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, June 28
Make your rounds on South Main during June Trolley Night: Withers Collection at Leadership Memphis, Paper&Clay and Question the Answer Pop-Up at Jack Robinson Gallery, Memphis Film Prize ’19 Top 10 Announcement at Puck Food Hall, Opening Reception: Meg Armstrong + Averell Mondie.
Flor de Toloache, the all-female mariachi sensation, is coming to the Levitt Shell.
Delight in the music of Lee Morgan at Crosstown Arts.
Sipping cocktails will actually make a difference at Cocktails for a Cause for Moms Demand Action.
Take a short road trip for North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic
You might experience fashion fomo during the MMFW: The Designer’s Runway Show
There’s no telling who’ll be joining Yo Gotti on stage during his Birthday Bash with Special Guests.
The Soul Kitchen is bringing Leela James and Black Cream to Minglewood Hall
Show your support for St. Jude Children’s Hospital during the 6th Annual Sickle Cell Awareness Benefit Concert at the CMPLX.
PANTS Tour continues with Schaefer Llana, Shamefinger, Ben Abney & more at Growlers.
Local and national talent are excited to keep you entertained during Memphis Queer Fest 2, Day 2
Leslie Odom Jr. is performing alongside the Memphis Symphony Orchestra at The Orpheum Gala.
It’s going to be an evening of unforgettable, musical storytelling at Folk All Y’all: An Evening with John Fullbright.
The Memphis Concrète Festival kicks off with Ineffable Cohesion at Lamplighter Lounge.
Make it a movie night at Cemetery Cinema: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.
Channel your inner artiste during Paint & Get Lit @ Atomic Tiki with David Yancy III.
The Obruni Dance Band with Hope Clayburn will have errbody getting down at Wiseacre.
Hear the powerful sounds of the Lucky 7 Brass Band at Railgarten.
No muggles allowed at Wizards and Wands Night with the Redbirds.
Dirty Streets are back in town w/ Michael Jasud at B-SIDE.
Memphis Film Prize will release the names of their Top Ten at Puck Food Hall.
Watch the soccer ladies of USA take on the ladies of France at Brass Door.
Bring your island vibes to Karaoke on the Beach at Lamplighter.
Dinosaurs are taking over the Agricenter during Jurassic Quest.
Pants tells the story of historic lady badasses at TheatreWorks.
The WKND Hang Suite is throwing a Post-Gotti-Party.
Saturday, June 29
Financial Planning for Couples might alleviate some of that tension towards having conversations about coins.
Celebrate the newest Brooks Museum exhibit during Community Day: Bouguereau & America.
Get cultured during the Mid-South International Festival at Railgarten.
Take a short road trip for North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic.
Your youngster might pick up a new skill at the Free Youth Filmmaking Workshop: Animation.
Make it a Wet Hot American Summer with the talented queens at Drag Brunch at The Second Line.
Memphis Concrète 2019 is bringing the electronic tunes to Crosstown Arts.
Memphis Queer Fest 2 is bringing the punk rock tunes to Midtown Crossing Grill.
Sip and Sway Safari at the Zoo might just have you sipping and swaying.
Smith7 PANTS Tour is closing things out with a show benefiting OUTMemphis at Rec Room.
It’s the Stax Music Academy‘s turn to take the stage at the Levitt Shell.
The Memphis Concrète Festival is coming to an end with an after party featuring Container, Medic, Ross al Ghul.
ECLECTIC: An Evening of Artistic Fusion will blend the art of storytelling, the purity of poetry, and the magic of music.
Daphnique Spring and Reedo Brown are making people chuckle at Chuckles.
Admire the human form during the Uncensored Sip-N-Paint.
Get Drunk & Sing Karaoke at Lucchesi’s Beer Garden.
Toy Trucks/Switchblade Kid are doing their thing at B-SIDE for the first time.
You might find something that strikes your fancy at the Beale Street Art Crawl.
Join mind/body HAUS at Saddle Creek for Move with Pride & Athleta.
Celebrate the 6th Anniversary of Prohibition Lounge.
Close out PRIDE Month with a band during A Night w/ Legends: End of Pride Month Extravaganza.
Fill your cups for the pups at Brews & Rescues w/ Streetdog Foundation.\
Sunday, June 30
It’s the last day of the Mid-South International Festival at Railgarten.
Get in on some family fun at the Cirque Familial fundraiser benefiting Lucy J’s Bakery at Crosstown Brewing Company.
Explore the trails, triumphs, and experiences of the black female narrative with Fiber: An Exploration of Freedom.
Donna the Buffalo is making a pit stop at Levitt Shell.
Discuss pivotal scenes of the series that’s taken the world by storms during the When They See Us Brunchat The Haven.
Independence Celebration in Chimes Square proves that it’s never too early to celebrate America’s birthday.
Comeback Coffee is releasing their first coffee collab.
The Everyday Woman is being celebrated during The Inside Scoop Ice Cream Social.
Find your balance w/ SUP Yoga downtown.
The 3rd Annual Sister Soul Sunday is all about female entrepreneurship and empowerment.
Get your intro into Stand Up Paddle Boarding.
The Pumping Station is closing out Pride Month with a Pride at the Pump Party.