Happy Friday, Memphis! It's Mother's Day weekend, it the end of the the Grizzlies / Clippers playoff series (no matter what happens), and it's prom night. Here are the top 5, all-time best things to do with the next 72 hours:
The annual Memphis Greek Festival will make you say opa! Though the Festival includes Greek culture exhibits, dancing, sanctuary tours and youth olympics, those who go every year will tell you that the food is the main event. If you can't stay, take a trip through the drive through for dinner.
Tonight's playoff game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Lob City Floppers is in L.A., but you can pretend like it's in Memphis at the Grizzlies' official watch party at FedExForum. Grizz will be there, as will the Grizz Girls and the Claw Crew, and you'll be watching the game in the company of other towel-waving fans - basically, it's just like a Grizzlies home game, minus the players. Parking is free in the Toyota garage.
Hattiloo, Memphis' Black repertory theatre, is bringing African American artists together in Overton Park on Saturday for live theatre, music and dance performances. The festival is family friendly and free and will run from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.
It's prom season, and for adults (especially ones who like things that are a little silly), there's an annul prom at the P&H Cafe. This year, it's Zombie themed, so come in your undead best for a chance to be crowned prom king or queen. They'll have a prom photos, punch and don't be shy – everyone else will be dressed up.
If your mom hasn't been dropping major hints, Sunday, May 13 is Mother's Day. Make brunch reservations at the Brooks, Summit, Botanic Gardens, Peabody Hotel, take her to a museum or shopping in the afternoon, and buy her some flowers. If the Grizz make it to Game 7, watch the game with her. Treat your mother right.
If none of these events are your thing, there are always more on the blog's calendar. There's also a bonus 6th Thing to Do This Weekend on Tumblr. No matter what you do this weekend, I hope that you have a blast.