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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

Mother's will be feted by Patina Catering in the Blue Ribbon Garden at the gleaming Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles. Brioche French Toast, Quiche Lorraine, Spring Corn Chowder and Chicken pot pie, will be complimented by a granola parfait station, a plethora of salads, breakfast pastries and desserts. Mom receives a complimentary glass of Champagne.
When: May 12, 2013, 10:00 am, 12:15 and 2:30 pm seatings
Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall, 141 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Cost: $45 Adults, $19 Children 12 and under (+tax and tip)
Info: www.patinagroup.com

2. Mother's Day Brunch Cruise

Hornblower Cruises is offering Mother's Day Brunch and Dinner Cruises departing from Newport Beach and Marina del Rey.
When: Sunday, May 12, 2013. Brunch Cruises depart at 9 am and 2 pm with boarding half hour before departure times.
Where: Departures from Marina del Rey and Newport Beach
Cost: $69.95 per person
Info: www.hornblowerholidays.com

3. House of Blues Gospel Brunch

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 three 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 12, 2013, 10 am and 1 pm (9 and 12 in Anaheim), 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: $40.50 Adults, $32.50 Seniors 65+, $19.50 Children 5-12 (includes tax & tip)
Info: www.houseofblues.com, (323) 848–5113

4. Take Mom to a Play

A mother-themed play opens in LA just in time for mother's day, so why not take mom out for a little culture instead of just brunch.

My Mother's Keeper at Electric Lodge in Venice is "a play about relationships, how each generation is affected by the next, and ultimately about finding meaning and forgiveness in the past." www.electriclodge.org

5. For Mom and the Kids

There are a bunch of shows playing Sunday where Mom and Dad can have fun with the kids along, from Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries at the Dolby Theatre to Winnie the Pooh running back to back with a more traditional version of Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure at the Promenade Playhouse in Santa Monica, or Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove in Ontario.

6. Cooking Class on Mother's Day?

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. $105 per person includes all food, wine and cocktails. If the brunch menu doesn't appeal, and you're not particularly health conscious, they're also doing a bacon-themed menu Mother's Day evening.

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

Tangata Restaurant at the Bowers Museum in Sana Ana will serve up a special Mother's Day Brunch prime rib, free range chicken, wild mushroom ravioli, Atlantic salmon and a bevy of appetizing choices. From 1-3, Moms and kids can make art at the Bowers' Imagination Celebration Art Workshop.
When: Saturday, May 12, 2013 at 10:30 - 3:00 pm
Where: Bowers Museum, 2002 N.Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706
Cost: $39 Adults, $18 under 12
Info: www.bowers.org

8. Mother's Day on the Queen Mary

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 13, 2012, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802
Cost: $49.95 (plus tax and tip), Children $19.95
Info: www.queenmary.com

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

Aquarium of the Pacific puts on a feast with the fishes for their Mother's Day Brunch.
When: Sunday, May 12, 2013, 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, $38 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/

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10. 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/mothers-day/.

11. Mother's Day Dining

For Mother's Day dining options around the rest of Los Angeles, Check out the Mother's Day Dining Recommendations from my Los Angeles Local colleague Shana ting Lipton, or visit OpenTable.com's Mother's Day Dining Guide.

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