10 things to do in Memphis this weekend: August 15 – 18

Memphis Redbirds vs Iowa Cubs

The Redbirds are at home for a little over a week, and they’re kicking off this long home-stand against the Iowa Cubs, with some cool promotions!

Thursday, August 15 at 7:05 p.m. vs Iowa Cubs
Friday, August 16 at 7:05 p.m. vs Iowa Cubs
Saturday, August 17 at 6:35 p.m. vs Iowa Cubs
Sunday, August 18 at 2:05 p.m. vs Iowa Cubs

: AutoZone Park

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Full Moon Kayaking

Celebrate a full moon while kayaking on the Wolf River, with tunes provided by DJ Ben Murray. Free kayaks are available at a first-come, first-serve basis and include a PDF life vest, paddle, and lighting. You can also BYOB – bring your own boat!

WHEN: Thursday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: River Garden at Mississippi River Park

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Candlelight Vigil at Graceland Mansion

Spend an evening at Elvis Presley’s Graceland at a candlelight vigil for the King.  This event is free and open to the public.

After an opening ceremony at the Gates of Graceland, fans are invited to walk up the driveway to Elvis’ grave site and back down carrying a candle in quiet remembrance.

WHEN: Thursday, August 15 at 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Elvis Presley’s Graceland

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Thomas Rhett: Very Hot Summer Tour 2019

Country star Thomas Rhett is bringing his tour to Southaven, and he’s bringing musical acts from Dustin Lynch, Russell Dickerson, and Rhett Akins along with him to get the party started.

WHEN: Friday, August 16 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: BankPlus Amphitheater

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Isaac Hayes Music Festival

This is a chance to celebrate the life and music of Isaac Hayes, with performances by Tonya Renee Dyson.

WHEN: Friday, August 16 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Covington Civic Center

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Global Café's One Year Anniversary

Send your tastes buds around the world, as Global Café is celebrating their one year anniversary with some new dishes from other cultures.   Specifically, they will unveil 2 new dishes inspired by Syrian and Sudanese cuisine, as well as a new Venezuelan drink.

WHEN: Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18 at 11:00 a.m.
WHERE: Global Café

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2019 Margarita Bar Crawl

This bar cawl kicks off at Blind Bear, and will span across a minimum of 5 locations.  This is going to be one massive party downtown, so make sure you register before the event is sold out!

WHEN: Saturday, August 17 at 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown Memphis

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Jim Gaffigan: Secrets and Pies Tour

Funny man Jim Gaffigan is bringing his comedy tour to Memphis, and tickets are still available!

WHEN: Saturday, August 17 at 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: FedEx Forum

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Breakaway Bardog 5K & Monroe Ave Festival 2019

This race benefits St. Jude Children’s Hospital, and there will also be one amazing after-party, so make sure you stick around.

WHEN: Sunday, August 18 at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Bardog Tavern

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Beach Within Reach Party!

Wiseacre Brewing Co. and Tattersall have come together to host one beachin’ Sunday afternoon. Blended pairings, watermelon eating contest, slip n slide, and a DAD BOD CONTEST? Swim/beachwear encouraged, free of judgement.

WHEN: Sunday, August 18 at 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Carolina Watershed

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