5 Things To Do This Weekend: 3/4 – 3/6

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 4th 2016 2340 0

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

1. Get Outside!
It’s another gorgeous weekend in Memphis, and there are seemingly endless ways to enjoy it. Best of all, most of it is free and totally family-friendly. I just put together a list of twelve ideas. Check it out here.

2. Planet Nine: Displacement, Marshall Arts, Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., free, 18 and up
Installations of 25 collaborative artists and storytellers from Memphis and around the country will be featured at Marshall Arts in the Edge District starting tonight. If you miss the opening this Friday night, Marshall Arts will have other events on March 12 and March 18.

3. Night Shift: 80s In The Air, Theatreworks, Friday, 11:30 p.m., $11, 18 and up
Circus meets theatre in this wickedly wild, loosely scripted show, featuring sky high aerial acrobatics and sketch comedy. Alcohol will be available (for a donation) to those of age.

4. Family Studio Art-Making Day, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Bring the whole family to this monthly studio-style art making day at the Dixon (on the first Saturday). Supplies and ideas provided.

5. MISOMI Benefit Show, Hi-Tone Cafe, Saturday, 9 p.m., $10, 18+
Sixteen local acts perform in the big room and small room starting at 9 p.m. and go ’til 2:30 a.m. $10 donation at the door benefits National Institute for Mental Illness. Click here for the lineup.

A few more ideas…


Ballet on Wheels and Cordova High School Orchestra will collaborate for a Youth Classical Concert at 7 p.m. at Buckman Performing & Fine Arts Center. Free.

The Mersey Beatles tribute band will perform at the Halloran Centre at 7:30 p.m. $35.

Midtown Crossing Grill will host, “Homeroom”, a comedy show with a school theme, at 7:30 p.m. $5.

All The Way (2014 Tony Award winner for Best Play) will open at Playhouse on the Square on Friday, March 4 and play through March 26.

Bluff City Backsliders perform at Newby’s at 10 p.m.


Cognac, Cars, and Cigars is an all-inclusive cigar- and cognac-tasting event with luxury cars on display and live music. AT LAZ Parking Garage Rooftop. $100.

Get Turnt Up for Housing Justice is party at the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center to support their efforts in supporting fair housing in Memphis. $5 cover, Wiseacre beer, and Jell-O shots. Begins at 7 p.m.

Amurica Photo hosts another audience-driven storytelling event at 7 p.m. The theme is “Witness” and the cover is $10.

Comedian Brian Regan performs at the Orpheum Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $42.50.

Jerred Price performs at the Hard Rock Cafe at 9 p.m. Free admission.

William Clark Green performs at Lafayette’s Music Room at 10 p.m. $5.

Sunday, March 6

Laura Rain and the Caesars perform at Huey’s Midtown on Sunday at 8:30 p.m.

Dru’s Place will host a Drag and Comedy Party on Sunday at 7 p.m.$5 cover.

Have a great weekend! I’ll see you back here 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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