Redbirds Season Starter
Rockey ushers in baseball season at Autozone Park.
AutoZone Park, Third and Union
Thur.-Sun., Apr. 7-10
These days when you think of the Fogelman name, perhaps the University of Memphis College of Business and Economics comes to mind. Back in the late 70s, the Fogelman name was synonymous with rouges and chicks—the Memphis Rogues soccer team and the Memphis Chicks baseball team. Avron Fogelman had ownership in both teams. While the Rogues lasted two years, the Chicks spanned two decades. In 1988 the team moved to Jackson, TN becoming the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx. The Chicks hatched into fully grown Redbirds ten years later in 1998. Batter up for the ballgame this weekend and help Rockey the Redbird start the new season cheering our team against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
Photo by Mike Baber
Super Chevy Show
Super Chevy Show revs up at Memphis International Raceway.
Memphis International Raceway, 5500 Victory Lane
Starts April 8. April 8-10, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
I had a very traumatic experience with cars—or more aptly, the sound of cars—as a pre-teen. Somehow my older brother got his hands on a vinyl record where someone had recorded the sound of a single car going around a track. I know the track was oval or round, as the entire hour-long recording consisted of “vrrrownVRRROWNvrrrown” as the car went round and round the track. There was nary a “vroom” to even break the monotony. My brother played it over and over and over again. It was akin to listening to dripping water, which is purported to make you go mad. Needless to say I am a fan of cars, albeit quiet cars. Older cars that are sitting quietly restored to perfection get my motor going. To my delight, and the delight of many, the Super Chevy Show has a lot of restored cars in a festival atmosphere. And for those of you seeking madness, some of those cars will even run the track.
Photo by Rupert Yen
Memphis Fashion Week
Fashion week concludes this weekend with seamless events.
Various locations, See website for more information
Through April 9
A week of fashion in Memphis kicked off last Monday in Chickasaw Oaks Village. Bringing the event to a close will be a Featured Designer Show at the Cadre Building and Emerging Memphis Designer Project Runway Show at Memphis College of Art. This celebration of couture cultivates and celebrates local and regional fashion through designers, photographers, models, and boutiques benefiting The Memphis Fashion Fund and Memphis College of Art.
Photo Courtesy of Theatre Memphis
(l to r) Kevar Maffitt, Joshua Hitt, and Meghan Lisi take on the Bard in the rollicking farce, The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged,April 8 -24 n the Next Stage at Theatre Memphis.
Theatre Memphis, 630 Perkins Ext.
Starts April 8. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sundays, 2 p.m. and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through April 24
April is National Poetry Month. Who better to celebrate than the most notable poet and playwright, William Shakespeare? And since this is the 400th anniversary of his death, why not celebrate a production to die for at Theatre Memphis as three actors (with the help of audience participation) perform comical parodies of animated and shortened interpretations of the Bard’s work. A quick plug as well to two solo performances at TheatreSouth. Beyond the Box by Todd Berry is about a man who spent his entire life following the rules, doing what he thought was expected of him, and simply trying to fit in. Magnificence of the Disaster by Rebecca Fisher is about her Southern family’s devastating journey from wealth and gentility to mayhem (and tragedy).
Photo by Flicker User Jeff Turner
Memphis Catholic 5K and Spring Festival
Memphis Catholic High School, 61 N. McLean
Sun., April 10, 2 p.m.
While this is not the only 5k and festival in town this weekend, it is the only one that supports my alma mater. I have to give this wonderful institute of learning a shout out and plug this inaugural event. As the school motto states, it’s “education that works.” For more fun festivities and opportunities to run, check out our full calendar.
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.