Mar 1–May 31: Memphis City Beautiful. Organize with your neighbors to clean up, recycle, and beautify your community. Yard tools and bags available. 522-1135, memphistn.gov. Mar 4: Cooper Young Night Out. In Midtown’s historically hip district, restaurants and stores host live music, specials, and assorted cuisines. 1st Thursdays, 5–9p, free. 276-7222, cooperyoungnightout.com. Mar 6: ADS Trivia Night. Teams of six play 10 rounds of 10 “Classic Television” questions, with plenty of prizes to benefit Alzheimer’s Day Services. 5:30p, $35. Great Hall at Germantown Athletic Center, 372-4585, alzheimersdayservices. Org. Mar 6: All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast. Pancakes, bacon, contests, and live music to benefit the Visible School. 9–11a, $6. 1015 Cooper, visible.edu. Mar 7: House of Mews Benefit Concert. Luna Nova Ensemble, Memphis Boy Choir and Men’s Chorale, Theatre Memphis, and Chatterbox Audio Theater. 3p, $10. First Congo Church, 278-2699, lunanova.org. Mar 7: Oscar Night America. One of only 52 official Oscar parties in the country is a black-tie gala that spotlights who “the winner is” while benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis. 6–11p, $100. Minglewood Hall, 312-7457, rmhmemphis.org. Mar 10: Dinner on the Orpheum Stage. An inside peek at the history of the Orpheum, theater tour, film, trivia, and a three-course meal paired with wines. 6:30p, $65. 525-3000, orpheum-memphis.com. Mar 11: Beer Tasting. Plenty of suds, hors d’oeuvres, small auction, and door prizes at this National Multiple Sclerosis Society fundraiser. 6:30–9pm, $25. Just For Lunch, 3092 Poplar, 570-0209, msmidsouth.org. Mar 11: Steak n’ Burger Dinner. Adults eat hamburger and kids eat steaks, with appearances by Grizzlies VIPs to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis. 5:45p, $200. Racquet Club of Memphis, 278-2947, bgcm.org. Mar 11: Thursdays Unplugged. New event! Every 2nd Thursday, wind down at the Great Lodge in Teton Trek with tapas, libations, and a variety of “rock and roar” music. 5:30–8:30p, $12, adults only. Memphis Zoo, 276-WILD, memphiszoo.org. Mar 12: The Soul of the City Gala. Honor the people who make Memphis, Memphis with this MPACT fundraiser that includes cocktails, gourmet food, live music, dancing, and awards ceremony. 7pm, $50. Central Train Station, 528-8340, mpactmemphis.org. Mar 12–Mid April: Tulip Treat. More than 20,000 tulips and other spring bulbs bloom in a rainbow of colors in the most ambitious horticulture exhibit in museum history. Dixon Gallery, 761-5250, dixon.org. Mar 12–14: Southern Women’s Show. Shop, taste, learn, and live at this extravaganza for women. Fri–Sat 10a–7p; Sun 11a–6p, $9. Agricenter, 800-849-0248, southernwomensshow. Com. Mar 13: Campfire Party in My Big Backyard. A cozy campfire, evening activities, night hike, crafts, and hot dogs, s’mores, and cider. 6–8p, $10. Memphis Botanic Garden, 636-4126. Mar 13: River City Brewers Festival. More than 25 different craft beers in a souvenir mug, live music, and a legendary park to benefit St. Jude. Noon–4p, 6–10p, $30/session. Handy Park, rivercitybrewersfestival.com. Mar 13–17: St. Patrick’s Day on Beale Street. Green beer and Irish eyes everywhere, with drink and food specials, blessing of the kegs, raising of the goat, and Pub Crawl. Parade Mar 13, 4p, free. Fourth St, 529-0999, bealestreetmerchants. Com. Mar 13: Stetsons Stars. Cowboy up for the Alzheimer’s Association with a rodeo of country music, mechanical bull and roping contests, auctions, and more. 7p, $100. Minglewood Hall, 565-0011, alz.org/altn. Mar 13, 27: Memphis Mystery Tours. Laugh your way to a closed case in this family-friendly, clue-based walking journey Downtown. Every 30 min, 11a–3:30p, $55. 619- 2163, memphismysterytours.com. Mar 14: Women of Achievement Awards. Honor local women who broke barriers, set records, and filled crucial community needs. 4–7p, $25. UofM Holiday Inn, 525- 7510, womenofachievement.org. Mar 18: Art After Dark. Music, hors d’oeuvres, special events, and exhibit tours amid lush surroundings. 8p, $7. Dixon Gallery, 761-5250, dixon.org. Mar 19–20: Rebowl-A-Thon. 24 hours of team play in a variety of games with a variety of food to benefit Youth Villages. 7p–7p, $25 per team. Strike Zone Bowling, Southaven, 251-4827, youthvillages.org. Mar 19–21: Bluesalicious. A blues music and dance weekend wails out at various venues around the city, including a Beale Street Pub Crawl. Times, prices, schedules: bluesalicious.com. Mar 20: Dinner with Chagall. Once-in-a-lifetime experience featuring fine dining and entertainment amid museum masterpieces. 7p, $TBD. Dixon Gallery, 761-5250, dixon.org. Mar 20: Tour de Grizz. This bicycling event starts at the zoo and ends at the FedExForum in time for a Grizzlies game, post-game party at Bosco’s Squared, and Tour de Grizz cap. 5:30p, $25+. Memphis Zoo, 276-WILD, memphiszoo.org. Mar 23: Taste of Desoto. A delectable sampling of 50 restaurants in Desoto and surrounding counties to benefit American Liver Foundation. 5:30–9p, $40. Arena at Southaven, 766-7668, thetasteofdesoto.com. Thru Mar 26: Lenten Preaching Series and Waffle Shop. Calvary Episcopal Church presents its popular weekday lecture series featuring renowned inspirational speakers and an optional lunch from the Waffle Shop, a continuing Downtown tradition since the 1920s. Preaching Series: weekdays 12:05–12:40p, free. Waffle Shop: weekdays 11a–1:30p, prices vary. 102 N. Second, free parking at St. Mary’s Episcopal, 692 Poplar, 525-6602, calvarymemphis.org. Mar 26: Emissaries of Memphis Music. A Music Commission luncheon honoring women who have made significant contributions to the legacy of Memphis music. Noon, $TBD. UofM Holiday Inn, 576-6857, memphismusic. Org. Mar 26: Karaoke for a Cause. Compete to raise the most money for The Dream Factory of Memphis through karaoke songs. 6p, $10. The Vine, 1819 Madison, 485-3171, kreweofhathor.com. Mar 26: South Main Art Trolley Tour. Stroll through the historic arts district as shops, restaurants, and art galleries offer unique merchandise and cuisine. Every last Fri, 6–9p. Main between Vance and St. Paul, 578-7262, southmainmemphis. Org Mar 26–27: Master Gardeners’ Spring Fling. Plants, containers, garden accessories, care and planting tips, and green thumbs from Memphis Botanic Garden. Fri 9a–6p, Sat 9a–4p, free. Agricenter, memphisareamastergardeners. Org. Mar 26–28: Salsa Spring Fling. A weekend with professional instructors, performers, workshops, and parties at this Downtown salsa showcase. Registration and schedule: 484-6999, memphisrumbaroom.com. Mar 27: Carnival of Venice Family Day. A quartet of 18th-century Italian musicians, mask making, exhibition tour, and more. 10a–1p, free. Brooks Museum, 544-6200, brooksmuseum.org. Mar 27: Easter Egg Hunt at Woodruff-Fontaine House. The hunt is on! Light refreshments, petting zoo, live performance, bonnet contest, and Mr. Easter Bunny himself! 2–5p, event times vary, 526-1469. Mar 27: Hands of Hope Auction Party. Live auction and music, gourmet food, cash bar, and coffee-liqueur bar benefit Exchange Club Family Center. 7p, $75. Minglewood Hall, 276-2200, exchangeclub.net. Mar 27: Rumble on the River Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. Cheer for your wheelchair teams as they compete for bragging rights while spotlighting National Disability Awareness Month at Arc of the Midsouth’s health and information fair. 9a–3p, free. Mississippi Blvd. Christian Church, 327-2473, arcmidsouth.net. Mar 27: The Zodiac Ball. American Cancer Society’s premier gala is Mardi Gras themed with silent auction, dinner, music, and dancing. 6:30p, $250. Esplanade Memphis, 901 Cordova Station, 278-2091, cancer.org. Mar 28: Jazz-A-Fire the FireHouse. Monthly, last- Sunday jazz concert with amateur and professional musicians. Bring your own instrument to join in the jamming. 3–5p, free. FireHouse Arts Center, 985 S. Bellevue, 948-9522, memphisblackartsalliance.org.
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