12 Memphis Occasions & Happenings: February 2021

SB NOTE: These suggestions are all made with social distancing and safety precautions in mind. Any event can change at any location depending on the COVID. You can find information about updates on websites and on social media. See the latest CDC guidelines for the latest safety recommendations.


Hello february! If you’re looking to join some virtual fun or pick up the pace with something active, check out these 13 Memphis events. Stay safe and enjoy the month of love!

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13 Memphis Events & Happenings: February 2021

Until February 28, 2021: Science of Beer

The science of beer looks a little different this year, and the Pink Palace Museum continues to want you to support the locals while enjoying the perks of visiting a museum. Get a Pick 6 card and have it stamped at six of the participating breweries for free entry to the museum until February 28th. It’s a win-win situation! memphismus Museums.org

Until February 28, 2021: Celebrate Black History Month

Memphis Tourism has compiled a comprehensive list of ways to learn more about the history of Black America, as Memphis has played an important role in the fight for equality. “In Memphis, you can feel the struggles and triumphs, experience the music and movements, and discover the legends and unsung heroes of black history. Important historical sites, poignant museums, soulful recording studios, and inspiring special events lead the way, whether you visit them during Black History Month or beyond. “Find out more: memphistravel.com

February 1, 2021 – March 29, 2021: Virtual Run the 901

You can still run the 901, and now you can do it at your own pace. The virtual series begins on February 1 with a 5 km run and lasts until March 29 with additional 5 km, 10 km, 15 km and half marathon races. Each race has a deadline for submitting your results. So be sure to check the deadlines on the website. The 5K series includes registration for four 5Ks and costs $ 50. The Long series includes registration for all races and costs $ 80. runthe901

February 5, 20201: Book Discussion: Four Hundred Souls

Since the National Civil Rights Museum is temporarily closed, virtual events are held here for everyone to enjoy. On February 5th, join award-winning authors Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blaine to review their book Four Hundred Souls, which tells the 400-year-old journey of African Americans from 1619 to the present day. Registration is free and the event starts at 6 p.m. Civilrightsmuseum.org

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February 5-26, 2021: Incognito online art auction with the Memphis Botanical Gardens

The Memphis Botanic Garden is hosting its incognito art auction in person and online February 5-26. You can only bid online or view the art in the garden (you must meet all CDC requirements, however.) Over 90 artists have donated unsigned work to encourage bidders to buy what they love, not what they like knowledge. All proceeds go to MBG, including their exhibits, classes, and more. memphisbotanicgarden.com/incognito

February 6, 2021: First Saturday paddle on the Wolf River

Paddle seven miles along the Wolf on February 6th. Even if you don’t own a boat, you can rent one for the day. The trip begins at 9 a.m. in the Wolfs district. Registration is free for Wolf River Conservancy members and $ 25 for non-members. Registration ends on February 3rd at 12 noon. This is sure to be a cold ride so bundle up! wolfriver.org

February 6, 2021: 6th annual no-show ball

The No Show Ball is a Memphis event where you can enjoy wine and a delicious dinner from the comfort of your home. On the day of the event, dinner will be delivered to your front door in a cooler bag. Your meal includes a starter, salad, side dish, bread, dessert and a bottle of wine. All proceeds go to the Forrest Spence Fund, which supports the non-medical needs of critically or chronically ill children and their families throughout the Middle South. The cost of a cooler is $ 100. forrestspencefund.org

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February 7-14, 2021: Memphis Child Advocacy Center’s 29th Annual Virtual Heart Work

In its 29th year, the Memphis Child Advocacy Center is hosting its Works of Heart event, which features artwork by leading regional and local heart-themed artists. You can virtually browse and bid on the artwork throughout the week. All proceeds go to the Memphis Child Advocacy Center. memphiscac.org

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February 13, 2021: Victorian Galentine Day

Grab the girls and head to Mallory-Neely House for bubbly chocolate-coated strawberries and more fun on Valentine’s Day. Make your own succulent arrangement during the event as you learn the language of flowers. In addition, the first floor of the mansion is open and decorated for the month of love. Tickets are $ 50 per person and there are only 20 seats available. memphismus Museums.org

February 17, 2021: Museum Day Camps at the Pink Palace Museum

Let the kids explore science and history topics during their February camps at the Pink Palace Museum. This month’s programs include classes on small animals and African American history. Programs include a supervised lunch break, but students must bring their own. Entry is $ 30 for one camp or $ 70 for both. memphismus Museums.org

February 25, 2021: Write your own story hosted by the Junior League of Memphis

The Junior League of Memphis will host the Write Your Own Story event presented by Regional One Health on February 25th. This conference brings together (virtually, of course) hundreds of women to empower and nurture them. It has three speakers on emotional intelligence, financial wellbeing, and overcoming prejudice in the workplace. The conference starts at 3 p.m. and is followed by a virtual happy hour. Tickets are $ 30. jlmwriteyourownstory.org

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February 26-28, 2021: GiveCamp Memphis: Coding for Charity

This weekend-long virtual event is hosted by GiveCamp Memphis and professional designers, developers, and database administrators who donate their time to providing solutions to nonprofits. If any of these apply to you, give them a try and help the Memphis community! givecampmemphis.org

February 27 and 28, 2021: VIP supper party for youth villages

This year Youth Villages is offering two different options instead of the normal soup Sunday. Option number one is to purchase a meal package ($ 150) large enough to share with friends or family in the comfort of your home. The second option is to dine in participating restaurants. The proceeds from both options will benefit the youth villages and their mission. Participating restaurants include Babalu, Ciao Bella, Huey’s, and more. jugendvillages.org

To a fun and fabulous February!


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