5 Things To Do This Weekend: 8/28 – 8/30
1. Huge Art Weekend, Various Locations, All Weekend, Free to Attend
Local artist Lester Merriweather posted this on this Facebook page this week, and I loved his run-down of events. I’ve reposted an edited version of his post (with permission!)
On Friday, get ready to gallery-hop all over the place: you should stop by “The Attendant” by Hamlett Dobbins and “WHITE(S) ONLY” by Lester Merriweather at The Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Artstarting at 5 p.m.
Then head over to David Lusk‘s temporary satellite location for a new show of Nashville-based artists. Swing by the Hyde Gallery at Memphis College Of Art (South Main) for the Opening Reception: Biennial Faculty Exhibition. Then, hit up Crosstown Arts for Here All Along, a brilliant concept organized byBrittney Bullock and a great installation by Don Lifted.
You should also take Saturday and Sunday to drive around and check out the Memphis edition of theTerrain Exhibitions/ Terrain Biennial with work by several area artists: Johnathan Robert Payne, Terri J Jones, Melissa Dunn, Eszter Sziksz, Stephanie Cosby, Greely Myatt, Terri Phillips, Lindsay Julian and myself (Lester).
2. South Main Art Tour, South Main Arts District, Friday, 6 p.m.- 9 p.m., free, all ages
It’s time for the monthly South Main Art Tour (aka “Trolley-ish Night”). Shops and businesses will have open houses, free drinks and snacks. Catch live music at different venues, including South Main Sounds (550 S. Main), Double J, Green Beetle, Earnetine & Hazel’s, Love Pop Soda Shop, Guiding Point Financial, and more. They’ll have arts, crafts, jewelry, natural body products, and a face painter, too.
3. Parlor Tricks Starring JustLarry, Brass Door, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. $10 advance, 18 and up
“JustLarry” is taking a quick break from his national circus tour to bring Memphis two nights of vintage vaudeville tricks, slights of hand, mind reading, cabaret, and of course, comedy. Seating is limited and JustLarry’s show always sell out, so be sure to get tickets ahead of time and arrive by 7 p.m. when the doors open.
4. Sweatfest, Shangri-La Records, Saturday, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., free to attend
Sweatfest is brought to you by Shangri-La Records. Head to the record shop (1916 Madison Avenue) for thousands of $1 records, merch discounts, and eight acts including James and the Ultrasounds, The Sheik, Toy Trucks, and more.
5. Bardog Anniversary Party and Breakaway 5K, Bardog Tavern, Sunday, race at 9 a.m., street party at noon – until, $30 advance/$35 day of race, all ages
The annual Bardog Anniversary Alley Party and Breakaway Bardog 5K is back this Sunday. It’s time to celebrate seven years of sliders, daily dogs, cold brews and brunch specials at Bardog on Monroe downtown.Read more here.
If you’re looking for a few more weekend ideas: TEDx Memphis is all day on Saturday, but it’s sold out. No worries: the videos will be online at a later date, and I’ll be covering the event via Twitter @ilovememphis (so follow along there if you’re interested).
Tonight (Friday) is the annual showing of Gone With The Wind as part of the Orpheum Summer Movie Series. Saturday night is the rescheduled Rob Thomas Live at the Garden concert at the Memphis Botanic Garden. The Mid-South Renaissance Faire continues this Saturday and Sunday at Shelby Farms.
Whatever you do, I hope you have a blast! Tag your photos #ilovememphis for a chance to be featured on the blog!