11 Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day 2016 in Metro Phoenix

These women were all smiles as they left Junk in the Trunk.EXPAND
These women were all smiles as they left Junk in the Trunk.

Fair warning: Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8. And although you may have just purchased Amazon Prime for the purpose of sending quick gifts, we're betting that Mom wants to just spend a little time with you — you know, in addition to the requisite present.

From vintage markets and half-naked Australians to Prince? Metro Phoenix has more ways for you to entertain Mom than you think. 

With that guilt in mind, here are 11 things to do for Mother’s Day.

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market
Ready for 150,000 square feet of shopping space for Mother’s Day weekend? We so thought so.

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market runs from May 6 to 8 at WestWorld, 16601 North Pima Road in Scottsdale. In addition to 200 vintage vendors, live music and food trucks will be ever present.

Tickets for Friday, May 6, are $65 at the door; with the market running from 6 to 9 p.m. Hours for Saturday and Sunday’s markets are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will run you $8. Kids 12 and under get in free, while those modeling any Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market gear get $1 off their entrance fee.

Catch the special Mother's Day weekend reading with Amy Silverman at Changing Hands Phoenix.
Catch the special Mother's Day weekend reading with Amy Silverman at Changing Hands Phoenix.
Courtesy of Changing Hands Bookstore

Mother's Day Weekend Reading
Kick off Mother’s Day weekend at Changing Hands Bookstore, 300 West Camelback Road, for a reading from participants in the Mothers Who Write workshop, run by New Times managing editor Amy Silverman and contributor Deborah Sussman.

They'll host a special Mother's Day weekend reading that includes Silverman sharing an excerpt from her new book, My Heart Can't Even Believe It. Grab Mom a drink or snack from the First Draft Book Bar, and settle in. This free and public event starts at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 7.

Moms get a gift, kids get a discount on Mother's Day at Butterfly Wonderland.EXPAND
Moms get a gift, kids get a discount on Mother's Day at Butterfly Wonderland.
Courtesy of Butterfly Wonderland

Butterfly Wonderland
You’ve seen photos on Instagram and check-ins on Facebook, but you just haven't had the time to get over. Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 East Vía de Ventura in Scottsdale, is billed as the largest butterfly conservatory in the country – and on May 8, it's all about Mother's Day. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., moms receive a complimentary keepsake. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Scottsdale Strings will be playing live music in the conservatory. General admission is $19.95.

Join the free third annual SMoCA Family Mix – where families can join the fashion show.EXPAND
Join the free third annual SMoCA Family Mix – where families can join the fashion show.
Courtesy of Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

SMoCA Family Mix
This one's for you, cool moms. Visit the Scottsdale Museum Of Contemporary Art, 7374 East Second Street, for the third annual SMoCA Family Mix – a free public Mother’s Day celebration from noon to 3 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to don their coolest gear while enjoying refreshments, food trucks, and a fashion show presented by Tempe’s New School for the Arts and Academics. The whole household can walk the runway to show off their own style, which should make for some memorable snapshots.

See You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down at the La Joya Performing Arts Center.
See You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down at the La Joya Performing Arts Center.
Courtesy of Dr. Rodney Pearson

Upcoming Events

You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down
Care to take in a performance? What’s more, it’s titled You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down, which we're guessing is super appropriate.

Written by Rodney Pearson, the play follows Bernice on a journey to better her family and her community. We’re told that you’ll laugh, cry, and leave knowing you just really can't keep a good woman down. The special Mother’s Day Show will be held at the La Joya Performing Arts Center, 11650 West Whyman Avenue in Avondale, at 3 p.m. Tickets are online for $15, and $20 at the door.



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