5 Things To Do This Weekend: 7/27 – 7/29

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 26th 2018 1288 0

Dig in to the dog days of summer with these five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend.

Note: We still have I-240 construction happening from late Friday until Monday morning. This weekend, TDOT will close I-240 east and westbound, and Poplar Avenue. Read all the details here.

The Lookout at Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid. Larry Kuzniewski / Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau

1. South Main Art Night, South Main, Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., all ages/kid-friendly
The monthly event featuring open houses and special events from South Main shops, restaurants, and businesses is back with an “Elvis Week Warm-Up” theme.

2. Orpheum Summer Movies, Orpheum, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m., $8 adults/$6 kids, all ages/parent discretion
Head to the air-conditioned Orpheum this Friday or Saturday (or both?!) for movies you’ll love. Friday night is the classic Wizard of Oz. On Saturday, they’re showing a Batman/Superman double feature and will have the Batmobile out front. It’s the 1978 Superman with Christopher Reeve and Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman with Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson.

3. Art of the South Opening Reception, Crosstown Arts at Crosstown Concourse, Friday/all weekend, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., free to attend, all ages
Celebrate art from a diverse group of artists from across the South at this opening reception inside the Concourse building. The exhibit will be on display until September 2.

4. National Dance Day, Pink Palace Museum, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., $12.75 adults/$9 kids, all ages/kid-friendly
The Pink Palace hosts live dance demos on the Mezzanine with tap dancers, Karsilama Tribal Belly Dance, Mystic River Dancers, Odissi Dancers, and more. The event is included with cost of Museum admission.

5. Live at the Garden: Gladys Knight, Saturday, gates at 6:30 p.m., $45 + fees, all ages
The Empress of Soul comes to the Memphis Botanic Garden on Saturday night for another LIve at the Garden concert. Sit on the lawn with your blankets, chairs, and picnics, and enjoy the show.

Plus a few extras…

CRIB continues at Theatreworks all weekend.

J.D. Westmoreland will be at Shangri-La Records on Friday at 6 p.m.

Creative Works hosts Hellcats, Inc. design duo with a  lecture and pop-up shop on Friday night at Emerge.

Wunder Funder – the new art/coworking/creative space in the Medical District – has an open house on Saturday at 6 p.m.


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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