5 Things to Do in Memphis This Weekend: 10/26 – 10/28

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 26th 2012 972 0

Happy Friday! Here are five ways to spend the next three days:

1. River Arts Fest, South Main Arts District, Oct. 26 – 28, $5


During River Arts Fest, hundreds of local and national artists, bands and vendors invade the South Main Arts District for a three-day street festival. There's live music, plenty of food, hands-on art stations and live artist demonstrations. This year, admission to the festival is $5 on Saturday and afternoon on Sunday.

2. Haunted Web of Horrors, 700 N. Germantown Pkwy, every weekend in October plus Halloween, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. / 12 a.m. on the weekends, $10 per haunt / $18 for both

This is your last weekend to check out Memphis' finest haunted house. The Haunted Web of Horrors is located in the old Trinity Commons movie theatre, the crew goes all out with their two haunts, "Tormented" and "Dark Matter". Proceeds benefit Youth Villages.

3. Dia de los Muertos Celebration, El Mercadito (3766 Ridgeway Road), Saturday and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., free

Celebrate the Day of the Dead this weekend at El Mercadito in Hickory Hill. On Saturday, there's an exhibit of ofrendas (shrines) open to the public, but the big celebration is on Sunday. The ofrendas will still be on display, but there will also be traditional music and dance and a big family friendly festival.

4. Costume Twilight Tour, Elmwood Cemetery, Oct. 27, tours 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. , $15

The infamous residents of Memphis' most famous cemetery famous will come alive (via costumed actors) during the cemetery's annual costume twilight tour. The all-walking tours will run between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m., and you can purchase tickets at the gate. Kids under 12 get in free.

5. Passion Pit, Minglewood Hall, Saturday, doors at 7 p.m. / show at 8 p.m., $26

If you're in need of a good, solid electro-pop dance party, Minglewood Hall has you covered. Passion Pit is playing on Saturday night in support of their new-ish record "Take a Walk". Youngblood Hawk and Hollerado will open. Tickets are $26, general admission.

If none of these events butter your biscuit, check the calendar for a ton more. Whatever you're doing this weekend, I hope you have an amazing time. Come back and tell me about it on Monday.

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