La Jolla and San Diego Mother’s Day Weekend Events: May 11th – 12th

The weather is perfect, and this Mother’s Day weekend is packed with events. So what are you waiting for? Treat mom, and make your plans now! There’s something for everyone!

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Saturday, May 11th:

Mommy & Me Succulent Arranging Workshop
2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Searsucker Del Mar Highlands
This Mother’s Day weekend at Searsucker Del Mar Highlands will feature a succulent wreath-arranging workshop for moms and their little ones (recommended agesare 6 to 12). The workshop is led by Rain to Roots, and includes all of plants and materials needed to create a 12-inch wreath for mom and a 6-inch heart-shaped wreath for the little one. Tickets are only $56.50.

Rooftop Cinema Club Presents: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’
8:30 p.m., Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
She’s back! The 2018 Emily Blunt-led sequel to the classic tale of “Mary Poppins”  will take over the big outdoor movie screen Saturday on rooftop at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Watch the flick, or watch the beautiful views of the San Diego skyline. Tickets start at $17.

Sunday, May 12th:

Mother’s Day Painting
12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Cool Creations Paint-Your-Own-Pottery Café
Spend some quality and artsy time painting with mom at a Mother’s Day Painting session. This session at Cool Creations on Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach costs only $5 per person, plus the cost of pottery materials. Also, moms get 25 percent off their pottery.

Guided Nature Walk
9:30 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center
It’s going to be a beautiful weekend to get outside! Take a free guided 1.5 hour nature walk from Mission Trails Regional Park. Along the way you’ll learn about animals, plants, and history of this park in San Diego.

La Jolla Events | Weekend May 10-12, 2013

Lithographs by Hamilton Press
A special exhibition showcasing Hamilton Press original lithographs by Ed Ruscha, Raymond Pettibon, Dennis Hopper and many more!Opening reception: Friday, May 10, 2013, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

11th Annual SDSU Art Council Recipients
The Athenaeum presents for the eleventh consecutive year an exhibition of artwork by scholarship winners of the San Diego State University School of Art, Design and Art History. Opening reception: Friday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. A short ceremony in the Rotunda will honor the winners.

Gator by the Bay – Zydeco Blues and Crawfish Festival
Gator By The Bay is the West Coast’s Premier Annual Cajun/Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival – every Mother’s Day weekend in San Diego! May 10-12th.


Women Rule on Upper Girard


Women Rule on Upper Girard!
Kick off Mother’s Day weekend with a shopping spree with mom! On Saturday, May 11, from Noon to 5 p.m., fifteen female business owners on upper Girard are joining together to celebrate women with many special offers, from art and beauty, to fashion, fitness, and food. Saturday, May 11, 2013.

The American Tapes @MCASD La Jolla
The La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art invites you to an exclusive West Coast screening of The American Tapes. from American filmmaker Louis Hock, creator of The Mexican Tapes. Now he presents a new perspective on the lives of Mexican immigrants in America. Grab a beer and food during a screening break from 7–8 PM. This program is free for Members; $5 non-members. Saturday, May 11th @5pm.

Mothers Day Brunch in La Jolla
Looking for an ocean side brunch for Mother’s Day? We put together the top brunches happening in La Jolla for Mother’s Day.

La Jolla Open Aire Market
Every Sunday, the upper playground at La Jolla Elementary is transformed into a colorful, friendly and wholesome Farmer’s Market. Come experience the community feel, live music, creative artisans, diverse food court, and local farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Every Sunday 9am to 1pm @Corner of Girard Av and Genter St.

Mother’s Day Bruch in La Jolla

Treat your mom to a fabulous Mother’s Day brunch in La Jolla. We highly recommend that you call and make a reservation ASAP.

The Marine Room
Sunday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Celebrate Mom with an à la carte menu featuring Organic Sweet Corn Blue Crab Bisque, Skuna Bay Salmon, Colorado Lamb Osso Buco, Carlsbad Strawberry and Peach Cobbler, and more. Complete menu.

Sunday, May 12, 2013 10 a.m to 2 p.m.
Your mom deserves to be spoiled. After all, she is the one that brought you into this world! This Mother’s Day, take her somewhere she can sit back, relax, and be treated like royalty. Herringbone is celebrating with a special Mother’s Day Brunch, and even providing complimentary roses during her visit. Menu info.

The Shores Restaurant
Sunday, May 12, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Treat Mom to a special brunch featuring Red Wine Braised Chicken, Angus Prime Rib of Beef, Celery Root Soup, Herb Crusted Albacore Nicoise, and more. Cost is $46 per person, $23 children 6 to 12 years, $4 per year children 5 and under. Complete menu.

Nine-Ten Restaurant
Sunday, May 12, 10:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Celebrate the most important woman in your life…*MOM*…and treat her to a spectacular Sunday Brunch at NINE-TEN. Complete menu.

George’s at the Cove
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Treat mom to brunch with a beautiful ocean view on her special day. Our Mother’s Day menu has something for everyone, including breakfast and lunch favorites like Brioche French Toast with Chino Farms strawberries, Eggs Benedict with fresh Dungeness crab, Spring Garlic and Pea Soup with prosciutto and mint, and much more. Complete menu.

Brockton Villa
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Treat your mother like a Queen this year, by treating her to a brunch overlooking beautiful La Jolla Cove. Mother’s Day Queen Bee Special $25 per person. Complete menu.

Cups Dining & Drinks
Sunday, May 12, 2013.
Executive Chef Donald Lockhart and his team are putting together a great buffet for you and your mom. For $35 indulge, savor, and smile while taking it the most amazing dining view in La Jolla. Kids under 12 eat for only $10. Get mom one of our refreshing brunch punch pitchers or enjoy one of Nate Howell’s hancrafted cocktails. Not in the mood for something so serious, we’ll have bottomless mimosas for $12 per person.

Piatti Ristorante & Bar
Sunday, May 12, 2013.
Treat your mom to Mother’s Day at Piatti. We’ll be featuring special seasonal, holiday-inspired Mother’s Day additions to our brunch/lunch menu.

Flemming’s Prime Steakhouse
Sunday, May 12, from 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Make this Mother’s Day even more memorable with a special brunch for a special woman. Our chefs are preparing a three-course menu every mom will love for $36.95* per guest. Our regular and children’s menus will also be available all day and evening. Complete menu.

The Patio on Lamont Street
Sunday, May 12, 2013 starts at 9 a.m.
Special prix fixe dinner menu by Chef John Medall . $40 per person.

Mother’s Day Shopping in La Jolla

If shopping in La Jolla is on your Mother’s Day agenda, then gather your favorite mothers and head over to Upper Girard Avenue. Several new shops have opened in the last year or two on Girard’s north end, between Pearl and Genter streets. At least 15 of these new shops – a majority – are owned by women. On Saturday, May 11, from Noon to 5 p.m., they are joining together to celebrate women with many special offers, from art and beauty, to fashion, fitness, and food.

If you like to stay fit with a personal touch, stop in at Armone’s Core Connection. On May 11, they are giving away a coupon for a free class and a discount on massages. Armone’s offers a variety of personal training routines and classes, including Pilates, spin, boxing and boot camp. Right across Girard from Armone’s you’ll find Arricia Italian Market, where you can enjoy any soup, salad or sandwich for $2 off. While you’re there, check out the new deli’s selection of olive oils, Italian seasonings, meats and pastas.

Home design expert Elizabeth Allen Atelier is giving away a free lip balm with every $30 purchase. Her shop includes an eclectic collection of gift and home décor items, such as custom bedding, baby clothing, jewelry, purses, bath lotions and potions, candles, cards and books. For the ultimate in Mother’s Day pampering, stop in at Girard Nail & Skin Care. Here you and the mothers in your life can enjoy manicures, pedicures, and facials. The salon is offering a coupon for $2 off any service over $10.You can also enter a raffle for a free haircut and blow dry at Talisa Beauty & Boutique, a full service salon.

At Gracie & Co, which just moved from the east side across to the west side of Girard, you’ll find a unique assortment of fashionable, elegant clothing and accessories. Owner Judi Shapery caters to slightly older women who still want to have fun with clothes. For Mother’s Day, she is holding a raffle for a $100 gift certificate. Next door to Gracie & Co, Rica Boutique caters to younger women with a constantly changing collection of unique, affordable and fashionable outfits and accessories. Owner Erica Alexander opened her shop a year ago and also sells the Stella and Dot line of jewelry. For Mother’s Day, her shop is offering a big sale, free drinks and a special surprise for every customer.

If you’ve always wanted to attend an iron chef competition or any type of cooking class, check out Harvard Cookin’ Girl. Here you can sign up for a variety of classes and events, no matter your age or skill level. The classes help you cook up cuisine from around the world, including Flavors of Indochina, Tuscany Meets Provence, and the Art of Turkish Coffee, Persian Tea and Eastern Delights. On May 11, Harvard Cookin’ Girl is giving away free cookies and a raffle to attend an iron chef competition. And just down the street, Pannikin Coffee & Tea will be celebrating mothers with a special $1 price on regular coffee. A popular spot to sit inside by the cozy fire, or outside on the friendly patio, Pannikin serves a wide variety of fresh-roasted coffees, white, black and green teas, hot chocolate, and baked goods.

Two home decorating shops on Upper Girard are participating in the Mother’s Day event. At Ross Thiele & Son you can enter a raffle for a one-hour design consultation. At Symphony Home Décor, you’ll receive 25% off and a $50 gift card to a neighboring boutique with a purchase over $500.
For fun coastal chic décor, check out The Faded Awning, where you can browse through an unusual collection of furniture, accessories, paintings, shells, garden items, and old signs. For Mother’s Day, you can enter a raffle here and a chance to win a $50 gift certificate.

Finally, if you want to encourage your inner artist, stop in at My Art Shed, which is giving away free family art lessons and other prizes on May 11. My Art Shed offers a variety of art classes for both children and adults. In addition, they offer special parties and seasonal camps for children and sell art supplies.