5 Things to Do in Memphis This Weekend: 7/27 – 7/29

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 27th 2012 747 0

Happy Friday! Here's are five fun things to do with the next three days:

1. Trolley Tour, South Main Arts District, Friday, 6 p.m., free

South Main Trolley Tour

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.

2. Live at the Garden presents: Seal, Memphis Botanic Garden, Friday, 8:30 p.m., $40,

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."

3. Rudyard Kipling's "Just So Stories", Germantown Community Theatre, Friday – Aug. 5, 7 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (Sundays), $10 adults / $7 kids

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.

4. Concert Film Series: Otis Redding and Jimi Hendrix, Levitt Shell, Saturday, 8:30 p.m., free

Indie Memphis concert film series

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.

5. River City Tanlines, Hi-Tone Cafe, July 28, 9 p.m., $5

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.


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. Leefordlyle says:

    Am I reading #5 right?  says $5 in the description, then 'The album realease show is free"?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Your blogs calendar isn't working. It says page not available. 

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