5 Things To Do This Weekend
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5 Things To Do In Memphis This Weekend
HAPPENING ALL WEEKEND
The 72nd annual Farm & Gin show will come through Memphis March 1st & 2nd with all the farming related equipment, resources and products you can think of. You don't want to miss this event if you're in the ag industry.
It’s two promotional nights back to back! It’s Grizz’ birthday on Friday– the first 5,000 fans will get a Lil’ Grizz in a Box. Saturday is Spirit Night, so the first 3,000 fans will receive a Ja Morant ‘Ja-waiian’ shirt.
THINGS TO DO ON FRIDAY
The Memphis Jazz Workshop’s instrument petting zoo offers young students and old to get up close and personal with musical instruments that they normally see and hear in the concert setting. The petting zoo offers a great chance to pick up an instrument, learn how to hold it, find out what family it belongs to, and how it might work in a jazz ensemble.
Visit the participating shops of Broad Ave to play games and win prizes and discounts.
Whiskey lovers, bundle up for an evening of live music, good food, and exceptional spirits at The Kent! Memphis Whiskey Warmer Festival is designed for whiskey aficionados and newcomers alike, with distillers pouring samples of premier whiskeys, bourbon, and scotch and providing a comprehensive education for those looking to learn more.
You can buy tickets to the Grind City Music Festival with NO fees, enjoy beer samples from Grind City Brewing, and even catch an exclusive performance from Raneem Imam!
Experience electrifying performances from the comedy realm's best. The lineup includes Mike Epps, DeRay Davis, DC Young Fly, Lil Duval, and more.
Mustache The Band is the 90s Country Party Band that’ll grow on you. Mustache delivers a powerful performance of all of your favorite country hits from the 1990’s.
THINGS TO DO ON SATURDAY
Head to the Garden for this fun family day out in partnership with WKNO PBS Kids. Children can hunt for “901” rocks hidden around the Garden and paint their own rock to take home. Plus enjoy music from Perfecting Gifts and food trucks on-site for a picnic lunch.
Join GCB for the third-annual Fermented Reality. On Saturday only, 8 limited beers will be released at 12 p.m. From IPAs and Sours to Porters and Belgians, there's something for everyone. Join them for this free, family and pet-friendly event filled with food, live music, games, and much more.
Tom Lee Poetry Contest: High School Workshop, Beale Street Landing, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., free to attend
Join published poet Jeanine Jones for an exciting opportunity to elevate your poetry at a free workshop. The workshop is only open to high school students in Shelby County, TN. Registration required, capacity is limited.
Bring your good boys and girls and help them get the recognition they deserve! Prizes will be offered for “best dressed”, “cutest puppy”, “best rescue story”, and “best overall dog”. Chi Phi food truck will be slinging dogs and Phillies to eat. The Bluff City Backsliders will be playing from 3-6 PM. It’s gonna be a fun day!
Bring a chair or blanket for an afternoon of open mic poetry, spoken word, and love performances. Be entertained or sign up on site for open mic.
Paint in the Park is back! Instructor Jennifer Peete will guide you through painting. Snacks will be provided. It's a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon! This is a free, adults-only event. Supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required for proper count. Spots fill up fast.
Embark on an evening of unbridled hilarity at Sunny Side Stand-Up, a clean comedy extravaganza at Eggs Up Grill. The seasoned comedians are primed to serve up a side of laughter that's as fresh and inviting as the restaurant's breakfast fare.
Enjoy a two-hour cruise on Ol’ Man River featuring live entertainment and a meal.
Night Train, Soulsville’s largest fundraising event of the year, is a lavish party reminiscent of the time when the main means of travel was by rail. This year’s Gala, themed "24K Gold," will take guests on a musical journey through the Stax Museum, with “stops” at stations scattered throughout, each featuring a different genre of Black music, from zydeco to jazz, hip-hop to soul. Stations will also feature food and a signature cocktail matching its theme.
Are you ready for the main event title match vs Andy Mack and Bobby Ford? This is a show that’s guaranteed to get you cheering, booing, screaming, and everything in between.
The SNL comedian is bringing all the laughs to Minglewood Hall with two shows in one night.
Flashback to the late ‘70s for an all-night disco funk dance party! Throw on your best polyester suit, dance dress, big hair, bell bottoms or any 70’s digs and get lost in time to some of the best ‘70s disco tracks, club hits, dance soul, and funk beats ever made.
THINGS TO DO ON SUNDAY
This all-inclusive brunch will have you in awe with some of the greats including Madonna, Patti LaBelle, and Fran Fine.
Learn how to create your very own fairy house for your garden with the help of Becky Zee. In this class, you will be taught the basics of ceramic work, including pinch pot and slab construction, which will serve as the foundation for your tiny home. Learn how to create your very own fairy house for your garden with the help of Becky Zee. In this class, you will be taught the basics of ceramic work, including pinch pot and slab construction, which will serve as the foundation for your tiny home.
Memphis Basketball faces off against UAB on Sunday in the final regular season game of the year. This is a must win game for Memphis as they look to keep their march madness hopes alive.
Tennessee Equality Project Gumbo Contest, Memphis Sports & Events Center, 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., $35/ GA
TEP's annual celebration brings together teams from near and far to compete for the best gumbo in Memphis. Gumbo contestants will be awarded prizes by an appointed panel of judges and by individual tasters like you in the People's Choice competition.
Enjoy another 2024 Oscar nominee screenings: the witty, surreal, bizarre comic fantasy POOR THINGS, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and starring an unforgettable Emma Stone in an Oscar-nominated performance.
ONGOING SHOWS AND EVENTS
- Shelby Canopy: Our Shared Connection til April
- SUE: The T. rex Experience at MoSH til May
- Ladies Night at Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events every Friday til June
More events are happening this weekend — scroll through them on the blog’s calendar!
Veena, I love this challenge! What a great idea.
So much to do! I love my city ❤❤❤??????
Wondering if most restaurants downtown are open? Specifically Itta Bena or Majestic?
Coming from an hour away just wanting to know if things are open?
Is there music on the street on Beale?
Is Wet Willies back open?
Almost everything is open all over town, including Itta Bena, Majestic, and Wet Willy's. I strongly suggest making reservations and calling ahead because while places are open, they may have limited space or hours. I can't say if they will have music literally outside on the street, many clubs on Beale will have live music inside.
Thanks for telling us about the free kayak rental with kayakmemphistours downtown! First time to kayak on the Mississippi. Nice cool weather today and great pictures!
You're so welcome!!
Teri J Mason
So glad you do this!
We’ve got free Halloween movies screening all through October every Saturday at Crosstown Concourse starting October 2nd! A matinee for kids at 2pm and a feature for adults at 7! Also the Crosstown Arts Film Series has spooky features programmed for October , including a live score/silent film screening of THE CABINET OF DR CALIGARI along with a performance by the local industrial goth/pop band, THE POP RITUAL on October 28th!
What is happening this week at the Iconic Woman’s Exchange of Memphis?
Tennessee Crafts Southwest show, “Gail Laughlin Tribute; gardening, food and Fashion” Tuesday, October 5-15. Open M-F 10-4. 88 Racine Street, Memphis 38111.
I love this sight, it ALWAYS has what's going on around Memphis. This is a lifesaver with my parents coming in town this weekend and planning what we're going to do!
PATRICIA A Valenza
Thank you, this is information I like to see.
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Just keep hapy, stay safe and enjoy the event show.
Y’all absolutely Rock‼️
Thank you for all the positive info♥️
A friend sent me one of your emails. I'm moving to Memphis in August, SO EXCITED!! Thank you for helping me find all the fun and exciting things to do in my new hometown!
Larry Richard …
Pearl's for Smoked Oysters or Gus's Fried Chicken.