What to do during this beautiful weekend in Memphis - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

What to do during this beautiful weekend in Memphis

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It's going to be a beautiful weekend in Memphis! Why not enjoy some of the best our awesome city has to offer?


Redbirds Opening Weekend

There's probably a good reason I've been craving peanuts and crackerjacks this week. The Memphis Redbirds will play their first game of the season against Colorado Springs on Thursday evening at 7:05 p.m. According to the WMC Action News 5 meteorologists, the weather is going to be great for a night of baseball, if not a little chilly. Bring a jacket if you plan to watch the game from AutoZone Park!

If you can't make it to opening day, don't worry! The Redbirds will take on Colorado three more times--Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon.

Hollywood Feed Overton Bark Adoption Tour

PUPPIES?! I'm there. Hollywood Feed and North Shore Animal League are hosting the Overton Bark Adoption Tour on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. Representatives from The Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County, Memphis Pets Alive!, and Memphis Animal Services will all be at Overton Bark Dog Park in Overton Park. Pets will be on site and ready for adoption!

Attendees can preview the treats that will be available for purchase at Hollywood Feed's anticipated Midtown bakery. Visitors can also order a dog tag with a donation to the Overton Park Conservancy. The tag will be engraved and hung on the Overton Bark Dog Park fence, and all donations will benefit the park's maintenance fund.

Food trucks will be on hand for human attendees.

Inaugural Grizz 5k

Grit and grind on the streets of Memphis for the first ever Grizz 5k! This Saturday at 9 a.m., participants will take off from FedExForm in a race to benefit Memphis Grizzlies Foundation.

The $45 entrance fee includes entrance to the race, a Terrace-level ticket to the Grizzlies first home game of the 2016 playoffs, and a Grizzlies 5k t-shirt. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Walkers are welcome, and special pricing is available to MVP season ticket holders.

Grizzlies vs. Warriors

And speaking of the Grizz, the time has come once again to show the Warriors that Memphis is #AllHeart. Tipoff is Saturday at 7 p.m. for the game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors are currently ranked #1 in the Western conference, so the Grizzlies will have to grind hard for a win. Go Grizz!

Multicultural Career Expo

Looking for a new job, or just looking to network? Look no further! The Multicultural Career Expo is returning to Memphis Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hilton Memphis. The free event connects top employers with skilled professionals who can guide the company--and Memphis as a whole--to a brighter future.

The Expo will offer meetings with potential employers, coaching workshops, and online tips.

Dress professionally and bring copies of your resume.

Living the Dream Teen Empowerment Summit

In honor of the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, Heal the Hood Foundation of Memphis is helping local teens "live the dream." Saturday and Sunday, teens can participate in the Living the Dream Community Empowerment Summit. The event will encourage social media responsibility by partnering with local media outlets, celebrities, school systems, churches, businesses, and community organizations.

The goal is to change the way teens look at social media--replacing negative images with positive ones. In bringing together these professionals, leaders, and teens, the group hopes to host a platform attended by more than 1,000 people and promoted across social media platforms.

Registration is $25. The event starts at 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Hamilton Middle School.


Loflin Yard

Loflin Yard opens for dinner Thursday night! The new restaurant, housed in an old safe and lock company, will take the idea of the "outdoor cookout" to the next level. The open air space will feature barrel-aged cocktails, a cascading waterfall and lawn games. Diners can partake in family-style meals with smoked meats, artisan cheeses and grilled salads.


Now THAT'S a kind of mania I can get behind! Every Saturday, Bedrock Eats and Sweets debuts a new combination of waffles and toppings between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. The best part? These are (semi) healthy waffles!

Bedrock Eats is a paleo-only market and cafe. That means all of their food is free of processed, refined, or modified ingredients.

Overton Square Crawfish Festival

Good eats and awesome arts and crafts. That's what you'll find at the 21st Annual Overton Square Crawfish Festival.

The festival starts at noon and runs until 6 p.m. It's free to anyone, but you cannot bring your pets or coolers. 


Southern Junkers Vintage Market

Ready to get pumped up on some stuff from the Thrift Shop? Check out Southern Junkers Vintage Market at the Agricenter International Expo Center. Vendors will be selling vintage clothing, antiques, collectible, handmade items, upcycled items, music, cool junk, and more! The market runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Shoppers can also enjoy a vintage photo booth and yummy food from local vendors. Saturday, shoppers can also check out a fashion show from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Admission is $7 at the door, but children 13 and under get in free. Free parking will be available on site.

Curb Market

Between getting to work at 4 a.m. and rushing home to walk my dog in the afternoon, I rarely have time to go grocery shopping during the week. Saturday's always my day, and I'm looking forward to trying a change of pace this weekend. Curb Market recently opened on Cooper Street in Cooper Young in the old Easy Way building. What makes Curb so special? All local products! Who doesn't love supporting local businesses? Check them out for a unique shopping experience that will make you feel great about your purchases.

Memphis Farmers Market

Did you make it to the first day of the downtown Memphis Farmers Market last weekend? If not, don't worry. You've got another chance this weekend to indulge in some local produce, meats, cheeses, and baked goods as you wake up Saturday morning.

If you've never been to the Farmers Market, I highly recommend it! It's a great place to people-watch, listen to local musicians, and bask in a beautiful weekend morning! Pro tip: the Boys and Girls Club makes the best pico de gallo, and I'm from California, so I have standards. Plus, buying from them supports a great cause!

Know of more events happening this weekend? Send an email to web@wmctv.com and we'll add it to our list. Did you snap a picture at one of these events? Email it to my5@wmctv.com or tag #wmc5 on Twitter or Instagram!

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