5 Things to Do in Memphis This Weekend: 5/24 – 5/26
Happy Friday! Here are five fun things to do in Memphis on this three-day weekend:
Park your bike under the giant disco ball in Crosstown for the third annual Bikespolitation festival. It kicks off Friday night at 5 p.m. with the opening of the bike art gallery and a live sculpture from Yvonne Bobo. They'll also have screenings of bicycle-themed films, live music on the Mobile Music Machine, smoothies from the bicycle blender, a vintage bike show, roller races, a special two-wheeled version of the Amurica photo booth, and tons of interactive art.
Jookin' – the uniquely Memphis style of dance that combines elements of hip-hop and ballet – is coming to Mud Island this weekend for the Man of a Thousand Moves Jookin' Championship. If you've never seen Jookin' before, it's pretty amazing, with the dancers doing moves so smooth that it almost looks like they're floating.
Another successful Memphis in May comes to an end this weekend with the Sunset Symphony in Tom Lee Park. Bring your family, your lawn chairs and picnics to the park and listen to the Memphis Symphony Orchestra's annual pops concert, culminating in a fireworks display over the Mississippi.
The Western Conference Finals come to Memphis tomorrow night, thank God. Head to the Forum (or anywhere that has a TV) to watch the home team hopefully, finally put the hurt on the Spurs. If you're new to Grizz fandom, welcome – we're glad to have you. Check out the Flyer's excellent glossary for newbie Grizz fans before the game. Whoop that trick!
If you haven't had a chance to check out Central Barbecue's huge new South Main location, Sunday would be an excellent time to do it. The Mighty Souls Brass Band – one of my favorite local bands of late – are playing a free show on the patio at 2 p.m.
If none of these events are the sort of thing you're into, there are plenty more on the blog's calendar. As always, have a great weekend and come back and tell me about it on Tuesday (because you'll still be weekend-ing on Monday).