Birth mom, chosen mom, drag mom - we’ve got picks for all of life’s matriarchs.
For the Fabulous Mom
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.
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.
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.
For the Academic Mom
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.
For the Fancy Mom
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?