5 Things To Do This Weekend: 4/28 – 4/30
Happy Friday Memphis! As we close out this awesome, busy month and get ready for the forthcoming festivities, I have a simple message from the Mid-South’s own Justin Timberlake:
Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend, plus a few extras. The burger at the top of this page is from EP’s Bar & Grill, read more about that here.
– Hear 901 Fest, The Bluff (535 S. Highland), Friday, doors at 7 p.m., $5 – $40, 18+
Blue Tom Records at the U of M puts on the third annual Hear 901 Fest, featuring six bands/musicians at the new The Bluff music venue. The whole event is professionally done, which is cool considering its planned and run by U of M music industry students.
– Red Bull Global Rallycross, Memphis International Raceway, Saturday – Sunday, $40, all ages
The 2017 Red Bull Global Rallycross season will kick off with a brand new event at Memphis International Raceway this weekend. Read more about Rallycross here.
– Palestine Festival, Overton Park, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m, free, all ages/kid-friendly
Head to the Greensward at Overton Park for a celebration of traditional Palestinian food, dancing, It’s free to attend but bring some cash for the vendors.
– East Buntyn Art Walk, Midland Avenue, Saturday, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., free, all ages
Head to Midland Ave between Prescott Street and Reese Street for the eighth annual East Buntyn Art Walk , where residents will turn their front yards into galleries for local and regional artists. There’s also a silent auction, food trucks, live entertainment, and directions. Go mingle with the neighbors at this kid, people, and pet-friendly event.
– The Edge Gets Lit Alley Party, The Edge District, Saturday, noon to 11 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Come see what’s new in The Edge. Enjoy live music and dance troupes, local eateries and food trucks, wacky dog olympics for dogs and their owners, wagon ride tours of The Edge, craft beer from the local breweries, storytelling, local art and craft vendors, demonstration art, and more. Plus, they’re showing off the new overhead lights in Floyd Alley and offering a special $5 wristband to walk in and out of the Redbirds game (which will have fireworks after!)
Don’t forget that Sunday is also the annual Beale Street Wine Race. It’s free, starts around noon, and for folks 21+. Cheer on your favorite Memphis restaurant workers as they compete in an adult version of elementary school field day, complete with relay races (involving carrying wine over hurdles), a beauty pageant / dance off, and grape stomping competition. It’s weird and wonderful. Leave the kids at home for this one.
Taste The Rarity is not on this list because it’s sold out.
Plus a few extras…
Bike-In Movie: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure at Bikesmith
Heber Springs Spring Fest (Friday & Saturday)
Volunteer Odyssey Pop-Up Volunteer Party at 60 S. Main
Miles For Maddie & Gracie at Flying Saucer Cordova
Inch by Inch Button Making Party at Emerge Memphis
Sea Isle Park Neighborhood Assoc. 5K RunWalk
Arlington In April at Depot Square in Arlington
Volunteer Week’s Shine The Line With Clean Memphis
Bookstock 2017 at Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Pop-Up Seasonal Crosstown Market at Midtown Crossing Grill
Cajun Festival at St. Patrick Community Outreach Center
Small Shop Saturday at Ghost River
The Edge Gets Lit Alley Party
Playhouse on the Square’s 40th Annual Art Auction
Forging on the River Dinner + Auction at the Metal Museum
Breakfast For Dinner: Benefit for Room In The Inn at Galloway House
Sarah Rector Trio at Ghost River
6th Annual SpeakEasy Gala at The Great Hall
Postgame Fireworks at AutoZone Park
Speakeasy Parlor at Woodruff-Fontaine House
Doula The Right Thing show at The Hi-Tone feat. Magnolia
IRIS Orchestra meets Ballet Memphis at GPAC
Short In The Sleeve at Otherlands
Brunch at the Brewery at Ghost River
Chalk The Courtyard In Overton Square
The Natural World Tour at Natural Affair Salon
PuppyUp Memphis Walk at Overton Park
Bark In The BallPark at AutoZone Park