Photo courtesy of Elmwood Cemetery
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window makes an appearance in Elmwood Cemetery.
Elmwood Cemetery, 824 S. Dudley
Fri., Oct. 14, 7 p.m.
Back in the 70s, my bestie’s father was a member of the Jaycees. The Jaycees were a leadership organization and worked in the community hosting such things like Safety Town, should you be old enough to remember. Safety Town was a little town built in various communities of plywood and paint to teach us young hooligans how to cross the street safely, obey officers of the law, and ride our bicycles safely, among other behaviors of a good citizen. To date, I look both ways and back again to cross the street. Thank you Jaycees. But the one thing many of my friends and family looked forward to every year was the Jaycee's haunted house. Well, times have changed. Haunted houses have stepped it up a notch much to the delight of adults. I’m not sure all the haunted houses are appropriate for children these days. And there are many more events like Cemetery Cinema to revel in the season. And what better place than a cemetery? On Sunday, try the BYOB at Elmwood. It starts at 2 p.m. And I recommend you bring your bike and not a bottle for this BYOB—unless it’s a water bottle. For other seasonal events, check out this link.
Wolfchase Galleria hosts Cirque Italia
Hold your breath for amazing feats at this traveling water show featuring fun for the whole family.
Wolfchase Galleria, 2760 N. Germantown Parkway
Thur.-Sun., Oct. 13-16, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Several shows featuring contortionists, aerialists, and acrobats are offered this weekend. The Italian circus at Wolfchase will feature a water theme with a 35 foot dynamic lid. I’m not quite sure what that is, but it sounds dynamic. And the show features a real live mermaid. You can even take your picture with her. This will be fun for any age. Another show, The Woodland Witch performed by local troupe Nava Sanctum, features an all female cast in an original story about about fate, witchcraft, and sorcery. Tis the season, why not imbibe?
Photo courtesy of Agricenter
Agricenter Harvest Festival
Harvest a great time at a family festival celebrating the the fall season.
Agricenter International, Farmer's Market, 7777 Walnut Grove
Sat., Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Halloween season doesn't have to be scary. Try your hand at pumpkin-painting, kid's activities, and arts and crafts. Enjoy hayrides, food, and local entertainment. Big fun for little ones and the whole family. For more seasonal fun with the kids, click here. For more festivals to entertain those of any age, click here.
Photo by Flickr user Chun Kit To
Southland Park's Mid-South's Great Steak Cook-Off
A steak on the grill, along with live musical entertainment, will get you all fired up.
Southland Park, 1550 N. Ingram, West Memphis, AR
Sat., Oct. 15-!6
Enjoy some of the greatest steaks in the Mid-South and stake your claim to some great entertainment featuring RATT, Great White, Thompson Square, Barrett Baber, and Meghan Linsey and Sarah Potenza from The Voice. For more foodie events, click here.
Photo courtesy of Bass Pro
Bass Pro Pyramid's Flocktoberfest
Flock to the Duck Dash and other family-friendly programs hosted by Bass Pro.
Bass Pro Pyramid, 1 Bass Pro
Through Oct. 16
The last thing I hunted and fished for was a lost sock. But we have lots and lots of folks who consider October the season for hunting and fishing of a different sort. Take advantage of Bass Pro's festival celebrating the sport. The 5K Duck Dash is just one fun event during Flocktoberfest. For other fun runs including The Fast & The Furriest and Greenline Half Marathon, click here.
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.