5 Things To Do This Weekend: 5/30 – 6/1
Happy Friday Memphis! Here are the five things you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend.
PROMenade. Photo via Facebook.
Celebrate Memphis' Italian community with food, games, cooking contests and more at the Memphis Italian Festival. You can also play bocce ball and cornhole, and hear live music. Anyone can pay to be a people's choice judge and sample spaghetti gravy from three of the cooking teams.
2. Brewery Untapped, Friday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Friday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 9 pm. Sunday, free, all ages
It's the last weekend of Brewery Untapped, so go get a crawfish taco from The Truck Stop food truck, have a beer, hear local music. Read the full post here.
Note: On Sunday from noon to 6 p.m., $1 from each beer sale will be refunded back to customers in the form of a token, which you can then drop in a bucket to benefit your favorite charity. This week's beneficiaries are Peer Power Foundation, Mid-South Food Bank, GrowMemphis, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and New Ballet Ensemble and School.
The undead will roam South Main (during Trolley Tour) in search of brains during the eighth annual Memphis Zombie Massacre. If you want to participate, zombify yourself in the manner of your choosing. Read the full post here.
Bonus: If you love zombies, but aren't so into dressing up, try the Orpheum Summer Movie Series at 7 p.m. and see the Night of the Living Dead and Zombieland Double Feature. Go here for more info.
4. PROMendae: A Performance Party, Co-Motion Studio (416 N. Cleveland St.), Saturday, 7 p.m., $25, all ages
Memphis dancers and choreographers have put together the perfect combination of performance and party for Saturday night. Watched the skilled dancers of Project: Motion and hang around for drinks, dancing, and a DJ. Buy your tickets here.
5. Don't Be Afraid of the Comedy, Memphis, Hi-Tone Cafe, Sunday, 8:30 p.m., $3, 18 and up
"An evening of comedy hosted by the ever entertaining Josh McLane featuring some of Memphis' best and funniest ie: The Immortal Brandon Sams, The Incomparable Michael Kline , the Unmissable Jowa Horn, and The New Guy Thomas F. Oler." – from the Facebook event page.
Don't forget about ongoing events like the Levitt Shell Summer Concert Series (free concerts most weekend nights), Dance on Broad (dance performances and lessons on Saturday nights), Memphis Redbirds games at AutoZone Park, and Farmers Markets.
Whatever you do this weekend, I hope you have a blast. Tag your pics #ilovememphis and they might show up on the blog.