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VOL. 7 | NO. 17 | Saturday, April 19, 2014


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The Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival will be held Friday, April 18, through Sunday, April 20, in Robert R. Church Park, at the corner of Fourth and Beale streets. The festival includes festivities, food, arts/crafts and music showcasing the honored country of Burkina Faso. Visit africainapril.org for a schedule.

The Eyewear Gallery will hold free dry-eye screenings Friday, April 18, and April 25 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at its office, 428 Perkins Road Extended. Visit theeyeweargallery.com or call 763-2020.

Eclectic Eye will hold an opening reception for Melody Kratz’s “Stars and Stripes” Friday, April 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at its Midtown boutique, 242 S. Cooper St. The art will be on display through June 4. Visit eclectic-eye.com.

The Cotton Museum will host an opening reception for Kiersten Williams’ “Black, White, and Beauty” Friday, April 18, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the museum, 65 Union Ave. The event will include modern art, live music, wine and craft beer. Cost is free. Visit memphiscottonmuseum.org.

The Orpheum Theatre will host Grammy-nominated singer Ledisi on Friday, April 18, at 8 p.m. at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Buy tickets at orpheum-memphis.com.

C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa will hold a volunteer day Saturday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the museum, 1987 Indian Village Drive. Volunteers help sort artifacts, landscape gardens and trails, and more. Email kjthmpsn@memphis.edu or call 785-3160.

The Down to Earth Festival will be held Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Shelby Farms Park, 500 N. Pine Lake Drive. The event will feature live music and acrobatics, an eco egg hunt, nature hikes, food trucks and more. Admission is free; parking is $5. Visit shelbyfarmspark.org/downtoearth for a schedule.

Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host Easter Egg Hunt 2014 Saturday, April 19, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. Cost is $8 for members or $10 for nonmembers; RSVP required. Call 761-5250 or visit dixon.org.

Memphis Botanic Garden will host its family egg hunt for children and adults Saturday, April 19, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The event will include live entertainment, age-specific egg hunts, and prizes from local restaurants and retailers. Advanced tickets are $6 for members and $8 for nonmembers. Tickets at the gate are $10. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

eighty3 will hold its Easter brunch Sunday, April 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the restaurant, 83 Madison Ave. Cost is $59 for adults and $19 for children 12 and younger. Reservations are required. Visit eighty3memphis.com or call 333-1224.

Rotary Club of Memphis East will host the Dunavant Public Servant Awards luncheon Monday, April 21, at 11:45 a.m. at Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander will present the keynote. Tickets are $50. Visit rotaryclubofmemphiseast.org.

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