5 Things To Do This Weekend: 3/10 – 3/12

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 10th 2017 2956 1

Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend. Don’t forget that Memphis Black Restaurant Week continues through the weekend.

Photo via the Dixon

1. Memphis Comedy Fest, various locations, Thursday – Sunday, prices vary, 21+
Comedy fest is going to be awesome again this year. Read more here, and check out interivews with the headliners Baron Vaughn and Memphis native Dominic Dierkes here.

2. Big River Block Party, various locations in downtown Memphis, Friday – Sunday, prices vary
Surprise! This is a new music festival for Memphis taking place at various bars and venues downtown. Head to the Facebook page for details.

3. Vintage 901: Grand Tasting, Creative Arts Building (2375 Tiger Lane South), Saturday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., $50 at the door, 21+
Vintage901 is a three-day wine festival complete with tastings, tapas, and music. Friday and Sunday events are sold out, but you can still buy tickets at the door for Saturday’s Grand Tasting with 91 wines, food demos, food trucks, and more at the Creative Arts Building at Tiger Lane.

4. Silky O’Sullivan St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Beale Street, Saturday, 3 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
When your bar claims to make every day like St. Patrick’s Day, you’d better go buck wild for the real thing. In this case, Silky O’Sullivan’s delivers. A few years ago I caught a cabbage. It’s festive and people are drinking, but overall it’s family friendly.

5. ChalkFest, Brooks Museum, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Local artists will create chalk murals on the plaza in front of the Brooks. Enjoy a live musical performance by Couple Skate on the plaza and dance performances by Ballet on Wheels in the rotunda. Watch artist Victor Ekpuk while he paints a new mural in the Brooks galleries, and join him for a gallery talk at 1 p.m. Bring your own chalk or buy a box from us for $3. No pets.


Be sure to check the blog’s calendar for many more ideas for this weekend! Have a great one.


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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