Chicago Mother's Day Weekend Events
Weekend Tips: Stock Up at Green City Market and Remember Mama
Remember mom this weekend — and don't forget to eat your veggies, which you can do in abundance now that the Green City Market is back in full swing.
- It's officially that time of year when you get to trade your local grocer for local farms. The Green City Market (1750 N. Clark St., 773-880-1266) is now open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Oct. 29. In between picking out the perfect tomato, be sure to catch the cooking demo with Sarah Stegner and George Bumbaris from Prairie Fire (215 N. Clinton St., 312-382-8300) at 10:30 a.m.
- Event season continues on Saturday, May 7, with the Alzheimer's Association's annual Rita Hayworth Gala, a Mother's Day weekend tradition for the past 24 years. Held at the historic Hilton (720 S. Michigan Ave., 312-922-4400), the night begins with a lavish cocktail hour (think multiple hors d'oeuvres stations) at 6:30 p.m., continuing with a program, dinner, and dancing the night away in the beautiful, baroque grand ballroom. Princess Yasmin Aga Khan (daughter of legendary film star, Rita Hayworth) continues her role as general chair of the event, in honor of her mother who lived with the disease for many years. For more information on tickets, visit the event website.
- While we secretly can eat Sprinkles (50 E. Walton St., 312-573-1600) any day of the week, it's the holiday treats that make being on dessert duty as easy as licking frosting off a cupcake. Available May 6 through 8, Sprinkles Mom box ($39 for a dozen) is filled with dark chocolate, red velvet, vanilla, and lemon cupcakes topped with Sprinkles daisies and "mom" sugar decorations and sealed with a "Mom Loves Cupcakes Sticker." Avoid the weekend rush and place your order ahead of time online or over the phone!
- Mix things up this Mother's Day at the Music Box Theater (3733 N. Southport Ave., 773-871-6604) for a screening of Mommie Dearest, the Joan Crawford classic that makes any bad day with your mom look like a vacation. Hosted by former Wild Chicago correspondent Dick O'Day, the $12 ticket price includes preshow entertainment by Hell in a Handbag Productions, a mother/daughter matching outfit contest, music by The Jones, and comedic commentary on the film. If you're not willing to forgo eats, attend the preshow brunch at 11 a.m. for $28.50, all inclusive.
Have a good weekend everyone!
Source: Green City Market