Go Metro Weekends, Nov 14-16


Check out the latest display of yarn bombing at Grand Central Market. Yarn-O-Polis features more than 100 crocheters and knitters from around the world. There’s even one pillar dedicated to Metro Rail and Union Station! Viewers can expect the colorful pillars to stay up through the middle of January. The display is free to the public and open during Grand Central Market’s hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. (Metro Red/Purple Line to Pershing Square Station, exit 4th Street)

Enter the dynamic world of live performance as The L.A. Contemporary Dance Company presents “Into the Fray,” a fall production concert. Friday evening, watch four choreographers and 20 dancers showcase their range of talent and creativity with modern, ballet and jazz inspired expression. The 75-minute concert will take place at the L.A. Theatre Center from 8 p.m to 10 p.m. General admission is $26 and $21 for students, plus a $1 facility fee. (Metro Bus 30/330 or 40 to 6th/Broadway.)

Hear two poets, David Melzter and Julie Rogers, read their works and perform an improv duet at the Beyond Baroque Literary Art Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students and seniors. Admission for children is $6. (Metro Bus 33 to Venice/Shell)


Watch the Los Angeles Kings versus Anaheim Ducks rematch at Staples Center. The puck drops at 1 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Show your valid TAP card to the Team L.A. Store cashier and save 10% on LA Kings official merchandise. (Metro Blue/Expo Line to Pico Station.)

Baldwin Hills Crenshaw will hold its annual tree lighting ceremony on Saturday at  5:30 p.m. Head down and meet a very special, jolly guest (spoiler alert: it’s Santa!). Kids can also make a gingerbread ornament to take home – all supplies will be provided and it’s free! Craft time lasts from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (DASH Crenshaw to Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, Metro Bus 102 or Bus 40 to Stocker/Crenshaw)


The Hollywood Museum now features a Harry Potter exhibit with original costumes, wands, brooms and blueprints from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Go and see the display of sorcery from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Tickets begin at $5 for children under 5, $12 for students and $15 for adults. (Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Highland Station.)

All Weekend

Grab your soda and popcorn! As part of Native American Heritage Month, the L.A. Skins Fest celebrates its 8th Annual Festival highlighting talented Native Americans in cinema.The four-day event kicks off with an array of film screenings, panel discussions, Q & A sessions, youth workshops and an after party on closing night featuring Native American musicians. The best part about this festival is all film screenings are free! Check their website for schedule of events. Most of the screenings take place at L.A. LIVE. (Metro Blue/Expo Line to Pico Station)

Glide into the holiday season at one of the biggest ice skating rinks around, located in Pershing Square. Now in its 16th year, the Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square will be open now until Jan. 20 and features several family friendly events. Admission prices are budget-friendly at $9 for a one-hour skate session. Skate rentals are $3. Metro riders will receive a $1 skating session discount by showing their TAP cards. View the rink’s daily schedule at the Holiday Ice Rink website. (Metro Red/Purple Line to Pershing Square Station)

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