National Civil Rights Museum will host a community day and grand reopening Saturday, April 5. The event includes a 9:30 a.m. Freedom Forward Parade from Cook Convention Center to the museum, 450 Mulberry St. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org.
National Civil Rights Museum will host a candlelight vigil Friday, April 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the museum courtyard, 450 Mulberry St. The program will reflect on the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through speech, song and laying of the wreath. Cost is free. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org.
Opera Memphis will kick off the Midtown Opera Festival with “Ghosts of Crosstown” Friday, April 4, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Sears Crosstown, 495 N. Watkins St. The original commissioned work includes five short operas inspired by people who lived near or worked in the Crosstown building. Pre-show talk begins at 6:30 p.m. Visit operamemphis.org.
Memphis Farmers Market will open its 2014 season Saturday, April 5, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Station, at the corner of South Front Street and West G.E. Patterson Avenue. Visit memphisfarmersmarket.org.
First Cumberland Presbyterian Church will host the Branch Out Spring Music Festival Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 8161 Germantown Road, Olive Branch. The event will include a diverse selection of live music, a bake sale, children’s activities, ultimate Frisbee tournament and more. Cost is free. Visit firstcpchurch.org or call 662-893-7347.
The Student Bar Association at the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will hold the annual Race Judicata 5K Saturday, April 5, at 5 p.m. at Mississippi River Park, at Jefferson Avenue and Riverside Drive. Proceeds benefit Memphis Area Legal Services. Race-day entry fee is $25 and includes T-shirt, food and drinks. Visit racejudicatamemphis.org.
SRVS will host the Wesberry Golf Classic Monday, April 7, at Spring Creek Ranch, 140 Chinquapin Drive. The four-person scramble includes lunch, contests, awards and more. Registration is at 11 a.m., lunch at noon, and shotgun start at 1 p.m. Visit srvs.org or call 312-6853.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host The Memphis Knights Monday, April 7, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Tap your toes or jitterbug as the 18-piece band performs Glenn Miller standards, Latin dance numbers, modern jump jive and wail, and more. Suggested donation is $5. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.