5 Things To Do This Weekend: 2/28 – 3/1

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 28th 2020 1870 0

Happy Leap Weekend, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss, plus a “few” extras.

Photo by Raphael Tenschert

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

OK, here’s your weekend guide:

1. Trolley Night, South Main Arts District, Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Shops and galleries host open houses this Friday evening as part of the monthly “Trolley Night” celebrations. South Main Sounds hosts a songwriter’s night and The Vault will host musician Chris Johnson; Primas Bakery & Boutique is open extended hours with new boutique items and the Cossitt Library with the Memphis Chess Club will host chess games (including a giant chess board) at their Pop-Up location inside 409 South Main’s Puck Food Hall. 

2. Leap Year Bar Crawl, Cooper Young, Saturday, noon – ‘til, free to attend, all ages (21+ to drink)
Cooper Young hosts a Leap Year Bar Crawl starting at noon on Leap Day, February 29. Participating pubs: Cafe Ole, Sweet Grass / Next Door, Celtic Crossing, Aldo’s Pizza Pies – Midtown, and live music at Railgarten. It’s free to wander from bar to bar, just be sure to tip your bartenders.

3. Half Pints For Half Pints, Memphis Made, Saturday, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., $50, 21+
Memphis Made taproom will host Half Pints for Half Pints, benefitting Peabody Elementary. Your ticket includes Memphis Made beer, wine, and food from Central BBQ, Sweetgrass, Mulan, Aldo’s, Hattie B’s, Celtic Crossing and Sunrise. There’s a silent auction and music by DJ Zac Ives.

4. Spillit Slam: Take the Leap, Ixora, Saturday, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., $10, 18+
Spillit Memphis hosts “Spillit Slam: Take the Leap”, a storytelling competition, at the new local maker’s market in the Crosstown neighborhood, Ixora. It’s at 416 N. Cleveland St. (near the Hi-Tone). From their FB event: “If you want to tell your seven-minute story, you’ll drop your name in the bucket. We’ll draw up to ten names and each person has seven minutes to tell a story. At the end of the night, the audience will decide who the winner is.” 

5. Sounds2Real Syndicate Presents: Guitar Heroes vol. 1 at Growlers, Sunday, doors at 7 p.m., all ages, $10
Six Memphis guitarists will come together under one roof to showcase the many unique styles of Memphis guitar. Featuring Derek Brasser Jr., Thomas O. Crivens, Jamaal Franklin, Ping Rose, Steve Bethany, and Paul Taylor, this show aims to create a collaborative space for guitarists (and fans!!) looking to talk shop and network. Looking for more live music in Memphis this month? Check out the monthly Listen Up! guide.

Plus a few more ideas…

Friday, Feb. 28

GiveCamp Memphis / Design for Good 2020 (through March 1)
Memphis Farm & Gin Show at Renasant Convention Center (through Feb. 29)
South Main Sounds Songwriter Night
Live! Memphis Breast Cancer Summit at U of M Holiday Inn
“Women in the Pit” at Hattiloo Theater (Thu-Sun, through March 22)
Disney’s Aladdin at The Orpheum Theatre – through March 7 family
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Weekend at Graceland – through Feb. 29
Firepit Fridays at the River Garden family, free
I AM MEmphis at 3795 Frayser-Raleigh Road
Left Unsung at Black Lodge
Vive Le Smash at Brooks Museum
Opening Reception for Studios: Keiko Gonzalez at Crosstown Arts free
Heidi Walters Art Opening at Eclectic Eye
Grizzlies v. Kings at FedExForum family
HBCU Night at Grizzlies v. Kings at FedExForum
Adam McClelland at Loflin Yard
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Dine & Drag Weekly Watch Party! at Atomic Rose
Bow Wow Bingo & BBQ at Central Ave. Summer
Cassette Set at The Cove
Free Entry Weekend Guest List at Tin Roof free
Memphis Hustle v. Salt Lake City Stars at the Landers Center family
Twilight Tours at Woodruff-Fontaine House
 Training to Be a Memphis Aquifer & Water Educator Volunteer at U of M
Art Reception: Jesi Lee at 5 S. Main Street

Saturday, Feb. 29 – Leap Day!
GiveCamp Memphis / Design for Good 2020 (through March 1)
“Women in the Pit” at Hattiloo Theater (Thu-Sun, through March 22)
Memphis Farm & Gin Show at Renasant Convention Center (through Feb. 29) family
Memphis Parent Camp Expo at the Pink Palace family
Skate School at Society Skatepark family
College Readiness Roundup Memphis at United Way Mid-South family
Peanut Butter & Jam: Misti Rae and the Swing Set at GPAC family
Make Your Own: Leap Day Origami Frog at the Metal Museum family
Disney’s Aladdin at The Orpheum Theatre – through March 7 family
Hamilton Eye Institute Race for Sight 5K at Shelby Farms family
Memphis 901 FC v. U. of Memphis Tigers Pre-Season Match at AutoZone Park family (incl. 
Collierville Animal Shelter Fundraiser hosted by Collierville Cares at the Quonset

Madonna Learning Center Gala at Hilton East
Half Pints for Half Pints at Memphis Made
Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Weekend at Graceland
Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” at The Cannon Center
Memphis Hustle v. Salt Lake City Stars at the Landers Center family
Grizzlies v. Lakers at FedExForum family
Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles at GPAC
Magic Carpet Ride with Trout Fishing in America at Buckman PAC, family
Leap Year Bar Crawl 2020 at Railgarten
Memphis: QueerAF! February at Black Lodge
Sabato Sociale in the Enoteca! at Bari
Spillit Slam: Take the Leap at Ixora
Girl Scout Cookie and Beer Pairing at Casual Pint
International Polar Bear Day at the Memphis Zoo, family
Halal Food Pantry Distribution at  Masjid Al-Mu’minun  Mosque
Leap Day Party! at Tin Roof Memphis
Teen Takeover— Native Voices at Brooks Museum
Mitchell Community Center- Dedication Celebration at 602 W. Mitchell Rd.
The Music of Grover Washington Jr. at CrosstownConcourse East Atrium
The Comancheros w/ FeverTree at Hi Tone
Avon Dale at The Cove
Style Is Confidence Workshop at Wild Nutrition
Miss Gay Tennessee USofA at Dru’s Place

Sunday, March 1
GiveCamp Memphis / Design for Good 2020 (through March 1)
Disney’s Aladdin Broadway Show at The Orpheum (through March 8) family
“Women in the Pit” at Hattiloo Theater (Thu-Sun, through March 22)
Bluff City Mafia Sunday Funday at Memphis Made Brewing
Aquanet at Lafayette’s Music Room
Family Metalsmithing: Copper Flower Centerpiece at the Metal Museum family

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