5 Things To Do This Weekend: 11/8 – 11/10
It’s time for another great weekend in Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss, plus a few extras.
But first, make sure you’re up to date on the newest I Love Memphis articles:
– 30 Memphis Holiday and Christmas Shows
– Get Your Holiday Shopping Done Early At These Local Markets
– Celebrate Playhouse on the Square’s 50th Anniversary
– The Best Nachos In Memphis
– Get Cheesy at Grilled Cheese Fest (Nov. 10th)
– Eat For Cheap During Downtown Dining Week
1. Memphis Flyer’s Crafts & Drafts, Crosstown Concourse, Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free admission, all ages
The Memphis Flyer’s Crafts & Drafts is an outdoor crafts exhibition and sale featuring local food, beer, and of course craft vendors. It’ll also feature live music, games for kids, and is quite dog-friendly.
2. Malted VI, Memphis Made Brewing, Saturday, 1 p.m. – 10 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
It’s time for the sixth annual Malted festival at Memphis Made. This malty beer soaked event features limited edition stouts, coffee brews, and the like, plus live music, excerpts from Nut Remix performed by New Ballet Ensemble, live music, and comedians. Grub food truck will be on site and the first 100 people get a Malted glass.
3. River Garden and River Line Birthday, River Garden at MS River Park, Saturday, 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Celebrate one year of the new River Garden park with fun events all afternoon, including yoga, fire pits and s’mores, a toast and b-day cake, salsa dancing and music, and free kayaks and Explore Bike Share rides all day. See the full schedule here.
4. Howl at the Moon, 36 E. GE Patterson, Saturday, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. $70 adv/$80 at the door, 21 and up,
Streetdog Foundation’s biggest party of the year includes tons of food and drink and live music and a silent auction, all supporting rescue dogs in Memphis.
5. Grilled Cheese Festival, Hi-Tone Cafe, Sunday, 12-6 p.m., $5, all ages
The Grilled Cheese Festival is an absolute treasure, but be prepared for your taste buds to suddenly become too cosmopolitan for Wonder Bread and Kraft Singles. This family and pet-friendly festival revolves around grilled cheese with competing teams providing a limited number of samples unless you buy a VIP ticket, which nets you unlimited samples. Proceeds benefit Alive Rescue, for homeless animals in the Memphis area.
Plus a few more ideas…
Wine Down: Wines To Be Thankful For, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Friday, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., $25 – $40, 21 and up
The Dixon hosts Wine Down with wines provided by Buster’s and food from Chef Phillip Dewayne of Park + Cherry.
Harbor Town Dog Day, Harbor Town Nursery Park, Saturday, noon – 4:30 p.m., donations accepted, all ages
A full day of fun, all dedicated to our furry family members. Expect entertainment, dog costume contest, vendors, games food, and fun benefitting the Humane Society.
I’m Soul Memphis Day Party, 7777 Walnut Grove, Saturday, noon – 4 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
We Are Memphis hosts a special day party at the Red Barn, featuring live music and a DJ, food trucks, giveaways, prizes, and more.
Time Warp Drive In, Summer Drive In Theater, Saturday, 4 p.m. – ’til, $10- per person, parental discretion advised
It’s time for another all-night cult movie marathon at the drive-in. This month’s theme is “Harry Hausen” with Clash of the Titans and Jason & the Argonauts. Live music from Faces cover band The Rodulators starts at 4 p.m. with movies starting at 5 p.m. (thanks DST). Kids ages 10 and under are free.
Greenway Soiree, Opera Memphis, Saturday, 6-10 p.m., $100 per person, $1000 per table
This fundraiser event for the Wolf River Conservancy features food and cocktails, live and silent auctions, and live music. It’s great if you want to support one of Memphis’ finest outdoor amenities and probably wear a fancy dress all in one night.