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Twelve ideas for mum on May 12

The Grounds of Alexandria Mother’s Day Markets


For the market loving mum... 

The markets go all-out for mum's big day with stalls from Salt Meats Cheese and our number-one chocolate store pic, Kakawa.   

Mother's Day Classic


For the fit and charitable mum... 

Join the Mother's Day Classic fun run and walk to help raise money for breast cancer research. Register by yourself or form a team to raise even more money. Tribute cards will be available before the run to help you show who you're participating for.

Megan Morton Pop-Up Shop


For interiors-obsessed mum...

Renowned interiors stylist Megan Morton is opening a pop-up gift shop within the MLC Centre inspired by her latest book Things I Love. The cute store will be filled with Australia-designed products such as the ‘Wonky Heart’ pillowcase, and – of course – plenty of beautiful cards in time for Mother’s Day.

Ashkenazy Conducts Beethoven


For the refined mum... 

Award-winning pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts the Sydney Symphony strings in his favourite symphony, Beethoven's Pastoral.

Audi Festival of German Films 2013


For the film-buff mum... 

There are plenty of screenings on mum's big day, including a German-language adaptation of Huck Finn. Because really, what says 'I love you mum' better than that?



For the salty mum... 

Hot new Mexican joint Mejico is getting into the spirit of Mother's Day with Mama's Margaritas – $10 Margaritas all day long.

The nude

Surry Hills

For the art-loving mum... 

Brett Whiteley's graceful but bold expression of the human body was one of his creative trademarks. This exhibit, The nude: erotic, sensual and sacred, features some of his best known work.

Tenacious D


For the satirical-rock-loving mum... 

Jack Black and Kyle Gass return for their first show in Australia since the release of last year's Rize of the Fenix and they've invited their friend the Sasquatch along for the ride. 

Jeff Wall: Photographs

The Rocks

For the modern-art-loving mum...

At last, Jeff Wall: Photographs will bring Wall’s celebrated works to Sydney audiences for the first time, encompassing over three decades of Wall's practice.

Retro Crafternoons


For the hands-on and hip mum... 

Learn how to make beautiful brooches, rings and earrings in these environmentally conscious workshops that transform the old into the new. The Newtown studio offers champagne and afternoon tea packages.

Henry 4


For the crushing-on-John-Bell mum... 

John Bell gives a huge performance as the bumbling, hilarious and ultimately tragic Falstaff in his own fascinating adaptation of the history play. 

Forget Me Not

Surry Hills

For the mum who loves a good cry... 

Tom Holloway's play centring on the child migrants of Liverpool packs an emotional right hook that will leave you breathless and features great showings from actors Colin Moody, Mandy McElhinney and Eileen O'Brien. 

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