Mom. Entertainer, chef, homeschool teacher, boo-boo healer. This weekend is all about celebrating Mom and after the year she’s had, she deserves a little attention and extra love. Need some Mother’s Day inspo? Check out the Modern Maker’s outdoor market for locally crafted good and live music or take Mom on a 2-hour cruise featuring MOMosas and glorious coastline views. For the rest of the impressive list, scroll below.

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Los Angeles

Loria Stern Pop-Up for Mother’s Day
Swing by Teller, the newest store at Platform to shop hand-selected items like apparel, accessories, shoes and unique one-of-a-kind objects. Also in the store? A special Mother’s Day pop-up by Loria Stern who is bringing her signature flower-pressed cookies, chocolates and more that will add a sweet touch to your Mother’s Day gift. From 11 a.m. until sold out. Sat. Event details.

Spiky, Hairy, Shiny: Insects of LA
Every day, thousands of vibrantly colored insects whiz by under our noses. Some are furry and some are prickly, but most of the time their spectacular features are barely visible to the human eye. For almost 10 years, people all over Los Angeles have helped staff from the Natural History Museum gather samples of these insects as part of the Museum’s BioSCAN project, resulting in a collection that will help track changes to L.A.’s climate. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Griffith Park Pony Rides & Petting Zoo
Your favorite ponies are back, along with the petting zoo in Griffith Park. Spend time outdoors and socially distanced with a trip to this family-friendly destination that’s finally reopened. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Watch Will Rogers Polo Club Matches
The 2,000-year-old sport is alive and well at Will Rogers State Park, where you can spread out a blanket to watch the hoofs pound past you at the last remaining polo field in Los Angeles. Located on the former estate of actor/cowboy/humorist Will Rogers, who was an avid polo player himself, the Will Rogers Polo Club continues this ancient sport every weekend now through September. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

We will be hosting a Mother’s Day outdoor Market 11-3 p.m. Sat., May 8th. Enjoy a day with your family shopping locally crafted goods, enjoying tasty treats and some live music on the newly closed Pine Ave. pedestrian walk-in from the front of Romeo’s Chocolates and the Pie Bar. Sat. Event details.

Los Feliz Flea
Organized by The Odd Market (the same group that hosts Odd Nights at the Autry), this is a curated market with over 100 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, and more. Boasting plenty of shady areas and socially-distanced tables for kids to sit and eat at, this free-to-park and free-to-enter is by far the best value for treasure hunting. Sat. Event details.

Worth the Drive

Story Walk: Wump World
The self-guided Story Walk combines physical activity and literacy. Pages from a book are posted at stations along the route. As you walk through the Center, you are directed to the next page in the story. This session features The Wump World by Bill Peet. Fri. Event details.

Inside the Walt Disney Archives
Now on view at the Bowers Museum, the exhibition Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic celebrates The Walt Disney Company on the 50th anniversary of its archives, with behind-the-scenes access never before granted to the public. You’ll have the chance to walk through a dazzling display of more than 400 objects, including original artwork, costumes, and props that tell the story of the Archives, The Walt Disney Company, and Walt Disney himself. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Mother’s Day Celebration
At Pretend City on May 8, you can pretend it’s Mother’s Day the day before the actual day. Kids can contribute to a big community Mother’s Day card being created in the art studio. At the 11:30 a.m. storytime, they can listen to a reading of the classic tale, Are You My Mother?, while everyone can share all the great things about moms at 3 p.m. Sat. Event details.

Did Someone Say Goats?
This is a special time set aside for kids to visit the farm at Goods and Goats Market. You can pet and cuddle the goats, play with antique Tonka Trucks in the sandbox, watch the hens and roosters and meet the pups, Tuff and Indie. Adults can also purchase a painting kit to get your art on. Sat. Event Details.

Treat Mom to a relaxing two-hour coastal cruise aboard the Ocean Adventures Catamaran. This trip will depart Dana Point Harbor and cruise up the coastline to Laguna Beach. MOMosas, champagne, fresh seasonal fruit, juices, pastries and muffins will be served. Sun. Event details.

—Andie Huber


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