Mar. 3–27: Lenten Preaching Series and Waffle Shop. The waffle irons heat up for lunch, and the program is set for a weekday lecture series featuring renowned, inspirational speakers. Preaching series: Tue.–Fri. noon–12:40p, free. Waffle shop: Tue.–Fri. 11a–1:30p. Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 N. Second, 525-6602, calvarymemphis.org.
Mar. 4: Leadership Memphis Awards Luncheon. Awards ceremony honors individuals and organizations that empower the community and make a positive impact. 11:30a, Hilton Ridgeway, 278-0016, leadershipmemphis.org.
Mar. 5, Apr. 2: Cooper-Young Night Out. Live music, retail specials, and assorted cuisine in Midtown's historically hip district. Every 1st Thu. 5–9p, free. 276-7222, cooperyoung.biz.
Mar. 7: Gathering of the Guilds. Fiber fun for knitters, spinners, quilters, weavers, sewers, tatters, and crocheters includes shopping, demos, door prizes, and keynote speaker on "The Language of Textiles." 9:30a–3p, Visible Music College, 834-2038, mghw.org.
Mar. 12: Emissaries of Memphis Music. A salute to 10 Memphis women in music includes Oscar-type award presentations and live performances to benefit the Memphis Musicians Healthcare Plan. 7p, Kroc Center, 576-6850, memphismusic.org.
courtesy Woodruff-Fontaine House
Mar. 13: Park + Pajamas. Family sleepover includes nocturnal nature hike, stargazing family movie and snacks, and breakfast with the buffalo. 7p–9a, Shelby Farms Park, 222-7265, shelbyfarmspark.org.
Mar. 13–15: Southern Women's Show. Fashion, fun, health, beauty, demos, shopping, decorating, food, contests, and prizes — just for starters! Fri. 10a–8p, Sat. 10a–7p, Sun. 11a–6p, free parking, Agricenter Int'l, 800-849-0248, southernshows.com.
Mar. 14: The Luck of the Irish Walking Tour. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by visiting the Scots–Irish who rest at Elmwood. Meet a former mayor, a founder of the city, and a scalawag or two! 10:30a, Elmwood Cemetery, 774-3212, elmwoodcemetery.org.
Mar. 20: Brooks Uncorked! More than 60 wines from around the world, cuisine from the hottest restaurants, silent auction, and live entertainment. 7p, Brooks Museum, 544-6200, brooksmuseum.org.
Mar. 20: Campfire Party. Family campfire with songs, stories, hot dogs, cider, s'mores, and family activities. 6–8p, RSVP 636-4131, memphisbotanicgarden.com.
Mar. 21: Chalkfest Community Day. It's spring break, with hands-on activities, performances, and a collaboration to turn the plaza into a colorful work of chalk art. 10a–2p, Brooks Museum, 544-6200, brooksmuseum.org.
Mar. 21: Read Across America Flash Mob. Bring the family, books, and snacks, and join other readers on the lawn. Book giveaways for kids and Literacy Mid-South info tent. 10a–1p, free. Overton Park, 327-6000, literacymidsouth.org.
Mar. 21: The Red Shoe Gala. Step right up to a chic-circus, black-tie affair that includes a three-ring extravaganza of food, libations, auctions, music by Memphis Soul Review, and thrilling, circus-inspired entertainment to benefit Ronald McDonald House. 6–10p, The Columns, 312-7479, redshoegalamemphis.com.
Mar. 21: Cosmic Trunk Show. Artisan market features jewelry, housewares, and sculptures. Cash-bar cosmos and catered snacks available. 10a–5p, free. Metal Museum, 774-6380, metalmuseum.org.
Mar. 21: If Beale Street Could Talk Tour. The secret history of America's most iconic street comes to life on a walking tour with legendary characters. Tours are guided, with commentary. Includes admission to the Ernest Withers Gallery and the Rock 'n' Soul Museum. 4p, RSVP 843-3260, rhodes.edu/bealestreetsymposium.
Mar. 23–28: Memphis Fashion Week. Experience local and regional fashion through designers, photographers, models, and boutiques in a citywide collection of events to benefit Memphis College of Art. memphisfashionweek.org.
Mar. 26: United Way Annual Luncheon. All-new celebration, with a "big-news" announcement about United Way and the Mid-South's hopes and aspirations. 11:30a–1p, Peabody Hotel, 433-4800, uwmidsouth.org.
Mar. 27, Apr. 24: South Main Art Trolley Tour. Stroll through the historic arts districts, as shops, restaurants, and art galleries display unusual merchandise, cuisines, and art. Every last Fri. 6–9p, free. Main between Vance and St. Paul, 578-7262, gosouthmain.com.
Mar. 28: Art Suitable for Framing. Exhibition and sale includes cash bar, hors d'oeuvres, and Athenian dancers to raise funds for the children of Le Bonheur. 1–6p, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 573 N. Highland, 327-8177, goann.net.
Mar. 28: One Night. Not just a party but also a powerful philanthropy, this fundraiser for Regional One Health Foundation features cocktails, dinner, live auction, and a concert with The Bar-Kays, The Pointer Sisters, and The O'Jays. 6p, Cook Convention Center, 545-6006, regionalonehealthfoundation.org/one-night-2015.
courtesy Buckman Performing Arts Center
Mar. 28–29: Daffodil Show. The American Daffodil Society's accredited exhibition and competition blooms with sunny inspirations. Sat. 2–5p, Sun. 1–4p, Dixon Gallery, 312-1248, dixon.org.
Mar. 31: Vine to Wine at the Garden. Sehr gut! German wines take the spotlight, paired with German-inspired fare, door prizes, and evening surprises. 6–8p, RSVP 636-4131, memphisbotanicgarden.com.
Apr. 2: Whet Thursday. Enjoy the museum after hours, participate in a foundry class, make cuttlebone jewelry, listen to live music, and enjoy specialty drinks and food truck gourmet. 5:30–8p, Metal Museum, 774-6380, metalmuseum.org.
Apr. 3: Memphis Redbirds Exhibition Game. Take thee out to the ballpark and warm up for the 2015 AAA season with this exhibition game against the Redbirds' new parent team, the St. Louis Cardinals. 6p, AutoZone Park, 721-6000, memphisredbirds.com.
Apr. 4: Memphis Farmers Market Season Opener. Harvest another season of good, local nutrition, live music, food trucks, health events, and entertainment. Saturdays thru Nov. 21, 7a–1p, Central Station Pavilion, S. Front and G.E. Patterson, memphisfarmersmarket.org.
Apr. 4: Eco EGGStravaganza. Spring has sprung! Music, junior fishing rodeo, egg crafting and hunts, environmental exhibits, hikes, treetop ropes, and food trucks. 10a–4p, Shelby Farms Park, 767-PARK, shelbyfarmspark.org.
Apr. 4: Family Egg Hunt. Search 96 acres for hidden eggs with prizes for grown-ups and children alike. Magic show, live music, photos with the Easter Bunny, and kids crafts. 1–4p, Botanic Garden, 636-4100, memphisbotanicgarden.com.
Apr. 9–19: Midtown Opera Festival. Chamber operas, family events, panel discussions, and late-night cabarets. Playhouse on the Square, 257-3100, operamemphis.org.
Apr. 11: MEMFix: Pinch District. Memphis's first neighborhood gets a temporary makeover to bring awareness and imagination to what the district is capable of being. North Main and Jackson, memfix.org.
Apr. 11: Spring Tree Tour of Elmwood. Elmwood is home to almost 1,500 trees, some of which are older than the cemetery. 10:30a, 774-3212, elmwoodcemetery.org.
Apr. 11: Mud Island Season Opener. America's premier Mississippi River park and museum open with a splash. Walk the half-mile scale model, enjoy green spaces, and join in on family-fun events. 10a–5p, free. Mud Island, 576-7241, mudisland.com.
Apr. 11: Overton Square Crawfish Festival. Large arts and crafts market, live music, and crawfish by the buckets. Noon–6p, Madison Ave. in Overton Square, 281-6468, overtonsquare.com.
Apr. 15–19: Africa in April. Honor The Republic of Gabon through music, arts, crafts, fashions, food, education, economics, culture, and history. Times vary, Robert Church Park, 947-2133, africainapril.org.
Apr. 16, 23, 30: Peabody Rooftop Party. Every Thursday through August, the rooftop rocks with live entertainment, food, drinks, and connections under the stars. 6–11p, Peabody Hotel, 529-4000, peabodymemphis.com.
Apr. 17: Campbell Scotch Whiskey Tour. Single, nutty, aged, and rich, meet the Scotch of your dreams. 18 of the finest whiskeys paired with classic Memphis cuisine to benefit The Campbell Foundation and Footprints in Motion. 7p, Botanic Garden, 759-5490, campbell-foundation.org.
Apr. 17–18: Spring's Best Plant Sale. Huge assortment of perennials, annuals, tropicals, herbs, shrubs, and trees, plus specialty garden items and expert advice. 9a–5p, Botanic Garden, 636-4100, memphisbotanicgarden.com
Apr. 17–19: Forging on the River. Weekend of blacksmith lectures, demos, workshops, and networking. Saturday night dinner party and auction. Metal Museum, 774-6380, metalmuseum.org.
Apr. 18: SpeakEasy Gala. Put on your glad rags and enjoy a 1920s-style roaring event, with food from outstanding restaurants, full bar, games, silent and live auctions, wine pull, and live jazz entertainment to benefit the Memphis Oral School for the Deaf. 6:30p, Great Hall in Germantown, 758-2228, mosdkids.org.
Apr. 18: Memphis Brewfest. International beer festival celebrates great American craft beer and exotic brews from around the world. Join breweries and beer enthusiasts to sample and learn about beer. 4–7:30p, AutoZone Park, memphisbrewfest.com.
Apr. 19: Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival. More than 15,000 pounds of crawfish, live Zydeco bands, VIP Swamp Tent, and gumbo cook-off to benefit Porter-Leath. 11a–6p, Wagner Place between Union and Beale, 577-2500, porterleath.org.
Apr. 24–25: Dixon Garden Faire. Garden sale offering rare, choice, and unusual plants, from difficult-to-find natives and award-winning favorites to the latest cultivars and new introductions. 9a–4p, Dixon Gallery, 761-5250, dixon.org.
courtesy Memphis Museums
Apr. 25: The Graven Sounds Tour. Memphis musician Willy Bearden introduces visitors to the music that echoes through the lives of the people who rest at Elmwood. 10:30a, Elmwood Cemetery, 774-3212, elmwoodcemetery.org.
Apr. 25: Southern Hotwing Festival. Pack the park with the sweet smell of hot wings, music, hot-wing eating contest, silent auction, and family tradition and fun to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis. 11a–6p, Mississippi River Park and Riverside Drive, southernhotwingfestival.com.
Apr. 25: Playhouse Art Auction. All-day silent auction culminates in hot bidding from a live auction on stage. Drinks, eats, and a full cast of characters. 6:30p live auction begins, Playhouse on the Square, 726-4656, playhouseonthesquare.org.
Apr. 26: Huey's Midtown Turns 45. The award-winning Home of Blues, Brews, and Burgers celebrates a birthday with all-day live music on two stages, food, and burger-flippin' fun. Well done! 2p–till, 1927 Madison, 726-4372, hueyburger.com.
Apr. 30: Dining Out for Life. Eat at a participating restaurant and benefit Friends For Life, the largest and most comprehensive HIV/AIDS organization in the Mid-South. diningoutforlife.com.
May 2: Get Down and Derby. Wear your best Derby duds! Live viewing of the Kentucky Derby, Derby-inspired dinner, silent auction, live music, dancing, and wine pull to benefit the local Down Syndrome Association. 4–9p, The Great Hall of Germantown, 547-7588, dsamemphis.org.
Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center: 3663 Appling, 385-6440, bpacc.org. Mar. 7: Jaimee Paul Band featuring Leif Shires, Trumpet, 8p. Mar. 14: New Orleans's own Dukes of Dixieland, 8p, duckesofdixieland.com. Mar. 27: Legend Series: Jeanne Robertson, humorist and national toastmaster, 8p. Apr. 10: "The Wonder Bread Years," starring Pat Hazell, 8p.
Brooks Museum of Art: 1934 Poplar, 544-6200, brooksmuseum.org. One of the leading art museums in the American South. See website for full list of workshops, lectures, films, lunches, and programs. Wednesdays: Pay What You Can, 10a–4p. Mar. 7–May 10: "Artists/Activists: Marcellous Lovelace, Frank D. Robinson, and Siphne Sylve." Thru Mar. 8: "Greetings of Love: Printed Valentines from the Late Victorian Era. “Thru Mar. 15: "Discover Me: Exploring Identity Through Art Therapy," works from art therapy access program at South Park Elementary School. Thru Jan. 3, 2016: "Cats and Quotes, featuring felines from a variety of periods.
Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary's School: 60 Perkins Ext'd, 537-1483, buckmanartscenter.com. Mar. 20: Los Lonely Boys, three Texas brothers lauded for their Tex-Mex, Conjunto, Tejano, rock, and blues influence, 8p. Apr. 19: Te Amo, Argentina Tango, 7p.
Cannon Center for the Performing Arts: 255 N. Main, 576-1200, box office 576-1269, 800-726-0915, thecannoncenter.com. See Memphis Symphony Orchestra listing and Cannon website for complete schedule. Mar. 13: "Shen Yun," reviving 5,000 years of civilization, 8p, 888-974-3698, shenyun.com. Mar 21: Memphis Symphony Orchestra: "The Seven Deadly Sins" with Storm Large, 7:30p, 537-2525, memphissymphony.org.
Circuit Playhouse: 51 S. Cooper, 726-4656, playhouseonthesquare.org. Thru Mar. 22: "Assassins," a shooting gallery of some of history's most notorious players. Apr. 10–May 3: "Tribes," a deaf young man finds a "tribe" he's never known before.
Concerts International: UofM Harris Concert Hall, 527-3067, concertsinternationalmemphis.org. Mar. 17: East Coast Chamber Orchestra, 7:30p. Apr. 8: Dover Quartet with Victor Asuncion, 7:30p.
Cooper-Young Historic District: Cooper–Young Intersection, Midtown, 276-7222, cooperyoung.biz. 1st Thursdays: Cooper-Young Night Out, festive time with live music, retail discounts, and restaurant specials, 5–9p. Saturdays Year-Round: Farmers Market, 8a–1p.
Dixon Gallery and Gardens: 4339 Park, 761-5250, dixon.org. Private estate museum on 17 acres of formal and informal gardens. See website for workshops, lectures, classes, garden demos, and children’s events. Tuesdays & Sundays: Current exhibit curatorial tour, 2p. Wednesdays: Munch & Learn Lecture Series, noon. 3rd Thursdays: Art After Dark, galleries and gardens stay open until 8 p.m., with entertainment and cash bar. Thru Mar. 1: Amaryllis Exhibition. Mar. 28–29: Daffodil Show and Competition. Thru Mar. 29: "Lester Merriweather: Nothing Is For Ever Last," connects contemporary capitalism with colonial conquests. Thru Apr. 19: "Treasures from the Berger Collection: British Art 1400–2000." Apr. 24–25: Dixon Garden Faire, 9a–4p.
Downtown Neighborhood Association: 521-9552, memphisdna.org. 4th Tuesdays: Monthly public information meeting: 6p social, 6:30p program. See website for details.
Elmwood Cemetery: 824 S. Dudley, 774-3212, elmwoodcemetery.org. Historic 1852 grounds are the area's first garden-movement cemetery. Mar. 14: The Luck of the Irish Walking Tour, 10:30a. Apr. 11: Spring Tree Tour, 10:30a. Apr. 18: African-American History Tour, 10:30a. Apr. 25: The Graven Sounds Tour, 10:30a.
Evergreen Presbyterian Church: 613 University, 274-3740, evergreenmemphis.org. Mar. 27: Organ music from the English Romantics, 7:30p, free, 843-3775.
Evergreen Theatre: 1705 Poplar, 274-7139, theatreworksmemphis.org. Mar. 13–21: Friends of George's: "Dragnificent 2015," sketch comedy and production numbers to benefit Evergreen Theatre, friendsofgeorges.org. Mar. 24–Apr. 2: Bluff City Tri-Art Theatre: "The Liberal: Mrs. Price," the longtime relationship between an employer and her housekeeper takes a turn after Dr. King's assassination, 946-6140, facebook.com.
Farmers Market Downtown: Central Train Station Pavilion, S. Front and G.E. Patterson, memphisfarmersmarket.org. Saturdays Apr. 4–Nov. 21: All locally produced goods: 7a–1p.
FedExForum: 191 Beale, 205-1234, tickets: 800-745-3000, fedexforum.com. See website for complete events listing. Also see Memphis Grizzlies NBA and University of Memphis Tigers Basketball. Mar. 20: R& B legend Charlie Wilson and the "Forever Charlie" tour, with special guests Kem and Joe, 7p, charliewilsonmusic.com. Apr. 17: "Black & Brown Comedy Get Down" featuring Cedric the Entertainer, Mike Epps, Eddie Griffin, and friends, 8p.
Germantown Performing Arts Center: 1801 Exeter, 751-7500, gpacweb.com. Mar. 1: MSO: Mozart, Gershwin & Rachmaninoff, 7:30p, 537-2500, memphissymphony.org. Mar. 6: JazzReach, featuring Metta Quintet and Stax Music Academy, 7p. Mar. 19: Tango Buenos Aires, one of Argentina's great cultural exports, 7:30p. Mar 22: Memphis Symphony Orchestra: "The Seven Deadly Sins" with Storm Large, 2:30p, 537-2525, memphissymphony.org. Mar. 28: IRIS Orchestra: The Torch Passes, Beethoven's symphonic legacy through Brahms and Mendelssohn, 8p. Apr. 11: Master Guitar Series: Jody Fisher, 7p. Apr. 19: Memphis Wind Symphony with Wendy Moten, 7p. Apr. 23: "Sleeping Beauty — Russian National Ballet," 7:30p. Apr. 24: Robert Earl Keen, musical storyteller, 8p.
Golf Tournaments: Apr. 20: The Speer Rajun Cajun Golf Scramble at The Links at Galloway benefits Porter-Leath, 11:30a, 577-2500, porterleath.org.
Hattiloo Theatre: 37 S. Cooper, 525-0009, hattiloo.org. Mar. 19–Apr. 12: "King Hedley II," the eighth play of August Wilson's living timeline about the black experience in America. Apr. 23–May 24: "Purlie Victorious," a flamboyant, self-ordained minister returns to Georgia to convert an old barn into a church.
Lichterman Nature Center: 5992 Quince, 767-7322, memphismuseums.org. Open year-round for self-guided trail backpacking and nature programs/exhibits. Tuesdays–Saturdays: Wild Lunch with the Animal Keepers, noon. 4th Saturdays: Trail Blazin' Volunteers, 9a–noon.
Masonic Contemporary: 825 Union, 526-7679, masoniccontemporary.org. Apr. 10–May 10: "The Dual Show Experience," drawings and paintings by Carl Moore.
Memphis Botanic Garden: 750 Cherry, 636-4100, memphisbotanicgarden.com. See website for classes, workshops, lunch & learns, camps, receptions, and lectures. Apr. 17–18: Spring's Best Plant Sale, 9a–5p. Apr. 29–Oct. 28: Farmers' Market at the Garden, Wednesdays, 2–6p.
Memphis Grizzlies NBA: FedExForum, 205-1234, grizzlies.com. Season runs Oct–Apr. Mar. 3: Utah, 7p. Mar. 6: L.A. Lakers, 7p. Mar. 14: Milwaukee, 7p. Mar. 16: Denver, 7p. Mar. 21: Portland, 7p. Mar 25: Cleveland, 7p. Mar. 27: Golden State Warriors, 7p. Mar 30: Sacramento, 7p. Apr 3: Oklahoma City, 7p. Apr. 4: Washington, 7p. Apr. 8: New Orleans, 7p. Apr. 15: Indiana, 7p.
Memphis Heritage: 2282 Madison, 272-2727, memphisheritage.org. Mar. 2–30: Preservation Series: Memphis, Movie Hub of the Mid-South, Mondays, 7p.
Memphis Redbirds AAA Baseball: AutoZone Park, 721-6000, memphisredbirds.com. Season runs Apr–Sep. Apr. 3: Exhibition game, St. Louis Cardinals, 6p. Apr. 9–10 (7p), 11 (6p), 12 (1:30p): Iowa. Apr. 13–14 (7p), 15 (11a), 16 (7p): Omaha. Apr. 25–26 (7p), 27 (6p), 28 (1:30p): Round Rock.
Metal Museum: 374 Metal Museum Dr., 774-6380, metalmuseum.org. The only museum in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to fine metalwork. See website for class and demo times. Mar. 13: "Tributaries: Vivian Beer & Fred Woell: Art is an Accident," architecturally inspired furniture, 5–7p. Mar. 21: Cosmic Trunk Show, 10a–5p. Apr. 2: Whet Thursday, 5:30–8p. Thru Apr. 19: "Iron and Gold," works combining the delicate with the sturdy.
Mississippi RiverKings Hockey: Landers Center, Southaven, MS, 662-342-1755, riverkings.com. Season runs Oct.–Mar. Mar. 3: Huntsville, 7p. Mar. 20 (7p), 21 (6p), 27–28 (7p): Peoria.
Mud Island Park: 125 N. Front, 576-7241, mudisland.com. America's premier Mississippi River park and museum. Open Apr.–Oct. Apr. 11: Season opener, 10a–5p.
National Civil Rights Museum: 450 Mulberry, 521-9699, civilrightsmuseum.org. Chronicles the key episodes and legacy of the American civil rights movement. Thru May 10: "Pictures Tell the Story," works by famed Memphis photographer Ernest Withers.
Old Daisy Theater: 329 Beale. Mar 20: Calvin Newborn Live in Concert with the Rhodes Jazz Band, 7:30p, WEB.
Orpheum Theatre: 203 S. Main, 525-3000, 800-982-2787, orpheum-memphis.com. "The South's Finest Theater." Mar. 6: "50 Shades! The Musical Parody," 8p 50shadesthemusical.com. Mar. 7: "Ledisi: The Intimate Truth Tour," 8p. Mar. 14: Santana, 8p. Mar. 20–21: "The Color Purple. Mar. 27: Family Series: "Feet Don't Fail Me Now," a percussive-dance phenomenon, 6:30p. Mar. 28–29: Disney in Concert: "Magical Music from the Movies," benefiting MSO. Apr. 1: "An Evening with Sarah McLachlan, 8p. Apr. 2: Tedeschi Trucks Band, 8p. Apr. 10: Family Series: "Spot," the most famous and beloved dog in children's literature, 6:30p. Apr. 17–19: Ballet Memphis: "Swan Lake," the dance world's most iconic story of good and evil. Apr. 24–26: Tyler Perry's "Madea on the Run." Apr. 28–29: Celtic Woman. Apr. 30: An Evening with Bob Dylan and His Band, 8p.
courtesy David LeFevor
Overton Park: 2080 Poplar, 214-5450, overtonpark.org, parkfriends.net. 342-acre public park founded in 1901. Mar. 21: Read Across America Flash Mob, 10a–1p, literacymidsouth.org.
Pink Palace Museum: 3050 Central, 320-6362, memphismuseums.org. Exhibits include Memphis history, geology, and America's first self-service grocery store. Thru Apr. 19: "Animal Grossology," experience the stinkiest, slimiest, and downright yuckiest creatures on earth.
Pink Palace Museum CTI 3D Giant Theater: 3050 Central, 636-2362, memphismuseums.org. Exhibits include Memphis history, geology, and America's first self-service grocery store. Thru Nov. 13: "Hidden Universe 3D," an extraordinary journey to the birthplace of stars and beyond. Mar. 7–Nov. 13: "Humpback Whales 3D."
Playhouse on the Square: 66 S. Cooper, 726-4656, playhouseonthesquare.org. Mar. 12–28: "The Seagull," a famous but aging actress is obsessed with a callous younger lover. Mar. 13–29: "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," an homage to Chekhov's classic themes of love and loss.
Rhodes College: Clough-Hanson Art Gallery: 2000 N. Parkway, 843-3442, rhodes.edu. Mar. 2–31: "Cuban Detente," 30 large-format photographs taken in Cuba since 2001 by David LaFevor; opening reception Mar. 2, 4:15p.
Run/Walk: Mar. 7: Move It Memphis 5K/10K at FedExForum benefits Greater Memphis Chamber programs, 10a, moveitmemphis.racesonline.com. Mar. 21: Daffodil Dash at Memphis Botanic Garden benefits garden programs, 10a, 636-4100, memphisbotanicgarden.com. Mar. 22: Kick It 5K at Shelby Farms benefits Herb Kosten Pancreatic Cancer Research Foundation, 2p, kickit5k.racesonline.com. Mar. 28: National Foundation for Transplants 5K, 8a, 5350 Poplar, transplants.org/5K. Mar. 28: The Glo Run at Shelby Farms benefits the Mid-South Food Bank, 7:45p, theglorun.com/memphis. Apr. 11: Walking as One at Church Health Center Wellness benefits Church Health Center, 9a, 1115 Union, 272-7170, churchhealthcenter.org.
Sharpe Planetarium: 3050 Central, 636-2362, memphismuseums.org. Thru mid June: "Wonders of the Universe," a tour through the current night skies.
South Main Association: 578-7262, gosouthmain.com. 2nd Tuesdays: Monthly public information meeting: 6p social, 6:30p program. See website for details.
courtesy Playhouse on the Square
South Main Historic Arts District: Between Vance and St. Paul, 578-7262, gosouthmain.com. Last Fridays: South Main Art Trolley Tour, shops, restaurants, and galleries stay open late, 6–9p.
Stax Museum of American Soul Music: 926 E. McLemore, 942-SOUL, staxmuseum.com. State-of-the-art museum at the original site of Stax Records. Thru June 30: "Soul: Memphis's Original Sound — Photographs by Thom Gilbert," 80 portraits of Memphis-related soul music artists.
Theatre Memphis: 630 Perkins Ext'd, 682-8323, theatrememphis.org. Mar. 6–29: "The Boy From Oz," the life of Peter Allen. Apr. 3–19: "Rapture, Blister, Burn," a look at the decisions made that may define a life. Apr. 24–May 10: "The Philadelphia Story," a witty look at the goings-on behind the scenes of a posh socialite wedding.
TheatreWorks: 2085 Monroe, 274-7139, theatreworksmemphis.org. Apr. 17–26: Bluff City Tri-Art Theatre: "Two Old Black Guys Just Sitting Around Talking," two men who can't get along are drawn to the same park bench every day, 946-6140, facebook.com.
Walking Tours: Downtown History: Host Jimmy Ogle, 604-5002, jimmyogle.com, free. Tuesdays: Downtown tours, 11:45a, check website. Apr. 12, May 17: Memphis & Arkansas Bridge Walk, 2p, Crump Park on Metal Museum Drive. Apr. 16, May 21: Downtown Courthouse, noon, meet Adams & Second. Apr. 26: Riverfront Park, Cobblestone Wharf, 2p, meet Monroe & Riverside. May 31: Martyrs Park to Ashburn-Coppock Park, 2p, meet Martyrs Park.
Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum: 680 Adams, 526-1469, woodruff-fontaine.com. Restored 1870s French Victorian mansion. Mar. 6: Fresco: Building the Woodruff-Fontaine House, a casual tour built around architecture and design, 6–9p. Thru May 3: "Timeless Romance," a new springtime collection of accessions brings the Jazz Age to mind.
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