5 Things To Do This Weekend: 1/8 – 1/10

Posted by Holly Whitfield | January 8th 2016 1046 1
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Happy Friday Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend, plus a few extras.

1. Memphis International Auto Show, Cook Convention Center, Friday – Sunday, opens at 10 a.m., free – $8, all ages/kid-friendly
Learn about the latest auto technology, check out the newest cars, crossovers, and SUVs, and even take test drives. Parking is free, tickets are $8 for adults over 13, $6 for seniors, military, and kids 6-12, kids under 6 are free, and Sunday is free for kids 12 and under when accompanied by an adult.

2. Toughest Monster Truck Tour, Landers Center, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., $5-$25, all ages/kid-friendly
How does one determine which monster truck tours are the toughest, and which tours of destructive vehicles are just not aggressive enough? I don’t know, but this particular Monster Truck Tour in Southaven this weekend claims to be the toughest. I guess there’s only one way to find out.

3. Harlem Globetrotters 2016 World Tour, FedExForum, Saturday, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., $23.50+, all ages/kid-friendly
It’s the 90th anniversary of the amazing Harlem Globetrotters. Take the kids to see all the fun and finesse. There are two shows on Saturday only.

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4. Star & Micey with Black Cadillacs, Minglewood Hall, Saturday, doors at 7 p.m., $15-$17+fees, all ages
Memphis rockers Star & Micey team up with Knoxville rockers Black Cadillacs for a Saturday night show. They have a new album coming out March 11, 2016, I can’t wait for. Two of their band members were also on the I Love Memphis podcast last summer; listen here.

5. Spillit Story Slam, Amurica Photo, Saturday, 7 p.m., $10, 18 and up
At Spillit Story Slams, audience members (that means you) put their names in a bucket for a chance to tell a five minute story for the judges and crowd. Tonight’s story theme is “Seize The Day”. I’d definitely get there early to ensure a seat.

A few more ideas:

It’s your last weekend to see Peter Pan the musical at Playhouse on the Square. Shows on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Crosstown Arts hosts a gallery opening for “Hereabouts” from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday.

The Grizzlies take on the Nuggets at home at 7 p.m. at Friday (scarf giveaway night) and the Celtics at home at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Live music: Cities Aviv, Fit of Body, Divine Interface, Rpld Ghosts, and Duma perform at the Hi-Tone on Friday at 9 p.m. Clayotis & Luke White perform at DKDC on Friday at 9:30 p.m. Short in the Sleeve, Rebecca Almond, and Tony Manard perform at Otherlands on Saturday at 8 p.m.

The Metal Museum hosts mini-workshops all day on Saturday for those who want to learn more about metalworking. There are a few spots left.

The Brothers Size drama at Hattiloo Theater continues with showings Thursdays through Sundays until Feb. 7.

None of these float your boat? Check out the calendar for more events and feel free to add your events here.

Don’t forget to check out here for the weekday fun guide every Monday, plus more Memphis-loving every day on this blog, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.


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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