The Weekender: February 24th – 26th

The Weekender: February 24th – 26th

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. 

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2017 Guide To Memphis Crawfish Festivals

2017 Guide To Memphis Crawfish Festivals

Crawfish season has arrived in Memphis! Here are the dates and info for 2017’s crawfish festivals and places that do crawfish specials and boils.

Festivals

Overton Square Crawfish Fest
April 8, 2017
noon to 6 p.m.
Overton Square and surrounding streets
free to enter, food and drink for sale

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Your Memphis Guide To Super Bowl 51

Your Memphis Guide To Super Bowl 51

Super Bowl 51 is on February 5, 2017. Whether you’re going out or staying in on Super Bowl Sunday, here’s your guide to the big game’s food, drink, and festivities in Memphis.

The New England Patriots will play the Atlanta Falcons. The game kicks off at 5:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on FOX.

This is meant to be a continuously updated list. Feel free to add your Super Bowl ideas in the comments.

Here are some other places to watch, in no particular order. Let me know your favorite spots and I’ll add them to the list.

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Delta Groove Yoga’s Olivia Lomax: FACES of Memphis

Delta Groove Yoga’s Olivia Lomax: FACES of Memphis

Olivia Lomax discovered yoga in high school and used it to help with imbalances she experienced, which were created by repetitive motions in competitive sports. As a young adult with a career in finance, she realized that breathing and meditation practices helped her brain stay focused and energized. Later on, Olivia used the philosophy and lifestyle practices of yoga to help heal and address trauma from her childhood. These life experiences culminated in the desire to teach and share these methods with as many people as possible. And in 2013, during the revitalization of Midtown’s Overton Square, she launched Delta Groove Yoga. The popular studio offers yoga and meditation classes, workshops and healing arts sessions, as well as a small boutique with yoga attire, gifts and healthy drinks and snacks. We are delighted to welcome this inspiring entrepreneur and mother as today’s FACE of Memphis.

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Best Bets: Crab cakes in Memphis

Best Bets: Crab cakes in Memphis

When I think of New Orleans I think of king cakes, but crab cakes also are associated with the Crescent City. They're certainly popular in Memphis as I found out on a recent culinary tour of some — not all — restaurants that serve the tasty concoction.

If you like your crab cakes tangy, which is fine with me, try the crab cakes at Babalu Tacos & Tapas. They include Creole mustard and poblano peppers, which "add a little element of heat," said chef Ben Hickey.

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The Weekender: January 6 – January 8

The Weekender: January 6 – January 8

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. 

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Memphis is where the blues matured, but it’s also where American history turned many spokes

Memphis is where the blues matured, but it’s also where American history turned many spokes

Soon enough it’s dinnertime, so Tim and I head to the hip Overton Square neighborhood to dine at Lafayette’s Music Room (2119 Madison Ave, Memphis, Tennessee, 38104, 901/207-5097), a do-drop-in that serves up down-home Southern cooking while you enjoy live blues music. Tonight soul artist Marcella Simien is up on the stage, a well-known Zydeco player of these parts.

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Save the Dates: Memphis Festivals 2017

Save the Dates: Memphis Festivals 2017

The Mid-South Book Festival is taking over Cooper Street for a literary street fair. Shop for books, mingle with authors, enjoy the kid’s tent, and visit the festival vendors in between panels. Food trucks will be on site, and the festival is mere steps from Overton Square. The festival will kick off on Wednesday, September 7th with a Literacy Summit (a conference for nonprofit employees, parents, grandparents, and teachers.) Other events include a Well Read Reception to kick off the weekend on Friday, the free Street Fair on Saturday, and the Mid-South Book Festival Writers Conference and Student Writers Conference on Sunday.

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A Huge List Of 2017 Festivals And Events

A Huge List Of 2017 Festivals And Events

2017 is upon us! Are you excited yet? If so, then this list will only make you more excited. If you’re still shaking off the shackles of 2016, I hope this list will nudge you towards New Year’s enthusiasm.

Below is a month-by-month guide to important dates for Memphis events and festivals in 2017. You can use it to fill out your calendar, remind yourself to get tickets to things, or – best of all – help your family and friends plan out when to visit.

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