Agricenter International & Show Place Arena: 7777 Walnut Grove, 757-7777, agricenter.org. Apr 3–5: Spring Market, 662-890-3359, springmarketshow.com. Apr 25–26: Mineral, Fossil & Jewelry Show benefits Ronald McDonald House, 312-7479, theearthwideopen.com. Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services: Apr 24: Fix Pet Homelessness Party, 6:30–10pm, $35, Madison Hotel, 324-3202, spaymemphis.com. Art Museum of the University of Memphis: 142 Communication and Fine Arts Bldg, 678-2224, amum.org. Thru Apr 18: Juried Student Exhibition; Artlab: Full Spectrum, color permutations by James Davis; Caseworks: Conversation Contained, by Jennifer Barnett Hensel. Apr 25–Jun 6: MFA Thesis Exhibition. Bartlett Performing Arts Center and Conference Center: 3663 Appling, 385-6440, bpacc.org. Apr 4: Missoula Children’s Theatre: The Little Mermaid, 2:30pm & 7pm. Apr 24: The Cashore Marionettes, 8pm. Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library: 3030 Poplar, 415- 2700, memphislibrary.org. Apr 18: Read the Music MSO Concert Series, 10–11am, free. Apr 22: Chamber Lunch & Learn, 11:30–1pm, Highwood Properties. Apr 24: Blues City Cultural Ctr: Speak Easy I Arts Symposium, 10am–12:30pm. Apr 24: Disaster Preparedness Expo, 3–6pm, free. BRIDGES: 477 N Fifth, 452-5600, bridgesusa.org. Apr 24: ClimBRIDGES Night, 6–9pm, $15, 260-3707. Calvary Episcopal Church: 102 N. Second, 525-6602, calvarymemphis.org. Thru Apr 3: Lenten Preaching Series and Waffle Shop, weekdays 12:05–12:40pm. Cannon Center for the Performing Arts: 255 N. Main, 576-1200, box office 576-1269, 800-726-0915, thecannoncenter. Com. Apr 18: MSO: Haydn’s The Creation, 8pm. Apr 25: Down by the Riverside: The Blind Boys of Alabama and Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Time TBD. Center for Southern Folklore: 119 & 123 S. Main, Pembroke Square, 525-3655, southernfolklore.com. A showcase of folk art, Southern music, and food. Thursdays & Fridays: Brown Bag Lunch Concerts, noon. Apr 3: Big Sam’s Funky Nation, 9pm, $18. Apr 4: Hope Clayburn & Soul Scrimmage, 9pm, $5. Apr 11: Pianist Philippe LeJeune, 9pm, $7. Apr 18: Blind Mississippi Morris & Brad Webb, 9pm. Chucalissa Archaeological Museum: 1987 Indian Village, 785-3160, chucalissa.memphis.edu. Apr 18: Archaeology Day at the Museum, 11am–4pm. Church Health Center: 261-8833, churchhealthcenter.org. Apr 18: Faith & Healing: Making the Connection, day of workshops in the use of arts in healing followed by an evening exploration of end-of-life issues. 9am–1pm, Lindenwood Christian Church, $10, RSVP; 7pm, Hutchison School, $10, RSVP. Circuit Playhouse: 1705 Poplar, 726-4656, playhouseonthesquare.org. Thru Apr 5: Hats! The Red Hat Society Musical. Apr 24–May 24: Third, witty drama about an English literature professor’s well-ordered life. Cook Convention Center: 255 N. Main, 576-1200, memphisconvention.com. Apr 17: Waymon Tisdale & George Duke, 8pm. Apr 18: DUB Car Show, 4–9pm. Cooper Young Historic District: 276-7222, cooperyoung. Org. First Thursdays: Cooper Young Night Out, festive evening with live music, retail discounts, restaurant specials, and more, 5–9pm, free, cooperyoungnightout. Com. Cornelia Crenshaw Library: 531 Vance, 525-1643, memphislibrary. Org. Apr 7: Resume Writing & Computer Workshop, 10:30am–12:30pm. Apr 19: Teens: Arts & Crafts, 3:30–4:30pm. Apr 14: Parenting Series: Born to Read, 11am–noon. Apr 25: Teens: PlayStation 2 Tournament, 3:30–4:30pm. Cossitt Library: 33 S. Front, 526-1712, memphislibrary.org. Free unless noted. Apr 15: Ready to Get That Job! 10:30am–12:30pm. Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange: 65 Union, 531-7826, memphiscottonmuseum.org. Apr 4: Cotton Club with The Memphis Knights, dinner and dancing, 7pm, $25, BYOB (set-ups offered), RSVP. Apr 16: Brown Bag Series: Jimmy Ogle’s Growing Up at the River, noon, free. Dixon Gallery and Gardens: 4339 Park, 761-5250, dixon.org. Apr 3: Wildflower Plant Sale, 8am–4pm, free. Apr 5–Jun 21: Regional Dialect: American Scene Paintings from the John and Susan Horseman Collection; lecture Apr 5, 2pm. Apr 25: Photography Workshop: Composing Great Images, 10:30am–noon, RSVP, $20. Downtown Alive!: 575-0540, downtownmemphis.com. Thru Jun 26: Every Tuesday thru Friday, lunch concert series at various Downtown venues, 11:45am–1:15pm, free. Downtown Neighborhood Association: 527-DNA1, memphisdna.org. Third Thursdays: Public general meetings Jan–Nov, 6:30pm social, 7pm program. Elmwood Cemetery: 824 Dudley, 774-3212, elmwoodcemetery. Org. Apr 11: Public Docent Tour, 10:30am, $7. Apr 15: Lunch and Lecture Series: The Jews of Memphis by Perre Magness, noon, $10 includes lunch, RSVP. Apr 18: Arboretum Tour, 10:30am, $5. Apr 25: Arbor Day 5K Run/Walk, 4pm, benefits new Elmwood trees. Fountain Art Gallery: Chickasaw Oaks Plaza, 3092 Poplar, 458-7100, fountainartgallery.com. Contemporary, fine art by local Midsouth artists. Apr 3–May 30: Spring Show: Marie Babb, Chris Dozier, Jean Handley, Flo Hayes; reception Apr 3, 6–8pm. Gallery Fifty-Six:2256 Central,276-1251, galleryfiftysix.com. Fine art and sculpture gallery. Apr 3: Grand opening 5–8pm. Apr 3–30: Bucolic Biographies, art by N.J. Woods. Germantown Performing Arts Centre: 1801 Exeter, 751-7500, gpacweb.com. Apr 3: Mariza, Portuguese fado singer. Apr 25: Yefim Bronfman, virtuoso pianist, 8pm. Apr 25–26: TPO Farfalle (Butterflies). Apr 27–May 14: Lobby: Memphis/German Art League Nat’l Juried Exhibition, mgal.org; reception Apr 27, 6–8pm. Golf: Apr 20: Rajun Cajun Golf Scramble at Galloway to benefit Porter-Leath, 1pm, 577-2500, porterleath.org. Greater Memphis Chamber: 22 N. Front, 543-3500, memphischamber.com. Apr 7: Metro Business Council Breakfast, 7:30–9am, $30, Racquet Club of Memphis. Apr 30: Breakfast Forum, 7:30–9am, $30, Cook Convention Ctr. Hannah Davis Gallery: 408 S. Front, Studio 105 (faces Huling), 523-9891. Southern-inspired art, folk, contemporary, and assemblage. Thru Apr 18: I Blinked. Apr 22–May 23: Photographer Gary Cawood and French painter Marcus McAllister; reception Apr 24, 6–9pm. Harrell Performing Arts Theatre: 440 W. Powell, Collierville, 853-3228, harrelltheatre.org. Apr 24–May 3: Kids Kabaret, a Broadway musicals revue. Hattiloo Theatre: 656 Marshall, 502-3486, box office 525-0009, hattiloo-theatre.org. Apr 2–19: Back to the Water Again. IMAX Theater: Memphis Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central, 320-6362, memphismuseums.org. Thru Nov 13: Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk. Thru Nov 13: Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs. Jack Robinson Gallery of Photography: 44 Huling, 576-0708, robinsonarchive.com. By appointment. Thru May 22: Immersed, photographs by James Blythe and paintings by Gail Buckman. Lichterman Nature Center: 5992 Quince, 767-7322, memphismuseums.org. Apr 17, 18: Volunteer Native Plant Sale, Fri 9am–6pm, Sat 9am–4pm, free. Apr 25: EarthFest, 10am–2pm, free before noon, $6. McCoy Theatre: Rhodes College, 2000 N. Parkway, 219-2012, rhodes.edu. Apr 17–18, 23–26: William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Memphis Botanic Garden: 750 Cherry, 636-4100, memphisbotanicgarden.com. Apr 1–May 4: Art exhibit and sale. Apr 8: Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Landscape Lighting for Drama & Safety, noon, $5. Apr 11: Family Egg Hunt, 1–4pm. Apr 16: Plant Sale Preview Party, 5–8pm. Apr 17–19: Spring’s Best Plant Sale, Fri–Sat 9am–5pm, Sun 11am–4pm. Apr 19: Signs of Spring Walk, 1–3pm. Apr 23: Japanese Cultural Workshop: Haiku, 7–8:30pm. Apr 26: World of Plants Family Day, 1–4pm. Apr 28: Tuesdays on the Terrace Wine Tasting: Live at the Garden Preview Party, 6–8pm. Apr 29–Oct 28: Farmers Market at the Garden, Wednesdays, 2–6pm. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art: 1934 Poplar, 544-6200, brooksmuseum.org. Apr 10: Brooks Uncorked! 7pm. Apr 21: Tea & Tour for Seniors, 1:30–3:30pm. Apr 23: Underground Found party, 6–9pm. Thru May 17: Contempt for the New, attitudes toward contemporary art. Thru May 17: Pieced and Patterned: Southern Quilts 1840–1940. Thru Jun 21: William Christenberry: Signs, photographic story of the disappearing American South. Memphis College of Art: 1930 Poplar, 272-5100, mca.edu. Works by students in all media. Apr 25–26: Visual Sensations: Mixed Media and Collage, two-day workshop, 9am–4pm, $200, 578-3921, mgal.org. Memphis Motorsports Park: 5500 Victory Lane, 358- RACE, 866-40-SPEED, memphismotorsportspark.com. Apr 2, 9, 23, 30: Test-N-Tune, 6–10pm. Apr 4: PINKS All Out Qualifying and R.T. Turbines ET Bracket Racing Series, 4pm–midnight. Apr 11: PCA Autocross, 8am–5pm; Midnight Madness, 9pm–1am. Apr 17–19: Super Chevy Show. Apr 24–25: NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series: Sportsman Championships. Memphis NBA Grizzlies: FedExForum, 205-2640, grizzlies.com. Game time 7pm unless noted. Apr 1: Washington. Apr 3: Dallas (Green Night). Apr 7: Portland. Apr 10: Phoenix (Extreme Sports Night). Apr 15: Atlanta (Fan Appreciation Night). Memphis Pink Palace Museum: 3050 Central, 320-6362, memphismuseums.org. Thru May 3: The Scoop on Poop: The Science of What Animals Leave Behind. Thru Oct 12: Underground Memphis, 19th century African-Americans via the lens of historical archaeology. Memphis Redbirds AAA Baseball: AutoZone Park, 721- 6000, memphisredbirds.com. Game time 7pm unless noted. Apr 3, Apr 4 (1pm): Exhibition games against St. Louis Cardinals. Apr 9, 10, 11 (6pm), 12 (1:35pm): Oklahoma City. Apr 13, 14, 15, 16 (1pm): New Orleans. Apr 21, 22 (1pm), 23, 24: Nashville. Apr 30, May 1, 2 (1pm), 3 (1:35pm): Iowa. Memphis Zoo: 2000 Prentiss Place, 276-WILD, memphiszoo.org. Apr 3: Wild World of Wines and Beers, 7–10pm, RSVP 333-6765. Apr 4: Farm Porch Pastimes: Music with folk instruments. Apr 18: Earth Day Celebration, 9am–3pm. Apr 24: Backstage Pass, 6–9pm. Apr 24–25: Spring Plant Sale, 9am–5pm. MIFA: 910 Vance, 271-6432, mifa.org. Apr 4: Day of Reflection and Service celebrates volunteers and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 9:30am breakfast, 10am awards ceremony, 11am–1pm MIFA Store sidewalk sale, conservation seminar, free. Minglewood Hall: 1555 Madison, 312-6058, minglewoodhall. Com. Times are 7pm unless noted. Apr 3: Corey Smith. Apr 4: Todd Rundgren. Apr 14: Dinosaur Jr. W/ Dead Confederate. Apr 19: Songs & Stories to benefit True Story Pictures, 5:30pm, $17+. Apr 25: Indigo Girls. Apr 26: Of Montreal. Mud Island Park: 125 N. Front, 576-7241, mudisland.com. Apr 11: Opening day for the season, 10am–5pm. Apr 12: Easter on the Island, 1–3pm, free. Apr 25: Kids Katch Youth Fishing Rodeo, 10am–1pm, free. National Civil Rights Museum: 450 Mulberry, 521-9699, civilrightsmuseum.org. Apr 3: Philander Smith Choir Concert, 6pm, $10. Apr 4: Commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Event, including candlelight vigil, 9am– 5pm. Thru Apr 5: Freedom’s Sisters exhibit. New Daisy Theatre: 330 Beale, 525-8981, newdaisy.com. Apr 3: Cannibal Corpse, 7pm. Apr 17: Paul Thorn, 7pm. Orpheum Theatre: 203 S. Main, 525-3000, 800-982-2787, orpheum-memphis.com. Mar 31–Apr 5: The Color Purple. Apr 7: The Mayhem Poets, slam poetry that splits atoms, 6pm. Apr 8, 9: Celtic Woman, 7:30pm. Apr 11: Death Cab for Cutie with Cold War Kids and Ra Ra Riot, 7:30pm. Apr 18, 19: Ballet Memphis: Cinderella. Apr 25: Bravo Memphis Mix-and-Mingle before Opera Memphis’s Faust performance, 6pm, $10. Apr 25, 28: Opera Memphis: Faust by Gounod. Peabody Memphis: 149 Union, 529-4000, peabodymemphis. Com. Sundays: Brunch at Capriccio Grill, 11am–2:30pm, RSVP 529-4199. Apr 12: Easter Brunch, 10am–2:30pm, $48, RSVP 529-3668. Playhouse on the Square: 51 S. Cooper, 726-4656, playhouseonthesquare.org. Thru Apr 19: Romeo & Juliet. Red Cross Training: 1400 Central, 726-1690, midsouthredcross. Org. Apr 4: Babysitter Training, 9am–4:30pm, $TBD. Apr 14, 28: Adult CPR/AED/First Aid, 8am–6pm, $45–$60. Apr 28: Adult CPR Only, 6–10pm, $45. Apr 30: First Aid Only, 6–10pm, $45. Rhodes College: 2000 N. Parkway, 843-3775 (music), 843- 3839 (theater), rhodes.edu. All times 7:30pm unless noted. Apr 3–18: Clough-Hanson Gallery: Juried Student Show; reception Apr 3, 6–8pm. Thru Apr 17–26: McCoy Theatre: The Taming of the Shrew. Apr 17–May 1: Clough-Hanson Gallery: Senior Thesis Exhibition; reception Apr 17, 6–8pm. Apr 23: Rhodes Night at the Movies, 7:30pm. Apr 27: Chamber Music Concert, 7:30pm. Run/Walk: Apr 4: St. Peter Villa 5K Run/Walk and 1K Family Run at 141 N. McLean, 9am, 725-3568, stpetervilla.org. Run/Walk: Apr 17: MMS Trail Race and Family Fun Run at the Maria Montessori School in Harbor Town benefits the school’s scholarship programs, 6pm, 527-3444, mariamontessorischool. Org. Run/Walk: Apr 18: Youth Villages 5K Run/Walk at Ridgeway Center, 9am, 251-4878, youthvillages5k.com. Run/Walk: Apr 24: 5K 4 Kids at 8505 Trinity benefits Memphis Child Advocacy Center, 6:30pm, 888-4369, racesonline.com, memphiscac.org. Run/Walk: Apr 25: Arbor Day 5K Run/Walk at Elmwood Cemetery benefits new trees for Elmwood, 4pm, 774- 3212, elmwoodcemetery.org. Run/Walk: Apr 25: March for Babies at Shelby Farms Park Pavilion benefits the March of Dimes, 9am, 385- 8580, marchforbabies.org. Run/Walk: Apr 25: St. Mary’s Catholic Church Steeplechase 5K/Walk at 155 Market benefits the church’s outreach, restoration, and renovation building fund, 10am, 522-9420, racesonline.com. Sharpe Planetarium: 3050 Central, 320-6320, memphismuseums.org. Apr 4–Jun 6: Bad Astronomy: Myths and Misconceptions. Thru Jun 20: Visions of a Spring Night, familiarization tour of the changing night sky for spring. South Main Association: 578-7262, southmainmemphis. Org. Public information meetings every second Tuesday Jan–Nov. Apr 14: Cafe Beignet, 124 G.E. Patterson. 6pm social w/cash bar & appetizers. 6:30pm speaker: William Evans, director and CEO of St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. Bring old cell phones and printer ink cartridges for a recycling fundraiser. South Main Historic Arts District: Between Vance and St. Paul, 578-7262, southmainmemphis.net. Last Fridays: South Main Art Trolley Tour, when shops, restaurants, and galleries stay open late. Apr 18: Memphis Farmers Market opens, 7am–1pm, Central Station Pavilion. Apr 18: Southern Hotwing Festival, 10am–7pm, $3. Apr 23–24: Angels Among Us art sale to benefit Grace House, Fri 5–9pm, Sat 10am–2pm, 387 S. Main, 276-2364. Southwest TN Community College: Manassas @ Union Campus, 737 Union. Apr 4, 5: Bluff City Tri-Art Theatre: Only One? What happens when students protest a Martin Luther King program, 946-6140. Apr 25: Blues City Cultural Ctr: Speak Easy II Artists Performance, 8pm, $25. Theatre Memphis: 630 Perkins Extd, 682-8323, theatrememphis.org. Thru Apr 11: Moonlight and Magnolias, a fast-paced comedy set in 1939 Hollywood. Apr 17–May 3: Bad Dates, one woman’s idiosyncratic journey of self-discovery. TheatreWorks: 2085 Monroe, 274-7139, theatreworksmemphis. Org. Apr 3–12: Emerald Theatre: You Should Be So Lucky, 272-0909. Apr 17–26: New Moon Theatre: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, 278-7025, newmoontheatre. Org. Tsunami Restaurant: 928 S. Cooper, 274-2556, tsunamimemphis.com. Apr 26: Benefit dinner for Project Green Fork, 6pm, RSVP, $100, projectgreenfork.org. UCAN of Memphis: 355-1163, ucanofmemphis.org. Apr 25: Lights, Camera, Fashion, charity fashion show and fundraiser, 4pm, $10, Euphoria, 704 Madison. University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music: 3775 Central, 678-5400, memphis.edu/music. All times 7:30pm, free, unless noted. Apr 2: Sound Fuzion, $8. Apr 7: Percussion Ensemble. Apr 17, 19: Opera: George Frideric Handel’s Partenope. Apr 20: Wind Ensemble, $8. Apr 21: Concerts International: The Cerovsek/Jumppanen Violin Piano, $40, 527-3067. Apr 22: University Band, $8. Apr 26: University Singers & Chamber Choir, 4pm. Apr 27: Chamber Orchestra. Apr 28: New Sounds Ensemble. University of Memphis Theatre: 3745 Central, 678-2576, memphis.edu/theatre. Apr 16–18, 23–25: The African Company presents Richard III, profound drama based on actual events in 1821. Walking Tours w/Jimmy Ogle: 11:45am, free, 604-5002. Apr 21: Union Ave. Manhole Cover; meet Front & Union. Apr 28: Court Square & Surroundings, meet Court Square’s Hebe Fountain.
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