5 Things To Do This Weekend: 8/22 – 8/24

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 22nd 2014 1500 0

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.

3. Memphis Dawls and Robby Grant, Harbor Town Amphitheater (740 Harbor Bend Rd.), Saturday, doors at 6 p.m., $5 minimum donation, all ages – kid friendly

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.

4. Meritan Midnight Classic Bicycle Tour, Kickoff at the Liberty Bowl, Saturday, 9 p.m., all ages

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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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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  2. Chip says:


    Have you ever heard of Prison Stories?  This is a unique and powerful event in our city and this weekend are the final known performances.  I know I follow your 5 Things every week and thought you might want to make others aware of this…

    There is a facebook event page if you search Prison Stories (this weekend is the 9th in the series).  https://www.facebook.com/events/1446109462329478/

    Thanks for all you do, Chip

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