5 Things To Do This Weekend: 8/25 – 8/27

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 25th 2017 1105 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! Don’t forget that Exposure on 901 Day is next weekend! Read more here and read more about 901 Day in general here. Don’t forget to check out the brand-new Fall Events Guide.

Have a great weekend!

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1. South Main Trolley Night, South Main, Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Enjoy open houses at shops and galleries all along Main Street. This month,  you can get a sneak peek of the new market at 409 S. Main – which will have a couple of vendors set up and flamenco music, Pretty Useful will host a print show and pop-up art shop at Stock & Belle, open rooftop patio at Old Dominick, and plenty of discounts and live music all over.

2. JustLarry’s MAYHEM, Evergreen Theater, Friday – Saturday, 8 p.m., $20, 21+
And now for something completely different…JustLarry offers us a “cabaret of curiosities” at midtown’s Evergreen Theater, including burlesque, aerialists, acrobats, illusionists, musicians, comedians, special effects, and more. If you haven’t seen a JustLarry show, what are you waiting for?

3. Germantown International Festival, Agricenter International, Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Authentic foods, live performances and more, celebrating the cultures of dozens of countries. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Germantown. Bring the whole family.

4. Mid-South Renaissance Faire, USA Baseball Stadium Millington, Saturday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., $10 adults/$12 kids 6-12//under 6 free
The theme of this year’s faire, held in the Shire of Shelby, will be the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Learn Elizabethan dances, be knighted by the Queen herself, browse the merchant rows, enjoy the performers, sail the seas with the Mid-South Buccaneers, and cheer on your favorite jouster.

5. Meritan Midnight Classic Bicycle Tour, Kickoff at the Liberty Bowl, Saturday, 10 p.m., all ages
Midtown’s streets become super accessible to cyclists during the Midnight Classic Bike Tour. The leisurely 17-mile escorted ride starts and ends at Tiger Lane by the Liberty Bowl (this means that there will be traffic delays around town in the middle of the night on Saturday).Prior to the ride, enjoy the Moonlight Tailgate featuring live music from City Mix, food, bike shops, the Beale Street Flippers and fun. Don’t forget your helmet or your bike light.

Some other big events of note this weekend, the annual Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Orpheum, SEAL at Live at the Garden,


Plus a few more ideas…

All Weekend
ASICS Warehouse Sale 
The Flick opens at Circuit Playhouse
9 to 5 at Playhouse on the Square

Friday, August 25
Food Truck Friday at the Dixon
Walker at Railgarten
Crosstown ‘Clectic crafts show at Crosstown Arts
 Rocky Horror Picture Show film screening at the Orpheum
Movie Mania: Sing at Carriage Crossing
Paint The Block Party in Downtown Memphis
Alex Butler at The Bluff
Three Star Revival at Lafayette’s
Ali Retires From Karaoke at Dru’s Place
Big Barton at Lyfe Kitchen downtown
Rusty Pieces at The Front Porch
Brandon Cunning Band at Hard Rock Cafe (rooftop party)
Ghost River Dock Party (dance party!) #1
John Paul Keith at Lafayette’s
Super T Returns at Newby’s
– The Margins w/ The Hermits + Alexalone at Murphy’s
Marcella & Her Lovers at Bar DKDC

Saturday, August 26
Ballet on Wheels Summer Dance Saturdays
Hollywood Feed dog wash fundraiser at Erin Way location
Community Grand Opening at Ballet Memphis Overton Square
Forrest Spence 10th Annual 5K Run at the Memphis Botanic Garden
2017 Mug Club Party at Bosco’s
Suds & Stories at Elmwood Cemetery
Shop Small Saturday at Ghost River
Bay Watch Pop Cart at Peabody Hotel
Hip Hop Poetry Workshop at Cordova Library
The Rusty Pieces at The View Rooftop Bar
Kickdown Kickoff w/ Members of Snowglobe at Memphis Made
Memphis Matters from Theatre South at First Congo
Tori Tollison at Hard Rock Cafe
Live At The Garden feat. Seal at Memphis Botanic Garden
Mustache The Band at The Bluff
8th Annual Summer Social Gala w/ Collage Dance at Guest House at Graceland
Great American Bar Crawl (starts at the Tin Roof on Beale)
Hyper Fury + more at The Hi-Tone Cafe
Housewarming at Ballet Memphis in Overton Square

Sunday, August 27

BrunchSunday Evening Slowdown at Ghost River Brewing
Jeffrey & The Pacemakers at Newby’s
The Ostrander Awards at the Orpheum
– Jazz-A-Fire Living Legends Series feat. Kurl McKinney at Memphis Black Arts Alliance
Hot Foot Honeys Company Auditions at Evergreen Theatre
Game Night at Memphis Made Brewing
– Sean “Bad” Apple at Hard Rock Cafe
A Drag Salute to Divas and Devos at New Daisy
Live Music at all the Huey’s


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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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