5 Things To Do In Memphis This Weekend: 3/27 – 3/29
Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are five things you won’t want to miss this weekend.
Awesome poster by the always amazing Lauren Rae.
1. Memphis Fashion Week, MCA and Overton Square, Friday and Saturday, $50 per night / $200 VIP for the weekend, 18+
Memphis Fashion Week brings together local and regional designers, models, photographers, artists, and other fashion industry types for several days of runway shows, parties, and boutique events. Friday night’s runway show at Memphis College of Art, and Saturday’s shows will take place at Overton Square’s Tower Courtyard and features work from several well-known designers, including Diane Von Furstenburg.
2. “Trolley” Night, South Main businesses, Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., free, all ages
March’s Trolley Night is tonight, and there’s a ton of music and art to make up for the lack of actual trolleys. Head to Hyde Gallery for an MCA photography exhibit, abstract art at Charlotte Jewelry, songwriter’s night at 550 S. Main, and more music at E&H, Guiding Point Financial, Rizzo’s, and Love Pop Soda Shop. There’s also a book signing at the Book Juggler and a cotton candy machine in the ghost lot next to E&H, plus more things at different businesses.
3. Time-Warp Drive-In, Summer Drive-In, Saturday, 7:20 p.m. – ‘til, $10 per person, all ages
Black Lodge Video and Malco Theatres present this year’s Time Warp Drive In series, which kicks off on March 28 with an evening of movies entitled “It Came From The Drive-In (movies that Inspired Rocky Horror)”, including King Kong (1933), It Came From Outer Space (1953), When Worlds Collide (1951), and The Invisible Man (1933). Go here to see the lineup for all nine Time Warp Drive In nights.
4. Disney In Concert, Orpheum Theatre, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m., $30 – $130, all ages/kid-friendly
“Disney In Concert: Magical Music from the Movies” is a Memphis Symphony Orchestra performance featuring songs from Disney favorites, clips from the movies, and live singing. This is a worthwhile show for a couple of reasons. First, it’s a fun way to introduce kids to both the Orpheum and the Symphony. Second, it’s a benefit for the Symphony, which could use a little help right now. Third, if you’ve never been to classical music concert, this is a good one to try because the video clips and live singing will keep things interesting. Read more here.
5. River Series, Harbor Town Amphitheater, Sunday, doors at 2 p.m., $5, all ages/kid-friendly
Similar to Rock ‘n’ Romp, the River Series concerts are a fun way for grownups to enjoy great music and beer in a place where the little ones are welcome. Amy LaVere and Will section with Alicja Pop perform this Sunday and proceeds benefit The Maria Montessori School. Note: This was originally on Saturday, but has been moved to Sunday due to weather.
Also going on this weekend is an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids at Elmwood Cemetery on Saturday morning, Cooper Young Farmer’s Market on Saturday monring as always, the Femme Fatale Ball Burlesque Show at Earnestine & Hazel’s on Saturday, and more events on the calendar.
Whatever you do this weekend, I hope you have a blast! Tweet at me @ilovememphis and tell me about it, or follow me on Instagram, Pinterest, or Facebook for more ideas on how to love and enjoy our city.
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