5 Things To Do In Memphis This Weekend: 4/3 – 4/5

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 3rd 2015 2391 0

Hello Memphis and Happy Easter weekend to you – or Happy Spring if that’s more your thing! Here are the 5 things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend.

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1. Cooper Young Art Tour, Cooper Young businesses, Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., all ages/kid-friendly
Tonight is the second monthly Cooper Young Art Tour, where a dozen neighborhood businesses, restaurants, and galleries host pop-up art exhibits and open house. Something very special for this Friday is a series of performances from Racine + Southern Dance Exchange. Go here to see a schedule of their site-specific works.

2. Jack Oblivian / James and the Ultrasounds, DKDC, Friday / Saturday, 10 p.m. / 9 p.m., $5, 21 and up
Here a good two-for-one: Get down to Bar DKDC in Cooper Young this weekend for two local bands back in town from tours and ready to rock. Jack Oblivian goes on at 10 p.m. on Friday and James and the Ultrasounds play about 9 p.m. on Saturday. Covers for both shows are just $5.

3. Memphis Farmer’s Market Opening Day, G.E. Patterson and S. Front St., Saturday,  7 a.m. – 1 p.m., free to enter, all ages/kid-friendly
Memphis’ largest farmer’s market kicks off the 2015 season with Opening Day on Saturday, April 4 with produce, baked goods, and crafts vendors, plus food trucks, coffee stands, and more entertainment. Go here to see the season’s weekly themes and schedule.

4. Cooper Young Community Farmer’s Market 3rd Annual Crawfish Boil, First Congo parking lot, Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., free to enter/crawfish $15, all ages/kid-friendly
The year-round neighborhood farmer’s market celebrates the opening of its Spring Season with the 3rd Annual Crawfish Boil. Buy buckets of crawfish, hang out and eat, drink beer, listen to music and shop for your produce and locally-made goods. Hot Mess Burritos and Farm 2 Cart will also be on hand. (If you want to read more about the upcoming crawfish festivals, go here.)

5. Eco Eggstravaganza, Shelby Farms Park, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., adults: free/kids 12 and under: $5 + cost of additional activities, all ages
Shelby Farms’ annual Earth Day Celebration is a family friendly day of outdoor activities. Go on an eco-friendly egg hunt, check out the park, enjoy activities like rock climbing, the new ropes course, a petting zoo, and archery. Proceeds benefit Shelby Farms Park.

If you’re looking for a few more things, Shelby Farms Park, Memphis Botanic Garden, and Audubon Park are all having easter egg hunts on Saturday morning; you can click on those links for more info. If you feel like boogying, Discoluxe DJ and dance party is squeezing into the Buc on Saturday night ($5). There’s also a free Easter Eve Concert at the Levitt Shell on Saturday night at 6 p.m. You can always check the calendar for more Memphis events.

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Have a great weekend!

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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