5 Things To Do This Weekend: 3/25 – 3/27
Happy Easter Weekend, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss, plus a few extras.
1. South Main Trolley Night, Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Shops and galleries in the South Main Arts District will have open houses, live music, and free refreshments. South Main Sounds will host a Songwriter Night starting at 7 p.m. featuring Graham Winchester, Mark Abis, Dave Cousar, and more, and Three Kings will perform outside Guiding Light Financial.
2. MusliMefest, Agricenter, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Celebrate Islamic culture at the MusliMefest with guest speakers, food, art displays, a bazaar with local vendors, entertainment, and hot air balloons. It’s free to attend, but festival organizers prefer that you RSVP by clicking this link.
3. Great River Indoor Food Truck Fest, Cook Convention Center, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., $5, all ages/kid-friendly
About 14 local food trucks will be set up inside the Cook Convention Center downtown, plus there’ll be live music and a local goods marketplace. Parking is free in the garage. Proceeds benefit the Hospitality Hub, which assists people experiencing homelessness.
4. Purgefest, Shangri-La Records, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., free to attend, all ages
It’s time for the annual Purgefest! Get bargain deals on albums, CDs, and more, plus plenty of cool stuff for $1. Live music on the lawn from Richard James & Special Riders, Dave Cousar + Guests, Southern Avenue, Billie Dove, and Triceratops.
5. Johnny Cash Statue Project Concert, Galloway House (1015 Cooper St.), doors at 6:30 p.m., $10 donation suggested, 21+
Support the Johnny Cash Statue Project with an evening of live music and local beer. Lineup includes Nancy Apple, Rob McNurlin, Deering and Down, and more. Memphis Made Brewing will sell beer for $5. Proceeds go to the Project.
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A few more ideas…
– Billy Joel Day at Lafayette’s
– Mahogany Covergirls celebrate a year of being Memphis’ first all-black burlesque company with a performance at 8 p.m. at The Basement (423C North Watkins)
– Opening reception for “White Out: New Paintings by Susan Maakestad” at Circuitous Succesion Gallery.
– The Wonder Years at the New Daisy
– Billy Joel at FedExforum
– Midnight Madness Drift & Grift autosport session at Memphis International Raceway
– Decibal Lounge feat. Lawrence Mathews at the New Dizzy
– Jack Oblivion & The Sheiks at Bar DKDC
– Cooper Young Farmer’s Market
– Wheelchair Basketball Tournament at Raymond Skinner Center
– 5K Bunny Run at Audubon Park
– Easter Egg Hunt at First Baptist Church
– Family egg Hunt at the Botanic Garden
– Big Kroc Egg Drop at Kroc Center
– Memphis Roller Derby Double-Header at the Pipkin Building
– 2nd Annual Mud Island Bar Crawl
– Comic Mo Alexander performs at Midtown Crossing Grill
– places to have Easter brunch (you need to call for reservations): Lafayettes, Bleu, Peabody Hotel, Capital Grill, eighty3
– Greensward Aid benefit concert at the Hi-Tone Cafe
– R.J. Mischo Blues Band at Huey’s Midtown
– Jeff Austin Band night show at Lafayette’s
– Pamela Ward at Huey’s Southaven
Have a great week!