5 Things To Do This Weekend: 1/8 – 1/10

Posted by Holly Whitfield | January 5th 2021 907 0

We are a week in to 2021, and I ask this with hesitation…how’s everyone doing? Feeling some optimism? I hope so! Here are the five thing you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend!

Happy 86th Birthday, Elvis

But first, be sure you didn’t miss anything on the blog lately—

1. Pick one way to give back this month. 
People aren’t only in need during the holidays. Make a donation or sign up for a virtual or socially-distanced volunteer opportunity—you can peruse the Volunteering and Giving Guide—and we’ll also have the January volunteer ideas published this week.

2. Get moving with a virtual workout class.
Here are a few gyms, studios, and trainers offering regular virtual/online classes:
Envision Fitness
Any Body Yoga
Delta Groove Yoga
Core Collective
David Quarles’ Zumba Zoom classes
Zen Studio Fitness
Fit4Mom Memphis

3. Celebrate Elvis’ Birthday, Friday Jan. 8/all weekend, free, all ages
Graceland will host a few limited capacity, socially-distant events this year (details here) and the annual Birthday Proclamation Ceremony will be streamed online on Friday at 9 a.m. A few other ideas for honoring the King on his b-day: listening to some Elvis music (this Sirius station is broadcast from Memphis), make yourself a peanut butter and banana sandwich (or pick one up from The Arcade), or grab a Memphis Cream cupcake from Frost Bake Shop.

4. Walk Along The Wolf & Kayak Back, Wolf River at Walnut Grove Point, Sunday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., $60 – $85, all ages/kid-friendly
Blues City Kayaks hosts a special guided walk and paddle day on Sunday morning. The walk is about 4 miles along the “first urban section” of the Wolf River and then kayak back. Check out the details.

5. Pick Somewhere New To Order Takeout From
I dare you! Throw off the shackles of yesteryear’s every-week-I-order-the-same-thing routine and let the brighter sun of 2021 lead to new tastes and sensations! We RIDE AT DAWN, we FEAST AT SUNDOWN! Here’s list of places offering takeout / curbside and here’s a list of new restaurants that opened in 2020—have you tried them all?

Got virtual, outdoor, or socially-distant events coming up? Submit them to the blog’s calendar here.

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  1. veena says:

    I was telling a friend this morning that I am challenging myself to get takeout from at least 3 “new” places before I can reorder from one of my standing places. We’ll see how I do 🙂

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