A Sam Smith concert, a Mexican dance performance and a pair of museum exhibits are just a taste of what Los Angeles has to offer this weekend. See what else is in store below.
British singer-song writer Sam Smith will perform breakthrough hits from his album, In the Lonely Hour, this Friday at The Forum. The six-time Grammy nominee is best known for his popular collaboration on Disclosure’s single, Latch (my personal favorite), and his soulful ballad Stay with me. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are selling quickly, so get yours today! (Metro Bus 115 or 212/312 to Manchester/Prairie)
Danza Floricanto/USA, the oldest Mexican dance troupe in Southern California, is celebrating the tradition of La Candelaria with dancing and singing from 11:30 a.m. through 2 p.m. Originally, the event celebrated Virgin Mary’s presentation of baby Jesus. Today, Floricanto is creating new traditions for the Chicano/Latin community. Purchase presale tickets for $11 or pay $15 at the door. (Metro Red, Purple, Gold or Silver Line to Union Station)
Football’s biggest game is here, so put on your toughest game face and head to Short Order for the 49th Annual Superbowl. Both Seattle Seahawk and New England Patriot fans can chow down on Nancy Silverton’s grass-fed burgers or the all-you-can-eat wings for $12 during the game. Fans can also watch the game on one of many flat screen TVs inside or outside the restaurant. Short Order is next door to The Farmer’s Market and easily accessible via Metro. (Metro Bus 217 or DASH Fairfax to Fairfax/3rd)
The Super Bowl festivities are in full effect with food specials and more at Plan Check Kitchen and Bar! Skip traffic (and avoid possible bad drivers) by taking Metro to enjoy your favorite game day foods such as chili burgers, nine-layer dip, chili cheese fries, and of course, Buffalo wings! Plus, if you’re up for the challenge, enter the chicken wing-eating contest! Sign-ups start at 2 p.m. See the restaurant’s locations and menus here.
The Grammy Museum’s newest exhibition, The Taylor Swift Experience, is on display now through May 10. See the pop star’s rare childhood photographs, hand-written lyrics and props from her trendy Shake It Off music video. There’s also an interactive section of the exhibit giving visitors a detailed look into her career as a music icon. Museum hours are 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. See the Grammy Museum’s website for ticket prices. (Metro Blue or Expo Line to Pico Station or Metro Red/Purple Line to 7th/Metro and walk south on Figueroa Street)
Back from a two week hiatus, the Pasadena Museum of California Art is now showcasing three new exhibitions. Take Metro to see them and get a discount on admission! All three exhibits, Armin Hansen: The Artful Voyage, JIM MORPHESIS: Wound of Existence and Lars Jan: HOLOSCENES/ Quaternary can be viewed now through May 31. Show your valid TAP card at the admission desk to receive $2 off your ticket price. Or, go there this Saturday during the SoCal Museums Free-For-All and get in at no cost. (Metro Gold Line to Memorial Park Station and head southwest on Arroyo Parkway and left on Union Street or Metro Bus 256, 180/181 or 686/687 to Colorado/Madison)
And that wraps up this weekend’s events. Here’s a little more information to help you navigate Metro: