5 Things To Do This Weekend: 7/28 – 7/30
Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t to miss this weekend, plus a few extras.
Don’t forget to check out the Memphis Summer Survival Guide.
1. Our Scene United Music Fest, Hi-Tone, Friday – Saturday, 5:30 p.m., $12 – $30, all ages
About 40 different musical acts of all kinds of genres will perform in both the big and small rooms at the Hi-Tone this Friday and Saturday. These shows are all ages (thought there is a $2 additional fee for those under 21). See the lineup and read more here.
2. The Little Mermaid, The Orpheum, Friday – Sunday, $25 – $125, ages 4 and up
All your favorite characters and songs come to life on stage, plus some extra numbers and fun plot points. I saw the show this week and I loved it; it’s great for kids ages four and up, too.
3. Trolley Night, South Main Arts District, Friday, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., free, all ages
Get an early start to Elvis Week at the monthly Trolley Night Art Tour, this time with a “King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” theme. Rain or shine, the shops and galleries in this historic arts district will host open houses with refreshments, music, and a few Elvis sightings.
4. Family Science Night, Pink Palace, Friday, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., $10, all ages/kid-friendly
Get ready for the upcoming eclipse at the Pink Palace tonight. They’ll have telescopes and the Memphis Astronomical Society to help you with viewing, plus a ton of things to do including arts ‘n’ crafts, a moon bounce, scavenger hunt, food and drink for sale, prizes, plus photo opps with the world’s largest pair of functioning solar eclipse glasses. (who knew that was a thing?)
5. Shop Tax Free Weekend, Tennessee and Mississippi, all weekend, all ages
Get ready to go back to school with tax free shopping on certain items (clothing, computers, and more) all weekend in two states. Read all the details here.
Plus a few extras…
Friday, July 28
– Food Truck Friday at the Dixon
– African-Inspired Pop-Up Boutique at 412 S. Main St.
– “Just So You Know” art show opening reception at Crosstown Arts
– “Seeing Things My Way” art opening at Eclectic Eye Midtown
– Chattanooga Whiskey Tasting at Joe’s Liquors
– Celtic Crossing’s Patio Sessions with Bob Boccia
– Rusty Pieces at The Front Porch at Beale Street Landing
– Redbirds Ladies Night at AutoZone Park feat. a guy from The Bachelor
– Cowboy Mouth at Lafayette’s, Friday July 28th, $20, show at 9 p.m., 21 and over
– Counterfeit Madison Meets Nina Simone: A Celebration of Blackness at The Den
– Brazil Rio Mix at Midtown Nursery
Saturday, July 29
– Youth Sports Injury Symposium at Rhodes College
– “Just So You Know” artist’s talk at Crosstown Arts
– Ahrensburg Youth Symphony Orchestra at Buntyn Presbyterian
– Back to School and Community Health Fair at MS Boulevard Christian Church
– Shop Small Saturday and Bigger Music at Ghost River Brewing
– Free Yoga Self-Care Social at 4291 American Way
– Bike to RiverPlay with Revolutions Co-Op
– The Rusty Pieces at The View Rooftop Bar
– Battle of the Bands at 1884 Lounge at Minglewood Hall
– Reverend John Wilkins and His 3 Daughters at Railgarten
– Short in the Sleeve w/ Me & Leah at Otherlands
– Reptile Dysfunction Comedy & Variety Show at Midtown Crossing
– Support The Dream showcase at 1524 Madison
Sunday, July 30
– Anticipation Boutique’s Sip and Shop at the Balinese Ballroom
– Midtown Fire Station Benefit at Overton Park
– Sunday Evening Slowdown at Ghost River Brewing
– Live Music at all the Huey’s
– The Rusty Pieces at Belle Tavern
– Mandy Vixen at Hard Rock Cafe
– The MDs play DKDC
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