Happy Friday! Here are five things to do on the last weekend of 2012:
It's the last Friday of the month, so tonight, head to the South Main Arts District (South Main St. between G.E. Patterson and Beale) for a night of gallery hopping, dining and late-night shopping. The street's art galleries, shops and restaurants stay open late, and some of them have free wine and snacks.
For those hard partiers that aren't allowed to stay up until midnight (aka, children), CMOM is hosting their annual New Year's at Noon party on Saturday, December 29th. Mother Goose and her friends will be on hand to ring in the new year with a parade through the museum, a goodie toss and a 12 p.m. balloon drop.
If you can't make it to see the Grizzlies play the Nuggets live at the Forum on Saturday night, I'm pretty sure most of the bars and restaurants downtown will have the game on. If you can make it, though, the first 5,000 fans get a free Grizz Girls poster in addition to some pretty great basketball.
Newly inducted Memphis Music Hall of Fame member and Three 6 Mafia member Juicy J is back from Wiz Khalifa's tour and ready to play a not-quite-New-Year's-Eve show at Minglewood Hall. The show is all-ages, and there are VIP suites available.
Before the Liberty Bowl on Monday, there's the Liberty Bowl Parade on Beale St. The parade, which is free, features high school and college marching bands, team mascots from Tulsa and Iowa State, floats and more. The parade is family friendly.
If none of these events decorate your tree, there are plenty more on the blog's calendar. Have a great weekend and a fantastic holiday. I'll see you back here Dec. 31.