Defying Friday the 13th superstition, the Broad Avenue Spring Art Walk, which includes Sam Cooper Boulevard, feels like a lucky activity. Sixty artists will be on display in various venues, six musical groups will perform, and food, wine and beer will be available for purchase. The third annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event begins at 5:30, when Memphis Men for Memphis Women don high heels and strut the arts district to raise awareness of domestic abuse. Wine and beer sales benefit the Overton Broad Connector linking the Greenline with Overton Park.
5-10 p.m. Free, open to the public. (901) 323-2787, or broadavearts.com.
Down in the Delta
The ninth annual Juke Joint Festival takes over the blues Mecca of Clarksdale, Miss., with performances in 15 downtown venues by acts including CeDell Davis, T-Model Ford, James "Super Chikan" Johnson, Jimbo Mathus and Otis Taylor. While the festival itself runs only one day, there are music and related events through Sunday, with a complete schedule available at jukejointfestival.com.
Festival wristbands (good for official Saturday performances) $15, available online and at Cat Head Delta Blues & Folk Art, 252 Delta Ave. Call (662) 624-5992.
The innovative and celebrated puppeteer Joseph Cashore shares his deeply nuanced brand of artistry at the Buckman Performing & Fine Arts Center. His program, "Life in Motion," celebrates the richness of life through marionettes that move to the music of Beethoven, Vivaldi, Strauss and Copland.
7 p.m., Buckman Center, 60 Perkins Ext. Tickets: $25 adults, $20 students and seniors. Call (901) 537-1483.
Bard under the stars
In its latest show directed by Dan McCleary, Tennessee Shakespeare Company turns the outdoor amphitheater at Shelby Farms into the magical, mysterious island of Prospero in "The Tempest." This co-production with Shakespeare Walla Walla (from Washington state) is set during the Italian Renaissance.
7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through April 22 at the Circle O Amphitheater in Shelby Farms. Tickets: $25 advance, $30 day-of-show. Call (901) 759-0604.
Writer and actor Rabia Louis Haynes explores a different set of civil rights possibilities in his one-man play, "If Martin Luther King Jr. Were Alive Today" running at the Harrell Theatre. In his show, a troubled veteran returns from the war in Vietnam and contemplates the message of Dr. King's famous "Mountaintop" speech.
8 p.m. nightly through April 20 (except 3 p.m. April 15) at the Harrell Performing Arts Theatre in Collierville, 440 W. Powell. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 seniors. Call (310) 864-4038 or (901) 230-8805.
A reception marks an exhibition of new paintings, mainly abstract, by Emilia Arana, Lewis Feibelman and Charles Ivey at Harrington Brown Gallery. The work will be displayed through May 8.
5179 Wheelis Drive, Suite 102. Call (901) 590-3008, or visit harringtonbrowngallery.com.
Rounding out the mainstage shows for its 25th anniversary season, Ballet Memphis reprises company member (and choreographic associate) Steven McMahon's "Cinderella" at the Orpheum. McMahon uses the classic score by Sergei Prokofiev and sets by the London City Ballet to re-invent this fairytale ballet. The title role is shared by company members Hideko Karasawa and Julie Marie Niekrasz.
2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Orpheum, 203 S. Main. Tickets are $5-$72. Call (901) 737-7322.
It's a night of boogie-woogie piano as the Center for Southern Folklore hosts a concert from Phillipe Le Jeune. A disciple of the legendary Memphis Slim, Le Jeune will perform with noted local drummer Tom Lonardo.
119 S. Main. Music begins at 8 p.m.; cover is $6 per person, $10 for couples. Go to southernfolklore.com.
Gospel of Mary Mary
With a new reality TV show on the WE network and a greatest-hits package, Go Get It, due in stores next month, the award-winning gospel duo Mary Mary is suddenly ubiquitous. Erica Atkins-Campbell and Trecina Atkins-Campbell (the real-life sisters both married unrelated men surnamed Campbell) perform at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts.
6 p.m. 255 N. Main. Tickets: $35, $45, and $55. Available at the box office and through Ticketmaster. For more information, call (901) 576-1269, or visit thecannoncenter.com.
In recognition of Earth Week, Christian Brothers University hosts the Memphis premiere of "YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip -- The Film," a documentary that follows three friends on a yearlong "eco-expedition" across all 50 states, in search of effective, practical, entertaining and bizarre responses to the environmental crisis. Following the screening, the audience can talk live via Skype with director Ben Evans.
7 p.m., University Theater, Christian Brothers University, 650 East Parkway S. Free. Call (901) 321-3335.
Africa in April
The Republic of Mali will be honored at the 26th Africa in April Cultural Awareness Festival, which begins Wednesday with International Entrepreneur's Day at the Memphis Marriott, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. The festivities continue April 20-22 with the International Vendors' Marketplace at Robert R. Church Park on Beale, and a parade at 10:30 a.m. on April 20. Live music will be featured through the weekend.
French Film Night
When a 10-year-old girl with a Jean Seberg haircut is mistaken for a boy after her family moves to the suburbs of Paris, she decides to pass herself off as "Michael" to her new neighbors in "Tomboy," a 2011 French film from director Céline Sciamma.
7 p.m., Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Admission: $8, or $6 for museum members. Visit brooksmuseum.org.