5 Things To Do This Weekend: 7/20 – 7/22

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 18th 2018 1794 0

Get to know your city better this weekend with these five things to do in Memphis. There’s something for everyone, and most of the events are family friendly!

But first, two extremely important things.

Number one: There will be more bridge construction in East Memphis this weekend, and this time, TDOT will close down a portion of 240 altogether. Get all the details here.

Number two: Early voting is happening NOW. Early voting is absolutely the easiest way to vote. You can go to any of the early voting locations (not just your precinct), choose your day, and it takes just a few minutes. Click here for days, times, and locations.

1. Memphis Redbirds Homestand, AutoZone Park, Wednesday – Sunday, times vary, tickets start at $9, all ages/kid-friendly
The Redbirds take on the Iowa Cubs on Wednesday and Thursday at 7:05 p.m. both nights; Wednesday offers a $20 all-inclusive food and non-alcoholic drink ticket and Thursday features $2 pre-game beers and all-you-can-eat-tacos ticket. Friday they take on the Colorado Springs Sky Sox at 7:05 p.m. with $2 pre-game beers and entertainment in the Plaza. Saturday, it’s Redbirds v. Sky Sox at 6:35 p.m. with postgame fireworks and a special Aldo’s ticket for discounts on drinks, beer, and food. On Sunday for the 2:05 p.m. game, they’re doing a Halloween-theme for kids because why the heck not? They’ll have a candy drop from a helicopter and are encouraging kids to wear costumes.

2. Zine Fest, Crosstown Concourse, Friday, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Celebrate zines with Crosstown Arts on the theater stairs at Crosstown Concourse this Friday afternoon. They’ll have more than a dozen vendors you can meet and pick up some original small-run self-published art and writing.

3. Selena Movie Night, Orpheum Theatre, Friday, doors at 6 p.m., $8 adults/$6 kids, all ages (movie is rated PG)
From The Orpheum: Selena is the true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart-topping albums on the Latin music charts.

4. Roundhouse Revival 3, Mid-South Coliseum, Saturday, 2 p.m. – 9 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
From the Coliseum Coalition: Roundhouse Revival is back for another fun and FREE day in front of the Mid-South Coliseum! Roundhouse Revival 3 will have music, wrestling, basketball, robots, food trucks, community groups, water slides, voters’ registration and much more.

5. 30th Annual WEVL Blues on the Bluff, Saturday, 6-11 p.m.. National Ornamental Metal Museum, $25 at the gate, $12 kids 11 and under, all ages
Celebrate another year of amazing Memphis music, featuring The Kenny Brown Band, Lightnin’ Malcolm, and Marcella and her Lovers. Enjoy great food and drinks from one of the city’s most beautiful viewing spots over the Mississippi river.


Yes, the Butcher Board Festival is this Sunday, but it’s sold out.

For more ideas, head to the blog’s calendar.


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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