The weekend is finally here and if you’re like me, you wondering, “What is there to do?” If you want the rundown on this weekend’s nightlife events, visit us here. For activities that aren’t on the beaten path, keep reading!
Friday, February 25, 2011
Spending Friday night with the kiddies? Visit the Children’s Museum of Memphis for their Friday Family Night. For only $5, you and the kids can hang out and have fun with their interactive hands-on exhibits. Currently on display “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Launched to accommodate working parents, the extend hours are from 5pm-7pm
Memories Banquet Hall (6765 Winchester Road) will be hosting Sip n-Shop, a monthly shopping event that includes cocktails, fashion & beauty vendors. Admission is only $3, and it’s held from 7pm-10 pm. Some confirmed vendors included Dean of Fashions, M.A.C. Cosmetics, and Very Prissy. For tickets, contact Laquita Coley-Jones, Urban Chocolate, Chartese Couture, or Lacarrious Thomas via Facebook.
The Brew Krewe along with the Center for Southern Folklore hosts the second installment of the Hip Hop Happy Hour. Created to bring together Memphis’ Hip Hop Community, this event includes a mixer, panel discussion, and artist showcase. Great networking event for those interested in working in the industry. Doors open at 7pm, no cover.
If you’re part of the local punk/garage-rock scene here in Memphis, at some point you’ve seen Richard James & the Special Riders perform (back in November I saw them perform at Earnestine & Hazel’s, and not to sound clichéd but they totally rocked!). Tonight they’ll be celebrating their new release, The Hi, The Lo, The Night Life (recorded locally at Hi/Lo Recordings) at Murphy’s (1589 Madison). Cover is $5, show starts at 10pm.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Keep it on the hush, but The Inn at Hunt Phelan (533 Beale Street) will be hosting this edition of Urban Hang Suite, a fun, social event for young professionals. Admission is $10 before 11pm; addition VIP packages available (email [email protected] for more info). Athletic attire is not allowed; there will be ticket giveaways to see Gerald Albright, and Marsha Ambrosius w/Melanie Fiona in concert.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
It’s that time again! FedEx Forum hosts Soup Sunday, the annual all-you-can-eat fundraiser for Youth Villages. With over 40 vendors including Folk’s Folly, Sole, and Sweet Grass, you’re guaranteed to enjoy this experience (hmmm, I wonder will Wendy Eats, our resident foodie for Good Eats, be there?). Soups on from 11am-2pm. Tickets are $10-$20. Visit www.youthvillages.org for more information. It’s been a few years since I’ve been to Soup Sunday but I still remember all the savory soup that we sampled. Yum!
Up and coming artist Chris “Preauxx” Dansby will be celebrating the release of his new mixtape, Love Jones, at the Hi-Tone Café’. If you’ve been following the hip-hop scene that’s been growing in Memphis, you know that he’s one to watch (check out his profile in this week’s Memphis Flyer). A combination of dope lyrics, tight production, and charismatic stage presence, Preauxx is preparing himself for stardom. Admission is $5 (includes a physical copy of Love Jones) Doors open at 9pm.
Busy weekend ahead with tons to do. You’re now NDLOOP!