5 Things To Do This Weekend: 6/26 – 6/28

Posted by Holly Whitfield | June 26th 2020 5175 0

Happy Friday! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend. 

Photo by Raphael Tenschert

1. MEMFolk Pop-Up Art Installation, 607 Monroe Ave., All Weekend, $10 per person, all ages
MEMFolk is a brand-new tiny pop-up art installation at Boxlot – the shipping container microretail spot in The Edge District. This first pop-up’s theme is FLOWERBOX. Only two people are allowed in the space at a time, and you sign up for your time in advance via the MEMfolk website. You’ll definitely want to take photos, that’s kind of the point! Also, please wear a mask.

2. Orion Virtual Concert Series, Facebook, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., free (donations suggested), all ages/kid-friendly
This weekend, the Levitt Shell streams two concerts on Facebook: Friday is Memphis artist Harlan T. Bobo’s 2018 shows, and Saturday is a new live show with soul artist Brian Owens.

3. Memphis Songwriters Series: Virtual Voices, Facebook, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., free, all ages
The final installment of the Memphis Songwriters Series features Cyrena Wages live from the Orpheum’s Facebook page. Enjoy songs and stories, and get ready for the non-virtual Songwriter Series soon.

4. Rainbow Crosswalk Reinstall, Cooper Young, Sunday, all day, free, all ages
Volunteers will install a more permanent rainbow crosswalk at Cooper and Young this Sunday. The Install starts at 7 a.m, followed by to-go drinks from Alchemy at 4 p.m., and a drag show and ceremony at 7 p.m.

5. Iconic IRIS Orchestra Performances, The Grove at GPAC, Sunday, 5:30 p.m., $10 per person, all ages
The Grove is GPAC’s new outdoor venue and it is open—yes, in real life—with limited capacity for movies and food trucks. There’s a full bar on site, “doors” open at 5:30 p.m. and a video of iconic IRIS Orchestra performances will be projected on the Video Wall at 6:30 p.m. Buy tickets online before this sells out! (Social distancing and masks encouraged.)

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