By Eugene Magazine | Published May 2018

Dedicate this weekend to the mother-figures in your life. Whether you buy them flowers, a drink, or take them to one of the events in town this weekend, make sure they know you love and appreciate them.

Ballet Fantastique: Alice in Wonderland

Ballet Fantastique is performing their electro-swing remix of the classic, Alice in Wonderland. Premiering Friday at the Hult Center, this bright, colorful, and unique take on Alice’s fall through the rabbit hole combines original music by Eugene’s High Step Society and alternative ballet moves. For tickets and more information, visit their website.

Friday, 7:30 pm; Saturday, 7:30 pm; Sunday, 2:30 pm, 7:30 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $35-$73.75 |

Paula Poundstone at Hult Center

Comedian and author Paula Poundstone, who is regularly featured on NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, will be showing off her humor and wit at the Hult Center this weekend. She’ll have you rolling in your seat with her experience as one of the top comedians of our time.

Saturday, 8 pm | Hult Center, 1 Eugene Center | $32-$56.75 |

Mother’s Day Chocolates and Sunday Cider Brunch at Ciderlicious

Celebrate the moms in your life with chocolate and a cider brunch at Ciderlicous on Sunday. Join them for chocolates from Temper&Mo, pastries from Humphry Patisserie, and a surprise from Bartolotti’s Pizza. To drink, take your pick from one of their 15 hard cider taps or two craft beer taps

Sunday | 11 am | Ciderlicious, 2760 Friendly St. | Free admission |

Saturday Market Mother’s Day and Founder’s Day

This weekend’s Saturday Market celebrates two events: Mother’s Day and Founder’s Day. For the moms, they will be giving away gifts donated by Market artisans. All you have to do is enter your name in the basket at the main stage and wait for the drawing at either 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 2:30 pm. This Saturday also marks the 49th year of the Saturday Market, this year honoring Lotte Streisinger and her many contributions to the community. Come for good food, live music, and great community.

Saturday | 10 am-5 pm | Park Blocks, 8th Ave. and Oak St. | Free admission |

PeaceHealth Safety Fair

PeaceHealth, Safe Kids West Oregon Coalition, and the Lane Falls Prevention Coalition will be hosting their fourth annual Family Safety Fair at the Bob Keefer Center this Saturday. Get the chance to talk to experts about keeping your family safe and injury-free, checking the safety of your child’s car seat, get a free bike helmet, and even get the chance to tour a Life Flight helicopter!

Saturday | 10 am | Bob Keefer Center for Sports and Recreation, 250 S 32nd St., Springfield | Free admission |