5 Things To Do This Weekend: 3/6 – 3/8

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 5th 2020 1097 0

Start March right with these Memphis weekend ideas, including my top five pics for things to do.

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

1. Aladdin, Orpheum Theatre, All Weekend, $29 – $145, ages 6 and up
It’s your favorite Disney classic come to life on stage, with new characters and new songs in an incredible production that is getting the best feedback I’ve seen from an Orpheum show in a while. This weekend is your last chance to see Aladdin, and there are shows on Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. P.S. There are $25 rush tickets for students, educators, military/police/fire/nurses/first responders available this weekend. Read those details here.

2. Memphis 901 FC v. Indy Eleven, AutoZone Park, Saturday, 6 p.m., $22+, all ages/kid-friendly
Memphis USL soccer is back with a Saturday night home game against Indianapolis this week and the big deal is that Tim Howard—international soccer superstar and team minority owner—is coming out of retirement to play goalkeeper for our team! If you’re reading this before Friday at noon, I’m giving away five 4-packs of tickets to the game and you can enter to win them here.

3. The Lies of March Comedy Show, Theatreworks, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., $10, 18 and up
Beware the lies of March! The Bluff City Liars hosts a hilarious evening of March-themed improv skits and games including a reenactment of Julius Caesar’s murder, a song about St. Patrick’s Day, and a “March Madness” competition.

4. V&E Arbor Day Celebration, Kirby Station (1625 Tutwiler Ave.), Saturday, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Head to the V&E Greenline to this Saturday for a plant sale and a ceremonial tree planting at noon. Gardening and tree experts will be on hand to answer all your plant-based questions, and there will be some refreshments. The event is free, but donations are accepted since the V&E Greenline is volunteer supported and community funded.

5. Mix-Odyssey, Botanic Garden, Friday, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., $75, 21 and up
This annual cocktail party and competition brings in the best bartenders in town to pour seven cocktails for you to sample—and vote on your favorites! There will be snacks, hors d’oeuvres, tunes from Grizzlies DJ Justin Baker, and a chance to learn more about how to give back to Memphis. Read more about Mix-Odyssey here.


Here are two additional suggestions. If anyone goes to both of these, I want to talk to you.

Southern Women’s Show, Agricenter International, Friday – Sunday, $10 adv./$13 at the door, all ages
Attention shoppers! This event is for you. Shop from hundreds of boutique vendors in fashion, health, beauty, food; plus there are celebrity guests, chef demos, fashion shows, and more. Tickets are $10 in advance or $13 at the door, and kids ages 6 to 12 are $6, 5 and under can get in free.

Memphis Burlesque Productions, B-Side, Friday, 9 p.m. – midnight, $15 – $25, 21+
Join MBP for an evening of classic burlesque at B-Side (a music venue and pub inside Minglewood Plaza) featuring Julia Le Boom, Lady Doo Moi, Frankie LaFemme, Lady Problems, Cheyenne, Seren Synn, Luna Zul, Lady Lethargy, and host Papa Chubb.

Even more ideas!


Friday, March 6
Post Malone Runaway Tour at FedExForum
Mix-Odyssey at the Botanic Garden
The Orchestra Unplugged: Devil at the Crossroads at the Halloran Centre
Southern Women’s Show at the Agricenter (through March 8) family
Arbor Day Celebration at Overton Park family
The Lies of March at Theatreworks
Memphis Burlesque Productions at B-Side
First Fridays on Broad: March Madness Edition family, free
Beat Battle at Stax Music Academy
Jon Langston Live at The Bluff
Louder Than Bombs: The Smiths/Morrissey Cover Band at Railgarten
Crosstown Brewing Dart Tournament at The Casual Pint
Ghost Hunt at The Woodruff-Fontaine
Ladies Night + Mechanical Bull Party at Brinson’s
Fido Friday Dog Happy Hour at Loflin Yard
Ladies Night Art Experience at Pyro’s
Ultimate Friday Night Mixer at Privé Restaurant
Boxlot Taste & See at Boxlot
5 Fridays of Jazz – 3rd Man at the Central Library family, free
Women in the Arts at the Dixon (through March 7) free
Disney’s Aladdin Broadway Show at The Orpheum (through March 8) family
“Women in the Pit” at Hattiloo Theater (Thu-Sun, through March 22)
The Book of Will at Playhouse on the Square (select days through March 22)

March 7
Mardi Growl Dog Party + Crawfish Boil at Overton Park family, free
Memphis Modern Market at Loflin Yard family
Big Birthday Party for Sesame Street at DeafConnect family, free
Civic Saturday at East Shelby Library family, free
Southern Women’s Show at the Agricenter (through March 8) family
Memphis 901 FC Home Opener at AutoZone Park family
IRIS Orchestra Guest Artist: Anne-Akikio Meyers at GPAC
V&E Greenline TN Arbor Day Celebration family, free
Learn to Curl with the Mid-South Curling Club at Mid-South Ice House
Women in the Arts at the Dixon (through March 7) free
Memphis Grizzlies Hoops and Heels aka Ladies Night at FedExForum family
The Lies of March at Theatreworks
Memphis Mosque Open House at multiple locations family, free
Disney’s Aladdin Broadway Show at The Orpheum (through March 8) family
“Women in the Pit” at Hattiloo Theater (Thu-Sun, through March 22)
The Book of Will at Playhouse on the Square (through March 22)

Sunday, March 8
Southern Women’s Show at the Agricenter (through March 8) family
Memphis Black Restaurant Week (through March 14) family
Iris Orchestra at the Brooks with Anne-Akiko Meyers at the Brooks
Spiritous for International Women’s Day at 115 Vance Ave.
Kendra Give Back To Arrows Nest at Kendra Scott
Disney’s Aladdin Broadway Show at The Orpheum (through March 8) family
“Women in the Pit” at Hattiloo Theater (Thu-Sun, through March 22)
The Book of Will at Playhouse on the Square (through March 22)


More:

blog’s calendar
March events guide
free March events
St. Patrick’s Day
Crawfish fests + boils around town


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  1. KG says:

    The Governor and our Mayor has asked people to “Self Quarantine” unless your job is essential to the good of the community but you are posting open events where large crowd have attended in the past ………I am confused to say the least. Are tour recommending that people to these public events?

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