5 Things To Do This Weekend: 11/21 – 11/23
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Now back to your regularly scheduled programming:
1. Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention, Hilton Memphis, Friday – Sunday, all day, $15 single day ($20 Sat.) / $35 full festival
The Memphis Comic and Fantasy Convention is three glorious days of geekery that kicks off today (Friday) at 2:30 p.m. There will be panels, gaming, costumes (and a cosplay/anime costume contest), and visiting artists and writers.
2. Holiday Lighting Ceremony, Graceland, Nov. 21, 6 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
John Stamos of Full House and Greek yogurt commercial fame will be at Graceland to flip the switch and light the mansion with the traditional blue lights and Elvis' original Christmas decorations.
3. Nut Remix, Cannon Center, Friday at 7:30 p.m./Saturday at 5:30 p.m./Sunday at 2:30 p.m., $20 – $65, all ages/kid-friendly
New Ballet Ensemble school performs their annual mash-up of dance styles to bring a new twist to the traditional Nutcracker, accompanied by the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. International jookin' star and NBE alum Lil Buck will perform.
4.Love Pop Soda Shop Opening Party, 506 S. Main, Saturday, starts at 6 p.m., free to attend, all ages/kid-friendly
A new vintage-meets-modern soda shop is opening in the South Main neighborhood this weekend, and there's a fun party to celebrate. Go to the shop during the party for your only chance to sample their 200+ soda flavors (like candied bacon, pumpkin spice, butterscotch root beer, and blue raspberry orange), win a year's supply of soda, and try some soda floats with ice cream.
5. "This is Memphis" Music Fest, New Daisy Theatre, Saturday, doors at 7 p.m., $5 advance/$7 door/$15 VIP,
Blue Tom Records will host its first-ever showcase of Memphis artists at the New Daisy Theatre on Beale this weekend. The lineup includes Mason Jar Fireflies, Deering & Down, Drew Erwin, Idle & Wild, and several others.