5 Things To Do This Weekend: 10/23 – 10/25
Happy Friday Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend.
1. River Arts Fest, South Main Arts District, Friday through Sunday, free Friday night / $5 Saturday and Sunday
During River Arts Fest, hundreds of local and national artists, craftsmen and bands pack the South Main Arts District for three days of selling, music, demonstrations, hands-on activities and fun. It’s completely family friendly, and worth the price of admission, especially for the 50 musical acts spread out on three stages.
2. Tennessee Whiskey Festival, Artspace South Main Lofts, Friday, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., $20, 21 and up
Support Hart Gallery and the South Main Artspace at the first Memphis Tennessee Whiskey Festival, featuring eight distilleries from around the state. The first 350 people will receive souvenir tasting glasses. Not into whiskey? There will also be a cash bar for cocktails and craft beer.
3. “Sunset Symphony”, Bass Pro Pyramid, Friday, 7 p.m. – 8:15 p.m., free, all ages
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra will play classical hits from Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries (Elmer Fudd’s “kill da wabbit”), John Williams The Cowboys, and Copland’s Hoe-Down. This free concert is on a stage outside the Pyramid, so bring your blankets and picnic baskets for a gorgeous fall night downtown watching the sunset behind the symphony.
4. Steamroller Printing Party, Five In One Social Club, Saturday, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m., free, all ages
Steamroller printing is back for a third year at Five In One Social Club on Broad Avenue. Artists carve really awesome (seriously) images into giant wooden blocks, then use a steamroller to make prints. You can totally buy these awesome prints, but you have to buy them before the printing party. Click here to see all of the designs and make your orders.
5. Good Food Revival, Home Place Pastures, Saturday, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m., $40, all ages
It’s a farm party y’all! Celebrate the hard work of our local food growers from Roots Memphis. Enjoy a three-course table spread, live music, craft beer, pumpkin decorating, and more. Feel free to BYOB and/or bring your supplies and camp out with the Roots crew. (Home Place Pastures has an enormous, airplane-hanger-sized barn that will be perfect for the festivities in case it rains, so the event will go on regardless of the weather.)
Also going on this weekend, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra will have their season opening concert on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Cannon Center featuring William Tell Overture, The Firebird, and more. Tickets are as low as $15.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to be a blacksmith or metalworker, the Metal Museum will have workshops and classes going on all weekend long. Click here for more info.
The University of Memphis Tigers football team takes on Tulsa at Tulsa at 7 p.m. tonight; it will be broadcast on ESPN.
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