5 Things To Do This Weekend: 11/2 – 11/4
November is here and so is the weekend. We have a film fest, cultural events, grilled cheeses galore, and more. Here are the five things you won’t to miss this weekend in Memphis!
Don’t forget to check out:
- The 2018 Memphis Holiday Markets Guide; there are at least four going on this weekend.
- Downtown Dining Week info, which starts on Monday.
- New/updated posts from this week about the Grivet hiking club and the best soups in town.
1. Indie Memphis Film Fest, through Nov. 5, Overton Square venues, $10-$20/film, 18+
The Indie Memphis Film Festival showcases more than 200 films at multiple venues in Overton Square. Mingle with your Memphis neighbors and folks from around the world at a free block party with live music, filmmaker talks, locally brewed adult beverages and much more. This year’s fest will include a black creators forum and live music in the theater before each film screening. They’re blocking off Cooper Street from Union to Monroe. Read more here.
2. India Fest, Agricenter, Saturday, November 3, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., $5 adults/$1 kids, all ages
Organized by the India Association of Memphis, this festival showcases the diverse cultures of India. Expect shopping with 50+ vendors, lots of authentic food from different regions, preformances from Bollywood dancers, henna tattoos, and stuff for kids.
3. Grilled Cheese Festival, Hi-Tone Cafe, Sunday, November 4, 12-6 p.m., $5 admission, all ages
This family and pet-friendly festival revolves around grilled cheese, with teams providing $1 samples, but also features food trucks, kids activities, live music, and a cash bar for cocktails. Proceeds benefit Alive Rescue, for homeless animals in the Memphis area. Read more here.
4. Memphis Day of the Dead Festival, El Mercadito de Memphis (3766 Ridgeway Rd.), Nov. 4, Sunday, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., free
Danza Quetzalcoatl hosts this celebration for Dia de los Muertos at El Mercadito. Expect art, food, music, and dancers. I don’t have a ton of details on this events, but you can check out their FB page here.
5. This Is Memphis Music Festival, Clayborn Temple, Saturday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m., $8, all ages
The University of Memphis’ Blue T.O.M. Records labels puts on this annual student festival celebrating local and up-and-coming Memphis musicians and bands. This year, enjoy live music in the historic Clayborn Temple from Back Pockets, Sienna, Phillip Bond, Bailey Bigger, JD, Estes, and Dylan Amoré. Get your tickets online here. They may be a little more at the door.
Plus a few extras…
32nd Annual Outdoors Inc Cyclocross Championship, Green Belt Park on Mud Island, Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., free to watch, all ages/kid-friendly
This Sunday is the longest running cyclocross bicycle race in the U.S., hosted by Memphis’ own Outdoors Inc. The race is fun; you can watch these athletes race around an exciting short course filled with obstacles.