Go Metro Weekends, Make a date with Metro

Are traffic, parking and feeding the meter starting to feel a bit routine?

Make Metro your date for a change! You’ll fall in love with how easy it is to get to the following events this weekend via our buses and trains:

First up, the 117th Golden Dragon Parade takes place this Saturday, Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. for those looking to celebrate the Lunar New Year. (Metro Gold Line to Chinatown Station.)

The LA Art Book Fair is happening this Friday through Sunday at the MOCA Geffen Contemporary. Enter for free and browse artists’ books, art catalogs, monographs, periodicals and zines from 250 presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists and independent publishers. (Metro Gold Line to Union Station or Pico/Aliso Station, then board Metro bus shuttles to Little Tokyo/Arts District. You can also walk to the Geffen Contemporary in about 15 minutes from either station.)

MONA, L.A.’s newest museum devoted to neon art, is opening this weekend at 216 S. Brand Boulevard in Glendale (across from the Americana). (Metro Bus 92 or 183 to Brand/Colorado or Bus 180/181 to Central/Lomita.)

Though current reports forecast a hot weekend, we know that won’t stop the amazing folks planning to participate in the L.A. Marathon–or their dedicated cheerleaders! This Sunday, Feb. 14, avoid traffic due to road closures by taking Metro Rail to one of several stations along the “Stadium to Sea” route. Metro will also run free bus shuttles between Expo Line Culver City Station and Santa Monica beginning at 5 a.m. race day. For more information about taking transit to the race, please see our dedicated post.

From the L.A. Marathon to movie marathons: Valentine’s Day weekend is typically a big one for those who enjoy a trip to the movies. Whether you’re looking for a classic returned to the big screen or want to indulge in a blockbuster, here’s what’s going on at theaters near transit this weekend:

  • The Pan African Film Festival is underway through Feb. 15 at Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills. (Metro Expo Line to Expo/Crenshaw, then walk 20 minutes south on Crenshaw or Rapid 710 or 740 or Bus 210 to Crenshaw/Stocker or Bus 105 or 40 to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard/Crenshaw.)
  • The El Capitan Theatre will host multiple screenings of Disney’s Lady and the Tramp now through Feb. 15. (Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Highland Station.)
  • Cinespia (the folks behind the summer screenings at Hollywood Forever Cemetery) will show Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind at the Palace Theatre this Saturday and Moulin Rouge at the Los Angeles Theatre this Sunday. (Metro Red/Purple Line to Pershing Square Station.)
  • The Egyptian Theatre has planned a lineup of decidedly unromantic films (though some might argue for Harold and Maude…) for those seeking refuge from colored hearts and cupid this weekend. (Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Highland Station, Rapid 780 or Bus 156/656 to Hollywood/Highland, or Bus 212/312, 217, or 222 to Hollywood/Las Palmas.)
  • Finally, if you can’t wait to see Zoolander II, Deadpool or How to Be Single, all of which open this V-Day weekend, you’ve got 15 movie theaters near transit to choose from!