Things To Do In Memphis

BYOB Flame-Working or Glass-Blowing Class for One or Two at Studio 1688 (Up to 56% Off)

Studio 1688

Grahamwood Neighborhhod Association

Artist Teresa White leads beginners through four styles of glass-working workshops, each including materials

$100 $49

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One 30-Class Yoga & Fitness Pass or Six Months of Unlimited Classes from MetaBody (Up to 94% Off)

MetaBody

Multiple Locations

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$350 $20

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Adult Painting Class for One or Two, or Private Class for Up to 20 at 300 South Main Gallery and Venue (Up to 61% Off)

300 South Main Gallery and Venue

Historical Art District of Downtown Memphis

16”x20” canvases and supplies are provided to guests, who sip BYO or purchased beverages while painting under the direction of an artist

$75 $29

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BYOB Painting Night for 1, 2, 4, or 15 at QBHome Paint & Sip Studio (Up to 69% Off)

QB Home Paint & Sip Studio

Downtown Medical Center

Featured artists guide groups through the step-by-step re-creation of a painting while participants sip a favorite beverage

$45 $19

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$13 for $25 Toward Girls Basketball Training at Patosha Jeffery Basketball

Patosha Jeffery Basketball

Memphis

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$25 $13

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Three-Hour Introduction to Mosaic Art Class for One or Two at Kristi Duckworth – Garden Path Studio (Up to 64% Off)

Kristi Duckworth - Garden Path Studio

Memphis

Students learn to cut and arrange colorful materials to create a mosaic picture frame or candleholder

$125 $49

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7 or 14 Bellydance Classes for One or Two at Memphis Raqs (Up to 53% Off)

Memphis Raqs

Studio 708

Bellydance instructors teach hypnotizing hip and stomach isolations, then help students to master basic dance-routine choreography

$80 $39

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One Month of Group Ballroom Dance Lessons or 10 Zumba Classes at Cat's Ballroom (Up to 63% Off)

Cat's Ballroom

Memphis

Rub elbows with other budding dancers during highly social group ballroom lessons; blast calories during upbeat Zumba classes

$60 $29

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10 or 20 Yoga Classes at Paula’s Yoga (Up to 72% Off)

Paula's Yoga

Memphis

Students focus on form and breathing in one-hour Viniyoga classes held at Mullins United Methodist Church

$80 $25

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Five 45-Minute Group Dance Classes for an Individual or Couple at Blue Suede Ballroom (70% Off)

Blue Suede Ballroom

Memphis

Dance instructors guide students through Latin and ballroom steps such as salsa, swing, tango, and many other dances

$50 $15

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Try Scuba Introductory Experience for One, Two, or Four at The Dive Shop of Memphis (Up to 51% Off)

The Dive Shop

Memphis

Instructors cover role and usage of equipment, as well as diving tips, before jumping into a heated pool and putting new knowledge to use

$100 $49

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One or Two E-Memberships for One Year at Dixon Gallery and Gardens (Up to 55% Off)

Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Dixon Gallery and Gardens

17 acres of lush English gardens surround 2,000-piece museum collection of Impressionist paintings & rotating exhibits

$20 $9.50

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Museum Visit for 2, 4, or 10 at The Cotton Museum (Up to 76% Off)

The Cotton Museum

Downtown Medical Center

Museum showcases the cotton industry's past and future through interactive exhibits, documentary films, and oral histories

$20 $8

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5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Finally Fit - Memphis (67% Off)

Finally Fit - Memphis

Handy Park

Trainer with 10 years of experience helps clients get healthy and reach their fitness goals during high-energy boot camps

$120 $40

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15 Private Music Lessons from Lake Vocal Studio (45% Off)

Lake Vocal Studio

Memphis

45- to 60-minute voice and theory lessons; includes a recital at the end to display what students have learned

$650 $358

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Two-Week, One-Month, or Six-Week Unlimited Membership to Krav Maga Desoto (Up to 60% Off)

Krav Maga Desoto

Memphis

Instructors lead participants of all skill levels through classes on krav maga and conditioning

$47.50 $19

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Arcade Visit with Option for Putt-Putt Golf and Lasertron Laser-tag at Golf & Games Family Park (47% Off)

Golf & Games Family Park

Memphis

A 40-acre fun center houses an arcade with more than 100 games, a 54-hole putt-putt course, and a 6,000-square-foot laser-tag arena

$30 $16

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One Month of Boot Camp for One or Two at Game-On Fitness (Up to 57% Off)

Game-On Fitness

Cooper Young Community Association

Boot-camp classes rely on positive encouragement and incorporate personal challenges and fitness games

$87 $39

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Discover Scuba Class for One, Two, or Four at H2O Scuba Center (Up to 63% Off)

H2O Scuba Center

Memphis

Scuba diving course for one, two, or four includes basic skills and safety instruction in a shallow water pool

$79.95 $39

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While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, Judi Sheppard Missett decided to step away from tradition by offering an experimental class that allowed her students to simply dance without the judgment of mirrors or the constraints of rigid technique. In these sessions, she began infusing popular dance moves with specific fitness workouts to forge a distinctive blend of cardio exercise, strength training, and dance instruction. Little did she know that this “just for fun” class was the prototype for what would become the national fitness sensation known as Jazzercise.

Today, Jazzercise takes its aerobic techniques from a variety of sources that include jazz dance, hip-hop, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set. Two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of the improvisational routines, although her advanced skills aren't needed to get the most out of classes. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers—with the exception of those marked as cursed by jazz-hand palm readers—are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background.

7715 US Highway 70
Memphis,
TN
US

The interactive exhibits and programs compiled by the Pink Palace Family of Museums reinforce a mission that has stayed constant for 80 years: to "inspire people to learn how history, science, technology, and nature shape the Mid-South." Attached to Clarence Saunders' mansion built in the 1920s, the museum's permanent exhibits take an eclectic approach to chronicling the past, revealing everything from ancient fossils to contemporary southern history. Inside, visitors can chart the history of Memphis from the early Spanish explorers through the Civil War or walk through a replica of Saunders' original Piggly Wiggly—the country’s first self-service grocery store, and even see a shrunken head. Global adventures are chronicled on a four-story screen at the CTI-IMAX theater, and the Sharpe Planetarium explores the cosmos from the comfort of a 130-seat theater.

Traveling to east Memphis, one can discern the natural side of the Pink Palace Family of Museums. Lichterman Nature Center encompasses 65 acres of lush gardens filled with native wildflowers, trees, and wildlife. The center combines self-guided nature walks with plant sales and educational activities to expose visitors to the natural world.

4161 Park Avenue
Memphis,
TN
US

When Jack and Marilyn Belz first stepped into a Los Angeles art gallery in 1968, it was their first step into a lifelong passion for Chinese art. Over the years, their collection grew so much that in 1998, they opened a museum that featured their expansive collection. According to the couple, "the intricate creations of Chinese artists rank among the most inspiring" to them. Visitors to the museum today find not only Chinese artwork from eras past, but also modern Judaica art.?

  • Size:?The Chinese collection ranges from 202 B.C. to early 2008 and encompasses more than 1,400 individual objects such as paintings, carved jades, textiles, and sculptures.?
  • Eye Catcher: An ornate and intricate wedding carriage carved completely from jade, including the horse.
  • Permanent Mainstay: According to staff, the museum holds the largest displayed collection by renowned Judaica artist Daniel Kafri, including 32 bronze relief sculptures illustrating biblical scenes.
  • Don't Miss: a rare carved mammoth tusk from the late 18th century
  • Newest Exhibit: The Holocaust Memorial Gallery honors survivors, refugees, and liberators who live in Tennessee with displays of their personal stories and artifacts from that time.
  • Special Programs: The Emperor's Lunch program includes a guided tour of the museum followed by a Chinese box lunch.
119 S Main St.
Memphis,
TN
US

In January 2012, Amanda Gonzales and Edgar Mendez—a former principal dancer and choreographer for the Los Rumberos dance company—founded Madison Dance Studio to share their love of rhythmic movement with all ages. The duo and their team of talented instructors lead classes, including salsa and hip-hop, atop of a wood floor illuminated by floating party lights. In addition to helming belly-dance sessions, they channel Latin-inspired dance moves and global party beats in Zumba fitness classes. Amanda encourages ladies to confidently express themselves on club dance floors during her signature Hip Hop in Heels class.

After all hips have been shimmied and snaked according to U.S. government standards, students and instructors can rest atop the cushy sectional sofa while admiring the sky-blue chevron murals, which add a modern vibe to the room's exposed brick.

1555 Madison Avenue
Memphis,
TN
US

Named by Time Magazine as the most Authentic American Experience in Tennessee, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music is a state-of-the-art facility with films, videos, interactive exhibits, 3,000+ artifacts, and more to showcase the unique history of American soul music, and specifically that of Stax Records. Using video footage of sermons and early 20th-century gospel performances, the Roots of Soul exhibit investigates soul and gospel's close-knit relationship forged out of a mutual distaste for sea shanties, and a chronologically ordered stretch of 912 singles and 292 full-length albums adorns the winding Hall of Records. Elsewhere, the "Express Yourself" dance floor coaxes tapping toes and curmudgeonly steam engines to boogie along to continuous Soul Train footage, and inside the reconstructed Studio A, patrons glimpse the room where numerous Stax hits were recorded, accompanied by original instruments and samples of recording-session outtakes. Additional unearthed remnants include Albert King's Flying V purple guitar, a Mavis Staples stage dress, and Isaac Hayes's completely restored, gold-trimmed and fur-lined 1972 Cadillac El Dorado.

926 E Mclemore Ave
Memphis,
TN
US

Most of the modern world is mapped—GPS devices capably guide people through entire road trips and atlases describe more terrain than most people could cover in an entire lifetime. While it's difficult to reawaken humanity’s sense of surprise and discovery, The Mid-South Maze is up for the challenge. Every year, the maze’s manufacturers spend months carving up their cornfield into clever patterns that, when viewed from the sky, might appear as a famed sports logo or the face of a long-departed pharaoh. On the ground, however, that pattern vanishes, leaving wanderers to use their wits to navigate the arching corn passageways.

The Mid-South Maze entertains with more than just its winding labyrinth. On Friday and Saturday nights in October, actors clad as ghostly apparitions haunt the herbaceous hallways of a spooky tractor ride. A giant jumping pillow launches kids skyward and gently cushions their falls, and a corn cannon fires ears of corn at targets up to 100 yards away. Anyone who hits a target wins a prize from one of the maze's sponsors and the right to eat nothing but popcorn balls until Thanksgiving.

7777 Walnut Grove Rd.
Memphis,
TN
US