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

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 3rd 2017 4105 1

Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend, plus a few extras. Keep in mind that I’m out of the country until March 12, so I’ll be slow on responding to Tweets, approving events/comments, etc.

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1. JustLarry’s Theater Bizarre, Theatreworks, Friday – Saturday, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m., $10 advance, 16+
Native Memphis and international circus star JUSTLARRY is back. Watch him walk on glass, show off his circus skills, appear out of thin air on a bare stage, display his vintage vaudeville style manipulations and more.

2. Cooper Young Farmers Market Seed Swap, First Congo Parking Lot, Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., free – $1, all ages
Did you know that the Cooper Young Community Farmers Market happens every Saturday, year round? (Yes, even in winter.) This Saturday is their annual seed swap, where you can share and buy seeds from local farmers and friends. Plus all your usual vendors. More details.

3. Roller Derby Double Header, Pipkin Building, Saturday, doors at 5 p.m./ bout at 6 p.m., $10, all ages/kid-friendly
The first bout of our competitive season is a double header against the fierce Derby City Roller Girls. There will be snacks, merch, and – of course – your favorite derby skaters. Adults 13 years & up are $10 at the door ($9 pre-sale online), kids 5 to 12 are $5, children 4 and younger are free admission.

4. Mix-Odyssey, BRIDGES, Saturday, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., $65, 21+
Sample cocktails from seven local mixologists and vote for your favorites, plus enjoy snacks, music from DJ Justin Baker, and a fortune teller ready to tell you about your volunteering future. Proceeds benefit Volunteer Odyssey. Read more here.

Marcella and Her Lovers at 2015 FOMO Fest. Photo via FOMO Fest Facebook.

5. Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience, Halloran Centre, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., $25, all ages
From the Orpheum: “Two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Terrance Simien has been shattering the myths about what his indigenous Zydeco roots music is — and is not. Leading his five-piece, highly skilled and well-traveled Zydeco Experience band, Simien has become one of the most respected and accomplished artists in American roots music today.” His daughter’s band (and Memphis favorite) Marcella & Her Lovers will open.

All Weekend
Lord of the Flies at Playhouse on the Square
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Orpheum

Friday
Opening reception for MGAL Star Artist Exhibition at the JCC
World Day of Prayer Inter-Faith Service
First Friday: Within The Pages at Woodruff-Fontaine Museum
Artist Reception at Buckman PFAC
Artist Reception at MCA Rust Hall
Free Jazz Friday at the Central Library

photo via cafe eclectic

Saturday
National Pancake Day at Cafe Eclectic midtown
Lovewell 5K on Humphreys Blvd.
Cooper Young Farmer’s Market Seed Swap
Hutchison Beeline Bazaar at Hutchison School
Family Studio at the Dixon
Your Inner Yogi grand opening downtown
Think Pink Memphis at U of M Holiday Inn
Burgerim Grand Opening
Cycle for Sound benefit for Memphis Oral School for the Deaf
Stroll Down Black Broadway at Hattiloo
Impossible Language at storybooth
Sharp Balloons at Bar DKDC
Avon Dale at Blue monkey Midtown
Memphis Ukelele Band at Lafayette’s
Twenty One Pilots at FedExforum

Sunday
River Bluff Clan at Huey’s Midtown
Memphis Wind Symphony at 2nd Baptist Church
Cognac, Cars, & Cigars at the Pink Palace
WWE Fastlane Watch Party at Rec Room
Charle Wilson’s In It To Win It Tour at FedExForum
Hasoi Bros at Bar DKDC


Have a great weekend and come back next week for more Memphis loving!


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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