Don't get us wrong: Flowers and cards are very popular with moms. This year, though, go the extra mile for the woman who went the extra hundred for you.
If Mom loves dance, take her to see the Hung-Sheng Lion Dance Theater. Twelve acrobats will perform folk dance and martial arts, accompanied by cymbals, gongs and thunderous drums. Mom didn't get enough loud noises in your youth make sure she gets her fill at 3 p.m. Oyster Creek Park, 4033 State Highway 6, Sugar Land. For information, call 713-961-9465 or visit www.hsldt.com.tw. Free.
Movie-lovin' moms will delight in today's special screening of Fried Green Tomatoes, a folksy, sweet tale about a woman who turns her life around thanks to a newfound friendship. Sure, it's ultra-saccharine, but it will thrill Mom, and you can order a beer. 4 p.m. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 1000 West Oaks Mall and 531 South Mason Road, Katy. For information, visit www.drafthouse.com. $6.
Going the brunch route? Try the Galveston Homes Tour's Linen and Lace Champagne Brunch and Fashion Show, featuring Victorian costumes by seamstress Peggy Wardell. After the meal, head out for the self-paced homes tour, which includes ten houses built between 1871 and 1925. Brunch is from 10 a.m. to noon. Garten Verein Pavilion, 2704 Avenue O. Homes tour runs from noon to 6 p.m. Tour starts at any home. For a list of locations, call 409-765-7834 or visit www.galvestonhistory.org. $45 for brunch and tour; $25 for tour only.
Sun., May 14