5 Things To Do This Weekend: 1/12 – 1/14

Posted by Holly Whitfield | January 12th 2018 1978 0

Happy snowy weekend, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss, plus a few extras.

I’ve tried to include updated info and remove cancelled events, but be sure to check on the weather and check in with event organizers in case things change. Stay safe driving out there. A few other things:

– Martin Luther King Junior Day is on Monday, so this post includes some ways to serve and commemorate this important holiday.

– This gorgeous Old Dominick themed guitar was created by Memphis artist Kyle Taylor. Did you hear that the downtown distillery will host a new music series they’re calling “Pure Memphis”? You can win tickets here.

Photo courtesy of Kyle Taylor

1. Four Days of Service, Various Locations, Friday – Monday, mostly free, all ages
Honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. this holiday weekend by giving back. There are a ton of ways to do it; check out this list and this list and this list.

2. DreamFest7, The Renaissance (1588 Madison) / MGM Field (456 Tillman Street), Saturday – Sunday, $10 / donation, 18+ / all ages
While Friday night’s concert has been rescheduled for next Friday, Jan. 19 – as of now, Saturday and Sunday’s events are still on. Saturday is a producer battle at The Renaissance at 1588 Madison starting at 7 p.m., tickets are $10. On Sunday, DreamFest concludes with a charity flag football game between teams of local musicians salting a 1pm at MGM Field at 456 Tillman Street, Entry is a donation to the Memphis Artists for change.

3. Rocky Horror Picture Show, Evergreen Theatre, Friday, doors at 11:30 p.m./show at midnight, $10, 18+
For five years, a group of dedicated Rocky Horror fans have performed – in full costume – side by side along with a screen of the movie every second Friday of the month. It’s really a Memphis tradition at this point. This is the first one of this year, of course.

4. Living The Legacy of Nonviolence, First Congregational Church, Saturday, 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., 13+, $40 buffet + speaker/$10 speaker-only ticket
From the Facebook event: Join the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center as they celebrate 36 years of people-powered change, with a keynote address from organizer, journalist, scholar, and former Green Party Vice Presidential candidate Rosa Clemente.

5. MLK Day, Downtown Memphis/NCRM Museum, Monday, all day, prices vary, all ages
While it’s not technically “the weekend”, the 2018 MLK Day Parade is this coming Monday, January 15 at 9 a.m.. It begins at the North Main Street and Willist, and it ends at the National Civil Rights Museum. Read more here. The National Civil Rights Museum will also host King Day 2018 with special museum admission and more. The Grizzlies play in the annual MLK game against the Lakers at 4:30 p.m., which will be a nationally televised game.


All Weekend
All Saints In The Old Colony opens at TheatreWorks (through Jan. 28)
Art/Race/Violence: A Collaborative Response at Crosstown Arts closing weekend
Mountain Top Dreams (art openings, film screenings) at Mint Cream Studio

Friday
Tonya Dyson concert at Hattiloo Theater
Chinese Connection Dub Embassy at Railgarten
PoeticJermz at CANVAS
Eddie Smith + Tommy Burroughs at Neil’s
Woodruff Fontaine Ghost Hunt
The Po Boys at The Vault
Jazz In The Box Russell Hall at GPAC
Grizzlies Watch Party at Tin Roof
Marcella & Her Lovers at DKDC
Almost Famous at Lafayette’s

Yes, Science of Beer is on Friday, but it’s sold out.

Saturday
Roadside Bike Maintenance Class at Revolutions
Anime Blues Con Winterfest at the Landers Center
Shop Small Saturday at Ghost River w/ 901 Drift
Artist Talk with Bobby Spillman
Bob Marley Tribute at Lafayette’s
Piano Man Pictures Roadshow at Black Lodge Video (405 N. Cleveland)
Goldie & Friends Drag Show at Young Avenue Deli
Don’t Be Afraid of Basial! comedy show at Midtown Crossing
Reid Clark Comedy at CANVAS
Memphis Symphony at the Cannon Center
Snoz-Monkey Madness at Blue monkey
Mark Edgar Stuart at Railgarten
Max’s Sports Bar 10th Anniversary Party
Boo Mitchell’s Bday Celebration at DKDC
Madison Blue at The Cove

Sunday
Wok’n In Memphis Pop-Up at Porcellino’s
Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour at Landers Center
MLK Blues/Soul Concert at Cannon Center
The Wailers at the New Daisy
Memphis Ukelele Band / Ladies of Seeing Red at Lafayette’s
Tribute to Chris Cornell at The Bluff
Live Music at all the Huey’s
Lavelle Crawford at Chuckles Comedy House
America’s Sunday Supper at 3475 Central Avenue


Check out the calendar for a few more and submit your future events here.


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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