5 Things to Do in Memphis This Weekend: 11/30 – 12/2
Happy Friday, and welcome to Memphis, marathoners! Here's this weekend's list of Memphis events that you won't want to miss:
Let's look at Ballet Memphis' production of "The Nutcracker" by the numbers. This year, there are three shows, four seating options and more than 100 dancers wearing more than 300 costumes. There's also a live chorus, sets borrowed from the English National Ballet and a live orchestra. Tickets start at $10.
On Saturday, thousands of runners will make their way through midtown and downtown as part of the annual St. Jude Marathon and Half Marathon. All of the spots for runners are taken, but if you're in the area, I recommend grabbing some friends, making some signs and parking yourself along the route to cheer on the runners. Note: if you have to go anywhere in Midtown or Downtown tomorrow, expect traffic delays before 3 p.m.
Don your festive best and join hundreds of Santas as they stumble from the Flying Saucer to the bars of Beale, spreading holiday cheer along the way. Admission is a donation of a toy (no stuffed animals, please) for Porter-Leath that will be accepted at the Flying Saucer.
Everyone's got some kind of juicy, poignant or hilarious holiday story (though, nothing will ever beat this one). Tell your holiday stories and listen to others share theirs at Spillit's holiday storytelling event at Crosstown Arts. Spillit is modeled after The Moth, so if you're into that, you'll be way into this.
New Orleans' most fabulous swamp-dance band, Quintron and Miss Pussy Cat, are coming to Memphis for a special film screening (at the Paradiso) and rock'n'roll show (at the Hi-Tone). Quintron plays music that's equally inspired by techonology and the bayou on homemade instruments while Miss Pussycat provides backing vocals, puppet shows and morality plays. If this sounds at all appealing, go. You won't want to miss this one.
If none of these events light your tree, there are plenty more on the blog's calendar. Have fun, and come back and tell me about it on Monday.