Justin Fox Burks
Chef Duncan Aiken competes with chefs Brown Burch, John Pearson, Demitrie Phillips, Spencer McMillin, and Scott Donnelly at Cafe Keough’s “BooyA Base” Chef's Competition on Sunday.
Landers Center, 4560 Venture
Fri.-Sun., Mar. 6-8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Nothing makes more sense to me after a long workweek than a shopping spree. Many of you may also be thinking of doing some home repairs, remodeling, or just plain old sprucing up in the home. Landers Center, right down the road in Mississippi, has everything you need this weekend (including advice) at the Home Expressions Show. My good pal Greg Belz will also be there at the “Home is Where the ART is” show and sale by regional artists. Mississippi doesn’t have the home improvement and art market nailed down. The Art Show, Sale, and Wine Tasting at Arlington for the Arts also has some nifty finds and — as you might have read in the title — wine. If that’s not enough for you to put down your snow shovel and head out, try Ladies Day Out at Bartlett Station Municipal Center. Not just for the ladies, men are also invited to find great fashion, jewelry, crafts, and home decor.
The Orpheum Memphis, 203 S. Main
Fri., Mar. 6, 8 p.m.
We’ve read the book and seen the movie. Time to make fun of it. I don’t really think there is much more to say. And since laughter is the best medicine during this cold and flu season, I am prescribing the Memphis Comedy Festival at TheatreWorks for the duration of your weekend. The festival runs through Sunday.
Fri., Mar. 6, 6-9 p.m.
Were you always the last one picked for a team in gym class? That never happened to me, I excel at everything. I have heard there are some of you out there, however. Well, last no more. Here is your chance to show them — I mean us — that you can be first. This is a brand-new art tour held in the Cooper-Young District with lots of talented artists in lots of cool places. Be the first in your circle of friends to pick the team you want to join at this inaugural event. Also in the district, though not the first time, is the 3rd Annual Seed Swap at the Farmers Market held at the corner of Cooper and Walker on Saturday morning. Just as your home needs new art, your garden needs new seedlings. Cooper-Young has you covered. I would be remiss if I did not mention that down the street at Eclectic Eye on Cooper our good friend “Hey Now!” Ron Olson is having an artist reception for his show, “Crossroads,” on Friday. Please note that the "Crossroads" reception has been rescheduled for Fri., Mar. 20, 6-8 p.m. due to inclement weather.
Memphis Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central
Opens Sat., Mar. 7, through Fri., Nov. 13
Though this movie runs through November, I wanted to let you know early so that you don’t miss it. On the big screen, starting Saturday, is a movie about humpback whales. It’s in 3D so that these larger-than-life creatures can come right up to your seat and rub noses with you. It’s a great family activity and a wonderful way to wait out the battle that winter is waging on spring. If a movie sounds just fine to you for the weekend, consider spending a few hours at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Black Power Mixtape is a documentary about Swedish journalists who captured on-camera interviews with leaders of the Black Power Movement some 30-odd years ago.
Cafe Keough, 12 S. Main
Sun., Mar. 8, 1:30-4 p.m.
If shopping, art, and movies aren’t enough for a fun-filled weekend, how does hot soup for these last cold days of winter sound? Celebrity judges will award the blue ribbon to the best bouillabaisse made by competing celebrity chefs. All you have to do is enjoy the end result. Proceeds help the Mid-South Food Bank. Bon appetit!
For a full list of what’s happening this weekend in and around Memphis, check out our calendar of events. Also, be sure to tag your favorite Instagram photos of Memphis while you are out and about with the #memphismagazine hashtag. I hope you have a great weekend.