5 Things To Do In Memphis This Weekend: 2/20 – 2/22
Happy Friday, Memphis! Weather permitting, here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend.
1. Fall In Love With Binghampton, Carpenter Art Garden, Friday, $10 donations accepted at the door, all ages
From the FB event: “The Carpenter Art Garden invites you to “Fall in Love with Binghampton”. Artwork for sale by the kids from Binghampton and the local artists who have taught them: Danny Broadway, Melissa Dunn, Kenny Hays, George Hunt, Frank D. Robinson, Linda Ryan and Debra Taylor. Proceeds benefit the Carpenter Art Garden. $10 Donation at the door. Appetizers, beer and wine.”
2. Crosstown Groundbreaking, building formerly known as Sears Crosstown, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., free, all ages
This Saturday’s event is going to be more block party than guys-in-suits-with-decorative shovels, with food, live music, displays of renderings of the future facility, a chance to stop by nearby businesses, and a ceremony where pros are going to melt down metal from the demolition and pour into a mold to use for the cornerstone of the new building. Read more here.
3. Free Family Days, Dixon / Belz Museum, Saturday, free, all ages/kid-friendly
We have two free family days at our local museums this weekend. The Belz Museum invites you to celebrate the Chinese New Year with Family Day on Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. with student art, activities, performances, and tour the museum for free. The Dixon hosts British Family Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with art activities, live music, snacks, and games.
4. Mix-Odyssey, Visible Music College, Saturday, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m, $60, 21 and up
This cocktail and volunteer discovery event features a mixology competition between seven local cocktail experts (you can sample and vote for your favorite) plus food from restaurants around town and a fortune teller. The ticket covers your drinks, food, and a round trip cab ride. Get $10 off when you go to this link to buy a ticket to Mix-Odyssey, or enter ILoveMEM at checkout while supplies last.
5. Assault on Black Lodge, Black Lodge Video, Saturday, 8 p.m. – until, $7, 18 and up
With bittersweet ceremony and characteristic drama, Black Lodge invites you to take part in the last party before the old building is torn down to make room for the new Black Lodge. You’re welcome to leave your mark, tear stuff up, take a piece with you, be entertained with all kinds of stuff like fire spinning, dancers, and more, plus listen to five Memphis bands all night.
Have a great weekend! If you’re looking for an updated guide to cheap drinking that I published this week, go here. If you don’t already, and you want to, you can follow me on:
You can always check the calendar for more events and ideas for things to do in Memphis. Have a great weekend and don’t forget to tag your photos #ilovememphis and they might show up here on Monday.