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.
Boise, Idaho, rockers Built to Spill released their fan-favorite album Keep It Like a Secretsome 20 years ago, in 1999, which is why Doug Martsch, the maestro behind the band, is currently touring the album in celebration of the landmark anniversary. Hey, 20 years is a long time for a rock band. Built To Spill made a stop in Memphis at Overton Square’s Lafayette’s Music Room on Tuesday, July 9th, and Martsch proved that his riffs and all-along-the-neck runs are as crisp and fresh today as they were 20 years ago. One thing, however, was notably different. Martsch was supported, not by the usual cast of bearded and Fender-wielding Idahoans, but by rock trio ORUÃ, hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who pulled double duty as both members of Built to Spill and the opening band. And, to put it simply, they brought the house down.
With the weather warming up, there are plenty of activities to entice you out of winter hibernation and get you out to explore our city. And you don’t have to let your budget stop you, because there are a bevy of fun free things to do in Memphis! Indoor and outdoor activities alike, the options are plentiful. We have compiled a wallet-friendly list of our favorite free things to do in Memphis.
Cast as Memphis childhood sweethearts reunited through a love of Elvis music, Kellie Pickler and Wes Brown finally said "I do" near the end of Saturday night's television premiere of the Hallmark Channel's "Wedding at Graceland," the shotgun-wedding-swift sequel to the hit "Christmas at Graceland," which debuted less than seven months ago.
Mother’s Day 2019 is Sunday, May 12. Here is a list of things to do with mom this weekend, and then a list of places to have brunch. Don’t forget to check out this weekend’s guide, too.
North Mississippi Allstars co-founder Cody Dickinson will appear at Overton Square’s Lafayette’s Music Room on Friday. Leading his Cody Dickinson Project, the Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist will perform a set at 9 p.m. Starting at 6 p.m. that evening singer-songwriter Grace Askew will also play at Lafayette’s. For more information go to lafayettes.com/memphis.
Roughly four miles and 45 years separated rock band KISS’s first appearance in Memphis from its last. In April of 1974, the group – fresh off the release of their self-titled debut – played Lafayette’s Music Room in Overton Square; on Saturday night the group brought its “End of the Road” farewell tour downtown for a stop at the FedExForum.
More than "Aquaman" or "The Last Jedi" or any other special effects adventure or fantasy, "Free Solo" — a harrowing documentary about solo "free climber" Alex Honnold's attempt to scale the sheer 7,500-foot cliff face of the "El Capitan" rock formation in Yosemite National Park — should absolutely dazzle in the IMAX format. (Some of its vertiginous real-life footage is so dizzying it would be hard to watch even on a cellphone.) That's why the movie is returning for one week only to the IMAX auditorium at the Malco Paradiso, to take advantage of the giant-screen, high-definition format.