5 Things to Do in Memphis This Weekend: 3/29 – 3/31
Happy Easter weekend, y'all. Here are five Memphis events you would be crazy to miss:
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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?