5 Things To Do This Weekend: 6/2 – 6/4

Posted by Holly Whitfield | June 2nd 2017 3477 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend, plus a few extras. Don’t forget that it’s the Levitt Shell’s summer concerts opening weekend, and the Orpheum Summer Movie Series starts tonight with the OG Willy Wonka.

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1. Memphis Punk Fest, various locations, Thursday through Sunday, no cover-$60 for VIP passes, most shows 21 and up
Thirty punk, ska, metal, reggae, and hardcore acts, as well as comics, will take to eight different Memphis venues for four days of shows, benefiting Choices and the Mid-South Food Bank. Some shows are 21 and over; others are all ages.

2. Memphis Italian Festival, Marquette Park, Friday – Saturday, all day, $8 – $15 and free for active military and kids 10 and under, all ages
Memphis’ Italian community celebrates its heritage with food, games, arts and crafts, a cooking contest and more. Similar to BBQ Fest, you have to have an inside connection or be a part of a cooking team in order to eat most of the food, so prepare accordingly. You can also play bocce ball and cornhole and hear live music. More info here.

3. Pup Party and Parade, Broad Avenue Arts District, Friday, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., free, all ages
It’s a doggie-themed First Friday on Broad tonight! Various Puptivities including a canine costume contest, photo boother pet portraits, paw painting, prizes and more. Parade starts at 7:30 in the bike lane on Broad. Bring money for activities and shopping.

4. A Day of Merrymaking, Overton Park, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., suggested donation $5, all ages
Bring the kids out to play at the park: games and entertainment, water slides, tons of food trucks, beer garden, vendors, live music and more.The event is free, but $5 donations are greatly appreciated. Dogs are welcome! Go here for more info.

5. 2017 Trashion Show, 670 Fourth Street, June 4, 5:30 p.m. $5-$65,
Memphis City Beautiful host a trashion show with designs by everyone from students to professional designers. WMC’s Ron Childers and Memphis fashion icon Babbie Lovett will emcee. The event includes special performances, food, wine and a silent auction. Benefits Memphis City Beautiful.

Plus a few extras…

Ripcord opens at Circuit Playhouse
Celtic Crossing Patio Sessions
Art of the South 2017 at L Ross Gallery
Movie Mania (Zootopia) at Carriage Crossing
Chris Milam at Railgarten
LOCASH at Tin Roof
Velvet Space at Crosstown Arts
Rusty Pieces at Blind Bear

Shop Small Saturday at Ghost River
Wear Orange Community Picnic at Robert Church Park
The Come Up at Crosstown Arts
Annie: A Dance Production at Halloran Centre (also on Sunday)
Memphis Matters at First Congo

Brunch at the Brewery / Sunday Evening Slowdown at Ghost River
Annie: A Dance Production at Halloran Centre (also on Sunday)
Wedding Belles at Woodruff-Fontaine House
The Rusty Pieces at Belle Tavern
Live Music at all the Huey’s locations


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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