5 Things To Do This Weekend: 3/28 – 3/30

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 28th 2014 1976 0

Hello and Happy Friday! Before we get to event recommendations, I have a little housekeeping.

a) The Tower Courtyard at Overton Square is starting a new concert series called Thursdays Squared, which will go from April to August. I'll release the full lineup next week, but until then, mark your calendars for the first show – Party Planet with guests Patrick Dodd, Al Kapone, and Ruby Wilson on April 17 ($5 cover).

b) The April 2014 Podcast is up for your listening pleasure. My co-host Kevin Cerrito and I talk about a bunch of fun things happening in Memphis this month, and we talk to Hog & Hominy chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman about…drumroll please…their new butcher shop/deli opening this sumer. Listen here, or subscribe on iTunes.

And now, here are the five things you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend: 


1. Arts, Beats, and Eats, Bert Ferguson Park (Cordova), Saturday, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m., all ages, free

Part of Memphis' 11th annual "Muslims in March" celebration, Arts, Beats, and Eats, will have a ton of artistic and cultural actives for all ages, including, but not limited to: arts and crafts for sale, beatboxers, drumlines, dancers, lots of food including BBQ, and a 3 on 3 Basketball tournament starting at 2 p.m. 

2. Pinteresting, LMAC Studio (688 S. Cox St.), Saturday, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., $10, 18+

Designed as an antidote to our collective Season Affective Disorder, this event gathers together arts and crafts lovers for Pinterest-inspired workshops, a studio tour and mixer, and lots of free wine and BBQ. There will be a painting/mixed media workshop, a graphic design workshop, and a chalkboard hand lettering demo, all given by Memphis artists.

3. Live Up Fest, Hi-Tone, Saturday, starts at 5 p.m., $20 at the door, 21+

Be a part of Memphis' very first reggae festival this weekend and support Sahel Revival, a nonprofit agency that provides free access to clean water for families in Sub-Saharan Africa. Hang out and hear Memphis reggae groups Chinese Connection Dub Embassy, Roots of a Rebellion, The LTG, and Kween Jasira, and a ton more. 

4. World Domination Scrabble Tournament, Cotton Museum, Sunday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., $25 individual/$100 team, 14+

Show off your verbal prowess for a cause! Head to the historic Cotton Museum for the first-ever World Domination Scrabble Tournament to benefit Grizzlies Prep, a public chartered school in downtown Memphis that educates young men in grades sixth through eighth. Teams of four can sign up for $100 or individuals can pay $25 and be placed on a team. The Cotton Museum will provide the game supplies, brunch cocktails, and treats. 

5. Luther Dickinson Album Release Party, Shangri-La Records, Sunday, 3:30 p.m., free all ages

Luther Dickinson (of the North Mississippi Allstars) is releasing a solo acoustic album, "Rock 'n Roll Blues" on Sunday with a free show on the patio at Shangri-La Records, which will also have a 10 percent off sale on everything in the store on Sunday. Check out this excellent article on Dickinson by Bob Mehr.

Take a look at the Spring Events Guide for more ideas for this weekend (including Brooks Uncorked, Memphis Fashion Week, and Mudbugs in March). 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 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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  1. Laura todd says:

    I am the Ex. Director for Main Street Collierville and have been following the blog on entertainment. We will be releasing our 2014 sunset on the square summer concert line- up in the next couple of weeks. Can I send you a press release? Or would you like to include info about our 23rd annual event?
    Thanks and look forward to hearing from you!

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