5 Things To Do This Weekend: 5/9 – 5/11

Posted by Holly Whitfield | May 9th 2014 1469 0

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

Surprise: There's an Official 6th Thing To Do In Memphis This Weekend but you have to go to the I Love Memphis Tumblr to check it out. (I'm sneaky like that.) The Tumblr is: ilovememphisblog.tumblr.comIf you're a Tumblr user, it would be very fun if you'd follow me. I'll be posting extra photos and behind-the-scenes type stuff. 

1. Memphis Greek Festival, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Fri.- Sat., 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., $3/adults, $1/kids, all ages 
Take a trip to the  "little Greek island on Highland' this weekend for dancing (don't worry, there are lessons), a marketplace, tours of the church sanctuary, live music and yes, tons of food. If you can't stay for dinner, you can always get food in the drive-tru.

2. Bristerfest 4, Cooper Walker Place, Fri. – Sun., $15 per day / $35 for the weekend, all ages
In 2014, Bristerfest will cram more than 40 performances from musicians of every imaginable genre into three days. This year, Bristerfest is going to the next level with more activities like food trucks, mist-tents, a moon bounce for kids, Henna tattoos and face painting, a Hookah lounge, silent disco, and film festival hosted by Black Lodge. The whole event benefits GrowMemphis, a nonprofit that builds urban gardens and promotes local food sustainability. 

3. Dog-A-Roo, Shelby Farms, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., parking is $5, event is free, all ages + dogs of course
Memphis Veterinary Specialists are putting on a festival for the dogs this weekend, and all proceeds benefit Shelby Farms. Bring your dog (must be on a leash) and particpate in a canine costume contest, talent show, parade, agility course, training, Q&As with pet experts, music, a 4K, and more.

4. Shimmy Mob/Bluff City Bellydance Showcase, Overton Square/Rumba Room, Saturday, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., donations accepted/$18 at the door, all ages/18 and up
Memphis area bellydance troupes, including Memphis Raqs, Alima Tribe, Isis Dance Academy, and Mystic River dancers will perform to celebrate World Bellydance Day and benefit the Family Safety Center. The first performance is in Overton Square on Saturday at 4 p.m., and donations are accepted (and imporant). Later that evening, the dancers will perform at the Rumba Room. Tickets are $18 at the door and this one's 18 and up. 

5. Mother's Day, Everywhere, Sunday, depends on what you do, all ages

Just a friendly reminder that this Sunday is Mother's Day. There are several things going on this weekend, including brunches events, and shopping guides, to help you honor Mom. A big on in particualr is the Dance on Broad event on Saturday night, which features peformances from nationally renowed "Camille A. Brown & Dancers" group and is totally free. Click here for the full guide.

6. On Tumblr!

If none of these strike your fancy, try the updated calendar. 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. LOL Super cute 6th thing!  Have a great weekend!

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