Saturday and Sunday. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, 6500 S. New Hope Road, Belmont. 704-829-1240. dsbg.org
Moms get free admission to the garden 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. In addition, the first 250 moms each day will receive a free potted plant. Every hour, on the hour, starting at 10 a.m., artist Bob Yost will offer Tiffany-style stained glass demonstrations, and artist Pat Groome will demonstrate mosaic art. Art pieces will also be available for sale.
Charlotte Folk Society monthly gathering
7:30 p.m. Friday. Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Ave. 704-372-3655. folksociety.org
Its the Members Showcase this month, with talented members of the Charlotte Folk Society taking the stage. Doors open at 7 p.m. Refreshments, a song circle and jam sessions follow the concert.
Salisbury Spring Night Out
5 p.m. Friday. Downtown Salisbury. 704-637-7814. downtownsalisburync.com
Stroll through downtown Salisbury and enjoy live music, a free trolley ride, a drum circle, the Salisbury Symphony Musical Petting Zoo and plenty of activities for kids.
10 a.m. Saturday. Downtown Huntersville. 704-875-6541. huntersville.org
Hello Huntersville will feature live music, sidewalk chalk drawing, spin art, a dunk booth, the grand opening of Huntersville Market and more. Streets will be closed to traffic but open to festival-goers.
Mothers Day Weekend at The Bechtler
Saturday and Sunday. The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 South Tryon St. 704-353-9200. bechtler.org
Moms are offered free admission to The Bechtler Museum on Saturday and Sunday, as well as 10 percent off all purchases at the museum store. Among the highlights: Picasso: Select Prints and Ceramics, featuring a series of lithographs, etchings and ceramics by Pablo Picasso.
Jody Mace runs CharlotteontheCheap.com and is a member of the Charlotte News Alliance, a network of hyperlocal websites.