Around Our Town: Where to go, what to do on Mother’s Day

momchurchsignBRUNCH: Nothing makes for a mellow mom like the All You Can Drink Micheladas Mother’s Day Brunch at stylish Bar Racho at the Ritchie Valens Hilton on East Olmos Boulevard.

Executive Jefe Gustaco Naranjero once again promises his extensive buffet featuring a soft and hard taco station, the always-popular Holy Habanero salsa challenge and the spectacular Flan Fountain.

New this year is the Fusion Fiesta featuring creations like the Banh Mi Burrito, the Tamales de Lox and the Philly Cheesesteak Chimichangas. Don’t miss the free giveaway of the new mini Tapatio espray bottles for when you absolutely, positively need to spice stuff up.

MUSIC: East Pocho Community College student radio (K-POCHO FM 89.3) will be featuring a 24-hour Mother’s Day Music Marathon starting just after midnight Sunday morning, according to Program Director Queso Quesem. “We’ve got a great bunch of artists lined up,” he said.

“We’ve got the Mamas and the Papas, the Mothers of Invention, Tracy Nelson and Mother Earth, Cat Mother and the All-Night Newsboys, Moms Mabley, Every Mother’s Son, the Mothership Connection, Mother Mother, Sweet Mother, Wolf Mother, Ask Your Mother, Blood Root Mother, Mother Goose, The Mothers, Mother Jones Band, Sweet Mother and Wire Mother. We’ll hear from Yer Mom Band, Hallie’s Mom’s Band and Stiflers Mom. Don’t miss La Mama, Big Mama, Mamaband, Mama Doni, Mama Kicks and Mama Digdown’s Brass Band. Hang in for Grandma, My Grandma and 3 Legged Grandma. And stay tuned for songs by the Greasy Granny Band, the Buranovo Grannies and the Grannies.”

CAR CLUB: The Little Old Ladies from Pasadena Car Club’s Annual Best of Barrio Beauty Show runs from 8 AM to 4 PM at the old drive-in movie parking lot behind Carlos Santana Charter High School.

Members of the all-abuelita organization will show off their custom ranflas, hoopties and bombas to the public. Cars compete in categories including nicest knit steering wheel cozies, Don’t You Make Me Come Back There rear seat customizing and Most Fabuloso Cadillac.

The $10 per car admission fee, organizers remind neighbors, does not include teenagers hiding in the trunk.

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