B/C it’s the weekend! Events in Memphis May 30 – June 2

Memphis Italian Festival

The 30th annual Memphis Italian Festival will feature Italian food, live music and a variety of games.

Friday and Saturday night, festival attendees can dine at Luigi’s Café, with meals provided by Venice Kitchen on Friday night and Pete & Sam’s Saturday night. Service begins at 6 p.m. Additional food will be available at the Piazza di Pasta food court, and Luigi’s Market by Lucchesi’s will sell Italian meats, pasta, cheese and bread.

Musical entertainment includes Ghost Town Blues Band Thursday night, Hope Clayburn & Soul Scrimmage Friday night and Ingram Hill as the headliner Saturday night, taking the stage at 9:30 p.m. The full listing of performances is available at www.memphisitalianfestival.com.

The festival also includes cooking demonstrations, volleyball and cornhole tournaments, grape stomping contests and bocce ball. A craft fair will feature more than 40 vendors. Kids’ activities will take place in Luigi Land and include carnival games and rides, face painting, character appearances, bounce houses and evening movies.

WHEN: Thursday, May 30 at 4:00 PM – Saturday, June 1
WHERE:  Marquette Park

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Memphis Redbirds Home Games

The Redbirds are home through the weekend with four games against the Oklahoma City Dodgers. Click the link to see what promotions are going on this weekend!

Thursday, May 30 at 7:05 PM
Friday, May 31 at 7:05 PM
Saturday, June 1 at 6:35 PM
Sunday, June 2 at 2:05 PM

WHERE: AutoZone Park

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World Sea Lion Day

It’s the day to celebrate this remarkable species. Learn more about our sea lions in Northwest Passage.
There is a show at 11:00 AM, followed by a training at 1:30 PM, and another show at 3:00 PM.

Click here to get a preview of what the sea lions at the Memphis Zoo  can do!

WHEN: Thursday, May 30 at 9:00 AM
WHERE:  Memphis Zoo

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Memphis Zombie Walk 2019!

Once agained the dead will come together to eat brains but also to gather canned food and donations for the Mid-South Food Bank! Meet at Handy Park on Beale starting at 3 and by 7 the Dead will walk to G.E. Paterson Park and back to Beale St. This is a free event, so bring donations of non-perishable foods or cash donations for the food bank. There we will also be makeup artists readily available for all your zombie needs that will be taking donations as well!

WHEN: Thursday, May 30 at 4:00 PM
WHERE:  Handy Park

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Canoes & Cocktails

Experience an unrivaled sunset with a guided evening paddle on Hyde Lake followed by cocktails and tasty treats on the AutoZone Front Porch! BYOBoat or rent one!

WHEN: Thursday, May 30 at 6:00 PM
WHERE:  Shelby Farms Park

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Rooftop Party featuring Drunk Uncle

Memphis’s very own self-proclaimed ‘Most Funnest Band’ – Drunk Uncle will play music from any genre and decade that gets you partying, dancing and having a great time. You may hear Aerosmith and you may hear Michael Jackson, or you may hear Shania Twain, Big & Rich, Van Halen, The Offspring or the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Drunk Uncle dares you not to dance, shout, drink and get down!

WHEN: Thursday, May 30 at 6:00 PM
WHERE:  Peabody Rooftop

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Vibe & Dime: Trolley Night Grand Opening

Join the Greater Memphis Chamber for the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for DittyTV’s Vibe & Dime!

WHEN: Friday, May 31 at 6:00 PM
WHERE: Vibe & Dime

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The Luigi 5K

Run through beautiful East Memphis neighborhoods and end your race at the Memphis Italian Festival with live music, delicious cuisine, & more! Proceeds from the race support the children of Holy Rosary School & Parish.

WHEN: Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 PM
WHERE:  Marquette Park

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Harbortown 3 Mile

The Harbortown 3 Miler has grown to be one of Memphis’s premier running events. The race takes runners through one of the most scenic courses Memphis has to offer, starting with a stroll down the Mississippi River and winding its way through the beautiful Harbor Town neighborhoods.  Cap the night off with an eventful block party at Harbor Town Square, packed with free food, drinks, and live music.

WHEN: Friday, May 31 at 7:30 PM
WHERE: Miss Cordelia’s and Cordelia’s Table

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Nick Black

Nick Black is Memphis’ newest Soul artist stepping out onto the music scene, and he’s doing it with a style that will force you to take notice. Take his modern soul voice, fold in horns and string arrangements, add an infusion of hip-hop and old school rhythm & blues, and you’ve got a sound that demands attention.

Check out Nick Black in this Bluff City Vibes performance!

WHEN: Friday, May 31 at 10:00 PM
WHERE: Lafayette’s Musis Room

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38th Outdoors Inc Canoe & Kayak Race

Over 500 recreational to expert level paddlers will gather on the banks of the Mississippi River for this monumental event.

WHEN: Saturday, June 1 at 10:00 AM
WHERE: Mud Island

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Cycle the Greenway

Cycle the Greenway is one of the largest annual fundraising events for the Wolf River Conservancy. Cyclists bike along the Wolf River Greenway and surrounding areas with routes varying between 10 and 52 miles.

WHEN: Saturday, June 1 at 6:30 PM
WHERE: Wolf River Greenway

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Big Gay Dance Party Vol. 7: Summertime Sizzle at Minglewood Hall

You can’t miss the Big Gay Dance party this weekend at Minglewood!

WHEN: Saturday, June 1 at 8:00 PM
WHERE: Minglewood Hall

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The Hodgetwins Live!

These comedians go by “Conservative Twins” on YouTube, and their political comedy will have your sides splitting.

WHEN: Saturday, June 1 at 8:00 PM
WHERE: Halloran Centre

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Art Fix

Are you ready to shop and support pets at the same time?  Then get ready for Art Fix, a new event featuring local artists and organizations in an open-air marketplace at Spay Memphis! This free event will be a vibrant celebration of local art, pets and community. Shop 15 + local artists, meet with pet-centric organizations/businesses including adoptable pets, tour the Spay Memphis clinic, and more!

WHEN: Saturday, June 1 at 11:00 AM
WHERE: Spay Memphis

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Garten of Dreams: Cirque-Style Brunch

Come spend your Sunday in the Garten of Dreams! QCG Productions will have performers swinging from the rafters entertaining guests!  Music a plenty and drinks flowing – make sure you don’t miss this experience! It’s free-to-enter, so come on out and have a rockin’ Sunday!

WHEN: Sunday, June 2 at 12:00 PM
WHERE: Railgarten

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Barkers Brunch Artist Market

The Barkers Brunch Artist Market is a highly curated artist market showcasing the best of Memphis creative businesses.
This years event is held at Wiseacre Brewery & Taproom and is benefiting Streetdog Foundation, a nonprofit rescuing and fostering endangered dogs from the streets of Memphis. 10% of each artist’s sales go towards Streetdog Foundation, but they will happily accept donations from attendees as well. Streetdog will also have some adoptable pups at this event.

WHEN: Sunday, June 2 at 12:00 PM
WHERE: Wiseacre Brewing Company

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Yappy Hour at Ecco

Join Ecco for an afternoon of drinks, food, silent auction and live music! All proceeds will benefit the pets of the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County.

WHEN: Sunday, June 2 at 2:00 PM
WHERE: Ecco on Overton Park

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Kafé Kirk at Crosstown Theater

Join Grammy-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum for Kafé Kirk, a monthly jazz series in Crosstown Theater featuring musical and spiritual collaborations with special guest artists. This month’s guests: Kortland and Kameron Whalum.

WHEN: Sunday, June 2 at 6:00 PM
WHERE: Crosstown Arts

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