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Happy Mother's Day
Tired of sending flowers? Give your mom the gift of the arts this Mother's Day!
Treat her to a performance, exhibition or another unique experience and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Check out the options below or search our complete Event Calendar for more ideas.
North Jersey
Northern Events
Central Jersey
Central Events
South Jersey
Southern Events
Northern Events

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra:
Schubert's "Great" Symphony
NJPAC (Newark)

May 11 | Event Details

Violinist Jennifer Koh shines under the baton of Xian Zhang in Sibelius' lofty yet visceral concerto. The program also includes Mozart and Schubert.

The Second City presents
"We're All in This Room Together"
SOPAC (South Orange)

May 12 | Event Details

The Second City offers improvised comedy, audience interaction, and songs from the legendary sketch comedy archives made famous by superstars like Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert.

Tour of Notable Homes
NJ Festival Orchestra (Westfield)

May 13 | Event Details

Tour a stylish medley of grand Westfield residences and enjoy live music, luxury raffles, and local vendor tastings.

Art House Productions (Jersey City)

May 13-14 | Event Details

Award-winning performer Helena D. Lewis' solo show offers an intimate, dramatic, and humorous look at love and life from a menopause baby who embraces her inherent dysfunction.

Will Downing Mother's Day
NJPAC (Newark)

May 13-14 | Event Details

Celebrate Mother's Day with one of the greatest voices in R&B. This Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter is known for his flawless, emotive, baritone, impeccable phrasing, and vocal agility that seamlessly blends R&B with jazz.

An Evening With Brian McKnight
bergenPAC (Englewood)

May 14 | Event Details

Brian McKnight has released 16 albums and sold more than 30 million worldwide. In addition to being a singer, songwriter, and producer, McKnight has also hosted radio and syndicated TV shows.

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
MPAC (Morristown)

May 14 | Event Details

The Postmodern Jukebox mashes up your favorite pop songs -- from Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber to Radiohead and Guns N' Roses -- in completely different styles to give you a whole new appreciation of styles and sounds old and new.

Central Events

Curvy Widow
George Street Playhouse (New Brunswick)

May 2-21 | Event Details

Nancy Opel returns to George Street Playhouse to star in this sassy, frank, and witty musical comedy that follows the daily exploits of a feisty fifty-something widow.

& Juliet
NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch)

May 4 - June 4 | Event Details

Charlie Vaughn, an idealistic young director, comes to a small, conservative college campus to stage a production of Romeo & Juliet and ends up challenging the campus' "old school" sensibilities.

Intimate Apparel
McCarter Theatre (Princeton)

May 5 - June 4 | Event Details

This tender, exquisitely-written romance features a single African American seamstress who's led to the love she yearned for but that is nothing like she expected.

Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan)

May 12-21 | Event Details

Set to Rodgers & Hammerstein, this is the story of the swaggering, carefree carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, and the naive millworker, Julie Jordan, set in a Maine coastal village toward the end of the 19th century.

Beer and Ballet
Roxey Ballet (Lambertville)

May 12 | Event Details

Come get a taste of local art while sampling some local craft beer! At this event, watch breast cancer survivors' stories turned into movement and hear what this creative, expressive process has provided for the women involved.

Hooray for May!
The Center for Contemporary Art (Bedminster)

May 13 | Event Details

A variety of hands-on art activities for kids of all ages and parents alike will take place, including a variety of creative projects to keep or give on Mother's Day.

Audra McDonald
State Theatre (New Brunswick)

May 13 | Event Details

Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry as both a singer and an actress. Now, see her live in concert in her only area appearance as she performs hits from Broadway and the Great American Songbook.

Southern Events

Making God Laugh
Bridge Players Theatre Company (Burlington)

Now - May 13 | Event Details

Making God Laugh follows one typical American family over the course of 30 years' worth of holidays, starting in 1980.

Sister Act The Musical
The Road Company Theater Group (Williamstown)

Now - May 13 | Event Details

Based on the 1992 film, this high-energy musical will move you to your feet as the Sisters of the Convent help hide Deloris from her devious ex-boyfriend after she witnesses a murder.

My Name Is Asher Lev
South Camden Theatre Company (Camden)

May 5-21 | Event Details

Hasidic Jews do not pursue art. When a young Jewish boy discovers his immense talent, he must reconcile his drive to create with his religious traditions, his community, and a family that does not understand him.

Mother Daughter Day Camp
Appel Farm Arts & Music Center

May 6 | Event Details

Appel Farm invites moms to join their Daisy daughters as they explore ideas inspired by Three Cheers for Animals.

Dream: A Phonograph Musical
Ritz Theatre (Haddon Township)

May 11-28 | Event Details

This evening is packed full of memorable songs from a simpler time, a time when Glen Miller and Count Basie were kings of the dance floors and Judy Garland and Billie Holiday sang tunes that have lasted throughout the years.

Jazz Brunch at the Estate
Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (Cape May)

May 14 | Event Details

Celebrate Mother's Day with brunch under the tent at the Emlen Physick Estate and enjoy live jazz from the Great American Songbook featuring The Herb Moore Duo.

All information presented has been furnished by listed sources and is subject to change. Confirming information prior to attending any event is strongly recommended. ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, New Jersey State Council on the Arts and/or State of New Jersey cannot be held responsible for the accuracy, claims or content of information presented.