5 Things to Do in Memphis This Weekend: 8/3 – 8/5

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 3rd 2012 2817 0

Happy Friday, y'all. Here's your grocery list of five awesome things to do in Memphis this weekend:

1. Women's Theatre Festival, Circuit Playhouse / Playhouse on the Square / Theatreworks, Friday and Saturday, various times,  various prices

The first-ever Memphis Women's Theatre Festival is a weekend of plays by and about women, dance, workshops in writing, directing, dancing and spoken word. The shows and workshops are priced by event (or, you can get a day pass). If you only make it to one show, make it Voices of the South's "Prison Stories V" at Theatreworks on Saturday at 1 p.m.

2. Price Is Right Art Show, David Lusk Gallery, Friday, 6 p.m., free

Price is right art show, Memphis, Tenn.

If you've got champagne art tastes on a High Life budget, the annual Price Is Right show is for you. All of the pieces in this group show are less than $1000. The opening is from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., and it's always packed (but in a fun way).

3. "The Wizard of Oz", Orpheum Theatre, Friday, 7 p.m., $7 adults, $5 kids

Here's why you should put your ruby slippers on and bring your family to see "The Wizard of Oz" at the Orpheum tonight: it's a classic. It's a great story. Your kids' minds will be blown by the special effects. Ok, so the last point isn't so valid, but the film, which was made in 1939, is fairly impressive for its time. The festivities start at 6:30 and the film starts at 7:15.

4. Elvis 7s Rugby Tournament, USA Stadium, Saturday, all day, free to watch

Elvis Week doesn't technically start until next week, but tons of rugby players are getting started early at the annual Elvis 7s Rugby Tournament at USA Stadium in Millington. The tournament, which has been going on since 1987, features teams from all over the country competing for the Hound Dog Championship.

5. Andy Milonakis with Muck Sticky, Newby's, Saturday 9 p.m., $10

Comedian Andy Milonakis and local slacker rapper Muck Sticky are performing together for one night only this weekend in what's sure to be a gleefully adolescent good time. What I can tell you for sure is that it's going to be casual – Muck is a man who tends to favor PJs while he raps.

If none of these events are your thing, there are tons more on the blog's calendar. No matter what you do this weekend, I hope you have a blast. Come back and tell me about it on Monday.

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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  1. Tiffany says:

    Thank you so much for mentioning the rugby tournament!!

  2. Paul Kossik says:

    Perfect weather for rugby.

  3. Chloe says:

    This too! Saturday 7-11 in My Big Backyard at Memphis Botanic Garden: http://www.hooper-troopers.com/thehoopinglife/ We're hosting a screening of an independent film about how hula hoops have transformed lives, with all proceeds benefitting Youth Villages. Beatiful space, beautiful people, music, dancing, hooping (of course), good vibes, good cause, and a food truck. What more could you ask for!

  4. John says:

    I work Saturday but would like to check out the rugby tourney. Any idea what time it is anticipated to finish?

  5. Tiffany says:

    John, hope that you were able to make it out, but if not their fall season will be starting up in about a month or so.  The schedule is not up yet, but there will be updates here:  http://memphisbluesrugbyclub.com/schedule.html

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