Photo Courtesy of Urban Barn Market
Urban Barn Market at Woodruff-Fontaine House
Enjoy vintage shopping, music, and food trucks.
Woodruff-Fontaine House, 680 Adams
Fri., May 6, 12-6 p.m., Sat., May 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., May 8, 12-5 p.m.
In addition to this fine market where you might find something for Mom to enjoy on Mother's Day, More Than Words is having a 17th birthday party with a remote live show by none other than Ron Olson on Saturday. Olson sells his art in there too. Be sure to take some home and enjoy the celebration all year long. Can't get enough shopping in your weekend? Spring Sidewalk Sale is up and running at Market Central. You have no excuse to not find yourself—and Mom—something pretty.
Photo courtesy of Latino Memphis
Latino Memphis Festival
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Saturday with Latino Memphis.
Overton Park, off Poplar
Sat., May 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dance, eat, run, make crafts and masks, and seize a siesta at Saturday's continuation of Cinco de Mayo fun. Also in Overton Park this weekend is Cafe du Memphis benefiting Dorothy Day House of Hospitality serving up shrimp and grits by Rotary Club volunteers. Food is the spice of life, and should you require something from the Mediterranean region, head over to the Greek Festival. Savor the flavors of Memphis.
Photo courtesy of Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy
Jockeys & Juleps
Big hats and mint juleps can only mean it's Derby season.
440 S. Shady Grove
Sat., May 7, 3 p.m.
Derby time! Don the hats and seersucker for derby watching and bourbon swashing benefiting Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy. You can wear those same threads to Get Down & Derby in Overton Square benefiting DSA Memphis.
Cuisine of Canada
Photo by Flickr user alexindigo
Cuisine of Canada
Cuisine of Canada at Chez Philippe in the Peabody hosts visiting chefs from Canada.
The Peabody Hotel, 149 Union
Sat., May 7, 7 p.m.
It was the 90s when a day of snowboarding in Vermont turned into a drive to Canada's Quebec. Our party of four reached the border just about midnight where we found the border guard napping. Honestly, it wasn't his fault. It was New Year's Eve, no one was on the road in the ice and snow. All the normal people were celebrating the incoming new year in the actual comfort of shelter. This was a simpler time, too. We still had the Twin Towers in New York. So there we were. In the middle of nowhere on New Year's Eve and not sure if we should wake the guard, or just quietly cross the border. It turned into the most ridiculous discussion as we debated whether we would be hunted down as renegades and thrown into the bowels of Canadian prison if anyone found out we just slipped through the border. We honestly did not know protocol on such things. Then, in the cold ridiculousness of the situation, it turned ugly as we debated if one of our passengers was indeed American since her parents were from another country. During the verbal melee that ensued, we heard the border guard snort and open one sleepy eye as he waved us through. We shortly found an open casino, the only thing open in the frozen wasteland where we found shelter and food spending the rest of the morning of the new year in comfort. Your search for Canadian eats can be dramatic in a different way. Taste the Cuisine of Canada in the comfort and beauty of The Peabody with creations by some of Canada's top chefs. Bon appetit!
Photo courtesy of National Metal Museum
Opening reception for "In the Garden"
Treat Mom to art and refreshments "In the Garden" at the National Metal Museum.
Metal Museum, 374 Metal Museum Dr.
Sun., May 8, 12-2 p.m.
There was a time when Mom couldn't grow mold on bread. She lamented her black thumb as she conceded that my gardening gifts were far superior. At some point, the leaf turned. My mother can grow anything and everything these days—and does—while my black thumb grew to full maturity. I believe it is a curse that only one adult female in our family can cultivate the earth at a time. I think I've found a loophole at the metal museum which I plan to celebrate with Mom at the opening reception of "In the Garden." For other fun things to do with Mom, check our calendar of events for Mother's Day.
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.