5 Things To Do This Weekend: 3/1 – 3/3
Happy Friday, Memphis! This weekend has something for everyone, so get out there and enjoy it. Out of the first five listed this week, you’ll find three are totally free and family-friendly.
But first, be sure you didn’t miss anything new on the blog this week: new Memphis music from Talibah Safiya, guide to the new 901 FC soccer team, and the Orpheum’s big announcement on which Broadway shows are coming in 2019-2020. There’s also a Memphis Crawfish Guide, a Mardi Gras Guide, and a St. Patrick’s Day Guide.
Now, here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend, plus plenty of other ideas, too.
1. Southern Women’s Show, Agricenter, all weekend, $10 advance, all ages/kid-friendly
Attention shoppers, this event is for you. Hundreds of boutique vendors with fashion, health, beauty, food; plus there are celebrity guests, chef demos, fashion shows, and more. If you get your tickets online, they’re $10. $12 at the door. Kids under 6 are free with adult purchase or $6 for ages 6-12. Check out the full schedule for different ticket options ($5 on Friday night after 5 p.m., etc.) They serve wine.
2. Mosque Open House, Various Locations, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., free, all ages, kid-friendly
Muslims In Memphis invites the community to visit their neighborhood mosque to learn more about the Islamic faith, ask questions, and get to know your fellow Memphians. Visit MuslimsInMemphis.org for a list of participating mosques.
3. Memphis 901 FC Fan Fest, AutoZone Park, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
In advance of their first home game next week (March 9), the Memphis 901 FC soccer teams invites everyone to an open practice, a chance to take photos with the players, try a penalty kick on the field, and see how they’ve transformed the baseball field into a soccer pitch. Season ticket holders get an exclusive player autograph session, too.
4. Mix-Odyssey, Botanic Garden, Saturday, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., $75, 21 and up
Volunteer Odyssey hosts their annual cocktail competition, where you can sample seven cocktails from local mixologists and vote on your favorites. You have the power! And you get drinks! They’ll also have horsd’oeuvres, a Kendra Scott jewelry pull, a volunteering fortune teller, and more. You can get your tickets online until 2 p.m. on Saturday – use code ILM for a discount! Read more here.
5. Pink Palace Museum Bicentennial Exhibit Opening Day, Pink Palace, Sunday, noon – 5 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Have you been to the renovated Pink Palace yet? If not, this Sunday is the perfect time. The Museum celebrates 200 years of Memphis history with a new “Making Memphis” exhibit, live performances throughout the day (Stax Academy, Bollywood, Opera Memphis, African drumming, Playback Memphis) and the totally refurbished Clyde Parke Circus gets turned on at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. And it’s free!
Here are even more…
Cirque du CMOM, Children’s Museum of Memphis, Saturday, 7 p.m., $150, 21 and up
Do you want to try a ton of food from all the best local restaurants? Enjoy an open bar, live music, and plenty of entertainment? You’ll want to splurge on CMOM”s largest fundraiser of the year. Dress up like your favorite Cirque du CMOM theme from past years (Circus, Havana Nights, etc.) This is a great party, y’all.
Memphis Express v. San Diego Fleet, Liberty Bowl, Saturday, 3 p.m., $20+, all ages/kid-friendly
Our Alliance of American Football guys go for the win at their second home game of the season. Note that the time has moved up to 3 p.m. instead of the original evening time.
Cognac, Cars, & Cigars, Metal Museum, Saturday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., $80, 21+
Taste cognac, enjoy a cigar, and enjoy the gorgeous atmosphere of the Metal Museum overlooking the Mississippi River. There will be hot cars, good music, and food samples; everything benefits Make-A-Wish Mid-South.
Half Pints For Half Pints, Memphis Made, Saturday, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., $50, 21+
Memphis Made taproom hosts this annual fundraiser for Peabody Elementary. For your donation, they’ll treat you to beers and food from Central BBQ, Sweetgrass, Aldo’s, Mulan, and Celtic Crossing. Silent auction and tunes from Goner Records included.
Vintage901 Grand Tasting, Crosstown Concourse, Saturday, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m., $85, 21 and up
Vintage901’s Saturday event still has tickets available for purchase at the door. Samples from 75 wines from around the world, food samples from Concourse restaurants, local chef demos, music, and more. Read more about this totallyMemphis, totally unique food and wine event – now in its third year – here.
Mardi Gras South Main Bar Crawl, South Main, Saturday, 2 p.m – 11 p.m., free to attend, 21+
Four South Main bars are doing it up for Mardi Gras on Saturday. No tickets needed, just show up and enjoy the specials and live entertainment at Ghost River, Loflin Yard, Carolina Watershed, and Dirty Crow Inn. See the schedule here.
For more, check out the blog’s calendar.
Note that Sunday is the kickoff for the annual Memphis Black Restaurant Week. Read more here.