5 Things To Do This Weekend: 8/24 – 8/26

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 23rd 2018 2157 0

Here are the five thing you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend.

The Shack Attack sampler platter from Elwood’s Shack is something you could eat this weekend. Or whenever. 

1. Memphis Redbirds v. Nashville Sounds, AutoZone Park, Friday – Monday, various times, $16+, all ages/kid-friendly
The Redbirds’s final homestand of the regular season is this weekend. Friday’s game is at 7:05 p.m. – the giveaway is a replica Pacific Coast League Championship Ring. Saturday’s 6:35 p.m. game is the last chance of the season to see fireworks. Sunday’s game is at 2:05 p.m. and there’s free ice cream for kids. Monday is the last home game. Be sure to check out all the promotions and special package tickets; they have stuff every game.

2. WWW Dot Dot Dot: Improv Based On The Internet, Theatreworks, Friday – Saturday, $10+ fee, doors at 7:30 p.m.,18+
Weird Google searches, stupid hashtags, unfortunate Tinder swipes, Twitter meltdowns, and more provide the inspiration for this new show from Bluff City Liars improv group. I’ve seen these folks perform before and I promise, you will laugh. Proceeds benefit local animal rescues.

3. SweatFest 4, Shangri-La Records, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., free to attend, all ages/kid-friendly
Sweat Fest is back again at our favorite Madison Avenue record store! They’ll have tons of bargain LPs, 45s CDs, and more for sale. Enjoy live music throughout the afternoon including Wesli Snipes, McKenna Bray, John Wesley Colemon, and The Sheiks. It’s free to attend, all ages, and they’ll have drink for sale. Read more about the lineup here.

4. Wakanda Weekend, Pink Palace Museum, Saturday, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., $9 activities/$15 activities + movie, all ages/kid-friendly
The Pink Palaces celebrates the smash-hit film Black Panther this Saturday with a scavenger hunt and hands-on activities for the kids. Dress up like your favorite character or in Wakanda-inspired fashion and stick around to see the movie on the CTI Giant Theater Screen (2D) at 4 p.m.

5. Tragic City Rollers v. Memphis Roller Derby, Pipkin Building, Saturday, 5 p.m. -7:30 p.m., $10, all ages/kid-friendly
Doors open at 5 p.m. and the bout starts at 6 p.m. for this weekend’s roller derby. Expect snacks, beer, merch, and $1 off admission for students and teachers with ID. Kids are $5 (free under 4). There’s an after party at Memphis Made and an after-after party drag show at Dru’s Place.

The Orpheum screens Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday night, and Disney’s Newsies opens at Theatre Memphis this weekend.

More ideas here. 

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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