The Weekender: May 19th – May 21st

The Weekender: May 19th – May 21st

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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14 Locally Made FINDS from Memphis Makers

14 Locally Made FINDS from Memphis Makers

“Radiance” is an essential oil diffuser necklace that radiates a sky blue 24-petal flower over a soft, ivory background and is accented by a hand-knotted Greek leather cord. This necklace-and-essential-oil-diffuser-in-one can be found for $25 to $28 at Delta Groove YogaChampalou SpaSouthern Whimsy or on Nautilus Pottery’s Etsy shop.

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15 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Memphis

15 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Memphis

Join the IRIS Orchestra in Overton Square for an upbeat and family fun Spring Concert in the Tower Courtyard. Enjoy the variety of selections played by the Orchestra, from Vivaldi to Timberlake, it will be day mom will remember! A few more extra things they will have are: A Mother’s Day Card craft station, outdoor games, free face-painting, photo booth and more!

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Why Drake & Justin Timberlake Love Memphis: Inside Its Bold New Renaissance

Why Drake & Justin Timberlake Love Memphis: Inside Its Bold New Renaissance

The anchor of Midtown’s once again thriving entertainment center Overton Square, Lafayette’s history dates back to the early ’70s. Its original incarnation hosted rising acts (Billy JoelBarry Manilow). A new version of the venue opened in 2014, focusing on food, drink and a seven-day-a-week live music schedule heavy on local blues and roots, with acts like The Joe Restivo 4 and John Paul Keith.

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The Stax Music Academy Spring Concert Brought Great Music To Overton Square

The Stax Music Academy Spring Concert Brought Great Music To Overton Square

Stax is a Memphis music powerhouse, and they didn't let a little thing like rain get in the way of a good concert.

The Stax Music Academy Spring Concert was supposed to be last weekend but was rescheduled because of the weather.

The delay didn't put a damper on the mood of rock and soul fans who gathered at Overton Square for some live music. The streets of Cverton Square were lined with people and every chair had someone to sit in it, that is unless they were on their feet dancing!

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Kids Chalked The Courtyard In Overton Square

Kids Chalked The Courtyard In Overton Square

Kids brought their creativity to Overton Square today.

They got down on their hands and knees to chalk the courtyard! There was no such thing as coloring inside the lines as kids were invited to color anywhere on the tower courtyard.

During the event donations were taken for LeBonheur Children's Hospital's art therapy programs.

Event organizer Anna Blair said, "We have tons of kids who come in our space at The Art Project every day, and it’s just nice to get out in the sun and chalk the place."

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5 Things To Do This Weekend: 5/5 – 5/7

5 Things To Do This Weekend: 5/5 – 5/7

If you haven’t had a chance to see the uber-talented high schoolers from the Stax Music Academy perform their souther soul amazing-ness, this Sunday is your chance. Bring $5, bring chairs, and head to the Tower Courtyard (in Overton Square by the big tower near Memphis Pizza Cafe/Belly Acres) for two hours of great music.

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