5 Things To Do This Weekend: 7/21 – 7/23

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 21st 2017 6729 1

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

Come back Monday morning for a list of next week’s events, or don’t forget – you can always check out the calendar.

Carpenter Art Garden

1. Memphis Zine Fest, 438 N. Cleveland, Friday, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., free, all ages
Avid zinesters and newbies alike will gather at Storybooth, and a youth zine workshop will be offered. Supplies provided to get you started, but feel free to bring your own imagery, drawings and art supplies.

2. Carpenter Art Garden’s 5-Year Art Show, 295 Carpenter Street, Friday, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., $20 donation, all ages
Carpenter Art Garden’s five-year anniversary will feature garden tours and an art show with artwork for sale by the kids from Binghampton and the local artists who’ve taught them. Appetizers, beer and wine served. Proceeds benefit the Carpenter Art Garden.

3. Memphis Redbirds v. Las Vegas 51s, AutoZone Park, Friday – Sunday, $9 and up, all ages/kid-friendly
It’s another exciting homestand weekend for the Redbirds. Friday is Harry Potter night with $2 at the Block Party in the Plaza before the game. Saturday is “Princess + Pirate Night” (let the kids dress up) with a fidget spinner giveaway, $2 pre-game beers in the Plaza, and the second-to-last fireworks show of the season. Sunday is free ice cream for kids and post-game base running for the kids.

4. A Walk On DaSkreet With CCDE, Hi-Tone, Friday, doors at 7 pm, $10-$15,18+
Spend a night with local hip hop legend Jay Daskreet. The lineup includes high-energy rapper Jay, reggae group Chinese Connection Dub Embassy, the soul singers of Trifecta, and a cast of all-star special guests. Expect all-new music along with fan favorites from these Memphis staples.

5. 29th Annual WEVL Blues on the Bluff 2017, Saturday, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.. National Ornamental Metal Museum, price info TBA, all ages
Celebrate another year of amazing Memphis music, featuring Ghost Town Blues Band, Marcella and her Lovers and The MD’s. Enjoy great food and drinks from one of the city’s most beautiful viewing spots over the Mississippi river.


Plus a few extras…

Friday, July 21
Shelby County Schools Day of Service
Food Truck Friday at the Dixon
Swap Hop IPA Tasting at Joe’s Liquor
Wine Down at the Dixon feat. South American Wines
School of Rock Germantown’s Summer Show at Hard Rock
Celtic Crossing patio music feat. Spencer Stewart
– Grease! at Orpheum Summer Movie Series
– Live Music at South Main Sounds
Brad Birkedahl Trio at Hard Rock Cafe
Trio Plus at Marlowe’s Ribs
Rusty Pieces at Loflin Yard
Secret Service 7 Release Show at 1884 Lounge

Saturday, July 22
Mid-South Indie Game Expo
Dare to Dream Conference at Streets Ministries 
901 Volleyball Beach Volleyball Tourney at Tom Lee Park
Shop Small Saturday / Robbie + Tasha at Ghost River Brewing
Yoga on the Farm in Rossville
Stretch For Runners class at Envision Memphis
Volleyball tourney at Railgarten
Memphis Redbirds v. Las Vegas at AutoZone Park (Princess + Pirate night)
WEVL Blues On The Bluff
“Of Being” performance at Crosstown Arts
All The Colors of the Dark at Bar DKDC
A Step Ahead Foundation Summer Concert at the Hi-Tone
Soul In The City at CANVAS

Sunday, July 23
Hands of Mothers Benefit Brunch feat. Cory Branan at The Edge Alley
Dare to Dream Conference at Streets Ministries 
Sunday Evening Slowdown at Ghost River Brewing
Live Music at all the Huey’s
Kid Trails at Murphy’s

Have a great weekend, and come back and tell me all about it next week!

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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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