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 list to help you hit some of our best bets for an amazing weekend.
The Weekender is not meant to be exhaustive but will include our suggestions to help you plan the weekend ahead. In the case of inclement weather, check with each event’s page for updates. See all upcoming events here.
Friday, November 16
Geek out at the Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention.
Head to City & State with your fur baby for Patio Pup Pictures with Santa.
Experience Daniel Wallace’s Magical Manifesto at Crosstown Arts.
Spend an hour diversifying your musical interests during Raleigh Music Hour.
Kick off all the holiday hoopla at the Shops of Saddle Creek.
Discover where the wild things are at the Wild Things Campfire Party at the Garden.
Taste the 18th century during Transcribe & Taste.
Bring your handlebars, chevrons, horseshoes and more to the 7th Annual Mustache Bash.
See some hoopin’ at the Grizzlies vs. Sacramento Kings game.
Hear music done the old fashioned way during Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox.
Revel in 90’s boy band nostalgia at Growlers.
Shake it to DJ John E’s beats at Dru’s Place.
Get buck at Bull Fight Friday Nite: Mechanical Bull Party.
Buy all the handmade things at the 68th Holiday Bazaar and Fundraiser.
Saturday, November 17
Stock up for your holiday feast at Tsunami’s Thanksgiving Farmers Market.
Join Crosstown Arts for a conversation with the legendary Bar-Kays.
Take a bike ride with South Memphis Glide Ride
Enjoy the wonder of the holidays and support Le Bonheur at Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees
Take a chill and scenic bike ride with South Memphis Glide Ride
Flex on ’em then cool down with a beer at Bendi Brewski & Tour at Crosstown Brewing
Eat some free El Mero and frolic on the Greensward for REI Opt Outside Day @ Overton Park
Enjoy a celebration of fermentation at Symphonic 2018
There’s live music all day long at the Lamplighter’s Lampy Allday Fun Festival
Take care of some of your gift shopping list at the Brooks Holiday Pop-Up.
Regale the crowd with the story of your run-in with Bigfoot, and see what he/she has been up to.
Cheer on Tigers basketball vs. Yale.
Do some good by having a very good meal at the Caritas Village Gala.
Experience the food, music, and traditions at Venezuelan Fest.
Prohibition-era cabaret shenanigans at Speakeasy on the Square.
Let Chef Phillip Ashley guide thru whiskey and designer chocolate pairings at Old Dominick.
Spread good cheer at the Downtown Memphis – Annual Holiday Tree Lighting.
Make The Orpheum your date night destination for Iron & Wine.
Enjoy a barrage of expert burns at You Look Like November comedy show.
Turn up in your cocktail wear at the 40 Under 40 Urban Elite After Party.
Did you realize that auntie Patti is performing down at the Horseshoe?
Queen Naija is playing the New Daisy.
Deborah and Ed will serenade you as you sip craft cocktails at Mollie Fontaine Lounge.
Memphis Women’s Rugby challenges you to a Lip Sync Battle.
Sunday, November 18
Enjoy a late night-early morning movie at the Guest House at Graceland.
Receive 10% off if you bike to Celtic Crossing.
Sundays are for beer, waffles and fried chicken at Crosstown Brewing Company, right?
Enjoy a Bluegrass Brunch
Add some African fashion and style to your wardrobe during the Tribe of Dumo Pop Up Shop.
Frolic through the enchanted forest and watch Polar Express with your kiddos at the Pink Palace.
Put the “yo” in Hip Hop Yoga at Your Inner Yogi.
Watch a sista get it togetha during The Fabulation or The Re-education of Undine.
Grab your gal pals for GNO at Rumba Room.
Issa a bowling party at Winchester Bowl.
LOL w/ people you know at Midtown Crossing Grill.
Drank and paint at Minglewood Hall.
Witness Kevin McDonald‘s comic genius at Stop 345.
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