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With all the great things going on in the 901 these days, have you ever been overwhelmed with choices? Well, you’re in luck! Every week we curate The Weekender, a post filled with a handy schedule to help you hit some of our best bets for an amazing weekend.
You can follow this schedule to a T, or use it as a launching point to plan your own adventure! The Weekender is not meant to be exhaustive, but will include our suggestions to help you plan the weekend ahead. In the case of inclement weather, check with each event’s page for updates.
Friday, August 10th
- Noon – Grab some lunch at Food Truck Friday at The Dixon.
- 2pm – Play hooky from work for the rest of the day and people watch at Elvis Week 2018 festivities at Graceland.
- 6pm – Join in the City Ruck Tour starting at Wiseacre.
- 7pm – Watch Steel Magnolias at the Orpheum, or take the family to Firefly Glow Party At The Garden.
- 7:30pm – See a world-class singer songwriter at Folk All Y’all: An Evening with Travis Meadows, or toss on a floral shirt for the Hawaiian era Elvis Tribute at Overton Square.
- 8pm – Watch Friends of George serve up the Deep Dish, make everything “irie” at the 5th Annual Live Up Fest (Memphis Reggae Fest) , or attend opening night of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.
Saturday, August 11th
- 7:00am – Rise and shine for the EPL Kickoff Celebration at Celtic.
- 2pm – Watch the The Beale Street Flippers at the Pink Palace.
- 4pm – Head to the Liberty Bowl for a lager and a leg at the Inaugural Memphis Chicken & Beer Festival, or score a one-of-a-kind locally made buy at Group Opening Swarm! at The Hive Collective.
- 6:00pm – Sip for SRVS at the 20th Annual Sparkling Nights , or show off at Brains, Brews & BBQ Trivia Night for DeNeuville Learning Center.
- 7pm- Pull up a blanket for Park After Dark Summer Movie Series: Pirates of the Caribbean, or drop in on Memphis Made for Drafts and Laughs
- 8pm – Throw it back with Boyz II Men , or 96x at Rec Room – 90s party
- 9pm – See Candy Cane Children At Hotel Yorba (White Stripes Tribute), or HEALY at Hi Tone.
- 11pm – End the night with Jack Oblivian w/ DJ BusterBandit + BAR DKDC
Sunday, August 12th
- 8am – Refresh at Coffee + Yoga at City & State or have the breakfast buffet at Celtic Crossing and stick around to watch the Arsenal v. Manchester City during the EPL Kickoff Celebration.
- 10am – Let the spirit move you at Elvis Ultimate Gospel.
- Noon – Gather at Loflin Yard to celebrate with bozwell + lily.
- 4pm – Get in the habit of healthier choices at D.Arthur’s Meal Prep Class – Vegan, eat Pizzas for Pups – Real Good Dog Rescue , or have a beignet while you catch Memphis Ukulele Band at Lafayette’s.
Need more ideas?
- See more of what’s happening this weekend in our August Events Guide.
- Find unique places to watch movies
- Enjoy Memphis for free
- Explore our foodie bucket list
- Discover where to make friends in Memphis
- Plan ahead with affordable date ideas and ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day
- Try a food truck around town
- Go bowling with friends or family
- Find ways you can volunteer in Memphis