7 Things to Do for Mother’s Day
It’s your day, Mom, so take the family on a fun outing or spend time soaking in what you love.
Every mom has a different idea of how she wants to spend her special day, so here’s a list of activities designed to make a range of moms feel uniquely loved and cared for.
Queens Girl in the World
Through May 9, Thursday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Come along on the misadventures of bright-eyed, brown-skinned Jacqueline Marie Butler. Enjoy the conscious comedy of Butler’s journey about being uprooted from her middle-class lifestyle in 1950’s Queens, New York to her adventures in a progressive, predominantly Jewish private school in Greenwich Village. It’s all set to the soundtrack of Motown and the backdrop of the budding Civil Rights era. Find tickets online.
Price: $28-$40 adult; $20-28 seniors, military, student, industry; $15 child (age 12 and under)
Location: The Aurora Fox Theater, Aurora
Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork Of American Recollections
Through May 31, daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This exhibition gives viewers the opportunity to escape reality while also seeing it in a different light. Through photography, personal narratives, and one-of-a-kind aprons, you’ll share in an intimate and universally relatable storytelling journey. History Colorado is the final stop in the Apron Chronicles’ sixteen-year journey.
Price: Included with admission: $14 adult, $12 seniors, $10 ages 16-22 with student ID, $8 ages 5-15, free age 4 and under and members.
Location: History Colorado Center, Denver.
Paris to Hollywood: The Fashion and Influence of Véronique and Gregory Peck
Through July 18, daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit the stunning collection of garments from Véronique Peck’s closet and play a game with the whole family. Look for a QR code in the galleries to start a seek and find. Delight in the lavish couture from designers around the world plus fashion sketches, film clips, and documents publicly exhibited for the first time. Through material from the 1950s to the 1990s, the presentation provides an overview of how fashion changed as the roles of women in society evolved in the 20th century.
Price: Included in general admission: $10-$13 adult, $8-$10 seniors, military, and college student, free age 18 and under.
Location: Denver Art Museum, Denver.
Mother’s Day Gift Making Creation Stations Workshop
May 1, 10 to 11:15 a.m.
Drop off your preschool and/or kindergarten child for an art making workshop. When you pick them up, they’ll have a finished handmade gift for mom.
Location: artSPARK Creative Studio, Littleton.
High Line Canal Run
May 8, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. start times
Hop out of bed for the annual High Line Canal race and get rewarded with a pancake breakfast and impressive trail views. Register for the 5K or 10K, in person or virtual (sans pancakes and extra goodies). Adults will enjoy a complimentary beer from Breckenridge Brewery beer garden as well. Start times will be in waves.
Price: $5 to $40
Location: deKoevend Park, Centennial, or online.
Annuals Hanging Basket Workshop
May 8, 9 a.m.
Got little to no garden space or a porch that needs sprucing? Try container gardening: mounting flowers on a pedestal or a windowsill, or hanging them from planters. Learn from horticultural expert Debi Borden-Miller the best techniques for planting annuals in containers and what you need to know to enjoy those beautiful containers all summer long. Topics will include soil prep, container styles & sizes, plant selection, watering and proper drainage, fertilization, and maintenance. Take home a hanging basket, just in time for Mother’s Day. Register online.
Location: Hudson Gardens, Littleton.
Musical Perspectives (A Music in the Galleries Experience)
May 9 and 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Enhance your viewing experience at the Clyfford Still Museum during their spring–summer exhibition “Stories We Tell: The Collection Two Ways.” Bring your personal smart device with headphones or earbuds to hear musical pairings by ensembles from Friends of Chamber Music. Links to all six excerpts will be provided when you check in at the front desk, along with information about how to listen to the full works at home. Find timed tickets online.
Price: Included with admission: $10 adult, $6 student and teacher, $8 seniors, $5 member guests, free members and age 17 and under.
Location: Clyfford Still Museum, Denver.