5 Things To Do This Weekend: 2/26 – 2/28
Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend, plus a few extras.
1. Trolley Night, South Main Arts District, Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., free, all ages
Art galleries will have openings (including the Art Education Thesis Exhibition at the Hyde Gallery) shops will have open houses and some locations will have free snacks and drinks. There will be live music at The Green Beetle, Double J, Rizzo’s, Blues HOF, and more, plus South Main Sounds Songwriter Night #22. Trolley bus rides are free between Peabody and St. Paul.
2. Johnny Cash’s 84th Birthday Party, Galloway House (1015 S. Cooper), Friday, doors at 7 p.m., $5, all ages
Celebrate Johnny Cash’s musical legacy while supporting the Johnny Cash Statue Project. The party includes Memphis Made beer, cake, and performances by Amy LaVere and Will Sexton. More details here.
3. Noir Fashion Show & Soiree Events, The Gallery At Madison Square (1819 Madison Ave.), Friday – Sunday, $25 per event, 21+
Celebrate Black History Month and Memphis fashion with a weekend full of fashion events, starting with styling competition The Battle of Beauty and Fashion on Friday night. Saturday night is hair and makeup show and boutique showcase Creatively Alluring IV Play, and Sunday is a local designer runway show, Visually Stimulating.
4. Mix-Odyssey III, BRIDGES, Saturday, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., $65, 21 and up
The annual mixology competition benefitting Volunteer Odyssey. You’ll get a chance to try multiple cocktails from Memphis’ best bartenders, plus appetizers. Don’t forget to have your volunteer fortune told. Tickets will not be sold at the door, so click here to buy yours with a little I Love Memphis discount.
5. Southern Avenue Album Release Show, Newby’s, Saturday, 9 p.m., $5
International Blues Challenge Finalists and local blues band Southern Avenue celebrates the release of their debut EP at Newby’s on Saturday night. Paul Taylor opens.
Plus a few more ideas…
- Eclectic Eye will host an art opening for Mary-Ellen Kelly’s latest exhibit from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- The Grizzlies Prep Charter School will host a Wine Sharing Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m.
- Opera Memphis hosts their annual Wild Game Dinner at the Clark Opera Center at 6:30 p.m.
- The Pink Palace will host the 7th Annual Brew Movement Against Multiple Sclerosis at 7 pm. Your $35 ticket includes home-brewed and craft beer, food, live music, and access to a silent auction. 21+.
- The Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Rhodes MasterSinger Chorale and Orphanos will perform Handel’s Messiah at the Cannon Center at 7:30 p.m. $25.
- The Grizzlies play the Lakers in L.A. at 9:30 p.m.
- Terry Prince and the Principles play with The Renault Brothers and Woodteeth at Murphy’s at 9:30 p.m. $5 cover. 21+.
- Robby Grant with DJ Shopping Bag and Hot Tub Eric play at DKDC at 10:30 p.m.
- The Orange Mound Community will host A Walk For Education starting at 9:30 a.m. with college and scholarship info, SAT/ACT prep tools. At noon at the Orange Mound Community Center, they’ll have free food, youth activities, entertainment, and a keynote speaker. More info here.
- Methodist South hosts Day To Dance with dance performances from local groups (including Collage and the Grizz Grannies & Grandpas) and health screenings at 1215 Southland Mall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Memphis Made Brewing hosts a sushi-making class at 6 p.m. at their taproom. $40 includes sushi supplies. Beer will be available, of course!
- Storybooth in Crosstown hosts “Impossible Language”, a poetry reading from Memphis poets, at 7 p.m.
- Hands of Hope hosts their annual Auction Party at 7 p.m. It’s the Exchange Club’s largest fundraiser: auction items include trips to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, a Denver Broncos game, Destin, Seagrove, and more. Tickets are $125 per person or $250 per couple and include food, wine, champagne, and beer.
- The Memphis Symphony performs “The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds Turns 50” as part of their Pops series. 7:30 p.m. at the Canon Center.
- MJCC’s International Jewish Film Festival will screen “Apples From The Desert” at MJCC 8 p.m.
- The Grizzlies play the Suns in Phoenix at 8:30 p.m.
- Marcella & Her Lovers play at DKDC at 10:30 p.m.
- The Brooks Museum will screen Oscar-nominated animated shorts from noon to 2 p.m.
- The Memphis National Golf Club will host a Bridal Open house from noon to 3 p.m.
- The Memphis Tigers men’s basketball team plays Tulsa at FedExForum at 3 p.m.
- MJCC’s International Jewish Film Festival will screen “Front of the Class” at MJCC at 1 p.m.
- IRIS Orchestra will perform with Project Trio at GPAC at 8 p.m.