Whether you’re staying this weekend or attending one of these rose-worthy events, we hope you find strength in the community and can find time to rest. Whether you need to kiss a goat, smell the fresh pages of a newly printed book, or drink some wine this weekend, these community spaces and the people in them, from MoSH to Central Gardens, are always there for you. ♥️
Museum of Science and History, 3050 Central Avenue
Friday, September 9, 6-9 p.m.
Are you looking for the ideal suitor to complete your weekend? Someone who will connect you to your community, make you feel safe, someone who deserves your rose, Bachelor-style? Well, we have a list of eligible singles just waiting to impress.
First, MoSH is looking for someone for dinner and dinner. If you have questions about wine, MoSH is your guy – acidity, fermentation, yeast, carbon dioxide, alcohol, sugar and tannins – he knows it all. Is he a know-it-all? Maybe. But does he know which foods from local restaurants go best with certain foods? Sure, and he’ll tell you why in a series of talks and other fun wine-related activities this weekend. And if you donate a rose to MoSH, you will receive a commemorative glass of wine in return.
Fun fact: Proceeds from MoSH’s Science of Wine event will be used to support programs and activities for area students. (Who doesn’t love a philanthropic guy?)
General admission tickets are $85 ($45 for designated drivers) and can be purchased here. VIP tickets are available.
Millington Gymnasium, 4885 Bill Knight
Saturday September 10, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Goat Days Festival starts its day with a pancake breakfast before flying out to do goat yoga. He’s flexible, that’s for sure, and while he makes conversation with the goats easy – it’s in his blood after all – he also has interests other than the goats, like visiting local vendors, attending the exhibiting vintage tractors, rocking out to live music, playing corn hole, and giving you a reason to smile. Won’t you join him for a day of swoon-worthy fun?
In addition, the Goat Days festival also has a children’s zone, with a balloon tornado, a rock wall and much more. (Who doesn’t love someone who’s good with kids?)
Parking is $5 per car. Admission is free, but Goat Days will gladly accept your rose if offered.
Civic Club Complex, 7745 Poplar Pike
Saturday September 10, 9.30am-6pm | Sunday, September 11, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
The Germantown festival likes to show off their weenies – that’s their main thing when it comes to courting. And you can watch her weenies race at 11:30 a.m., with a Hot Dog costume contest at 11 a.m. Plus, this festival ticks all the right boxes when it comes to festivals – nearly 400 local and regional artists and artisans, free parking and a free shuttle service, children’s activities and games, a car show, shows and mouth-watering festival dishes. It’s a 10 out of 10, if there ever was one. If that doesn’t appeal to you, would free entry do it for you?
Novel, 387 Perkins
Saturday, September 10, 5 p.m.
Now our Novel guy is a bookworm. It might take him a minute to warm up, but when he’s with friends, my oh my god, he’s on fire. This weekend, he invited his friend Hayley Arceneaux, who happens to be a childhood cancer survivor turned medical assistant turned astronaut turned memoirist. And since Novel isn’t one to keep friends, you can meet Arceneaux and get a copy of his book – Wild Ride: A Memoir of IV Drips and Rocket Ships – sign.
Line tickets are required to meet the author and are free with the purchase of wild ride of the novel. You can buy the memories here.
Neighborhood Central Gardens, South Belvedere Boulevard & Harbert
Sunday, September 11, 1-5 p.m.
They say you can tell a lot about a person by their house. Do they make their bed? Are there dishes in the sink? Is the toilet seat up or down? How many cushions do they have? Do they clean lint in their dryer? Do they keep baby teeth in a little box under their bed? Do they have shelves upon shelves upon shelves of trophies for the bird calling competition? So many questions can be answered and so many secrets can be uncovered just by visiting a house, and that’s why Central Gardens is opening not just one of its houses, but a handful of them, as well as gardens and two churches. , so you can see for yourself what Central Gardens is all about. What can I say, this contender is an open book – and may I add, he’s a fine host, bringing the field of hospitality and the craft market back. So it’s better to bring a good host gift, maybe a rose.
The Tour of the Year is litter-free, with digital tickets and an all-digital tour magazine. Tickets can be purchased online for $20 in advance and $30 on the day.
♥️ The Stax is offering free admission on Saturday, September 10, from 1 to 4 p.m., as well as games for the whole family, crafts, live music, dancing and more.
♥️ The Memphis Botanic Garden is also offering free admission on Friday, September 9 to help Memphis heal. The garden is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. No reservation is required.
♥️ MoSH is also offering free admission to all exhibits, films, shows and the Lichterman Nature Center on Fridays, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
♥️ Memphis Zoo also offers free admission on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with last entry at 5 p.m.