5 Things To Do This Weekend: 4/4 – 4/6

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 4th 2014 1253 0

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

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1. 36-Hour Mega Adoptathon, Humane Society, 9 a.m. on Friday – 9 p.m. on Saturday, all ages, $36 or less
The Humane Society will be open for 36 hours straight this weekend, and over 15 different animal rescues and shelters will be onsite with adoptable animals. If you're ready to provide a good home for a sweet dog or adorable cat, the most you'll pay to adopt is $36. Hollywood Feed is offering gift cards along with every adoption and there are other actives as well. 

2. Memphis Farmer's Market, GE Patterson and S. Front St., Saturday, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m., free, all ages
Get downtown for the opening day of the Memphis Farmer's Market for giveaways for kids, live performances by Opera Memphis, pet adoptions, and of course, over 40 vendors with a bounty of fruits, veggies, breads, and more.

3. International Jewish Film Festival, Memphis Jewish Community Center Belz Theater, all weekend, $10 per film
The first International Jewish Film Festival kicked off on Thursday at the MJCC and continues with films on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday's film is Swedish film "Simon and the Oaks" and shows at 9 p.m., and Sunday's film is a documentary/comedy called "Hava Nagila" and shows at 1 p.m. The festival closes on Sunday night with a performances by the Maccabeats. For a full preview of the films, go here.

4. Memphis Symphony Rocks, Hard Rock Cafe on Beale St., Friday, 10 p.m., 
"The musicians of the Memphis Symphony can play more than just classical music! Come out to the Hard Rock for a chance to hang out with the MSO out of their tuxedos." – from memphissymphony.org. (Note: Harlan T. Bobo, Grace Askew, Alicja Trout, and more will be joining the MSO tonight, too.)

5. Hope Clayburn's Soul Scrimmage, Young Ave. Deli, Saturday, 9 p.m., $10, 21+
Have you listened to the intro to the I Love Memphis Podcast and wondered who that soulful voice singing is? Well, it's Memphis' funk/soul siren Hope Clayburn and her Soul Scrimmage band, and she's performing this Saturday in a benefit concert for the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center. You can purchase tickets online here or at the door. 

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 April 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. Allie says:

    Don't miss the memphis flower show this weekend at the Dixon! Free!

  2. Georgia says:

    All Memphis families with elementary-school aged children are invited to Rhodes College for our 17th annual Rites to Play carnival! Saturday, April 5th from 11:00am-3:00pm. Rites to Play is free and open to the public, and we will have many activities for the children, including inflatables, a rock wall, photo booth, petting zoo, kiddie train, and more. Rhodes student organizations will host various carnival booths. Hope to see you there!


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