This Weekend: Get Up and Out From the Valley to Downtown with Culture and Shopping

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Mimi and Hy Mother’s Day Event: Two MDF Faves are getting together! Mimi & Hy the Shoppe in Studio City is having a Mother’s Trunk Show on Saturday, May 7  from 1 to 5 p.m. featuring Leela Grace Jewelry.  Gift with purchase with $50 of Voluspa, plus new arrivals from Eberjey and Bedhead. And champagne and treats for everyone! 12212 Ventura Blvd. Studio City (818) 761-2202.

Roni B Mother’s Day  Weekend Jewelry Trunk Show and Fundraiser: MDF Fave Roni B for the Fashionista is having a double event all weekend long from 11 a.m to 7 p.m Friday to Sunday. Starting off with Happy Hour Friday, Lisa Shapiro will be showing her Blue Candy jewelry line made of sterling, gold and semi-precious gems. There will also be wine, refreshments and a raffle ticket for a jewelry piece. 20% of the proceeds will go to the Kristi Kaplon Fund. Kristi, who has a toddler and is pregnant with twins, recently lost her husband tragically. Tough Cookies is joining Roni B. and offering 20 %of all sales to go to the Kaplon fund. Receive one raffle ticket for every $50 spent in-store at Roni B.or you can purchase raffle tickets individually for $1 each or 5 for $3. Raffle Prize valued at $195. ALL proceeds from raffle sales will go directly to Kristi. 13626 Ventura Blvd. Sherman Oaks,  (818)501.5115

2011 Fiesta Charity Spectacular and Horse Show: This annual event raises funds for the USC Norris Comprehension Cancer Center and for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The show provides an array of entertainment including horse competitions, music, food, vendors, a silent auction, raffles and much more. The main event, the “Spectacular” show, is on Saturday at 6 p.m. Through Sunday, 3 p.m., Los Angeles Equestrian Center, 480 Riverside Dr. Burbank, (818) 842-8444, $25 for adult general admission, $20 for children (6-12) and seniors (65+), Free for children 5 and under.

Sesame Street Live Weekend at the Los Angeles Zoo: Meet Cookie Monster and Grover and bring your camera to take a picture with them between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Free to zoo members; Included in the price of admission for non-members.

Fiesta Broadway: Event organizers say this is the largest Cinco De Mayo celebration in the world taking up 12 square blocks in Downtown L.A. Get the latest details at their website. Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Downtown Los Angeles (see website for exact area).

National Train Day: This is the “must go” train event of the year celebrating 40 years of Amtrak history. See model trains, train equipment displays, special exhibits and other exciting attractions. Get up close and personal with Amtrak equipment to experience first-hand the modern amenities and accommodations offered by passenger rail. Take a peek at how passengers traveled in past generations by touring a variety of historic train cars and privately owned luxury coaches. There’s live entertainment and more. For further details, go the National Train Day website.  Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Union Station, 800 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles.

Unique LA: The 3rd Annual UNIQUE LA Spring Show is happening May 7 and 8 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the California Market Center’s Penthouse at 110 E. 9th St. !The largest independent design show in the country, attendees get the rare chance to meet and shop directly from over 300 hand-selected designers and artists. The exciting two-day shopping event makes it easy for you to buy local and support LA’s economy, discover great design and deals, join in community, and have a blast! Over 95% of the products at the show are proudly made right here in the USA! On top of shopping the wide variety of offerings, the event boasts many exciting extras and amenities, including free workshops, an eco lounge, and two cafes featuring some of LA’s best restaurants and gourmet food trucks. $10 at the door or in advance.

Studio City Rotary Club Art Show: There’s handcrafted art and crafts perfect for gift giving, especially with mothers in mind. Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Moorpark Park in Studio City (Northeast corner of Laurel Canyon Blvd. and Moorpark St.)

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