Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove
Fri.-Sat., March 20-21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Whether it is frolicking in the freesia or tip-toeing through the tulips, a plethora of Master Gardeners will be at your service this weekend in the big red barn at the Agricenter. In addition, there will be food, activities for children, plants and flowers for sale, and a list of speakers. I am especially looking forward to the talk by Carol Reese on Saturday called “For the Love of Weeds.” I am sure that she will be thrilled to hear the success I have had with crabgrass, Johnson weed, and dandelions in my own lawn. Parking is free for the Fling, just let the parking attendants know that you are going to this event when you arrive. If you do not alert the parking staff, they will shuffle you off to the Al Chymia Shrine Circus. Either way, you’re bound to have fun.
Rhodes Campus, 2000 N. Parkway/Historical Daisy Theater, 329 Beale Street
Thurs.-Sat., March 19-21
This symposium is a three-day exploration of the history of Beale Street and the relationship to Memphis. Actually starting on Thursday, the event spills over to Beale Street with a concert by Calvin Newborn on Friday at the Daisy and a walking tour of Beale on Saturday. We are so lucky to have several fine universities sponsoring wonderful events for the public. The Art Museum at the University of Memphis is also having an artist reception for “What I Kept” on Friday, March 20, 5-7:30 p.m. This exhibit revolves around objects international women brought over from their home countries.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar
Fri., March 20, 7 p.m.
There is no such thing as too much wine. Probably the reason for the over 50 wines from around the world that will be available at this winemaker dinner and auction. Come taste the bouquet of varietals and leave with some “grape” finds secure in the knowledge that this event benefits museum operations and outreach programs.
Crosstown Arts, 430 N. Cleveland
Fri., March 20, 6-9 p.m. and Sat., March 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
My first music purchase was a Partridge Family album. Albums are on vinyl and require a turntable, which I understand are making a comeback these days. I can assure you, nothing is more dreamy than David Cassidy singing “Come on Get Happy” with show-mom Shirley Jones and the rest of the Partridges on the colorful tour bus. I’m just telling you this because if you have a dreamy teen love interest you might just find something at this event. Besides vintage entertainment illustration and album cover art, there will be vintage furniture and fashion and live music by Chuck & Nora and Retroactive. So come on get happy.
Metal Museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive
Sat., March 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
If you do not already know, by all means I would like to be the first to alert you that our Metal Museum is cool. First of all the grounds are littered with incredible pieces of art and located right next to our mighty rolling river, the Mississippi. They have a gift shop with unique items and jewelry, a foundry, library, and just so many cool things I cannot even list them all. As if that weren’t enough, this weekend is the Cosmic Trunk Show. Yes, my friends, enjoy the artisan market and Cosmo bar while it is here and admission to the galleries and grounds are free.
For a full list of what’s happening in and around Memphis, check out our calendar of events. Also, be sure to tag your favorite Instragram photos of Memphis while you are out and about with #memphismagazine. I hope you have a great weekend.