5 Things To Do This Weekend: 1/15 – 1/17

Posted by Holly Whitfield | January 15th 2016 2229 0

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

ICYMI: Yesterday I announced the Memphis Culture Crawl. Check it out.


1. DreamFest 5 Music Festival, various locations, all weekend, prices vary, ages vary
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend, enjoy three nights of local music of all genres. Friday  and Saturday nights are music showcases at 1524 Madison. Saturday afternoon is Rella Remixed, a hip-hop version of Cinderella at Buckman Performing Arts Center. Sunday is music and spken word act Artistik Lounge at Minglewood Hall. Get all the details here.

2. Tool Box Bash, Memphis Botanic Garden, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., $60, 21+
Enjoy food from Heart & Soul Catering, drinks from Stellar Cellar, live music from G3, and live and silent auctions at the Botanic Gardens this Friday night. Proceeds from the 14th annual Tool Box Bash go towards Habitat for Humanity.

3. Ravishing Rachmaninoff, Cannon Center/GPAC, Saturday – Sunday, 7:30 p.m./2:30 p.m., $50, all ages
Memphis Symphony Orchestra performs “Ravishing Rahmaninoff” featuring guest conductor Chelsea Tipton and world renowned, GRAMMY-nominated pianist Terrence Wilson. There are two performances: Sat. at 7:30 p.m. at Cannon Center and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at GPAC. Also, Mr. Wilson will have a Saturday monring performance and appearance at Amro Music (2918 Poplar Ave.) at 11 a.m.

4. You Look Like A Comedy Show, P&H Cafe, Saturday, 9 p.m., $5, 21 and up 
Six regional comics insult each other and the meanest roaster wins. It’s hilarious and all in good fun. From what I understand, people usually don’t cry. You can listen to past “You Look Like” shows on Memphis-based OAM podcast network at this link.

5. Mid-South Fairgrounds Tour With Jimmy Ogle, Mid-South Coliseum, Sunday, 2 p.m, free, all ages
Historian Jimmy Ogle will lead a tour of the Mid-South Fairgrounds focusing on the area’s “natural, cultural, architectural and entertainment history” as well as its present and future. City Councilwoman Jamita Swearengen of District 4 (the Fairground’s home district) will speak before the tour. Dress warmly!

A few more ideas:

Matilda the Musical continues at the Orpheum through Sunday.

City & Colour performs at Minglewood Hall on Friday. Toy Trucks, Radio Ghost, and Crocket Hall play at the Buccaneer on Friday at 10 p.m.

The Mississippi River Kings play the Knoxville Ice Bears at 7:05 p.m. at the Landers Center on Friday. St. Jude receives $3 from each ticket sold. They play the Louisiana Ice Gators on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at home as well.

Memphis College of Art hosts an opening reception for “Illustrators 57” juried exhibition on Friday. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The 4th Annual Ronald McDonald House Charity Autocross is all day long on Saturday at the Memphis International Raceway.

The Grizzlies play the Knicks at home at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves performs at GPAC on Saturday night at 8 p.m.

None of these float your boat? Check out the calendar for more events and feel free to add your events here.

Don’t forget to check out here for the weekday fun guide every Monday, plus more Memphis-loving every day on this blog, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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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