With all the great things going on in the 901 these days, have you ever been overwhelmed with choices? Well, you’re in luck! We’ve put together a weekly post called The Weekender, 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.
Friday, October 14th
- 12pm – Start the weekend early with Food Truck Friday at the Dixon, visit the Brantley Ellzey exhibit at Crosstown, take a pay what you can Yoga class to raise money for the Tennessee Breast Cancer Coalition or go to Wayne’s Candy Halloween Pop Up Shop.
- 5pm – Check out the opening reception for This May Surprise You, or see the Frugal Genie at Makeda’s Cookies.
- 6pm – Enjoy dinner at the first ever Cultural Dinner Series at Caritas
- 7pm – Stop by Flicker Street’s Block Party + Open House, go to a Tigers Watch Party at the Rec Room, celebrate Zebra Lounge‘s second birthday, watch Rear Window at Elmwood Cemetery, or listen to Aoife O’Donovan & Willie Watson at Minglewood Hall.
- 8pm – Go to Too Sketchy for TV at the Evergreen Theater, listen to some patio tunes at Celtic Crossing, take part in Spooky Nights, or visit the Haunted Maze.
Saturday, October 15th
- 10am – Start your morning at the Black Lives Matter Coat Drive, visit the second weekend of Flocktoberfest at Bass Pro at the Pyramid, go to the Agricenter Harvest Festival, stop by Wayne’s Candy Halloween Pop Up Shop or the Pink Palace Crafts Fair.
- 12pm – Take yoga at the Wiseacre Brewery, spend the day at the 2016 Soulsville USA Festival, or celebrate International Archaeology Day at Chucalissa.
- 2pm – Stop by the Memphis Smoke 2nd Annual Cigar Event, see Cirque Italia at Wolfchase Galleria, enter your best furry friend in a photo contest, or take part in The Memphis Poke Crawl.
- 5pm – Go to Pints for Pits at High Cotton Brewing or hang out at the Memphis Food & Wine Festival.
- 7pm – Catch Ben Rector at Minglewood Hall, Southern Avenue at Loflin Yard, go to Black Art Experience, show your support at the Justice for All Ball, head to the Levitt Shell fundraiser to see Mavis Staples and St. Paul & the Broken Bones or see The Psychedelic Furs at The New Daisy.
- 10pm – Listen to Southern Avenue at Loflin Yard, Avon Dale at The Blue Monkey, or Devil Train at Young Avenue Deli.
Sunday, October 16th
- 8am – Start your Sunday early and run the Greenline Half Marathon at Shelby Farms.
- 12pm – Play trivia and have brunch at Bleu or see the Hughes Art Show at Memphis Botanic Garden.
- 2pm – Watch Ballet Memphis: Next Steps, spend the day at Beans & Bluegrass Festival, or go on a bicycle tour with Elmwood Cemetery.
- 5pm – Celebrate at Huey’s 20th Anniversary Party, knock down some Pins for Pennies at Main Event Entertainment, or go to the Mr. & Miss Mid-South Pride Pageant.
- 8pm – Enjoy some music at Artistik Lounge or watch Billy Wayne Davis‘ comedy show.
- 10pm – End the night with karaoke at Alfred’s on Beale.
Need more ideas?
- See all the October events or plan for Halloween
- Take a break on one of Memphis’ fine patios
- Find unique places to watch movies
- Enjoy Memphis for free
- Explore our foodie bucket list
- Go on a scavenger hunt for murals
- Discover where to make friends in Memphis
- Plan ahead with affordable date ideas
- See all the upcoming festivals
- Try a food truck around town
- Learn where you can buy and create art in Memphis
- Go bowling with friends or family
- Find ways you can volunteer in Memphis
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