5 Things To Do This Weekend: 12/18 – 12/20
Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend, plus a few extras. Don’t forget to check out the Holiday Events Guide and Holiday Shopping Guide for ongoing events and shopping ideas.
1. Literacy Mid-South Book Sale Party, Playhouse on the Square, Friday, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., $25, 18+
This year, Literacy Mid-South’s annual Book Sale is a ticketed event that includes food from Babalu, wine and beer, and access to 2,000 books – all for sale from $3 – $10. Tickets are limited so get yours now.
2. House Happening 3: All Is Bright, Woodruff-Fontaine House, Friday – Sunday, 7 p.m./9p.m./2p.m., /$25/PWYC, all ages
Choreographers and artists from Project Motion modern dance collective create exciting works that embody the theme of light and the history of the Woodruff-Fontaine House. (This is a walking tour in and around the house. Please bring your coats for the cool evenings.) Performances are at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday; there is a pay-what-you-can performance at 9 p.m. on Friday.
3. Clubhouse Trivia and Broad Avenue Bingo, Five In One Social Club, Friday/Saturday, doors at 9 p.m., free to enter, 21 and up
Five In One has two fun events this weekend. On Friday night, play Clubhouse Trivia with Katrina Coleman – the prize is a screenprint of a map of Memphis. On Saturday, play Bingo with Jimmy Tightpants. Both events are free to enter, but bring money for Wiseacre; also: get there on time as these events tend to fill up very fast after doors open.
4. CYCFM Holiday Market, First Congo Parking Lot, Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., free to enter, all ages/kid-friendly
The Cooper Young Community Farmers Market is open year-round (except for Dec. 26) and this week is their holiday market! They’ll have music from Three Kings, a holiday photo booth (so wear those ubiquitous ugly X-Mas sweaters), Memphis Made Beer, roasted chestnuts, hot chocolate, coffee, plus a selection of local and regional vendors selling produce, food items, gifts, and more. See a full list here.
5. Lucero Family Christmas, Minglewood Hall, Saturday, doors at 7 p.m., $22 adv./$24 day of show, all ages
Join the Lucero family for their annual Christmas party at Minglewood Hall. $1 of each ticket’s proceeds will benefit a local charity.
More ideas for this weekend:
Paul Waits, Eric Hughes, Keturah A. Brown, Don McNatt, Karen McNatt and Tiffany Harmon perform at South Main Sounds Songwriter Night on Friday at 7 p.m.
The Kroc Center hosts family-friendly Christmas musical, “A Lifetime of Christmas”Thursdays through Sundays beginning on December 11 until December 20. Tickets are pay-what-you-can. Get showtimes here.
You Look Like A Comedy Show All-Star edition is on Saturday night at the P&H at 9 p.m.
The Grizzlies play the Mavericks away at 7:30 p.m. on Friday. They play the Pacers at home on Saturday at 7 pm.
The U of M Men’s Basketball team takes on Ole Miss at home at 7 p.m. on Friday.
As for live music: Graham Winchester plays at DKDC on Friday. Devil Train plays at Lafayette’s on Saturday. Bluff City Backsliders and Three Kings perform at The Cove on Saturday and at Huey’s midtown on Sunday. India Arie performs at Minglewood Hall on Sunday.
As we approach Christmas next week, don’t forget to check out Zoo LIghts, Starry nights at Shelby Farms, Snowy Nights at the Botanic Garden, or the Enchanted Forest at Pink Palace this weekend.
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