The Memphis Weekender: January 12 - 15

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.

Memphis Valentine's Day Events 2018

Memphis Valentine's Day Events 2018

It’s that time of year, when lovers take the spotlight to revel in their togetherness. Whether you want to plan a pleasant romantic dinner, check out live music, or take a chance on something a little more unconventional – like trivia, burlesque shows, or yoga with craft brews – we’ve got you covered.  

Ways to Serve & Honor Martin Luther King, Jr Day 2018

Ways to Serve & Honor Martin Luther King, Jr Day 2018

From January 12th through the 15th, there will be dozens of opportunities for Memphians to further the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by helping make Memphis a better place by volunteering, donating, and attending events.

Ways to Support Human Trafficking Survivors in Memphis

Tennessee is highly rated in its response to human trafficking cases and has what is considered to be some of the most progressive anti-trafficking legislation in the country. Still, after the tracking and prosecution of perpetrators, victims, many of whom are minors, are left to rebuild their lives with little to no recourse against the people who have exploited them.

Leadership Memphis Graduates Commit to Serving 901

Leadership Memphis Graduates Commit to Serving 901

Dec. 16 — commencement day — marked a memorable milestone for the Leadership Memphis Fast Track Class of 2017.

Thirty-one community leaders became Leadership Memphis alums — committing to digging into long-term work to make Memphis a better place for all citizens.

2nd Annual 4 Days of Service Honors MLK50

 In honor of MLK50, thousands of volunteers are expected to participate in the 2nd annual "4 Days of Service" this weekend. Dozens of organizations are joining forces in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Save the Dates: Memphis Festivals to Look Forward to in 2018

With 2018 just getting into gear, here are some Memphis festivals and celebrations to keep you excited and entertained throughout the new year.

10 Essential Stops on a BBQ Crawl Through Memphis

10 Essential Stops on a BBQ Crawl Through Memphis

There are more than 117 barbecue restaurants in Memphis; more if you count the baby back ribs or chocolate dipped applewood smoked bacon at the Peabody Hotel’s Sunday Brunch. The city is famous for its pork-centric style of ‘cue, where they’re best known for their slow-cooked ribs (either served “dry” or “wet”—sloshed in a tangy sauce) and their slow-smoked pork shoulder barbecue sandwiches. More power to anyone strong enough to withstand the meat sweats-inducing challenge of trying out all 117 restaurants while in town (although many of them now ship around the US!), but there are only 10 essential stops necessary for completing a successful barbecue crawl through Memphis during your trip.

The Memphis Weekender: January 5-7

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.

Memphis Happy Hour and Drink Specials Guide Organized Day of the Week

Memphis Happy Hour and Drink Specials Guide Organized Day of the Week

Here is a list of Memphis drink specials, pint nights, wine specials, and more, listed by day of the week.

Happy hours that happen every day are not included on this list, so head to this post – in the first section – to see that humongous list. I don’t have all the Saturday and Sunday brunch drink specials on here, but we may add the best ones in at some point.

Memphis Convention Center to Undergo $175 Million Expansion & Renovation

Memphis Convention Center to Undergo $175 Million Expansion & Renovation

 The City of Memphis has officially filed a construction permit for a ground up transformation of the Memphis Cook Convention Center that will kick-off in Q1 2018, and wrap up construction in Q4 2019. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced plans for the project, pending City Council approval, to coincide with the city's bicentennial year as part of the Bicentennial Gateway. 

Organizers Looking For Volunteers During MLK50

Not only did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr preach non-violence he also said we should all lend a helping hand to those in need.

To continue his dream you have a chance to do just that during the 2018 MLK Days of Service.

People From All Over the World Come to Memphis to Celebrate New Year's Eve

People From All Over the World Come to Memphis to Celebrate New Year's Eve

Despite the cold temperatures, Downtown Memphis was still flooded with people for New Year's Eve.

The crowds both on Beale Street and outside the Hard Rock Cafe started small on New Years Eve--mostly due to the well below freezing temperatures. Tens of thousands were still expected to enjoy themselves and see the guitar drop for the 10th time. 

Mid-South Gives back with MLK Days of Service

Mid-South Gives back with MLK Days of Service

This year, Volunteer Memphis is leading a special four-day weekend of service projects to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis. WMC Action News 5 is a proud sponsor of the effort.

"This year, we really have turned it up. We want to aim high for this year," said Andrea Hill, Volunteer Memphis Director.