5 Things To Do This Weekend: 2/7 – 2/9

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 7th 2014 1532 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you don't want to miss out on this weekend. 

The Travelocity Roaming Gnome is in Memphis this weekend, and I had the honor of eating dinner with him last night. Here's the Gnome with 30+ year veteran Rendezvous server, "Robert, Jr." Follow the gnome this weekend for more Memphis shots (and witty banter) at @RoamingGnome on Twitter or @RoamingGnome on Instagram. This photo via @ilovememphisblog on Instagram.

1. Memphis Comedy Fest, Theatreworks / P&H / Poplar Lounge, all weekend, $10/show or $40 weekend pass, 18+/21+ for late-night events

The Memphis Comedy Fest is a four-day show featuring different events, from standup to improv shows to humor videos. Read the full post here. See the full schedule here.

2. Valentine's Day Shopping, Broad Avenue and Saddle Creek, all weekend, all ages

Pick out something fun for your sweetie (and/or yourself) this weekend. Broad Avenue shops are offering "Valentine SOS" specials on Saturday. The Bead Couture shop on Broad is having their grand opening that day. The "Hearts and Flowers" shopping event in Saddle Creek goes on all weekend and through next week. On Saturday, Paper & Clay artist Brit McDaniel is giving a demonstration at Madewell in Saddle Creek; Tamp & Tap coffee and Muddy's treats will be available. 

3. Inspired Resistance, Crosstown Arts, Friday, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., free, all ages

A group of eight local artists will come together for a free show (with free beer) that expresses how they found something difficult to do and did it right. The show's curator, Ian Lemmonds (aka Memphis Threat) explains: "Occasionally you spend a ton of time on something, and when you get to the end, it just ends up being bad…But if you’re inspired enough by what you do, that inspiration turns into a kind of resistance. This resistance is what allows one to keep working…The artists making up this show continue to keep going. They are inspired, and in turn this inspiration is reflected in the high level of their work."

4. Chinese New Year Celebration, Belz Museum, Saturday, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., free, all ages

Bring your family to the Belz Musuem on Saturday for a series of events lasting all afternoon – and all free. Storytelling sessions, fashion show, a guided tour, music, and a raffle make up this year's celebration of the Year of the Horse.

5. Mix-Odyssey, Jack Robinson Gallery, Sunday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., $40, 21 +

On February 9, Volunteer Odyssey is hosting their first fundraiser, Mix-Odyssey. Head over to Jack Robinson Gallery and enjoy entertainment from Grizzlies DJ Justin Baker, MC Lauren Squires, and local mixologists competing for your vote for best cocktail. 

I hope you have a great weekend! I'll leave you with this Instagram from @RoamingGnome – he was getting ready for his BBQ-filled weekend in Memphis. (Yes, that is an emergency poncho and wet-wipe ammo belt he's wearing.)

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. Dusty says:

    Forget about ESPN GameDay being in Memphis for the game against Gonzaga?

  2. Holly Whitfield says:

    Hi Dusty! Definitely did not forget about GameDay. Unless you're a student planning to wait in line for a wristband tomorrow a.m., tickets are pretty limited at this point (though there are some left!) Since you mentioned it, here's some more information for others who might be students and want to know the procedure for getting in:  http://www.memphis.edu/sga/news/index.php

    Or if you want to try to get a ticket – http://fedexforum.com

    Thanks! And – Go Tigers Go!

  3. Dadof3 says:

    Hi, Holly – Do you happen to know any photographers in the Memphis area (excluding Lasting Impressions in the mall) that takes Easter pictures with live bunnies, ducks, chicks, etc.?


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