5 Things to Do in Memphis This Weekend: 9/13 – 9/15
Happy Friday the 13th, y'all. Here are five events you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend:
The Southern Heritage Classic is so much more than the annual football game between Tennessee State University and Jackson State University. It's also a weekend-long celebration that includes golf tournaments, music, fashion shows, marching bands, comedians and tons of tailgaiting. Here's a full schedule of events.
The Orpheum is showing a college classic tonight, just in time for the start of the semester. "Animal House" is a tale of two fraternities, one full of terrifying Anglo-Saxons and one full of…everyone. It's lewd and hilarious and has a killer soundtrack, but it's definitely rated R.
Is there a better way to spen Friday the 13th than by watching "Rocky Horror Picture Show" in a theatre full of costumed friends who know the words, the dances, and the appropriate times to hurl things at the screen? There isn't, and if there is, I don't want to know about it.
Mark your calendars for midtown's biggest party. The Cooper-Young Festival shuts down the intersection of Cooper and Young (and several blocks in each direction) for a gigantic street fair on the third Saturday in September. Be sure to buddy up to your friends in the neighborhood: they've got clean bathrooms, driveways and might be having back yard parties.
Calling all desingers, developers, programmers and people with big ideas: Hack Memphis wants you for an intense day of creating and building. Hack Memphis is a day for the Memphis tech community to come together to creat new things, hack existsing software and share ideas. It's free, but pre-registration is required.
If none of these events light your fire, there are a ton more on the blog's calendar. Have fun, and come back and tell me about whatever it is you do on Monday.