Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are five great ways to spend the next 72 hours:
Starting today, you can see some of the best professional tennis players – Andy Rodick, John McEnroe, Nadia Petrova and more – in Memphis at the annual Regions Morgan Keegan Tennis Championships. You can buy tickets for individual events or for the whole week.
It's appropriate that the Broadway touring production a musical about one magical night at Sun Studio is making a stop in Memphis this weekend. The show, which is about the only time Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis played together runs through Sunday evening. Read this review, then order a ticket – there's a good chance that they'll sell out.
Come to the Memphis Comedy Festival prepared to laugh – the festival, which is in its first year, lasts all weekend. See the best of local stand-up, roasts, improv and workshops. You can purchase individual event tickets to every event.
On Saturday, wear your blue and gray to the first ever Memphis Roller Derby College Night. The Hustlin' Rollers (all-star team) will play the Oklahoma Victory Dolls at 6 p.m., and there will be an intra-league mash-up game (blue team vs. gray team) after that. Beer, merch, food and plenty of action will be available.
Pick up a bowl and spend Sunday morning sampling soups, breads and desserts from 45 local restaurants and caterers for a cause. Youth Villages' annual fundraiser is in its 23rd year. Tickets for adults are $20 per person, and kids ages 5 – 11 are $10. Kids under 5 are free.
If none of these events are your thing, there are a ton more on the blog's calendar. No matter what you do this weekend, I hope you have a blast.