5 Things To Do This Weekend: 11/6 – 11/8
Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend.
1. Broad Avenue Fall Art Walk & Water Tower Lighting, Broad Avenue, Friday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., free, all ages
Shops and restaurants in the Broad Avenue Arts District will have sidewalk sales, open houses, art from more than 70 local artists, live music, and food and drink for sale. Be sure to be there at 7 p.m. for the lighting of repainted Broad Avenue Water Tower.
2. India Fest, Agricenter International, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 pm., $5 (kids age 4-12 are $1 or two canned goods)
Head to the Agricenter on Saturday to shop in an Indian bazaar (market), try authentic Indian food, and see dance, hear music, and plenty of stuff for the kids. Bonus: India Fest is #275 on the list of 365 Things to Do in Memphis.
3. Malted Birthday Party, Memphis Made Brewing Company, Saturday, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., free to enter, all ages/21 and up to drink
Celebrate two years of Memphis Made Brewing at their taproom in Cooper Young with a party called “Malted”, featuring limited edition malty ales, live music, and a sneak preview of New Ballet Ensemble’s Nut Remix holiday performance.
4. Harbor Town Dog Show & Festival, Nursery Park in Harbor Town, Sunday, noon to 4 p.m., free to attend/$35 to enter a dog
Attention pup-lovers: this weekend in Harbor Town you’ll find celebrity judges, a dog show and contests, prizes, VIP Tent, games, auction, vendors, food, and drink benefiting Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County.
5. Memphis v. Navy Football Game, Liberty Bowl, Saturday, 6 p.m., prices vary, all ages
Both Memphis and Navy are undefeated in the American conference, and the Memphis Tigers have yet to lose a game since the middle of last season. Head out to the Liberty Bowl on Saturday night to cheer on the home team and help them continue the streak.
A few more:
Indie Memphis Film Festival continues throughout the weekend and into next week, and individual show tickets are still available.
On Friday, it’s the Cooper Young Art Walk, the Memphis Tigers men’s basketball team’s only exhibition game (8 p.m. vs. Lemoyne-Owen College at FedExForum), and High Cotton taproom will host a Tigers Tailgate and Trivia from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Stax Museum will host a moderated talk on “Art, Social Justice, and Stax Records” on Friday at 6 p.m. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation hosts their annual Brew For the Cure at the Cadre Building Friday at 7:30 p.m. featuring local breweries, live music and a silent auction. Get tickets here.
On Saturday, stop by Doc’s Wine & Spirits in Germantown for National Teach A Friend To Homebrew day with talks from the experts at Bernoulli Brew Works and brew kits for sale.
The Streetdog Foundation will host a musical “Howl At The Moon” party and fundraiser downtown on Saturday night.
Sunday is the Empty Bowls Project at Church Health Center Wellness; your ticket includes a meal and a handcrafted, hand-painted bowl. There’s also an art sale, live music, and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the nutrition programs at the CHC and the Mid South Food Bank.
You can find even more on the blog’s calendar.
I hope you have a great weekend!