North Austin garden tour, Mother’s Day activities & other things to do this weekend, May 11-14

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 14.

Mother's Day is this Sunday, May 14.

Mother’s Day is Sunday, and there are plenty of other events happening this weekend for Northwest Austin residents.


The Driskill The Driskill Hotel hosts a Mother's Day tea Thursday through Sunday.[/caption]

An Elegant Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea
Each afternoon through Sunday, The Driskill hosts a Mother’s Day tea with champagne, tea, scones, tea sandwiches and French pastries. Reservations are required. 3-5 p.m. $35 children, $55 adults (Thu.-Fri.); $40 children, $60 adults (Sat.-Sun.). The Driskill, 604 Brazos St., Austin. 512-391-7073.


Farmgrass Fest
The fest takes place Friday and Saturday and includes headliner Shinyribs and other bands such as Whiskey Shivers. Activities include free massages and acupuncture, local food trucks, and campgrounds available Friday and Saturday nights. Proceeds from ticket and merchandise sales benefit local farmers. The fest is BYOB. 3 p.m. (Fri.)-10 p.m. (Sat.). Free (age 12 and younger), $55 (general admission). Simmons Family Farm, 100 Simmons Family Farm Road, Niederwald.


NXNA Garden & Artist Tour
The tour is a self-guided event featuring 16 unique gardens throughout North Austin. Each garden also features local art, jewelry and plants for sale. The event benefits The Labyrinth Community Garden, located at 11201 Parkfield Drive, Austin. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (age 12 and younger), $10 (adults). Various locations.

Dell Seton open house
Seton Healthcare Family and its parent organization Ascension invite the community to preview the new teaching hospital Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas. The open house includes behind-the-scenes tours, simulations, family activities and live music. 1-5 p.m. Free. Dell Seton Medical Center, 1500 Red River St., Austin. 512-324-0987.

Heart Ball of Austin
Presented by St. David’s HealthCare, the event features a performance by Wynonna & The Big Noise. 6 p.m. (cocktail reception and silent auction), 7:15 p.m. (program and dinner), 8:15 p.m. (live auction and Open Your Heart donations), 9:15 p.m. (performance). $500 (individuals). JW Marriott Austin, 1102 E. Second St., Austin. 512-338-2403.

Saturday Street Clean
The North Austin Civic Association hosts the event in which volunteers will be picking up trash along Payton Gin Road from Ohlen Road to Lamar Boulevard. Volunteers will meet at Lanier High School. 8:30 a.m. Free. Lanier High School, 1201 Payton Gin Road, Aus.

Sunday, Mother’s Day

Second Bar + Kitchen Second Bar + Kitchen is located at Domain Northside.[/caption]

Mother’s Day Brunch
The made-to-order buffet brunch includes small bites and family-style items, a carving station and desserts. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (age 4 and younger), $24 (ages 5-12), $48 (adults). Second Bar + Kitchen, 3121 Palm Way, Ste. 101, Austin. 737-300-4800.

Moms eat free
Pluckers Wing Bar is offering all mothers a complimentary entree, side and nonalcoholic beverage (up to a $15 value) when they post a photo of their family at the restaurant to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #Pluckers. 11 a.m.-1 a.m. (Research). 11 a.m.-midnight (Lakeline). Research: 9070 Research Blvd., Ste. 201-C, Austin. 512-533-9464. Lakeline: 11066 Pecan Park Blvd., Austin. 512-258-9464.

Mother’s Day specials
SoulCycle offers special rides; a Polaroid card-making station; a photo booth; and gifts and treats for mom from Chameleon Cold-Brew, Drybar, Velvet Taco Austin, Will Leather Goods, UrbanStems and Flower Child. Lacquer paints nails at the studio in exclusive SoulCycle designs. Visit the website for the class schedule. SoulCycle, 11800 Domain Blvd., Austin. 512-384-7685.


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