Here are five great family-oriented events happening this weekend…but there are plenty more!  Check the EMM Calendar for a full list, and have a great weekend!

HowToJapanese Festival
Memphis Botanic Garden
Saturday 10am-4pm
Celebrate the history, culture and people of Japan at the Memphis Botanic Garden Japanese Festival, featuring demonstrations on tea ceremony, origami, chopsticks, kimono dressing, Bon odori, koi ponds, and more. Be amazed by the Candyman from Epcot as he creates works of art from spun sugar! Enjoy the energizing sounds of Kaminari Taiko drummers. Kids can try their hands at traditional Japanese games while parents shop at our Japanese marketplace. Enjoy a taste of Japan with concessions by Sekisui. MBG members $5/non-members $10.

How To Festival
Christ the King Lutheran Church
Saturday 10am-1pm
Demonstrations of over 30 crafts, hobbies and fun activities, including Keeping Reptiles as Pets, Ancestry Hunting, Entertaining Etiquette, Golf Putting Tips, Digging for Treasure, How to Change a Tire, and the Red Cross Fire Safety House. Greeting folks will be dogs and handlers from the Mid-South Search and Rescue Dog Association! It’s all free, including hot dogs and drinks!

Creation Station
Brooks Museum
Saturday 11am-1pm
An exciting drop-in art-making activity for children and their grown-ups every second Saturday. Visitors will learn different techniques of applying ink on paper, creating intricate abstract designs in the process. Then, the paper will be cut into different shapes to create wild insect-like creatures! Included with admission, ages 6 and under free

Pops in the Park
Kiwanis Pavilion at Municipal Park, Germantown
Saturday at 5:30pm
Pack a picnic and enjoy a performance by Germantown Symphony Orchestra highlighting classic American Jazz selections from ragtime and blues to the big band classics of Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington. The choirs of Germantown and Houston High Schools will perform with the orchestra. No rain date.  Free.

Levitt Shell Concerts
Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights at 7pm
Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Free. EMM Review