5 Things To Do This Weekend: 4/19 – 4/21
Get ready for this weekend in Memphis with these five can’t-miss events, plus a few extras. If you’re looking for Easter Brunch in Memphis, check out the handy guide here.
But first, be sure you didn’t miss anything on the blog this week: the 2019 Live at the Garden lineup, an interesting Food News Update, next weekend’s Spirits & Soul Fest, and 6 Things To Know About The World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
1. Memphis Redbirds Games, AutoZone Park, Tuesday through Monday, $9 and up, all ages/kid-friendly
The Redbirds play home games every day through the weekend. On Thursday, they’re playing in Memphis Chicks throwback uniforms; on Friday, there’s all-you-can-eat crawfish and free hats to the first 2,000 folks. Saturday they’ll have fireworks after and Sunday is the annual Easter game when they drop candy from a helicopter.
2. Africa in April, Robert Church Park, Friday – Sunday, $10, all age/kid-friendly
Enjoy a fun cultural celebration in Robert Church Park during Africa in April. The park will be packed with vendors, food, cultural activities, a parade, live music, and workshops on diversity, entrepreneurship, and health and wellness. This year’s honored country is the Republic of Nigeria. Friday is Kids + Seniors Day, Saturday night Arrested Development performs, and Sunday is International Music Day. Check out the full schedule here. Kids ten and under are free on Friday until 3 p.m.
3. Hopped Festival V, Memphis Made Brewing, Saturday, 1– 10 p.m., free to enter, 21+ to drink
It’s time for the 5th annual celebration of limited edition hoppy, springy beers from Memphis Made. The first 100 customers get a glass, there’s live music, and more – and it’s all family and pup friendly.They’ll have Gourmade and New Wing Order food trucks on hand, plus Long Road Cider on tap, too.
4. Kaleidoscope Food Festival, Wiseacre Brewing Co, April 20, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
The 3rd annual Kaleidoscope Festival in Binghampton is a chance to sample food from the multicultural chefs from the neighborhood – including AROMA Kitchen’s East African cuisine, Ibti’s Soup and Catering Sudanese food, Indra’s South Asian Dumplings, and Inspire Community Cafe. Enjoy Wiseacre beer, of course, plus more vendors and dance and cultural performances. It’s free to attend (food + beer for sale) and kids and pets are welcome. This one was moved from April 13th due to weather.
5. Time-Warp Drive-In, Summer Drive-In, Saturday, sundown – ’til, $10 per person, all ages (parental discretion strongly advised)
Black Lodge Video and Malco Theatres present the 6th annual Time Warp Drive In series. April’s movie night is John Hughes themed featuring the classic 80s teen movies Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club, and Weird Science.
Plus a few extras…
– 1984 at Playhouse on the Square opens this weekend
– Art In The Park at MCA on Saturday
– Mid-South Hemp Fest at Overton Park on Saturday
– Binghampton International Festival at The Commons at Merton on Sat.
– The Road to We at the Pink Palace on Sat.
– Committed to Wrestling at The Social Lounge on Sat.
– Strut For A Cause at Peabody Memphis on Sat.
– Jam For Justice at B-Side
For even more, check out the blog’s calendar here.