The CityArts Festival is happening in Fair Park this weekend. It’s free. They’ve got a great lineup of bands scheduled, plus dance groups, culinary demos, and plenty of booths to buy a gift for your Mom (fine art, jewelry, handbags, candles, pet portraits, and more). Speaking of Mom: we’re all over Mother’s Day right here. But bringing her to the Fest is a good way to win points. The spokespeople for the event just gave us some inside info. Bring your Mom to the Merchandise Booth on Saturday or Sunday and say, “I love my Mum.” You’ll get a free flower for her (awww) plus a free membership to the Friends of Fair Park (a $40 value). The flower is nice and all, but the membership gets you free passes to the Texas State Fair. Cool.
Another nice event is the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Mother’s Day Brunch. Starting at $55 (this includes tax and gratuity, which is rare), you get brunch at Opus, the restaurant at the Meyerson, all the champagne you can drink, and a ticket to see Ravel’s beautiful Ma MÃ¨re l’Oy, or Mother Goose, on Sunday. Netherland sensations the Jussen brothers will also perform at this show—Arthur is 13 and Lucas is 17. Cute.
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