5 Things To Do This Weekend: 10/27 – 10/29

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 27th 2017 1186 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! It’s Halloween weekend, and there are a ton of spooky fun events listed at the bottom of this post and more info in this post. Aside from that, here are five more things you won’t want to miss this weekend.

1. River Arts Fest, South Main Arts District, Friday – Sunday, free Friday night / $5 Saturday and Sunday, free for kids under 10
During River Arts Fest, hundreds of local and national artists, craftsmen and bands pack the South Main Arts District for three days of vending, music, demonstrations and hands-on activities. It’s completely family friendly, and worth the price of admission, especially for the dozens of musical acts spread out on three stages.

2. Day of the Dead Fiesta, The Columns, Friday, 7 p.m., $65 at the door, 21 and up 
This fall festival is a celebration of Latino culture, food, and fun, held this year at The Columns from 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Friday October 27. Your $50 advanced ticket gets you entry, apps, and plenty of live entertainment. You can also purchase a $10 or $20 bar pass for beer, wine, and liquor. Don’t wear Halloween costumes; this isn’t a Halloween party. Do wear your snazziest black and white getups. 21+.

3. Tigers v. Tulane, Liberty Bowl, 7 p.m., ticket prices vary, all ages/kid-friendly
Bundle up and grab your ponchos because the Tigers are playing at home tonight! Go Tigers Go!

4. Collage Dance Collective Fall Concert, Playhouse on the Square, Saturday 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2:30 p.m., $25, all ages
Collage Dance’s fall performances feature four works, including The Two Pigeons Pas De Deux and a few crowd favorites. Get cultured with the company’s “striking choreography reflecting the company’s classical sensibility coupled with its desire to push the boundaries of ballet.”

5. Halloween parties!
While there are a ton of Halloween parties, there are three on Saturday night I want to call out specifically.
A) Black Lodge Video is coming back and hosting a party in their future location at 430 N. Cleveland St.
B) Sinners For Saints Ball is definitely the biggest party, taking over 345 Madison + Brinson’s + Tad’s Indoor Trailer Park; the $50 tix are totally worth it with all-you-can-drink plus food from Rizzo’s, Pete & Sam’s, BBQ Shop, Stanley BBQ, live music, and the proceeds benefit Church Health Center.
C) Spaceface’s Hi-Tone party will have multiple bands in both rooms, food truck and activities outside, art vendors and an art installation; entry for the costume contest is a donation of menstruation supplies to Sister Supply.


All Weekend (check links for exact days and times)
– River Arts Fest
– Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale
Zoo Boo at the Memphis Zoo
– Wicked Ways Haunted House at 160 Cumberland
HauntedWeb of Horrors Haunted House at 2665 S. Perkins
Shelby Forest Trail of Terror/Harvest Fest
– Mound City Arkansas Haunted Corn Maze
Shadowlands of Fear at Jones Orchard
Mid-South Haunted Corn Maze
Boos and Booze Haunted Party Bike Pub Crawls downtown
Collage Dance Collective Fall Dance Concerts

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Ronald McDonald House Radiothon
Haunted Happenings at the Woodruff-Fontaine House
– Spirits With The Spirits at Elmwood Cemetery
Festival of Fun and Fright at Bob Hailey Athletic Complex in Germantown
Day of the Dead Fiesta at The Columns
The Witch’s Dungeon Halloween Party at 1819 Madison
– Whatever Dude’s Halloween Rocktackular at Murphy’s
Memphis Tigers v. Tulane Football game at the Liberty Bowl
Halloween Bash at Young Avenue Deli
South Main Trolley Night – Halloween/River Arts Edition
Memphis Meets Detroit Music Cities Convention at Bar DKDC
Camera at the Hi Tone
G. Alston Restaurant Grand Opening
Fall Fest and Movie in Rossville
Memphis Improv & Sketch Collective Show at Midtown Crossing Grill
Dock Party Concert at Ghost River Taproom
Stereo Joe at Stanley BBQ
Halloween Party at Two Rivers Bookstore

Saturday, October 28 
– Millington Farmer’s Market Fall Festival
Cooper Young Community Farmer’s Market Doogie-BOO-Looza Day at First Congo
Tech Camp Memphis 2017 at FedEx Institute of Technology
Trick or Beer at Mississippi Ale House
United Way Trunk or Treat
Shangri-LaLa Fest at Shangri-La Records
Shop Small Saturday at Ghost River
Rock ‘n’ Romp: It’s Alive! at Memphis Made Brewing
Hatti-Boo Haunted Theater at Hattiloo Theater
Front Porch Series: Jana Misner at Loflin Yard
Poleuminati at Rumba Room
Le Monster! Part Boo Reception at MCA
Memphis Grizzlies v. Houston Rockets at FedExForum
Wiseacre’s Symphonic Soiree at Wiseacre Brewing
Cocktails & Conversations w/ Young Art Patrons at GPAC
Memphis Symphony at the Cannon Center
Halloween Tini-Martin Tasting at D&S Gatherings
John Kilzer at Stanley BBQ
Halloween at Celtic Crossing
Loflin (Grave)yard at Loflin Yard
– Elmwood Scandals & Scoundrels Tour 
– Adams Family Halloween at Victorian Village
– Flick-or-Treat at the Botanic Garden
–  Alice in Daisyland Halloween w/ The Crystal Method at the New Daisy
– Spaceface Halloween at the Hi-Tone
Rockhaven at Snowden Grove
Frightgarten at Railgarten
–  Sinners For Saints III at 345 Madison Ave.

Sunday, October 29 
Brunch at the BOO-ery + Sunday Evening Slowdown at Ghost River
Brunch Happy Hour and live music in the evening at all the Huey’s
Memphis Symphony Orchestra at GPAC
Front Porch Series: John Paul Keith at Loflin Yard
St. Jude Garden Harvest Dinner
Comfortable Food Festival at Overton Square
Flashback Band at Neil’s
Hell on Earth at Bar DKDC
Goatwhore & 1349 at the Hi Tone


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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