5 Things To Do This Weekend: 2/19 – 2/21
Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend, plus a few extras.
1. 1970s Family Day, Dixon Gallery & Gardens, Saturday, 10 a.m – 2p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
The Dixon celebrates 40 years with art projects, music, activities, and access to the galleries.
2.You Look Like A Comedy Show, The P&H Cafe, Saturday, 9 p.m., $5, 21 and up
The biggest and best roasting tournament in Memphis. Local and out-of-town comic insult each other for your enjoyment every 3rd Saturday. Hosted by Katrina Coleman and Tommy Oler.
3. 17th Annual Soup Sunday, FedExForum, Sunday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., $30 adults/$10 kids, all ages/kid-friendly
More than 50 area restaurants will offer all manner of soups, gumbos, stews, chilis, plus snacks and desserts. Get tickets here.
4. Mid-South Fairgrounds Tour With Jimmy Ogle, Mid-South Coliseum, Sunday, 2 p.m, free, all ages
Historian Jimmy Ogle will lead a tour of the Mid-South Fairgrounds focusing on the area’s “natural, cultural, architectural and entertainment history” as well as its present and future. Dress warmly!
5. Goner Presents Show, Hi-Tone, Sunday, 8 p.m., $15 adv./$17 day-of, all ages
Goner brings us Ty Segall & the Muggers, along with Ex-Cult & Axis: Sova, plus Goner DJs for a rockin’ Sunday night show for all ages.
Here are a few more ideas
Opening Reception for Lawrence Matthews III: The Marketing Of Perception is at the U of M at 5 p.m.
The Grizz take on the Timberwolves at home at 7 p.m.
Friday live music: School of Rock takes over Club 152 on Beale at 6 p.m. Dylan LeBlanc and Chris Milam perform at Minglewood Hall, doors at 7 p.m. Terry Prince & the Principles perform at Otherlands at 8 p.m.
“Matters Of The Heart” spoken word and poetry event is at 7 p.m. at 3589 Summer Ave.
STOMP is at the Orpheum Theatre for two showings only, on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Attend a reading from Mid-South Poets at the Cordova Library on Saturday at 3 p.m.
The Hi-Tone hosts a “Bands For Bernie” benefit with a dozen local bands starting at 7 p.m. $5. 18+.
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra performs “Bolero!” (music from Bolero, West Side Story, and Romeo & Juliet) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Cannon Center.
MJCC’s International Jewish Film Festival continues on Saturday at 8 p.m with a screening of “The Last Mentsch”.
Goner Presents NOTS, Trampoline Team, Aquarian Blood at Murphy’s at 9 p.m. $8. 21+ Get adv. tickets for $5 at Goner Records.
*The Green Beetle hosts a “Throw Me A Bone” fundraiser to support ALIVE Rescue Memphis from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. $6 admission includes your first beer; bring money for raffle with cool dog and people prizes.
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra performs “Bolero!” (music from Bolero, West Side Story, and Romeo & Juliet) on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at GPAC.
The Grizz play the Raptors away on Sunday at 5 p.m. Click here for a list of places to go watch.
Marlowe Shepard performs at Spin Street Music on Sunday at noon on at the Lamplighter at 8 p.m.
MGLCC hosts a fundraiser for the Metamorphosis Project from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis. Tickets are $40 per person or two for $75; admission includes wine, beer, and appetizers, live auction, and live music from Alex da Ponte.
Have a great weekend.