The Memphis Weekender: May 4-6

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.

Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day in Memphis 2018

Moms are awesome. They’ve been with us since the beginning and are our biggest supporters no matter what. They put in a ton of work to raise and provide for us, so take some time this Mother’s Day to treat the lovely moms in your life!

24 Memphis Events & Happenings: May 2018

24 Memphis Events & Happenings: May 2018

Welcome to May, Memphis! This month is packed with unforgettable local festivals, performances, runs, parties, shopping and so much more. We can’t wait to spend our days basking in the sunshine and celebrating with the whole family. Here are our top picks for events and happenings in Memphis this May!

The Q Standard

The Q Standard

SOMETHING MESSY, NOT TO BE MESSED WITH. In past columns I’ve chastised my fellow boomers who not only wish for times gone by; they live there. Gathered around lunch tables, they complain about things like technology – passing around pictures of their grandkids on smartphones and getting up and down from that table on knees and hips supplied by that technology.

Creating More Than Bike Lanes

Creating More Than Bike Lanes

Carpenter Art Garden Bike Shop brings the residents of Binghampton a biking program that offers more than just two wheels. Founded a little over 2 years ago, The Carpenter Art Garden received a grant from the Plough Foundation to purchase and renovate a Binghampton home. That home is now Carpenter Art Garden Bike Shop. Located at 296 Carpenter Street, Carpenter Art Garden Bike shop is teaming up with Pedaltown Bicycle Company to kick their program into full gear by adopting a bicycle trade-in feature.
 
“It was started because of demand. Following the story of Donte and his new bicycle, which was purchased from selling the Grizz Hearts you see throughout Memphis, we started to get feedback from the neighborhood. Bikes are simple. They are a teaching tool, they are tools that involve learning together, and it’s a tool that once completed can transport you. The bicycle serves as a symbol NOT to get residents out (or ride away) of Binghampton, but a symbol to bring them together and showcase the talent in Binghampton,” explains Clark Butcher, owner of Pedaltown Bicycle Company and board member of Carpenter Art Garden.

Read the full article at Plug 901.

The Week Ahead: April 23-29

The Week Ahead: April 23-29

Good morning, Memphis. There’s no better way to start off your week than hearing the beautiful sounds of a world famous boys’ choir from London inside a historic Memphis church Downtown. And the concert is free!

For those with a sweet tooth, Muddy’s Bake Shop is hosting a tour and tasting at its Broad Avenue baking kitchen, at 2497 Broad Ave., on Friday. The tour – set for 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. – offers a peek behind the curtain at how the sweet treats empire produces its desserts. The tours are open to the public and happen once a month at the Broad Avenue kitchen, giving the public a chance to watch the baking team create cupcakes, pies and more.

Read the full article at Memphis Daily News.

The East Buntyn Art Walk Presents Classic Art Work

The East Buntyn Art Walk Presents Classic Art Work

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - It was a beautiful day Saturday for the East Buntyn Art Walk.

The event hosted 100 artists showing their work of paintings, photography, woodworking, and more.

Hands-on activities were available for kids, and the event included a collage dance collective and an art market on Bingham.

Read the full article and watch the video at Local Memphis News.

Overton Square launches free outdoor movie series

Overton Square launches free outdoor movie series

As part of an effort to attract families and "activate" its courtyard, Overton Square next week will launch a free series of outdoor movies, from vintage black-and-white classics ("Casablanca") to recent rainbow-splashed hits ("Finding Dory").

The movies will be shown on a 16-foot-wide pull-down screen that has been installed inside the stage on the west end of the courtyard behind the main Overton Square complex of connected businesses and restaurants on Madison Avenue. For seating, people are invited to bring chairs and blankets.

Read the full article at The Commercial Appeal.

Like it or not, Memphis liquor stores ramp up for Sunday wine sales

Like it or not, Memphis liquor stores ramp up for Sunday wine sales

Some Memphis-area liquor stores on Friday started scrambling their work schedules after Gov. Bill Haslam signed a law allowing Sunday liquor sales.

Others pressed the pause button.

“We’re making the personal decision to wait until July to open,'' said Britton Long, assistant manager of Buster's Liquors & Wines in East Memphis. The wait allows the store's 43 employees to "psychologically prepare'' for working on Sundays, he said.

Read the full article and watch the video at The Commercial Appeal.

Get Ready For Free Movie Nights at Overton Square

Get Ready For Free Movie Nights at Overton Square

Overton Square has announced a free new Movie Nights series in their courtyard on Thursday evenings featuring their new outdoor screen with state-of-the-art surround sound.

Movie Nights kick off with a special Chimes Square Naming Party & Movie on Thursday, April 26th. They’ll be giving away three sets of handmade wind chimes from Woodstock Chimes and movie tickets from Malco Theatres, Inc. You’ll be able to enter to win a set of Malco tickets and movie-themed Woodstock wind chimes at every Movie Night. You can also order ahead and pick up dinner for your whole group from one of the Overton Square restaurants to eat in the courtyard.

Read the full article at Choose 901.

The Memphis Weekender: April 20 – 22

The Memphis Weekender: April 20 – 22

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. In the case of inclement weather, check with each event’s page for updates.

Read the full article at Choose 901.

Exclusive: Overton Square brands courtyard, launches movie series

Exclusive: Overton Square brands courtyard, launches movie series

New York may have Times Square, but Memphis is getting Chimes Square.

The courtyard at Overton Square's new brand plays off the bustling New York intersection and nods to the courtyard's wind chimes — one of the largest sets in the world.

Read the full article at Biz Journals.

5 Things To Do This Weekend: 4/20 – 4/22

5 Things To Do This Weekend: 4/20 – 4/22

3. East Buntyn Art Walk, Midland Avenue, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., free, all ages
Head to Midland Ave between Prescott Street and Reese Street for the 8th annual East Buntyn Art Walk, where residents will turn their front yards into galleries for local and regional artists. Mingle with the neighbors at this kid, people, and pet-friendly event.

Read the full article at I Love Memphis Blog.

The 9:01: Welcoming hot chicken to Memphis and more food talk

The 9:01: Welcoming hot chicken to Memphis and more food talk

Good morning in Memphis, where it's hard out here for cities, but first …

I drove by the new Hattie B’s Hot Chicken on Cooper three times yesterday. At 11:30, early in the lunch hour, and at 1:30, late in the lunch hour, and even at 3:30, a culinary no-man’s land: The line spilled out the door and down to the street. Two hours later, early dinner time, my wife saw the same on her way home from work.

Read the full article at The Commercial Appeal.

SB Weekend Memphis

SB Weekend Memphis

Join the Memphis Zoo for Roar and Pour, a delicious culinary and cocktail experience you do not want to miss. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., taste the delights of Alchemy Memphis, Belly Acres, Tennessee Taco Company, CHAR, Erling Jensen and many more local favorites. Get ready to snack and sip to your heart's content!

Read the full article at SB Weekend Memphis.