Archive for May 7, 2012

Mother’s Day Events in Downtown Indianapolis

Chef Joseph's at The Connoisseur Room

Chef Joseph's at The Connoisseur Room. Photo provided by the venue and used with written permission.

By Brittany Smith
Indianapolis Downtown, Inc.

She always knows best — so only the best will do on Mother’s Day! Show her some motherly love and treat her to a memorable event or meal Downtown.  For a complete calendar of events, call Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. at 317.237.2222 or search online at


The Cabaret at The Columbia Club

What’s Happening: Make this mother’s day unforgettable with Lainie Kazan: The Chanteuse is Loose! On screen, Lainie received critical acclaim for her performance as the mother in My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The event is May 11 & 12, 8 p.m. Cost is $45 – $65 per person.

Phone: 317-275-1169,

Chase 500 Festival Kid’s Day

What’s Happening: Engage the whole family in the excitement of the state’s largest outdoor FREE festival for children on Monument Circle May 12 at noon. Las Vegas-based Plastic Musik will headline the entertainment stage. NEW this year, kids can ride a FREE 70-foot Ferris wheel, race remote-controlled cars and test their skills in a race car simulator.  This is THE event your kids (and you) won’t want to miss!

Phone: 317-927-3378,


Indianapolis Indians

What’s Happening: Take mom out to the ball game as the Indianapolis Indians face off against the Norfolk Tides May 11 – 14 at Victory Field.

Phone: 317-269-3545,


Indiana State Museum and IMAX Theater

What’s Happening: Treat mom to lunch and a movie on May 13! Choose from Package A: one ticket to see To The Arctic 3D at 11:20 a.m. in the IMAX Theater and 12:15 p.m. lunch seating in the L.S. Ayres Tea Room or Package B: lunch seating in the L.S. Ayres Tea Room at 1 p.m. and one ticket to see To The Arctic 3D at 3:10 p.m. in the IMAX Theater. Both packages cost $25 for adults and $20 for children.

Phone: 317-233-4629,


Invoke Studio

What’s Happening: Spend some quality time with Mom on the yoga mat! Join Invoke Studio for a playful practice including some fun partner work May 12. All levels are welcome. Cost is $20 for two.

Phone: 317-525-6965,

Kuaba Fine Art Gallery

What’s Happening: Join Kuaba for “Bubbly & Jazz” May 19, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Don’t miss out on this FREE Mother’s Day treat filled with the wonderful sounds of Jazz songstress Vickie Daniel. Complimentary “bubbly” and refreshments will also be provided.

Phone: 317-955-8405,


Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

What’s Happening: The first mother to walk into the library will receive a FREE T-shirt. Also, there will be a drawing for a FREE copy of a new book, coming out later in the year of the collected letters of Kurt Vonnegut, edited by Dan Wakefield. The event is May 13.

Phone: 317-652-1954,



What’s Happening: Mother’s Day weekend event to benefit I.W.I.N. (Indiana Women in Need) foundation May 12, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and May 13, noon – 5 p.m.  Find a one-of-kind gift for Mother’s Day from the unique pottery, jewelry, textiles, soaps, lotions and more found in the store.

Phone: 317-822-1200,

Circle Centre Mall

What’s Happening: Purchase a $100 or more American Express Simon gift card and receive a spa gift set from Circle Centre Mall.  Valid one set per person while supplies last.  Visit Guest Services for details.

Phone: 317-681-5615,

Evan Todd Salon & Spa

What’s Happening: Treat mom to a relaxing day at the spa! With offerings like manicures, massages and facials, mom is sure to leave Evan Todd Salon & Spa feeling refreshed.

Phone: 317-524-2575,


Indianapolis City Market

What’s Happening: Join Indianapolis City Market vendor, U-Relish Farm May 12 for a chance to win a bouquet in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner mixes for the crockpot.  Brad Gates Catering adds to the sweet prize with Indiana made Shagbark Syrup.  The package is worth $125!

Phone: 317-634-9266,


Bunches of Brunches May 13

Adobo Grill

What’s Happening: Mother’s Day brunch buffet featuring authentic Mexican cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Othon Angel in a contemporary, upscale atmosphere from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is $19.99 for adults, $8.99 for children 10 and under and FREE for children under four.

Phone: 317-822-9990,


The Canterbury Hotel

What’s Happening: Serving delicious brunch 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Turner’s Restaurant. Price is $34.95, $14.95 children 12 and under and FREE children under 5.

Phone: 634.3000,


Chef Joseph’s at The Connoisseur Room (see photo above)

What’s Happening: Bring your favorite lady or your mother and enjoy a 28 item brunch from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Cost is $24.95 for adults, $14.95 for children 8 to 12 and FREE for children under 7. Reservations are recommended.

Phone: 317-600-3577,


Conrad Indianapolis

What’s Happening: Lavish brunch presentation accompanied by live music and a special gift for every mother 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the elegant Vienna Ballroom. Adults $59 and children 3 – 10 $29. Reservations required.

Phone: 317-524-2574,

Indianapolis Propylaeum

What’s Happening: Attend a Mother’s Day buffet at the lovely Propylaeum! Seating is at 11:30 a.m., noon, 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Cost is $28 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Reservations are required.

Phone: 317-638-7881,

Nourish Café at Indianapolis Museum of Art

What’s Happening: Brunch buffet in Deer Zink Special Events Pavilion made from the freshest local ingredients from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Visitors can expect to sample early harvest fruits and vegetables from local farms. Cost is $38 per adult, $16 children ages 4 – 10 and FREE for children under 4.

Phone: 317-923-1331 ext. 235,


Osteria Pronto

What’s Happening: Enjoy a feast of gourmet options ranging from fresh pasta and antipasta to Eggs Benedict and carve to order station. Cost is $35.

Phone : 317-860-5777,



What’s Happening: Mother’s Day brunch from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. will include a Bloody Mary bar, libations, starters, Brick Oven Flatbread, soups & salads, lunch combinations and more. Cost is $17 – $25.

Phone: 317-974-0400,


The Rathskeller

What’s Happening: Special Mother’s Day brunch menu along with regular restaurant menu.  Brunch runs from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Dinner menu starts at 3 p.m. Cost is $12.95. Reservations recommended.

Phone: 317-636-0396,


Skyline Club

What’s Happening: Celebrate the mom in your life by treating her to a special brunch with 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. seatings.  Prices are $49.95 adults, $25.95 young adults ages 13 – 17, $17.95 children ages 6 – 12 and $9.95 children ages 2 – 5.

Phone: 317-263-5000,

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