Go Metro Weekends, Feb 27 – Mar 1


In collaboration with The Industry and Echo Park Film Center, Metro Presents a free screening of Thom Andersen’s Los Angeles Plays Itself, often called the best documentary film about L.A. The film runs from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. in the Union Station Fred Harvey Room. Immediately after the screening, audience members can participate in a Q & A with the filmmaker. (Metro Red, Purple, Gold Line to Union Station)

R&B singer/actress Ledisi will play Club Nokia Friday night with songs from her latest EP, The Intimate Truth and more. Hear her powerful yet soulful voice along with special guests Leela James and Raheem Devaughn. The show starts at 8 p.m. and ticket prices vary. Traffic is usually heavy on the weekends (especially near L.A LIVE), so take Metro to the concert and get dropped off directly across from the concert venue. (Metro Blue or Expo Line to Pico Station)


Attend L.A.’s famous underground Chocolate & Art show and discover fine art from local up-and-coming artists. The event will take place at KGB studios Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. In addition to art, there will be live music, face-painting, nail art/henna tattoos, live portraits, and of course, free chocolate! Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10. (Metro Gold Line to Chinatown then walk about 12 minutes north on Spring Street toward Elmya St or DASH Lincoln Heights to Main/Wilhardt and walk 4 minutes west.)

Meet at Culver City Station for a brisk morning run with Blacklist LA!


The Monster Energy Dub Show tour will stop in L.A. this Sunday at the L.A. Convention Center. From noon to 6 p.m., enjoy a concert and custom auto show featuring hundreds of cars, tricked out low riders, motorcycles and vendors. Tickets range from $25 to $100. (Metro Blue or Expo Line to Pico Station)

All Weekend

Chinatown’s Lunar New Year festivities continue this weekend with the 37th Annual Firecracker 5k/10k Run, Walk and Bike Ride. The event begins with the traditional lion dance and the lighting of 100,000 firecrackers! Besides dodging traffic and parking fees, there are other benefits to taking Metro. If you’re looking to celebrate the holiday another way, attend the Firecracker Festival featuring free music and cultural entertainment both Saturday and Sunday. (Metro Gold Line to Chinatown Station)

Comic book artists, creators and fans will gather this weekend for the Long Beach Comic Expo. Although smaller than the Long Beach Comic Con, the expo returns this year with a full exhibit hall, 150 invited guests, film screenings and more! Comic book artists, Art Adams (X-men, Avengers, Fantastic Four), Jim Cheung (X-Men) and Christ Claremont (X-Men’s Days of Future Past & The Dark Phoenix Saga) will also be in attendance. Ticket prices vary. (Metro Blue Line to 1st Street Station then walk about 12 minutes south on Long Beach Blvd.)

And that concludes this weekend’s roundup! See the links below for more help navigating Metro: