5 Things To Do This Weekend: 8/22 – 8/24
Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the 5 things you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend. Also, don't forget to check out the ILM Guide to 2014 Fall Festivals and Events.
1. Addams Family, Theatre Memphis, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m./Sunday at 2 p.m., $30, all ages
Feeling creepy, kooky, mysterious, or spooky? Then head to the Addams Family musical comedy show, opening at Theatre Memphis tonight. Cousin Itt has been touring Memphis this week (you can see the photos on Theatre Memphis' Facebook page) and is ready with Gomez, Wednesday, Lurch, and all the rest to start a few weeks of shows. The Addams Family plays until September 14.
2. Plant-Based Food Festival, Audubon Park, Saturday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., free to enter/$7 for food demo/speaker tent, all ages
Who says there are no healthy eating options in Memphis? This weekend, head to Audubon Park to mix and mingle with people who are passionate about living healthy without use of animal products. There will be vendors with veggie/vegan food, fresh juices, plus food demos, workshops, live music, and more.
This Saturday kicks off the River Concert Series, a new series of local music shows at the Harbor Town Amphitheater to benefit The Maria Montessori School. Similar to Rock 'n' Romp, these concerts are a fun way for grownups to enjoy great music in a place where the little ones are welcome. Beer from Wiseacre and food from Miss Cordelia's.
Forget the bike lanes: Midtown's streets become super accessible to cyclists during the Midnight Classic Bike Tour this Saturday. The leisurely 17-mile escorted ride starts and ends at Tiger Lane (by the Liberty Bowl). Before and after the ride, there will be live music, food trucks, bike vendors and more. Don't forget your helmet or your bike light.
5. Dead Soldiers with Birdcloud, Hi-Tone, Saturday, doors at 9:30 p.m., $10, 18 and up
Memphis bluesgrassy rock-ish country group Dead Soldiers releases their new album "High Anxiety" this Saturday. Listen to a Dead Soldiers song. As for the opening act, Birdcloud, let's just say they sing like Southern sirens and swear like sailors. As the Facebook event says, "this one's gonna get rowdy."
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