Go Metro Weekends, April 10 – 12


Interior design lovers can see custom furniture pieces for free at Think Tank Gallery in the Fashion District Friday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The first-ever LA*SHO will be hosted by furniture maker Jason Radcliffe, from Spike TV’s design reality-show Framework. Designers from Ellen’s Design Challenge will also be in attendance. (Metro Bus 66 to Olympic/Maple)

Let the salsa dancing begin! Metro Presents a free performance by the beloved band Son Mayor — voted “Best Salsa Band” by LA Weekly. From 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., the group will perform two 45-minute sets in Union Station’s Fred Harvey Room. Admission is free for all. (Metro Red, Purple or Gold Line to Union Station)

If you’ve never seen lasers juggled at 1000 revolutions per minute, you can see it done during Mark Nizer 4D, the only live 3D show in the world! Click here for ticket information. The excitement begins at 7 p.m. in Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium. (Metro Bus 267/264 to Del Mar/Chester)


The El Portal Theatre will host the next showing of Da’ Hip-Hop Wizzard of Oz, an extension of LQ’s Performing Arts Center. Get ready to stay on your feet as performers give you a new perspective on Hip-Hop, putting a twist on the classic movie with uplifting songs and high energy dancing! The show can be seen at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Advance tickets are $25. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $35. See how you can save on tickets by going Metro to the show!  (Metro Red Line to North Hollywood Station)

Spend your Saturday morning exploring the fashions of men and women several decades ago during Heritage Square Museum’s 10th Annual Vintage Fashion Show and Tea. Period costumes and gowns will be on display at 11 a.m. After the show, enjoy an afternoon buffet tea and check out the museum store. Tickets are $30 per adult and $15 for  children ages 6 to 10. (Metro Gold Line to Heritage Square Station)


Puppetry, art and live music can all be seen at the Skirball Cultural Center’s 4th Annual Puppet Festival beginning at 10 a.m. The day-long festival will bring artists together from all over the world performing classic tales with marionettes, full body puppets and more. Advance tickets are sold out. General tickets can be purchased upon entry for $10. Tickets for children ages 2 to 12 are $5. (Metro Bus 234 or 734 to Sepulveda/Skirball Center)

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Participate in a good cause as local designers, builders and artists showcase novel structures made entirely out of canned foods. The canned creations are part of Canstruction LA, a competition geared to raise money for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. It can be found in the Farmers and Merchants Bank building in downtown L.A. Visitors can vote for their favorite structure with a $1 donation. Admission into the exhibit is free. (Metro Red or Purple Line to Pershing Square Station)

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