5 Things To Do In Memphis This Weekend: 11/27 – 11/29

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 27th 2015 1398 2

Happy Day-After-Thanksgiving, Memphis! I hope your Turkey Day was fantastic. Keep the gratitude going by checking out this week’s 10 Reasons To Be Thankful For Memphis post,  then read about the following five things you won’t want to miss this holiday weekend.

Peabody christmas Tree

1. Peabody Christmas Tree Lighting, Peabody Hotel Lobby, Friday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Celebrate the start of the holiday season with local choirs singing carols all day long. Santa’s arrives immediately after the 5 p.m. Duck March to light the lobby’s giant tree.

2. North Mississippi Allstars Post-Thanksgiving Show, Minglewood Hall, Friday, doors at 7 p.m., $20 -$22, all ages
Memphis’ favorite rockers are back with Jim Lauderdale for another year of post-Thanksgiving music and mayhem.

3. Me & Leah Show, Shangri-La Records, Saturday, 3 p.m., donations accepted, all ages
Musical duo Leah Keys and Jeff Hulett perform for a good cause at 1916 Madison Avenue on Saturday. The show is free, but please bring donations of cash or supplies for Room in the Inn (socks, gloves, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, etc.) See more needs here. Room in the Inn Memphis provides hospitality, food, and comfort to people experiencing homelessness.

4. Small Biz Saturday, various locations, Saturday, all day, all ages
Not much for the Black Friday frenzy? Me either. Instead, get all of your holiday shopping done at locally-owned small businesses this Saturday. Below I’ve listed a few special holiday markets. The best thing about this? It doesn’t have to end on Saturday.

Holiday Store at the Metal Museum
Memphis Arts Collective Market
Stock & Belle Local Vendor Market
Modern Handmade “Christmas On The Island”
Bartlett Holiday Market

5. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker, Cannon Center, Saturday, 7 p.m., $30 and up, all ages/kid-friendly
Moscow’s professional ballet company performs the a Russian folktale-inspired version of traditional Nutrcracker.

More things to do this weekend:

The Memphis Tiger’s men’s basketball team travels to Miami to play Ohio State at 6:30 p.m. CST on Friday.

It’s the last weekend to check out Station 3: Memphis Firehaus beer garden downtown.

Gone To The Dogs Fest 2 brings more than a dozen punk bands to the Hi-Tone for Friday and Saturday night (Nov. 27 and 28) and benefits Alive Rescue Memphis. Tickets are $10 for one day or $15 for both days; doors at 8 p.m. both nights. 18 and up.

Devil Train plays at the Bucc on Black Friday at 10 p.m. 21 and up. Brennan Villines gives an album release show at Playhouse on the Square on Friday – tickets are $10 and include drinks; doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8:30 p.m. – limited seating available!

The Grizzlies play the Hawks at 7 p.m. on Friday and the 76ers at 5 p.m. on Sunday; both games are at home.

The Memphis Tiger’s Football team plays SMU at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Liberty Bowl.

Graham Winchester and a bunch of special guests perform at the Buccaneer on Saturday at 10 p.m. Hope Clayburn and the Soul Scrimmage perform at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday at The Cove.

None of these float your boat? Check out the calendar for more events. Don’t see your event on the list? Submit here here. Don’t forget to check out here for weekly guides, plus more Memphis-loving every day on this blog, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Have a great weekend!


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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