Curated antique, vintage, and handmade marketplace held at the Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum
Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum, 680 Adams
Fri., May 8, 4-10 p.m., Sat., May 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sun., May 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Thanks, Mom, for memories of you making my favorite macaroni and cheese dish with hot dogs in the backdrop of your harvest gold kitchen. Thanks, Mom, for reading me Little Golden stories on our orange plaid pleather couch. Thanks, Mom, for sewing in the extra material on my favorite bell bottom jeans when the style changed but my favorite jeans didn’t. It might be fun to go to the Urban Barn Market and see if we can find memories of our impeccable style choices — or maybe we can find something else — together. Either way, this market at the Woodruff-Fontaine House will be a fun shopping trip down memory lane. Why not do it with Mom?
Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper
May 8-May 31
It is opening weekend for a performance of love, drama, gangsters, marriage, and mayhem. Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew set to Cole Porter’s score is sure to delight audiences this weekend.
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 573 N. Highland
Fri.-Sat., May 8-9, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Opa! Get your Greek on this weekend at the annual festival of all things Greek. You might want to try something a bit more quiet after a weekend of gyros, baklava, and Zorba dancing. Sunday offers a Mother’s Day Tea at Elmwood Cemetery complete with a nice quiet tour of the grounds. You are sure to encounter a resident or two from Greece, bringing your weekend full circle.
Shelby Farms, 500 North Pine Lake Drive
Sat., May 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
You are either a cat person or a dog person. If you happen to be a cat and a dog person, you are in luck this weekend. Not only is the Dog A Roo Festival benefiting the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County on this weekend’s agenda, but there is also the Allbreed & Household Pet Cat Show benefiting cat rescue groups. These events run concurrently, so it is a good thing they are in close proximity of each other — makes it easier to do both.
Mississippi River Museum, 125 N. Front
Through May 31
Poland is our honored country this year for Memphis in May and Memphis is really getting a dose of the country from polka to Polish sausages and everything in between — including art and history. The display at Mud Island Park Mississippi River Museum highlights Poland’s most famous composer. Other May art tributes include “500 Years of Medallic Art in Poland” at the Brooks Museum, “Heartbeat” at the Memphis Botanic Garden, “Metal Artifacts from Poland, Brothers Lopienska” at the Metal Museum, and “Traces of Memory” at the Jewish Community Center. Visiting chef Grzegorz Lapanowski will be preparing a Memphis in May Taste of Poland dinner at Chez Philippe on Saturday preceded by Poland Under the Stars International Gala at the Peabody Hotel on Friday. Look for Poland performance events later in the month, such as the Polkas to Polonaises musical performance and theater production of For Our Freedom and Yours.
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 #memphisflyer hashtag. I hope you have a great weekend.