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, November 30
- Um..so, there’s so much happening at Crosstown Concourse: Choose901 Holiday Pop Up Shop, Delight at Concourse: Annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony, Crosstown Arts Open House, Crosstown Arts Resident Artist Open Studios, Cheryl Pesce The Lifestyle Store Holiday Open House, and Comma Comedians: Comedy at Crosstown, and don’t forget about the after-party in The Green Room with Marcella & Her Lovers.
- Um, there’s also quite a bit in the South Main Arts District: South Main Trolley Night Holiday Market edition, Trolley Night at ArtUp: Mint Cream Shop Holiday Trunk Show, Black Winter Artist Reception: Ollie Rodriguez at JRG, Andrew Cabigao Live at Carolina Watershed.
- Enjoy the sips and bites at The American Cancer Society’s Taste of Hope.
- Do music, food, and dancing to raise scholarship money for some fabulous young people during Mid-South Kwanzaa 10th Annual Ngoma Ball.
- Go to the opening of Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i at Brooks Museum.
- Prove it’s all for you at Sister Hazel w/ J.R. Moore at Minglewood Hall.
- Let R&B and Trap battle it out at Silent Party Memphis.
- Say happy birthday in your best royal attire at the The Winter Twins *Let Them Eat Cake* at Zebra Lounge.
Saturday, December 1
St. Jude Memphis Marathon – Join the I Love Memphis! Cheer Sections. See road closure information HERE
- You can also cheer on the runners during the St. Jude Marathon Party w/ MEMPopS.
- Hit up day 2 of the Choose901 Holiday Pop Up Shop.
- Sip holiday spirits during the Holly Jolly Cocktail Tour.
- Enjoy a pet-friendly winter wonderland at Deck the Paws at Humane Society of Memphis.
- Farmers Market Christmas Craft Show
- Have Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Clause at Trolley Stop Market
- Get some gift shopping done at Shab Chic Holiday Market and the Carpenter Art Garden Christmas Bazaar.
- Sing Happy Birthday at Sunrise Memphis First Birthday Party
- Go Mid-Southern luxe at Oak Hall’s Billy Reid Holiday Pop-Up Shop.
- Spread cheer at one of these parades: 2018 Memphis Holiday Parade, Bartlett Christmas Parade, Arlington Christmas Parade, Millington Christmas Parade.
- Don’t be on your own at the Les Misérables matinee.
- Cheer on the Tigers at an AAC Championship Watch Party – Memphis vs. UCF at The Casual Pint
- A group of diverse artists is going to get candid and personal about the state of things at Response 3.
- Have some hot cocoa with Mayor Harris at the 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Soulsville.
- #PullUp for Reggae, Rap, R&B, Cumbia, Pop and Rock withCCDE and Friends at Railgarten.
- South Main Sounds Songwriter Night #103
- Get a unique combination of improvisational theatre, personal narrative, and community dialogue when Playback Memphis presents Memphis Matters.
- Snag some local art at the P&H Artists Market.
- Take the Henny to the head during Hennything is Possible: The Ultimate Tasting Experience
- Zoo Lights, Holiday Wonders at the Garden
- Set your intentions for 2019 at a Vision Board Party at Qbhome Paint & Sip Studio
- Avoid the ballads at Saturday Night Karaoke “DECEMbbuurr” Atomic Tiki.
- Dance to techno ExiLE w/guest: Justin Alexander.
Sunday, December 2
- Shop til you drop at the Hive Holiday Market
- Be mystified at Magic Brunch at Railgarten
- Find out what High Point Climbing Gym has to offer you
- Get arts-n-craftsy at the Holiday Open House at Metal Museum
- Make something pretty at the Christmas Ornament Craft Workshop at Crosstown Brewing Company
- Discover the Magic & Mystery of Christmas at Overton Square
- Get your DIY on during Christmas Make & Take at Board & Brush
- Kafe Kirk Presents: 7th A Gospel According to Jazz Christmas
- Treat yourself or someone else to a gift from the Big Gay ART Show 2 at Dru’s Place
- Fill yourself with holiday cheer at the Overton Square Tree Lighting Celebration