Birth mom, chosen mom, drag mom - we’ve got picks for all of life’s matriarchs.

(Photo Credit: Alyssa Edwards.)

For the Fabulous Mom

May 9

You won’t have to drag your mom to this event - Alyssa Edwards: Dancing Queen has all the heels, hair and hilarity she didn’t know she needed. Strut over to see this favourite from RuPaul’s Drag Race in her one-woman stand-up comedy extravaganza. Make sure you practise your tongue pops in the mirror beforehand.

When: Thursday, May 9 7:00 p.m.
Where: Vogue Theatre
Cost: From $30
More Info: voguetheatre.com

(Art Credit: Jodie Blaney.)

For the Artsy Mom

May 11 & 12

Treat your mom to a masterpiece at the West of Main Art Walk, an exhibition showcasing the work of over 60 artists from various visual art disciplines. This is no regular tour: instead of a gallery, the artists will be displaying their work in their own homes and studios. Make your mom feel like the VIP she is with this insider sneak peek - you can even buy her a painting or six.

When: Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
Cost: Free
More Info: artistsinourmidst.com

(Photo Credit: Richmond Night Market.)

For the Busy Mom

May 10 - October 14

We get it, your mom’s a busy gal. Maybe she doesn’t have time to go out this week because she’s too busy at running club or writing a novel or driving you to the airport. No fear - the Richmond Night Market opens this Friday and stays open for 5 months. Coordinate your calendars and set up a night to enjoy all the music, merch, and crazy food you can handle.

When: Friday, May 10 - Monday, October 14
Where: Richmond Night Market
More Info: richmondnightmarket.com

(Photo Credit: SFU Faculty of Science.)

For the Academic Mom

May 11

If your mom’s always got her nose in a book and your dinner conversations rotate around the latest in molecular orbital theory, bring her to SFU’s Magic Chemistry Show. This explosive demonstration is part of the Burnaby Festival of Learning - we bet she’ll have a positive reaction.

When: Saturday, May 11 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Where: Simon Fraser University
Cost: Free, register here
More Info: festivaloflearning.ca

(Photo Credit: Two Rivers Specialty Meats.)

For the Fancy Mom

May 12

Whether she’d rather be in couture or crocs, your mom deserves an elegant Mother’s Day brunch. Put on your Sunday best and escort her to Two Rivers Specialty Meats, where you both can dine like queens. Start with strawberry scones with Devonshire cream and then enjoy your choice of an appetizer and entree (options include beet and goat cheese salad, eggs benedict with duck confit, and bananas fosters french toast). What better way to say “Thank you for making me the person I am today” than that delicious post-brunch bellyache?

When: Sunday, May 12
Where: Two Rivers Specialty Meats
Cost: $25
More Info: tworiversmeats.ca