5 Things To Do This Weekend: 9/29 – 10/1
Happy Friday, Memphis! It’s the first day of fall, so be sure to check out the Fall Events Guide, theHalloween/Pumpkin Patch/Day of the Dead Guide, and the Oktoberfest/Beer Fest Guide. Photo at the top of this post via artists Peelander-Yellow on Instagram. That mural is at Crosstown Arts.
Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend:
1. GonerFest 14, Cooper Young Gazebo / Hi-Tone / Murphy’s / Murphy’s, all weekend, $5 – $25 individual shows/$75 festival pass
Gonerfest, Goner Records’ annual four-day celebration of garage, punk and indie rock, is back for its 14th year. It’s time for more loud music, spilled beer and good times that bring in rock fans from all over the world. This one’s not for the kids.
2. Mid-South Pride Parade and Festival, New Daisy/Robert Church Park/Beale St./Cooper Young, all weekend, free
The annual Mid-South Pride Parade and Festival has expanded to three days of events,including a dance party on Friday night at 8 p.m. at the New Daisy, the big festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Robert Church Park (including the parade on Beale at 1 p.m. on Saturday). Sunday closes out the weekend with a brunch crawl at Celtic Crossing at 1 p.m. that will end up at Railgarten around 4 p.m.
3. Southern Junkers Vintage Market, Agricenter International, Friday – Saturday, $8 day/$12 weekend, all ages
Southern Junkers bring you the best in vintage, farmhouse, antiques, repurposed, art, handmade goods, jewelry, junk, music, food, and fun. Indoors at the Agricenter on Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
4. Paint Memphis, 787 S. Willet Street, Saturday, noon – 6 p.m. , free, all ages/kid-friendly
This annual mural and art festival takes place this year under the bridge at Willet Street between Central and Lamar and Altown skate park (at Roland and Lamar). About 50 artists will paint the city block, making the largest collaborative mural in the state. They’ll have live music plus Sushi Jimmi, Crepe Maker, MEMPops, and TapBox on hand with food and drink available for purchase.
5. Wiseacre Oktoberfest, Saturday, 1 p.m. – 10 p.m., free to enter, all ages/21+ to drink
Wiseacre will celebrate Oktoberfest with $8 stein fills (you can bring your own, up to a liter), Mighty Souls Brass Band from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a 5 percent discount to anyone in German garb. I bet they’ll have a food truck, too.
Plus a few extras…
- Shakespeare in Love at Playhouse on the Square
- Sassy Mamas at Hattiloo Theatre (opening weekend)
- Levitt Shell Shows
- Bluff City Fair at Tiger Lane (Friday – Sunday)
- Mid-South Fair at Landers Center
- Mid-South Maze at the Agricenter
- Bartlett Festival, BBQ Contest, and Car Show at Freeman Park (Friday -Saturday)
- Ono Poke Pup Up Lunch at Ghost River
- South Main Trolley Night – OKTOBERFEST edition!
- iHeartMemphis (no relation) at Bluff City Fair at Tiger Lane
- Town-wide Fall Sidewalk Sale in Collierville
- Design Bootcamp Showcase at ServiceMaster downtown
- Reception for Kenny Brown at DeSoto Arts Council
- Wine & Dine at Tower Room
- “90 Days” screening at The Haven
- Game Show with Myron Mays at Hard Rock Cafe
- Dia De Los Muertos Parade & Fest PREVIEW at Overton Square
- “What A Piece of Work!” show opening at Theatreworks
- Friday Steak Night w/ Bluegrass at Shelby Forest General Store
- Brandon Cunning Band at Hard Rock Cafe
- Randomly Refurbished Pop-Up shop at the Edge Alley
- The Rusty Pieces at Blind Bear
- PT and The PRVLG at Railgarten
- MLK soul Concert Series feat. Karen Brown
- Big Gay Dance Party at the New Daisy Theatre (part of Mid-South Pride Weekend)
- Mark Walden Memorial Sickle Cell 5K Run/Walk at AutoZone Park
- Shop Small Saturday at Ghost River
- Pour & Explore at the Shops of Saddle Creek
- The Arc Mid-South’s Annual Awards at Guest House at Graceland
- The Rusty Pieces at the View Rooftop Bar
- Mary Poppins sing-a-long at the Levitt Shell
- Bug Crawl at the Garden at Memphis Botanic
- Memphis Symphony’s opening weekend at The Cannon Center
- Amber McCain Band at hard Rock Cafe
- Ryan Adams After Party w/ Chris Johnson at Hard Rock Cafe
- Junior League Estate Sale at 3475 Central Ave.
- All Ages Fishing Rodeo at Catch’Em Lake at the Agricenter
- The Hub Coffeehouse Grand Opening (6000 Briarcrest Avenue)
- Memphis Tigers Watch Party at the Casual Pint
- Wine on the River at Mud Island
- Blessing of the Animals at St. George’s Episcopal Church
- Brunch Happy Hour / Sunday Evening Slowdown at Ghost River
- Mid-South Wedding Show at Whispering Woods
- Rock the Block: Candyland block party at Misseio Dei Church (621 S. White Station)
- The Rusty Pieces at Belle Tavern
- Live Music at all the Huey’s
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