5 Things To Do This Weekend: 5/1 – 5/3 (Giveaway ended)
Happy Memphis in May! If you want to read more about this weekend (which I'm calling the Biggest/Best/Busiest Weekend Ever) click here.
I'm giving away tickets Beale Street Music Festival! I have 1 pair each for for Saturday and 1 pair for Sunday. Here's how to win (read ALL the instructions): Giveaways ended! Congrats to our winners, Jessica and Kristen! 1. Comment on this post telling me if you want to go on Saturday. If you want to go on Sunday, CLICK HERE to comment on this post on Instagram and tag the friend who you'll take with you.
2. I will draw two random winners, one for Sat. and one for Sun., at 10 a.m. on Saturday, so be ready to check your email (set a phone alarm, maybe). If I don't hear from you pretty quickly, I'll have to give them to someone else, and that would be sad.
3. If you are one of the random winners, you must respond to my email and you must be available to meet me in person on Saturday (tomorrow, May 2) in midtown at noon.
That's it! Good luck!
Here are the 5 things you won't want to miss this weekend.
1. Beale St. Music Fest, Tom Lee Park, Friday – Sunday, all day, $50+, 13+
I don't want to jinx this, but the forecast looks…not rainy for Beale Street Music Festival. The festival, which kicks off Memphis in May, is three days of live music from artists like Lenny Kravitz, Pixies, Avett Brothers, Ed Sheeran, Hozier, and John Fogerty. Before you go, study the ABCs of Memphis in May.
2. Cooper Young Art Tour, Cooper Young businesses, Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., all ages/kid-friendly
Tonight is the second monthly Cooper Young Art Tour, where a dozen neighborhood businesses, restaurants, and galleries host pop-up art exhibits and open house. Something very special for this Friday is an open house at Revolutions Bicycle Co-Op at First Congo.
3. Matt Ruby Stand-Up Show, Brass Door (152 Madison Ave.), Friday, 8 p.m., $5, 18 and up
Comedian Matt Ruby has been featured on CNN.com, Huffington Post, MTV, NY Mag, Gawker, a ton of comedy fests, plus his own blog Sandpaper Suit, and video comic strip Vooza. And he's coming to the Brass Door for one night, for just five buckaroos. It's a great alternative for entertainment tonight if you're not a music fest person, or if you just like comedy. Or fun.
4. Cafe du Memphis, Overton Park East Parkway Pavilion, Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon, $6-$15, all ages
Join the Memphis Rotary Club in the Overton Park East Parkway Pavilion for a morning of food and fun. Proceeds to benefit the Dorothy Day House of Hospitality. Menu highlights: Cafe a Lait, Beignets, Shrimp & Grits, Beer, Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, Milk Punch
5. Latino Memphis Fest, Overton Park, Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., free, all ages
Spend Saturday at Overton Park celebrating the growing Hispanic culture in Memphis at the Latino Memphis Fest and Cinco-K-Mayo 5K. The race starts at 9 a.m. and the party goes 'til 4 p.m. with music, tons of food, shopping, and a salsa tasting contest.
Don't forget that Sunday is also Game 1 of Round 2 of the Western Conference playoffs for the Grizzlies. They'll take on Golden State at 2:30 p.m. Go here to see some suggestions on where to watch or the schedule, or head to the TN Brewery or contact the Rec Room to rent out a screen to watch with friends.
If you want to see the Kentucky Derby or the Mayweather v. Pacquiao boxing match on Saturday, both the Tennessee Brewery and Rec Room are showing them. You need to contact the Rec Room directly at recroommemphis.com or (901) 209-1137 to find out seating, cost, and screen availability.
I hope you have a great weekend. Don't forget to tag your photos #ilovememphis or #bestMEMweekend and they might show up on the blog next week.