5 Things to Do in Memphis This Weekend: 3/29 – 3/31

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 29th 2013 589 0

Happy Easter weekend, y'all. Here are five Memphis events you would be crazy to miss:

1. Million Dollar Quartet, Orpheum Theatre, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. and 2 p.m., $20 – $90

"Million Dollar Quartet" is the Broadway Musical version of the one magical (and real) night when Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins all wound up hanging out at Sun Studio, with the tape rolling. The musical is family friendly, and tickets start at $20.

2. Memphis Grizzlies vs. Houston Rockets, FedExForum, Friday, 7 p.m., various prices

The Grizzlies take on the Houston Rockets tonight at FedExForum. Head downtown a little early to watch magician Rob Lake make an armored truck appear out of nowhere on the FedExForum Plaza at 6:15 p.m.

3. Heart of Memphis Celebration, Tiger Lane, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., free

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The Heart of Memphis celebration this Saturday is combining a ton of reasons to love Memphis into one big free party on Tiger Lane. There will be a food truck rodeo, farmer's market, classic car show, art exhibits, live music, a health fair, storytelling, and Mayor Wharton is hosting an Easter egg roll. Local sports mascots (including Grizz) will be there, as will Elvis, the Easter Bunny, and 8 Ball and MJG.

4. Playground Egg Hunt, Woodland Discovery Playground at Shelby Farms, Saturday, 10 a.m., $5 per child / free for park members

More than 1,000 treat-filled Easter eggs will be hidden on Shelby Farms' gigantic Woodland Discovery Playground on Saturday morning. Once the hunt is done, stick around to take pictures with rabbits and ducks, get your face painted or have some food truck lunch.  It's $5 per child to hunt, or free for park members.

5. mancontrol, Stonewall Hall (1583 Overton Park), Saturday, 7 p.m., $7

No matter how you define them, mancontrol is one of the most interesting bands in Memphis right now. They're playing a show at Stonewall Hall (above Fresh Slices) on Saturday night. The music is going to start at 8 p.m., so don't be a slacker. Cover is $7, and the show is BYOB. 

If none of these events sound like the sort of thing you're into, check the ILM calendar for tons more. As always, no matter what you do, I hope you have a great time. Come back and tell me about it next week, ok?


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Augusta Campbell says:

    Your weekly Friday posts never cease to amaze…superb effort and I can really tell You Love Memphis! Thanks for pouring out your heart and keeping me updated at the same time. 

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