Lessons from your mom: Celebrate Mother’s Day with some maternal wisdom.
A group of moms will come together to tell stories for an early celebration of Mother’s Day. Local moms will share their stories of motherhood as part of the show, which performs nationally to connect mothers from all walks of life. $15; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday; Kenan Recital Hall at William Peace University, 15 E. Peace St., Raleigh.
A unique race: Dig through your closet for this 5K.
Come dressed in the craziest clothes you can find, and bring some extra to donate. The second annual Socks and Undies 5K Rundie benefits Note in the Pocket, a local nonprofit that gives clothing to Wake County families in need. $10-$35; 8:30 a.m. Saturday; Dorothea Dix campus, 809 Ruggles Drive, Raleigh.
A classical evening: Hear Shakespeare’s work come to life.
Experience a Shakespeare classic presented by the North Carolina Symphony. The University of North Carolina School of the Arts and UNC-Chapel Hill’s Carolina Choir and Friends will tackle Mendelssohn’s arrangement of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” $18-$75; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh.
Ride with a purpose: Help your kids stay safe on their bikes.
Marbles Kids Museum will host its first Bike Rodeo as part of the Oaks and Spokes Festival. The event will teach kids basic bicycle safety for when they hit the road. Kids can also create one-of-a-kind bike swag to take home. Bring your own bike, helmet and other safety gear. Free; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 201 E. Hargett St., Raleigh.
A decorated walk: Tour historic neighborhoods and check out local art.
Take a walk through the historic Mordecai and Oakwood neighborhoods for the Front Porch Art Walk. Walkers can check out more than 30 local artists’ work on display and for sale. Free except for purchases; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; begins at North Blount and Peace streets in Raleigh.