5 Things To Do This Weekend: 11/9 – 11/11
I am always pumped about our weekends in the Bluff City, but this weekend I’m really excited. We’ll have chilly fall weather, chill festivals, and hopefully not-so-chill sporting events (Go Grizz! Go Hustle! Go Tigers Football! Go Tigers Soccer!)
Don’t forget to check out what’s on the blog this week (it was a busy week!):
– Downtown Dining Week
– List of Memphis + Mid-South Holiday Parades
– Guide To Holiday Markets
– Guide To Holiday Events
– Places Open On Thanksgiving
– Live Music in Memphis in November
Without further ado, here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend. Get out there and have fun, and come back and tell me all about it on Monday!
Here’s your list:
1. River Garden Grand Opening + Outdoor Library, Mississippi River Park, Friday, 5 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Don’t miss the grand opening of the new River Garden on Mississippi River Park (on Riverside Drive between Court and Jefferson)! There’s a new playground, paths, art, and more, and the celebration will be free and full of food and drink, music, nature walks and even s’mores. The Cossitt Library hosts the Outdoor Library in the park, too from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with pumpkin decorating, lawn games, and free books. There are bike rides coming in from across the city – for more info on how to join, go here.
2. NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship First Round, Mike Rose, Friday, 7 p.m., $10 adults / $5 kids, all ages/kid-friendly
The women’s soccer team at the U of Memphis has quietly been kicking ass and these athletes went and won the AAC Conference Championship. Go Tigers! They’ll take on Wisconsin at home this Friday in the first round of NCAA tournament play. Head out to Mike Rose and cheer on the Tigers. They’re won five matches in a row…let’s keep the streak going.
3. Memphis v. Tulsa, Liberty Bowl, Saturday, 11 a.m., prices vary, all ages/kid-friendly
Bundle up in blue and head over to the Liberty Bowl as the Tigers take on the Golden Hurricane. Eat yourself a Pronto Pup and cheer on our boys play in their second-to-last home game of the season.
4. Memphis Flyer’s Crafts & Drafts, Crosstown Concourse, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., free to enter, all ages/kid-friendly
The 4th annual Crafts & Drafts event combines local shopping with great Memphis craft beer. It’s free to enter and shop with more than 80 local artists, crafters, and makers. The market will be outside in the patio space by Cleveland Street as well in the Atrium, first and second floors. Beer proceeds benefit Crosstown Arts.
5. Malted V, Memphis Made Brewing, Saturday, 1 p.m. – 10 p.m., free to enter, all ages
Come out to Memphis Made’s taproom for the fifth annual Malted beer festival, featuring special malty brews, El Mero Taco food truck, free “Malted” glasses to the first 100 people, a free Comma Comedians show, and live music from Crystal Shrine, Yesse Yavis, and John Paul Keith.
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Grizzlies v. 76ers, FedExForum, Saturday, 7 p.m. $10 and up, all ages/kid-friendly
It’s the first Grizz Wrestling Night, so expect plenty of sports entertainment shenanigans for the in-game entertainment. The first 5,000 fans get a Grizzlies wrestling t-shirt. See more Grizzlies giveaways in this post.
Hustle Season Openers, Landers Center, Friday / Sunday, 7 p.m. / 3 p.m., $12 – $25, all ages/kid-friendly
The Grizzlies G-League team, the Memphis Hustle, starts off their 2018-2019 season with a pair of home games this weekend. On Friday at 7 p.m. they’ll take on the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, and on Sunday at 3 p.m. they’ll take on the Austin Spurs. Head to the Landers Center in Southaven for a fun, family-friendly game with possible future NBA players.
It’s Veteran’s Day weekend, so here are some related holiday events:
– “Copland Fanfare for the Common Man and Choral Concert for Peace” with Memphis Symphony concert at Cannon Center Sat. and Sun.
– “Carillon Concert” at Idewild Presbyterian Church on Sunday
– West Point Glee Club Concert Tour at White Station High School on Sunday
– Veterans Day Drag Brunch at Dru’s Place on Sunday
– Raffle for Alpha Omega Veterans Services at High Cotton taproom on Sunday
– Veteran’s Day Parade (starts at 2nd and Exchange, goes south on 2nd) on Monday
– Celtic Crossing will offer $1 off drinks and BOGO apps for veterans and active service members all day Monday
– Hernando Veteran’s Day Parade at Hernando Town Square on Monday
– Memphis Grizzlies v. Utah Jazz game on Monday at FedExForum