5 Things To Do in Memphis This Weekend 3/21 – 3/23

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 21st 2014 2170 0

Happy Friday! Here are the 5 things you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend.

1. Mid-South Con, Hilton Memphis, March 21 – 23, all day, weekend passes are $50 adults / $25 for kids 12 and under, all ages

If you're into gaming, anime, comic books, science fiction or steampunk, mark your calendar for Mid-South Con. There's an art show, writer's conference, a masquerade ball, gaming and tons of awesome nerdy fun.

2. University of Memphis vs. George Washington, TBS, Friday, 5:55 p.m., free

Tonight our Tigers take on the George Washington Colonials in Raleigh. Whether you have a bracket or not, get yourself to a bar in front of a TV with some friends and watch Memphis in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament. Go Tigers Go!

3. Memphis Black Expo, Stax Museum/Agricenter International/Pink Palace, all weekend, all ages, $10/day, $15 on Sunday

This celebration of African American culture is going on all weekend, starting at the Stax Museum tonight with an opening reception. On Saturday, workshops on everything from fashion to entrepreneurship to police relations will take place at the Agricenter along with music and dance performances. Sunday night, Dominique Reighard (an America's Next Top Model contestant) will host a fashion and art show at the Pink Palace.  

4. The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Circuit Playhouse, all weekend,  $15+, 18 and up

It's the last weekend to catch this campy musical at Circuit Playhouse. I don't really think I can describe this any better than the theatre's website: "Sparkling like aluminum siding, this campy, caustic musical fable is ripe with adultery, strippers, murderous ex-boyfriends, Costco, and the Ice Capades." Leave the kids at home for this one.

5. J.D. Reager Album Release Party, Bar DKDC, Friday, 9 p.m., $5, 18 and up

Veteran Memphis musician J.D. Reager is releasing his new album "It's Dangerous to Go Alone! Take This." tonight with his band the CB3 (featuring Bubba John Bonds on drums and bass player Eric Wilson) and extra-special guests Mark Edgar Stuart, The Modifiers, and DJ Jameson. 

Whatever you do this weekend, I hope you have a blast. Tag your pics #ilovememphis and they might show up on the blog. Don't forget to follow I Love Memphis on TwitterFacebookInstagram, or Pinterest or listen to the March I Love Memphis Podcast if you're into that sort of thing. 

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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