Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove
Fri.-Sun., Mar. 11-13, 10 a.m.
Honoring women started with an International Women's Day in 1911. Women then got a whole week of being honored by the Sonoma, California school district in 1979. That was such a success, word spread and other school districts started the weeklong celebratory trend. By 1986, women were celebrated during whole month of March for contributions to history and contemporary society. Celebrate Mom and all the women who came before her at this year's Southern Women's Show featuring celebrity guests, shopping, food, and more.
Beale Street, Downtown Memphis
Sat., March 12, 3 p.m.
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day on the most iconic street in Memphis might be a bit soggy this year. Those who are planning to participate in the revelry are fortunate to be able to duck into one of the many pubs along the route. Hopefully the leprechauns will see fit to rain some golden sunshine upon our festivities. Just in case, you might want to wear your galoshes. I hear A. Schwab and Blues City General Store might have a few in stock—if the luck of the Irish is with you. Speaking of galoshes, you might also want to wear them to the St. Patricks Four-Mile Run/Walk and Elmwood's The Luck of the Irish walking tour celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Slosh through these wonderful outdoor events or check our calendar of events for holiday celebrations to get sloshed indoors and let your rainbow shine.
Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore
Sat., March 12, 6-8 p.m.
Terry Manning worked for years at both Stax Records and Ardent Studios as an engineer and producer, recording and mixing such artists as Isaac Hayes, Ike & Tina Turner, Booker T. & The MG’s, Eddie Floyd, Al Green, Rufus Thomas, and many others. In 1970, Manning licensed release of his own solo album, Home Sweet Home, on Stax's Enterprise label and re-released with extra tracks by Sunbeam in 2006. He's back in town with photographs to delight the music lover in you. Be sure to drop by and check out the illustrious artist's other events during his visit including live concerts, lectures, workshops, CD release, book release, and lots more. It will be groovy.
Circuit Playhouse, 51 S. Cooper
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through April 9
During Women's History Month, everyone wants to be a woman it seems. This production of Pageant is like no other pageant you've seen before. All male contestants will be judged by audience members so that no two shows are alike. Go have fun with Women's History Month and see how these glamorous woMEN show us ladies how it's done.
Various locations, see website for participating restaurants
Through March 13
You have to eat. Try one of the many black owned restaurants in Memphis and enjoy some tasty fare while supporting our diverse community.
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.