5 Things To Do This Weekend: 4/7 – 4/9

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 7th 2017 9575 1

Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend. Friendly reminder that Overton Square Crawfish Festival is tomorrow (Sat. the 8th) so don’t leave your cars parked in the lots over there (they’ll get towed around the corner, don’t ask me how I know) and be prepared for the street to be blocked off all day.

Also, Memphis in May announced the Beale Street Music Fest stages and set times which you can check out here.

Dixon Gallery & Gardens has a plant sale this weekend.

1. Midtown Opera Festival, Playhouse on the Square, through Sunday, $100 festival pass ($400 value) individual events start at $10, all ages
The ten-day-long festival includes three full-length operas, several special performances, panel discussions, and more. It comes to a close this weekend See the full schedule here.

2. Memphis Fashion Week, Various Locations, Friday – Saturday, $30 – $220, 18+
Memphis Fashion Week brings together local and regional designers, models, photographers, artists, and other fashion industry types for several days of runway shows, parties, and boutique events. Read more here.

3.Broad Avenue Spring Art Walk, Broad Avenue, Friday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., free to attend, all ages/kid-friendly
Broad Avenue Art Walks feature open houses at businesses along Broad, sidewalk sales, art openings, live music, and more.

4. Healthy Memphis Food Festival, Wiseacre Brewing Taproom, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Head to the Water Tower Pavilion for a gathering of local businesses and vendors who support healthy eating and lifestyle habits. There will be food demos, music, exercise classes, art, and free health screenings.

5. Overton Square Crawfish Festival, Overton Square, Saturday, noon – 6 p.m., free to attend, all ages
The annual Overton Square Crawfish Festival is so big that it takes over the whole square, shutting down Madison Ave. for an afternoon of eating, drinking, shopping and live music. Prices for crawfish vary.


Also, tonight is the unveiling of the newest Moonpie Project mural at Crosstown Arts, featuring the work of Kevin Bongang. They’ll have reception with free refreshments from 5-8. Read more here. If you’re looking for more events, they’re on the calendar. Have a great weekend!

Crosstown will have these pins for sale, too. All proceeds go to the artist.


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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