10 things to do in Memphis this weekend: August 8 – 11

If you’re looking for more to do around Memphis this weekend, check out these ideas that won’t break the bank!

If you're looking for things to do in Memphis this weekend, we've got you covered! Here are 10 events that you can check out this weekend. Get out and explore the Bluff City with your family one last weekend before school starts!

Adult Cake Decorating Class

This event will teach you how to bake and decorate a cake from start to finish!  You’ll learn everything from how to prepare to decorating tips.  Be sure to register by calling 901-682-4545, because spots are going fast. All students must be at least 15 years old!

WHEN: Thursday, August 8 at 6:00 PM
WHERE: All American Sweets – Bartlett

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Summer Blooms & Brews

Spend an evening learning how to make a beautiful flower arrangement, and also enjoying a few cold beers!  If you don’t have any experience in flower arranging, don’t worry, because this event is all about fun and making friends!

WHEN: Thursday, August 8 at 6:30 PM
WHERE: Wiseacre Brewing Company

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Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinal Round

Because it’s Elvis Week, it’s time to celebrate the King!  20 of the best Elvis tribute artists from around the world have gathered, so that one can be called the King of impersonating the King.

WHEN: Friday, August 9 at 7:00 PM
WHERE: Elvis Presley’s Graceland

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Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back

Don’t miss the digitally restored version of The Empire Strikes Back on the big screen!  Because the Pink Palace has been screening the original Star Wars Trilogy, this week, you can take a trip to the icy planet of Hoth, and maybe even finally find out who Luke’s father is.

WHEN: Friday, August 9 at 7:00 PM
WHERE: Pink Palace Family of Museums

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Judah & the Lion

Judah & the Lion are making a stop in Memphis to play at the Live Garden, so bring your blankets and coolers, and get ready to rock!  They’ll be playing some of their biggest hits, and also music from their latest album Pep Talks.

WHEN: Friday, August 9 at 8:00 PM
WHERE: Memphis Botanic Garden

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Peace, Love & Streetdog 10th Anniversary Celebration

It’s been 10 years of saving deserving dogs from the streets, so it’s time to celebrate!  The Streetdog Foundation and Loflin Yard are teaming up for this celebration, so be sure to come join in on the fun!

WHEN: Saturday, August 10 at 2:00 PM
WHERE: Loflin Yard

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Memphis 901 FC vs. North Carolina FC

Join the Bluff City Mafia to defend Memphis, because North Carolina FC is coming to town!   This soccer match will go down at 7:30, so be there, or be square!

WHEN: Saturday, August 10 at 7:30 PM
WHERE: AutoZone Park

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Memphis Armored Fight Club at Hi Tone

It’s time to get medieval, because the Memphis Armored Fight Club is suiting up for a night at the round table. Only instead of a round table, it’s a battle arena.  Come watch as these gladiators duel for glory and bragging rights.

WHEN: Saturday, August 10 at 8:00 PM
WHERE: Hi Tone

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Learn To Ride

If you don’t know how to ride a bike, or maybe you know someone else who doesn’t, this is the perfect event!  This event will teach students how to ride like the wind.  Be sure to register online so that they have a bike ready for you!

WHEN: Sunday, August 11 at 2:00 PM
WHERE: Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club

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Skillet & Sevendust: Victorious War Tour

Skillet and Sevendust are coming to down to rock out at Minglewood Hall.  They’re bringing Pop Evil and Devour the Day along with them to open, so be ready to rock!

WHEN: Sunday, August 11 at 6:00 PM
WHERE: Minglewood Hall

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