It’s time to celebrate the maternal side of the family this Sunday, the side that brought you into the world and hopefully nurtured you through infancy and installed a decent set of values upon you. In fact, before you finish reading this, please go call your mom and let her know what’s happening in your life, even if it’s a long distance call. We’ve listed some brunch ideas for Sunday as well as other South Bay Events happening this weekend.
Everything is Groovy! “A Silent Disco Party” (Ages 21+ Only): Friday, May 6, 2016 – 7:00 PM – 10:00“Everything is Awesome!” Join South Coast Botanic Garden in celebrating the success of the Nature Connects Exhibit’s only LA appearance. As a special ‘thank you’, They’re taking the Garden back to the 70’s. Dig up your flower crowns, platform shoes, bell-bottoms and more and get down with the boogie, the theme is: Everything is “Groovy”. Can ya dig it? Be there or be square! (limited tickets available), $40 members/$50 nonmembers. South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Blvd in Rancho Palos Verdes. www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org
Fantasia Family Music Presents “James and the Giant Peach, Jr.” at George Nakano Theatre: Friday, May 6, 2016 through Sunday May 8, 2016 A one hour musical based on the book by Roald Dahl and performed by a cast of young professionals age 7-13 plays through the weekend (Friday to Sunday) at George Nakano Theatre (3330 Civic Center Drive in Torrance). tickets
El Segundo Hometown Fair & Carnival: Saturday, May 7, 2016 – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Known locally as the “Gundo”, it’s almost more of a state of mind than an unincorporated town, but that’s where you find this weekend’s perfect family event. In fact, there will be generations of families attending the El Segundo Hometown Fair & Carnival this Saturday May 7th from 10am to 3pm because small-town family life is the driving force behind the charm of anything happening in El Segundo. Don’t bring your GPS, just remember the following address: Library Park, 600 Main Street, El Segundo, directly across from El Segundo High School. more info
Derby Day LA: A Kentucky Derby Party at Saddlerock Ranch at Malibu Family: Saturday, May 7, 2016 – Noon – 6:00 PM Derby Day LA Party this Saturday noon to 6:00 p.m. at Saddlerock Ranch at Malibu Family Wines. Open bar, Bluegrass music, Derby attire, gourmet food trucks & more. There will be shuttles from the South Bay for this event, so get outside the bubble and watch the Derby in style on a vineyard! more info
A Rare Beer Tasting Event for Charity: Saturday, May 7, 2016 – Noon – 4:00 PM A small and intimate beer tasting event at Alpine Village this Saturday opens rare bottles of beer from noon to 4:00 PM where proceeds will benefit local non-profit Richstone Family Center. The event is dubbed Chad’s Beer Cellar and tickets are $55. View the lengthy beer list and purchase tickets (limited amount available) at www.chadscellar.bpt.me
Space Oddity: David Brighton’s Tribute to David Bowie: Saturday, May 7, 2016 – 9:00 PM David Brighton is credited as being the world’s best David Bowie impersonator and puts on a flamboyant show complete with costume changes, elaborate staging, perfectly emulated vocal styling and an attempt at theoretical time travel. A glamorous David Bowie experience comes to Saint Rocke Saturday night, get your tickets online.
Mother’s Day Brunch at The Portofino Hotel : Sunday, May 8, 2016 Two great ways to celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday! The Portofino Hotel & Marina’s Bayside Ballroom features a Champagne Brunch w/ ocean views & BALEENkitchen hosts an A La Carte Brunch menu; complimentary mimosa for mom too. more info
Mother’s Day Bottomless Brunch at Cozymels: Sunday, May 8, 2016 – 9:30 am Treat mom to a memorable dining experience at Cozymels! Sunday Brunch Buffet Includes: Bottomless Champagne & Mimosas, Made-to-Order Omelet Bar, Salad and Fruit Station, Traditional Mexican Entrées, Assortment of Delicious Desserts, & Mariachi Music by Trio Los Muñecos. Mother’s Day Brunch will have extended hours from 9:30am – 3:00pm. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Please call or email: 310-606-5464 or ManhattanBeach@Cozymels.com. Cozymels is located at 2171 Rosecrans Ave. in El Segundo.
Boozy Brunch at Doma Kitchen: Saturday, May, 2016 & Sunday, May 8, 2016 – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Doma Kitchen in Manhattan Beach serves up a boozy style brunch every Saturday & Sunday with entrees like Nutella Crêpes & Pancetta Scramble and bottomless mimosas. This Sunday for Mother’s Day, all moms receive a complimentary mimosa! Doma Kitchen is located at 3562 N. Sepulveda Blvd. in Manhattan Beach.
Theatre Under the Guns aboard Battleship IOWA: Sunday, May 8, 2016 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Be a part of the inaugural, one-night only performance of William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline as Battleship IOWA presents Theatre Under the Guns on Mother’s Day, May 8. The play will take place aboard the historic ship using several areas of the ship as backdrop. Cymbeline, one of Shakespeare’s final works, presents a bold, spirited take on his familiar themes of forbidden romance, betrayal, and the mayhem of war, blending tragedy, combat, fantasy and broad comedy into a plot filled with twists and turns. Show time at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $45.00 and are available atwww.theatrumelysium.org (Battleship IOWA is located at 250 S Harbor Blvd. in San Pedro).