5 Things To Do This Weekend: 3/22 – 3/24
Happy Friday, Memphis! Spring is officially here, at least according to the people who make the calendar. Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend, plus a few extras.
But first, make sure you didn’t miss anything on the blog recently: 10 places for seafood lunches on Fridays, the 2019 Peabody Rooftop Party schedule, Young Collector’s Contemporary event preview, a list of 100 places to eat and drink outside in Memphis and the Mid-South, and info on Sunday’s jalapeño popper throwdown.
Here’s your Memphis weekend plan:
1. Young Collectors Contemporary, Crosstown Arts, all weekend, $35 – $50, 18+
This cutting-edge art fair at Crosstown features multi-disciplinary work from emerging artists. It’s part exhibition, part party, and part contemporary arts conference for artists, collectors, and the arts community. Friday is the Opening Night Party at 7 p.m. (tickets are $35 with no booze; $50 with booze). Saturday and Sunday are filled with workshops, TED-talk style speakers, and more art (Weekend Pass is $50). Read more here.
2. World Water Day Celebration, Memphis Made Brewing, Friday, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., all ages/kid-friendly (21 to drink)
The Wolf River Conservancy celebrates World Water Day with a party at the taproom. Smoke And Rolls food truck will be on site, and Friday Night Cerrito Bingo starts at 8 pm. (seats fill up early, though). A portion of the beer proceeds benefit the Conservancy – the group working on the Wolf River Greenway – aka the folks who make this gorgeous place possible.
3. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony w/ Chinese Connection Dub Embassy, Minglewood Hall, Friday, 8 p.m., $32 – $35+, 18+
Renowned hip hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony comes to Minglewood this Friday night, with Memphis group CCDE opening. There’s a ton more live music going on this weekend, check out the extras below for more and as always, check out the monthly live music roundup.
4. 901 Popper Throwdown, High Cotton Brewing, Sunday, noon – 6 p.m., free, all ages
Teams compete to make the best jalapeño poppers and foods-on-a-stick while the general public – that’s you – enjoys free admission to the festival to watch the cooking teams compete, live music, an eating contest, and more. Food will be for sale from Edge Alley and The Crawfish Shack and beer will be for sale from High Cotton. It all benefits Memphis Paws, Inc. nonprofit. Read more here.
- SneakFest Sneaker Expo, Pipkin Building, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., $15 or $25 for SneakFest + Game combo ticket
Sneaker fanatics can buy, sell, and trade shoes, and shop from vendors from around the country.
- Food Truck Rodeo, Tiger Lane, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., free
Seventeen food trucks gather in Tiger Lane to feed you. No game ticket required.
- Memphis Express v. Birmingham Iron, Liberty Bowl, 7 p.m., $20+
There’s a chance Johnny Manziel makes his debut with the Memphis Express this Sunday. Either way, get out and support the home team.
Plus a few extras…
It’s Graceland’s Military Appreciation Weekend, so active military, retired veterans, and first responders get free admission to Elvis Presley’s Memphis (complex across the street from the Mansion) on Saturday and Sunday, and free admission to the Bret Michaels concert at 8 p.m. at the Graceland Soundstage. Valid ID showing military or first responder status required. For the rest of us, tickets are $60 day-of show.
Palladio Garden Grand Opening, Saturday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Palladio Memphis in Cooper Young is expanding to include Palladio Garden, a new horticulture building and plant nursery. For Saturday’s opening, they’ll have kid’s activities, gardening seminars at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., live music, food samples, and 20 percent off plants, plus giveaways every hour.
Fiddler on the Roof Broadway musical is at The Orpheum (through Sunday only)
Madagascar: A Musical Adventure at Circuit Playhouse
1776 The Musical at Theatre Memphis
Significant Other at Playhouse on the Square
Quark Theatre presents RADIANT VERMIN at TheatreSouth (First Congo)
Five Fridays of Jazz at the Central Library w/ Hope Clayburn
Mollie Woodruff’s Magic Basement at Woodruff Fontaine House
Jazz in the Box at GPAC
Black & White Gala at Jack Robinson Gallery
Patrick Seiler and Friends at South Main Sounds
Folk All Y’all w/ Erin Rae at Studio688
Weezer & Pixies at FedEx Forum
Wolf River Harbor Cleanup
Memphis Parent’s Camp Expo at Botanic Gardens
Family Day at the Madison Cash Saver
Painting Out Loud Workshop at Art Body Soul
Mardi Gras in Memphis Crawfish Boil at Memphis Catholic
Crawfish Boil at Loflin Yard
Birth of the Bluff City Talk at Central Library
Jordan Ashely Greene Book Signing/Meet & Greet at Barnes & Noble
Guilty Pride Book Signing at Smooth Living Restaurant
Trap. Drank. Paint. at Minglewood Hall
Speakeasy Gala at Great Hall of Germantown
A Serving For Tennis at The Agricenter
Chicago’s Ballet 5:8 at Halloran Centre
Hope Clayburn & The Soul Scrimmage at Railgarten
Black Art Experience at Agricenter
We Roam Memphis at Crosstown Arts
USAC Silver Crown Memphis 100 at Memphis International Raceway
Artist’s Link Exhibition at St. George’s Episcopal Church
Magic Brunch at Railgarten
Memphis Current Release Party at Carolina Watershed
Jazz A Fire Living Legends Series at Brinson’s
Sneaker Ball Memphis at Marshall Arts
Keia Johnson LP Release Show at Events Beyond Imaginations
Say “I Do” at Hu Wedding Show at Hu.Hotel
MCBW Men Who Cook Fundraiser at MLK Labor Center