5 Things To Do This Weekend

March 5 - 7, 2021

Here are the five things you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend!

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Here are the five things you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend! 

But first, be sure you didn't miss anything new on the blog lately: 
10 Volunteering Ideas For March
Kid-Friendly Spring Break Ideas
Virtual Memphis Beer Festival 2021 Is Coming Up!
Upcoming Memphis Events - Virtual and In-Person Stuff
New Memphis Restaurants For 2021 

Thursday bonus idea 1—Celtic Crossing & Wiseacre Irish Pairing

If you’re looking for some Thirsty Thursday fun, Celtic Crossing is hosting a whiskey and beer tasting with Wiseacre this Thursday, March 4 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. You can join in-person or online. Tickets are $55.

Thursday bonus idea 2—crawfish boil + brass band at Railgarten

Railgarten will host a crawfish boil starting at 4 p.m., with Mighty Souls Brass Band performing starting at 5 p.m. 

1. Tennessee Arbor Day Celebration, Memphis Botanic Garden, Saturday, 10 a.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly

The Botanic Garden hosts the official City of Memphis Arbor Day with a tree planting demo, guided tour of the MBG’s amazing trees, and a tree and shrub giveaway. Social distancing and masks required!

2. Butterific Bakery & Cafe Grand Opening, 488 S. Second St., Saturday, noon, all ages/kid-friendly

Makeda’s Butter Cookies’ downtown location is rebranding to become Butterific Bakery & Cafe and they’re hosting a grand opening party on Saturday. There will be Memphis Grindhouse Coffee, pull up bartender, live entertainment, Maja Wings food truck, and local vendors. 

3. Crawfish Boil, The Bluff, Saturday, noon - 5 p.m., $18 per plate, all ages

The Bluff at 535 S. Highland Street hosts a crawfish boil every Saturday. Get a two pound platter of crawfish with potatoes, corn, mushrooms, onions, and sausage for $18. 

4. Memphis Ghost Walk, The Broom Closet, Saturdays, 8 p.m., $20 adults/$15 ages 6-17, ages 6 and up

Historical Haunts is starting their walking tours back up this Saturday! Meet up at The Broom Closet in South Main for a mile-ish walk through downtown learning about the dark history of several sites and the spooky stories hidden in our city. Book your ticket online.

5. Memphis Black Restaurant Week, Multiple Restaurants, Sunday March 7 through the 13th, Prices Vary, all ages

Support black-owned local restaurants at this year’s Memphis Black Restaurant Week! See the full list of participating locations and menus—available for dine-in and takeout at most spots—on the MBRW website.

More ideas for this weekend in memphis:

Max's Sports Bar in downtown Memphis kicks off their first Saturday crawfish boil of the season on March 6th. Glaze's Crawfish will be there to boil up crawfish and shrimp for dine-in or takeout. There's a courtyard, patio, and limited dine-in space. It's $10 for one pound, $19 for two pounds, and shrimp is $15 per pournd. Sides are included in price but not in weight. 

Craft Axe Throwing just opening in The Edge District last weekend! Get details and reserve a lane on their website.

Lenten Waffle Shop To-Go, Calvary Episcopal Church, Wednesdays and Fridays, prices vary, all ages
Since 1928, this downtown church has provided comfort and comfort food through the annual Calvary Waffle Shop during Lent. It’s back this year for pre-ordered takeout only, so you can get all the waffles, fish pudding, tomato aspic, and bourbon pies you need. Open Wednesdays and Fridays. 

Slow Your Roll Morning Meditation, Saturday, 9 a.m., Garden at Crosstown/Online, Free, All Ages
Greg Gaber leads a morning meditation live from Crosstown. You can attend in person (mask up, social-distance, sanitize) or tune in online.

looking down paved pathway lined by lush green shrubs at the botanic garden in Memphis
Holly Whitfield
The Memphis Botanic Garden hosts the official Arbor Day Celebration this Saturday.

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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 :)
January 6, 2021 4:49pm