5 Things To Do in Memphis This Weekend: 7/11 – 7/13
Happy Friday, Memphis! There's a lot of awesome stuff to do this weekend. But first, some housekeeping.
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OK, here are the five things you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend.
1. Opening reception for "Colossus", Friday, Crosstown Arts (422 N. Cleveland), 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., free all ages
Lester Julian Merriweather is a Memphis-based visual artist who makes large scale collages and there's an opening reception for his awesome work on Friday.
2. Spillit Slam, Amurica Photo, Friday, 8 p.m. – 9:30ish, $10, 18+
The theme for this month's Spillit event is Education. Yes, it's a competition but it's also an opportunity to share five minutes of YOU with a room full of kind folks who appreciate stories.
3. Family Day at the Cotton Museum, Cotton Museum (65 Union Ave.), Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., free, all ages
Gather up the children and enjoy a free day full of fun activities at the Cotton Museum downtown. Think cotton crafts, face painting, snacks, scavenger hunt, dance party, and a John Deere Tractor for photo ops for the kids.
4. Memphis Roller Derby Double Header, Pipkin Building (940 Early Maxwell Blvd.), Saturday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., $12 at the door, all ages
Memphis Roller Derby is holding a double-header event. The first bout of the night is the Memphis Hustlin’ Rollers (MHR) all-star travel team vs. an opposing city's travel/all-star team. The second bout is the Angels of Death vs. the Women of Mass Destruction. Go have a beer and pick a side!
5. James and The Ultrasounds, Broad Ave. Water Tower Pavilion, Saturday, starts at 6:30 p.m., free all ages
The Memphis Music Foundatin presents James and The Ultrasounds this weekend on Broad Ave. Per usual, there will be food trucks, beer and wine for sale, and some seating, but you're welcome to bring your own. Tip: If you can't make it to Broad Avenue in time to hear the band, they're playing a late show around 10:30 p.m. at Bar DKDC.
Have a great weekend!