Let’MothersDay-images not forget that it’s Mother’s Day….and celebrate that special woman in your life.

Whether you are a Mom or you’d like to acknowledge your own Mom…it’s time to celebrate the special women in your life.

See below for some ideas on what to do on this special day. Also check our Artists & Exhibitions Page for more gift ideas…both Word is Art and Ten Women Gallery offer incredible original gift choices for Mom.

Here are several dining and entertainment options…

Sun-May11-Michaels-MothersDay2014In Santa Monica…

Michael’s restaurant offers a lovely setting, plus a fabulous pre-fixe menu for $55.00 per person.

The eclectic menu features items such as a selection of Oysters, House-Cured Gravlax over Mixed Greens, Cobb Salad, Eggs Benedict, Michael’s Blueberry-Banana Pancakes with House-Made Ricotta, Berry Syrup, and Chicken Sausage or Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Wild King Salmon, Michael’s Burger. 

Whew…those are some fine choices for the first couple of courses then of course there are some tempting desserts which include Vanilla Beignets, Harry’s Berries Strawberries and Chocolate Espresso Tart.

What: Mother’s Day Dining
Where: Michael’s Restaurant, 1147 Third St., Santa Monica, 90403
When: 11-2pm
Phone: 310 451-0843
Website: http://michaelssantamonica.com/

Wilshire offers a tasty Mother’s Day Brunch.

Sun-April20-Easter-Wilshire-3Enjoy bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Marys for $16 as well as an a la carte menu featuring dishes such as Crab Benedict, Lobster Omlette, French Toast (see image), Filet Mignon Huevos Rancheros, as well as Seared Ahi Tuna and an Oak Grilled Burger.

Delicious food here….Entree prices range from $16 – $25;

Call for a reservation: 310-586-1707

What: Mother’s Day Dining
Where: Wilshire Restaurant, 2454 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, 90403

When: 11:00am-3:30pm 
Phone: 310-586-1707
Websit: www.wilshirerestaurant.com

In Topanga Canyon…

Bring your mother to honor the MOMentum in her life – always on the go for others. Now, she can sit back, relax and enjoy an uncommon afternoon of performance delights that are kid friendly and full of surprises.

Sun-May11-MothersDAY-MomentumThis Mother’s Day, the 16th annual Momentum Place creates a fantastical world of aerial and circus performers, dancers and musicians. Curated by Lexi Pearl, the event takes place in Theatricum Botanicum’s rustic outdoor amphitheater. 

For an extra treat, enjoy a scrumptious brunch in Theatricum’s rustic gardens before the performance.

The outdoor amphitheater at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum is terraced into the hillside of the rustic canyon. Audience members are advised to dress casually (warmly for evenings) and bring cushions for bench seating. Snacks are available at the Hamlet Hut, and picnickers are welcome before and after the performance.

Performance: $25 advance purchase, $30 at the door
Students with valid ID: $15
Children 12 and under: $10
Brunch: $30

What: Performance, Brunch
Where: Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga CA 90290

(midway between Pacific Coast Highway and the Ventura Freeway)
When: Brunch – 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm; Performance – 2:00 pm
Phone: (310) 455-2322
Website: www.theatricum.com

In Malibu…

MSat-April19-LAAA-MalibuLY Gallery hosts a closing reception and gallery art talk for “Perceptual Nature.”

Artists will be present to discuss their process and inspirations for the works. Yana Clark Artist Peformance, “Self Reflexion” at 5.00 pm

This exhibition at the Malibu Lumber Yard Gallery (MLY GALLERY.com) is presented in conjunction with the Los Angeles Art Association, and artist & curator Seda Saar.

See image: by Birgit Faustmann 

The artworks in this exhibition explore aesthetic engagement with perceptions of nature, space and sensory experiences.

The artists featured in Perceptual Nature include: Kelly Berg, Yana Clark, Gabor Ekecs, Brigit Faustmann, Rebecca Hamm, Caroline Jones,Flora Kao, Kim Kimbro, Barbara Kolo, Andrew Pasquella, Richard Slechta and Michael Wood.

What: Opening reception
Where: MLY Gallery, 3939 Cross Creek Road, D130 Malibu, CA 90265
When: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: 310 317 1918
Website: http://www.mlygallery.com/

JAUS holds a closing reception for “Land Skipe.” 

Sun-May11-Jaus-NickBrownSee image: Nick Brown. Gloaming. 2013. Oil on canvas. 96 x 72 x 19.5 inches

The group exhibition, organized by Campbell Works which forms part of Project LALO, a series of exhibitions organized by ARTRA (Los Angeles) and Campbell Works (London), and held in collaboration and exchange between contemporary art venues in London and L.A.

Artists include: Shane Brandford, Nick Brown, Jane Callister, Peter Lamb, Harriet Murray, and Neil Taylor.

What: Closing reception
Where: Jaus, 11851 La Grange Ave., LA 90025
When: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Phone: 424.248.0781
Website: www.jausart.com

In Pasadena…

MSun-May11-UrbanHomestead-MothersDayother’s* Day Supper & Song….be aware Urban Homestead insists that biological parenthood is not required….so come enjoy a delightful Mother’s Day event to celebrate moms and the special friends who nurture and enrich our lives.

The event will feature a four course (vegetarian) homegrown/homemade supper featuring local foods, farmers & food artisans. Here’s the menu: Leek & Nettle Soup, Garden Salad with goat cheese, toasted pecans & strawberries; Spinach & Mushroom Lasagna and Peach Cobbler with Brown Sugar Vanilla Ice Cream

Be sure to bring your own wine bottle (if desired)…and confirm with the restaurant as the menu is always subject to change. There will be live music with the Thorinbirds.

RSVP by sending an e-mail message, texting us at 626-765-5704, or calling 626-844-4586.

Admission: $40 person/ $75 couple / $20 child (12 & under) Gratuity not included. Spaces are limited, reservations or pre-purchase is highly recommended. For more info see website.

What: Mother’s Day Supper & Song
Where: 7pm-9pm
When: Urban Homestead, 631 Cypress Ave, Pasadena CA
Phone: 626-844-4586
Website: http://urbanhomesteadsupply.com/

In El Segundo…

Old Town Music Hall proudly welcomes back Miss Mikal Sandoval, the “Sensational Songbird”! Backed by her lively Time Travelers, including Randy Woltz on the Mighty Wurlitzer, Mikal will captivate you with her authentic vintage vocals. She’ll belt “hot mama” tunes, style tender ballads and present hot instrumentals!

Sun-May11-MikalSandovalPostcard4x6WThe band is the dream team of the Los Angeles Vintage Scene! Corey Gemme, John Reynolds, Geoff Nudell, Chris Haller! Special guests include Brad Kay and Dutch Newman! Invite your friends and family to this special show on Mother’s Day!

For reservations, please call (310) 322-2592

$20 admission

What: Performance
: Old Town Music Hall, 140 S. Richmond St. El Segundo, CA.
When: 7:30 pm
Website: http://www.oldtownmusichall.org/