What are your plans this weekend, Memphis? We've got craft fairs and craft beers, art walks and nature walks, bingo at night, and soccer in the morning. Not to mention a plaza party at Crosstown, Japan Festival at the Botanic Gardens, a puppet show at the Orpheum Theatre, and the last full moon kayak night of the year at Mud Island! There's no excuse to sit at home with so much going on!
1. Fall Crafts Fair at Bartlett United Methodist Church
Friday, November 5th & Saturday, November 6th @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Fall Crafts fair is back with over 75 crafters! There is no fee to shop, and while you are there, you can also pick up some delicious baked goods and have lunch from the concessions stand.
2. Cerrito Bingo Night in Overton Square
Friday, November 5th @ 7:30 pm
Play free bingo outside in Overton Square every other Friday from October 22-November 19! Grab a to-go order from your favorite restaurant, then meet in Chimes Square with a chair for the best bingo in town. It's free to play, and there will be prizes every round. Visit cerritobingo.com for more information.
3. English Premier League Soccer at Celtic Crossing
Saturday, November 6th and Sunday, November 7th
The pub is the place to be for ALL soccer fans to catch a match! Here is the weekend's schedule of games.
7:30 am Manchester United vs Manchester City
10:00 am Chelsea vs Burnley
10:30 am West Ham United vs Liverpool
4. Saturday Morning Nature Talk & Walk at the Lichterman Nature Center
Saturday, November 6th @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Weekly talk and walk events will focus on a seasonal topic followed by a guided walk exploring the trails of Lichterman Nature Center. The topic for November is "Fall color: Why do leaves change color and what trees produce the most fall color?" Find the answers to these questions and enjoy a hike through the forest during this talk and walk series. Advance registration is required. For more information, call 901-636-2211.
5. Broad Avenue Art Walk
Saturday, November 6th @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Broad Avenue Arts District is hosting another fun-filled and free fall festival! At this year's Broad Avenue Art Walk, there will be more than 35 local artists and makers, serving up all the fall fun you can handle. Fall-inspired food and drinks will include Wiseacre beer, street food, apple cider, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, pastries, cookies, cupcakes, and more! You can find artwork, clothing, and jewelry, as well as giveaways and hands-on demonstrations by some of your favorite Broad Avenue merchants. Throw in a kids' area, live music, and prizes, and you've got yourself a party!
Parking Suggestions from Broad Avenue Arts District:
* Street parking is abundant in the neighborhood, and it's free!
* Broad is pedestrian and bicycle-friendly! We welcome all forms of transportation.
* Lyft and Uber are also options, to avoid parking.
6. Tree Tour of Elmwood
Saturday, November 6th @ 12:00 pm - 1:30
Elmwood is home to almost 1,400 trees, and they have some stories to tell! Learn about the changes the trees of Elmwood have witnessed taking place around them for the past 300 years on this tree tour of the cemetery grounds. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Rain will cancel this event. Call 901-774-3212 for rain information.
7. Full Moon Kayak at Mud Island Park Boat Ramp
Saturday, November 6th @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
See Memphis from the water at the last Full Moon Kayak event of the year, in conjunction with the Fieldaze Weekend. Kayak rentals are free on a first come first served basis. You'll be provided with everything you need, including a lifejacket and light for your boat. There will be be a DJ on the Harbor!
Arrive by foot or bike across the Mud Island Skybridge (access at 125 N. Front St.) OR paid parking is available on the island (follow your GPS to 101 N. Island Drive). Feeling competitive? See all the details for this and other Fieldaze events on their website.
8. That Golden Girls Show: A Puppet Parody
On Stage at the Halloran Centre, Orpheum Theatre Memphis
Friday, November 5th @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 6th @ 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 7th @ 2:30 pm
That Golden Girls Show! is a brand-new show that parodies classic Golden Girls moments with puppets, and it's sure to be good for lots of laughs! For all the information, see the Orpheum Theatre's official website. Here's what they have to say about the show.
Get set for an evening of cheesecake, laughter, jazzercise, shoulder pads, sex, and the elegant art of the quick-witted put-down. From Sophia's get-rich-quick schemes, to Rose's tales from St Olaf, Blanche's insatiable hunt for men and the Fountain of Youth, to Dorothy's daily struggle make sense of her life, keeping her roommates in check – while fending off a certain, pesky ex-husband, once and for all. Devoted fans will fondly remember our four girls from Miami, and for the first-timers, this will be a joyful introduction to the brilliance of that television series. ~Orpheum Theatre website
9. Party On the Plaza at Crosstown Concourse
Saturday, November 6th @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
General admission: $150
Wine Pull: $100 - $1,000
Join the Party on the Plaza at Crosstown Concourse this Saturday night. You’re invited to a night of entertainment, food, a wine pull, and music provided by “Big Ass Truck”. Food selections are presented by the Taste of Crosstown, which features fare from 30 Memphis restaurants, from local ethnic hot spots to the city's top destinations.
General admission tickets are $150 per person. This entitles guests to complimentary beverages, the Taste of Crosstown, and live music all night long! Wine pull tickets are sold separately. Check out the event details here and buy your tickets before they sell out!
10. Memphis Japan Festival at the Botanic Garden
Sunday, November 7th @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Celebrate the history, culture, and people of Japan at the Memphis Botanic Garden. A family-friendly, interactive and hands-on experience of Japanese culture featuring food, entertainment, games, crafts and more. Free with Garden admission. For more information, visit memphisjapanfestival.org