5 Things To Do This Weekend: 11/20 – 11/22
Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you can’t miss in Memphis this weekend. Plus, check out the guides to this year’s Memphis Holiday Events and what restaurants are open for takeout on Thanksgiving.
What To Do In Memphis This Weekend
1. Turkey Day Market, Memphis Farmers Market, Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., free to enter, all ages/kid-friendly
The Memphis Farmers Market (at S. Front and GE Patterson) is back for a weekend in honor of Thanksgiving. Shop for fall produce, prepared foods, and arts and crafts. Food trucks on site, too. Check out the rules/COVID guidelines.
2. Trivia at the Movies, Summer Drive-In, Saturday, 6 p.m., free with movie ticket, all ages
Cerrito Entertainment hosts socially-distanced, safe-in-your-car trivia on Saturdays starting at 6 p.m. before that night’s movies. This Saturday, it’s “Friends Thanksgiving” Trivia—grab tickets to your choice of movie, get there early, and tune in your car’s radio to 105.1FM to play for prizes and glory. This weekend, the double features are Christmas Vacation / Elf; Freaky / Empty Man; Vanguard / Fatman, and Time Warp Drive In.
3. Get Outside.
Fall colors are still happening, the weather is going to be beautiful on Saturday, and we have tons of lovely parks and places to spread out in Memphis. In need of some ideas? Here are eleven ways to enjoy the outdoors in Memphis.
4. Virtual Concerts (spotlight on Yesse Yavis release show!)
Musicians got the shaft this year, y’all. Let’s support them by tuning into a virtual concert and dropping some donations (think of it like a cover charge). Thankfully, the Memphis Flyer puts out a list every week. This weekend, Jesse James Davis has a record release party at 7 p.m. on Friday that you can watch on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube. Sunday brings us live Chicken $#!+ Bingo on Youtube and Bill Shipper’s show for kids on Facebook. See the full list.
5. Shop Local, for the love of all that is holy.
Bezos doesn’t need one more dollar (come ON!!!!) and you still have plenty of time to plan out your holiday shopping and online ordering so you can support your fellow MidSoutherners—artists, musicians, shop owners, and small businesses. I have some shopping guides coming, in the meantime, check out the Memphis Magazine gift guide.
Plus a few more ideas… be sure to check out the full Holiday Events Guide.
Wonderland Memphis – ongoing
The geniuses who created Memphis Escape Rooms have put together a more celebratory, less puzzling experience for the holidays this year. The Wonderland Memphis Interactive Photo Experience at the Carriage Crossing in Collierville is multiple rooms with 15 festive backdrops and fun. Details.
Zoo Lights – select nights November 20 – January 3
The Memphis Zoo hosts the SunTrust Zoo Lights again this year on select nights from Nov. 20 through Jan 3 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. This year, you have to buy tickets ahead of time for a specific night, masks are required in certain areas, and capacity is limited to 3,500 people.
Enchanted Forest at the Pink Palace – November 21 – December 31
This year, the Enchanted Forest will be open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. with timed ticketed entry. Photos with Santa will be happening, albeit with the Big Man in a Plexiglass “snow globe” (kids will sit on a bench).