5 Things To Do This Weekend: 11/14 – 11/16
Happy Friday! Here are this weekend's top five, can't-miss Memphis events:
1. Junior League Merry Marketplace, Memphis Botanic Garden, Friday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., tickets to enter are $10 at the door
The Merry Marketplace features more than 60 merchants and is one of the Junior League of Memphis' largest fundraising events (proceeds benefit the community). It's open to the public with purchase of tickets.
2. Memphis Tiger's Women's Basketball Opening Weekend, Elma Roane Field House, Friday at 4 p.m., Sunday at 4 p.m., $3 – $7, all ages/kid-friendly
Support Tigers Basketball as the Women's team kicks off their 2014-2015 season against Missouri State this afternoon and on Sunday against Samford.
3. Memphis Matters, Theatre South (1000 S. Cooper), Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., $15/$12 students and seniors, ages 10 and up with parent discretion
Playback Memphis is a unique theatre company that asks audience members for stories and recreates them on the spot with improvised dialogue, movement, and live music. This weekend's performances have the theme "Why Memphis Matters", so go and share your Memphis story and watch it come to life. The theatre entrance is on the south side of First Congregational Church off the parking lot at Cooper and Walker.
4. Santa Landing and Enchanted Forest Opening, Pink Palace, Saturday, 9 a.m., free to watch the landing/admission $6 adults/$5 seniors and children, all ages/kid-friendly
The Enchanted Forest festival kicks off on Saturday when Santa helicopters onto the Pink Palace lawn. Then head inside to check out the dozens of decorated trees, a gingerbread village, model train and penguin pond, and pictures with Santa. Go here for more details on hours of the Enchanted Forest and prices.
5. CYCFM Winter Jubilee, Memphis Made Taproom (768 S. Cooper St.), Sunday, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., $25/free for kids 10 and under , all ages/kid-friendly
Get a peek at Memphis Made's new taproom while supporting the Cooper Young Community Farmer's Market at the Winter Jubilee on Sunday. There will be an open beer bar, a whole hog from Renaissance Farms, kids' games, live music from Deering and Down, and "lots of hugging".
A few other things I want to point out:
– Tonight at 7 p.m., Brister Street Productions will host a Music Industry Networking party for local musicians, promoters, DJs, media and photographers, students, and anyone else in the Memphis music scene. Get all the info here.
– Downtown Dining Week starts on Sunday. For (almost) everything you need to know, read this post.
– If you subscribe to my weekly email, this morning you received a roundup of this week's posts and an extra "6th Thing to Do" (it's a really fun one this week). If you want to sign up to be in-the-know next week, then go right over here on the top right and sign up. It takes 2 seconds and I won't blast you with emails every day, just Friday mornings and an occasaional random one.
– If none of these events float your boat, check out the blog's calendar. Most all event submissions have been added, and I'm adding holiday events constantly.