Happy Friday! Here's are five fun things to do with the next three days:
It's the last Friday of the month, which means that it's trolley tour night. From 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., the downtown trolleys will be free and the South Main Arts District will throw down with art openings, sales, food trucks, street performances and all kinds of good (free) times.
R&B singer (I think he's an R&B singer) Seal is playing an outdoor show at the Memphis Botanic Garden as part of their Live at the Garden Concert Series. Picnics and blankets are allowed, Macy Gray will open and yes, he'll probably play "Kiss from a Rose."
The Germantown Community Theatre is staging a classic this weekend. Rudyard Kipling's "Just So Stories" are better known as the animal fables – think "How the Leopard Got Its Spots". The show is geared for children, so take your favorite.
Indie Memphis' Concert Film Series is the next best thing to time travel. How else are you going to get to see Otis Redding and Jimi Hendrix live? The show is free and outside, so bring a blanket, some bug spray and some snack.
The River City Tanlines are releasing a brand new record, "Coast to Coast" at the Hi-Tone on July 28. The venerable local garage rock band features one of my favorite frontwomen of all time, Alicja Trout. The album release show is only $5, so you have no excuse.
If none of these events are your thing, there are tons more on the blog's calendar. No matter what you do this weekend, I hope you have a blast. Come back and tell me about it on Monday.