5 Things To Do This Weekend
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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.
HAPPENING ALL WEEKEND
- Opera Memphis presents: Tosca
- If Pekin is a Duck, Why am I in Chicago? (final weekend)
- SHEN YUN 2023 in Memphis
More events are happening this weekend — scroll through them on the blog’s calendar!
Veena, I love this challenge! What a great idea.
So much to do! I love my city ❤❤❤??????
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?
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.
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!
You're so welcome!!
Teri J Mason
So glad you do this!
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!
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.
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!
PATRICIA A Valenza
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Y’all absolutely Rock‼️
Thank you for all the positive info♥️
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!
Larry Richard …
Pearl's for Smoked Oysters or Gus's Fried Chicken.