Things to Do in Memphis This Weekend – 2/12 – 2/14

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 12th 2010 1540 0

Happy pre-Valentine’s day, Memphis! This weekend, here are some suggestions for things you can do with your sweetheart (or, things you can go to and maybe meet someone cool):

1.  Old Forest Jamboree, HiTone Cafe, Sunday, 3 p.m., $10

The Citizens to Preserve Overton Park are having a benefit concert to raise money for Old Forest preservation efforts. The Old Forest at Overton Park is the largest old growth forest in Tennessee. The Lorax Posse and Star and Micey are going to play, there will be Ghost River beer and half price pizza, and kids are welcome (the HiTone is smoke-free).

2. Memphis Roller Derby double header, Funquest, Saturday, Doors at 5 p.m., $10

The Memphis Hustlin’ Rollers (our all-star team) are bouting the Arch Rivals from St. Louis at 6 p.m. After that,  Women of Mass Destruction (my team!) will attempt to take down the undefeated Angels of Death. The bout is a Funquest in Collierville, and there will be a halftime performance by the Girls, Inc. Step Team and a bake sale with homemade goodies from your favorite roller girls.

3. I heART Haiti, Caritas Village, Friday, 5 p.m.

There’s going to be a benefit for Haiti earthquake relief tonight at Caritas Village. There’s going to be a silent auction, art show, and spoken word and live music performances. The event is in partnership with Memphis College of Art. Attendees are encouraged to bring new or gently used baby clothes and unopened containers of baby formula as donations.

4. Southern Lush and Lace Burlesque Show, Nocturnal, Saturday, 8 p.m., $10

Memphis’s own classic burlesque troupe the Memphis Belles are performing with Southern Lush and Lace on Saturday night at Nocturnal. Expect an evening of retro fun – think vaudeville-style comedy, beautiful ladies, and great music.

5. Take someone special somewhere special for Valentine’s Day

No matter who your sweetheart is, there’s something going on for Valentine’s day that they’ll probably enjoy. Check out the production of the Vagina Monologues at TheatreSouth. Take your kids to the new Chocolate Exhibit at the Pink Palace or the new My Bug World exhibit at the Children’s Museum. Meet someone new at the Dru’s Place speed dating event, expand your love of locally-made movies at the FuelFilm: Memphis workshop, or treat them to dinner at one of Memphis’s great restaurants.

No matter what you do, have a great weekend. If you make it out to the roller derby bout tomorrow, come say hi. I’ll be working the bake sale table for the first game and skating in the second (I’m Lady Problems, #404).


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Anna says:

    Kerry, Do you have an email or phone # to contact someone regarding the Burlesque show Saturday night?

  2. Ona says:

    FOR PAWS SAKE!!!
    …Give the Gift of Unconditional Love

    The City of Memphis’ Animal Shelter will host an on-site adoption event at the shelter located at 3456 Tchulahoma. The event will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2010, from 10 AM-3PM, outside, weather permitting, in the lobby, if necessary. The goal of the event is to help increase animal adoption, public awareness and education, and to promote animal welfare.

    Join Mayor Wharton at 10:30 AM in welcoming the newly appointed Animal Shelter Administrator, Matthew Pepper.

    Up to 15-30 animals will be available for adoption. The fee for adoption will be $37.50 – half off the original price. Given that their adoptions require additional background examination, no pit bulls will be presented at the event. All animals adopted will be taken home that same day.

    10:30 AM Press Conference featuring
    Mayor A C Wharton, Jr., Matthew Pepper and the 1st graders of Willow Oaks Elementary

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