5 Things To Do This Weekend: 2/7 – 2/9
Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you don't want to miss out on this weekend.
The Travelocity Roaming Gnome is in Memphis this weekend, and I had the honor of eating dinner with him last night. Here's the Gnome with 30+ year veteran Rendezvous server, "Robert, Jr." Follow the gnome this weekend for more Memphis shots (and witty banter) at @RoamingGnome on Twitter or @RoamingGnome on Instagram. This photo via @ilovememphisblog on Instagram.
Pick out something fun for your sweetie (and/or yourself) this weekend. Broad Avenue shops are offering "Valentine SOS" specials on Saturday. The Bead Couture shop on Broad is having their grand opening that day. The "Hearts and Flowers" shopping event in Saddle Creek goes on all weekend and through next week. On Saturday, Paper & Clay artist Brit McDaniel is giving a demonstration at Madewell in Saddle Creek; Tamp & Tap coffee and Muddy's treats will be available.
A group of eight local artists will come together for a free show (with free beer) that expresses how they found something difficult to do and did it right. The show's curator, Ian Lemmonds (aka Memphis Threat) explains: "Occasionally you spend a ton of time on something, and when you get to the end, it just ends up being bad…But if you’re inspired enough by what you do, that inspiration turns into a kind of resistance. This resistance is what allows one to keep working…The artists making up this show continue to keep going. They are inspired, and in turn this inspiration is reflected in the high level of their work."
Bring your family to the Belz Musuem on Saturday for a series of events lasting all afternoon – and all free. Storytelling sessions, fashion show, a guided tour, music, and a raffle make up this year's celebration of the Year of the Horse.
On February 9, Volunteer Odyssey is hosting their first fundraiser, Mix-Odyssey. Head over to Jack Robinson Gallery and enjoy entertainment from Grizzlies DJ Justin Baker, MC Lauren Squires, and local mixologists competing for your vote for best cocktail.
I hope you have a great weekend! I'll leave you with this Instagram from @RoamingGnome – he was getting ready for his BBQ-filled weekend in Memphis. (Yes, that is an emergency poncho and wet-wipe ammo belt he's wearing.)