Want to go beyond Mother’s Day brunch this year? Consider an activity that’ll create memories to last. Whether mom’s interested in history tours, chocolate, art, or yoga (with goats and beer), this weekend offers an array of events to bond over.
What shows mom love better than chocolate and cheese? Spend Friday evening enjoying a decadent pairing of the two inside the Old City shop’s kitchen. As you sample, head chocolatier Kevin Paschall and Collective Creamery cheese expert Alex Jones will talk about the cheese- and chocolate-making processes.
6:30 p.m., 110 Market St., 2nd floor, 38, $70 for two, 215-922-1048, shanecandies.com
Learn professional techniques for shoulder, neck, and head massages, then put them to practice on mom at this women-only workshop. Licensed massage therapist and Enci Wellness owner Rebecca Ramirez de Arellano will lead the two-hour event, which includes a make-and-take essential oil rollerball blend.
4 p.m., 25 Nolt Ave., $25, Willow St., 717-617-2128, willowyogastudio.com
Are mom jokes funnier than dad jokes? (Wouldn’t they have to be?) Three comedians will bring their moms onstage to find out. Bring out your own parent for a hilarious Saturday night in Chinatown.
7 p.m., 215 N. 11th St., $12, 215-399-1279, goodgoodcomedy.com
Get momma moving at this Caribbean dance class, featuring soca, dancehall, and calypso music paired with instruction to get those shoulders shimmying and hips shaking. Participants are encouraged to wear something bright and festive.
6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 954 N. Eighth St., $45, 215-627-1157, eventbrite.com
Martha Washington joins this Mother’s Day teatime, also featuring buttermilk scones, fruit tarts, French macarons, tea sandwiches, and mimosas for the adults. Before or after chatting with the inaugural First Lady, guests can peruse the museum with a printed guide highlighting stories related to the women of the Revolution.
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 101 S. Third St., $50, $25 for ages 6-18, $10 for children under 5, 215-253-6731, amrevmuseum.org
Harness your inner artist at the Clay Studio, where you and mom can learn a few introductory techniques on the potter’s wheel. Duos are invited to each craft a piece to take home, while also enjoying mimosas and a catered brunch.
10 a.m. to noon, 137 N. Second St., $67.50, 215-925-3453, theclaystudio.org
Strike a few downward dog poses with mom — as a bunch of adorable baby goats ready to hop on both of your backs. Each registration to this playful yoga class includes four 4-ounce samples of River Horse beers. If yoga isn’t your idea of fun, there are snuggling and bottle-feeding sessions you can sign up for, too.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (yoga from 10 to 11 a.m.), 2 Graphics Dr., Ewing, N.J., $29-$39, 609-883-0890, riverhorse.com
Celebrate mom while raising money for breast cancer. This year’s event strays from the usual 5K, looping around Eakins Oval and Logan Square. However, participants are invited to complete the circuit as many times as desired, which means plenty of time to catch up as you walk or run up and down the Parkway.
8 a.m., 2400 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., $35, $15 for children, runsignup.com
Dive into the history on a riverboat ride down the Schuylkill to Bartram’s Garden. This three-hour cruise includes a guided tour of the gardens and enough time to picnic if you wish to pack a lunch (or buy it on the boat).
Noon and 12:55 p.m., meeting at Walnut Street Dock, 2427-31 Walnut St., $30, $17 for children, schuylkillbanks.org