5 Things To Do This Weekend: 10/4 – 10/6

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 4th 2019 734 0

It’s time for another beautiful weekend in Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss, plus a few other ideas.

Memphis Madness happened on Thursday!!! Go Tigers! This is the new court for this year. Photo by @shannonrlittle.

But first, be sure you didn’t miss anything on the blog lately:

Memphis Food News: Fall 2019 Update
10 Ways To Give Back To Memphis This Month
Fall Events Guide
Oktoberfests + Fall Beer Fests Guide

1. Memphis International Auto Show, Cook Convention Center, Friday – Sunday,$6 – $7, all ages/kid-friendly
See all the fancy new and classic cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers of all kinds all weekend long. There’s free parking in the convention center lot off Winchester Street. The Auto Show is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kids 12 and under are free.

2. Creative Works Market, Halloran Centre, Friday – Saturday, 10 a.m – 6 p.m., free to enter, all ages
Creative Works design conference is in town this weekend, and while the workshops are sold out, anyone can shop at the market which features art, design, handmade goods, apparel and more from local and national artists. They’ll also have food trucks on site from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. each day.

3. Frayser Local Arts Festival, Arkwings Foundation (2034 James Rd.), Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
This indoor-outdoor festival features arts performances, shopping, live music, hands-on activities and more. Read more via High Ground news.

4. I Miss The Old Kanye, Hi-Tone Cafe, Saturday, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m., $20 at the door, 18 and up
Remember the good ol’ days of Kanye West? If you miss the hip-hop star’s better times, head to the Hi Tone this Saturday night to hear his hits performed live by multiple artists like DJ Siphne Aaye, Qemist, and more. There will also be a Ye-inspired art show and dance party.

5. High Cotton Oktoberfest, 598 Monroe Ave., Sunday, October 6, noon – 6 p.m., free to enter, all ages
The Edge District annual Oktoberfest is at High Cotton, with their Oktoberfest brew and other traditional German beers, plus live music, Bavarian food from Edge Alley. Kid-friendly, dog-friendly, and t-shirts and steins for sale.

Also this weekend, the Antenna Club gets the historical marker that it deserves. There’s a documentary screening at Black Lodge on Friday at 7 p.m. and the marker unveiling is on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at 1588 Madison, with live music afterwards at Murphy’s, B-Side, and Lamplighter. Read more from Jesse at the Flyer.

All Weekend

Creative Works Conference
Monster Market at 618 S. Main Street
Julius Caesar by Tennessee Shakespeare Company
On Golden Pond at Playhouse on the Square
Wakey, Wakey from Quark Theatre at TheatreSouth
Miracle Play at Theatreworks on the Square
Head Over Heels at The Circuit Playhouse

Friday
Ben Folds at the Levitt Shell (not free; it’s a Shell Yeah fundraiser)
Food Truck Fridays at the Dixon
Fitness Under The Stars at the River Garden
Bill Maher at the Orpheum
The MDs performing The Beatles’ Revolver at Crosstown Theater
An Evening With Sutton Foster at GPAC

Saturday
Memphis Prop Busters Charity Fly-In benefitting Porter-Leath at 3945 Inglewood Place
Hip Hop Yoga at Your Inner Yogi
The Auntie Roundtable at Jack Robinson Gallery
Peanut Butter & Jam: Lucky 7 Brass Band at GPAC
Strong GIRL Fest at Hutchison School
Art For Elephants at Memphis Zoo
Central Bark Grand Opening at 539 S. Front St
Nerdtoberfest at Two Rivers Bookstore

Sunday
AKF Color Run + Free Concert at HW Cox Park in Collierville
Taco Fest at the Hi-Tone
Don Lifted @ Maria Montessori School for the River Series at Harbor Town
Monsters Inc Party at Primas Bakery & Boutique
Yoga PopUp at Your Inner Yogi


Check out the blog’s calendar 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. Kimberly T says:

    Thank you for all you do! Daily reminders of why I love this city. 🙂

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