Treat mom to a screening of The Artist.

Mom has always been a chief source of entertainment. In the early days, she delivered a little peekaboo (still not sure where she went) and jangling keys. Eventually she moved on to bedtime stories and trips to the Pacific Science Center. And when bratty teens became too cool for their mother, she could still be counted on for a ride to the movies. Wouldn’t it be nice to provide her with entertainment for a change?

For the Film Fan

Mom always patiently watched kids’ movies—and in hindsight, repeated viewings of The Care Bears Movie was an awful thing to do to her. To make up for it, take her to see this year’s best picture winner, The Artist, rereleased May 11 for one more theatrical run. Check online for showtimes.

For the Soccer Mom

Whether she was the queen of orange slices or the minivan maven, drive her down to CenturyLink Field this Saturday to cheer on the Sounders as they take on Real Salt Lake. May 12 at 7. $30–$115.

For the Mom Who’s Perpetually Cold

It’s always tea time. To celebrate Mother’s Day, Choice Organic Teas in Georgetown will host a Fair Trade Teas from Around the World event that includes a tour of its factory and a guided tea tasting. Admission includes a complimentary mug and three boxes of tea. Choice Organic Teas, May 12 at 11am. $50.

For the Foodie

She gave us sustenance; we give her dinner-theater. For its latest culinary wild ride, Cafe Nordo’s Cabinet of Curiosities serve up five courses in five different rooms in Washington Hall, each with its own theme—French culinary history, or herbal and medicinal uses for food. Tickets are still available for the Friday “show.” $60–$80. Washington Hall, May 11 at 8.

For the Drama Mama

In The Pitmen Painters, a play by Billy Elliot scribe Lee Hall, paintbrush-wielding miners in Northern England debate the meaning of art in an adult ed class. Dirty faces? Creative critiques of art projects? Sounds like familiar mom territory. ACT Theatre, May 11 at 8, May 12 at 2 & 8, May 13 at 2 & 7. $15–$50.

PS. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13. Just in case.

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