5 Things To Do This Weekend: 3/7 – 3/9
Happy Friday! Here are the five things you don't want to miss in Memphis this weekend. But first, be on the lookout for someone's socks in midtown. They're missing.
1. Save the Symphony Benefit, Evergreen Presbyterian Church, Friday, 7:30 p.m., free but donations are important, all ages
The musicians of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra are banding together to host a benefit concert for the MSO. In light of recent financial struggles, the musicians are doing everything in their power (including donating their time to this concert) to help save their organization and to continue to bring music and arts to the city of Memphis. So go, donate, and enjoy the fine work from your fellow Memphis musicians.
2. Memphis Dawls with Fox and the Bird, The Hi-Tone, Friday, 9 p.m., $8, 18+
Hometown heroines Memphis Dawls will share the Hi-Tone's stage tonight with Fox and the Bird, a neo-folk group from Dallas. The Memphis Dawls are on the lineup for Beale Street Music Fest this year, and also will release their first full-length album later this year.
3. CTI 3D Giant Theatre Grand Opening, Pink Palace, Saturday, events all day, movies in the afternoon, $16 for double feature, all ages
The former IMAX theatre at the Pink Palace is now the CTI 3D Giant Theatre, and you can celebrate the grand opening with free museum admission, face painting, and door prizes all day Saturday. Catch the double feature in the afternoon – Flight of the Butterflies in 3D followed by Tornado Alley in 3D.
4. Sneakfest Sneakerfest, Memphis Cook Convention Center, Saturday, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., $12.50, all ages
Imagine 35,000 square feet of vendors selling everything form sneakers, clothing and accessories to performing customizations…Apparently there are a group of people called "sneakerheads" who attend these fests to buy, sell, and yes, trade their designer kicks. According to their website, there will be music and DJs from 107.1, raffles, and attendees are encouraged to "Bring Kicks. As Many As You Can Hold."
5. Phoenix Mardi Gras Party & Casino Night, Cadre Building, Saturday, 8 p.m., $50 at the door, 21 and up
It's a yearly tradition involving about a thousand Memphians decked out in their cocktail fanciest and ready to party, gamble, and give back to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis. Read the full post here.
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 Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest if you're into that sort of thing.