Mother's Day Events 2013

CREATED Apr 22, 2013

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Treat mom to one of those lovely local events as part of her celebration this year!

Mother’s Day at the Milwaukee County Zoo
10001 W. Blue Mound Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Sunday, May 12
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
From website: Share in Mom’s Day with a trip to the Zoo! All moms are admitted free on their special day!
Mother’s Day at The Domes
524 S. Layton Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Sunday, May 13
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
From website: Treat your mother or grandmother to a visit to the Conservatory and use the blossoming backdrop of "Blue Bayou" for family photos.

Enjoy the music of Jim William Mooney, The Domes Resident Pianist, as you stroll through Milwaukee's Living Landmark. (11 a.m.- 1 p.m.)
Mother’s Day Native Plant Sale
Wehr Nature Center
9701 W. College Ave.
Franklin, WI 53132
Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
From website: Beautify your yard with native plants from Wehr’s annual sale, suitable for sun or shade and wet or dry. This is a very popular sale so come early for the best selections. Pick up an Early Order Form from the Nature Center or download it at: This will help assure (but not guarantee) your selections ahead of time. Pre-order forms are due by April 25.
Mother’s Day at the Milwaukee Public Museum
800 W. Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Sunday, May 12
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Give your Mom a Mother’s Day Celebration as unique as she is! From pirates and dinosaurs to butterflies and mummies, MPM is the only Mother’s Day destination that lets you give your Mom the world and be back at home in time to get your homework done.

Special Mother’s Day Offerings Include:

    Free admission for all mothers.
    Craft stations on the first floor from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    A special handout detailing all the secrets of the Butterfly Garden.
    A moms-only drawing for gift certificates to the Chancery Restaurant, Maxie’s/Blue’s Egg Restaurant or Harwood Salon.
    Three $1“Butterfly Bucks” that moms can redeem in the MPM Marketplace, Haymarket Candy Store, or Zilli’s Café & Coffee Kiosk with a minimum purchase of $15*.

*Butterfly Bucks are not valid for Real Pirates merchandise.
Mother’s Day Ephemeral Brunch and Spring Wildflower Walk
Pringle Nature Center
9800 160th Avenue
Bristol, WI 53104
Sunday, May 12
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
From website: Celebrate the special woman in your life with a gift of nature. Bring the mom in your life out to Pringle for a light brunch and then on the hour, a naturalist will led a hike to see the spring ephemeral wildflowers that are blooming. Pre-registration is required! When calling please indicate your hike time preference.Friends $10/General Public $12

One Night with Janis Joplin
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
108 E. Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Sunday, May 12
2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
From website: With a voice like whiskey and a laugh like pure joy, Janis Joplin took the music scene by storm. Simultaneously rough and vulnerable, Joplin was dubbed the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, proving music wasn’t just a man’s world anymore. Packed with classic songs (“Piece of My Heart, “Summertime,” “Mercedes Benz”), the show also shines the spotlight on trailblazers who influenced Janis – like Bessie Smith, Etta James and Aretha Franklin. Now, in a new musical event featuring more than a dozen singers and band members, playwright-director Randy Johnson creates “a compelling portrait of an artist” (Culturemob) through the words, inspiration and music of one of America’s greatest rock ’n’ roll originals.
Opera: The Marriage of Figaro
Marcus center for the Performing Arts, Uihlein Hall
929 N. Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Sunday, May 12
2:30 p.m.
From website: Get caught up in the deceptions and counter deceptions, skirt-chasing and bullying run rampant in the palace of the Count Almaviva. Set in Spain, this continuation of the plot of The Barber of Seville focuses on the debauchery that unfolds during a single “day of madness” in this grand folly of aristocratic courtship. The Florentine brings you a highly energetic production of Mozart’s melodies featuring a critically acclaimed cast. Grammy Winner, Daniel Belcher reprises his role as Figaro from the Florentine’s The Barber of Seville. – Adriana Zabala brings her critically acclaimed interpretation of Cherubino along with audience favorite tenor Frank Kelley of the Florentine’s Grammy-nominated Elmer Gantry (2010) and the world Premiere Río de Sangre (2010) return for this light-hearted, hilarious romp as Basilio.
Mother’s Day Celebration at Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Dr.
Hales Corners, WI 53130
Sunday, May 12
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
From website: Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens will host an afternoon of children’s activities to celebrate Moms.

Run like a Mother 5K and kids’ race
Hoyt Park
1800 Swan Blvd.
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Sunday, May 12
5K:  9 a.m.
Kid’s 1-mile race:  8:30 a.m.
From website: Run Like A Mother hosts a fun post-race party for the whole family to experience! Extend the celebration beyond the finish line by enjoying food and refreshments, cool products and services from our sponsors and fun activities for kids including a huge play area at Start and Finish – perfect for families!
UWM Jazz Ensemble and Youth Jazz Ensembles
Helen Bader Concert Hall
2419 E. Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Sunday, May 12
7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.