5 Things To Do This Weekend: 10/14 – 10/6
Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend, plus a few extras.
– Pink Palace Crafts Fair, Audubon Park, Friday – Sunday, $9 adults / $6 seniors / $3 kids
The annual Pink Palace Crafts fair is three days of outdoor artisan demonstrations (in everything from candle making to metalsmithing), kids’ activities, eating and shopping at booths run by artists and craftspeople from around the country. Proceeds benefit the Pink Palace Museum.
– Soulsville USA Festival, Soulsville (1130 College Street), Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., free, all ages
Celebrate the historic Soulsville neighborhood near the Stax Museum with dance performances, visual art displays, a kids activity area, food and drink vendors, plus three stages of live music including William Bell, Boo Mitchell, Al Kapone, Southern Avenue, the Stax Music Academy Drum line and more.
– Mavis Staples with St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Levitt Shell, Saturday, doors at 6 p.m., $50 at the gate, all ages
While most of the 50 yearly shows at the Levitt Shell are totally free (donations accepted though!) this Saturday night’s concert is a special Stars At The Shell benefit for Memphis’s favorite outdoor concert venue. Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the gate for general admission, or $150 for a VIP experience.
– Memphis Food & Wine Festival, Memphis Botanic Garden, Saturday, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., $250 per person, 21 and up
This festival will showcase exceptional food, wine, and music from Memphis as well as regional and national chefs. Enjoy samples from 26 chefs, wine samples from 36 wineries, and tons of great music. The event will benefit FedExFamilyHouse, which houses out-of-town families with children receiving treatment at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
– King Cotton Beans and Bluegrass Festival, Landers Center (Southaven), Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., $10, all ages
This inaugural Ozark-themed folk festival features a pinto bean and cornbread cooking competition, live bluegrass music, bean games, and a costume contest. Your admission includes five bean samples from competing teams, and best of all, it all goes to benefit Porter-Leath.
Bluff City Backsliders at Celtic Crossing
South Main Sounds Songwriter Night #39
Haunted Memphis Bus Tour
Haunted Pub Crawl
Real Deal Vettes of Memphis Masquerade Ball
Our Own Voice Theatre Troupe’s “Body of Stories”
Flickr Street open houses
Memphis Farmers Market
Cooper Young Community Farmers Market
The Fast & The Furriest 5K
International Archeology Day at Chucalissa
Family Pumpkin Carving at the Dixon
Community Health Expo at Good Shepard Pharmacy
The Arc Mid-South’s Annual Awards
LIMU Live! Memphis
A21 Walk For Freedom at Shelby Farms
2nd Annual Pints for Pits
The Psychedelic Furs at the New Daisy
Marc Cohn at Buckmans PAC
Avon Dale at the Blue Monkey
You Look Like A Comedy Show comedy show
Huey’s 20th Anniversary Party
Flashback at Huey’s Midtown
Billy Wayne Davis at Midtown Crossing Grill