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Soleil's To-DosLetter: Mother's Day To-Dos!

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Happy Mother's Day


When it comes down to it, on Mother's Day, most moms just want to know that they're loved and appreciated.  Gifts are nice if you can afford it, but time spent with your mom or mom-figure is just as important.  Whether you're rolling in dough or squatting in squalor, you're bound to find a To-Do that's just right for your mom!  Check out some of our picks below and come on by Soleil's To-Dos for more!

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="210"]Dawoud Bey - Rudy Nimocks and Lindsay Atnip, Hyde Park, Chicago, 2012 Dawoud Bey - Rudy Nimocks and Lindsay Atnip, Hyde Park, Chicago, 2012[/caption]

Dawoud Bey: Picturing People (Opening Reception):  For the budget-minded child whose mom loves art - here's a perfect choice!  This exhibit at the Renaissance Society is a career survey of Dawoud's work.  On Sunday from 5-7pm, enjoy an Artist Talk and opening reception.  Free!  (Note that simultaneously at the Art Institute Dawoud Bey's 1979 collection "Harlem USA" is on exhibit!  You'll have an easier time with parking at the Renaissance Society exhibit though.)
Chicago Blues - Mother's Day Celebration Demetria Taylor — daughter of blues legend Eddie Taylor — makes her Old Town School debut with a fun and flashy Mother's Day set.  This performance is part of the Chicago Blues Series, which is a lead up to the Chicago Blues Festival!  6:30-8:30pm; $15.

The Marvin Gaye Story:  Black Ensemble Theater can always be relied upon for a nostalgic musical and this weekend is no exception!  Sunday, 3pm; $55-65.  The production continues through July 29th.

Dose Market - Mother's Day Edition:  For the agile mom, Dose Market allows you to get some burn while also indulging in some fabulous treats!  Every month, Dose features a wide variety of vendors that serve up the hottest in food, fashion and more.  Shop for mom on the spot!  Admission is only $8 in advance and $10 at the door, so bring the whole family along!  10am-4pm.

Mo'NiqueMo'Nique and Friends: Mother's Day Comedy Show:  Mo'Nique, an Oscar award-winning actress and one of the Original Queens of Comedy, will perform a Mother’s Day Comedy Show with her friends, Rodney Perry and Tone X.  7pm; $62-72.

Pre-Mother's Day Brunch w/ Events by Eve:  The historic Gibsons Steakhouse on the Gold Coast is the setting for this special event that includes lovely ambiance, great raffle prizes, a delicious buffet and more!!!  Reservations required.  Saturday, May 12th, 11am-2pm; $35.

Mother's Day Brunch at Zed451:  For only $29 ($16 for children), Mom can enjoy a mimosa and indulge in an unlimited sampling of a ridiculous variety of food, ranging from chicken & waffles to duck confit hash browns and citrus dusted Atlantic salmon!  Reservations required.  10am-3pm

Mother's Day Brunch at Norman's Bistro:  This bountiful buffet includes an assortment of Salads, Marinated Grilled Vegetables, Pancake Station, Omelet Station and more! Norm's Chefs will be carving Roasted Turkey, Brown Sugar Glazed Ham and Prime Rib. Reservations required.  9am-4pm; Adults, $30, Children, $15.

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