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.
Thursday, November 22 – Happy Thanksgiving!
- Give back to those in need during Gobble Gobble Give.
- Get your psyche prepared for the day ahead at Delta Groove Yoga.
- Hit the ground running for the Hungry Turkey 5K.
- Trot round Memphis Botanic Gardens for the Turkey Trot 4-Miler & Turkey Leg Relay.
- Come hungry to brunch at Bleu Restaurant and Lounge.
- Wear your eating pants for lunch at the Terrance at the River Inn.
- Fill your bellies with Thanksgiving Day Brunch at the Peabody Hotel.
- Partake in the Thanksgiving Feast at Bardog Tavern.
- Watch all the CGI explosions and ass kicking during Growlers Action Packed Thanksgiving.
- Hear Super T at the Hi Tone.
- Have a Happy JACKSgiving with Jack Oblivian at Bar DKDC.
- See more restaurants open for Thanksgiving Day here
Friday, November 23
- Score some good additions to your collection at Shangri-La’s Black Friday Record Store Day
- If it’s getting to be too much around the house, dip out for the 2nd Annual “Important Meeting”
- Snack on free smores and hot cocoa by the sunset at Firepit Fridays at the new River Garden at Mississippi River Park.
- See The Polar Express in 3D at the Pink Palace, or opt for comedy with their screening of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
- Do some shopping at the newly opened Shab Chic Holiday Market in the Edge
- Take a break from shopping or avoid it altogether at Black Friday @ Memphis Made Brewing
- Get beer specials and merch specials at Shop to the death (Not Really) at Meddlesome Brewing
- See what the makers of Santa’s Workshop Pop-Up have whipped up at Carriage Crossing
- Bid on local art and enjoy tunes by Paul Taylor during Memphis Arts Collective Opening Night Party & Silent Auction
- Join Negro Terror, Lipstick Stains, and Cassowaries for Post-Thanksgiving Punk Rock and Hip Hop
- Hop in the car for twinkle time at Starry Nights
- Catch the tree lighting at Holiday Wonders at the Garden Tree
- Get laughter and glitter w Moth + Michaels’ Family Time November show at Midtown Crossing Grill
- Get on the Good Foot with Billie Dove and get Dark & Stormy with Marcella & Her Lovers + Bar DKDC
Saturday, November 24
- Get crafty at the Metal Museum.
- Celebrate Christmas in Collierville.
- See what happens When Giant Babies Attack! at Crosstown Concourse.
- Shop local for Small Business Saturday at Paper & Clay + Question the Answer, Everbloom Designs, Memphis Made, Southern Vintage Co., Stax Museum, Primas Bakery and Boutique, and in the Cooper-Young District.
- Meet Peter Pan, Tickerbell, and the Lost Boys at Playhouse on the Square.
- Listen to remixed sounds of Memphis at ReMix Memphis.
- Play pinball at the Retro’s Grand Re-Opening.
- Welcome John Paul Keith to Crosstown Brewing Company for Shangri-La Saturday.
- Delight in the Holiday Wonders of the Botanic Gardens.
- Watch bodies get slammed at Railgarten.
- Come together for the 20 Year Reunion at The Library Bar on Highland Strip.
- Hang loose at the Atomic Tiki Thanksgiving Luau.
- Delight in the soulful sounds of Aretha Franklin and the O’Jays at the New Daisy Theatre.
- Hear jazzy tunes at Molly Fontaines Lounge.
- See art and taste it at Taste of Gallery.
- Have yourself a little dance party during the Silent Disco at Crosstown Brewing.
- Toss on an ugly sweater and party at the Pumping Station.
Sunday, November 25
- Workout for a cause at Shred for St. Jude
- Browse the wares at the annual Tsunami Holiday Artist Market
- Take the family to the Grindhouse for Grizzlies vs. Knicks
- Hang on and reach for the top at High Point Climbing and Fitness Open House
- Get into the holiday spirit with the stars at Season of Light (Planetarium Show)
- Set up the best holiday card ever at Patio Pup Pictures with Santa at The Liquor Store
- Have brunch somewhere in Midtown then see Peter Pan at Playhouse on the Square
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