5 Things To Do This Weekend: 1/8 – 1/10
Happy Friday Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend, plus a few extras.
1. Memphis International Auto Show, Cook Convention Center, Friday – Sunday, opens at 10 a.m., free – $8, all ages/kid-friendly
Learn about the latest auto technology, check out the newest cars, crossovers, and SUVs, and even take test drives. Parking is free, tickets are $8 for adults over 13, $6 for seniors, military, and kids 6-12, kids under 6 are free, and Sunday is free for kids 12 and under when accompanied by an adult.
2. Toughest Monster Truck Tour, Landers Center, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., $5-$25, all ages/kid-friendly
How does one determine which monster truck tours are the toughest, and which tours of destructive vehicles are just not aggressive enough? I don’t know, but this particular Monster Truck Tour in Southaven this weekend claims to be the toughest. I guess there’s only one way to find out.
3. Harlem Globetrotters 2016 World Tour, FedExForum, Saturday, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., $23.50+, all ages/kid-friendly
It’s the 90th anniversary of the amazing Harlem Globetrotters. Take the kids to see all the fun and finesse. There are two shows on Saturday only.
4. Star & Micey with Black Cadillacs, Minglewood Hall, Saturday, doors at 7 p.m., $15-$17+fees, all ages
Memphis rockers Star & Micey team up with Knoxville rockers Black Cadillacs for a Saturday night show. They have a new album coming out March 11, 2016, I can’t wait for. Two of their band members were also on the I Love Memphis podcast last summer; listen here.
5. Spillit Story Slam, Amurica Photo, Saturday, 7 p.m., $10, 18 and up
At Spillit Story Slams, audience members (that means you) put their names in a bucket for a chance to tell a five minute story for the judges and crowd. Tonight’s story theme is “Seize The Day”. I’d definitely get there early to ensure a seat.
A few more ideas:
It’s your last weekend to see Peter Pan the musical at Playhouse on the Square. Shows on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Crosstown Arts hosts a gallery opening for “Hereabouts” from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday.
The Grizzlies take on the Nuggets at home at 7 p.m. at Friday (scarf giveaway night) and the Celtics at home at 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Live music: Cities Aviv, Fit of Body, Divine Interface, Rpld Ghosts, and Duma perform at the Hi-Tone on Friday at 9 p.m. Clayotis & Luke White perform at DKDC on Friday at 9:30 p.m. Short in the Sleeve, Rebecca Almond, and Tony Manard perform at Otherlands on Saturday at 8 p.m.
The Metal Museum hosts mini-workshops all day on Saturday for those who want to learn more about metalworking. There are a few spots left.
The Brothers Size drama at Hattiloo Theater continues with showings Thursdays through Sundays until Feb. 7.