5 Things To Do In Memphis This Weekend: 10/31 – 11/2

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 31st 2014 1834 0

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


1. Indie Memphis Film Festival, Overton Square, all weekend, $15 per movie/ $50 standby pass/$100 festival pass/$260 priority pass, 18 and up 
The 17th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival is an amazing weekend of filmmakers, panels, awards, and lots and lots of films. The movies will screen at several theaters in Overton Square. Don't know which movies to pick? Here's a list of the 10 Must-See Movies at this year's festival.

2. Wicked Ways Haunted House, 160 Cumberland St., Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. – midnight, $15, 13 and up 
If you're a Halloween purist, like to be scared, and don't mind a little line-waiting, this is the one for you. Wicked Ways used to be in Lakeland, but near Broad Avenue this year. It's an indoor terror fest is filled with zombies, crazy clowns, and cameras that will capture you looking terrified. The Wicked Ways Haunted House benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

3. Hi-Tone Halloween Costume Party, Hi-Tone Cafe, Friday, 9 p.m., $10, 18 and up
The annual costume contest at the Hi-Tone continues again this year with the Best Dressed Male and Best Dressed Female winning free admission to the Hi-Tone for the next year. Even if you're not dressing up, you need to go to this to hear Dead Soldiers and James & The Ultrasounds (and people watch).

4. India Fest, Saturday, Agricenter International, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., $5, all ages/kid-friendly
Over Halloween? No worries, India Fest on Saturday will be a welcome change of pace. Head to the Agricenter to shop in an Indian bazaar (market), try authentic Indian food, and see dance, hear music, and plenty of stuff for the kids. Bonus: India Fest is #275 on the list of 365 Things to Do in Memphis.

5. Rock 'n' Romp, Saturday, Overton Park, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., $5 adults/kids free, all ages/kid-friendly (you have to bring a kid to get in)
One of the coolest concert series in Memphis is having its final show of the season – it's great Memphis music that grown-ups like, but in a daytime, kid-friendly show. On the bill for the season finale is Marcella and Her Lovers, the Maitre D's, and Triceratops. Enjoy free food and Memphis Made Beer while it lasts. 

Side Note: Also don't forget about the Tigers football game tonight. Bret Michaels plays a free concert beforehand. 

What are you dressing up as this year? Don't forget to take lots of pictures and tag 'em #ilovememphis.

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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. Brock says:

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Evergreen! Friday night at midnight. $10 at the door, doors open at 11:30.

  2. IHOP is giving a free scary pancake to kids that they can decorate with different toppings. 

  3. TONIGHT (Oct. 31st) The MemPhoenix Group is sponsoring #BohoWeen at The Phoenix (1015 S. Cooper)! Artists performing will be Chris Reeder (bellydancing), Aisha Raison (spoken word), Tonya Dyson (R&B), Jay DaSkreet (Hip Hop artist), and JazzEclecticFolks (live band – the name says it all)!  Proceeds will be benefitting The Memphis Center for Independent Living.


    Tundrea Lyons

    The MemPhoenix Group

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