5 Things To Do This Weekend: 3/24 – 3/26

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 24th 2017 13947 1

Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend. (Photo via the 901 Popper Throwdown Facebook page.)

1.Mid-South Con 35, Hilton Memphis, Friday – Sunday, prices vary, all ages/kid friendly.
35th Year for the longest running Science Fiction, Science, and Fantasy Convention in the region. Tickets are $20 -$50 depending on which day or pass you choose.

 2. Young Collectors Contemporary, Clayborn Temple, Friday – Sunday, $15 – $40, 18+
Twenty-three diverse artists will display their work at Clayborn Temple and you can view it and buy it at the second annual Young Collectors Contemporary. These artists were chosen for their innovative approach to contemporary art. Tickets are $15 for students/seniors, $20 for one day entry, $40 for unlimited 3-day entry, and $50 for VIP.

3. March Madness NCAA South Regional Tournament, FedExForum, Friday and Sunday, prices vary, all ages
Basketball. Downtown. Friday and Sunday. Let’s be nice to all the people in town for this. Go to ESPN.com for details. Good places to watch: Max’s Sports Bar, Loflin Yard, Celtic Crossing,

4. MusliMeMfest, Agricenter, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., $0-$10, all ages/kid-friendly
Celebrate the Memphis Muslim community with arts, food, vendors, cultural and entertainment showcases. It’s free to enter, but if you want to attend the performances, you must RSVP and prices range $5 – $10. Get details here and here.

5. 901 Popper Throwdown, High Cotton Brewing, Sunday, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Local teams have decided to compete for who can make the best darn jalopeño popper. Get all the details from Jennifer Biggs at the CA. Yes, this has been moved from Saturday and yes, it is at the same time as the Sunday Funday Crawfish Boil, also at High Cotton Brewing from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

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One other special one that I want to especially draw attention to:

Jeff’s Bir-Day Show on Sunday night, 7p.m. – 10 p.m., with live music from Me & Leah and Ryan Azada. Who is Jeff? Jeff Hulett is my colleague, the “me” in Me & Leah, a member of Snowglobe, a hardcore Memphis lover, and an all-around swell guy who puts on a good show no matter which of the eighty million bands he’s performing with. The Bir-Day Show is at Found Memphis on Broad Avenue with a $10 suggested donation – BYOB is welcome for those 21+. Most importantly, it’s a benefit for JustCity, a nonprofit that fights for much-needed criminal justice reform in Memphis. See you there!


Even more…

Friday
Hello My Name Is… art show at Crosstown Arts
Inner City South presents: Mind Games at Evergreen Theatre
South Main Sounds Songwriter Night #50
March Madness Game Night at Loflin Yard
Frank McClellan, Friends, and Family at Center for Southern Folklore
Dirty Movies presents “Mannequin” at the New Daisy
Jungle Boogie “On The Floor” dance party at the Hi Tone

Saturday
Birthday Party for Shelby Farms Park
Free Dance Camp at Ballet on Wheels
Ghost River “Prestige Pilsner” release party at Hammer & Ale
Red Shoe Gala benefitting Ronald McDonald House
Daddy Mack Blues Band at Center for Southern Folklore

Sunday
Dinstuhl’s Annual Spring Open House
Full Course Love at The Renaissance theater
Rock The Runway Show at Cannon Center
Dustin Kensrue/Andy Hull at the Hi-Tone


Have a great weekend!


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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