Mark those calendars because it’s Mother’s Day this weekend and there are loads of ways to show your Mom how much you love her. You could take her on a shopping spree at Unique Markets or a gastronomic journey at Smorgasburg LA. Or if she fancies, get all dressed up for a proper high tea at the Huntington or the Mission Inn. Need even more ideas? Check out the rest of our weekend picks below!
photo: Unique Markets
Shopping at Unique Markets is a fun experience packed with creativity and inspiration for all. Visit this pop-up marketplace and you’ll discover and meet the people who design and make the goods directly. Hear their story, touch/try-on/see the products before you buy, find out about their process, and get inspired by all that you see. You’ll find everything from home decor and art, to clothing and jewelry, apothecary products and baby gifts to letterpress stationery, and everything in between. Shop small, feel good. Sat.-Sun. Event details.
Los Angeles premiere of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane —24th Street Theatre, renowned for presenting sophisticated, emotionally rich and provocative theater that can be enjoyed by both adults and kids, separately or together, presents Dwayne Hartford’s stage adaptation of the novel by Kate DiCamillo. In this powerful and highly stylized story, Edward Tulane is a porcelain rabbit who must learn the meaning of love: what it is to love, what it is to lose that love and how to find the courage to love again. Sat.-Sun. Event details.
Join Smorgasburg LA and discover dozens of exciting food vendors plus sophisticated shopping from the realms of design, craft, style, vintage, wellness, and more. Cultural events, pop-ups, and other surprises transform the vast site into a new node in Downtown LA’s burgeoning scene, and a unique destination for the region. Sun. Event details.
Get ready to get out and enjoy the LA weather with some family and friends! This free admission event of Friday Night Block Party at L.A. LIVE Presented by Absolut includes $5 food and drink menus at participating L.A. LIVE restaurants, shopping at 20+ local pop-up shops and street performers throughout the evening! The event is open to the public from 6 p.m. until late. Fri. Event details.
What happens when the Wizard world meets the spit-spot world of a flying nanny? Why, the best tea party on earth is what! Come help make the magic happen at the tea party that’s party magic, part tea-party, party live action show and more! Sing along to your favorite songs, learn proper tea-time etiquette and of course find out what wizardly powers you have! This fun tea-party is perfect for ages 4-9 and all children are encouraged to wear their favorite costumes. This 1 1/2 hours, immersive and interactive show is recommended for ages 4-9. Up to two adults are allowed to accompany each ticketed child. Sat.-Sun. Event details.
The annual Sugar & Stilettos Bake Sale Extravaganza has raised over $400,000 for the Westside Food Bank in Los Angeles, which means over 1.6 million meals to those in need. This annual event brings together the city’s top bakeries such as Sweet Lady Jane, Craft Restaurant, Milo & Olive, Susie Cakes, Clementine and Top Tier Treats—as well as donations from Jennifer Meyer Jewelry, XIV Karat Jewelers, The Honest Company, Shutters on the Beach and Dry Bar, to create a family-friendly afternoon culminating in a crowning ceremony of Mr. Sugar & Stilettos. This year they will be hosting an Alice in Wonderland tea party, with characters for photo ops, the movie playing on a big screen, complimentary tea sandwiches, snacks, and more. Sat. Event details.
The Santa Monica Cultural Affairs presents the second annual Indigenous Now, a day of dance, music, spoken word and visual art by indigenous artists based in Los Angeles, Santa Rosa and Santa Fe at Tongva Park. This year the event draws on the theme of Kuuyam, the Tongva word for “guest” and features the work of indigenous artists. Discover through art, culture, music, and dialogue the relationship between Tongva hosts and their guests. The event is free and open to the public. Sat. Event details.
Worth the Drive
Treat mom to a lavish champagne brunch at The Huntington this Mother’s Day. Indulge in savory mushroom and gruyère quiche, crisp spring pea salad with ricotta and truffle-Dijon vinaigrette, eggs Benedict made to order, French toast with maple syrup, prime rib with horseradish crème, mini lobster rolls, and more. This family-friendly event will take place at The Huntington’s Rose Hills Foundation Garden Court surrounded under the lush canopy of plants and flowers. Sun. Event details.
In celebration of Mother’s Day, The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa will welcome mothers and their families for the property’s traditional Mother’s Day Brunch. Each year over 1,600 individuals come together as a family to enjoy free-flowing champagne, a chocolate fountain, and an extravagant brunch to honor moms. All mothers also receive their own long stem rose courtesy of property owners Kelly & Duane Roberts. Sun. Event details.
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