Go Metro Weekends, May 11-13

Start your Friday with a little spirit – Delta Spirit, that is. The indie rock band from San Diego is playing at The Music Box at Fonda Theatre. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $21.50. (Metro Red Line to Hollywood/Vine Station, Metro Bus 180, 217 to Hollywood/Gower.)

Saturday is National Train Day. The Pacific Surfliner in Del Mar. Photo by Nick Chill, via Flickr creative commons.

Saturday is a good day for train enthusiasts as Union Station hosts National Train Day. There will be food, entertainment and fun activities. Bring your kids to meet Dora the Explorer and learn about trains and rail safety. The event starts at 11 a.m. and lasts until 4 p.m. Admission is free. (Metro Red, Purple and Gold Line to Union Station. Check Trip Planner for buses.)

Searching for a last minute gift for Mother’s Day? Check out UNIQUE LA, happening at the California Market Center this Saturday and Sunday. Over 300 local designers and artists will have their cutest, quirkiest and most random wares on sale at the event. Free drinks will be available. The event also features Caine’s Arcade and you can meet the 9-year-old boy who built the cardboard arcade. Tickets are $10 and include unlimited re-entry for the weekend as well as an exclusive tote bag. Ten percent of all ticket sales will go to CicLAvia. UNIQUE LA is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. (Metro Bus 10, 66, Metro Rapid 728 to 9th/Main.)

This weekend is also the second week of REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival. The festival will screen short films by filmmakers from around the world and include all genres, from enchanting animation to moving live action. Screenings for both Saturday and Sunday are at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Check the official site for the list of movies. Tickets for each film are $5. REDCAT is located in the Walt Disney Concert Hall Complex. (Metro Red and Purple Lines to Civic Center Station, walk 2 blocks northwest on 1st Street. Metro Bus 14/37 to 1st/Grand.)