5 Things To Do This Weekend: 1/6 – 1/8
Happy Friday, Memphis! This week on the blog was a busy one, so don’t miss any of the posts about ice skating downtown, Elvis’ birthday celebrations, special Grizzlies games, ways to give back to the community, the new concert venue coming to the U of M district, a sweet deal on The Guest House at Graceland, Indie Memphis movies, and finally…a chance to win courtside seats at a Grizzlies game.
Also, check out this list of things your fellow Memphis lovers look forward to this year.
Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend, plus plenty of extras.
1. Red Grooms: Traveling Correspondent Exhibit, Brooks Museum, All Weekend, $7 adults/$3 students and youth, all ages
This weekend (specifically the 8th) is the last chance to see Red Grooms’ exhibit at the Brooks. Chris Herrington at the Commercial Appeal says it’s particularly kid-friendly. The Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
2. 2017 Memphis Bike Swap, Minglewood Hall, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., free to attend, all ages
From the FB event page: “Join us at Minglewood Hall from 10am-3pm for bike bargains, beer, friends and food. Sellers can purchase a table for $50 (can be shared.) Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve. Vendors and sellers can setup at 9:30am. Free admission for buyers. Food and beer will be for sale, so please no coolers.”
3. Elvis’ Birthday Celebrations, Graceland, Saturday – Sunday, free, all ages
Celebrate The King’s would-be 82nd birthday at Graceland with a few official events. At noon on Saturday, Elvis fan clubs will gather in front of Graceland Gates to sing gospel and Happy Birthday. Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Graceland’s North Lawn is the official Elvis Birthday soiree with a ceremony, cake cutting, and proclamation of “Elvis Presley Day”. See a full list of ways to celebrate his birthday here.
4. Time Warp Drive-In: Alien Double Feature, Malco Summer Drive-In, Saturday, 6:30 p.m., $10, all ages (parental discretion strongly advised)
Black Lodge Video and Guerrilla Monster Films bring us the first Time Warp Drive In night of 2017. They’ll show 1979 sci-fi/horror masterpiece ALIEN followed by the sequel, ALIENS.
5. Elvis at the Movies Concert, Cannon Center, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., all ages/kid-friendly
The Memphis Symphony presents Elvis at the Movies, featuring fan fave Terry Mike Jeffrey and an all-new lineup of tunes including hits from Elvis movies.
All weekend: It’s the opening weekend for “Other People’s Happiness” at Theatreworks.
Tad Lauritzen Wright Opening at David Lusk Gallery (postponed to Jan. 13)
ZaFEST 3 at the Hi-Tone
Hash House Harriers Midnight Hash Trail at 1938 Madison
Big Barton at the Cove
Devil Train at Growlers
DJ Dikk Yogha & DJ Neutral Flexx at Bar DKDC
Bingo at Memphis Made
Yoga Honeys Class at Leadership Memphis
Ghost Hunting 101 & Investigation at The Broom Closet
Haunted Memphis Bus Tour
Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum Ghost Tour
Elvis at the Movies, presented by MSO
Improv Stand UP Throwdown at the Hi Tone
Sibella at Midtown Crossing Grill
Epoch of Unlight metal show at High Cotton Brewing (18+)
Aquarian Blood w/ Yesse Yavis at Bar DKDC
Also, I Love Memphis finally sells t-shirts online. Check out shop.ilovememphisblog.com.