Mother's Day in Los Angeles 2017

Mother's Day Events in Los Angeles Beyond the Average Brunch

If you find yourself with Mom in Los Angeles for Mother's Day, here 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. You can also start planning ahead for Father's Day in LA.

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    Mother's Day Brunch Cruise

    Rainbow Harbor, Long Beach
    ••• Hornblower Yachts' Endless Dreams at sunset in Rainbow Harbor, Long Beach. Photo © 2005 Kayte Deioma, licensed to

    Hornblower Cruises is offering Mother's Day Brunch and Dinner Cruises departing from Newport Beach and Marina del Rey.
    When: Sunday, May 12-14, 2017. 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: $79.95 - $92.95 per person

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    House of Blues Gospel Brunch

    House of Blues Anaheim GardenWalk Rendering
    ••• House of Blues Anaheim GardenWalk Rendering. Rendering courtesy of House of Blues

    The House of Blues will host two sessions of their famous Gospel Brunch at their new location at Anaheim Garden Walk.
    When: May 14, 2017, 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, Anaheim Gardenwalk, 400 W Disney Way, Suite 337, Anaheim, CA 92802
    Cost: $45 


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    Take Mom to a Play

    Pantages Theatre in Hollywood
    ••• Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. Photo © 2004 Kayte Deioma, licensed to

    Light up mom's evening with a matinee or night out at the theatre with shows from the whimsical musical Big Fish based on the Tim Burton movie at Simi Valley cultural Arts Center; a quirky staging of Harold and Maude set to the music of Cat Stevens at the Morgan-Wixon theatre in Santa Monica; the drag musical comedy The Legend of Georgia McBride at the Geffen or Thrones! The Musical Parody at the Hudson Theatres in Hollywood. Find mostly discounted tickets for these and other shows at

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    Cooking Class on Mother's Day?

    EATZ Cooking Class
    ••• EATZ Cooking Class. 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. $105 per person includes all food, wine and cocktails. Noon to 3 pm.

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    Mother's Day Brunch at Tangata at the Bowers Museum

    Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, CA
    ••• Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, CA. Photo © 2008 Kayte Deioma, licensed to

    Tangata Restaurant at the Bowers Museum in Sana Ana will serve up a special Mother's Day Brunch of braised short ribs, duck confit chilaquiles, salmon, scrambled eggs, a pancakes bar and a bevy of other appetizing choices.
    When: Sunday, May 14, 2017, 11 am - 3 pm
    Where: Bowers Museum, 2002 N.Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706
    Cost: $44.95 Adults, $19.95 children 12 and under

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    Mother's Day on the Queen Mary

    The Queen Mary in Long Beach
    ••• The Queen Mary and the Russian Foxtrot submarine, Scorpion, in Long Beach, CA. Kayte Deioma

    Mother's Day Champagne Brunch is served in the Grand Salon aboard the stately Queen Mary. The brunch includes a carving station, Pacific Rim and Asian options, Mexican buffet, breakfast buffet, omelet station with pancakes and waffles, salad and cheese table, and a multitude of desserts. Live entertainment is provided. Reservations recommended. Special Mothers' Day menues ate also available at Sir Winston's and Chelsea Chowder House.
    When: May 14, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Where: Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802
    Cost: $69.95 (plus tax and tip), Children $24.95
    Parking: $8 with validation for up to 3 hours

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    Mother's Day Brunch at Aquarium of the Pacific

    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 14, 2017, 10:30 am - 12 pm (Aquarium open 9 am - 6 pm)
    Where: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
    Cost: $64 Adults, $28 Children 3-11, includes Aquarium admission), member discounts.
    Parking: $8 with validation 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.

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    Magic Mother's Day Escape at Magicopolis

    ••• Magicopolis in Santa Monica. Photo courtesy of Magicopolis

    Lighten up Mom's day with a little slight of hand, mind reading and sketch comedy at Magicopolis in Santa Monica with their Mother's Day Magic Show and champagne treat. 

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    Mums & Mugs

    Surprise Mom with a mimosa and a snack while learning how to create special Mother’s Day themed pieces at Clay Ceramics Studio! During the 2-hour sessions, Moms will have blast with their kids creating beautiful one-of-a-kind pottery pieces using a pottery wheel. Learn different wheel-throwing techniques to create personalized vases, ring holders, & heart-shaped bowls that will last a lifetime!.  

    When: Sunday, May 14, 2017. 2-hour sessions held at 12:30, 3:00, and 5:30 pm.
    Where: Clay Ceramics Studio - 406 E 1st St. Long, Beach CA 90802
    Cost: $65 per person

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    Mother's Day Brunch at Descanso Gardens

    Patina is serving up Mother's Day brunch and a Saturday wine dinner in the courtyard at Descanso Gardens.
    When: May 14, 2017, brunch, multiple seatings, Dinner, Saturday, May 13, 6 pm
    Where: Descanso Gardens, 
    Cost: Dinner $100, brunch $75 adults, $30 children (member discount available), + tax and fees.

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    Corazon de Mariachi Mother's Day Brunch

    Treat mom to a Mexican brunch with music by Corazon de Mariachi at  iXTapa Cantina in Pasadena.
    When: May 14, 2017, seatings at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm
    Where: iX Tapa Cantina,119 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105
    Cost: $64, check Goldstar for discount tickets
    Info:, (626) 304-1000

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    Family Movie at the Hammer Museum

    Mom and the kids can enjoy a family screening of Akeelah and the Bee at the Hammer Museum as part of their Family Flicks Series.

    When: May 14, 2017
    Where: Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles 90024
    Cost: Free
    Parking: $6 under the museum

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    A Romantic Mother's Day Dinner

    Habana Restaurant at Night
    ••• The romantic patio at Habana Restaurant at The Lab Anti-Mall in Costa Mesa, CA. Photo courtesy of Habana Restaurant

    If the Mom you're celebrating is the mother of your children, as opposed to your own Mom, a romantic dinner away from the kids and the kitchen might be appropriate. Try one of these Romantic Los Angeles Restaurants with a View.

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    More Mother's Day Dining

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

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