5 Things To Do This Weekend: 10/14 – 10/6

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 14th 2016 3037 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend, plus a few extras.

Pink Palace Crafts Fair, Audubon Park, Friday – Sunday, $9 adults / $6 seniors / $3 kids
The annual Pink Palace Crafts fair is three days of outdoor artisan demonstrations (in everything from candle making to metalsmithing), kids’ activities, eating and shopping at booths run by artists and craftspeople from around the country. Proceeds benefit the Pink Palace Museum.

Soulsville USA Festival, Soulsville (1130 College Street), Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., free, all ages
Celebrate the historic Soulsville neighborhood near the Stax Museum with dance performances, visual art displays, a kids activity area, food and drink vendors, plus three stages of live music including William Bell, Boo Mitchell, Al Kapone, Southern Avenue, the Stax Music Academy Drum line and more.

Mavis Staples with St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Levitt Shell, Saturday, doors at 6 p.m., $50 at the gate, all ages
While most of the 50 yearly shows at the Levitt Shell are totally free (donations accepted though!) this Saturday night’s concert is a special Stars At The Shell benefit for Memphis’s favorite outdoor concert venue. Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the gate for general admission, or $150 for a VIP experience.

Memphis Food & Wine Festival, Memphis Botanic Garden, Saturday, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., $250 per person, 21 and up
This festival will showcase exceptional food, wine, and music from Memphis as well as regional and national chefs. Enjoy samples from 26 chefs, wine samples from 36 wineries, and tons of great music. The event will benefit FedExFamilyHouse, which houses out-of-town families with children receiving treatment at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

King Cotton Beans and Bluegrass Festival, Landers Center (Southaven), Sunday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., $10, all ages
This inaugural Ozark-themed folk festival features a pinto bean and cornbread cooking competition, live bluegrass music, bean games, and a costume contest. Your admission includes five bean samples from competing teams, and best of all, it all goes to benefit Porter-Leath.

And here area  “few” extras. Don’t forget to check out the guide to Halloween events and this list of the 9 things you should be eating in Memphis right now.


Bluff City Backsliders at Celtic Crossing

South Main Sounds Songwriter Night #39

Haunted Memphis Bus Tour

Haunted Pub Crawl

Real Deal Vettes of Memphis Masquerade Ball

Our Own Voice Theatre Troupe’s “Body of Stories”

Flickr Street open houses


Memphis Farmers Market

Cooper Young Community Farmers Market

The Fast & The Furriest 5K

International Archeology Day at Chucalissa

Family Pumpkin Carving at the Dixon

Community Health Expo at Good Shepard Pharmacy

The Arc Mid-South’s Annual Awards

LIMU Live! Memphis

A21 Walk For Freedom at Shelby Farms

2nd Annual Pints for Pits

The Psychedelic Furs at the New Daisy

Marc Cohn at Buckmans PAC

Avon Dale at the Blue Monkey

You Look Like A Comedy Show comedy show


Huey’s 20th Anniversary Party

Flashback at Huey’s Midtown

Billy Wayne Davis at Midtown Crossing Grill

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. Lauren says:

    Don’t forget the Premiere of the Rocky Horror Show being performed at the Historic Ruffin Theater in Covington tonight at 7pm!

  2. tammy holland says:

    On Sunday, there is a half marathon for the greenline. Any help supporting this event is great appreciated!

  3. Debra S.Talley says:

    Thank you for sharing memphis events.

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