This Week In Memphis – November 23 – 29, 2015

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 23rd 2015 2343 0

Here are the things you won’t want to miss this week in Memphis + a preview of Thanksgiving weekend.


– Monday

Ignite Memphis Vol. 9 at Halloran Centre
Twelve Memphians give quick presentations on big ideas; this event is sold-out, so hopefully you bought your tickets ahead of time. 7 p.m. at the Halloran Centre with an after party at SOB.

The Memphis Tigers men’s basketball team plays UT Arlington at FedExForum at 7:30 p.m.

– Tuesday

Levitt Shell Watch Party at Trolley Stop Market
Trolley Stop will show the Spinners Levitt Shell concert on big screens with a professional sound system. The video starts at 7 p.m.

The Grizzlies take on the Mavericks at FedExForum at 7 p.m.

Pho Jamz II at Phuong Long (306 N. Cleveland St.)
It’s time for another karaoke night at Phuong Long Vietnamese Restaurant on Cleveland. Starts at 7 p.m. and it’s free to attend.

– Wednesday

The Grizzlies play Houston in Texas at 7 p.m.

The annual Lyfe Is Dope Jam Session (Vol. 6) is at Minglewood Hall the night before Thanksgiving, featuring Project Pat, David Park, DJ DNyce, and Lord T & Eloise. Doors at 7 p.m. 18 and up. $25 – $35.

Party Like A Pilgrim at the Rec Room
Head to Broad Avenue’s barcade to celebrate Thanksgiving Eve with video games, arcade games, tunes from DJ Willow, Jell-O shots, and more.

Dead Soldiers play at the Hi-Tone at 9 p.m. Urban Pioneers open. 18 and up. $10 at the door.

– Thursday

Happy Thanksgiving! For a full list of Thanksgiving openings and events (there are quite a few late-night shows) go here.

All Week

Starry Nights at Shelby Farms is open nightly starting at 6 p.m. until December 27.

Enchanted Forest at the Pink Palace is open daily until December 31.

The Metal Museum Holiday Store is open daily until January 3.

– Weekend

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

North Mississippi Allstars bring their annual post-T-giving concert at Minglewood Hall on Black Friday. Doors at 7 p.m.  $20 – $22.

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. Doors at 7:30 p.m. Cover is $10 and includes drinks and food.

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.

Me & Leah perform at Shangri-La Records on Saturday, Nov. 28 at 3 p.m. It’s all ages and free to attend, but donations of cash or supplies for Room at the Inn are encouraged (socks, gloves, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, etc. see more needs here). Room in the Inn Memphis provides hospitality, food, and comfort to people experiencing homelessness.

None of these float your boat? Check out the calendar for more events. We are still populating the calendar with events since I Love Memphis Blog’s relaunch, so feel free to add your events here.

Don’t forget to check out here for the 5 Things To Do This Weekend every Friday morning, plus more Memphis-loving every day on this blog, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Have a great week!

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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