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 list to help you hit some of our best bets for an amazing weekend.
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. See all upcoming events here.
Friday, August 2
- Check out what Edible Memphis has been working on during the Issue No. 44 Pick-Up Party.
- You’re telling us that drinking is philanthropic at Cocktails for a Cause? Sign us up!
- Catch Angels in the Outfield showing at the Orpheum.
- HOUSEWERRRK at Mollie Fontaines is where all the cool kids are gonna be.
- Rob Jungklas is performing his new tunes in the Green Room.
- Fashion creatives can learn from the experts during Fabric Sourcing with Jay Arbetman from the Sourcing District.
- Decipher clues at the Scavenger Hunt on Broad- First Fridays on Broad.
- Drag Open Stage is a chance for anybody to show off.
- The Lucky 7 Brass Band are bringing their jams back to Railgarten during Summer Sizzle.
- Break out the suspenders and pen protectors for Freaks and Geeks Ladies Night.
- Podcast and Paint: Battle of the Sexes will tackle the hottest gender topics.
- Playhouse on the Square and Circuit Playhouse are previewing their student-friendly show during the Back to School Teacher’s Chat and Chew.
- The Pink Palace kicks off their Star Wars Trilogy series tonight.
- Load up on free paletas during Frozen Fridays.
- Improv Game Night will feature the Buff City Liars and some pretty iconic board games.
- Memphis Film Prize kicks off with screenings at Malco Studio on the Square.
- City Employees can enjoy the Memphis Zoo for free this weekend!
Saturday, August 3
- Do it for the wings, drummies, and tenders at Memphis Chicken and Beer Festival.
- Join forces with other young professionals to transform Shelby County at the YP Takeover.
- Silent Party Memphis: 90’s vs Now invites you to get a “little ratchet for the night.
- Defend your galaxy with Light Saber Dueling at Rec Room.
- Kick back with the Kickback at Hi Tone.
- Shine bright at the Lights Out 80’s Glow Party.
- WAVES DON’T DIE at the CMPLX with showcase 9 talented performers.
- Louise Page, Monticello, and The Mailboxes are doing their thing at Lamplighter.
- Party with Bearport at CANVAS.
- Play Tennis, Memphis: Family Play Day is hosting FREE tennis clinics at six locations.
- Bring your dancing shoes to August Swing Dancing with Le Tumulte Noir at the Rumba Room.
- Show your disdain for Ross at four different bars during the Friends Trivia Bar Crawl.
- Enjoy some gut-wrenching laughter with Lavell Crawford Live at Chuckles.
- We wouldn’t blame you for wearing a beret to French Macaron Tasting at Primas Bakery.
- Stop up on new home decor at the Bella Vita 2019 Warehouse Sale.
- You’ll walk away from Beginning Sewing| Fall 2019 knowing the fundamental techniques.
- Catch the 901 FC vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC game during the Watch Party at High Cotton.
- Teachers will be getting crafty during the Back to School Pick Your Project event at Board & Brush.
- The Redbirds are giving away 1500 fully loaded backpacks at Back to School Night + Terminix Saturday Fireworks.
Sunday, August 4
- You’ll have a really “beachin” Sunday at the Beach Within Reach Party.
- Try not to lose an eye during Nerf Brunch.
- Enjoy an artsy afternoon at the Back to School Make & Take at Board & Brush.
- Catch a drag show at the newly opened Atomic Rose.
- Saddle up the steel horse to explore the city with Tap & Go.
- Get crafty with cookies at Lucy J’s.
- Brunch Spot Ideas in no particular order: Automatic Slim’s, Char, 3rd & Court Diner, Majestic Grille, Babalu, The Bluff, RP Tracks, Lafayette’s, Elwood’s Shells, Venice Kitchen, Bayou Bar & Grill, The Beauty Shop, Sunrise Memphis, Ecco on Overton Park, The Second Line, Edge Alley, Sweet Grass, Tug’s, The Arcade, Celtic Crossing, Sage Memphis, Rizzo’s, Cafe Eclectic, City Silo Table + Pantry.