This Week In Memphis: February 1 – 7, 2016

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 1st 2016 2254 0

Here’s what’s going on in Memphis this week, plus a preview of this weekend. Don’t forget to submit your upcoming events to the I Love Memphis Calendar.

Monday (Feb. 1)

– The Dixon celebrates their 40th anniversary with a free reception with cake, champagne, Opera Memphis, DJ Witnesse, and appearances from the mayors. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Crosstown Arts hosts the first of the Film Fatales speaking series on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Deputy Film Commissioner Sharon Fox O’Guin will speak about indie filmmaking resources. Details on the series here.

– John Paul Keith performs at Lafayette’s Music Room at 6 p.m.

– The Grizz take on the Pelicans in New Orleans at 7 p.m. See a list of fun places to watch here.

Tuesday (Feb. 2)

–  The Memphis Upstanders Mural Kickoff Breakfast is Tuesday at 115 Huling downtown. Facing History and the UAC will soon accept submissions for a new South Main mural featuring Memphians, and they want your input on who to portray. For more info, click here.

– WWE Smackdown is at FedExForum at 7 p.m.

– Bleak, Thief’s Hand, and Creux perform at the Hi-Tone. Doors at 8 p.m. $7.

– The Bluff City Soul Collective performs with Mary Owens and Drew Erwin at 1884 Lounge at Minglewood Hall. Doors at 7 p.m. Free, all ages.

Wednesday (Feb. 3)

– Want to know more about the Artspace artist residence on South Main? Attend a town hall meeting at Stock & Belle (387 S. Main) at 6 p.m.

– Midtown Crossing Grille hosts comedy/variety show Transcontinental Tour featuring traveling comics Liss Victory and Krish Mohan, along with Katrina Coleman, Benny Elbows, with music by The Rusty Pieces. 8 p.m. $5. 21+

– I never thought I’d say this, but the Chippendales are taking over the New Daisy Theatre on a Wednesday. Doors at 7:30 p.m. $25 – $30. 21+

Thursday (Feb. 4)

WWE NXT is at Minglewood Hall. Doors at 6:30 p.m. Show at 7:30 p.m. $25 – $75.

– Huey’s hosts trivia at 7:30 p.m. in Southaven and 8 p.m. in Southwind.

– The U of M men’s basketball team plays Connecticut at 8 p.m.



– This Friday, you’re invited to watch the Grizzlies play the Knicks on the big screens at the Rec Room. I Love Memphis, Grizzly Bear Blues, and Fan Essentials are co-hosting our second watch party of the season. 6 p.m. Tipoff at 6:30 p.m. It’s free to attend! More details here.

– Crosstown Arts hosts an opening reception for Blind Navigator, featuring artwork from Clare Torina and Alex Paulus, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday.

– Storyteller Sean Mosley presents his one-man show “Fantastic Failures: An Evening With Sean Mosely” at Amurica on Friday at 7 p.m. Sean is an amazing storyteller.

“Guilt Lies & Lust” The Stage Play opens at Evergreen Theatre, Feb. 5-6 and 12-13 at 7 p.m., plus matinees on Feb. 7 and 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 or two for $32. Adult content. 18+.

Comedy Show “Homeroom” at Midtown Crossing Grill. 8 p.m. 21+. Free admission.

– Legendary singer Kallen Esperian hosts “Love Changes Everything“, a performance at GPAC on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Available exclusively to season subscribers.

– Celebrate “Cinco de Febraro” with Cantadores with Chickasaw Mound in the small room at the Hi-Tone at 9 p.m. on Friday.

– Tennessee Comic Con is this Saturday and Sunday at the Cook Convention Center. There will be artists, vendors, cosplay, and about 18 special guests, including actors David Della Rocco from Boondock Saints and Samantha Smith from Supernatural. For more details, click here.

– On Saturday, and Sunday, Metal Museum hosts a Blacksmithing II class and a class on Caring for Iron Objects.

– Midtown Crossing Grill hosts a Season Crosstown Market with eleven local vendors on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Works of Heart art auction benefitting the Memphis Child Advocacy Center is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday at MCA. Your $75 ticket gets you apps, wine, beer, and a chance to bid on local artists’ work.

Playback Memphis experimental theater group presents “Memphis Matters 2”, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at First Congo. $12 – $15.

The Metal Museum hosts Champagne Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. with wine and sweets to celebrate the opening of the new Contemporary Classics exhibit.

– February 7th is Super Bowl Sunday. For a full list of events, click here for the Memphis Super Bowl Guide.

– The Memphis Open Tennis tournament will kick off at a Sunday Funday Super Bowl Watch Party at the Racquet Club of Memphis. It starts at 5 p.m. and is free to Memphis Open Sunday qualifying match ticket holders, sponsors, VIPs, and box seat holders. More details here.

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 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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