5 Things to Do in Memphis This Weekend: 10/1 – 10/3
Happy Friday, Memphis! If you’re looking to get out this weekend, you’ve got tons of options. So many, in fact, that you may not know where to start. Try these five:
If you’re a fan of art and competition (I’m looking at you, Project Runway fans), you’ll love MemFeast. Seven local artists have submitted proposals for public art projects in the Crosstown neighborhood of Midtown. At MemFeast, attendees will get a tasty family style dinner, and the chance to select the project that will win a grant.
If you’ve got some old, broken or damaged metal items, haul them to Repair Days at the Metal Museum. The blacksmiths will give estimates and fix your fixtures. There are blacksmithing exhibitions and the location can’t be beat. It’s free to get in, but repairs are priced based on the work being done. All of the proceeds go to the Metal Museum.
The Tigers did well the last time they played at home, and hopefully the same will be true this weekend. Their game against Tulsa is the first conference game of the season. Tailgating on Tiger Lane will start early, and there will be appearances by cheerleaders, Tom II and the Mighty Sound of the South band.
If Flannery O’Connor short stories had a soundtrack, you can bet that Memphis band The Sultana would be asked to contribute a song. They’re bringing their cello-laced Southern Gothic sounds to the Cove this weekend. The $5 cover means plenty of money left over for cocktails.
If you’ve never been to Victorian Village (Memphis’ neighborhood of preserved Victorian homes), this weekend is the perfect time to check it out. They’re having a festival on Saturday with live music, a 5K, a picnic, free tours of Juvenile Court and half-priced tours of the Woodruff-Fontaine house.