Photo by Flickr user Lyle
The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 800 E. Parkway S.
Sat., March 26, 1 p.m.
Did you know that ostrich eggs were found decorated from 60,000 years ago in Africa? Apparently our Easter tradition is a long-standing one. Eggs are a symbol of birth or rebirth, just like springtime when flora comes alive again and fauna birth new little ones. In a religious context, it can also symbolize the tomb of Christ as well as his resurrection from the tomb. Make this an eggstra special Easter with some Easter egg hunts around the town, including Easter Hollow at Heartsong Church, Dixon Easter Egg Hunt, and Family Egg Hunt at Memphis Botanic Garden. Check out our calendar of events for other fun Easter happenings. Hoppy Easter!
Photo by Flickr user Tammy Gordon
Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main
Sat., March 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
A couple of unprecedented festivals are happening this weekend. I'll direct to the food first — please and thank you. It's a festival of food trucks. There will also be music, crafts, and craft beer. It all benefits the Hospitality Hub of Memphis. The other festival is MusliMeMfest to be held at the Agricenter. A first for this community and an opportunity to sample a culture and learn about Muslims in Memphis. Featuring food, vendors, guest speakers, hot air balloon rides, and more.
Photo by Flickr user Werktuigendagen Oudenaarde
Burke's Book Store, 936 S. Cooper
Sat., March 26, 2-4 p.m.
I'm pretty sure you have your seersucker cleaned and pressed for Easter Sunday this year. Take it for a test drive on Saturday and meet Bill Haltom as he signs his book, Milk & Sugar: The Complete Story of Seersucker. There will also be a seersucker photo booth to make a memory of your spring wear as you learn the history of the go-to summer attire for any lady or gentleman of our fine Southern culture.
Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary's School, 60 N. Perkins Ext.
Sat., March 26, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m.
If you have ever visited a farm in the spring, you have undoubtedly seen the baby animals quite literally jump for joy. Bridging Souls Productions doesn't have any farm animals, but the guest artists and performers will be leaping and jumping and leaving you with a wonderful impression of spring.
Photo by Flickr user Isaac Singleton
Hi-Tone, 412-414 N. Cleveland
Sun., March 27, 2 p.m.
Certainly grass is a must-have for Easter and spring. Perhaps spend a portion of your Easter learning about preserving Overton Park and the Save the Greensward debate.
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.