This Week In Memphis – November 9 – 15

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 9th 2015 2056 0

Who says the weekends get to have all the fun? Here are the things you won’t want to miss this week in Memphis, plus a preview of next weekend.

At the bottom of this post, you’ll find a few of your Memphis-loving photos from this past weekend.


– Monday

FUZZ, Ex-Cult, Walter, Aquarian Blood at the Hi-Tone
Goner Records presents local punk and rock bands. Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $12 adv./$14 at the door, or $10 ahead of time at Goner Records.

Indie Memphis
The second-to-last day of Indie Memphis film festival includes a few encore performances, a panel on women filmmakers, and a locally-made horror film. See what tickets are available here.

– Tuesday

Drink A Beer, Save A River at Heritage Tavern
Supporters of the Wolf River Conservancy gather monthly to drink Ghost River beer and socialize; a portion of the proceeds go towards the Conservancy. This month’s event is at Heritage Tavern (6150 Poplar Ave. #122) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Indie Memphis
The final day of the Indie Memphis film festival includes two showings of the documentary Orion:
The Man Who Would Be King and a closing reception. Look for tickets here.

– Wednesday

Memphis Grizzlies versus Golden State Warrior at FedExForum
The Grizzlies play the Warriors at the Grind House. Wear camouflage in honor of Veteran’s Day. 7 p.m. Prices vary. All ages.


Mid-Week Farmers Market at 387 Pantry
Shop organic local produce from Wilson Gardens, prepared foods and goods from 387 Pantry, and dinner with Fuel Food Truck from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

– All Week Long

It’s Downtown Dining Week, which means that dozens of downtown restaurants are offering special for lunch and dinner each day. Reservations are required and will be mostly full by now, but you might be able to get a spot for an early or late dinner at some locations. Click here for details.

The Junior League’s Merry Marketplace begins on Thursday with a Ladies Night Out sneak preview and continues with special events (tickets are $25 – $30 and include snacks and drinks) and general shopping through Saturday (tickets are $5- $10). Click here for the full schedule.

– Weekend Preview

On Friday, the Grizzlies take on the Trail Blazers at 7 p.m. at FedExForum. Playhouse on the Square hosts its annual fundraiser, Curtain Up, featuring live music, food, and drinks. “A Box of Yellow Stars” play opens at Theatreworks.

On Friday and Saturday, “Mexicanisimo” at Crosstown Arts opens, featuring a collaborative work from four Mexican-born Memphis artists. Click here for times and details.

Saturday is the Fourth Annual Chili Cook-Off benefiting the Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Attend to sample chili from competitors for free. Taste the Flavors craft beer and food pairing event at Just For Lunch in East Memphis is at 6 p.m. The Grizzlies play the Trail Blazers at 7 p.m. at home. The Tigers football team plays Houston away at 6 p.m.

Also on Saturday is the Memphis Flyer’s inaugural Crafts and Drafts daylong event in the Crosstown neighborhood, featuring local craft beer, tons of vendors for your holiday shopping, food trucks, music, kids’ activities, and…drumroll please…the unveiling of the newest I Love Memphis mural.

On Sunday, the Girls Inc Youth Farm will host a Harvest Festival at 1 p.m. Midtown Crossing hosts standup comedian Sumukh Torgalkar at 8 p.m.

None of these float your boat? Check out the calendar for more events.

Don’t see your event on the list? I create these posts based on events submitted to the calendar, 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.

Look below to see a few of your gorgeous fall weekend photos. Tag yours #ILoveMemphis to be included in a future roundup. 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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