Better Bodies Yoga (692 W. Brookhaven Circle)
Awaken your body, clear your mind and enliven your spirit at the first-ever Rise Yoga Spring Festival. With more than 15 yoga classes, each designed to renew and bring vitality, this amazing day of yoga also includes live acoustic music, food from the Raw Girls and the Fuel Cafe food truck, ayurveda, tai chi, essential oils and relaxation, pilates, the "Great Yoga Wall," a plant wisdom specialist, outdoor classes, and a few other surprises.
Tiger Lane (450 Early Maxwell Road)
For a city known for its barbeque, we sure do know how to cook some serious hot wings! For a small donation (benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Memphis), participants at this year’s Southern Hot Wing Festival can sample wings from 60 (yes, 60) teams competing for the title of best wings. And it wouldn’t be a festival without live Memphis music, cornhole, hot wing eating contests, a silent auction, and a kids corner. To make it even better, they are partnering with our new AAF football team, the Memphis Express, to make the festival one huge tailgating party for the inaugural season finale.
Wiseacre Brewing (2783 Broad Avenue)
If you’ve been paying attention, you’ve noticed that the Global Cafe is getting a lot of press, both locally and nationally, and with good reason. This international food hall hosts three immigrant/refugee food entrepreneurs who got their start at Kaleidoscope Kitchen in Binghampton cooking and selling an eclectic mix of affordably priced dishes from their home countries (Sudan, Nepal and Syria). The Kaleidoscope Food Festival at Wiseacre is your chance to experience cultures from around the world through food, performance, and storytelling. The food and other vendors will feature multicultural entrepreneurs operating in the Binghampton neighborhood, with food tickets and beer available for purchase.
Cost: Free entry
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave.)
This volume of the Memphis Public Libraries “Listening Party” series features local author Robert Gordon (Rent Party, It Came from Memphis, Best of Enemies) and local musician Jody Stephens, drummer for seminal Memphis power-pop band Big Star. Robert will play five songs from Jody's career, discussing those songs and the role that Jody played in Big Star's massive legacy. Not only will this be a music lover’s dream, but chances are the next time you see Jody at the grocery store, you’ll be bold enough to strike up a conversation.
Lockard Farms (2248 Junius Lee Road, Ripley)
Cooper-Young Farmers Market regular Debra Lockard is hosting a farm walk sponsored by Memphis Tilth at her certified organic farm in Ripley, 55 miles from Memphis. Lockard is a third-generation farmer who hopes to help participants connect directly with their food while getting a glimpse of farm life. Participants will also be asked to glean produce along the walk to donate to food-insecure members of the Memphis community.
Starts and ends at Memphis Made Brewing Co.
Bikes, bees and chickens, oh my! The fourth annual Tour de Coup is a unique bicycle tour designed by Memphis Tilth in which riders visit community gardens, backyard chicken coops and beehives throughout the city. The idea behind the tour is to show examples of how everyone can make their own neighborhood self-sufficient, while connecting to different areas of Memphis in new ways. Experienced riders will follow a 10-mile round trip through different neighborhoods, while the four-to-five-mile family ride will concentrate on Cooper-Young. (A walking tour of 2.5 miles round-trip is also available to the wheel-less.) All tours end at Memphis Made Brewing Co., where the seventh annual Bristerfest will begin featuring live music, art, and a bazaar of vendors with crafts and gift items.