5 Things To Do This Weekend: 11/11 – 11/13
Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend, plus a few extras.
1. Crafts & Drafts, Lot at N. Watkins and Autumn, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., free to enter (but bring cash for purchases and beer), all ages/kid-friendly
The Memphis Flyer hosts the 2nd annual shopping and craft beer event. Head to the lot behind Crosstown Arts/Hi-Tone, etc. for 60+ local vendors, beer from all the local breweries, music, a kids’ play area, and more. Be sure to bring cash for beer ($5 each). P.S. There’s an I Love Memphis mural there! Be sure to take a pic and tag it #ilovememphis when you post online.
2. G.I.R.L. Expo, Cook Convention Center, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., free, all ages
From Girl Scouts Heart of the South: A hands-on show and expo, hosted by Girl Scouts Heart of the South and presented by Autozone. It’s free for girls in grades K-12 and their families. Activities include inflatables, games, arts and crafts, dancing and stage shows presented by Ballet on Wheels, Cazatheatro, Red Hot Lindy Hop, and much more. Girls will also have an opportunity to pose for photos with the Disney Princesses and reigning Miss Tennessee Grace Burgess.
3. The Purgeoning III, Shangri La Records, Saturday, noon – 6 p.m., free to attend, all ages
Shangri-La Recordds hosts its final big sale of the year with deals on records, CDs, and more, plus live music starting at 2 p.m. from JJ Freeze, Sharde Thomas & the Rising Start Fife & Drum Band, The Subtractions, and Teardrop City.
4. 4th Annual Howl at the Moon Party, The Warehouse, Saturday, 6 p.m., $40 adv./$50 at the door, 21+
Support the Streetdog Foundation at their annual party fundraiser featuring food, drink, music, live and silent auctions, a photo booth, and more. Alochol is not included in ticket price, but will be for sale. Expect music from Memphis faves: DJ Tree, Shufflegrit, South Side Supper Club, James & The Ultrasounds.
5. Memphis Symphony Masterworks: Beethoven’s Fifth, Cannon Center/GPAC, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. /Sunday at 2:30 p.m., all ages, $15+
The second installment of Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks series features Robert Moody as principal conductor, Mary Boehlke Wilson as soprano and Sidney Outlaw as baritone. Come out to hear pieces such as Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5,” Forrest’s “In Paradisum” and Vaughan Williams’ “Dona Nobis Pacem.”
A few others:
– Summer Drive-In 50th Birthday Warp Double Feature, Malco Drive-In, Saturday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Celebrate 50 years of the Summer Avenue Drive-In theater with a birthday party and double feature. Live music from Tiger Lake at 5 p.m., Adam West’s Batman at 6 p.m., followed by Raquel Welch’s One Million B.C. Free swag and cake, posters and shirts for sale. The first of the Winter Warps!
– 30th Annual Outdoors Inc Cyclocross Championship, Green Belt Park on Mud Island, Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon, free to watch, all ages/kid-friendly
This Sunday is the longest running cyclocross bicycle race in the U.S., hosted by Memphis’ own Outdoors Inc. The race is fun; you can watch these athletes race around an exciting short course filled with obstacles. The kids’ race starts at 9 a.m., the womens’ at 9:20 a.m., and the pro/men’s starts at 10 a.m.
– Also, it’s opening weekend of Playhouse on the Square’s Peter Pan.
Junior League Merry Marketplace at the Racquet Club from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Welcome Meritan to The Edge party at High Cotton
Four Bluff Friday (the final one of 2016) at Memphis Park
Wine Down: Wines To Be Thankful For at the Dixon
Sound Main Sounds Songwriter Night #41
Roy Bookbinder acoustic show at Otherlands
Eli Young Band at Minglewood Hall
Copeland at the Hi-Tone
CFM with Aquarian Blood at the Hi-Tone
The Subtractions at Bar DKDC
Junior League Merry Marketplace at the Racquet Club from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jingle Bell Run at Audubon Park
Bark Bistro Dog Pop-Up Adoption/Coffee Shop at 101 S. Main
Memphis Tigers Football game v. USF at the Liberty Bowl
Grizzlies Watch Party at Cafe Eclectic Midtown
Opening reception for “Memphis Minimalism” at EDGE arts (600 Monroe)
The Greenway Soiree at Opera Memphis
20th Annual Maria Montessori School International Food Tasting
Jamey Johnson at Minglewood Hall
MSO’s Masterworks 2: Beethoven’s Fifth at the Cannon Center
Crash Into June at the Hi-Tone
Paul Garner at Midtown Crossing Grill
Marcella & Her Lovers at Bar DKDC
9th Annual Israel Fest at Agricenter International
Rock Your Crown workshop at The Great Hall
Feed the Seed Beer Tasting at High Cotton
Flashback at Neil’s Music Room
MSO’s Masterworks 2: Beethoven’s Fifth at GPAC
Memphis Empty Bowls Project at Church Health Center Wellness
Carrie Underwood at FedExForum
Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes at the Hi-Tone
Have a great weekend and come back here to tell me all about it!