.
Innovative, all-male dance company the Ballet Boyz takes the stage for three performances at the Music Center’s Ahmanson Theatre. Catch them Friday or Saturday at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday at 2 p.m. (And try to refrain from shouting “Go Billy!”) Thanks to our Destination Discounts program, your valid Metro TAP card saves you 20% at select performances. (Metro Red/Purple Line to Civic Center/Grand Park Station, or various Rapid and local buses serving Grand Avenue, Temple, Hill or 1st Street.)
Thinking of becoming a pet owner? Stop by NKLA’s Adoption Weekend this Saturday or Sunday at the La Brea Tar Pits. From 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. meet over 1,000 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens in need of a happy home. Adoption fees start at $50 and all pets are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Just remember, if you’re taking home a new, cuddly ball of fur: all animals must be in proper carrier cases to board our buses and trains. (Metro Bus 20 to Wilshire/Curson or Metro Rapid 720 to Wilshire/Fairfax.)
Brazilian singer, songwriter, and musician Seu Jorge will play at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA this Saturday at 8 p.m. Best known state-side for his work on the soundtrack of A Life Aquatic and his portrayal of “Knockout Ned” in the critically-acclaimed film City of God, Jorge’s music blends soul, psychedelic, and samba. Go Metro and receive 20% off tickets at the box office. (Metro Silver Line to Cal State LA.)
AFI FEST is the American Film Institute’s annual celebration of international cinema from modern masters and emerging filmmakers. The festival runs Nov 6-13 with screenings at the Dolby, Egyptian, and TLC Chinese Theatres (all Metro Red Line-accessible!). This year, as in the past, free tickets are available to most screenings. Show your TAP card at the following Hollywood eateries and save on treats during the dates of the festival.
North and east in Pasadena, the Norton Simon Museum’s latest exhibit Lock, Stock and Barrel promises not just beautiful works by old masters such as Rubens, Ribera, Fragonard and Giorgione, but also a rare glimpse of the money and maneuvers behind art acquisition and sales. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Adult admission is $12. (Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station, then walk 10 minutes south on Raymond Street and west on Colorado Boulevard.)
A new show at the Architecture + Design Museum highlights the career of Peter Shire. Not ringing a bell? If you’ve been on the Purple Line, we promise you’ve seen his work–at Wilshire/Vermont Station! Go Metro and receive $5 off admission. (Metro Bus 20 or Rapid 720 to Wilshire/Fairfax.)
So many great museums to visit, and yet, #1 on our weekend to-do list is still, admittedly Big Hero 6. If you plan on seeing the much-anticipated animation, here is a list of theaters easily accessible via Metro Bus or Rail:
- ArcLight Cinemas, Pasadena. (Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park or Del Mar Station.)
- AMC at Universal Citywalk (Metro Red Line to Universal/Studio City Station.)
- Pacific Culver Stadium 12 (Metro Expo Line to Culver City Station.)
- CGV Cinemas (Metro Purple Line or Bus 20 to Wilshire/Normandie Station.)
- El Capitan Theatre (Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Highland Station.)
- Pacific Theaters at The Grove (Metro Bus 217 or Rapid 780 to Fairfax/3rd.)
Want to get the most out of Metro? Here’s some more information.