5 Things to Do in Memphis This Weekend: 10/1 – 10/3

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 1st 2010 1179 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! If you’re looking to get out this weekend, you’ve got tons of options. So many, in fact, that you may not know where to start. Try these five:

1. MemFeast, 427 N. Watkins, Friday, 7 p.m., $25

If you’re a fan of art and competition (I’m looking at you, Project Runway fans), you’ll love MemFeast. Seven local artists have submitted proposals for public art projects in the Crosstown neighborhood of Midtown. At MemFeast, attendees will get a tasty family style dinner, and the chance to select the project that will win a grant.

2. Repair Days, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Friday – Sunday, Free

If you’ve got some old, broken or damaged metal items, haul them to Repair Days at the Metal Museum. The blacksmiths will give estimates and fix your fixtures. There are blacksmithing exhibitions and the location can’t be beat. It’s free to get in, but repairs are priced based on the work being done. All of the proceeds go to the Metal Museum.

3. Memphis vs. Tulsa, Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Saturday, 6 p.m., various costs (students are free)

The Tigers did well the last time they played at home, and hopefully the same will be true this weekend. Their game against Tulsa is the first conference game of the season. Tailgating on Tiger Lane will start early, and there will be appearances by cheerleaders, Tom II and the Mighty Sound of the South band.

4. The Sultana, the Cove, Saturday, 10 p.m., $5


If Flannery O’Connor short stories had a soundtrack, you can bet that Memphis band The Sultana would be asked to contribute a song. They’re bringing their cello-laced Southern Gothic sounds to the Cove this weekend. The $5 cover means plenty of money left over for cocktails.

5. Victorian Village Homecoming, 600 block of Adams, Saturday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., free

If you’ve never been to Victorian Village (Memphis’ neighborhood of preserved Victorian homes), this weekend is the perfect time to check it out. They’re having a festival on Saturday with live music, a 5K, a picnic, free tours of Juvenile Court and half-priced tours of the Woodruff-Fontaine house.


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. don gale says:

    #6 – Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the Shell Saturday night…free

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