5 Things To Do This Weekend: 2/21 – 2/23

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 21st 2014 2140 0

 Happy Friday! Here are five things you won't want to miss in Memphis this weekend. 

1. Frogz, Orpheum Theatre, Friday / Saturday, 6:30 p.m. / 11 a.m., $15 – $20, all ages

Take the kids to the Orpheum tonight or tomorrow morning to see a colorful, crazy, part-circus, part- show featuring animals, acrobats, special affects, music, and dance.

2. Grizzlies v. Clippers aka Neck Tattoo Night, FedExForum, Friday, 7 p.m., prices vary, all ages

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Tonight at the Grindhouse: our favorite team to hate, the L.A. Clippers, take on our almost-fully intact Memphis Grizzlies. Tony Allen comes back. If you're one of the first 5,000 fans, you'll get a temporary tattoo for your neck. In honor of James Johnson. I mean, if you're not going to FedExForum for this one, when are you gonna go? (P.S. if you're a Commerical Appeal subscriber, you should read this excellent article about the neck tattoo/James Johnson/Grizzlies pride by Geoff Calkins.)

3. Reverb Coffee and Memphis Made Tasting, Madison Growler, Sunday, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m, free to taste/listen + cost of growler, 21 and up

Head over to Madison Growler inside the Cash Saver to sample fresh-brewed Sumatra coffee from Reverb Coffee Co. in Memphis. Roaster Jeremy Harris will be there to talk coffee along with Memphis Made's own Andy Ashby, who will be there sampling their latest coffee stout, Reverberation, which, you guessed it, is brewed with Reverb Coffee. There will also be amazing snacks. Also at Madison Growler this weekend: On Saturday from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., New Belgium Brewery will promote their new release, Snapshot (an unfiltered wheat beer with a flash of tart at the finish) with a "Red Carpet" picture and $1 off growler fills. 

4.Youth Villages Soup Sunday, FedExForum, Sunday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., $30 adults/$15 kids (buy tickets at the door)

Grab a spoon and sample soup, breads, and desserts from more than 50 local restaurants at Youth Villages' annual Soup Sunday fundraiser. I went on a taste-testing tour this week and sampled some of the dishes you'll be able to find there (hint: it's way more than soups). Check out my Soup Sunday album here by clicking here, or clicking through this slideshow:  

If you're not familiar with Youth Villages, you should check out yesterday's Project 50 guest post by Channing Peeples. 

5. Delta (Axis) Does Memphis, ArtsMemphis (575 Mendenhall) Sunday, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., free, ages 13+

See Memphis-inspired works from local and international artists on Sunday during the opening reception and guided tour of this collection of contemporary art. You can expect a wide range of media and subject matter from artists like Matt Ducko, Grier Edmundson, Darrel Ellis, Mitch Epstein, Huger Foote, Paul Graham, Robert King, and Nikki S. Lee.

Whatever you do this weekend, I hope you have a blast. Tag your pics #ilovememphis and they might show up on the blog. Don't forget to follow I Love Memphis on TwitterFacebookInstagram, or Pinterest if you're into that sort of thing. 


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. todd adams says:

    Friday @ Newbys:  Rev Reyton's Big Damn Band w/ Davis Coen opening the show – Delta blues and hillbilly fervor combine with musical acuity sharp as razor wire – best know, this trio is a force to be reckoned with. 

    Saturday @ Newbys:  The Mulch Brothers w/ Sgt Kimberly Munley Benefit Tour for the Victims of Army Base FortHood, TX – 

    Sgt Kimberly  Munley is the police officer who shot Nidal Malik Hasan, a U.S. Army major and psychiatrist, fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others.[2][3] It is the worst shooting ever to take place on an American military base! Show your support the Victims of Fort Hood Tx and bring your donations…


    Doors at 7pm 

    Cowboy Bob at 8 pm

    Stone Dixie at 9 pm

    Sgt Munley at 9;45 

    Mulch Brothers at 10 pm


    no cover for military

    $10 suggested donations for the victims of forthood tx


    Hell of a short video for the benefit foothood victims!





  2. Susanna Whitney says:

    Also, the Memphis Symphony is playing at the Cannon Center at 7:30 PM on Saturday and at GPAC at 2:30 on Sunday. The program includes the “Unfinished” Symphony by Franz Schubert and the German Requiem by Johannes Brahms. 


  3. Reid says:

    The event you posted for The Growler is on Sunday but when you click on the link it says the event is going on Saturday the 22nd from 10-Noon. Just a heads up.

  4. Sean Murphy says:


    Tennessee Equality Project's fourth annual Mardi Gras celebration and Gumbo Contest will be held at the Bridges Center in Downtown Memphis on Sunday, February 23, 2014 from 4:30 – 7 PM. Let the good times roll with the best gumbo found outside of the Crescent City, Tennessee craft beer from High Cotton Brewing Co. & Yazoo Brewing Co., and New Orleans jazz from the Mighty Souls Brass Band.

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