Mother’s Day is Sunday but there’s no need to keep the fun to just one day. Rock the whole weekend with theatre, film and even a mini-horse. Ride on!
Trey McIntyre’s Mercury Half-Life (highlights)
The Portland Ballet + Freddie Mercury equals an awesome show like no other. Contemporary ballet choreography set to the music of Queen creates an explosive show all ages will be in awe of. Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. SW. $5-$35. All ages. Event details.
Shrek The Musical Jr.
Everyone’s favorite Ogre is coming to the Brunish Theatre. The hilarious stage spectacle based on the film and Broadway adaptation, has been re-vamped especially for families. Head to the far away swamp and join Shrek and his cronies for a hilarious adventure. Fri., 7:30 p.m., Sat., 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., 2 p.m. Downtown. $10-$12. All ages. Event details.
Filmed by Bike
The 14th Annual Filmed by Bike features the world’s best bike movies and includes the kick-off New Belgium Street Party (free), a beer garden, the Amtrak Mainstage of entertainment and a weekend of incredible movies you won’t see elsewhere. Fri.-Sun., 4-10 p.m. Hollywood. $11. All ages. Event details.
Run Mama Run
Spend Mom’s Day together on a fun walk/run for moms and families. It benefits Family Forward, which works for family-friendly policies. And it benefits your health, too! It all starts with a light breakfast, followed by a kids’ fun run (free with your registration fee), then a 10k or a 5k walk/run. That should get you hungry for brunch! Sun., 8:30 a.m.-noon. Mt. Tabor. $49-$55/individual; $175/team of 5. All ages. Event details.
Worth the Drive
31st Annual Sheep to Shawl
Enjoy a day of fun, family, and history at the Willamette Heritage Center. The festival aims to teach children about a vital piece of the Willamette Valley’s history by walking them through the wool-making process at the site of the historic Thomas Kay Woolen Mill. Animals, including lambs, sheep, alpacas, rabbits, and a miniature horse, will be on the grounds for the day, as well as demonstrators showcasing live shearing, spinning, weaving, and more. Four bands will perform throughout the day, as well as a storyteller performing in one of our historic buildings. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Salem. Free. All ages. Event details.
What’s your Mother’s Day weekend plan?