Things to do in Colorado on Mother’s Day weekend

A holiday typically filled with flower arrangements, greeting cards and boxes of chocolates, every family has their own way of celebrating Mother’s Day.

So, how about saying “Happy Mother’s Day” this year by taking mom to a museum, ballet or comedy club?

CPR’s Arts Bureau shares a few special arts and culture happenings across the state designed to tell mom how much she means to you.


Photo: Kevin Fitzgerald Comedy ShowFamily Comedy Show
Comedy Works South
May 11, 3 p.m.
Star of Animal Planet's "Emergency Vets" Kevin Fitzgerald dishes out quick-witted humor that is appropriate for all ages. Come early for a Mother's Day brunch at Lucy Restaurant, above the club.
*Fitzgerald steps in for Sam Adams, who was previously scheduled for this event.

Symphony at the Movies
Colorado Symphony presents the music of “Fantasia”
Boettcher Concert Hall
May 10, 2:30 & 6 p.m.
The Colorado Symphony brings the cinema to the concert hall with an evening of music from Disney’s “Fantasia.” Footage from the movie will display on the big screen while the orchestra plays live.

Photo: Boulder Ballet 'Coppelia'BOULDER:

Boulder Ballet presents “Coppelia”
Boulder Theater
May 11, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Boulder Ballet performs “Coppelia,” a comedic ballet that tells the story of a hair-brained inventor, his life-sized dancing doll and what happens when two young lovers get mixed up in all the mayhem.


Mother’s Day brunch and Chihuly exhibit walkthrough
Fine Arts Center
May 11
Dine with the entire family on brunch fare at the Fine Arts Center’s signature restaurant, Cafe 36, then peruse the glass art on display in the museum’s “Chihuly Rediscovered” exhibit.

Photo: 'Beat Beethoven 5K'GRAND JUNCTION:

Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra hosts Beat Beethoven 5K
Avalon Theater
May 10, 9 a.m.
The Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra challenges families to finish a 5K race before the conclusion of Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony” during the Symphony’s first "Beat Beethoven 5K." Beethoven's famous symphony will be broadcast on CPR classical during the race, starting at 9 a.m.

Tune into CPR's arts show on Friday at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. for an interview with Amber Johnson, the editor of Mile High Mamas, an online resource for Colorado moms. Johnson talks with arts editor and host Chloe Veltman about the evolution of Mother’s Day and what the modern-day mom really wants from the holiday.