5 Things to Do in Memphis This Weekend: 10/19 – 10/21

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 19th 2012 726 0

Happy Friday! Here are five events you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend:

1. ClimBRIDGES, Bridges, Friday, 6 p.m., $10 kids / $15 adults

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Occasionally, Bridges stays open late and opens their giant indoor rock climbing wall (usually used for their programs and corporate team builing exercises) to anyone who wants to climb it. They provide the equipment and belayers so that all you have to bring is yourself. Only those who climb have to pay.

2. Zoo Boo, Memphis Zoo, Friday and Saturday, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., $12 members / $15 non-members, all ages

Zoo Boo, the Memphis Zoo's annual Halloween bash, is fun for all ages. They'll have hauted hayrides, not-so-haunted tours of Primate Canyon, fortune tellers, trick-or-treat, magic shows and more. Save a few bucks by getting your tickets in advance: pre-sale tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

3. National Archaeology Day, C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., free

atl atl, Chucalissa, Memphis, Tenn.

The weather is supposed to be perfect tomorrow (70 and sunny), so you have no excuse not to head to Chucalissa for their National Archaeology Day celebration. The Native American archeological site is hosting all kinds of events on Saturday, including atl atl throwing, flint knapping and artifact identification.

4. Broad Ave. Art Walk, Broad Ave. Arts District, Saturday, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., free

The Broad Ave. Arts District is hosting their semi-annual art walk this weekend, and it's going to be the biggest one yet. The restuarants and galleries in the neighborhood will be open, there will be pop-up shops, vendors and activities, and best of all, a parade of dogs in costumes.

5. 24th Annual Kosher Barbecue Contest, Anshei Sphard-Beth El Emeth Synagogue, Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., free

This weekend, check out the only Memphis-area barbecue cooking competition that's open to everything but pork. At the annual Kosher barbecue contest, teams will compete to see who can make the best, non-treif barbecue. In addition to the cooking contest, the festival includes a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, live music, kids' activities and a Kosher pickle eating contest.

If none of these events make you want to leave your house, check the calendar for a ton more. Whatever you're doing this weekend, I hope you have an amazing time. 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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