Get started with a mother/daughter dance, then it's time for the mini-brunch and mom'osas and shopping, a portrait, crafts for the kids. Sign up encouraged. 10:30am-1pm. Free.
Athleta, 11601 Century Oaks Terrace #121
There's too much to see and do at the largest fashion event in Texas to list here. See website for schedule of events and parties. Fri.-Sun., May 12-21.
Get your mom a $40 gift card for a blowout service and they'll throw in a free makeup application. Now till mom's day. Through Sun., May 14.
Dry Society Styling Lounge, 10622 Burnet Rd. #200
Calling all RPG, tabletop, LARPing, and board game enthusiasts! Play your favorite games (sometimes with the game writers and creators themselves) while benefiting Austin Creative Pathways. May 12-14.
Wingate Inn, 1209 N. I-35, Round Rock, 512/341-7000
Austin could not be a better home for this exhibit focused on the history of music festivals. Artifacts and concert footage bring the experience alive whether it's Hendrix at Monterey or Queen at Live Aid - both featured in a video montage of the Top 10 festival performances of all-time. Artifacts include Muddy Waters' '59 Martin acoustic played at the '68 Newport Folk Festival, a poster board stenciled sign by Banksy, and Dave Navarro's Jane's Addiction stage getup. Curated by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. March 10-July 23, Mon.-Sat., 9am-5pm, Sun., 12-5pm. $9-13.
Science meets arts and crafts for a two-day innovation celebration of rockets, robots, crafters, stunts, toys, science, tinkerers, art, and pretty much everything awesome. May 13-14.
Enjoy some brunch and shop for handmade goods made by local artists in a variety of mediums. Presented by East Austin Handmade Arts Market. Sundays in May, 12-5pm. Free.
Get yer witchy wares at this "mini" mart of magical mixers. And the Italian food from Patrizi's is the stuff. 5-10pm. Free.
The Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 512/478-5282
The Austin Steam Train – a 1960 diesel locomotive – will stop by the market for an hour. Plus special activities, a clothes swap, all the reg vendors, music, and more to celebrate all the great moms. 11am-3pm. Free.
Treat mom to some yoga, live music, a manicure, brunch, and more. noon-6pm. Free.
Treaty Oak Distilling Ranch
Colombian music from the Diana Naranjo Duo and Colombian empanadas. BYOB. 11am. $10.
Esquina Tango, 209 Pedernales, 512/524-2772
A free flower and mimosa for mom and live jazz from the Jon Klekman Trio. 11am-3pm. Free.
Blackfinn Ameripub, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, 512/836-3466
Mother's Day blood drive. Like mom would want. noon-4pm. Free.
Stevie Ray Vaughan fans will not want to miss this exhaustive exhibit guest curated by his brother, Jimmie Vaughan. Many of Vaughan's guitars (including his legendary "Number One" Fender stratocaster) will be on view as well as early family photos, concert posters, stage outfits, handwritten lyrics, exclusive archival concert footage, his famed hat, and more. March 10 through July 23. $9-13.
This exhibit examines "the lives of individuals intertwined in the domestic slave trade by exploring slavery’s reach beyond New Orleans and Galveston, beyond Texas, beyond the South, and into the very fabric of America." Through July 9. Cost of museum admission, free for members.
Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir discusses voter fraud in Travis County. noon-1pm. Free.
The supply of platelets has fallen to an unsafe level. Anyone who is able is urged to make a platelet donation appointment as soon as possible. Platelet donation may be done every 7 days or 24 times per year. The entire process from the time a donor walks through the doors until they leave is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. Call to make an appointment. Open seven days a week.
We Are Blood, 4300 N. Lamar, 512/206-1266