5 Things To Do In Memphis This Weekend 2/27 – 3/1
Happy Friday, Memphis! It's another busy weekend in the Bluff City. Here are the five things you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend.
1. South Main Trolley Night, South Main District, Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. or later, free, all ages/kid-friendly
February's Trolley Night is tonight, and there's a ton of music to make up for the lack of actual trolleys. There are at least six different live musical performances going on at South Main businesses such as Grawemeyers, the Double J, Green Beetle, and Earnestine and Hazels. As always, there are open houses with drinks and refreshments at businesses and galleries, plus a music video release party for Faith Evans Ruch at Signal Flow PR ($5 admission includes beer).
2. 6th Annual Brew Movement Against M.S., Pink Palace, Friday, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m, $40 at the door, 21 and up
This party features home-brew and craft beer, music, food, and an auction, all to benefit the Mid-South Chapter of the MS Society. There will be chili, BBQ, and Cajun food, plus an opportunity to mix and mingle with Memphis' craft and homebrew community.
3. Live From Memphis Slim's, Memphis Slim House (1130 College St.), Saturday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., free, all ages
Head to the award-winning Memphis Slim's House near the Stax Museum for an afternoon of collaboration from musicians and artists including soul singer Nick Black, hip hop and spoken word duo Artistik Approach, plus c'beyohn and The Bill Killahs and Ziggy Tucker in the gallery.
4. Condomonium 2015, Playhouse on the Square, Saturday, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. your age + $5, 21 and up
You don't want to miss this year's edition of Condomonium, a fashion show, party and fundraiser for CHOICES, a nonprofit that provides reproductive healthcare to local women. The theme, "Put A Bird On It" is sure to result in some great fashion and accessories (all made of condoms, of course) and plenty of revelry.
5. The 3rd Annual Noir Fashion Show and Soiree, Jack Robinson Gallery (44 Huling Ave.), Sunday, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m., $30 – $50, 18 and up
Support black-owned beauty and fashion businesses and recognize Black History Month at Noir Fashion Show and Soiree events this weekend featuring local boutiques, designers, salons, and more. Tonight (Friday) is the Night In Harlem Mixer at KPreSha Boutique (323 S. Main St.) at 9 p.m.; tickets are $10. The main event is Sunday at Jack Robinson Gallery and features a fashion show, musical guests, and an after party. Go here for all the tickets.
If you're looking for more to do, there's a ton of stuff tonight, including the Grizzlies v. Clippers at FedExForum, Spillit Story Slam, Cotton Musuem Season Starter Party, and Blues and Brews at Young Ave. Deli with guitar prodigy Kingfish. Head to the calendar for more events.
One more thing…
This week I wanted to do a quick spotlight on an organization that is so important to our community: the Exchange Club Family Center. The Exchange Club helps families and children experiencing abuse and works to stop the cycle of violence by serving 5,500 adults and children through 23 different therapy and educational programs. This month is their 30th anniversary.
If you want to help celebrate and support the Exchange Club Family Center, go to their annual Hands of Hope Auction and Anniversary Celebration at 7 p.m. at the University Center this Saturday. Go here for ticket info. Last year's auction featured everything from private dinners with celebrity chefs, tickets to the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade in NYC, a week at the beach, and more – some really good stuff!
The most important thing: If you or someone you know is in an abusive situation, the Exchange Club Family Center is here to help. There's a 24 hour hotline (901) 276-2200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, I hope you have a great weekend. Tag your photos #ilovememphis and they might show up on the blog on Monday!