5 Things To Do This Weekend: 3/25 – 3/27

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 25th 2016 2732 0

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.

Don’t see your event? Is it because you didn’t submit it to the calendar? Help me help you spread the word by submitting events here.

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

 None of these float your boat? Check out the calendar for more events and feel free to add your events here.

Don’t forget to check out here for the 5 Things To Do This Weekend every Friday morning, plus more Memphis-loving every day on this blog, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Have a great week!

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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