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FRIDAY – Oct. 22nd

  1. Cemetery Cinema: Soul of the City & Nosferatu Double Feature. Starts at 7pm at Elmwood Cemetery, 824 S. Dudley Street (Movies/Theater) Join Elmwood Cemetery for a unique, outdoor film experience. Enjoy a double feature of their original film The Soul of the City and the 1922 classic Nosferatu. Get your tickets here
  2. Trey Kennedy: The Are You For Real Tour – Live in Memphis. Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm at Graceland, 3717 Elvis Presley Boulevard (Comedy) YouTube content creator, Trey Kennedy, is taking his comedy from the small screen to the big stage. Get your tickets at
  3. Zoo Boo from 6pm-9:30pm at Memphis Zoo, 2000 Prentiss Place (Kids) Your favorite spooky event is back at the Memphis Zoo! With straw mazes, candy stations, and magic shows – this after hours event is fun for the whole family. You can purchase tickets at
  4. 24th Annual Indie Memphis Film Festival – Day 3. The 24th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival celebrates the local independent film community. Want to get some insight from the perspective of a black filmmaker? Sit in on the Black Creators Forum. You can buy your pass at
  5. Fright Lights Halloween Laser Shows, at 8pm at Museum of Science & History, 3050 Central (All ages) Get your fright on with this spectacular laser show that’s a sight to see for all ages! If you’re brave enough…you can purchase tickets at
  6. Legendz of the Streetz (Rick Ross, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, and 2 Chainz) starting at 7pm at The FedExForum, 191 Beale Street (Music) For the first time every, Rick Ross and Jeezy join together with 2 Chainz on stage to bring you a concert you don’t want to miss! Tickets can be purchased at

SATURDAY – Oct. 23rd

  1. Cigar One Family Reunion & Block Party hosted by Robusto by Havana Mix. From 12pm – 9pm at 250 Peabody Place, Suite 105. (Party) Pull out your lawn chairs and get ready to party with live music, food trucks, and maybe meet some new friends. The Cigar One Family is having a block party! For a good time, get your tickets at
  2. River Arts Fest at Renasant Convention Center in downtown Memphis – Day One from 10am – 5pm (Art) Come be a part of the Mid-South’s biggest and longest-running fine arts festival! Celebrate the visual, performing, and culinary arts with live entertainment, hands-on art activities, and see artists demonstrate their work. For admission visit,
  3. Kane Brown – Blessed & Free Tour. Show starts at 7pm at the FedExForum, 191 Beale Street (Music) You’ve seen him on American Idol and X-Factor. Now singer, songwriter Kane Brown is on tour with special guests Jordan Davis and Restless Road. Get your tickets at
  4. YV5K & 10 Miler (Youth Villages). Starts at 7am, Ridgeway Loop at Briarcrest (Nonprofit/Race) Be a part of the oldest 5k in the city of Memphis. The 39th annual YV5K raises funds that help benefit struggling youth and families in our community.For tickets or to register, go to
  5. Art on Fire starting at 7pm (live music, drinks, tastings from local restaurants, bonfire) at The Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park (Art) Eat some delicious food prepared by local chefs. Enjoy a cocktail by the bonfire. Watch live art performances! You can do all of this while supporting education and art therapy programs.  Buy your tickets at Must be 21 and up. 
  6. Dia de los Muertos Reverse Parade from 11am-4pm. Overton Park at 1930 Poplar Ave (Parade) Honor the ancestors and celebrate the cycle of life and death at the Dia de los Muertos Reverse Parade. Besides awe-inspiring floats, there will be an audio tour. Kids will also get to create Dia de los Muertos art with their own special, hands-on art kit. This event is free and open to the community

SUNDAY – Oct. 24th

  1. River Arts Fest at Renasant Convention Center in downtown Memphis – Day Two from 10am – 5pm (Art) Have a blast at the second day of the River Arts Fest. Watch live entertainment, some Memphis bbq, and see artists perform right in front of you. Get your tickets at
  2. Trunk-R-Treat from 4pm-6pm at Highland Church of Christ, 400 N. Houston Levee Road (Kids/Religious) Want to have a safe, but still fun Halloween? Join Highland Church of Christ for a fun filled afternoon of trunk-r-treating, pony rides, food, and more! This event is free and open to the public
  3. Arcade Costume Party & Trick or Treat. From 12pm-9pm at Nerd Alert, 1061 S. Cooper Street (Games) Think you’re the biggest nerd? Well bust out your lightsaber, dawn your house robes, and strut your fandom at the Arcade Costume Party. You COULD win store prizes! It’s $5 dollars at the door and open to everyone!
  4. 24th Annual Indie Memphis Film Festival – Day 5. This annual festival highlights the independent film scene in Memphis. Enjoy screenings at Malco’s Summer Drive-In, an outdoor block party, and national and international indie treasures. Buy your pass at
  5. Community Garden Day in Orange Mound from 9am-11am at Orange Mound Community Garden, 2514 Park (Comm Service) Calling all volunteers! The historic Orange Mound Community wants YOU – to help plant seedlings in the community garden! Learn from experienced gardeners and reap your harvest. This event is free and open to everyone.
  6. Ride for Education at 9am at Bornblum Jewish Community School, 6641 Humphreys Boulevard (Fundraiser) Get ready to put wheels to the ground! This multi-event bike ride helps to not only benefit the Bornblum Jewish Community School, but also provides scholarships and educational support for people with special needs. To register, visit Spectating is free!

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