7 Things To Do Mother’s Day Weekend

Celebrate Mom at one of these local spots.

Lukas James Miller and Jimmy Mavrikes star in Girlfriend. Photo by Christopher Mueller.

2. Girlfriend at Signature Theatre

If Mom is an indie-rock-loving Matthew Sweet fan, she won’t want to miss Signature’s DC premiere of Girlfriend, a coming-of-age musical featuring music and lyrics by the alt-rock artist (and based on a book by Todd Almond). Set in small-town Nebraska in 1993, it’s a tale of first love, set to the soundtrack of the artist’s iconic debut album. Ticket prices start at $69.  You can watch the trailer here.  Pro tip: If you’re catching the Sunday matinee on Mother’s Day, consider a pre-theater brunch at nearby Copperwood Tavern, which is offering a Mom’s Day special —$19 lobster Benedict.

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