Happy Friday Memphis! It's the first official weekend of spring, and you've got plenty of options for things to do with it. Here are five of them:
The homegrown Fareveller music festival has returned for a second year of rock'n'roll. There are shows at three venues – Otherlands, Newby's and the Young Ave. Deli – every night this weekend from local and nationally known bands. I recommend seeing Those Darlins, Jessica Lea Mayfield, or Hood Internet. Check out the full schedule for more.
Sesame Street is coming to Beale St. this weekend for "Sesame Street Live: Elmo's Super Heroes". The show is geared towards younger kids and features some Sesame Street favorites – Elmo, Telly Monster and Rocco. There are shows at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday.
If you're not familiar with "La Cage Aux Folles", here's what you need to know: night clubs, drag queens, in-laws. The touring Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy will be at the Orpheum tonight through Sunday night for five more performances.
ArtsMemphis is bringing one of their excellent pop-up art festivals to the Hollywood / Springdale neighborhood on Saturday afternoon. Bring your family to the Hollywood Community Center for free live music, theatre and dance, hands-on workshops and artist displays from some of Memphis' most creative people.
Bring your phone (or your camera) to the second Memstagram photo walk. We'll meet at the doughboy statue in Overton Park at 3 p.m., then wander through the park snapping photos with our phones (using Insagram or other photo apps) or cameras. At the end of the walk, the photos will be collected and archived on I Love Memphis. It's free, and everyone is welcome to attend. Check out the photos from the last Memstagram Walk for inspiration.
If none of these events are your thing, there are a ton more on the blog's calendar. There's also a bonus 6th Thing to Do on the I Love Memphis Tumblr. No matter what you do this weekend, I hope you have a blast.