5 Things To Do This Weekend: 2/19 – 2/21

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 19th 2016 2318 0

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.


MJCC’s International Jewish Film Festival continues on Sunday at 1 p.m. with “TouchDown Israel” and 6:30 p.m. with “Deli Man”.

*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.

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 on Mondays for a weekly guide to events, 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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