5 Things To Do In Memphis This Weekend: 11/7 – 11/9
Happy Friday! Here are the five things you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend.
Don't forget to tune in to AM56/87.FM on Saturday for my monthly appearance on MemphiSport Live with my podcast co-host Kevin Cerrito. Normally the show is 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., but this week it's from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Listen here.
1. Broad Avenue Art Walk, Broad Avenue Arts District, Friday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Tonight on Broad Avenue you have enough going on to keep you busy for hours. Go shopping at one of the stores or pop-up shops, eat at one of the restaurants or try "Pink Noodle Vegan Cuisine" at the Water Tower Pavilion, enjoy artist demos and live music, and take a free shuttle to the Lester Community Center to check out the Grizzlies-sponsored improvements to the space.
2. Curtain Up, Playhouse on the Square, Friday, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., $75/person, 21 and up
Playhouse on the Square will host their annual Curtain Up fundraiser, which is a five-parties-in-one event. This year's theme is "Playhouse Loves Memphis" (Yeah!) and so naturally all the food, beer, and music (six live bands) will have a local flavor. Read more here.
3. Marcella & Her Lovers EP Release Show, Bar DKDC (964 S. Cooper), Friday, doors at 10 p.m.,$5, 21 and up
Get some zydeco love into your system with a late-night "The Bronze Age" album release show from Marcella and Her Lovers (aka Marcella Simien and band). This girl knows what to do with an accordion.
4. Art For Hope, Junior League Community Resource Center (Central at Highland), Friday, 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., $20, all ages
Dozens local artists will come together to offer their work for sale at the 13th Annual Art for Hope. The event benefits the Hope House, which is the only organization in the state that works directly with families who are affected by HIV/AIDS, particularly children.
5. 28th Annual Outdoors Inc Cyclocross Championship, Mississippi Green Belt Park on Mud Island, Sunday, races at 9 a.m., 9:20 a.m., and 10 a.m., free to watch, all ages/kid-friendly
This Sunday is the longest running cyclocross bicycle race in the U.S., hosted by Memphis' own Outdoors Inc. The race is fun to watch – so grab a scarf and hat and head down to the river to watch these athletes race around an exciting short course filled with obstacles.