5 Things To Do This Weekend: 3/13 – 3/15

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 10th 2020 1364 0

Hello friends! Most of these events have now been cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19. I’ve marked them, but please check the event links below and event social media for the most up-to-date info on possible event schedule changes due to COVID-19. You can read the CDC’s safety recommendations here, which include staying home if you’re not feeling well. The Shelby County Health Dept. has an information hub set up here

Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend, including some special free and family-friendly ideas. Keep scrolling for about 30 more ideas, too.

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

OK, here’s your weekend guide:

1. Memphis Black Restaurant Week / Soulful Food Truck Fest, through Sunday, Various Locations / Tiger Lane, costs vary /$10 adults/$5 kids , all ages/kid-friendly
The annual Memphis Black Restaurant Week 2020 is all about expanding your culinary horizons, for less! Find deals and great food at eleven black-owned restaurants in Memphis: more details here. The week finishes off with the Soulful Food Truck Festival at Tiger Lane on Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Details on the food truck event here.

2. Update: Chalkfest has been cancelled for this Saturday. 
ChalkFest, Brooks Museum, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., free ($3 for chalk), all ages/kid-friendly
The Brooks hosts their annual Chalkfest on the plaza in front of the museum. Bring your own chalk or buy a box there. They’ll have music, professional chalk artists, face painting, food trucks, and a guided tour of the “Native Voices” exhibit at 12:30 p.m. No pets, please. The rain date is Sunday.

3. Update: Grind City Coffee Expo has been postponed.
Grind City Coffee Expo, Pipkin Building at the Fairgrounds, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., $20-$35, all ages
Explore the Memphis coffee scene with 20 local and regional vendors: coffee, tea, and treats. Your ticket includes a tasting cup and samples from vendors and expert discussions. This year, they’ll have a coffee lounge to purchase full-sized drinks. Read more here. Facebook event page here.

4. Update: Beale Street St. Patrick’s Day Parade is postponed until April 11th.
47th Annual Silky O’Sullivan’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Beale Street, Saturday, 2 p.m. free, all ages/kid-friendly
Wear your green and bring the fam to historic Beale Street to enjoy live music, cars, dancers, floats and more at the annual parade. It’s a Memphis tradition! For more St. Paddy’s day ideas for this weekend and next week, check out the list of events and parties here. Facebook event page here.

5. Update: USL soccer matches are suspended for 30 days. 
Memphis 901 FC v. Saint Louis FC, AutoZone Park, Saturday, 7 p.m., $12 and up, all ages/kid-friendly
It’s the second home game of the season! Cheer on the boys in blue this weekend at the ball park. Read more about what we can look forward to for their second season here. Facebook page here.


even more ideas – please check links to see if events are postponed or cancelled! Please read CDC guidelines.

Friday, March 13
Graham Winchester Record Release at DKDC
Larkin Poe at Minglewood Hall
Whiskeys of the World at Celtic Crossing
Update: this event has been cancelled 5 Fridays of Jazz – Stax Music Academy Jazz Ensemble at Central Library
Memphis Black Restaurant Week (through March 14) family
Sound Main Songs Songwriter Night free
Twilight Tours at Woodruff-Fontaine House
Elegant Southern Style Weekend: Spring Edition at Graceland (through March 15)
“Women in the Pit” at Hattiloo Theater (Thu-Sun, through March 22)
The Book of Will at Playhouse on the Square (through March 22)
Ain’t Misbehaving at Circuit Playhouse (Thu. – Sun, through April 5)

Saturday, March 14
Diary of a Wombat at The Orpheum family
Farewell Angelina at the Halloran Centre
Don’t be afraid Comedy at Midtown Crossing
Folk All Y’all: An Evening with Sarah Potenza at the Green Room
Elegant Southern Style Weekend: Spring Edition at Graceland (through March 15)
“Women in the Pit” at Hattiloo Theater (Thu-Sun, through March 22)
The Book of Will at Playhouse on the Square (through March 22)
Schoolhouse Rock Live! at Circuit Playhouse (March 14, 21, 28 + April 4) family
Ain’t Misbehaving at Circuit Playhouse (Thu. – Sun, through April 5)
Memphis Black Restaurant Week (through March 14) family

Sunday, March 15
4th Annual Soulful Food Truck Festival at Clayborn Temple family
The Emerald Isle at Elmwood
America 50th Anniversary Tour at The Orpheum
“Women in the Pit” at Hattiloo Theater (Thu-Sun, through March 22)
The Book of Will at Playhouse on the Square (through March 22)
Ain’t Misbehaving at Circuit Playhouse (Thu. – Sun, through April 5)
Elegant Southern Style Weekend: Spring Edition at Graceland
Andrew Duhon w/ Towne at 1884 Lounge 


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