5 Things To Do This Weekend: 5/18 – 5/20

Posted by Holly Whitfield | May 18th 2018 1364 0

Happy weekend! Memphis In May continues this weekend with the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest… but, hey, if “BBQ Fest” isn’t your thing, then there are plenty of other options.

Here are five picks for your weekend guide. Check the calendar for more.

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1. Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, Tom Lee Park, Wednesday through Saturday, all day, $12, all ages
Teams from all over the world have set up camp in Tom Lee Park to compete in this weekend’s Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. Think of this as ton of private parties/team cookoffs all gathered together on the river  and not a festival free-for-all. You must have a invite from a team in order to enter the tents, or you can check out BBQ Alley. Read more here.

2. Latin Night, Hattiloo Theater, Friday, 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., $45, 21+
Sample cuisine from local Latin restaurants, enjoy performances from Salsa Memphis, plus mariachi and Latin dance music. They’ll also have a silent auction and a preview of the 2018-19 season. Tickets include appetizers and a cocktail, the event raises funds for the Dia De Los Muertos parade in Overton Square.

3. Cooper Young Garden Walk, Cooper Young Neighborhood, Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., $25 day of event, all ages/kid-friendly
Tour more than 75 home gardens in this eclectic neighborhood in the second annual CY Garden Walk on Saturday or Sunday. Tour the homes at your own pace, hear a special speaker, and grab lunch or dinner at one of the CY businesses offering specials. See many more details here.

4. Family Fun Days
There are a couple of Family Fun Days happening this Saturday, so pack up the kids and have some Memphis fun at one of these spots:
Dixon Gallery & Gardens, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. enjoy art activities, snacks, and special performances (free)
Metal Museum, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy art activities, hands-on fun, demos, an Iron Pour, and Gourmade food truck (free to enter, extra cost for )
Agricenter Fishing Rodeo, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., kids ages 5-13 catch catfish in the heavily stocked Catch’em Lake ($10)

5. Time Warp Drive-In: More Gods and Monsters, Malco Summer Drive-In, Saturday, 7 p.m., $10, all ages
Cult classics from the 80s on the big screen at Malco’s Summer Avenue outdoor theater. Gates open at 7 p.m., films begin at 8:15 p.m. and go all night: The Princess Bride, The Secret of Nimh, The Last Unicorn, and Krull.


See more on the calendar.

Also, be sure to check out Fun Home at Playhouse on the Square, which is on stage through May 27.


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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