5 Things to Do in Memphis This Weekend: 9/14 – 9/16

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 14th 2012 613 0

Happy Friday, y'all. Here are five fun things to do with the next 72 hours in Memphis:

1. DiAnne Price and Her Boyfriends, Levitt Shell, Friday, 7 p.m., free

Levitt Shell, Memphis, Tenn.

Summer's over and the Levitt Shell free concert series has returned. Tonight, Memphis blues chanteuse DiAnne Price and her band of boyfriends are playing a free show at the outdoor amphitheatre. Bring a blanket, a picnic, a lawn chair and your family and/or friends. If you don't want to deal with packing a picnic, there's always food for sale at the Shell.

2. See Rocky Horror Picture Show, Orpheum Theatre or Evergreen Theatre, 8:15 p.m. or 11:30 p.m., prices vary by location

Dammit, Janet! Tonight, there are two (two!) screenings of "Rocky Horror Picture Show" in Memphis. The earlier show, which starts at 8:15 p.m., is part of the Orpheum's summer movies series. The second screening is the monthly 11:30 p.m. showing at the Evergreen Theatre with a live cast and plenty of things to throw. If you can't choose, you could always go see both.

3. Downtown Museum Day, Various Museums, Saturday, all day, Various prices

September 15 would be a great day to play tourist – a ton of Memphis' downtown musems are having free or discounted admission and special events as part of the second annual Downtown Museum Day. For a full list of participating museums and what they're offering, check here.

4. Cooper-Young Fest, Cooper-Young, Saturday, all day, free

Cooper-Young Fest, Memphis, Tenn.

Midtown's favorite all-day street party returns on Sept. 15. Park your car, grab a drink and head to the intersection of Cooper and Young for live music, vendors, games, food and good times at this ginormous neighborhood block party. Hint – some of the best parts of the festival happen in nearby backyards, so check to see if your friends who live nearby are planning anything special.

5. Children's Choice Election Day, Children's Museum of Memphis, Saturday, 1 p.m., included in museum admission ($12)

They may not be able to vote for a few more years, but its never too early to teach your kids about participating in the democratic process. The Children's Museum of Memphis is hosting their Children's Choice election day program on Saturday. Kids can take part in a mock election (complete with mock voter registration) and games, crafts and activities that introduce them to American government.

If none of these events fry your bacon, there are a ton more on the blog's calendar. As always, I hope you have an amazing weekend. 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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