5 Things to Do in Memphis This Weekend: 1/25 – 1/27

Posted by Holly Whitfield | January 25th 2013 1170 0

Happy Friday! Here's this weekend's list of five Memphis events that you won't want to miss:

1. Grizzlies vs. Nets, FedExForum, Friday, 7 p.m., various prices

Tonight, hot off of their win against the L.A. Fakers, er, Lakers, the Grizzlies will take on the Brooklyn Nets at the FedExForum. The Nets are a new team and they're doing well this season. Don your favorite Grizz jersey or Grindfather t-shirt and get yourself to the Forum (or to your nearest watering hole).

2. Winter Skate Clinics and Junior Competiton, Tobey Skate Park, Saturday, 9 a.m., free

Tobey Skate Park, Memphis, Tenn.

If your kids have always wanted to learn to skateboard, Skatelife Memphis is hosting free lessons at Tobey Park tomorrow. They'll provide boards and helmets to those without them (becuase after all, you'll need both), and there will be a skateboarding competition for kids ages 5 – 16 following the clinics.

3. Memphis Roller Derby Mash Up Bout: Predators vs. Prey, Pipkin Building, Saturday, 7 p.m., $12 adults / $6 kids

Memphis Roller Derby Mash-Up 2013

If roller skates are more your thing, Memphis Roller Derby's very first game of the 2013 season is on Saturday. It's a mash-up, which means that skaters from all of the league's home teams are skating on pick-up teams as either predators or prey. As always, they'll have (cheap!) beer and merch for sale, and an opportunity for you to get in on the halftime action.

4. Bill Maher, Orpheum Theatre, Saturday, 8 p.m., $47 – $77

Bill Maher, the super opinionated host of "Real Time with Bill Maher", is bringing his politics-inspired stand-up comedy to the Orpheum on Saturday night. Tickets are $47 – $77, and this one's definitely not appropriate for children.

5. Ty Segall with Ex-Cult and Moving Finger, Hi-Tone Cafe, Sunday, 9 p.m., $10

Ty Seagall w/ Ex-Cult and Moving Finger

Twenty-five year-old Ty Segall is a busy man: he released four full-length records in 2012, and he's on a U.S. and European tour in support of his most recent, the garage-y, gritty "Twins". The tour stops in Memphis on Sunday night, and he'll have Memphis-based tourmates Ex-Cult with him. The show is 18 and up. If you only see one more Hi-Tone show, make it this one.

If none of these events make you quiver with anticipation for the next 72 hours, there are plenty more on the blog's calendar. Have a great weekend, and I'll see you back here on Monday.


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. You forgot Michael Joyner's CD Release party tonight! https://www.facebook.com/events/315548445223180/ =)

  2. Shawn Lynch says:

    The Nets are a new team?

  3. Alex says:

    The Nets exisited last year, in New Jersey.

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