5 Things To Do This Weekend: 8/18 – 8/20

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 18th 2017 3146 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! Before I tell you about the weekend, don’t forget that Exposure on 901 Day is in just a few weeks! Read more here and read more about 901 Day in general here. ALSO. The eclipse is Monday and everyone is going bonkers over it. Read this post for a list of places to watch in Memphis and good luck finding glasses so you don’t burn out your eyeballs.

And now back to your regularly scheduled program…have a fantastic weekend!

1. Rock For Love, Hi Tone / Crosstown Concourse, Friday – Saturday, free to $10, ages varies
This weekend is the annual Rock For Love music fest benefitting the Church Health Center. Friday night is an 18+ $5 show at the Hi Tone, Saturday there’s free, all ages live music at Crosstown that coincides with the Concourses Grand Opening, and Saturday night is the after party starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Hi-Tone ($10, 18 and up). Click here to see the lineup; it’s impressive and includes appearances by 8Ball and MJG.

2. Crosstown Concourse Grand Opening, Crosstown Concourse, Saturday, 3 p.m., – 9 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Come see what’s up with this ginormous building full of offices, shops, apartments, a YMCA, a bunch of doctors’ offices (Church Health Center is the main tenant) and a couple of restaurants.

3. Mid-South Renaissance Fair, USA Stadium, Saturday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., $5 kids/$10 adults, all ages/kid-friendly
Ye faire Memphians, get thee out to Millington for the annual Ren Faire, going on this weekend and next (August 25 and 26). Dress up, eat a turkey leg, bring your progeny, do a jig, see a pirate, cheer on some jousters, get knighted, and go all out, Elizabethan-style.

4. Monroe Avenue Festival/Breakway Bardog 5K, Bardog, Sunday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., all ages, free to attend
Celebrate Bardog’s anniversary and raise money for St. Jude. After the 5k run at 9 a.m., expect live music, food trucks, beer ‘n’ liquor for sale, and plenty of vendors and kids’ stuff, plus a dunk tank and a meatball eating contest.

5. Time Warp Drive-In, Malco Summer Drive-In Theater, Saturday, sundown, $10, all ages/parents use discretion
Stay up all night watching movies at the Drive-In for just ten bucks. It’s weird, it’s great, and this month’s theme is “Giant Monsters Attack!” featuring Jaws, Tremors, Cloverfield, and King Kong v. Godzilla.

Y’all, there’s just a lot going on this weekend, including openings for Novel bookstore and CJs Blues Bar, plus is the Memphis Redbirds’ final home stand of the regular season (playoffs info coming to the blog next week), AND Science of Wine at the Pink Palace, AND a Spillit, plus it’s the end of Elvis Week. Basically I’m saying don’t skim over the items below because there’s lots of good stuff happening.

All Weekend
Elvis Week events!
Loflin Luau at Loflin Yard

Friday, August 18
Food Truck Friday at the Dixon
Family Studio at the Dixon
Science of Wine at the Pink Palace
Elvis performer Darren Lee at Minglewood Hall
– Memphis Redbirds v. Nashville Sounds at AutoZone Park – with fireworks!
Rusty Pieces at Flying Saucer downtown
Wunderland Pop-Up Bar at Cafe Society
Voices feat. The Outcry at Memphis Black Arts Alliance
The Skitch at Hard Rock Cafe
Cemetery Cinema: Vertigo at Elmwood Cemetery
Memphis Redbirds v. New Orleans Baby Cakes at AutoZone Park with fireworks!
Plunge to Expunge II at Memphis Made
The Lost Wages at The Bluff
Earl the Pearl at Murphy’s
The Po Boys at the Dirty Crow

Saturday, August 19
Modern Woman’s Conference at Southern College of Optometry
Back-to-School Community Health Fair at Memphis Health Center
Dance Open House at Ballet on Wheels
Shop Small Saturday and Loveland Duren at Ghost River Brewing
Chill Out Family Night at the Dixon
Vintage 901 Lowcountry Seafood Boil in Cordova
Tri-State Blues Festival at the Landers Center
Brains, Brews, and BBQ at DeNueville Learning Center
Memphis Redbirds v. New Orleans Baby Cakes at AutoZone Park with fireworks!
Stumbling Elvis Pub Crawl (starts at Flying Saucer Downtown)
Eric Roberson at The Orpheum
Rusty Pieces at The View Rooftop Bar
Steve Selvidge at Bar DKDC
Almost Elton John at Lafayette’s
Amber McCain Band at Hard Rock Cafe
Paradox Underground Dinner Experience
Savannah Long at the Dirty Crow
The Firm at Newby’s

Sunday, August 13
BrunchSunday Evening Slowdown at Ghost River Brewing
Aloha From Hawaii, Mahalo from Memphis in Collierville
Bikes and Baseball with Revolutions
Memphis Redbirds v. New Orleans Baby Cakes at AutoZone Park
US Navy Band at Handy Park on Beale
Artistik Lounge presents Bad Boy Tribute at Minglewood Hall
The Howl at Growlers
The Rusty Pieces at Belle Tavern
CAESAR at Hard Rock Cafe
Spillit Story Slam: Risk
Live Music at all the Huey’s
Sunday Vintage Pop-Up Market at High Cotton
The Candy Company at Celtic Crossing


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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