5 Things To Do This Weekend: 3/9 – 3/11
Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend.
1. Memphis Comedy Fest, Various Locations, through Sunday, $10+, 18 and up
The Memphis Comedy Festival is back for another year of laughs through this Sunday in midtown. There are improv shows, games, and headliner Lizz Winstead going on at the P&H, the Hi-Tone, and Theatreworks all weekend, but what you really need to look out for are the showcases, featuring carefully selected visiting comics doing standup. There’s one tonight at 7 p.m. at Theatreworks, there are three going on all day at Theatreworks tomorrow, and another on Sunday at Midtown Crossing Grill Tickets are just $10 per show online, or you can get a multi-show pass.
2. Mid-South Con 36, Hilton Memphis, all weekend, all ages
MidSouthCon is the longest-running annual fan-run multi-genre Science Fiction Convention in the Mid-South. It covers a diverse section of fannish culture that includes Science Fiction, Fantasy, Science, Comics, Horror, Education, Costuming, Anime, and Gaming.
3. Southern Women’s Show, Agricenter, all weekend, $9 advance/$10 at the door, all ages
Shopping, showcases, demos, and more. Via SWS: “Discover hundreds of boutiques filled with the latest fashions, trendy jewelry, gourmet treats, health and beauty, and so much more. Enjoy fashion shows, top chefs, and celebrity guests.” Get more ticket info here.
4. Spillit Story Slam, Amurica Photo, Saturday, 7 p.m., $10, all ages (parental discretion advised, though)
Anyone who wants to tell their 5-minute story can drop their name in the bucket for a chance to win the Slam, plus there’s one featured storyteller – in this case, it’s Spillit Director Josh Campbell. Admission is $10, plus bring a few dollars for tips if you plan to enjoy the free Wiseacre beer.
5. Soulful Food Truck Sunday, Clayborn Temple, noon – 6 p.m., $10 advance/$15 at the door, all ages/kid-friendly
MBRW continues through the weekend with lunch and dinner specials at about a dozen local black-owned restaurants. Sunday is the food truck fest with eight food trucks, live music, and more. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate.