5 Things To Do This Weekend: 4/5 – 4/7
Hello Memphis! This post has the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend, plus a few extras. Festival season is NOW, so don’t forget these tips: wear sunscreen even if it’s cloudy, stay hydrated, don’t drink and drive, and be sure to tag all your festival fun online with #ilovememphis or @ilovememphisblog on Instagram so I can share your Memphis love with the world!
Before we get to the weekend guide, be sure you didn’t miss anything on the blog this week: April 1st Hamburger Bonanza, Guide to Live Music in Memphis in April, 11 Ways To Volunteer In Memphis in April, a brand-new burlesque show that’s taking up residence at Mollie Fontaine’s, and your chance to explore Prince Mongo’s castle this month.
OK, here’s the five can’t-miss things to do in Memphis this weekend:
1. Memphis Comedy Festival 2019, Various Locations, Thursday – Sunday, $10+, 18 or 21+
Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, E! News Daily) headlines the annual Memphis Comedy Festival, a showcase of standup, improv, games, and more. It’s $60 for an all-access pass, $10 for standup showcases and other shows, and $45 for everything but the headliner.
2. Memphis Redbirds 2019 Season, AutoZone Park, Thursday – Monday, prices vary, all ages/kid-friendly
The World Championship Winning Redbirds start off the 2019 season on April 4 with a home series against Omaha every day through Monday night. Regular season games continue through early September. Go here for the full season schedule. Check out the first homestand’s details here.
3. Art In The Loop, Ridgeway Loop Road, Friday – Sunday, free, all ages
ArtWorks Foundation presents its 2nd annual edition of Art in The Loop, the Art Festival in East Memphis, featuring works of fine-craft in metal, glass, wood, clay, and fiber, as well as 2-D disciplines. You’ll also enjoy the fare of the town’s top food trucks, and performances of classical music by area youth ensembles. See hours and details here.
4. Midtown Opera Festival 2019, Playhouse on the Square, Saturday – April 14, $10 per event, all ages
Opera Memphis’ festival returns to Playhouse on the Square this year with a new featured opera, “The Falling And The Rising”, and whole slate of other events during this annual celebration of opera – pre-show dinners, Broadway brunch, aerialist performances, Cartoons & Cereal, and much more.
5. Memphis Farmers Market Opening Day 2019, G.E. Patterson and S. Front St., Saturday, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., free to enter, all ages/kid-friendly
Memphis’ largest farmers market kicks off the season with Opening Day on Saturday, April 6 with food vendors, food trucks, and entertainment. The market happens every Saturday through October.
Plus a few extra ideas…
– Super Chevy Show, Memphis International Raceway, Friday – Sunday, $20 – $45, all ages/kid-friendly
The 33rd Annual Super Chevy Show is back and bigger than ever. Expect all things Chevrolet: drag races, auto swamp meet, car part marketplace, and largest collection of Chevys in one place.
– Food Truck Friday, Dixon Galley & Gardens, Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Enjoy the spring spectacle of 125,000 bulbs all in bloom at the Dixon Galley & Gardens and their first Food Truck Friday of the year. The gardens are free during this time. See the food truck schedule here.
– Broad Avenue Spring Artist Pop-Up, Broad Avenue, April 5, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., free to attend, all ages/kid-friendly
A special First Friday on Broad for April means new spring merch and art at all the local shops and galleries on the street. Check out the new skatepark, Society Memphis, plus live jazz guitar at Maximo’s, and more.
– River Series, Harbor Town Amphitheater, April 7, April 28, May 19, 3 p.m., $5, all ages/kid-friendly
This series of shows, curated by Goner Records, bringing Memphians together to see and celebrate live music in an intimate riverfront venue. Grownups can enjoy great music and beer in an environment where the little ones are welcome. Proceeds benefit The Maria Montessori School.