5 Things to Do in Memphis This Weekend: 3/1- 3/3

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 1st 2013 1789 0

Happy Friday! Here's a list of five things you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend:

1. Spillit: On the Road, Stories of Travel, Crosstown Arts, Saturday, 7 p.m., free


Spillit is a storytelling series that features Memphians telling true, unscripted stories on stage without notes. This month, the story theme is travel. Admission is free, and there will be live music from Caleb Sweazy. Also, this is being held in Crosstown Arts' brand new performance space at 430 Cleveland.

2. Cirque Zuma Zuma, Buckman Performing Arts Center, Saturday, 7 p.m., $28

Cirque Zuma Zuma features circus performers from training schools in Kenya and Tanzania performing traditional acts (like juggling, contortion, acrobatics and dance) with an African twist. The show is all ages.

3. Dead Soldiers CD Release Party, Young Ave. Deli, Saturday, 9 p.m., $10

Dead Soldiers CD Release Party

Brace yourselves: the Dead Soldiers' first album, "All the Things You Lose" will be unleashed to the masses on Saturday night. The band's sound is southern gothic country, and they like to see how many people (and instruments) can fit on the stage at one time. The Might Souls Brass Band will start the show at 10 p.m., and Dead Soldiers will take the stage at 11 p.m.

4. The Original Blues Brothers Band, Minglewood Hall, Sunday, 7 p.m., $30

The Original Blues Brothers Band (yes, like from the movie) are reuninting at Minglewood Hall on Saturday for a concert benefitting the Stax Museum. It's only appropriate, given that the Blues Brothers band was made of Stax legends:  Steve Cropper, Lou Marinin and the late, great Duck Dunn.

5. 999 Freak Show, Newby's, Sunday, 9 p.m., $10

999 Eyes Freak Show

The 999 Eyes Freak Show is a traditional vaudeville show from Austin, Texas that features lovely ladies, dashing gents, human oddities and sideshow performers.That Damned Band will perform with them.

If none of these events make you want to leave the warm comfort of your home, check the calendar for tons more. As always, no matter what you do, I hope you have a great time.

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