5 Things To Do This Weekend: 9/22 – 9/24

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 22nd 2017 312 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! It’s the first day of fall, so be sure to check out the Fall Events Guide, the Halloween/Pumpkin Patch/Day of the Dead Guide, and the Oktoberfest/Beer Fest Guide.

Don’t forget that The King and I is at the Orpheum this weekend only, plus the River Series at Harbor Town kicks off their fall concert series on Sunday.

Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend, plus a few extras.

Repair Days, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Friday – Sunday, free to attend, all ages
Bring your busted, rusted, and otherwise damaged metal items to the Metal Museum for a little TLC. During Repair Days, the museum’s crew of blacksmiths and metalworkers will fix your items for a fee, which benefits the museum. The days also include family friendly activities, workshops, and a dinner and auction.

BreakFest, Memphis Medical District, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., $10 GA/$30 VIP
This year’s fest has moved from Broad Avenue to the Medical District, with teams competing in five categories (bacon, omelets, breakfast sandwich, and more) to earn the title of breakfast and brunch food champion at the second annual BreakFest. There will be games, food trucks, and live music for the general public, and Old Dominic Distillery will sponsor a Bloody Mary contest  Proceeds will benefit Urban Bicycle Ministry. There will be a few tickets available at the gate.

Collierville Brewfest, Carriage Crossing, Saturday, Saturday, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., $35, 21+
The second annual Collierville Brewfest will feature regional and local craft beer samples, food from Carriage Crossing restaurants, live music, games, 20+ local vendors, and a souvenir tasting cup.

Memphis v. Southern Illinois, Liberty Bowl, Saturday, 7 p.m., prices vary, all ages
Cheer on the Tigers at their home football game this Saturday night. Read more here.

Memphis Japan Fest, Memphis Botanic Garden, September 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $5 adults/$2.50 children/free for members
Immerse yourself in Japanese music, dance, art, food, theatre, martial arts and more, surrounded by the beauty of Memphis Botanic Garden.

Don’t forget that the Mid-South Fair at the Landers Center in Southaven opens this weekend and runs through October 1.


Plus a few extras…

All Weekend

Repair Days at the Metal Museum (Friday – Sunday)
– Shakespeare In Love at Playhouse on the Square (opens Friday; through Oct. 8)
Memphis Zoo Harvest Fest (Sat – Sun)

Friday, September 22

Food Truck Friday at the Dixon
Kristen Rambo Opening Reception at MCA Gallery at Playhouse on the Square
Committed To Wrestling: State of Emergency at RSWF Arena (this is REAL!)
Rachel Rieves Opening Reception at Eclectic Eye
Camille Ray at Hard Rock Cafe
Repair Days at the Metal Museum
South Main Sounds Songwriter Night #66
30 Days of Opera “The Telephone” performance at Memphis Slim House (5 p.m.)
Avett Brothers at Mud Island
Love Light Orchestra at Railgarten
Hattiloo’s Birthday Party at the theatre
Harbert Porch Party
Rolling Stones cover band/benefit at the Hi-Tone
“Memphis Renaissance” feat. New Ballet Ensemble and the Symphony at the Levitt Shell
MLK Soul Concert feat. Devin Crutcher at NCRM

Saturday, September 23
Breakfest 2017 in the Memphis Medical District
Shop Small Saturday and The Moon Glimmers at Ghost River
Giant Tent Sale at Harley Davidson
2nd Annual Collierville Brewfest at Carriage Crossing
St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer at St. Jude
Bark on Broad 5K run
Francis Klein Trunk Show at Eclectic Eye
Pints 4 Pups fundraiser at Slider Inn
Tour de Brewer #2 at Revolutions
– Memphis Zoo Harvest Fest
Repair Days at the Metal Museum (feat. 30 Days of Opera)
South City Block Party at Cornelia Crenshaw Library (feat. 30 Days of Opera)
Germantown Horse Fair + Food Truck Festival
Goat Yoga on a farm in Rossville (I don’t even know, y’all…)
Authors Around Town at Two Rivers Bookstore
Tigers V. S. Illinois Football Game at the Liberty Bowl
Eric Hughes Band at Hard Rock Cafe

Sunday, September 24
Brunch Happy Hour at all the Huey’s
Brunch at the Brewery and Sunday Evening Slowdown at Ghost River
Puppies Now, Babies Later Fundraiser featuring puppies (or bring your own) at Loflin Yard
River Series at Harbor Town feat. Amy Lavere + Will Sexton w/ The Moon Glimmers
Memphis Farmer’s Market Farm Party feat. Star & Micey at Loflin
The Weight Is Over Fashion Show at Halloran Centre
Fingertrick Acoustic Show at Hard Rock Cafe


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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