Want to go beyond Mother’s Day brunch this year? Consider an activity that’ll create memories to last. Whether mom’s interested in history tours, chocolate, art, or yoga (with goats and beer), this weekend offers an array of events to bond over.
FRIDAY, MAY 10
Eat chocolate and cheese at Shane Confectionery.
What shows mom love better than chocolate and cheese? Spend Friday evening enjoying a decadent pairing of the two inside the Old City shop’s kitchen. As you sample, head chocolatier Kevin Paschall and Collective Creamery cheese expert Alex Jones will talk about the cheese- and chocolate-making processes.
6:30 p.m., 110 Market St., 2nd floor, 38, $70 for two, 215-922-1048, shanecandies.com
SATURDAY, MAY 11
Relax at a women’s massage workshop by Enci Wellness.
Learn professional techniques for shoulder, neck, and head massages, then put them to practice on mom at this women-only workshop. Licensed massage therapist and Enci Wellness owner Rebecca Ramirez de Arellano will lead the two-hour event, which includes a make-and-take essential oil rollerball blend.
4 p.m., 25 Nolt Ave., $25, Willow St., 717-617-2128, willowyogastudio.com
Laugh at mom jokes at Good Good Comedy.
Are mom jokes funnier than dad jokes? (Wouldn’t they have to be?) Three comedians will bring their moms onstage to find out. Bring out your own parent for a hilarious Saturday night in Chinatown.
7 p.m., 215 N. 11th St., $12, 215-399-1279, goodgoodcomedy.com
Dance the night away, Caribbean-style, with 954 Dance Movement Collective.
Get momma moving at this Caribbean dance class, featuring soca, dancehall, and calypso music paired with instruction to get those shoulders shimmying and hips shaking. Participants are encouraged to wear something bright and festive.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 954 N. Eighth St., $45, 215-627-1157, eventbrite.com
SUNDAY, MAY 12
Enjoy history and a spot of tea at the Museum of the American Revolution.
Martha Washington joins this Mother’s Day teatime, also featuring buttermilk scones, fruit tarts, French macarons, tea sandwiches, and mimosas for the adults. Before or after chatting with the inaugural First Lady, guests can peruse the museum with a printed guide highlighting stories related to the women of the Revolution.
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 101 S. Third St., $50, $25 for ages 6-18, $10 for children under 5, 215-253-6731, amrevmuseum.org
Spin pottery while sipping mimosas at the Clay Studio.
Harness your inner artist at the Clay Studio, where you and mom can learn a few introductory techniques on the potter’s wheel. Duos are invited to each craft a piece to take home, while also enjoying mimosas and a catered brunch.
10 a.m. to noon, 137 N. Second St., $67.50, 215-925-3453, theclaystudio.org
Enjoy baby goat yoga and a beer tasting at River Horse Brewing Co.
Strike a few downward dog poses with mom — as a bunch of adorable baby goats ready to hop on both of your backs. Each registration to this playful yoga class includes four 4-ounce samples of River Horse beers. If yoga isn’t your idea of fun, there are snuggling and bottle-feeding sessions you can sign up for, too.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (yoga from 10 to 11 a.m.), 2 Graphics Dr., Ewing, N.J., $29-$39, 609-883-0890, riverhorse.com
Break a sweat for a good cause at the Susan G. Komen More Than Pink Walk.
Celebrate mom while raising money for breast cancer. This year’s event strays from the usual 5K, looping around Eakins Oval and Logan Square. However, participants are invited to complete the circuit as many times as desired, which means plenty of time to catch up as you walk or run up and down the Parkway.
8 a.m., 2400 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., $35, $15 for children, runsignup.com
Take a riverboat ride to Bartram’s Garden.
Dive into the history on a riverboat ride down the Schuylkill to Bartram’s Garden. This three-hour cruise includes a guided tour of the gardens and enough time to picnic if you wish to pack a lunch (or buy it on the boat).
Noon and 12:55 p.m., meeting at Walnut Street Dock, 2427-31 Walnut St., $30, $17 for children, schuylkillbanks.org
Go on a shopping trip at four spring pop-ups.
Treat your mom to a gift you’ll know she loves by having her pick it out for herself. Shop together at four major outdoor markets this weekend: Art Star Craft Bazaar, Made at Bok Mother’s Day Market, Fitler Square Spring Fair, and Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Fair.
Art Star Craft Bazaar: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., 101 N. Columbus Blvd., free, artstarcraftbazaar.com; Made at Bok Mother’s Day Market: noon to 4 p.m., 1901 S. 9th St., free, facebook.com; Fitler Square Spring Fair: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Saturday), 23rd and Pine Streets, free, fitlersquare.org; Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Fair: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sunday), 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq., free, pacrafts.org