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Hello, February! If you want to join in on 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!
13 Memphis Events & Happenings: February 2021
Through February 28, 2021: Science of Beer
The Science of Beer looks a little different this year, and the Pink Palace Museum still wants you to support local while enjoying the benefits of visiting the museum. Grab a Pick 6 Card and have it stamped at six of the participating breweries to receive free museum admission until February 28. It’s a win-win! memphismuseums.org
Through 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 struggle to earn equal rights. “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 point the way, whether you visit during Black History Month or beyond.” Discover 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 5K and continues through March 29 with additional 5K, 10K, 15K and half marathon races. Each race has a cutoff time to submit your results, so be sure the check the website for deadlines. The 5K series includes registration for four 5Ks and costs $50, and the Long Series includes registration for all races and costs $80. runthe901
February 5, 20201: Book Talk: Four Hundred Souls
Since the National Civil Rights Museum is temporarily closed, they’re hosting virtual events that everyone can enjoy. On February 5, join award-winning authors Ibram X. Kendi and Keisha N. Blaine as they discuss their book Four Hundred Souls, which recounts the 400-year-old journey of African Americans from 1619 to now. Registration is free, and the event begins at 6 p.m. civilrightsmuseum.org
February 5-26, 2021: Incognito Online Art Auction with Memphis Botanic Garden
Memphis Botanic Garden is having their Incognito Art Auction in-person and online from February 5 through February 26. You can bid exclusively online or you can view the art at the garden (but, you must abide by all CDC requirements.) Over 90 artists have donated pieces of unsigned work to encourage bidders to buy what they love, not what they know. All proceeds go to MBG, including their exhibitions, classes and more. memphisbotanicgarden.com/incognito
February 6, 2021: First Saturday Paddle at Wolf River
On February 6, paddle along seven miles of the Wolf River. Even if you don’t own a boat, you can rent one for the day. The ride begins at 9 a.m. at the Urban Section of Wolf River. Registration is free for Wolf River Conservancy members and $25 for non-members, and sign-ups close February 3 at 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 that allows you to enjoy wine and a delicious dinner from the comfort of your home. On the day of the event, dinner is dropped off at your front door in a cooler bag. Your meal includes an entrée, salad, side, bread, dessert and a bottle of wine. All proceeds benefit the Forrest Spence Fund, which assists with the non-medical needs of critically or chronically ill children and their families throughout the Mid-South. The cost of a cooler is $100. forrestspencefund.org
February 7 – 14, 2021: Memphis Child Advocacy Center’s 29th Annual Virtual Works of Heart
In its 29th year, Memphis Child Advocacy Center hosts its Works of Heart event, which displays heart-themed artwork from leading regional and local artists. You can virtually browse and bid on the artwork all week long. All proceeds benefit Memphis Child Advocacy Center. memphiscac.org
February 13, 2021: Victorian Galentine’s Day
Grab the girls and head to the Mallory-Neely House for bubbly, chocolate-covered strawberries and more Valentine’s Day fun. During the event, make your own succulent arrangement while learning about the language of flowers. In addition, the mansion’s first floor is open and decorated for the month of love. Tickets are $50 per person, and there are only 20 seats available. memphismuseums.org
February 17, 2021: Museum Day Camps at Pink Palace Museum
Have the kiddos explore science and history topics at the Pink Palace Museum during its February day camps. This month’s programs include lessons about small animals and African American history. The programs include a supervised lunch hour, but students must bring their own. Admission is $30 for one camp or $70 for both. memphismuseums.org
February 25, 2021: Write Your Own Story hosted by The Junior League of Memphis
Junior League of Memphis hosts its Write Your Own Story event presented by Regional One Health on February 25. This conference brings hundreds of women together (virtually, of course) to help empower and elevate them. It features three speakers who cover emotional intelligence, financial wellness, and overcoming workplace bias. The conference starts at 3 p.m. and is followed by a virtual happy hour. Tickets are $30. jlmwriteyourownstory.org
February 26 – 28, 2021: GiveCamp Memphis: Coding for Charity
This virtual, weekend-long event is hosted by GiveCamp Memphis as well as professional designers, developers and database administrators as they donate their time to provide solutions for nonprofits. So, if any of these apply to you, check it out and help out the community of Memphis! givecampmemphis.org
February 27 & 28, 2021: VIP Souper Party for Youth Villages
This year, Youth Villages offers two different options in place of its normal Soup Sunday event. Option number one is to buy a meal package ($150) big enough to share with friends or family in the comfort of your home. The second option is to dine in at participating restaurants. Proceeds from both options benefit Youth Villages and its mission. Participating restaurants include Babalu, Ciao Bella, Huey’s and more. youthvillages.org
Here’s to a fun and fabulous February!
To see even more great Memphis events, visit our Happenings page.