5 Things To Do This Weekend: 7/31 – 8/2
Goodbye July and hello August! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend, plus a few extras.
But first, be sure you didn’t miss anything on the blog lately:
1. Pink Palace Community Scavenger Hunt, Downtown/West Side, Friday 4 p.m. – all weekend, $25 per team, all ages
The Pink Palace is the final week of their community scavenger hunt program! Sign up your team and receive instructions via email at 4 p.m. on Friday. After that, the race is on. The first team to find all scavenger hunt items. This week you’ll be exploring South Memphis. Drive to each neighborhood and then you can walk or bike to the destinations. A great activity to do with your household.
2. Hold On We’re Coming Livestream Concert, Online, Friday, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m., $10, all ages
Music Export Memphis continues their benefit series of live-streamed concerts for Memphis musician COVID relief. For the next three months, they’ll host ticketed concerts every other Friday streamed from different locations. Buy the ticket and you’ll receive an emailed link to tune in 24 hours before the show. This Friday’s show features the City Champs “live” at B-Side.
3. #MaskUpMemphis Mask & School Supply Giveaway, Fourth Bluff Park, Saturday, August 1, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Stop by the cooling stations at Fourth Bluff Park downtown on Saturday for sno cones, school supplies, and masks. Be sure that you do wear a mask yourself when picking up more or picking up some for others.
4. WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational, on TV/streaming, Thursday – Sunday, costs vary, all ages
The WGC’s FedEx St. Jude golf tournament is happening without fans this year, so pour one out for our annual festival of golf, Pronto Pups, and Hush Y’all signs…then tune in to the tournament on TV and various streaming services. Check out this How To Watch guide (rounds on August 1 and 2 will be aired on CBS) and also take advantage of The Pit At Home barbecue ordering deals for your whole household (orders come with tournament swag!)
5. Sunset Yoga Virtual Class, Fourth Bluff/Facebook Live, Sunday, 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m., free, all ages
Did you know that Downtown Memphis hosts a virtual yoga class every Sunday evening? Combat the Sunday Scaries with this class taught by Bridget Danielle for all ages and experience levels. They are allowing in-person attendees as well.
Memphis Grizzlies Season Restarts
The Memphis Grizzlies restart this bizarre 2019-2020 NBA season with eight “seeding” games before the Playoffs begin on August 17th. They’ll be playing in spectator-less arenas at the NBA Bubble in Orlando. The seeding games start this weekend:
Grizzlies v. Trailblazers – Friday, July 31 at 3 p.m. (away game)
Grizzlies v. Spurs – Sunday, August 2 at 3 p.m. (home game)
You can tune in on Fox Sports Southeast on TV, Fox Sports Go online, or listen on the radio at 92.9. There’s going to be some I Love Memphis graphics during home games, so keep a lookout for that.
Plus a few more ideas:
Red Cross Blood Drive at FedExForum on Friday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Free street parking for donors, chance to win signed basketballs)
Movie Screenings at The Grove at GPAC
Sheiks/Toy Toys Live Stream at B-Side on Saturday at 8 p.m.
Memphis Zoo Twilight Tours at the Zoo on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. (you must register before July 29th)
Memphis Ghost Walk from Historical Haunts, Fridays through Sundays
Socially Distanced Outside Activities, Six Feet Away From Other People, All Weekend, Free, All Ages/Kid-friendly: Head to the park, walk your dog, ride a bike, pick up a takeout picnic, go on a mural tour or a photo tour. Just go early while it’s cooler, stay super hydrated, and wear sunscreen. Check these out: