Things to do in Memphis this weekend and beyond

  Things to do in Memphis this weekend and beyond

Everyone’s favorite British Invasion-loving band Jeffrey and the Pacemakers are marking their 10th anniversary with another concert celebration. The group will be playing the best of the Beatles, Stones and more during an afternoon show at Lafayette’s Music Room in Overton Square this Sunday at 4 p.m. 

 

Lafayette’s is located at 2119 Madison Avenue. For more info go to lafayettes.com/memphis.  

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5 Things To Do This Weekend: 10/20 – 10/22

5 Things To Do This Weekend: 10/20 – 10/22

Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend, plus a few extras. Don’t forget to check out the Fall Events Guide, the Halloween/Haunted House/Fall Fest Guide, or the Oktoberfest/Beer Fest Guide.

Friday, October 20
The Grace Gala and Fashion Show at The Atrium
Chris Johnson Unplugged at Lafayette’s

Sunday,October 22
Short in the Sleeve at Lafayette’s

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Things To Do This Week and Weekend In Memphis

Things To Do This Week and Weekend In Memphis

Looking for something to do in Memphis this week and weekend? Here are a bunch of events, including lots of live music.

Don’t forget to check out the Fall Events Guide, the Halloween/Haunted House/Fall Fest Guide, or the Oktoberfest/Beer Fest Guide.

The following photos is from last year’s Soulsville USA Festival, which returns this Saturday October 21 in Soulsville, near the Stax Museum. Stay tuned this week for an event preview. 

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Where To Find the Best Memphis Pizzas

Where To Find the Best Memphis Pizzas

The battle over who has the best pizza in Memphis isn't nearly as heated as the battle over who has the best BBQ (and how could it be?). That being said, we do actually have plenty of BBQ pizza to appease anyone looking to beautifully conflate the two. The pie’s the limit here in Bluff City, and we're gonna show you why. From Elvis’ favorite joint to James Beard award-winners, this list has the top contenders covered.

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Places to Watch Memphis Sporting Events (When You Can’t Go To The Stadium)

Places to Watch Memphis Sporting Events (When You Can’t Go To The Stadium)

Sports season is revving up with Tigers Football in full swing and the Grizzlies regular season about to start. In Memphis there is nothing quite like this time of year. While the premier place to experience all the thrills is the Liberty Bowl and FedEx Forum, there are plenty of places around Memphis that offer great environments to enjoy food, drinks, and the company of fellow fans. So if you can’t make it to the stadiums or if they’re on the road, stop by any of following places for the next best thing.

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Memphis Fall Break Ideas For The Kids

Memphis Fall Break Ideas For The Kids

It’s Shelby County Schools fall break this week, and I know you’ll need some ideas to keep the family busy.

I’ve covered some special exhibits and activities in this first section. Note that most of these things are included with usual cost of admission to the attraction, which is listed here.

Below this you’ll find a basic list of great things to do with your kids in Memphis during fall break or anytime. Follow the links for more info. Got more ideas? Leave em in the comments.

The Art Project in Overton Square
The Art Project hosts “Art Free Play” sessions for you to make art with your kids or watch while they work. You’ll need reservations for sure. Check out this week’s schedule.
Cost: $14 for 1.5 hours

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Things To Do This Week and Weekend In Memphis

Things To Do This Week and Weekend In Memphis

Looking for something to do in Memphis this week and weekend? Here are a bunch of events, including lots of live music.

Don’t forget to check out the Fall Events Guide, the Halloween/Haunted House/Fall Fest Guide, or the Oktoberfest/Beer Fest Guide. There’s also a Fall Break Guide with some special kid-friendly things going on this week.

Thursday,October 12
– Rocky Horror Drag Show at Zebra Lounge

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Inaugural Memphis parade kicks off Dia de los Muertos festivities

Inaugural Memphis parade kicks off Dia de los Muertos festivities

Dressed in a skeleton suit and a colorful skull mask, Miguel Coeto insisted there was nothing ghoulish about his attire.

"We don't dress to scare people. We dress to enjoy the dead, and enjoy the day," said the 44-year-old Memphian who grew up in Central Mexico.

Coeto and about 150 others participated Saturday in the inaugural Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) parade through Midtown Memphis. Replacing a smaller celebration held in the Hickory Hill area, the event marked the beginning of festivities observing the traditional Mexican holiday to honor, remember and support deceased loved ones.

Beginning before 11 a.m. in Overton Square, a procession that took more than 20 minutes to pass wound down Madison and then over to Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Overton Park, where an ensuing festival lasted into the afternoon.

It featured dancing skeletons, women dressed in traditional embroidered white gowns from Veracruz, Mexico, as well as people donned in colorful attire and white face paint. 

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The Memphis Weekender: October 6 – 8

The Memphis Weekender: October 6 – 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! 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. 

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5 Things To Do This Weekend: 10/6 – 10/8

5 Things To Do This Weekend: 10/6 – 10/8

The Brooks Museum, Cazateatro Bilingual Theatre Group, and Danza Azteca Queztalcoatl will host a parade and fest in midtown this year to mark Dia De Los Muertos. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Tower Courtyard and makes its way to the Brooks Museum for a fest with face painting, art-making, music, dance, theatre, and more. It’s free. Click here for details + parade route.

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