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Mother's Day in Los Angeles

Mother's Day Events in Los Angeles

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If you find yourself with Mom in Los Angeles for Mother's Day, hear are some special activities she may enjoy, most of which involve food. If the Mom in your life is more about DOING than EATING, check out these 10 ideas for Mother's Day Fun in Los Angeles.

1. Mother's Day Brunch at the Disney Concert Hall

The Garden at Disney Concert Hall
Photo © 2005 Kayte Deioma, licensed to About.com

Mother's will be feted by Patina Catering in the Blue Ribbon Garden at the gleaming Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles. Belgian Waffle Bar, Vienna Style Fried Chicken, Free Range Scrambled Eggs, Farmhouse Cheese Quiche and Honey Glazed Ham, will be complimented by a plethora of salads, breakfast pastries and desserts. House wine included.
When: May 11, 2014, 9:30 am, 12:30 pm seatings
Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 141 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Cost: $50 Adults, $22 Children 12 and under (+tax and tip)
Info: www.patinagroup.com

Check Mother's Day Menus at other Patina Restaurants.

2. Mother's Day Brunch Cruise

Hornblower Yachts' Endless Dreams
Photo © 2005 Kayte Deioma, courtesy of www.KayteDeioma.com

Hornblower Cruises is offering Mother's Day Brunch and Dinner Cruises departing from Newport Beach and Marina del Rey.
When: Sunday, May 11, 2014. Brunch Cruises depart at 9:30 am and 2 pm with boarding half hour before departure times.
Where: Departures from Marina del Rey and Newport Beach
Cost: $72 per person
Info: www.hornblowerholidays.com

3. House of Blues Gospel Brunch

House of Blues on the Sunset Strip
Photo © 2012 Kayte Deioma, used with permission.
The House of Blues used to have their famous Gospel Brunch every Sunday, but now it's reserved for special occasions like Mother's Day. This Mother's Day the original House of Blues on Sunset Blvd will have two seatings for their Gospel Brunch and an all new show produced by Grammy winner Kirk Franklin. The House of Blues in Anaheim will also host two shows for their own Gospel Brunch.
When: May 11, 2014, 10 am and 1 pm, doors open 45 minutes before each show so you can get your food and get settled.
Where: House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Cost: $54.50 (includes tax & tip)
Info: www.houseofblues.com, Tickets

 

4. Take Mom to a Play

Pantages Theatre Exterior
Photo courtesy of Broadway LA
Light up mom's evening with a night out for musical theatre like Book of Mormon, Cats, or The Ghost of Gershwin, a heavy estrogen play like The Vagina Monologues. Find mostly discounted tickets for these and other shows at Goldstar.com.

5. For Mom and the Kids

Storybook Theatre Circus
Photo courtesy of the Storybook Theatre at Theatre West
There are a bunch of shows playing Sunday where Mom and Dad can have fun with the kids along, or take mom and the kids to see a family show like Tarzan, with music by Phil Collins or the interactive musical Snow White.

6. Cooking Class on Mother's Day?

EATZ
Photo courtesy of EATZ

Usually you think of getting mom out of the kitchen on her special day, but if the mom in your life really enjoys the gourmet cooking experience, or would like to improve her kitchen skills, joining her for a Mother's Day Brunch cooking class at EATZ may be just the thing. $135 per person includes all food, wine and cocktails.

More Recreational Cooking Classes in LA

7. Mother's Day Brunch at Tangata at the Bowers Museum

Bowers Museum in Santa Ana
Photo © 2008 Kayte Deioma, courtesy of www.KayteDeioma.com

Tangata Restaurant at the Bowers Museum in Sana Ana will serve up a special Mother's Day Brunch of braised short ribs, mustard crusted salmon, eggs benedict, a pancakes bar and a bevy of other appetizing choices.
When: Saturday, May 11, 2014 at 11 am - 3 pm
Where: Bowers Museum, 2002 N.Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706
Cost: $46 Adults, $19 under 12
Info: www.bowers.org

8. Mother's Day on the Queen Mary

Queen Mary Hotel and Attraction
Photo © 2005 Kayte Deioma, courtesy of www.KayteDeioma.com

Mother's Day Champagne Brunch is served in the Grand Salon aboard the stately Queen Mary. The brunch includes a carving station, Pacific Rim buffet, Mexican buffet, breakfast buffet, omelet station with pancakes and waffles, a seafood bar, salad and cheese table, and a multitude of desserts.
When: May 11, 2014, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802
Cost: $59.95 (plus tax and tip), Children $19.95
Parking: $5 with validation for up to 6 hours
Info: www.queenmary.com

More on Visiting the Queen Mary

9. Mother's Day Brunch at Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific
Courtesy of the Aquarium of the Pacific
Aquarium of the Pacific puts on a feast with the fishes for their Mother's Day Brunch.
When: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm (Aquarium open 9 am - 6 pm)
Where: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
Cost: $48 Adults, $19 Children 3-11, includes Aquarium admission), member discounts.
Parking: $8 in the Aquarium structure or at The Pike with validation. Beware: Streets are metered 9 am - 9 pm daily with 1 and 2 hour limits.
Metro: Blue Line to 1st and Pine Long Beach Transit Mall. Walk 5 blocks south or take the free red Passport bus.
Info: www.aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/mothers_day/

More on Visiting the Aquarium of the Pacific

10. Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Tasting

Who needs brunch when you have the three basic food groups covered? Josie's Restaurant in Santa Monica is offering a Mother's Day Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Tasting. From crisp riesling to delectable pinot noir, award-winning American cheddar to nutty Spanish Manchego, creamy Colombian milk chocolate to intense Madagascar dark, you'll sample and explore 10 leading wines and five cheeses and chocolates as you learn what makes each so special.
When: Sunday, May 11, 2014, noon or 3:30 pm
Where: Josie Restaurant, 2424 Pico Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90405
Cost: $79, Get $49 discount tickets from Goldstar.com while available.
Info: www.josierestaurant.com
 

11. Mother's Day in Downtown LA

DowntownLA.com has put together a great list of Mother's Day brunch and afternoon tea options in Downtown Los Angeles. Find out more at http://downtownla.com.

12. Mother's Day Dining

For Mother's Day dining options around the rest of Los Angeles, check out OpenTable.com's Mother's Day Dining Guide.

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