5 Things To Do In Memphis This Weekend: 3/11 – 3/13

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 11th 2016 2484 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend.

1. Southern Women’s Show, Agricenter, all weekend, $10, all ages
The 24th annual Southern Women’s Show at the Agricenter includes three days of tons of shopping, vendor booths, cooking demonstrations, cooking classes, workshops in beauty, fashion, decorating and more.

2. Dragnificent Variety Show, Evergreen Theatre, Friday and Saturday, doors at 7 p.m., $25, 13 and up
Help support the MGLCC Metamorphosis project by attending an original comedy drag show at Evergreen Theatre this weekend (or next). Expect “outrageous fun, sketch comedy, talk and games hows, musical productions and campy performances”.

3. Wolf River Conservancy Tree Planting, Shelby Farms Park, Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon, free, all ages
This year Wolf River Conservancy volunteers will plant over 350 native Eastern Redbud trees as well as clusters of various butterfly attracting plants, such as milkweed. The goal is to create a butterfly garden, enhancing the area along Walnut Grove Road.

4. Silky O’Sullivan St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Beale Street, Saturday, 3 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
When your bar claims to make every day like St. Patrick’s Day, you’d better go buck wild for the real thing. In this case, Silky O’Sullivan’s delivers.  It’s festive, but family friendly. Go here to see my full guide of all the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations going on in Memphis this year.

5. Mid-South Peace & Justice Center Benefit Show, Amurica Photo, Sunday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., $10, 21+
upport the Mid South peace & Justice Center with an evening of great music, local beer, and good company. Lineup includes Heels, Pezz, Me & leah, Ryan Azada, Short in the Sleeve, Brad and Jeff from Snowglobe, and the Pocket. There will be a cash bar with Wiseacre beer and a silent auction.

A few more ideas:


– Grizzlies play the Pelicans at home at 7 p.m.

– 430 Gallery hosts a two-day Young Collectors of Memphis Contemporary Art Fair on Friday and Saturday, March 11 -12. Head to the website for artist and event info.

– Eyewear Gallery will host a Free Vision Screening from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the 428 Perkins Ext.

Mayday Parade & The Main perform at the New Daisy at 7 p.m.

Keith Sykes will have a single release party and Beale Street Brass Note Ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Warehouse.

Three nationally touring Chicago comics perform at Midtown Crossing Grill at 7:30 p.m.

“Pageant” at The Circuit Playhouse opens at 8 p.m. on Friday and runs through April 9.



– 430 Gallery hosts a two-day Young Collectors of Memphis Contemporary Art Fair on Friday and Saturday, March 11 -12. Head to the website for artist and event info.

– The University of Memphis School of Law will host a free legal services clinic at Benjamin Hooks Central Library from 10 a.m. to noon.

– GPAC will host a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Ghost River, Gus’, and live music. Free.

– Lala Hathaway performs at The Orpheum on Saturday night at 8 p.m. $42 and up.

Crystal Shrine and Ryan Azada perform at Marshall Arts at 8 p.m. $10 cover. BYOB.

Dead Soldiers play their “All The Things You Lose” album at 9 p.m. at Young Avenue Deli.

Whatever you do this weekend, I hope you have a blast! Tweet at me @ilovememphis and tell me about it, or follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook for more ideas on how to love and enjoy our city.

You can always check the calendar for more events and ideas for things to do in Memphis. Have a great weekend and don’t forget to tag your photos #ilovememphis and they might show up here on Monday.

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Kelsey Hamilton says:

    Due to current weather conditions, the Wolf River Conservancy Tree Planting has been postponed. The new date is next Saturday March 19th at Shelby Farms Park! Thank you!

  2. Matt says:

    V3 fights at Minglewood Hall Saturday night

  3. Leena says:

    Southern women’s show seems to be lots of fun!!!
    For more on some free things to do, read- http://www.tripreviewsite.com/tag/things-to-do/

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