5 Things To Do This Weekend: 11/3 – 11/15

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 3rd 2017 2730 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend, plus plenty of extras. It’s the Memphis Hustle’s opening weekend, so head to the Landers Center to cheer on the future Grizz! Read more here.

1. Indie Memphis Film Fest, Overton Square, all weekend, through Nov. 6, $10+, 13+
Celebrate 20 years of Indie Memphis this weekend as hundreds of films – features, shorts, documentaries, and music videos – are screened at Studio on the Square, Hattiloo, Playhouse, Circuit Playhouse, and the Block Party on Cooper (which will block off Cooper from Union to Monroe). Get your individual film passes for about $10 or get a fest pass for $100, or attend the free block party, which will also host panel discussions that are open to the public. Read more here, see the schedule and buy individual tix here, and get passes here.

2. Stars at the Shell, Levitt Shell, Friday and Saturday, gates at 6 p.m., $20 – $25, all ages/kid-friendly
All year long, you get to enjoy free music at the Shell. This weekend’s shows, featuring Los Lobos and Lucinda Williams, respectively, are a chance for you to financially support the rest of the year by purchasing some very affordable tickets. It’s going to be a great weekend for music in Memphis! Read more about Stars at the Shell here and get your tickets here.

3. India Fest, Agricenter International, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., $5 adults/$1 kids, all ages/kid-friendly
Head to the Agricenter on Saturday to shop in an Indian bazaar (market), try authentic Indian food, and see dance, hear music, and plenty of stuff for the kids. Bonus: India Fest is #275 on the list of365 Things to Do in Memphis.

4. One Party To Rule Them All, Ghost River Brewing, Saturday, noon – 11 p.m., free to enter, all ages/kid-friendly
Can you believe that Ghost River’s taproom downtown has already been open for a whole entire year? Me either?! Wash away incredulity regarding the passage of time at their all day party on Saturday. They’ll have live music featuring Juju Bushman at 8 p.m., vendors from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., and food from Piece & Love Pie Co and El Mero Taco in shifts, plus a bunch of giveaways.

5. This Is Memphis Music Fest, Clayborn Temple, Sunday, 7 p.m., $5 – $10, all ages
Blue Tom Records presents This Is Memphis 2017 Festival featuring U of M artists accompanied by a 16-piece string orchestra from the Rudi E. Scheidt School Of Music. Lineup includes Drew Erwin, The PRVLG, Haley Daniels, Curtis Scott, Phillip Bond, Shawn Campbell, and Compton McMurray. The concert will be broadcast on 91.7 WUMR.

I also wanted to draw attention to the Broad Avenue Fall Art Walk on Friday night and the 30th annual Cyclocross race in downtown Memphis on Saturday morning, organized by Outdoors, Inc. It’s the longest-running bicycle obstacle course race in the whole country! It’s free to watch; read more here.

Plus a few more ideas…

All Weekend (check links for exact days and times)
– Mid-South Jewelry & Accessories Fair at Cook Convention Center
Mid-South Haunted Corn Maze (Friday and Saturday)
Indie Memphis Film Festival (through Nov. 6)
Smoke on the Mountain at Bartlett Performing Arts Center (Nov. 3-5)

Friday, November 3
World Sandwich Day at Subway
Album Session at Cossitt Library
Broad Avenue Fall Art Walk
CSA Pickup and Gallery Closing at Orange Mound Gallery
Santa’s Arrival at Wolfchase Mall
Beer & Hymns at Midtown Crossing Grill
– Hi Tone Midnight Yard Sale
Friday Night Dance Party at Fourth Bluff
– Memphis Tigers Football game v. Tulsa in Tulsa (places to watch here)
Vietnam Photography Show at Overton Park Gallery
Art Show at Eclectic Eye
Bash at the Botanic at Memphis Botanic Garden
The Art Project Gallery Show in Overton Square
Hoedown for Hearing at Menagerie Farm
Titanic Night at the RiverKings at Landers Center
JDRF Brew For A Cure at The Cadre
Woodruff-Fontaine Ghost Hunt
Carlos Ecos Band at Lafayette’s

Saturday, November 4
Race For Grace 5K at Shady Grove Presbyterian Church
– 31st Annual Cyclocross Race at Green Belt Park
IndiaFest 2017 at the Agricenter
Chili Cook-Off in Overton Square
Aquasteli Bluegrass & Ole Tyme Musical Festival at Shelby Forest
Cafe 1912 Artists Market
Bike To Brunch: Dixon Gallery & Gardens
One Year Anniversary Party at Ghost River Brewing
Germantown Oktoberfest at Germantown Civic Club
– Grizzlies at Clippers (places to watch here)
– Heber Springs Christmas Open House
Raven’s Call on the Neil’s Patio
Breton Sound, et al at the Hi Tone
Memphis Hustle v. Sioux Falls Skyforce at the Landers Center
Crystal Shrine at Bar DKDC
Keller Williams at Buckman Performing Arts Center
Super T Revue Band at the Tin Roof

Sunday, November 5
– Heber Springs Christmas Open House
Brunch at the Brewery + Sunday Evening Slowdown at Ghost River
Brunch Happy Hour and live music in the evening at all the Huey’s
Highlights “44 Pages” documentary screening at Studio on the Square
River Series at Harbor Town feat. African Jazz Ensemble
Art In the Park Art Sale at Memphis College of Art
Roof Pilates and Cocktails at Old Dominick
Memphis Hustle v. Salt Lake City Stars at the Landers Center
– Grizzlies at Lakers (places to watch here)
Somewhere In Time Photojournalism Exhibit at WKNO Studios
Rusty Pieces at Belle Tavern
This Is Memphis at Clayborn Temple
Ray LaMontagne at the Orpheum
FLYZ, etc at the Hi Tone
Lights May Flicker at Neil’s Music Room


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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