Happy Friday! Here are five super fun things to do in Memphis this weekend:
Playhouse on the Square is teaming up with Hattiloo Theatre to produce Memphis native Katori Hall's critically acclaimed reimagining of the last night of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last night. The show, which runs through Feb. 10, is definitely not appropriate for younger viewers.
I'm all about any band that bills itself as "Memphis' great psychedelic country band featuring all of our favorite weirdos". Those beloved weirdos – aka, the Flamin' A's" will take the non-existent stage at the Lamplighter tonight with Ann Schorr and the Significant Others. It's free, but bring some cash for donations and the bar (the Lamplighter doesn't take cards).
Bring your ideas and art skills to the Midsouth Makers' crash course in Artist Trading Cards. They'll provide the papers, some brushes and plenty of decorative paper, pencils, fabric, paints and more, but if you've got a favorite medium, you may want to bring your own.
On Sunday, four teams of Memphis' best bartenders will compete in a cocktail making competition with ingredients that they'll find out about when they get there. Of the five secret ingredients, each team's cocktail must use at least three. Judges will decide the ultimate winner, but a $30 ticket gets you eight cocktails (two from each team) and a vote in the People's Choice judging.
The St. Louis Cardinals are making their annual visit to Memphis on Sunday night. This year's attendees include former Redbirds Matt Adams, Tony Cruz, Sam Freeman, and Brad Thompson. The players will do a Q&A, then sign autographs for kids under 15.
If none of these events butter your biscuit, there are plenty more on the blog's calendar. Have a great weekend, and I'll see you back here on Monday.