5 Things To Do This Weekend: 4/22 – 4/24

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 22nd 2016 2814 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! It’s one of those jam-packed, biggest-weekend-ever kinds of weekends. Here are five things you won’t want to miss, plus a few extras.

1. Broad Avenue Spring Art Walk, Broad Avenue, Friday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., free to attend, all ages
Broad Avenue Art Walks feature open houses at businesses along Broad, sidewalk sales, food trucks and vendors, beer and wine stands, live music, and more. Don’t forget that Wiseacre is releasing a brand-new beer tonight, in collaboration with the Commercial Appeal, called Men Not Machines. That launch party will start at 4 p.m., and you can read more here.

2. Memphis Grizzlies v. San Antonio Spurs 2016 Playoffs Games, FedExForum, Friday at 8:30 p.m./Sunday at noon, prices vary, all ages
It’s been a challenging season, but that doesn’t mean that Memphis shouldn’t show up and support the guys who are wholeheartedly donning Grizz jerseys during these games. So grab your growl towel (the first games’ towels say “Believe Memphis”) and head to the Grindhouse. It’s our turn as fans to grit ‘n’ grind it through this series. GO GRIZZ!

3. Southern Hot Wing Festival, Mississippi River Park, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., $12 advance / $15 at the gate, all ages
The Southern Hot Wing Festival is back for its 14th year. Cooking teams will serve up hot wings (and some will give out samples for a $1 – $2 donation to Ronald McDonald House), there will be live music from bands, and there’s a (usually kind of hilarious) hot wing eating contest.

4. Vollintine Evergreen Art Walk, V&E Greenline, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., free, all ages
Local artists and vendors will line the V&E Greenline in Midtown for the fifth annual V&E Art Walk. In addition to over 60 local artist booths, the festival will have food vendors, kids’ activities, live music and a silent auction. If you’ve never been there, the V&E Greenline is an unpaved trail that starts at Cleveland and North Parkway and runs to Rhodes College.


5. Lucero Family Block Party w/ St. Paul and the Broken Bones, outside Minglewood Hall, Saturday, starts at noon, $26 – $61, 21+
It’s an all-day mini music festival featuring Lucero, with St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Cory Branan, Mark Edgar Stuart, and Young Valley outside at Minglewood Plaza. There will be food trucks and vendors. Click here to check out the stage times.

Another big thing going on this weekend is the Beale Street Wine Race on Sunday. Cheer on your favorite Memphis restaurant workers as they compete in an adult version of elementary school field day…with wine.

Also: the River Series at Harbor Town kicks off on Saturday with NOTS, Chickasaw Mound, and DJ Painted Bird.

On Saturday, Church Health Center will host Walking as One from 9 a.m. to noon. There’s a community walk, the Mighty Souls Brass Band, food trucks, games and more. Go here for registration details.

Also also: the Latin Food and Tequila Festival is on Sunday. I don’t have a lot of details, but it looks like you’ll need to buy tickets at the door.

Overton Square will host a three-day art festival, Art Squared, this Friday – Sunday starting at 11 am. each day. More details here.

Friday (click here to see more details for the following events)

– Humane Society Mega Adoptathon

Choose 901 Pop-Up Shop at Visible Music College

– Dixon Garden Fair

– Food Truck Fridays At The Dixon

– Men Not Machines Wiseacre Beer Release Party

– “Perfect Is Boring” Art Show opening at Crosstown

– Taste of Jubilee

– Hoedown For Hope

– Footprints in Motion Derby

– Short in the Sleeve Album Release @Otherlands

Friday Night Stripes Memphis Tigers Football team scrimmage at the Liberty Bowl

Saturday (click here to see more details for the following events)

– Relay For Life of Memphis

– Relay For Life of Arlington

Choose 901 Pop-Up Shop at Visible Music College

– Humane Society Mega Adoptathon continues

– Earth Wide Open / Mineral, Fossil, Jewelry Show

– Bookstock 2016 at the Memphis Central Library

– Art on the Levee in Proctor Arkansas

– Frankie Ballard at the New Daisy

– 39th Original Art Auction

– Memphis Redbirds game

– M-town Throwdown party for The Phoenix Club

– Collage Dance Company’s “Genesis” performance at the Halloran Centre

– Puscifer at The Orpheum

Sunday (click here to see more details for the following events)

– Earth Wide Open / Mineral, Fossil, Jewelry Show

– Made in Dixon exhibition

– Memphis Redbirds game

– Collage Dance Company’s “Genesis” performance at the Halloran Centre

– Smashing Pumpkins at The Orpheum

None of these float your boat? Check out the calendar for more events and feel free to add your events here.

Don’t forget to check out here for the 5 Things To Do This Weekend every Friday morning, plus more Memphis-loving every day on this blog, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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. Chris Burgess says:

    Hi Holly,

    I love hearing about the things to do on WKNO! I wanted to pass along something inn case your followers (or you!) would be interested.
    This Saturday, April 30, 8:00, Americana/folk trio Harpeth Rising will be at Overton Chapel, presented by Memphis Acoustic Music Association. There is more info on MAMA’s page: http://www.mamamusic.org

    Hope to see you there!

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