My Mother’s Days suck. This is because we have to drive down to OC to see my mother-in-law. Believe me when I say that’s the last thing I want to do on a day that supposed to be honoring me. Last year, I stayed home and sat in my pool all day long and drank beer. Now that was a Mother’s Day…one I hope to duplicate tomorrow. But the main reason Mother’s Day, in general, tend to suck is the mind-numbing boringness of it all: You get mom some jewelry or some putrid smelling body wash gift basket, grab a card and some flowers then go for a visit. Then everyone goes out to dinner and has a wonderfully tense time. After your escape, you go out to drinks with your friends and everyone bitches about their Mother’s Day adventures like it was different from everyone else’s.
Why not make it different? Here’s a few different things you can do:
The Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden is opening the Queen Anne Cottage to the public for Mother’s Day.
301 North Baldwin Avenue, Arcadia, CA, 91007.
9:00 am – 5:00 pm; admission closes at 4:30 pm.
Arboretum members are admitted free. Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors (62 and over), $5 for students with ID,and $2.50 for children 5- 12. Children under 5 are admitted free.
Parking is free.
Hornblower Yacht Cruises offer Mother’s Day Brunch and Dinner cruises out Marina del Rey. You can book online or over the phone.
Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlán is playing at the Million Dollar Theatre. If you haven’t seen them, I highly suggest you get over there to check it out. They are simply awesome.
MARIACHI VARGAS DE TECALITLÁN is a Mariachi group that was founded in Tecalitlán, Jalisco (Mexico) by Gaspar Vargas in 1898. In 1928, his son Silvestre Vargas took over control of the group. Over time, the group has recorded albums, starred in over 200 movies, and performed all over the world.
Isamu Nakashio is playing a special concert at the Nixon Library. I know that that could be Orange County, but Nakashio is a brilliant classical guitarist and well worth the drive. 2 p.m. Sunday, doors open at 1:30 p.m., 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, free, 714-993-5075.