It’s going to be a busy weekend, Memphis. So get your blank t-shirts, marathon numbers and puff paint holiday sweaters ready.
1. Drive By Press Farewell Tour, Five in One, Friday, 8 p.m.
Drive By Press is a traveling team of screen and block printers. They drive around the country with their 600 lb. printing press in the back of a van, showing their collection of prints and doing custom collaborative printing on t-shirts, paper, aprons, etc.
The Drive By boys are on their final tour, so come out tonight to see their work (and take a little bit of it home with you). If you want something printed, bring some cash and your item. I’ve been told that Vini will be providing some shirts, too.
2. St. Jude Marathon, all over Midtown and downtown, Saturday, 8 a.m.
The annual St. Jude Memphis Marathon brings runners from all of the country to Memphis. The race will wind through midtown and downtown Memphis until about 3 p.m. tomorrow. It’s too late to register, but you’re welcome to camp out on the route and cheer the runners. (Sidenote – there will be some traffic delays as a result of the race. The marathon streets are clearly marked already, so check out your options today.)
3. Memphis Holiday Parade, Main St., Saturday, 5 p.m.
The annual Memphis Holiday Parade (also known as the downtown Christmas parade) is tomorrow. The parade goes down Main St. between St. Paul and Huling. There will be bands, floats and organizations from all over Memphis in the parade (and many of them will be throwing candy).
4. Roller Derby Ho Ho Ho Burlesque Show, HiTone Cafe, Saturday, 9 p.m., $10
The annual Ho Ho Ho Burlesque Show is one of Memphis Roller Derby’s biggest fund raisers. There will be cabaret acts and classic burlesque acts performed by the lovely ladies of Memphis Roller Derby, DJ Steve Anne, and a rockabilly band. Get there early – the HiTone fills up fast.
5. Rock’n'Romp, 409 S. Main, Saturday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., $5 adults, kids free.
Grab a kid (it doesn’t have to be yours) and bring them to Rock’n'Romp to see Snowglobe (squee!), the Bulletproof Vests and Whose Army. The show’s over at 5 p.m., which means that you can make it to the Memphis holiday parade (also on Main St.)