Mother's Day Roundup! A Procrastinator's Guide

We really should have thought to do this sooner, but so should you.

Is Mother’s Day this early every year? Are you sure? Whether you have a mom, know a mom, or are a mom, if you’re looking to level up your Mother’s Day plans but aren’t really a planner, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the Artpunk Club Mother’s Day roundup of performance art events under $20 a seat--these shows all have tickets still left for tomorrow, so snap em up and take your mama out!




17 SE 8th

$15 BOGO Tickets

Check out our Artpunk Club calendar post for Pebble here! Tickets to Pebble on Mother’s Day are BOGO, tickets available right at the door!

Tickets at the door!

Fire and Meat

Rutabaga Story Co.

@ Headwaters Theatre

55 NE Farragut

PWYC (starting at $20/2)

Try and find a bigger mom in Portland. We dare you. We were so excited for this show that we got nosy and asked Rutabaga all about it. Check out our interview with Rutabaga cofounder and creator of Fire and Meat Eve Johnstone, and print off your own shadow puppets to play Danes at home after the show!

Tickets Here!

Oddville: A New Vaudevillian Tradition

The Steep and Thorny Way to Heaven

SE 2nd and Hawthorne

Be honest: Do you have a cool mom? Were your friends in high school lowkey coming over to hang out with your mom as much as with you? The Steep and Thorny is a seriously awesome warehouse venue in the SE waterfront with a monthly vaudeville show that hosts a rotating selection of Portland performers for a standing-only event with tons of talented Portland peeps. This month’s show happens to fall on Mother’s Day, but it’s worth checking out every month!

Tickets at the door, cash only

Escaped Alone


Shaking the Tree

823 SE Grant

$30GA, Moms go freeeee!

Check out our Artpunk Club calendar post for Escaped Alone here! Moms go free on Sunday, and GA tickets are $30; just email the box office to reserve your seats!



2pm and 7:30pm

Profile Theatre

@ Portland Playhouse

602 NE Prescott Street

$30 BOGO

Promo Code: MOTHER

Profile Theatre’s Mother’s Day BOGO promo is extra exciting, since their $30 GA ticket price often keeps their shows juuuust outside Artpunk budget. Their work is consistently outstanding--richly nuanced, funny, and self-aware--and Profile is one of our favorite splurges, so we are super excited to be able to include them here and squeak in to a great show for just $15 a seat!

Tickets Here!

Psssssst.... did we miss your show? If you or a show you love has tickets left under $20 for Mother's Day performances, slide into our DMs at @artpunkclub and let us know! Happy momming!