5 Things To Do In Memphis This Weekend: 4/24- 4/27
Happy Friday, Memphis! It’s another crazy weekend in town, so get out and enjoy yourself. Cheer on the Grizz as they head to Portland for Game 3 for the 1st Round of the NBA Playoffs on Saturday, plus here are five(ish) more things you won’t want to miss.
1. Art Walks and Tours, Friday and Saturday, South Main/Broad Ave./V&E, free to attend, all ages/kid-friendly
We have three different Art Walks/Tours going on this weekend.
– Friday night is the Broad Avenue Art Walk from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. with more than 80 artists, three music stages, 32 shops and studios. There will be beer and wine for purchase, plus food trucks and sweet treats.
– Friday is also the monthly South Main Art Tour/aka Trolley Night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. T Star Limos will provide trolley-buses for free going up and down the street.
– On Saturday, head to the V&E Greenline Art Walk from 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. when more than 60 local artists and vendors will line the V&E Greenline in Midtown for the fourth annual V&E Art Walk. If you’ve never been there, the V&E Greenline is an unpaved trail that starts at Cleveland and North Parkway and runs to Rhodes College.
2. Southern Hot Wing Festival, Mississippi River Park, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., $12 advance / $15 at the gate, all ages
The Southern Hot Wing Festival is back for its 13th year. Cooking teams will serve up hot wings (and some will give out samples for a $1 – $2 donation to Ronald McDonald House), there will be live music from nine bands, and there’s a (usually kind of hilarious) hot wing eating contest.
3. Centro Cultural, Crosstown Arts, Saturday, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
The Latino Centro Cultural presents their first showcase at Crosstown Arts with music, dance, and art this Saturday night. If you don’t know, the Centro Cultural offers classes on art, Aztec dancing, music, theatre, and more, and this event will showcase the best work of the best past year. It’s a totally family-friendly and free event to celebrate the richness of Latino culture and Memphis’ growing Latino community.
4. Crafted Memphis Beer Week Finale, Brooks Museum, Saturday, 6;30 p.m., $50 general admission, 21 and up
Take this chance to try about 100 different craft beers from 30 different breweries, mingle with brewery representatives plus food from ten local restaurants served up all night long. Tickets are reduced and there’s just a few left, so grab yours before they sell out. There are also two other MBW events still going on this weekend: Samplepalooza at the Madison Growler Shop (inside the Cash Saver) from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Friday, and Hopped, Memphis Made’s spring fest on Saturday from noon to 6p.m.
5. Huey’s 45th Anniversary Party, Huey’s Midtown, Sunday, noon to 2 a.m., free to attend, all ages/kid-friendly
It’s a Memphis institution, and it’s celebrating 45 years of burgers, brews, and shooting toothpicks into ceilings through straws. Party with the Huey’s crew on Sunday afternoon at their 1927 Madison Avenue location with live music inside and outside, stuff for the kids to do, social edition t-shirts, and more fun stuff. For more on the party and Huey’s history, check out this article in this week’s Flyer.
Also going on this weekend (click on the bold links for more info): Brewery Revival continues, $25 all-you-can-eat crawfish fest at Sweet Grass in Cooper Young, River Series at Harbortown features Jack O. and the Sheiks on Saturday. There’s also the annual Beale Street Wine Race on Sunday. Honestly, there’s a ton of stuff going on and no way to list it all in just “5 things”, so check out the calendar for more.
Have a great weekend!