5 Things To Do This Weekend

October 8-10

Here are the events you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend! Submit your events to the blog's calendar here.


Masks are required indoors in Shelby County according to the Shelby Co. Health Department. If you’re going somewhere this weekend, please bring your mask and wear it properly! 

Get Vaccinated Right Now, Please!

"Hospital and ICU admissions and deaths continue to increase. Almost all of this is preventable. Please get vaccinated!  For vaccination and testing sites, please check http://Covid19.memphistn.gov" --Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, August 26, 2021

Aerial view of Downtown Memphis

It's Memphis Music Month! Head over to the October Live Music Guide for our top picks.

For more, check out the blog's calendar here and submit your own events here.

Come From Away (Broadway Musical), Orpheum Theatre, through Sunday, $25 and up

Broadway is back!!! I saw Come From Away this week and I loved it—10/10 for a heartfelt true story, great songs, talented cast, and more laughs than I expected. Grab your tickets for a show this weekend (masks required) or check out the full season schedule here. 

Campfire Date Night, Memphis Botanic Garden, Friday, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $20 per person, 21 and up

Your ticket to the Garden’s campfire date night includes a Mudslide cocktail, s’mores, mud painting, fire pits, and more—plus food trucks and a cash bar on site. It’s the perfect fall date! 

Jason Isbell + 400 Unit, Graceland Soundstage, Friday, 7 p.m., $69.50 + fees

Homeowner Jason Isbell is coming back to town for a special show at Graceland’s Soundstage venue. He’s considered one of the best songwriters of our time and is a 4-time GRAMMY winner. This event requires a printed proof of vaccination or printed proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken 48 hours or less before the show starts. Brittany Spencer opens

Premier Rugby Sevens Championship, AutoZone Park, Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (big game at 3 p.m.), $9.01 with MEM901 code, all ages/kid-friendly

Ten teams of incredible rugby platers including a dozen Olympic athletes—men and women—will compete in an 18-game tournament right here in Memphis on Saturday with championship matches from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Six men’s teams and four women’s teams compete for the U.S.’s ultimate rugby prize. Tickets start at $15, you can get yours for $9.01 using code MEM901 — link here.

Cooper Young Beer Fest, Midtown Autowerks, Saturday, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., $50+ fees, 21 and up

It’s the best beer fest in the all the land—seriously! With limited attendance, a focus on regional craft breweries, and a vaccine requirement, this annual event is a must-do for beer lovers. They’ll have food and music, too. At the time I’m posting this (Wednesday afternoon) there are only 100 tickets left, so hurry up and get yours here.

High Cotton Oktoberfest 2021, High Cotton Brewing, Sunday, October, noon - 5 p.m., all ages/kid-friendly

High Cotton will brew plenty of Oktoberfest and German-style beers, music from Cody Dickinson & Friends, Evil Rain, and Joe Austin; Smurfeys Smokehouse food truck will be there, it’s indoors/outdoors, and it’s dog and kid-friendly! It’s free to enter!

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    Have a great weekend and stay safe! 

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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


    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


    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

    Courtney Fly


    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