5 Things To Do This Weekend: 10/28 – 10/30

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 28th 2016 931 1
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Happy Friday, Memphis!

Before I get to the weekend info, I need your help with something that will only take a minute. Dine01 food TV and I are heading out on a foodie adventure and we want your input on where to go.

Head to Twitter to vote for one of Dine01’s four options (see below) or if you want, cast your vote in the comments of this post. We will choose from Pimento’s Kitchen, Robata, The Second Line, or Uncle Lou’s.

And now, here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend.

All The Halloween Things
We have haunted corn mazes, haunted houses, haunted tours, parties at quite a few bars (including a Lord T & Eloise + Al Kapone throwdown at the New Daisy on Friday), the Boo Ball at the Pink Palace, a breast cancer benefit at the Flying Saucer downtown, Zoo Boo and Spooky Nights at Shelby Farms for the kids plus more kid-friendly festivals in the ‘burbs. Check out the full list with links to more info here or check out the calendar for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday for even more.

Jersey Boys The Musical, Orpheum Theatre, Friday – Sunday, times and prices vary, $25 – $135, ages 12+
From the Orpheum: JERSEY BOYS is the Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history.

Memphis International Auto Show, Cook Convention Center, Friday – Sunday, opens at 10 a.m., $7, all ages/kid-friendly
Learn about the latest auto technology, check out the newest cars, crossovers, and SUVs, and even take test drives. Parking is free, tickets are $7 for adults over 13, $6 for seniors and military. The show is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

– Aquatseli Bluegrass & Olde Tyme Music Festival, Meeman Shelby Forest State Park, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., $3 – $8, all ages/kid-friendly
This is the first-ever Aquatseli bluegrass festival and the fun goes on all day at Shelby Forest. The main bands perform starting around 3:30 p.m. but there is plenty more to do, including steak and chili cook offs, food trucks, square dancing, a kids’ zone and petting zoo, games, and free music workshops for the banjo, fiddle, and more.

Memphis v. Tulsa Homecoming Football Game, Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Saturday, 7 p.m., ticket prices vary, all ages/kid-friendly
Our Tigers take on Tulsa in this year’s University of Memphis Homecoming game. It will be broadcast on ESPNews, too. Get tickets here. Don’t forget there’s a Homecoming parade and Pep Rally on campus on Friday at 5:30 p.m. and a Tiger Tailgate with the Alumni Association on Saturday ($10 non-members) at 5 p.m. before the game.

Also, don’t forget the the Grizzlies play at home on Sunday at 7 p.m. Check out the whole Grizz schedule for October and November here, and check out a list of places to catch games here.


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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