5 Things To Do This Weekend
Here are the five things you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend—plus a few extra ideas!
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June 11-13, 2021
1. Memphis Redbirds v. Gwinnett Stripers, AutoZone Park, June 8 - 13 (Tuesday - Sunday), prices vary, all ages/kid-friendly
The Redbirds have a home series this week and weekend—if you haven’t been back to the ballpark, what are you waiting for? They’re hosting all kinds of fun specials, including free nachos on Tuesday, free dog hots on Friday, postgame fireworks on Saturday, and ice cream for kids on Sunday.
2. Star & Micey + Reba Russell Band, Appling Lake (Bartlett), Friday, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center hosts Music By The Lake! This Friday, it’s Memphis favorites Star & Micey and the Reba Russell band. Bring your lawn chairs and picnics, and they’ll have food trucks on site, too. Alcohol is not allowed on the premises.
The Wolf River Conservancy is hosting free one-hour fitness classes every Saturday morning all summer through October 5th! Sign up online and then show up to one of the three locations: Mud Island, Epping Way, or Kennedy Park for barre class, fun & fitness class, or temple tantrum class. See details and sign up here. They’re also hosting free kayak and canoe paddling at the Epping Way Section every other Saturday.
4. A. Schwab Memphis Vinyl Collection Launch, A. Schwab on Beale, Saturday, noon - 5 p.m./ticketed event 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., all ages
Beale Street’s general store is launching an exclusively Memphis vinyl music department, curated by local music experts, and they open it up on Record Store Day, Saturday June 12th. It’s free to the public from noon to 5 p.m., after which the special ticketed event ($25) begins. This includes an interview and appearance by gospel soul artists Elizabeth King. Read more. Fr tickets, email Amy at [email protected]
5. BIPOC Memphis Matters In Celebration of Juneteenth, Online Event, Saturday, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., $12 - $15
From Playback Memphis: “Playback Memphis presents a special BIPOC only Memphis Matters, in celebration of Juneteenth made up of a BIPOC ensemble and audience. There is levity, laughter, tears, beauty, cultural richness , the shared understanding and the feeling of home that people of color can experience when they are able to come together in a safe space.”
More Ideas for the weekend:
J. Buck Experience (Live Music), Health Sciences Park, Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
J. Buck will perform live at Health Sciences Park during lunch on Friday. Cousins Main Lobster and Smurfey’s Smokehouse food trucks will be there, too!
Opera Memphis will present Derrick Wang's comic opera Scalia/Ginsburg for ONE NIGHT ONLY at the Germantown Performing Arts Center. The performance will take place at The Grove, GPAC's lush, outdoor performance space on Saturday, June 12 at 7pm with a preshow talk beginning at 6:15.
Bass Pro Shops will host two weekends of free, family-friendly fishing activities at the Pyramid this June (12-13 and 19-20). They’ll have catch-and-release ponds, giveaways, crafts, and a free copy of the “Fishing 101 Guide” while supplies last.
- Memphis and Mid-South area farmers markets
- Highway Natives at Hernando’s Hide-A-Way on Friday
- 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. This is every Friday!
- Big Barton at Hernando’s Hide-A-Way
- Sunday Night Jazz Brunch, Hi Tone Cafe, Sundays, 5 p.m. - midnight, no cover: Every week, the Hi Tone brings a chill, jazzy evening brunch with food specials and either a live band or a DJ. Read more.
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.
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!!