5 Things To Do In Memphis This Weekend: 10/13 – 10/15

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 13th 2017 1520 0

Happy Friday the 13th, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend, plus a few extras.

Don’t forget to check out the Fall Events Guide, the Halloween/Haunted House/Fall Fest Guide, or the Oktoberfest/Beer Fest Guide. There’s also a Fall Break Guide with some special kid-friendly things going on this weekend and beyond.

Read on to find out where this artwork came from. ^^

1. Pink Palace Crafts Fair, Audubon Park, Friday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., $9 adults / $7 seniors and military / $3 kids, family-friendly
The 45th annual Pink Palace Crafts fair offers three days of outdoor artisan demonstrations in everything from candle making to metal-smithing), kids’ activities, eating and shopping at booths run by artists and craftspeople from around the country. Proceeds benefit the Pink Palace Museum. Note that the Fair is over at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

2. MEMFix: Madison Heights, Madison Avenue between Cleveland and Claybrook, Friday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
MEMFix is at it again with another neighborhood activiation, this time where the Medical District and Crosstown meet. Head over there on Friday for lunch or after work for tons of pop-up shops, open houses at existing spots, live entertainment, and lots and lots of food.

3. Cooper Young Beer Fest, 795 S. Cooper, Saturday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., $50, 21 and up
There are only a couple tickets left for the 8th annual Cooper Young Beerfest, where you can taste brews from more than 30 regional breweries. All proceeds benefit the Cooper-Young Community Association. Go here for five reasons to attend this year.

4. Steamroller Printing Party, Five In One Social Club, Saturday, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Steamroller printing is back for another year at Five In One Social Club on Broad Avenue. Artists carve really awesome (seriously mind-blowing) images into giant wooden blocks, then use a steamroller to make prints. Click here to see all of the designs and make your orders. If you haven’t been in their shop, you really need to check it out.

The Artwork: The print at the top of this post is from a Steamroller Print Party a few years back, artwork by Miguelito Equis. Photo courtesy of Five In One Social Club.

5. Memphis Food & Wine Festival, Memphis Botanic Garden, Saturday, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., $200, 21+ 
This festival, now in its second year, will showcase exceptional food, wine, and music from Memphis as well as regional and national chefs. Enjoy samples from nearly 40 chefs, wine samples from about 40 wineries, and tons of great music. The event will benefit FedExFamilyHouse, which houses out-of-town families with children receiving treatment at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Read about last year’s festival here.

A few others I want to highlight (it’s a crazy busy weekend):

Memphis Tigers V. Navy Midshipmen at the Liberty Bowl at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday – BIG GAME! GO TIGERS GO!
Shelby Farms Fright-Day the Thirteenth Outdoor Movie Night on Friday (first movie is kid-friendly-ish)
Monster Market Opening Day at 88 N. Main Street (open through Halloween)
– Sock-It-To-Me Burlesque’s Creepshow Peepshow on Saturday
– Time Warp Drive In: Shocktober 4: Legends of Horror at the Summer Drive In on Saturday night


Plus a few extras…

All Weekend

Pink Palace Crafts Fair at Audubon Park (Friday – Sunday)
Memphis Urban Laughs Comedy Festival (various venues, Oct. 12 – 15)

Friday, October 13

MEMFix: Madison Heights! all day event
Green Flash Brewery Launch at Flying Saucer Cordova
Idiopathic exhibition at Crosstown Arts
Monster Market Opening Day at 88 N. Main Street
Hocus Pocus/Friday the 13th Movie Night at Shelby Farms
– South Main Sounds Songwriter Night #68
Roberta Gamarini at Bartlett PAC
Faith Evans Rush Album Release Show at Loflin Yard
Bristerfest Hiatus Benefit at Young Avenue Deli
Friday Night Dance Party at Memphis Riverfront
Grizzlies v. Pelicans Preseason game at FedExForum
DJ Lott at The Bluff
Freeworld CD Release at the Levitt Shell
Maren Morris at Minglewood Hall
Chicken Snake w/ DJ Dropout Boogie at DkDC
Friday the 13th Sale at Two Rivers Bookstore
Steak Night w/ Bluegrass Music at Shelby Forest General Store
Friday the 13th Party at the Rec Room
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Comedy Show at High Cotton
Hulk Logan at The Front Porch

Saturday,October 14
Pink Palace Crafts Fair continues at Audubon Park
Time Warp Drive-In: Shocktober 4 at Summer Drive In
– Memphis v. Navy at the Liberty Bowl
– Cooper Young Beerfest at 796 S. Cooper Street
– Memphis Food & Wine Festival at Memphis Botanic Garden
Oktoberfest at Railgarten
2nd saturday Legal Clinic at Central Library
Blues Brunch at Midtown Crossing Grill
Saturday Sketch at the Dixon
Freeworld w/ Chinese Connection Dub Embassy at The Bluff
Shop Small Saturday at Ghost River
Mbabzi Grand Re-Opening at 2553 Broad Ave.
Impossible Language at story booth
James Hunter Six at Buckman PFAC at St. Mary’s
Might Souls Brass Band at DKDC
Sock-It-To-Me Burlesque presents Creepshow Peepshow at RockHouse Live
Hocus Pocus Halloween pop-up bar at Old Dominick
Street Outlaws Live race at Memphis International Raceway (14th and 15th)
Elixir 2017 at Opera Memphis
Memphis MOJO Royal Studios 60th Anniversary Show at Levitt Shell
EMO Night at the Hi Tone

Sunday,October 15
Brunch Happy Hour at all the Huey’s
Brunch at the Brewery and Sunday Evening Slowdown at Ghost River
Freeworld at Blues City Cafe
Street Outlaws Live race at Memphis International Raceway (14th and 15th)
Step Up For Down’s Syndrome at CBU
Teddy Bear Drive for Memphis Child Advocacy Center at Cameron-Brown Park
BABA Day at Withers Collection Museum Gallery on Beale
Lady Parts Justice Taco Festival at the Hi Tone
Murder Mystery Comedy Dinner Theater at Amerigo
Rusty Pieces at Belle Tavern
Pumpkin Carving Competition Party at Lucchesi’s Beer garden
Hocus Pocus movie screening and pumpkin party at Old dominick Distillery
Food Truck & Music Festival at GPAC
Peg Legs and Pets at The Cove
Champagne Brunch and Hattiloo Play at HM Dessert Lounge


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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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  1. Lycia Callahan says:

    Who won the tickets to wine and food festival at Botantial gardens tomorrow?

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