5 Things To Do This Weekend

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Phillip Van Zandt

5 Things To Do In Memphis This Weekend


HAPPENING ALL WEEKEND

Memphis Redbirds Baseball Games, AutoZone Park, Friday at 7:05 p.m., Saturday at 6:35 p.m., Sunday at 1:05 p.m., prices vary

Take yourself out to the ball game! Our Memphis Redbirds are playing up against the Iowa Cubs all weekend. Enjoy the game plus Saturday Postgame Fireworks and Ice Cream Sundays (just in time for National Ice Cream Day!) 

THINGS TO DO ON FRIDAY

Senior Health Fair, Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., free to attend

The Senior Health Fair is a free event aimed at informing, educating, and providing healthcare resources to seniors.

Food Trucks Friday, Caption by Hyatt, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., free to attend

Start your weekend right with the bi-weekly Food Truck Fridays event series at Caption by Hyatt, featuring delicious eats from local favorites and live music. enjoy spec-taco-lar bites from local food truck favorite El Mero Taco, offering everything from mouth-watering southern fried chicken tacos to brisket quesadillas. Meanwhile, Kevin 'B.F.' Burt, 2018 International Blues Challenge Champion, will keep the groove going with a solo performance.

Pokemon Go Battle Night, 901 Games Memphis, 6 p.m., $5

Join 901 Game’ first Pokemon Go night! Pokemon Go nights will take place with the Great League battle rules. Click that link for more info!

Resident Artists Open Studio + Performances, Crosstown Arts, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., free to attend

Crosstown Arts Summer 2024 resident artists will have their studios open to the public, and there will be a poetry reading and musical performances in The Green Room at Crosstown Arts. Explore the spaces of resident artists Rasha Abdulhadi, AC, Seonyoung Lee, Dame Mufasa, and Eve Essex, each offering a glimpse into their artistic processes. The Open Studios offer an opportunity to engage directly with the creative community, gaining invaluable insights into their work.

Bring Your Dog to Music Bingo, Ghost River Brewing, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., free to attend

Listen to tunes you know and love as you mark the song titles on your bingo card. Bringing a dog is optional, but encouraged. Hollywood Feed will have prizes and treats for all the canines in attendance.

Electric City: Presented by DJAD901, Black Lodge, 8 p.m. - 3 a.m., $15, 18+

It’s good vibes only, y’all! This is a night of nothing but House, Booty House, Tech House, Chicago House, Funk House, Drum n Bass, Dance and everything in between. It will be pure ElectriCITY in the building all night long! Arrive early not to miss a single beat drop. 

Shrek Rave, Growlers, 9 p.m., $15-$25, 18+

Enjoy the viral phenomenon of Shrek Raves where you can let loose and have fun! Dress up in your ogre attire for a night of pure entertainment.

couple listens to music at overton park shell
Creation Studios

THINGS TO DO ON SATURDAY

Bookstore Meets Bakeries: Muddy’s Bake Shop, Novel, 9 a.m. -11 a.m., free to attend

This is your chance to grab some bites from Muddy’s before Novel’s storytime. This event happens twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays (with different local bakeries) til August 10th!

Live Interview with Russell Butler, “The Dancing UPS Man,” and Coach Bill Courtney, Grind City Brewing, 10:30 a.m. - Noon, free to attend

Russell Butler, “The Dancing UPS Man” with 1.5 million followers on Tik Tok and 1 million on Instagram, will share his powerful redemption story and accidentally viral ministry of delivering good vibes through dance with Oscar-winner Coach Bill Courtney (Undefeated).

Memphis Urban League’s Men Who Cook Competition, First Baptist Church Broad Ave, Noon - 3 p.m., $20

Get ready for a cook-off like no other at the Memphis Urban League's Men Who Cook Competition. Funds raised from the Men Who Cook Competition will be used to support their Workforce and Economic Development and Education and Youth Development programs.

Family Summer Event, Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, Noon - 4 p.m., free to attend

Bring the whole family for a day filled with fun and learning! Grow beautiful wildflowers, create your own trail mix, discover easy conservation tips, and many more exciting activities.

R&B Festival, Southland Casino Hotel, Noon - 9:30 p.m., free to attend

Get ready for the ultimate musical experience at Southland Casino Hotel’s R&B Festival.Enjoy a free concert like no other, with gates opening at noon. The lineup features the sensational PC Band and electrifying openers, Terry Rogers, Kyia B, and DJ Big Rawd. Indulge in delicious food trucks and beat the heat in​ ​the air-conditioned tent.

Downtown Taproom Grand Opening, Memphis Made Brewing Co., 1 p.m., free to attend

You’re invited to Memphis Made’s new taproom in The Ravine! They’ll be releasing several new taps along with live music and good grub. 

Asian Night Market, Tiger Lane, 3 p.m. - 11 p.m., $12-$17

It’s back! The Asian Night Market at Tiger Lane is more than just an event; it's a community gathering that celebrates diversity, fosters understanding, and indulges the senses. It's a place where food, art, and performance come together to create unforgettable memories.

‘Beyond The Stage’ City-Wide Talent Show & Community Bash, Overton Park Shell, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., free to attend

Get ready for an unforgettable afternoon of fun, entertainment, and community spirit! Cheer on local talent, groove to the beats, enjoy fun activities, and much more! Don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets.

Time Warp Drive-In: Scary Melodies, Malco Summer Drive-In, 7:45 p.m., $25, 18+

Dive into the strange film world where two very different types of movies merge into mind-bending cinema perfection! Get ready to sing and scream all night with the creepy chorus of SCARY MELODIES: THE HORROR FILM MUSICALS! More info here.

Twilight Hike, Overton Park, 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., $8-$17

Curious about Overton Park after dark? Join Overton Park Conservancy staff for late night snacks before exploring the Park’s nocturnal ecology. Don’t forget your flashlights and bug spray.

Back To The 80s Dance Night, Black Lodge, 8 p.m., $10, 18+

Head to Black Lodge for a night of music, dancing, and pop culture eye candy, as they throw back to the go-go 80’s and turn Lodge into Club MTV. Dance under the lights to a decade of legendary music, including new wave, pop, dance, rock, hair metal and hip-hop. They’ll be doing classic music videos as well as modern remixes of 80’s favorites.

You Look Like, HiTone, 9 p.m., $10, 18+

Memphis' favorite comedy competition is back! Six contenders go head to head with their best jokes...about each other. With tons of audience participation and burns flying everywhere, the funny is fast paced and relentless. 

A crowd of people at The Ravine
Alex Shansky

THINGS TO DO ON SUNDAY

Film Screening’ “The Lady Eve,” Memphis Brooks Museum, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., $10/member, $15/non-member

Head to the museum for a fun movie day. More than 80 years after its debut, “The Lady Eve” stands as the quintessential romantic comedy, setting the bar for all others with its rapid-fire dialogue and duplicitous characters who breathe life into an improbable plot. Refreshments will be available for purchase in the Cafe. 

“My Buddy & Me” Kids Cookie Decorating Workshop, Primas Bakery, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $50 admits one adult and one child

Learn basic piping techniques & buttercream cookie decorating tips. Each guest will decorate 6 cookies to take home. $50 admits 2 guests (1 adult & 1 child.) All materials and supplies will be provided by Primas as a kit that the participant will be able to take home.

Storytime with Connect Crew, MoSH, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Do you like free books, storytime, and an opportunity to explore the Memphis Museum of Science and History? This is the perfect event for you. Be sure to ask about the AMAZING library cards! Look for the table at the entrance lobby area starting at 1 p.m. Storytime will be held from 2 p.m. -3 p.m. in the Circus Exhibit reading area on the second floor.

Memphis Music History, Chapel at Elmwood Cemetery, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m., $20

Hear about the musicians buried in Elmwood Cemetery: a Big Band legend, blues singers, horn players, producers, and many more individuals who captivated the world with their original Memphis sound. They'll play their music and talk about their incredible journeys and legacies. Refreshments will be served.

Sunday Line Dance Social, High Rollers Motorcycle Club, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., $10

If you’ve never line danced before, or if you’ve been line dancing your whole life. Bring both left feet and join M10 as they bring back Sunday Memphis line dancing.

ONGOING SHOWS AND EVENTS


More events are happening this weekend — scroll through them on the blog’s calendar! 

About the Author

Hey there! I’m Tyra Johnson, writer and content creator for the I Love Memphis Blog. I'm a Memphis native and after a few years away, I'm back home. I love art, good eats, and live music. Join me in reclaiming my passion for Memphis, mane.

Why do you love Memphis:

Memphis has so much personality-- the people, food, music-- it just all feels good! We have so much to be proud of when speaking about the city. Also, I'm big on memories, and most of my core memories involve Memphis.

What's on your Memphis playlist?

Stay Fly by Three 6 Mafia. It's the PERFECT hype song!

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veena
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

In reply to by veena

Holly Whitfield

Veena, I love this challenge! What a great idea. 

March 3, 2021 8:50pm
Natasha

So much to do! I love my city ❤❤❤??????

March 18, 2021 1:00am
Michelle

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?

 

April 22, 2021 2:13pm
Holly Whitfield

Hi Michelle, 

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.

April 24, 2021 1:40am
Cheryl

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!

May 29, 2021 8:43pm
Teri J Mason

So glad you do this!

September 11, 2021 10:26pm
Courtney Fly

Hi! 

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! 

September 25, 2021 3:25pm
Alexandra Lowe…

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.

October 3, 2021 2:33pm
James

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!

October 21, 2021 3:37pm
PATRICIA A Valenza

Thank you, this is information I like to see.

December 30, 2021 2:12pm
Paul

You're great! Thanks for this service. 

January 23, 2022 4:03pm
andres

Just keep hapy, stay safe and enjoy the event show.

April 28, 2022 3:18pm
Tina Bass

Y’all absolutely Rock‼️
Thank you for all the positive info♥️

June 9, 2022 2:31am
Cathe Wiese

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!

June 24, 2022 6:07pm
Anonymous

Too hot 

July 23, 2022 4:23pm
Zain

Thanks 

September 16, 2022 1:49am
Chasity

Amazing 

September 21, 2022 9:56pm
Larry Richard …

Pearl's for  Smoked Oysters   or Gus's Fried Chicken.

November 13, 2022 4:05pm