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VOL. 132 | NO. 80 | Friday, April 21, 2017

Events

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The 31st annual Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival will take place Friday through Sunday, April 21-23, in Robert R. Church Park (Fourth and Beale streets). The festival will showcase the Republic of Togo from an international perspective, with music, food, a diverse cultural marketplace and more. Hours are 8 a.m. until late night; admission is $5. Visit the festival’s Facebook page for a complete schedule.

Memphis Botanic Garden will hold the Spring’s Best Plant Sale on Friday and Saturday, April 21-22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. MBG’s largest sale of the year features a wide assortment of plants plus specialty garden items by local artisans. Admission is free. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com. 

The Earth Wide Open, the Memphis Archaeological & Geological Society’s 39th annual  mineral, fossil and jewelry show Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. The show will feature more than 55 vendors and exhibitors, free rock painting with 901Rocks, kids Rockzone area and more. Tickets are $5; two-day passes are $8. Visit theearthwideopen.com.

The 13th annual Maria Montessori School Regatta Wacky Boat Races and Duck Race will be held Saturday, April 22 at 2 p.m. at The Maria Montessori School, 740 Harbor Bend Road. In addition to the races, the festival will include children’s games, art making, kayak rides and more. The cost is $5 to sponsor a duck or $25 to enter the Boat Builders Race. Visit mariamontessorischool.org/regatta for details.

The Cooper-Young Historic District will host the “Walk the Vine” Johnny Cash statue fundraiser Saturday, April 22, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Patrons will “walk the vine” to six area restaurants for pours of featured wines, while bands will entertain at the intersection of Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Tickets are $25 each or $45 for two. Visit legacymemphis.org for details.

The 25th annual Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival benefiting Porter-Leath will be held Sunday, April 23, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Wagner Place and Riverside Drive between Union Avenue and Beale Street. The largest one-day crawfish festival in the Mid-South features buckets of crawfish ($20 for 3 pounds), live music, contests, kids’ area and more. Admission is free. Visit porterleath.org for details.

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