5 Things To Do This Weekend: 4/3 – 4/5
Hello friends. How are y’all doing? April has rolled on in after the longest March in history. I know we are all struggling in different ways to adjust to the pandemic and its fallout. I hope this post can be a little bright spot in your week—there are still wonderful things happening in Memphis and things to do this weekend while you stay safe at home.
Got some good news or positive stories? Send ’em to me: HollyWhitfield@MemphisTravel.com
Be sure you didn’t miss anything on the blog this week:
– Places To Order Takeout and Delivery For Breakfast In Memphis (stay tuned—coming Friday afternoon!)
– Updated Restaurant Takeout + Delivery Guide
– Updated Virtual Events Guide
– 10 Ways To Give Back! Memphis Needs You.
– Community Resources (Relief Funds, Info, Etc.)
OK, here’s your weekend guide:
1. Brooks Museum Virtual Chalkfest, Through April 3 (Friday), The Sidewalk By Your House, Free, All Ages/Kid-Friendly
The Brooks is hosting a virtual chalkiest! Here’s how it works: make some beautiful chalk art in your driveway or a close by sidewalk, take a photo and post on IG or FB with the tag #ChalkFest2020 and be sure to tag @BrooksMuseum. They’ll feature their favorites and giving out prizes, including a Quarantine Portrait and Brooks memberships. In order to win prizes, you must submit your photo by 5 p.m. on Friday. More info and artwork ideas here.
2. Remembering MLK Virtual Event, Facebook Live, Saturday, All Day, Free, All Ages
Each year, the National Civil Rights Museum commemorates the life and legacy of Dr. King on the anniversary of his assassination. This year, they’re taking the commemoration to Facebook. At 10 a.m., they’ll have a children’s book reading and at 5 p.m. the NCRM will air video segments from civil rights leaders, the MLK50 Legacy Choir, an excerpt of The Mountaintop speech, and a moment of silence at 6:01 p.m.
Streaming Music: I’ve got two streams to highlight this weekend, but I’d love to add more (for this weekend or any day or time in the future). If you’re a musician doing a FB live or other virtual concert, please submit it to the blog’s calendar here.
3. Louise Page’s Virtual Zebra Lounge is a Facebook Live piano bar performance from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday night. For a $10 suggested donation via Venmo ($5 for Louise; $5 for the bartenders) you can enjoy this songstress’s covers. For an extra few bucks, she’ll take your request!
4. Graham Winchester’s “Songs From The Bathtub” is a Facebook live broadcast at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Be sure to send him a virtual cover charge ($7-$10 recommended by me) via Venmo or PayPal. Info here.
5. Order Takeout From A Local Restaurant
Yes, I’m putting this on our list again, because you can’t eat Poptarts and milk and bread for every meal—order takeout or delivery from a local restaurant and TIP BIG this weekend! Check out the big list of 140+ local spots that are offering curbside/takeout/delivery, and don’t forget you can get dranks to-go, too.
- 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.
Check out Memphis safer-at-home bingo, too!