Happy Valentine's Day, Memphis! Here are five super fun things you won't want to miss this weekend.
P.S. If you're looking specifically for Valentine's day ideas, here's that guide.
It's funny, it's shocking, it might make you cry: it's the annual Memphis production of Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues". The production, which features heartfelt monologues about the female experience, will benefit Planned Parenthood of Greater Memphis.
2. Internet Cat Video Festival, Brooks Musuem, Saturday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., $8/$6 members and students, all ages
The internet cat video fest – which is 75 minutes of cats being ridiculous, adorable, and weird – is back again, and even though tonight's showing is sold out, you still have two opportunities to see the film on Saturday. You can buy advance tickets until today at 2:30, the rest are first-come, first-serve on Saturday. Read all the fine print and rules here, because this will sell out.
3. Family Day, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., free, all ages
"Be inspired by the Dixon's Color! American Photography Transformed exhibit, get a sneak peek at Ballet Memphis's World Wonders performance at 10:30, enjoy live music, participate in art and garden activities, learn about photography, watch art demos, have tasty snacks and much more." – via dixon.org
4. Citizens to Preserve Overton Park Old Forest Jamboree, Hi-Tone, Sunday, 3 p.m., $10, all ages
Go to an early show at the Hi-Tone on Sunday to benefit one of our city's most important assets. Dead Soliders, Bluff City Backsliders, and Le Tumulte Noir will play. Kids under 18 are free, and kids over 21 can get in and get a free Memphis Made beer for $10.
Every third Sunday, Artistik Lounge hosts a one-of-a-kind creative music, arts, or performing arts show in Memphis. This Sunday's Lounge is at Madison Dance Studio and features Tank & The Bangas, a hip-hop/soul./spoken word group out of New Orleans; local DJ SiphneAaye and hip-hop artists ESO will host.
Whatever you do this weekend, I hope you have a blast. Tag your pics #ilovememphis and they might show up on the blog. Don't forget to follow I Love Memphis on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest if you're into that sort of thing.