Mom deserves a better celebration than scrambled eggs in bed. This year, take her to experience one of these charming events happening throughout the Twin Cities. There are Mother’s Day meals, crafts, and experiences all weekend long. Here are our favorites:
Mother’s Day Tours at James J. Hill House
Browse period furnishings in this historic home while exploring Mary Hill’s life as the mother of 10 kids and wife of James J. Hill. These special guided tours will run throughout the day Saturday, and a self-guided program is offered Sunday. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. @ James J. Hill House, 240 Summit Ave., St. Paul, mnhs.org.
Build Your Own Wine Charms
The perfect craft for wine lovers is here—or at Royal Foundry Craft Spirits. Hosted by Marvelously Midwestern, you can turn vintage jewelry into a unique set of wine charms. These charms come in handy for entertaining, distinguishing your glass from your guests. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. @ Royal Foundry Craft Spirits, 241 Fremont Ave. N., Minneapolis, eventbrite.com.
Embolden Art Show
Art and brews make this event stand out. Prism Art Collective presents five artists in this pop-up show at Keg & Case. There’s plenty of art and food to go around! Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. @ Keg & Case Market, 928 Seventh Street W., St. Paul, nemaa.org.
Mother’s Day Brunch at the Science Museum
Dinosaurs and science experiments may not come to mind when you think of Mother’s Day, but the Science Museum hopes to challenge that with brunch. Look out over the Mississippi River and enjoy a hearty buffet for this special day. Offerings include coffee cake, chicken marsala, and more crowd pleasers. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, smn.org.
Musical Mother’s Day Feast
The Baroque Room presents violinist Jennifer Lang, dance historian Jane Peck, and pianist Asako Hirabayashi. This program honors mothers and provides an enjoyable, musical experience as you feast in this beautiful space. Sunday, 4-5:30 p.m. @ The Baroque Room, 275 Fourth St. E., St. Paul, eventbrite.com.