For many, Mother’s Day means one thing: brunch. But taking your mother out to brunch for Mother’s Day is the event equivalent of getting her a gift card to the grocery store. Sure, it’s economical, but it doesn’t exactly scream, “I know you super well.”

As Mother’s Day approaches, aim a little higher than a “that’s nice” and take your momma out to one of these unique events happening around town in the coming weeks. 

Your Momma’s So Funny

Take her to Sea Tea Improv’s Mother’s Day Comedy Show.

Your Momma’s So Old-Fashionedtv-moms-june-leave-beaver_4381f021b99cf88dcd6c8871f515859a_3x2_jpg_570x380_q85Enjoy a classy night singing along to old-timey tunes at the Hartford Blooms Old-Fashioned Variety Show.

Your Momma’s So GreenStop by the Old State House Pop-Up Farmer’s Market for fresh-from-the-farm Connecticut veggies. Pick up some early-season seedlings and follow with some tag-team planting to make a day of it.

Your Momma’s So Girly
The New England Women’s Show is a one-stop shop for all things lady, including dance classes, pampering pavilions, and, of course, shopping.

Your Momma’s So ZenmindfulnessChill together at the Hartford Mindfulness Center with their Mindfulness After Work program every Wednesday, or Yoga Nidra on Fridays.

Your Momma’s So HighbrowTake the dear mother to Connecticut Ballet’s Cinderella at the Bushnell.

Your Momma’s So Multicultural
As usual, Hartford is a beehive of cultural events – try SambaFest, Riverdance, or Charter Oak Cultural Center’s new musical Peacemaker.

Your Momma’s So Southern
Derby Day at Max Downtown offers the tunes, ‘tude, and food to transport any transplant mom down South for a day.

Your Momma’s So HipKeith HaringThe Hartford Flavor Company offers tours every Friday and Saturday, or delight your party momster at the Russian Lady’s Throw ‘em Back Thursdays.

Your Momma’s So Tiredcarousel
The best gift to give a mother of young children is time off. Don’t forget Bushnell Park Carousel is open all weekend.