5 Things To Do This Weekend: 5/30 – 6/1

Posted by Holly Whitfield | May 30th 2014 217 2

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


PROMenade. Photo via Facebook.

1. Memphis Italian Festival, Marquette Park, May 29 – 31, all day, $10-$15, all ages

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. 

3. 8th Annual Zombie Massacre, Army/Navy Park in South Main Historic Arts District, Friday, steps off at 6:30 p.m., free, but bring a canned good or donation for Mid-South Food Bank, all ages

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. 

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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. I'm looking for an old friend from Memphis her name is Rhonda Yarbough we spent a lot of time at a bar in Frazier call  Millers Cave and if anyone knows her or her family please send me a message or give it to her, Thanks Kristie

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