The antebellum homes in Victorian Village host a children’s Easter Egg Hunt on April 11, 2–4pm. Children pose with the Easter Bunny while adults compete in a fundraising bonnet contest and enjoy music and refreshments. The Woodruff- Fontaine House is open for tours. Apr 2: Cooper Young Night Out - 1st Anniversary. Midtown’s historically hip entertainment district, stays open late with live music, discount, and varied cuisines. First Thursdays, 5–9pm, free. Cooper and Young, 276-7222, cooperyoungnightout.com. Apr 3: Wild World of Wines and Beers. Fine wines, specialty beers, DJ, food, silent auction with animalinspired art, and visits from animal ambassadors in the zoo’s largest conservation fundraiser. 7–10pm, $50. Memphis Zoo, 333-6765, memphiszoo.org. Apr 3, 4: Memphis Redbirds Pre-Season Opener. The Redbirds swoop into their 10th season with two exhibition games against parent club St. Louis Cardinals. Take thee out to the ball game! Fri 7pm, Sat 1pm, $7+. AutoZone Park, 721-6000, memphisredbirds.com. Apr 4: A Night of Wine and Roses. Black-tie evening with music by an international pianist, wines from Spain, Italy, and Portugal, live and silent auctions, and dinner to benefit GPAC. 6:30pm, $150. Germantown Performing Arts Centre, 751-7500, gpacweb.com. Apr 4: Cocktails for a Cure. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, auctions, and documentary screening of Darius Goes West followed by cast meet-and-greet benefits research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. 7–10pm, $50, free valet parking. Madison Hotel, 843-3859, dariusgoeswest. Org, mda.org. Apr 4: Martin Luther King Commemoration. A commemoration of Dr. King on the anniversary of his assassination includes a march, program, park dedication, music, neighborhood clean-up, and candlelight vigil. Details: 576-4711, 521-9699, civilrightsmuseum.org. Apr 7: Greek Wine, Beer, and Food Tasting. Gear up for May’s Greek Festival with an assortment of popular Greek wines and beers and food that will be served at the festival. 6:30pm, $15. Ciao Bella in Erin Way Shopping Ctr, 684-6086, memphisgreekfestival.com. Apr 9, 16, 23, 30: Peabody Rooftop Party. Each Thursday through Jul 23, the South’s Grand Hotel hosts national and local acts accompanied by food, drink, and dancing on the roof. 6–10pm, $5. Peabody Hotel, peabodymemphis.com. Apr 9, 16, 23, 30: Sunset Atop the Madison. Each Thursday through September, the rooftop features live entertainment, cash bar, special terrace menu, and the best river view sunset in the city. 5:30–10:30pm, $7. 79 Madison, madisonhotelmemphis.com. Apr 11: Victorian Village Easter Egg Hunt. Children hunt for hidden eggs with the Easter Bunny while adults enjoy music and refreshments. The Woodruff- Fontaine is open for tours. 2–4pm, free. 680 Adams, 523-0235, victorianvillageinc.org. Apr 16–19: Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival. Celebrate the Republic of Mauritania through education, economics, culture, fashions, arts/crafts, music, history, and cuisine. 8am–till, free. Robert Church Park on Beale, 947-2133, africainapril.org. Apr 18: Archaeology Day at Chucalissa. Learn how archaeologists interpret excavated materials, throw a spear with an atlatl, get artifacts identified, and see numerous exhibits. 11am–4pm, free w/admission. Chucalissa, 785-3160, chucalissa.memphis.edu. Apr 18: Big Wig Ball. Wear whatever fits your wig for entertainment by ’80s band Ronny Raygun, food, beer, and wine to benefit Le Bonheur. 8pm, $60. Minglewood Hall, 287-6308, lebonheur.org/yall. Apr 18: Carnival Memphis Krewes for Kids. Live music, hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auctions, and cash bar to benefit Carnival Children’s Charities. 7–11pm, $60. University Club of Memphis, 458-2500, carnivalmemphis.org. Apr 18: Maria Montessori School Regatta and Duck Race. Enjoy a canoe & kayak race and sailboat rides, and build a wacky cardboard boat and race it in the school pond! Music, games, and food to benefit scholarship programs. 10am–4pm, free. Maria Montessori School, 527-3444, mariamontessorischool.org. Apr 18: Southern Hotwing Festival. The 7th annual heats up the street with nine music acts, silent auction, and 30 teams vying to win a trophy and cash prizes, benefiting Ronald McDonald House. 10am–6pm, $3. South Main between G.E. Patterson and Webster, southernhotwingfestival.com. Apr 18, 25: Memphis Farmers Market Downtown. Family-friendly, health-focused market offers fresh area produce, meats, baked goods, flowers, herbs, and more. Pet-sitting, live music, demos, and more. Saturdays through Oct 31, 7am–1pm, free. Central Station Pavilion, 575-0580, memphisfarmersmarket.org. Apr 19: Earth Day: Down to Earth. Community celebration of environmental stewardship, recreation, and nature with live music, food, tours, hikes, Kids’ Zone, EcoArt Market, exhibitor booths, and demos. 10am– 5pm, free, free shuttle from Central Library all day. Shelby Farms Park, 767-PARK, shelbyfarmspark.org. Apr 19: Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival. Treats from the swamp include more than 14,000 lbs of crawfish — 500 lbs free at noon — gumbo cook-off, zany Cajun contests and races, two Louisiana bands, beverages, and vendors to benefit Porter-Leath. Noon–6pm, free, VIP Tent $50. Wagner Place between Union and Beale, 577-2500, porterleath.org. Apr 19: Songs & Stories. An intimate evening with Amy LaVere, Sid Selvidge, and others to benefit True Story Pictures. 5:30pm, $17, $35 VIP. Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison, 312-6058, minglewoodhall.com. Apr 23–26: Memphis International Film Fest. Films from around the world and Memphis. Full festival pass includes all parties, workshops, and films. Times vary, $8.50 per screening, $75 full pass. Malco’s Ridgeway Four, 626-9685, onlocationmemphis.com. Apr 24: Angels Among Us. Art sale by local artists to support Grace House, a substance abuse facility for women. Fri 5–9pm, Sat 10am–2pm, free entry. 387 S. Main, 276-2364, gracehousememphis.org. Apr 24: Sock Hop. Dancing, cake walk, hula-hoop and limbo competitions to benefit Shelby Residential and Vocational Services. 5–7pm, donated goods. Sea Isle Elementary School, 312-6801, srvs.org. Apr 24: South Main Art Trolley Tour. Hop a trolley or stroll through the historic arts district as shops, restaurants, and art galleries stay open late. Every last Friday, 6–9pm, free. South Main between Vance and St. Paul, 578-7262, southmainmemphis.org. Apr 25: A Cultural Celebration. Refugee Empowerment Program fundraiser includes lively songs, dances, clothing, food, and cultures of Sudan, Somalia, and Burundi and provides information about refugee groups living in Memphis. 6–7:30pm, $10. Crichton College, 725-3103. Apr 25: EarthFest. Family-oriented festival includes info and displays, nature walks, children’s activities, animal presentations, and entertainment. Picnics welcome! 10am–2pm, free before noon, $6. Lichterman Nature Center, 767-7322, memphismuseums.org. Apr 25: Original Art Auction. All-day silent auction followed by a live one with more than 100 artists’ original art. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at this theater fundraiser. 6:30pm, $20 (will be deducted from art purchase price). Playhouse on the Square, 725-0776, playhouseonthesquare.org. Apr 25: Unmask a Cure. Get swept away by the romance of a formal ball with candlelight, music, dancers, ball gowns, black tie, and a mask to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. 6pm, $175. Peabody Memphis, 861-6550, jdrf.org. Apr 26: BCCC Awards and Recognition Dinner. The Blues City Cultural Center celebrates 30 years of serving Memphis with arts, cultural, and social outreach programs. 7–9pm, $125. Hilton Memphis, 684-6664. Apr 26: Dishes for Wishes. High-end food event filled with tastings and creations from Downtown eateries, live auction, and more to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 5pm, $150. Felicia Suzanne’s, 80 Monroe, 692-9508, midsouth.wish.org. Apr 26: Evergreen Historic District Home Tour. This district fundraiser showcases five unique Craftsman houses built in the early 1920s, local artists and craftsmen, refreshments, carriage rides, time-period autos, and entertainment at the Levitt Shell. 1–5pm, $10. Trinity Methodist Church, 1738 Galloway, 351-5515. Apr 26: Great Wine Race. Cheer your favorite restaurant servers as four-member teams balance trays of filled wine glasses during a relay race that unofficially kicks off Memphis in May. 1pm, free. Beale Street, 529-0999, bealestreetmerchants.com. Apr 29–Oct 28: Farmers Market at the Garden. Shop from a variety of goods that are locally grown and produced, including fresh produce, home-baked breads. And sweets.Wednesdays, 2–6pm, free. Memphis Botanic Garden, 636-4100, memphisbotanicgarden.com. Apr 30: Women’s Foundation Annual Tribute Luncheon. Celebrate accomplishments of Memphis women with keynote speaker Kathleen Townsend, Maryland’s first female lieutenant governor. 11:30am–1:15pm, $100. Cook Convention Ctr, 578-9346, wfgm.org.
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