5 Things To Do This Weekend

March 1 - March 3

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5 Things To Do In Memphis This Weekend



Mid-South Farm & Gin Show, Renasant Convention Center, Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The 72nd annual Farm & Gin show will come through Memphis March 1st & 2nd with all the farming related equipment, resources and products you can think of. You don't want to miss this event if you're in the ag industry. 

Memphis Grizzlies vs Portland Trail Blazers, FedExForum, Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.

It’s two promotional nights back to back! It’s Grizz’ birthday on Friday– the first 5,000 fans will get a Lil’ Grizz in a Box. Saturday is Spirit Night, so the first 3,000 fans will receive a Ja Morant ‘Ja-waiian’ shirt.



Instrument Petting Zoo, MOSH, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., $18/adult, $13/youth

The Memphis Jazz Workshop’s instrument petting zoo offers young students and old to get up close and personal with musical instruments that they normally see and hear in the concert setting. The petting zoo offers a great chance to pick up an instrument, learn how to hold it, find out what family it belongs to, and how it might work in a jazz ensemble.

March Madness- First Fridays on Broad, Broad Ave Arts District, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Visit the participating shops of Broad Ave to play games and win prizes and discounts.

Memphis Whiskey Warmer Festival, The Kent, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $44/GA, 21+

Whiskey lovers, bundle up for an evening of live music, good food, and exceptional spirits at The Kent! Memphis Whiskey Warmer Festival is designed for whiskey aficionados and newcomers alike, with distillers pouring samples of premier whiskeys, bourbon, and scotch and providing a comprehensive education for those looking to learn more. 

Grind City Music Fest Takeover, South Main Sounds, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

You can buy tickets to the Grind City Music Festival with NO fees, enjoy beer samples from Grind City Brewing, and even catch an exclusive performance from Raneem Imam!

Mike Epps: We Them Ones Comedy Tour, Landers Center, 8 p.m., $80 and up

Experience electrifying performances from the comedy realm's best. The lineup includes Mike Epps, DeRay Davis, DC Young Fly, Lil Duval, and more. 

Mustache the Band, Lafayette’s Music Room, 10 p.m. - 1 a.m., $19.20/GA

Mustache The Band is the 90s Country Party Band that’ll grow on you. Mustache delivers a powerful performance of all of your favorite country hits from the 1990’s.

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Marissa Strang


WKNO PBS Kids Rock, Memphis Botanic Garden, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., free with garden admission

Head to the Garden for this fun family day out in partnership with WKNO PBS Kids. Children can hunt for “901” rocks hidden around the Garden and paint their own rock to take home. Plus enjoy music from Perfecting Gifts and food trucks on-site for a picnic lunch.

Grind City's Fermented Reality Limited-Release Party, 12 p.m. - 10 p.m., Free Admission

Join GCB for the third-annual Fermented Reality. On Saturday only, 8 limited beers will be released at 12 p.m. From IPAs and Sours to Porters and Belgians, there's something for everyone. Join them for this free, family and pet-friendly event filled with food, live music, games, and much more.

Tom Lee Poetry Contest: High School Workshop, Beale Street Landing, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., free to attend

Join published poet Jeanine Jones for an exciting opportunity to elevate your poetry at a free workshop. The workshop is only open to high school students in Shelby County, TN. Registration required, capacity is limited.

Dog Beauty Pageant, Crosstown Brewing Co., 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Bring your good boys and girls and help them get the recognition they deserve! Prizes will be offered for “best dressed”, “cutest puppy”, “best rescue story”, and “best overall dog”. Chi Phi food truck will be slinging dogs and Phillies to eat. The Bluff City Backsliders will be playing from 3-6 PM. It’s gonna be a fun day!

Poetry in the Park, Overton Park- The Greensward, 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., free to attend, all ages

Bring a chair or blanket for an afternoon of open mic poetry, spoken word, and love performances. Be entertained or sign up on site for open mic. 

Paint in the Park, Overton Park, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m., free to attend, 18+

Paint in the Park is back! Instructor Jennifer Peete will guide you through painting. Snacks will be provided. It's a perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon! This is a free, adults-only event. Supplies are provided. Pre-registration is required for proper count. Spots fill up fast.

Sunny Side Stand- Up Clean Comedy Show, Eggs Up Grill, 5:30 p.m., $20 online, $25 at the door

Embark on an evening of unbridled hilarity at Sunny Side Stand-Up, a clean comedy extravaganza at Eggs Up Grill. The seasoned comedians are primed to serve up a side of laughter that's as fresh and inviting as the restaurant's breakfast fare. 

Dinner & Music Cruise, Memphis Riverboat, 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., $50

Enjoy a two-hour cruise on Ol’ Man River featuring live entertainment and a meal. 

Soulsville Night Train Gala, Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m., $200/person

Night Train, Soulsville’s largest fundraising event of the year, is a lavish party reminiscent of the time when the main means of travel was by rail. This year’s Gala, themed "24K Gold," will take guests on a musical journey through the Stax Museum, with “stops” at stations scattered throughout, each featuring a different genre of Black music, from zydeco to jazz, hip-hop to soul. Stations will also feature food and a signature cocktail matching its theme. 

901 Wrestling Live, Black Lodge, 7 p.m., $11/ GA

Are you ready for the main event title match vs Andy Mack and Bobby Ford? This is a show that’s guaranteed to get you cheering, booing, screaming, and everything in between.

Pete Davidson Prehab Tour, Minglewood Hall, 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., $59 and up

The SNL comedian is bringing all the laughs to Minglewood Hall with two shows in one night.

Boogie Nights!: A ‘70s Disco Funk Dance Party, Black Lodge, 10 p.m., $10, 18+

Flashback to the late ‘70s for an all-night disco funk dance party! Throw on your best polyester suit, dance dress, big hair, bell bottoms or any 70’s digs and get lost in time to some of the best ‘70s disco tracks, club hits, dance soul, and funk beats ever made.

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Ariel Cobbert


“Leggs and Toasts” Celebrity Illusion Brunch, DRUS Place, Noon, $25 in adv, $30 day of

This all-inclusive brunch will have you in awe with some of the greats including Madonna, Patti LaBelle, and Fran Fine.

Fantastical Fairy Houses, Memphis Botanic Garden, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., $66

Learn how to create your very own fairy house for your garden with the help of Becky Zee. In this class, you will be taught the basics of ceramic work, including pinch pot and slab construction, which will serve as the foundation for your tiny home. Learn how to create your very own fairy house for your garden with the help of Becky Zee. In this class, you will be taught the basics of ceramic work, including pinch pot and slab construction, which will serve as the foundation for your tiny home.

Memphis Tigers Basketball vs UAB, FedExForum, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., tickets starting $10

Memphis Basketball faces off against UAB on Sunday in the final regular season game of the year. This is a must win game for Memphis as they look to keep their march madness hopes alive. 

Tennessee Equality Project Gumbo Contest, Memphis Sports & Events Center, 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., $35/ GA

TEP's annual celebration brings together teams from near and far to compete for the best gumbo in Memphis. Gumbo contestants will be awarded prizes by an appointed panel of judges and by individual tasters like you in the People's Choice competition.

Oscar Nominee Screening: Poor Things, Black Lodge, 8 p.m., free to attend, 18+

Enjoy another 2024 Oscar nominee screenings: the witty, surreal, bizarre comic fantasy POOR THINGS, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and starring an unforgettable Emma Stone in an Oscar-nominated performance.



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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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

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


September 16, 2022 1:49am


September 21, 2022 9:56pm
Larry Richard …

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

November 13, 2022 4:05pm