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, January 25
- Enjoy a little retail therapy at the Painted Tree Marketplace’s Opening Day.
- See what’s popping at the Jack Robinson Gallery and Primas Bakery and Boutique for South Main Trolley Night.
- Wind down during Wine Down: Cheese Edition at the Dixon.
- Blind Bear Speakeasy is turning 7!
- Grrl Punch is showing off their grrl pwr during the Grrl Gallery at Stock&Belle.
- Get a glimpse into the daily lives of the Woodruffs and the Fontaines during a Gilded Twilight Tour.
- Marcella and Her Lovers are bringing their soulful sounds to Bar DKDC.
- The Muddy’s Kitchen Tasting Tour will have you saying “What New Year’s Resolution?
- Collab and create with your fellow gamers at the Global Game Jam 2019.
- Play high stakes drawing games with prizes for best and worst at Drink-N-Draw at Atomic Tiki.
- Score some vintage pieces and unique jewelry at Mint Cream Shop’s Open Studio event.
- Celebrate the release of Liz Brasher’s first full-length album at Shangri-La.
- Cheer on the Memphis Grizzlies as they take on the Sacramento Kings.
- Let the Comma Comedians make you chuckle at Crosstown Brewing Company.
- See the best blues artists and bands in the world compete at the 2019 International Blues Challenge.
Saturday, January 26
- The Onesie Bar Crawl is the coziest crawl around.
- Kick off Fat Tuesday early at Mardi Gras Ball VXI
- Learn about education career opportunities at the KIPP Memphis Winter Career Fair.
- Who cares about cavities when you’re living out your Chocolate Fantasy at the Agricenter.
- Marie Antoinette would approve of the French Macaron Tasting Event at Primas Bakery.
- Hope Clayborn and Soul Scrimmage are getting funky at Railgarten.
- It’s an evening for all things moody and Macabre during Obscura: A Gothic Affair at Growlers
- Learn how to further your career as an artist at the Membership Open House at Memphis Slim House.
- Turn your trash into treasures at the Make Your Own: Recycled Assemblages at the Metal Museum.
- Make your fur-ever love Instagram offish with a Valentine’s Day Pet Photo from Hollywood Feed.
- Pray for a Memphis Grizzlies comeback as they take on the Indiana Pacers.
- Local bands are bringing the thunder to the 3rd Annual Refreshingly Heavy at Hi Tone.
- DJ Houston‘s spinning at Crosstown Arts.
- Atomic Tiki is the birthday b*tch.
- Urban Thoughts will present you with their thoughts during Kaleidoscope.
- Issa disco dance party at House in the MidSouth! GoodLife DJ Jam Session at HOMM
- Things are getting jazzy with Bobby Watson at Crosstown Arts.
- Make some fancy foldings for Fine Silver Origami.
- Watch as professional Dorrance Dance toe-tappers do their thang at GPAC.
- Discover the weird and wild wonders of beer and cheese at the Bleus, Blues, and Brews Tour and Pairing.
Sunday, January 27
- Learn how to manage your money so you can afford more mimosas during MULYP Join Week: Save Water Drink Mimosas Brunch & Budget.
- Fill your tummy with brunch staples during LuLu’s Pop-Up Brunch: The Classics.
- Rock out at the School of Rock 2018-19 Fall/Winter Season Showcase.
- Craft until your heart’s content during the Valentines Make & Take at Board & Brush.
- See what’s so funny during three-course dinner theatre at Ruth’s Chris Steak House.
- There’ll be comedy, spoken word, and strong vocals during Art Unplugged.
- Pay your respects at Second Line‘s funeral for the New Orleans Saints.
- Look back at the 2008 economic decline during Sweat at Circuit Playhouse.
- Try you hand at aerial arts during the Straps Workshop with Ashley Skrabut.
- John Paul Keither‘s bringing his twang to B-SIDE.
- Celebrate Verbally Effective Podcast‘s One Year Anniversary.
Need more ideas?
- See more of what’s happening this weekend in our Events Calendar.
- Find unique places to watch movies
- Enjoy Memphis for free
- Explore our foodie bucket list
- Discover where to make friends in Memphis
- Try a food truck around town
- Go bowling with friends or family
- Find ways you can volunteer in Memphis