5 Things To Do This Weekend

January 27 - January 29

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    Andrea Zucker

    5 Things To Do In Memphis This Weekend

    Incognito Art Auction & Gala, Memphis Botanic Garden, Friday, $35/member $45/nonmember
    Bid on what you love, not who you know. Over 100 of the Mid-South’s beloved artists are creating a collection of original, unsigned works…Incognito! The artwork is on view from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Gala is from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.—click here to purchase tickets.

    Kids Night Out: Winter Adventure, Arrow Creative, Friday, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., $45, kid/family-friendly 
    Drop your kids off at Arrow for an evening of art and fun. Your child will enjoy 2 hours of art followed by a movie and pizza. 

    Harmonica Showcase and Jam, Blues Hall, Friday, 10:30 p.m.
    Memphis’ International Blues Challenge is happening this week. After IBC, head over to Blues Hall for a massive harmonication. 

    Lunar New Year Celebration, Brooks Museum, Saturday, 10 a.m., open to the public, family-friendly
    The Chinese Community Center and Memphis Brooks Museum of Art bring you an afternoon filled with performances, art making, food, and more. 

    Blues, and Bleus, and Brews, Wiseacre Brewery Taproom, Saturday, 1 p.m. or 3 p.m., $25, 21+
    Blues, and Bleus, and Brews features a tour of Wiseacre’s HQ facility as well as a pairing of their beer and the world‘s finest blue cheeses. If you love blue cheese, this class is for you. If you hate blue cheese, this class is probably still for you. 

    Rodeo of the Mid-South, Landers Center, Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., $20 and up
    Bring out the whole family as the Harper and Morgan Rodeo shake up the city with seven major professional rodeo events, rodeo clown Dusty Myers, and entertainer Dusti Crain-Dickerson.

    Memphis Tigers Women’s Basketball: 901Women Day, Elma Roane Fieldhouse, Saturday, 2 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., $3/youth $5/adults, family-friendly
    Cheer on the Tigers for 901Women Day as they play South Florida at the Elma Roane Fieldhouse. Be there to celebrate 50 Years of Title IX, National Girls and Women in Sports Day, and the trailblazers of women's athletics. 

    AI After Dark: A High-Tech Happy Hour, MoSH, Saturday, 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., $23/member $28/non-member
    This is a night full of drinks and games to see two eye-opening exhibits— Artificial Intelligence: Your Mind & The Machine, and Web of Innovation: AI in Memphis. MoSH is showing AI-related films with interactive fun. So join them for one or the other or both!

    Robert Burns Night, Celtic Crossing, Saturday, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., $80, 21+
    Celebrate the life and work of Robert Burns with a three-course meal, a whiskey cocktail, bagpiper performances, and more. You are encouraged to wear traditional Scottish attire.

    Open Mic Night, Hi Tone, Saturday, 7 p.m. $10, 18+
    Enjoy a night of entertainment, cold beer, and good food at Hi Tone.

    Single Player Saturday, Board to Beers, Saturday, 7 p.m. - midnight, $5 at the door
    Let's be honest, making new friends as an adult is hard. Make socializing a little easier and head to Board to Beers for Single Player Saturdays (happens the last Saturday of every month). Enjoy a variety of games set up to encourage people to join in and meet other new gamers.

    Dear Fathers Night with the Memphis Grizzlies, FedExForum, Sunday, Noon, prices vary, family-friendly
    Join the Memphis Grizzlies and Dear Fathers for a pregame panel discussion on fatherhood and mental health before the Grizzlies take on the Indiana Pacers. Dear Fathers is dedicated to telling stories of black fathers from all angles while also empowering our community with tangible resources that inspire, heal, and strengthen the black man.

    Memphis Grizzlies v. Indiana Pacers, FedExForum, Sunday, 5 p.m., prices vary
    Cheer on your Grizzlies this Sunday at FedExForum.

    Tribute to Pink Floyd, School of Rock Wolfchase, Sunday, 5:30 p.m., $10
    Enjoy tributes to the English rock band by the School of Rock. You can contact the school to purchase tickets. 

    Autocross benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis, Landers Center, Sunday, 8 p.m., $50 entry donation $10 for car chow
    Help support Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Memphis for a day of fast AX fun. Bring your favorite hooptie, your daily, or grocery getter and Autocross. Expect a fast course and a lot of fun. They’re also looking for volunteers to help run the show.





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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

    In reply to by veena

    Holly Whitfield

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

    March 3, 2021 8:50pm

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

    March 18, 2021 1:00am

    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
    Teri J Mason

    So glad you do this!

    September 11, 2021 10:26pm
    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

    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

    You're great! Thanks for this service. 

    January 23, 2022 4:03pm

    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

    Too hot 

    July 23, 2022 4:23pm


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    September 21, 2022 9:56pm
    Larry Richard …

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

    November 13, 2022 4:05pm