Calling all mamas! This is YOUR weekend. To help you celebrate with gusto we’ve rounded up some of the coolest happenings, including a rock music-inspired ballet, a nature festival and a fancy family brunch. (Everyone else? Don’t forget to do something special for the mom-figures in your life on Sunday, Mother’s Day).

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Foggy Bottom

The Washington Ballet Presents: Bowie and Queen
A full-throttle evening of entertainment that combines the artistry and beauty of dance with the power of the world’s most innovative popular rock icons who defined an epoch. Fri.-Sun., 7:30 pm-9 pm. All ages. Event details.

Silver Spring

Music Box Series: Birdie Melodies
BSO musicians create a musical aviary filled with the Birdie Melodies of robins and cuckoos. Dance, sing and play to the delightful notes of our feathered friends. Thirty minutes prior to each concert the lobby fills with a range of musical, creative and fun activities for babies and families. Sat., 10 am-11:30 am. $12. Ages 6 months-3 years. Event details.


Mother’s Day Family Yoga
Celebrate Mother’s Day with an ocean yoga adventure! Set sail to the open sea learning to use your bodies and breath to help steer energy and calm minds. Through playful yoga movement, fun games like ‘Musical Mats, stories, and more, you’ill discover the treasure of love, mothers, and families, at the end of the map. Bonus: Moms will get extra special treatment during savasana! Sun., 2:30 pm-3:30 pm. $30/parent and child pair. Ages 3 and up. Event details.

Chevy Chase

Spring Celebration at Wooden Nature Sanctuary
Come to Woodend for the free walks and stay for the festivities! The day will begin with walks around the trails of Woodend with an experienced birder to teach you the basics! Next join in on a kid-friendly nature walk, and then stick around for a tour of the historic home on the property, crafts, games, and more! Sat., 8 am-11 am. Free. All ages. Event details.


Mother’s Day Brunch Bunch
Enjoy a lavish brunch buffet with live cooking stations and free-flowing Veuve Clicquot or Dom Perignon. Choose to celebrate picnic-style amongst the Mandarin Oriental hotel’s exquisite blossoms or in the dining room overlooking the Washington Marina. Reservations required. Sun., 12 pm-3 pm. $88/adults; $44/kids. All ages. Event details.


Cheverly Truck Touch
Cheverly Weekday Nursery is having its 19th Annual Truck Touch in the Cheverly United Methodist Church parking lot (you won’t be able to miss it). Honk the horns and climb on police cars, garbage trucks, ambulances, and more! Sat., 10 am-2 pm. $5; Free/under 18 months. All ages. Event details.

What’s your Mother’s Day weekend plan? Share the details in the comments below. 

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady