Mother’s Day (this coming Sunday, for all you slackers) is a great way to honor moms and all that they do, and the designated holiday helps all you busy people to remember to go out of your way to make time for mom.

But if you’re anything like us, you’d be completely lost without your mom, so why limit showing your appreciation to just one day? This year, why not celebrate Mother’s Week – not just Mother’s Day.

Bring mom to one (or all) of these local attractions happening in the Valley just in time for Mother’s Day.

  1. A Day at the W Scottsdale Hotel pool

The W Scottsdale, located in the heart of the Old Town Scottsdale entertainment district, is more than just a posh hotel. The W offers ample entertainment both during the day and in the evening, and the Saturday before Mother’s Day is no exception. Take Mom to the W’s WET Pool Deck to enjoy cool drinks, lively music, a superb pool and plentiful sunshine from 12-6 p.m. The W’s Sushi Roku restaurant offers an extensive menu for dinner. After treating Mom to some delicious sushi, head to the W’s Living Room bar and lounge from 8-11 p.m. for a live music performance from The Selfies.

  1. Indulge in Chicago-style pizza at the new Gino’s East


Calories don’t count on Mother’s Day (obv.), so treat mom to lunch or dinner at Gino’s East of Chicago in Arcadia. Specializing in deep-dish pizza, yet offering a large menu of salads, sandwiches, wings and other Chicagoan favorites, Gino’s East is a new restaurant in the Valley that is definitely worth checking out.

  1. See Vanilla Spice perform at Phoenix’s Blue Martini lounge


Is your weekend filled with obligatory family plans? Head out for some one-on-one time with Mom on Wednesday at the upscale Blue Martini bar and lounge in Phoenix. Every Wednesday, 90’s hip-hop cover band, Vanilla Spice will perform from 8-11 p.m. Vanilla Spice performs a wide range of covers, including 90’s classics and today’s Top 40 hits. Plus, check out Blue Martini’s 42 signature martinis and amazing lady night specials. Enjoy $5 Tito’s cocktails for all guests and half price drinks for ladies (perfect for you and mom).