10 things to do in Memphis this weekend: Sept. 12 – 15

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am is an artful and intimate meditation on legendary storyteller Toni Morrison. It examines her life, her works and the powerful themes she has confronted throughout her literary career.

WHEN: Thursday, September 12 at 7:30 PM
WHERE: Crosstown Arts

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Gladys Knight & Jeffrey Osborne

The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last 50 years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed No. 1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary and has triumphed in film, television and live performance.

WHEN: Thursday, September 12 at 8:00 PM
WHERE: The Orpheum

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Kevin Gates

Hip-Hop artist Kevin Gates is hitting FedExForum Friday night, and you know he’s going to have two phones with him.

WHEN: Friday, September 13 at 8:00 PM
WHERE: FedExForum

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3 Course Comedy

Three delicious comedy shows in one!  This show includes stand-up comedy by first runner-up “Funniest Person in Memphis” and two-time Best of Memphis nominee Benny “Elbows” Frederick, followed by some great improv from the Bluff City Liars.

WHEN: Friday, September 13 at 10:00 PM
WHERE: Midtown Crossing

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Cooper-Young Festival 2019

Enjoy an appealing mix of art, music and crafts presented by over 435 artisans from around the country. Don’t forget the food and beer vendors as well!

WHEN: Saturday, September 14
WHERE: Cooper Young District

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All Day Summer Bash

Celebrate the end of summer with the BIGGEST WATERSLIDE you can find, plus deals on food, drinks and more!

WHEN: Saturday, September 14 at 1:00 PM
WHERE: Loflin Yard

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BoomBox w/ DrewBeats

A little house, a little blues, a little funk, a little rock and a whole lot of soul blast through BoomBox.

WHEN: Saturday, September 14 at 8:00 PM
WHERE: 1884 Lounge at Minglewood Hall

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Rec Room Rumble: Round II

MMA fighting but with REAL Swords and REAL Armor. This is NO reenactment or show – it’s fighting wherein all that separates the contestants from CERTAIN DEATH is the armor they’re wearing and the skill they wield!

WHEN: Saturday, September 14 at 9:00 PM
WHERE: Rec Room

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Whiskey in the Wild

There will be two tastings for whiskey lovers and nature buffs to enjoy, while eating BBQ, bidding at the silent auction and soaking up some of the great outdoors.

WHEN: Sunday, September 15 at 5:30 PM & 7:00 PM
WHERE: Lichterman Nature Center

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Kafé Kirk with special guest Bernie Wiliams

Kafé Kirk is back with another performance at Crosstown Arts, and this time, he’s bringing special guest, former Yankees outfielder Bernie Williams.

WHEN: Sunday, September 15 at 6:00 PM
WHERE: Crosstown Arts

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