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 9
- DJ AD will be spinning some throwbacks during Dancing Through the Decades.
- Judah and the Lion is coming to the Memphis Botanic Garden.
- Soulin’ on the River ft. Lucky 7 Brass Band is here to give us free, Friday tunes.
- There’s no such thing as too many sprinkles at the Ice Cream Social at Miss Cordelia’s.
- Almost Elton John and the RocketMen at Lafayette’s Music Room is said to be as good as the real thing.
- Happy opening night to Kinky Boots kicks off at Playhouse on the Square!
- The boys and girls of Dru’s Place are serving it up for Iris’ Birthday Celebration.
- Crosstoberfest hit the tap at Crosstown Brewing today.
- DJ Chandler Blingg is holding down the Hu. Roof during Summer Sets.
- The Bingo Slam at Memphis Made Brewing is for all you wrestling fans out there.
- If you’re down with the Memphis clay community, see what’s new at the Summer Ave. Art & Clay Grand Opening.
- There are only two days left to catch Murder at Hotel Le’George at the Evergreen Theatre.
- Launch Pad is celebrating International Coworking Day with a day of free coworking in their space.
- Swing by L Ross Gallery for Kick Out the Lights – A Celebration of Memphis Music.
- Sip the smooth libations at The Pocket to a smooth Motown soundtrack.
- Artist Phoenix Jai unveils her first showcase, “Thanks for hurting my feelings.” at South Main Artspace Lofts.
Saturday, August 10
- Who needs Electric Forest when you can have Electric Watershed.
- Celebrate Amy LaVere‘s new album “Painting Blue” at Crosstown Theater.
- Celebrate 10 Years of Streetdog at Peace Love & Streetdog.
- Primas 1st Birthday Fiesta will feature local vendors and discounted treats.
- Suit up for the Memphis Armored Fight Club at Hi Tone.
- Peruse the streets for public art during the Art March + Party – Artery 2.0: Stereo to Escape.
- The dress code for the Rumba Room Annual Beach Party is bikinis and board shorts.
- South of Beale is throwing a lil shindig for their 10 Year Anniversary.
- Red velvet and red ales might be the move after The Cupcake and Beer Pairing at Meddlesome Brewing.
- Hear Surrounder, Rosey, and Yazan! in the Secret Room at Lamplighter.
- It’s the last day of Teacher’s Week at Overton Square.
- Summer Exhibition Dinner & Dialogue at Art Village Gallery will be a blend of visual and culinary art.
- Find your zen with MindTravel at the Big River Crossing.
- Obscura is going Harajuku with Dressed to Frill – Cosplay Redux at Growlers.
- The Comma Comedians return to Memphis Made for Drafts and Laughs.
- Put those Saturday chores on hold for National Lazy Day Cookie Decorating Fun at Muddy’s Grind House.
- Marcella Simien & the Sheiks are paying tribute to Dr. John’s Gris Gris at Bar DKDC.
- Bring your creativity to Paint Night with Lexi Perkins at High Cotton.
- Dance the night away on the patio at the Pumping Station.
- The coffee shop tunes at Otherlands will be provided by Me & Leah w/ Black Bettie.
Sunday, August 11
- Jamille “Jam Hunter is doing her thing Sunset Jazz at Court Square.
- Bring the kiddos out to Kids’ Hour at Carolina Watershed for some last-minute summer fun.
- Art Unplugged is back at it again with the comedy and live music.
- Elvis was more than his hair, harmonies, and hips and you’ll learn that during the Elvis Week Hound Dog Tours.
- Kafé Kirk will feature special guest Michael Lington at Crosstown Theater.
- The Lamplighter Pop Up Boutique is back for round 2.
- Cruise for brews with Tap and Go-Midtown.
- Salute the sun as it sets during Sunset SUP Yoga.
- Finding tasty treats won’t be as hard as finding Nemo during the Finding Nemo Tea Party at Primas.