5 Things To Do This Weekend: 10/26 – 10/28
Happy Halloween weekend, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss, plus a few extras. If you’re looking for Halloween events, check out this guide.
Also – this weekend you can ride Explore Bike Share for free! Check out the details here.
1. Ballet Memphis Presents: Fall Mix, Ballet Memphis (Overton Square), Friday through Sunday, $15 and up, all ages
It’s ballet beyond what you’ve ever seen. Ballet Memphis hosts the world premieres of their Fall Mix works this weekend. World-class contemporary ballet set to music from Memphis classic artists like Al Green and Rufus Thomas, new fave Julien Baker, and Memphis label Unapologetic (featuring IMAKEMADBEATS, Cameron Bethany, PreauXX, Kid Maestro, C Major and Aaron James).
This is a collaboration of many local talents – choregorphaers, dancer, musicians, artists – and is a must-see. Tickets start at just $15 and there are only seven performances, Oct. 26 -28 and Nov. 1-4. Check out a Spotify playlist to get you warmed up here.
2. River Arts Fest + Mighty Lights Celebration, Riverside Drive, Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 10 am.-5 p.m., $5, all ages
This year, River Arts Fest is bigger and better than ever.More than 180 local, regional and national artists will exhibit and sell their original pieces; plus, there’s live music, art demos, activities for kids, and food and drink for sale. This year the event is blocking off Riverside Drive between Beale and Jefferson for the fest.
On Saturday after 5 p.m., it’s free because it’s the opening for Mighty Lights, a state-of-the-art light show on the Hernando DeSoto Bridge that will coordinate with the LED lights on the Harahan Bridge.
3. BurgerFest, Tiger Lane, October 27, Saturday, noon – 10 p.m., $10 gen. admission/$25 tasting ticket, all ages
Best Memphis Burger Fest is back, under new ownership, and now called “Burgerfest”. There will be a burger bar, local beers, live music courtesy of GonerRecords and i96, and a kids’ area. No teams with samples this year, but the burger bar is being catered by Chef Tam, and it looks amazing.
4. Grizzlies v. Suns, FedExForum, Saturday, 7 p.m., prices vary, all ages/kid-friendly
We take on Phoenix in this Saturday night home game. Everybody gets a magnet schedule. See more Grizz giveaways here.
5. Pop-Up Sunset Jazz, Court Square Downtown, Sunday, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Enjoy free live jazz music in Court Square. They’ll have food trucks and limited seating; feel free to bring your lawn chairs and blankets.
Plus, a few extras…
Don’t forget it’s Trolley Night on Friday from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., though they may go later due to Halloween festivities.
Also, look in to Reimagining Historic Melrose events all weekend, about the revitalization of the historic Melrose High School building.