5 Things To Do This Weekend: 8/7 – 8/9
Planning for the weekend? Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis, plus a few extras.
But first, be sure you didn’t miss anything on the blog lately:
What’s Happening With Elvis Week 2020?
Unique Memphis Tacos To Try
10 Ways To Give Back: Volunteering In Memphis In August
What’s Open In Memphis?
Where To Get Masks In Memphis
OK, here are the 5 things to do in Memphis this weekend:
1. Drive-In Movies, Malco Summer Drive-In Theater, Every Day, 8:30 p.m., all ages (depending on movie), $20/car (you must buy ahead of time)
Stay in/near your car, bring your mask (required) for restroom or concessions, and enjoy a drive-in movie relatively safely this weekend (or any day) at the vintage Summer Drive-In. Check out the lineup here and get your tix ahead of time so you can download the required QR code.
2. Virtual Elvis Week, Online/Facebook, August 8 – 16, $39, all ages
Elvis Week isn’t cancelled, people! For a full week of the Elvis Tribute Artists, Elvis-themed panels, discussions, videos, and behind-the-scenes looks at Graceland’s Elvis archives, grab an All-Access Pass and enjoy hours of video and interaction with other Elvis fans in a private Facebook Group—for pass holders only.
3. Virtual Feast on the Farm, At Your House, Saturday, 7 p.m., $125, all ages
Support the Agricenter’s educational mission and enjoy a four-course meal, gift, door prizes, and access to silent and live auctions online. You’ll pick up your food and gifts on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
4. Watch or Listen to Grizzlies Games, TV or Radio, Friday at 3 p.m., Sunday at 1 p.m., free, all ages
Do you have a strong stomach, or are at least willing to watch the Grizz lose for your love of watching live sports? Watch the Grizzlies and their various struggles on TV (Fox Sports Southeast or whatever totally legal streaming method you choose) or on the radio (ESPN 92.9). We take on the Thunder on Friday and the Raptors on Sunday.
5. Guided Nature Walks, Lichterman Nature Center, Sunday, 9:15 a.m., $10 adult/$8 youth, all ages/kid-friendly
Walk through the forest and around the lake with a Lichterman Nature Center Naturalist on Sunday and Wednesday mornings now through August 29th. You might even meet one of the Animal Ambassadors that lives at the Center! Pre-registration is required, attendance is limited to 10 people, and participants must pass an on-site health screening.
A few more ideas…
- Socially-distanced/Virtual Robert Fortner Art Show via IXORA shop
- Grease outdoor screening at The Grove at GPAC
- Sunset Yoga Virtual Class
- Memphis Ghost Walk in downtown Memphis
- Do Something Outside Away From Other People
Here are some ideas for things to do outdoors, most of which allow you to stay far far away from other people: