5 Things To Do This Weekend: 5/15 – 5/17

Posted by Holly Whitfield | May 15th 2020 4133 0

Happy Friday Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend, plus a few extras.

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

1. Grizz Rewind: Playoff Edition, Your TV or App, Friday 7 p.m and Sunday 6:30 p.m., all ages/kid-friendly
I MISS SPORTS. ESPECIALLY BASKETBALL. To attempt to assuage our sportsball addictions, The Grizzlies continue their re-play of past games with a focus on exciting playoff matchups from the last few years. Order your favorite Memphis restaurant takeout or delivery, some local beer, and settle in to cheer on our past Grizz. See the full schedule for the May replays here.

2. Levitt Shell @ Home featuring Donna the Buffalo, Fridays, 7:30 p.m., donations needed, all ages
Did you miss when hometown heroes Big Ass Truck performed at the Shell a couple seasons ago? No worries! The Shell @ Home series brings you this show via streaming video on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. Don’t forget that the Shell really needs our donations so they can stay keep going through and after this dang pandemic. Drop a donation in the virtual bucket here and tune in to the Donna The Buffalo concert video on Facebook.

3. Cooper Young Virtual Garden Walk, Online, Through May, Free (Donations Accepted) All Ages/Kid-Friendly
You might not be able to stroll through Cooper Young’s residential gardens in person this year, but you can peruse the photos and experience 31 “eclectic, inspiring, inventive” local gardens.

4. Virtual Whiskey Tasting w/ Celtic Crossing, At Home/On The Internet, Saturday, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., $35, 21 and up
Celtic Crossing owner DJ has hosted guided, virtual whiskey tastings for several weeks now. Just order your tasting ticket online and pick up your whiskey samples—including an appetizer—curbside. Then, long on to Zoom on Saturday night at 7 p.m. for a guided tasting via Zoom. Details and instructions here.

5. Against the Grain, Crosstown Arts Website, Anytime, All Ages, $5 and up
Crosstown Arts has launched a new Memphis music channel called Against the Grain. For a few bucks each, you can enjoy creative videos and music from more than 55 local artists from 13 different genres and counting . This is really one of the coolest things I’ve seen come out of Memphis quarantine creativity. Stop what you’re doing right now and head over to The Website and peruse all the Memphis talent that you can support.


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  1. I'm loving this weekend in Memphis!  Let's get outside and reconnect with all our friends!

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