5 Things To Do This Weekend: 9/16 – 9/18

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 16th 2016 1296 1
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Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend, plus a few extras.

1. Beauty & The Beast, Theatre Memphis, all weekend, $30/$15, all ages
You only have two weekends left to catch Beauty & The Beast at Theatre Memphis. This musical, based on the Disney film, will be performed Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m.

2. Dirty Dancing, Orpheum Theatre, Friday – Sunday, $25 – $135, 12 and up
This weekend is your last chance to see Dirty Dancing the musical at the Orpheum. There are shows on Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

3. Cooper-Young Festival, Cooper Young neighborhood, Saturday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., free to attend, all ages
The Cooper-Young Festival shuts down the intersection of Cooper and Young (and several blocks in each direction) for a gigantic – and I do mean huge – street fair. I have a lot more essential info on CY Fest right here. Don’t forget Cooper York Fest at Memphis Made (also on Sat. 9-7) and that the CY 4-Miler run is on Friday night.

4. Memphis v. Kansas Football Game, Liberty Bowl, Saturday, 11 a.m., prices vary, all ages
Cooper Young Fest and a big game on the same date? Memphis says, “why not?!” Cheer on our Tigers against the Jayhawks during this weekend’s daytime game.

5. Food Truck Rodeo + Beer Garden, Shelby Farms, Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., prices vary, all ages (21 to drink)
Celebrate Shelby Farms’ improvements with a food truck rodeo and beer garden this Sunday at the Heart of the Park event lawn. Check out a photo tour of the new areas here.

Also this weekend:

All weekend
30 Days of Opera at various locations

Friday

MOSCOT trunk show at EclecticEye
Food Truck Friday at the Dixon
Cheers to Charity! Wine Tasting
Ol’ Man River Moonshine Ball
– Cooper Young Festival 4-Miler Run
Memphis Against Humanity comedy show

Saturday

– I Love Juice Bar One Year Anniversary Celebration
– Memphis Farmers Market downtown
– 2016 MULYP Empowerment Conference
– Cooper York Festival at Memphis Made
– School of Rock showcase at Club 152 (Beatles, Radiohead, Metallica)
Concert For Social Change
– Havana Cub All-Stars at GPAC
Alejandro Escovedo at Buckman Performing Arts
You Look Like Comedy Show at the P&H

Sunday

Interfaith Vigil at Civil Rights Museum
Evergreen Presbyterian Housewarming
– Flashback at Neil’s
Stomp in the Swamp at Lichterman Nature Center
– School of Rock showcase at Club 152 (Weezer, Jimi Hendrix)
live music at all eight Huey’s locations


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. Reginald Starks says:

    I love my city.

  2. Michelle Millen says:

    I went to the cooper young festival yesterday and it was so much fun. A lot of good food and I found several cool items…. Especially an odd Dallas cowboy back pack. Wished the festival was going on today !!!

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