5 Things To Do This Weekend: 3/16 – 3/18
Happy Friday and Happy St. Patrick’s Day Weekend, Memphis! There’s a ton going on for St. Patrick’s Day, so if you want to see the full list, check out the Memphis St. Patrick’s Day event guide here. If you’re looking for places to watch March Madness, check out this list.
1. International Guitar Festival, University of Memphis, Friday-Sunday, $20, all ages
Memphis-based internationally-known classical guitarist Lily Afshar runs this annual weekend of concerts and competitions. It’s free for U of M students, faculty, and staff (with ID) or $20 tickets at the door. There are performances Friday night, Saturday morning and night, and Sunday night. If you don’t know about Lily Afshar, check out this article.
2. St Patrick’s Day Shenanigans
Most of the big events this weekend are related to this Irish-honoring holiday, including a parade in Cooper Young on Saturday at 10 a.m., a parade on Beale Street also on Saturday at 3 p.m., blowout parties at Celtic Crossing, The Brass Door, Murphy’s, Beale Street in general, plus Overton Square and a South Main pub crawl. That’s just to name a few, but I’m only letting this take up one of the five things in case St. Paddy’s Days ain’t your thing.
3. Laser Show: The Beatles, Pink Palace Planetarium, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., $8 kids/$9 adults, ages 5 and up
Laser shows are back! First up is a show with Beatles music. Groovy. The music is loud so kids under five are not allowed. They’re all showing this one next weekend, too.
4. Ernest Withers: Goodnight My Love Opening Reception, Crosstown Arts (1350 Concourse Ave.), Saturday, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., free, 13+
See photos from one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. Ernest Withers photographed everything from sports to Elvis to the Civil Rights Movement. If you haven’t been to the Withers Museum on Beale Street, go. And also go check this out. It’s on display through May 13, but the opening reception is this Saturday. I put 13+ but you may want to do some more research before you bring all the kids.
5. Artistik Lounge feat. The PRVLG, Minglewood Hall, Sunday, 7 p.m., $10, 18+
Haven’t been to an Artistik Lounge yet? What are you waiting for? Memphis musicians The PRVLG perform this Sunday night at the lounge inside Minglewood Hall.
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