Happy Friday! Here are five events you won’t want to miss in Memphis this St. Patrick’s Day weekend:
The Dirty Girl Mud Run is an 5K that’s sort of like a ladies only Luv Mud. The untimed run includes obstacles and a giant mud pit, and running teams and costumes are highly encouraged. To participate, you must be a woman and at least 14 years old.
The Brass Door Tavern is going all-out for St. Patrick’s day. They’re having a huge, two-day (Saturday and Sunday) outdoor party in the alley next to the bar with nine bands, three bars and more than 30 kegs. Also, I’ve heard that their new sister bar (located immediately next door) will be open for the festival.
Memphians love a quality crawfish festival (if you need proof, scroll down – there are three more of them on this list). The first one of the season is Mudbugs in March in Court Square on Saturday, March 16th. Freeworld and the Mason Jar Fireflies will play, and there’s a gumbo cooking contest and plenty of crawfish available for sale (1.5lbs for $10).
Head to Beale St. for the 40th annual Memphis St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. It’s family friendly, and there will be floats, bands, vintage cars and a goat on a rope. After the parade, stick around for drink specials on Beale. Go ahead and program the cab company number into your phone now: (901) 577-7777 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (901) 577-7777 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
Stand-up comedian Doug Stanhope is bringing his acerbic, bitingly funny brand of comedy to the New Daisy on Saturday night. His style isn’t for everybody (and it’s definitely not for kids), but if you’re into brash, uninhibited commentary on American life and culture, you’ll want to be there. The show is sponsored by the Memphis Roast Club and tickets are $25.