August Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle (a series of ten plays each set in a different decade) begins with Gem of the Ocean, which takes place in 1904 in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The play unfolds in the home of Aunt Ester, a 285-year-old wise woman. Citizen Barlow, a man who has fled from Alabama after indirectly causing another man’s death, has come to Aunt Ester’s because of the tales he has heard of her soul-cleansing powers. When an incident in the town causes the death of Solly, a former slave and conductor of the Underground Railroad, we see Citizen step up to continue Solly’s legacy, having discovered the importance of history and freedom.
Saturday, April 29th 12:30-3:30, bring your yoga/ exercise mats, water, flower crowns, and friends to a fun, festival themed Cardio Barre Memphis event at the Overton Square Courtyard!
• FREE Floor Barre Sculpt class from 1:30-2:20. Registration and check-in begins at 12:30, BYOM (bring your own mat).
This class combines ballet technique with mat Pilates, for a beginner-friendly, yet highly effective muscle-defining workout and stretch!
• Trendy Spring accessories for sale by Crazy Beautiful
• Chic, modern, handmade jewelry for sale from Question the Answer by local artist Lauren Carlson
• Festival braids and hairstyles by Tiffany Wilson, master stylist at GLO Med Spa
• and more!
Let's bring in Festival Season with sweat and style! Online advanced registration is encouraged!
If you want to deepen your practice, work toward inversions, or understand what the heck it all means... this workshop is for you. Show up. We will look at the anatomical benefits of aligning our bones and how, in turn, the body's soft tissue responds. All levels welcome.
Let the vibration of crystal bowls and gong release that which no longer serves us, as we focus on coming together in ritual through sound, restorative yoga, and meditation. Reset your mind and replenish your ojas to carry forth those new moon intentions!
Bring the kiddos to The Art Project on Sunday, April 30th to Chalk the Courtyard! During this time, kids are invited to use chalk provided by The Art Project to express their inner artist and color all over the Tower Courtyard! Free. Family Friendly. Lots of Giveaways.
With all the great things going on in the 901 these days, have you ever been overwhelmed with choices? Well, you’re in luck! We’ve put together a weekly post called The Weekender, filled with a handy schedule to help you hit some of our best bets for an amazing weekend.
Everybody Hollerin' Crawfish: May might be for barbecue, but crawfish takes over the city each April. Personally, I can't abide them unless they're breaded and fried (too much work), but I'll eat corn, potato and sausage, have a beer, and enjoy the weather. The Overton Square Crawfish Festival is April 8. The Harbor Town Crawfish Festival is April 15. The Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market Crawfish Boil is April 22. And the Rajin' Cajun Crawfish Festival, Downtown, is April 23.
Overton Square is a thriving retail, restaurant, excercise, and entertainment district in the heart of Midtown Memphis, TN.