5 Things To Do This Weekend: 11/25 – 11/27
Happy Friday, Memphis!
I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving yesterday. I want you to know that I’m thankful for all of you this holiday weekend. Without you and your continued support and awesomeness, this blog wouldn’t exist. You, dear reader, are fantastic.
Moving on, here are a few announcements:
1. Next Tuesday, join me, Volunteer Odyssey, and the Grizzlies’ Claw Crew at a special Volunteer Pop-Up Party at 101 Main Street. We’ll have lunch hour and happy hour sessions for super quick, fun volunteer projects. Read more here.
2. Check the blog next week for the annual Charitable Giving Guide, the Memphis Gift Guide, and more info on holiday events. The holiday shopping guide is already up.
3. Speaking of gifts…after years of your requests, I Love Memphis is finally selling t-shirts online. Stay tuned for a bigger announcement and more info, but for now, check out shop.ilovememphisblog.com. We have 3 shirts that make lovely gifts (I may be a bit biased).
And now, here’s are the five things you won’t want to miss this Thanksgiving weekend, plus plenty of extras. Read the Thanksgiving Survival Guide for more ideas here.
1. Memphis Tigers v. Houston Cougars, Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Friday, 11 a.m., prices vary, all ages/kid-friendly
Cheer on our Tigers football team in their last regular season game this morning. Wear black. It’s also televised on ABC.
2. Memphis Grizzlies v. Miami Heat, FedExForum, Friday, 7 p.m., prices vary, all ages/kid-friendly
Take the whole family to the Grizz game this Black Friday at 7 p.m. at the Grindhouse. They’re giving away Coach Fizz glasses to the first 5,000 fans to arrive.
3. North Mississippi AllStars, Minglewood Hall, Friday, doors at 7 p.m., $22, all ages
The North MS AllStars perform their annual Black Friday concert at Minglewood and the Danielle Nicole Band opens.
4. Black Friday Is For Beer*, local breweries, all day Friday (and all weekend), prices vary, all ages/kid-friendly
Be thankful that all four local breweries now have taprooms, and that they’re all open this Black Friday. Ghost River is open from noon to 10:30 p.m. with multiple food trucks and tunes. Wiseacre is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with karaoke starting at 6 p.m. Memphis Made is open 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a food truck, and High Cotton is open 1 p.m. – 9 p.m. with happy hour and trivia. Most of these spots have regular hours on Saturday and Sunday.
5. Small Biz Saturday, all over town, all day, prices vary, all ages
Support your local businesses this Saturday. Expect sales and deals all over town, including Overton Square, Broad Avenue, Highland Street, and many more.
– Small Biz Saturday at 255 N. Highland
– Love Jones The Musical at The Orpheum
– Poetry v. Hip-Hop at The Den
– Southern Avenue with Graham Winchester and the Ammunition at Bar DKDC
– Jungle Boogie at the Bucc
– Tsunami Holiday Artist Market