5 Things To Do This Weekend: 11/4 – 11/6

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 4th 2016 3482 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! Before I get to the weekend plans, let me remind you that 5 p.m. today is the deadline to submit an application to be a contributor to the I Love Memphis Blog.

Also, ICYMI, this week I wrote about the new Ghost River taproom, the new Midtown Kroger, a list of Election Night parties for next week, and India Fest.

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

1. Indie Memphis Film Festival, Overton Square, all weekend through Monday, $10-$15 per movie/$100 festival pass, 18 and up
The 19th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival is an amazing weekend of filmmakers, panels, awards, and lots and lots of films. The movies will screen at several theaters in Overton Square and then on Saturday night at the Malco in Collierville. Read more here.

2. Broad Avenue Art Walk, Broad Avenue Arts District, Friday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Tonight on Broad Avenue you have enough going on to keep you busy for hours. Go shopping at one of the stores or pop-up shops, eat at one of the food trucks, or enjoy artist demos and live music.

3. Grizzlies Home Games, FedExForum, prices vary, all ages
The Grizz have two home games this weekend. One is Friday against the Clippers at 7 p.m. and the other is Sunday versus the Trail Blazers at 2:30 p.m.

4. Malted Beer Festival, Memphis Made Brewing, Saturday, 1 p.m. – 10 p.m., free to attend, all ages (21+ to drink)
Memphis Made will release limited edition malty beers Orange Drewlius and Nut ReMix Ale and give away free glasses to the first 50 customers. They’ll have some giveaways and food trucks (Rawk ‘n’ Grub and MEMPops) and performances from Big Barton, Pezz, New Ballet Ensemble, and Mark Edgar Stuart. There’s also a bike valet and you can get a free beer if you ride your bike to Malted.

5. India Fest, Agricenter International, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., $6 adults, all ages/kid-friendly
Head to the Agricenter on Saturday to shop in an Indian bazaar (market), try authentic Indian food, and see dance, hear music, and plenty of stuff for the kids. Bonus: India Fest is #275 on the list of 365 Things to Do in Memphis.

A few more things…

The Harahan Bridge Big River Crossing will have a Friday night light show (see the photo at the top of this post) every Friday at 8 p.m. through December. You can view it from Martyr’s Park, Tom Lee Park, various vantage point downtown, or on the bridge itself. Photo courtesy of DCA, used with permission.

Also, Ghost River Brewing’s taproom opens to the public for the first time on Saturday at 4 p.m. They’ll have a food truck, live music, and of course, lots of tasty Ghost River beer. Read more about the new taproom and see photos here.


Pinch Literary Journal Release Party at Crosstown Arts

Sip Around The World Wine Tasting (benefitting National Kidney Foundation) at Shelby Farms

Jewish Literary and Cultural Arts Festival begins (events all month long)

JDRF Brew For A Cure at the Cadre

JustLarry’s Hollywood Follies at the Hi-Tone

Opera Memphis’ Marriage of Figaro at GPAC

Memphis Grizzlies v. LA Clippers at FedExForum


Memphis Farmers Market

Cooper Young Community Farmers Market

Opera Memphis’ Marriage of Figaro at GPAC

Exceptional Foundation Chili Cook-Off at Overton Square

Daffodil Bulb Sale at the Dixon

Holiday Bazaar at Lindenwood Christian Church

Good Food Revival at Delta Blues Winery

Party In The Cloud at the Library

Jack O. and the Sheiks and John Wesley Coleman at the Harbor Town Amphitheater’s last concert for the fall.


Brennan Villines: The Jazz Age performance at Amro Music

Grizzlies at FedExForum

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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  1. Alicia says:

    Definitely plan to check out India Fest and the Memphis Made event! Also on Saturday A Step Ahead Foundation is hosting a Holiday Bazaar with over 20 local vendors, artists, and artisans. Also multiple live musical acts, food trucks, and kids’ activities. And entry is free and open to all! It’s from 10-4 at Lindenwood Christian Church on Union at East Parkway.

  2. Doreen Stratford says:

    I will be visiting in January from the UK, will there be much going on then?

  3. Doreen Stratford says:

    Sounds great, I will be visiting the 1st week in January from the UK, will there be much going on then?

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