5 Things to Do in Memphis This Weekend: 3/15 – 3/17

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 15th 2013 494 0

Happy Friday! Here are five events you won't want to miss in Memphis this St. Patrick's Day weekend:

– Dirty Girl Mud Run, Shelby Farms, Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., $80 – $100

The Dirty Girl Mud Run is an 5K that's sort of like a ladies only Luv Mud. The untimed run includes obstacles and a giant mud pit, and running teams and costumes are highly encouraged. To participate, you must be a woman and at least 14 years old.

Brass Door Celtic Festival & St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Brass Door Tavern, all day, Saturday and Sunday, Free, 21+ 

The Brass Door Tavern is going all-out for St. Patrick's day. They're having a huge, two-day (Saturday and Sunday) outdoor party in the alley next to the bar with nine bands, three bars and more than 30 kegs. Also, I've heard that  their new sister bar (located immediately next door) will be open for the festival.

– Mudbugs in March, Court Square, March 16, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., $5 general / $35 all-you-can-eat VIP, all ages

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Memphians love a quality crawfish festival (if you need proof, scroll down – there are three more of them on this list). The first one of the season is Mudbugs in March in Court Square on Saturday, March 16th. Freeworld and the Mason Jar Fireflies will play, and there's a gumbo cooking contest and plenty of crawfish available for sale (1.5lbs for $10).

 – Beale Street St. Patrick's Day Parade, Beale St., Saturday 3:30 p.m., free, all ages

Head to Beale St. for the 40th annual Memphis St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. It's family friendly, and there will be floats, bands, vintage cars and a goat on a rope. After the parade, stick around for drink specials on Beale. Go ahead and program the cab company number into your phone now: (901) 577-7777.

– Doug Stanhope, New Daisy Theatre, Saturday, 8 p.m., $25, 18+

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Stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope is bringing his acerbic, bitingly funny brand of comedy to the New Daisy on Saturday night. His style isn't for everybody (and it's definitely not for kids), but if you're into brash, uninhibited commentary on American life and culture, you'll want to be there. The show is sponsored by the Memphis Roast Club and tickets are $25.

If none of these events sound like the sort of thing you're into, check the ILM calendar for tons more. As always, no matter what you do, I hope you have a great time. If you see me out this weekend (I look like this) come say hi and let me take your picture.


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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