5 Things To Do This Weekend

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    5 Things To Do In Memphis This Weekend



    Sam Morril: Class Act Tour, Minglewood Hall, Friday, 7 p.m., prices vary

    Fast-rising comedian Sam Morril will perform live at Minglewood Hall.

    Anand Wilder- Orion Free Concert Series, Overton Park Shell, Friday, 7:30 p.m. free to attend, all ages

    Grab your crew, picnic baskets, beverages, blankets, and lawn chairs. Enjoy the performance from Anand Wilder, founding member of Yeasayer.

    Tink & Friends: Thanks 4 Everything Tour, Orpheum Theatre, Friday, 8 p.m., prices vary

    One of today’s hottest R&B artists, Tink, will be at the Orpheum Theatre this Friday. With her incredible vocal range and unique perspective, she delivers an unforgettable musical experience that will resonate with concertgoers across the board.

    Mad Scientist Ball, MoSH, Friday, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $150

    This is an unforgettable evening of science, music, and culture. Throughout the night, you’ll be treated to a variety of scientific demonstrations and experiments, and entertainment. This year’s event will feature the highly anticipated opening of “America at The Crossroads: The GUITAR and A Changing Nation” exhibit and Grind City Picks: The Music that Made Memphis, which explores the role of the guitar in shaping American music and culture. 

    Rocky Horror Picture Show, Evergreen Theatre, Friday, 11:30 p.m., $10

    Costumes, props, callbacks, you’ll see it all. Enjoy the spectacle of Memphis Rocky Horror and watch ‘Absent Friends' bringing you a reason to love this cult classic. The evening starts with a live pre-show and surprises including a costume contest and special pre show entertainment to get the party going.

      planetarium exhibit at MoSH
      Museum of Science and History
      Museum of Science and History (MoSH)



      Memphis Crafts & Drafts Festival, Crosstown Concourse, Saturday, 10 a.m - 5 p.m., free to enter, all ages

      Enjoy a beautiful day in midtown with a free, fabulous, fun, family-friendly, and locals first shopping event. Shop local makers and artists, and enjoy delicious local craft beers!

      Community Cookout, Morris Park, Saturday, noon - 4 p.m., free to attend, all ages

      Celebrate the start of summer at the newly-renovated Morris Park! Enjoy live music, food trucks featuring BBQ and more, and activities for all ages.

      No Tears Project Memphis Education Concert, Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Saturday, Noon, free but registration is required, all ages

      No Tears Project Memphis is a series of events that uses music and conversation to engage communities in learning about civil rights. The Education Concert is a 60-minute education concert for youth and families featuring No Tears Project ensemble members. 

      Juneteenth The Musical Stage Play, Orpheum Theatre, Saturday, 2 p.m., $27 and up, all ages

      The stage play is a powerful depiction of servitude and a poignant reminder of what it was like when the slaves in Galveston, Texas, learned that they were free two years after President Lincoln signed The Emancipation Proclamation. The news triggered a jubilant outcry that reverberated across the country, followed by revelry and a celebration that included music, dancing and lots of food. 

      Memphis Showboats vs. New Orleans Breakers, Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium, Saturday, 2 p.m., prices vary, all ages

      Cheer on the Memphis Showboats as they play the New Orleans Breakers. First 8,000 fans will receive a Showboats rally towel.

      High Cotton Brewing Beer Mile, High Cotton Brewing Co., Saturday, 4 p.m., $50

      This race shuts down the block for the biggest summer bash in town and this year is bigger than ever celebrating 10 years of the Scottish Ale in the 901!

      Laser Live ft. Freeworld, MoSH, Saturday 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., $16/member, $18/adult and youth, all ages

      This is the first Laser Live series in conjunction with the Overton Park Shell's Shell on Wheels, featuring Memphis musicians live in MoSH’s full-dome planetarium, accompanied by a full laser light show. Don’t miss your chance to see these great artists perform in the most unique music venue in the city. There are two 45-minute sets. Freeworld plays at 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

      Attitude MMA Fights Twenty- Seven, Memphis Music Room, Saturday, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., $46 and up

      Attitude returns to the Memphis Music Room with Attitude MMA Fights Twenty-Seven. You’ll witness some of the hardest hitting Professional Mixed Martial Arts action.

      MengCheg Open Potluck, Crosstown Concourse, Saturday, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., free to attend/donations welcome, all ages

      This summer, the MengCheng Collective is hosting a series of weekly potlucks centering stories of the Chinese diaspora in the Mid-South as practice in creative archiving and community building. To kick this off, you’re invited to come celebrate and help raise funds! Expect food, games, raffle prizes, and other fun activities planned. Feel free to bring food to share, but it’s not required.

      Literatini, novel., Saturday, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., $75/GA, $100/VIP

      Swirl your way through an evening of fun and philanthropy as you Sip, Savor, and Vote for your favorite martini creation! They have lots of food and live entertainment planned, so be sure to snag your tickets ASAP.

      Tianna Esperanza- Orion Free Concert Series, Overton Park Shell, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m., free to attend, all ages

      As the 21-year-old rising star unveils their debut masterpiece Terror, Tianna is geared to create a movement fueled by honest and authentic music that will stand the test of time.  Enjoy their authentic sounds as you chill on your blanket or lawn chair while sipping on your favorite beverage.

      Eddie B’s Teachers Only Comedy Tour, Orpheum Theatre, Saturday, 8 p.m., $25-$55

      Eddie B soared to new heights with his series of comical videos titled "What Teachers Really Want to Say". Eddie decided to take his videos to the stage selling out comedy clubs, theaters, and arenas with his “Teachers Only Comedy Tour”. He has established himself as the official voice of teachers across the globe.

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      Friends on Beale Street


      No Tears Community Concert, Crosstown Concourse, Sunday, 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., free, all ages

      No Tears Project Memphis is a series of events that uses music and conversation to engage communities in learning about civil rights.  The multi-day residency will triangulate the stories of Memphis; Jackson, Mississippi; and Little Rock, Arkansas.

      Liars Matinee - Action!, Black Lodge, Sunday, 3 p.m., $10, 18+

      The Liars are crashing back into Black Lodge to bring you a blockbuster afternoon of improv comedy! This is an interactive event, so be ready to give suggestions and provide the laugh track for all shenanigans.

      A Black Mosaic: Musee Noir, Southbrook Town Centre,  Sunday, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $50/GA, $75/VIP

      The Mosaic Collective presents A Black Mosaic: Musée Noir. This year's experience will transcend Memphis' fashion culture. A Black Mosaic is a fashion experience produced by and for artists of color, such as socialites, models, designers, and performers. 

      Sunset Jazz Live ft. Gary Topper, Court Square, Sunday, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., free to attend, all ages

      Are you ready to experience the magic of a stunning sunset while listening to soulful jazz tunes? Get your dancing shoes and groove to the beat as we showcase some of the best local jazz musicians.

      Women of Soul: Black Music Month Edition, Orpheum Theatre, Sunday, 7:30 p.m., $49, all ages

      June is African American Music Appreciation Month. This concert features local Artists singing a mix of songs honoring the history of Black Music month and their own original music. This show will take you on a journey introducing you to soulful sound's & harmonies, stories through songs to honor this month.



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

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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