Courtesy of MIM
All Shook Uo at MIM Triathlon
Edmund Orgill Park, Millington, TN
Fri.-Sun., May 20-22
I certainly hope you are enjoying this nice winter weather in Memphis—in May. Speaking of Memphis in May, you'll be glad for the cooler weather during the MIM triathlon. I don't think it is by chance that this sporting event of Olympians follows the eating event of Olympic proportions, the World Championship Barbecue Contest. Work off some of that pork in Edmund Orgill Park. If for some reason you've hurt your hams, there will be shopping opportunities and lectures at the Sports Expo. Spectators are always welcome in the cheering section. On your mark, get set, go!
Take your own goofy picture at Bullets Over Broadway
The Orpheum, 203 S. Main
Through May 22
You can take your own goofy B.O.B. picture when you go see this goof-ball musical. And you will. Not only was the cast spot on, but the costumes were—dare I say it—killer. The gangster dance number was one of my favorites. Oh, just go see it. You'll be glad you did—or else. And don't take my word for it, read the expert's view here.
Photo by Angie Wallick
Eclectic Garden on Nelson, Cooper Young Garden Walk
Cooper-Young Historic District
Sat., May 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
April showers bring May flowers—and an eclectic Midtown Garden Tour in the Cooper Young neighborhood. Once you've gotten a few ideas, visit Memphis Botanic Garden and the Memphis Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale to spruce things up a bit inside and out.
Foodies wanted for Downtown Food Tours
Downtown starting location revealed to ticket holders only. Purchase ticket here.
Saturdays, 1:30 p.m.
Danish chef René Redzepi said, “People will travel anywhere for good food—it’s crazy.” Well, call me crazy. If you dig food and are crazy adventurous, this weekly Downtown Food Tour is for you. The tour includes five location stops (disclosed upon ticket purchase), Memphis tales and trivia, and behind-the-scenes chef interactions with fellow foodies. Since you’ll be walking, you will have a chance to burn off some of those calories. Get crazy. Go eat.
Photo by Flickr User Gabe McIntyre
Arabic Coffe at Palestine Festival
Sat., May 21, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
You can add to the cultural festivals this year. Recently we celebrated the Republic of Tanzania by way of Africa in April, Greek style at the Greek Festival, and mucho Latino at the Latino Festival. The Italian Festival is coming up in June. We will all celebrate America in July. August is reserved for Elvis. In September our Southern roots show at the Memphis Music and Heritage Festival. October brings out the Bavarian best in all of us via beer, bratwurst, and lederhosen. Countries beginning with the letter “I” will celebrate in November—Israel and India. You could probably list a dozen more. I’m stopping. And you should stop by Overton Park this Saturday for the inaugural Palestine Festival. I hear the coffee will hookha you on the Middle Eastern culture.
For a full list of what’s happening this weekend in and around Memphis, check out our calendar of events. Also, be sure to tag your favorite Instagram photos of Memphis while you are out and about with the #memphismagazine hashtag. I hope you have a great weekend.