5 Things To Do This Weekend

April 23-25

Here are the five things you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend!

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Here are the five things you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend! 

1. Virtual Volunteer day, your home or office, Friday, 9 a.m - 5 p.m. (pick your time), free, all ages

Volunteer Odyssey is hosting a Facebook Live all day on Friday with a new non-profit project every hour, on the hour. Learn about local organizations that are giving back and complete simple projects from the comfort of your home or office. Register for as many projects as you like here and join V.O. on their Facebook page.

2. Nick Black Concert, Halloran Center, Friday, 8 p.m., $50 for two people, all ages

The Orpheum presents a new kind of show for them: outdoor, socially-distanced candlelit concerts. There will be cash bars and a food truck. The first concert features local musician Nick Black.  

3. Cars On Main, Court Square, Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., free admission, all ages/kid-friendly

This curated car show at Court Square Park downtown is an outdoor, family-friendly event with 70 cars, food trucks (Fuel, Robinson Smoke House, Mister Softee) along with beer from Grind City Brewery, a $5 raffle benefiting St. Jude, and more. 

4. Earth Day River Market, Intersection of Riverside Dr. and Beale Street, Saturday, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., free to enter, all ages

Local vendors, sweet treats, free skate rental and a car-free Riverside Drive. Join Downtown Memphis Commission and Memphis River Parks Partnership from 1 p.m. this Saturday, April 24 for a free, COVID-safe, riverfront market to celebrate Earth Day! ⁠⁠This is a free, family-friendly event open to all. Riverside Drive will be closed to vehicles from Georgia Ave. to Union Ave. beginning 9AM Saturday.⁠⁠

5. Video Game Movie Meltdown and Return of Sh*tfest, Black Lodge Video, Friday and Saturday, respectively, 7:45 p.m. - 11 p.m., donations encouraged, 18+

Black Lodge’s events are back! Friday night, they’ll host Video Game Movie Meltdown and screen Scott Pilgrim (2010) and The Wizard (1989). On Saturday night, they’ll screen the worst movies ever made From Justin To Kelly (2003) and Dancin It’s On! (2015). Black Lodge serves beer, sodas, coffee, snacks, and candy, too. It’s free but please make a donation.

More ideas: 

Memphis Modern Market, Loflin Yard, Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Shop for Mother’s Day (or just because) at the Memphis Modern Market this Saturday at Loflin. They’ll have arts, hand made gifts, vintage, and more from local vendors and makers.

The Brooks Museum host Brooks Outside: Pour Me Another, an outdoor interactive exhibit on the plaza in front of the museum. Check it out through May 2.

Memphis Current hosts their Spring Release party on Sunday at Urban Earth from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. it’s $20 and your ticket includes a copy of the latest issue. Music from Daykisser and Bailey Bigger.

Craft Axe Throwing will host a grand opening weekend with specials, beer tastings, etc. all weekend long. Details.

Railgarten has live music all weekend.

Canoes + Cocktails, Shelby Farms Park, Friday, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m., $50 single / $75 double, 21 and up
Take a guided sunset paddle in a kayak (single or double) followed by socially-distant cocktails, snacks, yard games, and music. 

Live Music Pop-Ups, Crosstown Concourse, Thursday - Saturday, free, all ages
Crosstown Concourse hosts live music pop-ups this weekend in the Central Atrium each day this weekend. Grab dinner at a Crosstown restaurant, grab a seat in the socially-distanced area, and don’t forget your mask. 

30 Days of Opera, Various Locations, All Weekend, Free, All Ages/Kid-FriendlyOpera Memphis is bringing back free, pop-up opera performances all over town in April. In fact, they’ll have at least one show in every Memphis zip code this month! See the schedule.

For more, check out the blog’s calendar—we’ve been adding a ton of upcoming events! Plus, with the new calendar you can search by date or by topic, like family friendly, theater, sports, and more. You can submit your events here.

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@sir.meatball / Mary Lauren Stewart
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