Things to do in LA, OC: Mother’s Day, movies, music, dancing
“M” is for the million things she gave you. “O” only means you owe him a special outing on his special day. To that end, here’s our list of Mother’s Day offerings, including live music, dance, theater, movies, museum shows and more. As always, before you go, call or check online for booking conditions and other COVID-19 protocols.
Santa Monica’s Westside Ballet Annual Spring Concert features company members, student dancers, and guest artists sharing the stage for a program set to music by Barber, Tchaikovsky, Khachaturian, Strauss II, et al. Also included: a special Mother’s Day champagne reception. The Wide Stage, Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. 2 p.m. Sunday. $45. westsideballet.com
“Unscripted Jane Austen”
Attention, “Bridgerton” fans: Impro Theater creates full-length Regency-era rom-coms in a garden during special outdoor performances of the company’s long-running hit show. Garry Marshall Theater, 4252 W. Riverside Drive, Burbank. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday. $50. garrymarshalltheatre.org
Acrobats, aerialists, dancers and musicians strut on and/or above an outdoor stage during the return of this annual Mother’s Day celebration. Theatricum Botanicum by Will Geer, 1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 2 p.m. Sunday. $10 to $60. theatricum.com
Single mom Jamie Lee Curtis finds herself, ahem, stock exchanges with rebellious teenage offspring Lindsay Lohan in this 2003 remake of Disney’s 1976 mother-daughter body-swapping comedy. American Cinematheque at the Aero Theater, 1328 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. 1 p.m. Sunday. $8, $13. americancinematheque.com
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art
There is always my mother’s favorite release: LACMA. Current exhibits include a celebration of influential fashionista Lee Alexander McQueen and a campus-wide survey of the works of renowned agitprop artist Barbara Kruger. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., LA 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. $10 to $25; children 2 and under are free; discounts available for LA County residents. (323) 857-6010. lacma.org
The Mills Brothers
The latest iteration of the venerable black vocal group known for classic 1940s and 1950s hits such as “Glow Worm” and “You Always Hurt the One You Love” features two shows. Feinstein’s at Vitello’s, 4349 Tujunga Ave., Studio City. 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. $45 to $75; $20 minimum food and drink. feinsteinsatvitellos.com
The best-selling author and comedian will court for an evening of ironic anecdotes and snide observations, and will also participate in a book signing after the show. Royce Hall, UCLA, 10745 Dickson Court, Westwood. 7 p.m. Sunday. $39 to $109. cap.ucla.edu
If you think Mother’s Day is real flirty, we’ve got a show for you: the 2018 Tony Award-winning musical based on the 1982 comedy starring Dustin Hoffman as an undercover actor. -employee who does what he has to do to land a role. on a soap opera. The Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $39 and up. broadwayinhollywood.com
Concert pianist Robert Thies gives a romantic recital with works by Schubert, Schumann, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, et al. South Pasadena Public Library, Community Hall, 1115 El Centro St., South Pasadena. 4 p.m. Sunday. $20 at the door. friendsofsopaslibrary.org
Here we go again: Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan and Amanda Seyfried star in this 2008 musical built around the songs of Swedish pop group ABBA. Electric Dusk Drive-In, 236 N. Central Ave., Glendale. 8:15 p.m. Sunday. Seating on the lawn: $13, $25; vehicle plus driver: $28 ($8 for each additional passenger); Front row VIP: $75 (four per vehicle only). eventbrite.com
“Flamboyance: a topiary menagerie”
A leisurely stroll through the South Coast Botanical Garden will reveal over 100 trees and shrubs sculpted to resemble flamingos, monkeys, dolphins and other creatures large and small. 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. $5 to $15; 4 years and under, free. southcoastbotanicgarden.org
‘Flamenco & Champagne Dinner for Mother’s Day’
World-class flamenco performers will set the stage on fire as guests savor a three-course Spanish meal. Cafe Sevilla, 1870 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa. 5 p.m. Sunday. $89.50. eventbrite.com
“You Haven’t Changed a Bit and Other Lies”
Three married couples in their 60s deal with aging with humor and grace in this 2011 musical created by playwright Jerry Mayer and his son Steve Mayer. Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4th St., Santa Monica. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. $27.50, $35. santamonicaplayhouse.com
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