Spring is in the air [well…sort of] Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Memphis:
1. Mid-South Con, Hilton Memphis, March 22 – 24, all day, weekend passes are $45 adults / $23 for kids 12 and under
If you’re into gaming, anime, comic books, science fiction or steampunk, mark your calendar for Mid-South Con. There’s an art show, talks on everything from the basics of ghost hunting to knitting as a post-apocalyptic life skill, a masqurade ball, gaming and tons of awesome nerdy fun.
2. Spring Fling Egg-stravaganza, Children’s Museum of Memphis, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., $10
Celebrate the arrival of spring (or get a head start on Easter) at the Children’s Museum Spring Fling on Saturday. They’ll have something for everyone: an egg hunt, face painting, games, crafts, a merry-go-round, live music from unspecifified “popular local bands”, a petting zoo with chicks and bunnies and, of course, visits with the Easter Bunny. This one’s not included in regular museum admission, but members can buy advanced tickets.
3. University of Memphis vs. Michigan State, CBS, Saturday, 1:45 p.m., free
I know that I’m telling you to watch a basketball game on TV on a Saturday, but you guys. The Tigers. Our Tigers. They finally made it past the first round of the NCAA tournament under Josh Pastner. The Tigers will play Michigan State (a team whose mascot is only slightly less ridiculous than St. Mary’s) at 1:45 Central on Saturday. Find a bar, find some friends, wash your game day socks tonight. Go Tigers Go!
4. Made in the Shade Food Truck Rodeo, Overton Park, Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., free
This Sunday’s Made in the Shade food truck rodeo is the first one in a weekly series of Overton Park rodeos that will happen every Sunday until the end of the summer. The trucks will be parked on the East Parkway side of the Park (near the fire station and pavillion), so after you eat, you’ll be close to both the Old Forest trails and the playground. Tamale Trolley, Fuel Food Truck, and Quincy’s BBQ Food Truck are confirmed for this week, but the line-up will change regularly.
5. Leonard Cohen, Orpheum Theatre, Sunday, 8 p.m., $65 and up
If you’ve ever wanted to see master songwriter Leonard Cohen live, here’s your chance: he’s playing at the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday night. If you don’t know who that is, here’s the best introduction I can give you: