Take your mom to the Florida International Museum for tea and treats at All About Hats. Not only do you talk about the history of le chapeau, but you get a tour of Cut! Costume and the Cinema, which offers info the evolution of hats. Wear your biggest, most bedazzled headgear, and tea and strumpets I mean crumpets are provided by the Hooker Tea Company. St. Pete's Craftsman House throws a doozie this weekend, with the debut of the fourth annual Invitational Teapot Show on Saturday, for which artists across the country combined form and function for a tea-riffic (har har!) display of craftsmanship in clay and glass. See the 'pots and enjoy a Mother's Day Brunch on Sunday. Finally, who needs a dozen roses when you can have a day's worth of flowery fun? USF's Botanical Gardens presents Rose Day, which includes free admission to the Gardens, primo roses for sale, a rose display, and workshops on -- you guessed it -- roses, with the Rose Society.
(Pictured: The "Dancing Teapot" by Susan Filley, on display for the Mother's Day weekend debut of the Invitational Teapot Show at the Craftsman House) Free aquarium admission for moms (with purchase of ticket), May 8-9, The Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, flaquarium.org; Pops in the Park, 7:30 p.m. Sun., May 9, Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N. Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor, $2, $1 kids 10 and under, florchestra.org; All About Hats, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., May 8, Florida International Museum, 244 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg, $15 (reservations required), floridamuseum.org; Invitational Teapot Show, opening reception 5-8:30 p.m. Sat., May 8, Mother's Day Brunch, 10:30 a.m.-noon Sun., May 9, The Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, reservations required, craftsmanhousegallery.com; Rose Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., May 8, Botanical Gardens, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, free, cas.usf.edu/garden.