Beyond Brunch: Mother’s Day Fun

Whether you’re looking for something different to do this Mother’s Day or you just plain forgot to make brunch reservations—we won’t tell!—we have some ideas.

Pop into Season + Square at 63rd and Oak from 10 a.m. on Saturday morning and enjoy a drink from the pop-up champagne bar, compliments of Kansas City Canning Co. and Underdog Wine Co. (lemon-lavender mimosa, anyone?), while you shop for the perfect gift. Choose from small-batch gourmet goodies, beautiful cookbooks, stylish kitchen and home wares and more. Afterwards, cross the street to check out Heirloom Bakery & Hearth, celebrating its grand opening this weekend, and pick up something sweet for mom.

A limited number of tickets are still available for the cheese appreciation events this Saturday and Sunday at Green Dirt Farm. This weekend’s event features tastings of cow, goat and sheep milk cheeses, each paired with a specially selected wine, and takes place in Green Dirt’s beautiful barn with stained glass windows and rustic details set in the rolling green hills outside Weston, Missouri. Set out early and stroll through the picturesque town’s antiques shops.

The Nelson-Atkins is once again hosting its annual Mother’s Day Celebration on the south lawn. The event runs from 1-4 p.m., and includes performances by the Youth Symphony of Kansas City, American folk storytelling, art demonstrations and interactive activities. Why not pack a lunch and go early to picnic on the lawn?

Here’s an idea that’s on pointe: Take mom to the ballet. The Kansas City Ballet currently is presenting “Dances Daring (Then and Now),” featuring four remarkable works that challenge traditional ballet choreography. Great seats are still available for both the 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday performances. For extra brownie points, present mom with a gift subscription for the 2015-2016 season, which kicks off in October with “The Three Musketeers,” and continues next February with “Swan Lake” and “Rite of Spring” in April.
via KC Ballet

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