5 Things To Do This Weekend: 8/23 – 8/25

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 23rd 2019 1334 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend.

Puck Food Hall and I Love Memphis co-host a tasting dinner on Friday night.

1. Robert “Hollywood” Raiford Day, Floyd Alley, Friday, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., free to enter, all ages
Before or after you head over to the Puck Food Hall tasting, stop by Floyd Alley downtown (right next to Paula & Raiford’s Disco at 14 S. 2nd St.) for a celebration honoring the one and only late, great Robert Raiford. They’ll have an outdoor disco, DJ, and food trucks.

2. Puck Food Hall Tasting, 409 S. Main, Friday, 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., $50 adults/$25 kids, all ages
I Love Memphis co-hosts this tasting dinner at Puck Food Hall downtown, where you’ll have a chance to sample food, drink, and dessert from all ten vendors for one flat fee. From bbq pork tacos to pizza to salads to cocktails and gelato, there’s a lot of good eats to be had. Tiffany Harmon provides live music and we’ll have a few I Love Memphis t-shirts to sell. Read more here, and get your tickets here. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door while supplies last!

3. Memphis Redbirds Homestand, AutoZone Park, Thursday – Sunday, prices vary, all ages/kid-friendly
The Redbirds wrap up their 20th season with the final regular season home games this weekend. Each game has a giveaway and speciality ticket options, too.

4. Smoke & Mirrors Modern Magic Show, Brass Door, Friday + Saturday, 8 p.m., $20, 18+
Memphian Larry Clark hosts Smoke & Mirrors modern magic show for two nights at The Brass Door Irish pub downtown. If you’re into the vintage, the vaudeville, mentalism and comedy, this show is for you. Tickets are $20 and there’s limited seating so get yours at smokeandmirrors.bpt.me.

5. 100 Cents For 100 Years, The Arcade Restaurant, Saturday, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., free to enter, all ages/kid-friendly
On Saturday, The Arcade celebrates 100 years off serving downtown Memphis with a block party celebration with live music, actives for kids, photo ops, a $1 menu with proceeds benefitting St. Jude, and happy hour drink specials.


This weekend is also the Germantown International Festival, held at The Agricenter on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s free to enter and full of family-friendly cultural activities.

Looking for more ideas? Check out the blog’s calendar here and the brand new Fall Events Guide 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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  1. Karen says:

    We are coming up this weekend 20-23 for my husband’s bday. Other than Graceland what are other fun things to do. I am looking for restaurants that a good not just tourist traps. We are meeting the running group on Saturday for a long run. Just wanting to do out of the ordinary things. Thank you.

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