5 Things To Do This Weekend: 5/4 – 5/6
Happy Friday! Happy Cinco de Quatro! May the Fourth Be With You! Etc.! Here are the five things you own’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend, plus a few extras.
Here’s the list:
1. Beale Street Music Festival, Tom Lee Park, All Weekend, $65/day, all ages
Memphis in May kicks off today with BSMF in Tom Lee Park: four stages, 50+ bands, three days of live music next to the Mighty Mississippi. The gates open today at 5 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. Highlights from the lineup include Alanis Morissette, David Byrne, Post Malone, Jack White, Logic, Erykah Badu, and many more. Check out the lineup here, the schedule here, tips here, and a bunch of tips and info here.
2. Ballet Memphis “Turnout”, Ballet Memphis (2144 Madison), Friday, 7:30 p.m., $15, all ages
Ballet Memphis hosts “Turnout” a one-night-only performance, tonight at their Overton Square headquarters. There are no rules and no assigned seats for this interactive experience that uses the different spaces in the new building.
3. Cafe du Memphis, Tiger Lane, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., $10 – $20, all ages/kid-friendly
Enjoy breakfast while you support the Dorothy Day House in Memphis. For $10, get coffee and beignets; for $20, get coffee, beignets, and shrimp and grits. This event is moving to Tiger Lane for the first time this year, so head over to check it out and give back to this organization that supports families experiencing homelessness.
4. 2018 Black Family Day, National Civil Rights Museum, Sunday, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
The nonprofit Jack and Jill of America host this annual fest to celebrate the “culture, heritage, strength, and endurance of the black family”. Everyone is invited to enjoy the live entertainment (music, spoken word, dance, DJs), food trucks, kids’ activities, a mobile arcade, karaoke, a makers market, and more.
5. Burlesque A La Carte, Dru’s Place, Sunday, doors 4 p.m./show 5 p.m., $3 – $15, 21+
Have you ever heard of improv burlesque? This sounds so creative. From the event posting, “You’ll get all the wonders of burlesque but set to improv and the bombshells won’t know their song until the song is drawn.” Pay for standing room for $3, or spring for a $15 VIP ticket for seats, extra goodies, and a chance to draw a song for the entertainers.