This Week In Memphis – November 16 – 22, 2015

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 16th 2015 2417 0

Here are the things you won’t want to miss this week in Memphis + a preview of the weekend.

– Monday

Ellis Film Screening at Crosstown Arts
Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts will screen “Ellis”, starring Robert De Niro for free on Monday night. There’s an open discussion afterwards.

Grizzlies v. Thunder Throwback Jersey Game
The Grizz take on the Thunder in their red Memphis Sounds uniforms at 7 p.m. The first 5,000 fans get a pennant.

– Tuesday

Denny Laine & Steve Holley at the Hi-Tone
Music from Denny Laine (Moody Blues, Wings), Steve Holley (Wings, Elton John) with the Cryers. The show starts at 7 p.m and tickets are $15 at the door.

Words3: Bridges
Connect with and share your work with local writers of all genres at the monthly reading series, held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Communion (though the readings are not necessarily religious in nature) this Tuesday. This month’s theme is “Bridges”.

Memphis v. Oklahoma
The Tiger’s men’s basketball team plays Oklahoma at home at 4 p.m.

– Wednesday

School of Hospitality Career Fair at the U of M Holiday Inn
Looking for a job or internship in the hospitality or sports leisure fields? Come to the Kemmons Wilson School career fair beginning at 10 a.m.

– Thursday

Night at the Brewery at High Cotton Taproom
Support United Housing’s efforts to help families obtain and maintain stable housing by buying local beer. 100 percent of $3.50 pint proceeds and 10 percent of food proceeds will go towards UHI. The event is from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

“Big Ten” Play at Soulsville Towne Centre
This dramatic production is about All-American college quarterback Barry Turner, who has to reevaluate his life and priorities after a pro-career-ending injury. Ticket pre-sales are $25 and $30 at the door, and proceeds go towards the National Society of Black Engineers Memphis chapter scholarship fund. Food and fun begins at 5:30 and the play begins at 7 p.m.

Holiday Sale at the Art Factory in Cooper Young
Support local artists and get some shopping done at the holiday open house and sale in Cooper Young this Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Food trucks will be there!

Memphis v. Grambling State
The men’s Tiger basketball team plays Grambling State at home at 7 p.m.

– All Week

Musical and cirque-style show Pippin opens at the Orpheum on Tuesday, Nov. 17 and runs through Nov. 22. Read more about the show and see a preview here.

– Weekend

On Friday and Saturday Opera Memphis presents fun, classic operative fairy tale “The Magic Flute”. Click here for more info on the story, tickets, and more. This is a perfect opera to introduce the kids to the art form!


Have you seen New Ballet Ensemble’s Nut Remix yet? What are you waiting for! 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. The show is at the Cannon Center this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only; tickets start at $5.

At the Spillit Story Grand Slam on Friday, winners of Slams from the whole year will compete for title of Grand Master Storyteller and the theme is M-E-M-P-H-I-S. Tickets are $10 cash at the door, which opens at 6:30 p.m. Show begins at 7 p.m.

The Memphis Botanic Garden hosts a kid-friendly Campfire Party on Friday. Reservations are required.

On Friday, the Grizz take on the Rockets at home at 7 p.m. Then on Saturday, they play the Spurs at 7:30 p.m. in San Antonio.

Also on Friday, the Mid-South Peace & Justice Center hosts the #MyMSPJC Sustain the Funk house party fundraiser with music, art bazaar, food, and more. Suggested donation/cup is $5 at the party starts at 8 p.m. at 51 N. Auburndale.

On Saturday, you’ve got a ton of great live music to choose from: Terry Prince & the Principles at Murphy’s, Toy Trucks, Switchblade Kid, and more at the Buc, Graham Winchester at DKDC, and the Memphis Dawls Vinyl release show at Young Ave. Deli.

The Memphis Tigers football team plays Temple in Philly at 11 a.m. Watch on ESPNU.

Saturday is also the monthly “You Look Like A Comedy Show” at the P&H at 9 p.m. ($5)

None of these float your boat? Check out the calendar for more events.

Don’t see your event on the list? I create these posts based on events submitted to the calendar, so 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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