Webster’s Pharmacy – Mother’s Day’s Spa-Tique & Tea Retreat, Friday, May 3rd, 3-7 p.m. While sipping on hot or iced tea and tasting tea cakes or fresh fruit, try Crabtree & Evelyn’s Hand Therapy lotions including Tarocco Orange, Naked Bee’s lavender creams, and Aroma Home’s soothing heat packs and receive 20% savings on $25 or more in the Gift Boutique. 2450 N. Lake Ave., Altadena. WebstersCommunityPharmacy.net.
“Queen for a Day” – AB Weddings & Special Events of Glendale is offering all mothers, grandmothers, and mothers-to-be a day of pampering at Los Globos on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake on Saturday, May 4th, 2-5 p.m. Appetizers and one complimentary strawberry champagne per guest. Nine vendors including Lindsey’s Facials, Silvia Moore Aromatherapy, and Adonica Make-Up Artist will be on hand, as well as Dr. Kaur Wellness Guru & Meditation brewing up a specialty tea. Performers include Amber Amanda, Chris Morris, and Technopagan. Event is free (must be 21+).
Norton Simon Museum – On Thursday, May 9th, receive a private curated tour of Edgar Degas’s Women before it is open to the public, then have a private book club luncheon with author of The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan at Il Fornaio in Pasadena. A Q&A with Buchanan will be facilitated by Norton Simon’s Julie Robinson. Tickets: $95; purchase at BrownPaperTickets or call 310.553.4265.
Vertical Wine Bistro – Mother’s Day Brunch, Sunday, May 12th, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. with a special interchangeable mimosa cart with cocktails like ginger royale champagne cocktail, pear & cranberry bellini, and blood orange mimosa. Vertical’s Chef Laurent Quenioux, a James Beard Foundation Award nominee, has selected a brunch menu for $39 that includes one selection per course. 70 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena 91103. For more info and to make a reservation: VerticalWineBistro.com.
Caltech Chamber Music Ensembles – Mother’s Day Concert, Sunday, May 12th, 3:30 p.m. Directed by Delores Bing, the Caltech Chamber Music Ensembles present their Spring 2013 Chamber Music Concerts featuring Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Pleyel, Dvorak, and Saint-Saëns, with emphasis on work for flute, woodwinds, strings, and piano. To be held at Dabney Lounge, Caltech, Arden Dr. closest to California Blvd., Pasadena 91125. Free to the public; limited seating—come early!
New Old Pasadena tenant Fresh Produce Clothing has comfortable but shapely dresses for mom with names like Mystic Maxi and Goddess; a coral bead drop necklace, cluster earrings, and seedbead stretch bracelets; and cool Breton hats by (love this name) the Wallaroo Hat Company. Fresh Produce, 32 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena 91105. FreshProduceClothes.com/pasadena.