5 Things To Do This Weekend: 3/14 – 3/16
Happy Friday! It's been a fun week for I Love Memphis. First, the I Love Memphis Podcast (with special guest Joe Birch) got approved by iTunes, so you can now subscribe, rate, and listen to the first epsiode there. Or you can go to the original post and listen online. Next, we've had a little bit of spring weather and with that comes the I Love Memphis Guide to Spring, with 20+ events to keep you busy for the next few months. Finally, I took a look ahead to St. Patrick's Day and made this handy Guide to Gettin' Lucky (the festivites start this weekend).
But on to the main event of this post. Here are the five things you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend:
This annual artisan market on the Metal Museum's grounds features an array of jewelry, housewares, and sculpture by Tennessee Craft artists. The day’s festivities include live music, cash bar (with cosmos!), and Soul Fish Food Truck. Admission to the galleries and grounds is free.
Start off your St. Patrick's Day celebrations with the 41st annual Silky's St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday at 2 p.m. It's family friendly, and there will be floats, bands, vintage cars, and Irish dignitaries. After the parade, stick around for drink specials on Beale Street. Go ahead and program the cab company number into your phone now: (901) 577-7777. Here's a list of a ton of other ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Memphis.
Memphis Roller Derby's eighth season continues Saturday with a double header. First, the Memphis Hustlin' Rollers, our all-star travel team, will play the Charlottesville Derby Dames. After that, the entire league divides into two teams to compete in a "Superheroes vs. Supervillains" themed mashup. Head over for food, beer, and a costume contest where you can win derby tickets and merch. Advance tickets are available for $10 at Goner Records or Bluescityskates.com.
The secret back porch of Hog & Hominy (really, you won't find it unless you are thorough or know where to look) is opening for the spring this Sunday with a crawfish boil and raw bar. All-you-can-eat crawfish and beer for $15 starts at 2 p.m. and the raw bar launches at 5 p.m. Weather permitting, there will be a bocce and cornhole tournament, and basketball on the T.V.
Enjoy a four-course meal from Chef Michael Patrick while Chloe du Bois sings jazz and Requi Emma and Lady Doo Moi put on an old-fashioned Hollywood-inspired burlesque show. Dinner's at 7 p.m., but arrive at 6 p.m. to enjoy champagne and a meet-and-greet with the performers. Note: You must buy your tickets in advance; no tickets will be sold after 1 p.m. on Sunday.
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 or listen to the March I Love Memphis Podcast if you're into that sort of thing.