5 Things To Do In Memphis This Weekend: 3/6 – 3/8
Happy Friday, Memphis! If you missed it, I put out a news update late yesterday with announcements about new breakfast options in Memphis, plus all your snow photos. Check that out here.
And now, here are the five things to do in Memphis this weekend.
1. Memphis Comedy Fest, Theatreworks/other locations, all weekend, $40 festival pass or individual tickets, 21 and up
The Memphis Comedy Fest is back for another four days of laughs featuring stand up comedians, improv groups, comedy workshops, short films, games and more. Go here for a full festival schedule, or better yet,listen to the February I Love Memphis Podcast, which features Memphis Comedy Fest Director Katrina Coleman discussing the event.
2. Cooper Young Art Tour, Cooper Young businesses, Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., all ages/kid-friendly
Tonight is the inaugural Cooper Young Art Tour at about ten different neighborhood businesses, restaurants, and galleries hosting pop-up "art walls" and exhibits. This is going to be a regular thing on the first Fridays of each month, with more programming coming as the weather gets warmer.
3. Winnie The Pooh Play, Circuit Playhouse, Saturday, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., $10 adults/$5 children, all ages/kid-friendly
Here's something for the kids to do after they've had enough snowman-making and Frozen-inspired outdoor musical performances: see the musical adventures of Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, and Christopher Robin at Circuit Playhouse in Overton Square. If you miss it this weekend, it's playing again next Saturday, March 7 at the same times.
4. Phoenix Club Mardi Gras and Casino Party, Central Station (545 S. Main St.), Saturday, 8 p.m. – midnight, $55 person/$85 couple, 21 and up
This year's 18th annual Mardi Gras and Casino Party (sponsoring the Boys and Girls Club) features blackjack, roulette, and craps tables with prizes, beer and specialty drinks, live music from Nite Life Band and the headliner Project Pat. Wear your beads and your mask, and bring some extra cash for the Fireball booth – all donations go to the Boys and Girls Club. Read more about the BGCGM Tech Training Center here.
5. BooyA Base Competition, Cafe Keough (12 S. Main St.), Sunday, 1:30 p.m., $15, 21 and up
Memphis celebrity chefs concoct their take on the perfect bouillabaisse (a seafood stew) to impress all-star judges, including restauranteurs Karen Carrier Blockman and Patrick Riley, as well as food columnist John Klyce Minervini. Proceeds to benefit Mid-South Food Bank. Read more about the event here.