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, September 14th
Noon – Pick up lunch at Edge Alley and join IRIS Orchestra at Health Sciences Park, do Food Truck Friday at The Dixon, or start your weekend early with 25 Cent Martini Lunch at Felicia Suzanne’s Restaurant.
5pm – Reward yourself for getting through the week with a treat from National Bakery Day @ Makeda’s Cookies.
6pm – Stick around downtown for the MLK Soul Concert Series, watch the Tigers take on the Georgia State Panthers at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, or stop by 30 Days of Opera at Overton Square on your way to dinner.
7pm – Run the Cooper Young 4 Miler , cozy up with Snowglobe and Star & Micey at The Levitt Shell, take your seat for opening night of Pipeline at Hattiloo, or cheer on the Redbirds in the PCL Championship Series.
9:30pm – Get spooked at the Woodruff Fontaine 3 hr Lights Out Ghost Hunt, then calm your nerves with cocktails across the street at Mollie Fontaine Lounge.
Saturday, September 15th
7:45am- Learn how to get the perfect shot at the Memphis Street Photography Workshop.
10am- Enjoy free, family-friendly theatre at TheatreSouth.
10:30am- Get bendy and brew-sy at Crosstown Brewing
11am- Enjoy Music in the Heart of Midtown.
12pm- Shop local at Ghost River Brewing.
1pm – Drop in for live tunes, food trucks, demonstrations, and beer at Cooper York Festival at Memphis Made.
3pm- Be a part of the peace during the Be the Peace Frayser Festival
4pm- Celebrate the Grand-opening of Global Café
6:30pm- Hear Tiffany Harmon at the Treedom Uptown Porch Series.
7:30pm- Rock out to Burn the Witch at Meddlesome Brewing Company
Sunday, September 16th
2am – Stay up late with DJ Mad EFX at Printer’s Alley.
8am – Rise and shine for Coffee + Yoga
2pm – Enjoy award-winning wings and some craft beer when New Wing Order stops at the Saddle Creek Beer Garden, or go to Novel for a Special Cartooning Class with Greg Cravens
6pm – Set your intentions for the week at Sunset Yoga Downtown.
Need more ideas?
- See more of what’s happening this weekend in our September 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