5 Things To Do This Weekend: 11/1 – 11/3

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 31st 2019 767 0

Another exciting fall weekend is here, and there’s plenty going on in Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss, plus a few extras.

Photo by Andrea Zucker

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

It’s Happening! Everything You Need To Know About ESPN’s GameDay Coming To Memphis 
– Tigers Fans Speak Out: What GameDay Means To Us (going live soon)
The 22nd Indie Memphis Film Festival Is Happening Now
– Don’t Wait Until The Day Before Thanksgiving To Decide You Want To Volunteer
There’s A Dia De Los Muertos Parade and Free Festival On Saturday
Downtown Dining Week Is Back! Eat Cheap Downtown

1. Indie Memphis Film Festival, Various Locations, through Nov. 4 (with encores through Nov. 7), $10 per film/$100 film pass, all ages (parental discretion advised)
The 22nd Annual Indie Memphis Film Festival kicks off today (Oct. 30) and goes through November 4th, plus encore days November 5th through 7th. We’re in for more than a week of feature films, shorts, documentaries, music videos, parties, panels, and much more.

2. Stuntarious IV EP Release: A Night Of Disruption, Playhouse on the Square, Friday, 8:30 p.m., free, all ages
Unapologetic creative group hosts the Indie Memphis Block Party this year, shutting down Cooper Street from Union to Monroe on Friday night for live music, art, limited edition merch, and more. Expect performances from Sapphire, HANNYA CHA0$, Hippy Soul, Boss Ladi, Daz Rinko, Eillo, She’Chinah, Cameron Bethany, Aaron James, PreauXX, Kid Maestro, AWFM and IMAKEMADBEATS. Read more from my pals at Choose 901.

3. ESPN College GameDay + Tigers v. Mustangs, Beale Street + Liberty Bowl, Saturday, all day, $35 – $45, all ages
Is Saturday the biggest day in Memphis football history? That’s what folks are saying. ESPN comes to Beale Street for their GameDay show broadcast on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fans will get there as early as 5:30 a.m. to grab a spot on TV or to start partying. Tiger Lane opens at noon for tailgating, a beer garden, and food trucks. And almost sold-out football game kicks off at the Liberty Bowl at 6:30 p.m. As of this writing, there are a very few number of tickets left. Read the full ESPN College GameDay Guide right here.

4. Dia de los Muertos Parade & Festival, Brooks Museum, Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-3:30p.m., free event, all ages
Families are invited to celebrate Dia de los Muertos at the Brooks Museum of Art. The parade will begin in Overton Square with floats and performers at 11:30 a.m. and will arrive at the Brooks Museum a bit after noon. After the parade, there will be a community celebration inside the museum with face painting, music, dance performances, food trucks, and more.

5. India Fest, Agricenter, Saturday, 10 a.m.-8:00 p.m.,$5 for adults, $1 for children, free for children under 5, all ages
Organized by the India Association of Memphis, this festival showcases the art, culture, music, cuisine, and heritage of India’s diverse cultures.


Bonus idea…

Broad Avenue Art Walk, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Broad Avenue’s Art Walk is back and bigger than ever, with an all day, free, fun way to explore the street, get some shopping done, and support local businesses. There’s an artist’s market with 40 vendors, ten food trucks, live music, Arrow Creative’s grand opening, a kids’ play area, and more.

Holiday Market, Crosstown Brewing, Saturday 1 p.m. – 8 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Mobius Theory and Crosstown Brewing host a holiday market with more than 20 artists and vendors, live music, food trucks, desserts, and adoptable dogs!

For more, check out the blog’s calendar.


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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