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5 Free Things To Do This Weekend in L.A. Taking Metro [5-26-2023 to 5-28-2023]

May 24, 2023 by We Like L.A. with L.A. Metro
Waiting area in Union Station Los Angeles. Photo by Brian Champlin / We Like L.A.

Live comedy? An outdoor movie screening? An art tour on two wheels? It’s all part of the forthcoming holiday weekend, and per usual everything on our mind is admission free and 100% accessible by Metro rail or bus routes. So let’s get to it.

Jump into the list below for the complete rundown, and remember to swing over to the Metro Trip Planner to help navigate your route. And of course, most importantly, have a great weekend!

Metro-Accessible Freebies

Music at The Market -> Want a side of tunes to pair with your evening meal? Grand Central Market’s pop-up music series continues this Friday with a chill performance by indie acoustic folk trio, The Ateliers. Run from 6 to 8 p.m. Free to attend. More info here.

GO METRO: Take the B or D Lines to Pershing Square

Crazy Rich Asians at Ivy Station -> The lawn at Ivy Station transforms into an outdoor movie setting this Friday to celebrate AAPI month with a free screening of Crazy Rich Asians. The space opens up for guests at 7:45 p.m., and the movie starts at 8:15. Low-back chairs and blankets encouraged. Free popcorn too! More info here.

GO METRO: Take the E Line to Culver City station

Metro Art: Journeys By Bike -> In partnership with Metro Art, Metro Bike Share hosts a Community Ride called “Journeys by Bike“ this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The ride begins at Union Station where guests will be guided through the the newly installed Metro Art exhibition. From there, you’ll check out community art along a 5-mile route that finishes up at the Vermont / Expo station. Riders 16 years and older can reserve a Metro Bike at no-cost for the event, but remember to bring your helmet! More info here.

GO METRO: Take the B, D or L Lines to Union Station

Open Stage at The Elysian -> Every month The Elysian Theater in Frogtown offers an open invite for performers looking to workshop their ensemble (meaning three or more people) material to a live audience. The next Open Stage event is this Saturday, and even if you’re not a performer, you can attend for free to see what weird, inventive, and hilarious stuff locals have been working on. Plus, there’s free pizza before the show! Runs 2:30 to 5 p.m. Get more info and RSVP here.

GO METRO: Take the 96 Line to Riverside / Newell

Marina Culture Jam -> The Department of Beaches and Harbors and The Music Center have teamed up for a free spring series at Burton Chace Park in Marina del Rey, and you can catch the next installment this Sunday. Part II of the The Marina Culture Jam features a ceremonial and social dance performance by the Korean Classical Music & Dance Company, as well as traditional Filipino folk dance and music by Kayamanan Ng Lahi. A cultural workshop accompanies the event, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More info here.

GO METRO: Take the 108 Line to Mindanao / Lincoln

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