5 Things To Do This Weekend: 3/27 – 3/29
It’s Friday and there’s plenty to do in Memphis this weekend while safely social distancing. I love y’all, but a lot of people aren’t paying attention to the six-foot rule. This means even more closures (including those announced today) and longer that we’ll have to be cooped up so…please, please stay home except for work and absolute essentials.
Let’s encourage each other to do what’s right. Don’t make the Rona Defender come after you. Stay home! I know you’re bored, so that’s why we’ve put together some creative and fun ideas for this weekend.
But first, be sure you didn’t miss anything on the blog:
- Memphis Community Resources (relief funds, how to give back, food assistance)
- Memphis Restaurant Takeout & Delivery Guide
- Memphis Virtual Experiences
- Memphis Books + Music: Quarantine Edition
- New Music Video: Faux Killas Space Force
One final thing: what kinds of things would you like to see on the blog? What do you want to read about or learn about while we are stuck at home (or stuck at home after work) for the next few weeks? Drop me a line in the comments.
OK, here’s your weekend guide:
1. Get Live! Memphis Virtual Music Festival, Facebook, Friday 8 p.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday 8 p.m. – 10 p.m., donations strongly encouraged
Head over to the Get Live! Memphis Facebook Event on Friday and Saturday starting at 8 p.m. for a virtual music festival featuring local artists like Southern Avenue and Ben Nichols. The whole point is to raise money for Memphis musicians who have lost their jobs due to corona, so don’t forget to donate here. Think about what you’d pay for an in-person music fest and go from there.
2. Watch Uncorked On Netflix, Anytime, Included In Your Netflix Fee,
NETFLIX released the latest filmed-in-Memphis project, Uncorked, today. The movie was mostly filmed in Memphis and employed plenty of Memphians. It’s about a family-owned BBQ restaurant and a young man with a dream. Read more here.
3. Order Takeout or Delivery—food and drinks
Support local restaurants and bars and breweries by ordering to-go/take-out/curbside/delivery from your favorite spots this weekend, and be sure to tip at least 20 percent. Yes, that’s 20 percent even if you’re just picking it up to-go. You can also pick up sealed cocktails to-go! Seriously!
We have a list of participating locations that’s being constantly updated here. If you want to be added to the list, leave a comment on that blog post. Especially if you have high-risk individuals in your home, please take extra care with hand washing after handling to-go food bags and packaging.
4. Memphis Escape Rooms: Home Edition, Anytime, $10, All Ages/Kid-Friendly
Need something to do with the kids? (I know you do.) Memphis Escape Rooms has created unique at-home activities for the whole family. Each activity is $10 and requires Internet access to download, a printer, and scissors. The Print & Play games involve clues and puzzles that the whole family can do together. Memphis Escape Rooms will release new games every Monday and Friday, and they hope to offer grade-specific options next week. How awesome is this?
5. Social Distance, Everywhere, Until Further Notice, All Ages/Kid-Friendly
I have found the perfect activity for spring 2020: it’s great for couples, kids, families, young people, older people, and everyone can do it. It’s appropriate for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and it works in rain or shine. No reservations are required and there’s no wait. You don’t even have to worry about parking. Here it is…social distancing!
It’s totally great to get outside and stretch and enjoy the limited sunshine we get here in Raintown USA, but y’all I can’t handle seeing any more photos of crowded parks—even the City mayor is over it, threatening to close things down if we keep standing too close together. I KNOW it’s a huge bummer, but until everyone gets on the same page with this, more places are going to close. Stick to your yards, neighborhood green spaces, and anywhere that’s away from others. We can do it. I believe in us. And so does Tony Allen.
There are a ton of Virtual Experiences going on in Memphis now! For even more ideas, check out a few of these below:
- Memphis Zoo’s Virtual Tours
- Dixon’s Museum From Home Series on Social Media
- Pink Palace’s Museums To-Go
- TN Shakespeare Company’s Decameron Project
- Got more? Add them to the blog’s calendar here.
Again, what kinds of things would you like to see on the blog during the Coronatimes™? What do you want to read about or learn about Memphis while we are stuck at home (or stuck at home after work) for the next few weeks? Let me know in the comments.
And don’t forget to check out the Memphis safer-at-home bingo: