5 Things to Do in Memphis This Weekend: 11/16 – 11/18

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 16th 2012 1079 0

Happy Friday! Here are this weekend's top five, can't-miss Memphis events:

1. Holiday Bazaar, Memphis College of Art, Friday and Saturday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Friday / all day Saturday, free

MCA Holiday Bazaar

Get your shopping done early at MCA's 63rd annual Holiday Bazaar. MCA students will be selling their work, which means that you can pick up paintings, drawings, books, ornaments, pottery and gifts by up and coming artists at super reasonable prices.

2. Blue Man Group, Orpheum Theatre, Friday – Sunday, matinee and evening performances, $20 – $85

Blue Man Group

The Blue Man Group wants to blow your mind this weeked without saying a word. The triad of bald, blue dudes combine music, technology, comedy and audience participation into a loud, explosive show that's completely appropriate for all ages.

3. Grizzlies vs. Knicks, FedExForum, Friday, 8:30 p.m., various prices

The Grizz return home Friday to take on the New York Knicks after a win over the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Grizzlies are on a 6-game winning streak, and (as of press time) the Knicks have just about the same record we do, so it should be a good game. Bring your growl towel, wear your Z-Bo headband and try to get on the dance cam.

4. Holiday Extravaganza, CMOM, Saturday, 10 a.m., members $5 / non-members $15

"The Nutcracker" is coming to life during CMOM's holiday extravaganza. Members of the Collierville Ballet will perform excerpts from the classic ballet. You can also pose for pictures with the characters, listen to a bell choir and enjoy holiday games, crafts and face painting.

5. Mustaches for Mankind, Newby's, Saturday, 8 p.m., $8

Mustache party!

Wax your 'stache and go to Newby's for Mustaches for Mankind, a combination concert and mustache contest to raise awareness for men's health issues. Star and Micey and the Incredible Hook are playing, and tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door.

If none of these events butter your toast, there are tons more on the blog's calendar.  No matter what you do this weekend, I hope you have a blast.


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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