This Week In Memphis: January 11 – 17, 2016

Posted by Holly Whitfield | January 12th 2016 2772 0

Here’s what’s going on in Memphis this week, plus a preview of this weekend. Don’t forget to submit your upcoming events to the I Love Memphis Calendar.

Photo of kimchi fries at Acre, taken by @thehungryleopard on Instagram. Take your photos #ilovememphis to be featured.

Photo of kimchi fries at Acre, taken by @thehungryleopard on Instagram. Take your photos #ilovememphis to be featured.

Tuesday (Jan. 12)

Matilda the Musical opens at the Orpheum on Tuesday and runs through Sunday. Tickets range from $25 – $125.

The Grizzlies play the Rockets at FedExForum at 7 p.m.

Lord of the Rings trivia is at the Rec Room at 8 p.m. Reservations required.

Wednesday (Jan. 13)

The Brooks Museum American Quirk Film Series continues with 1975’s iconic documentary “Grey Gardens”. $9/$5 for members and students. 7 p.m.

Steve Selvidge, Jimmy Crosthwait, Ben Baker, and Luke White perform at DKDC at 7:30 p.m.

Don’t make a huge mistake and miss out on Arrested Development trivia at Tamp & Tap at 7 p.m. Reservations required.

Chris Wicher hosts a wine tasting at Midtown Crossing Grill at 6:30 p.m. $25 per person includes wines, hors d’oeurves, and gratuity.

Brian “Breeze” Cayolle and Brennan Villines perform at Lafayette’s at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively. All ages. No cover. I recommend reservations.

Thursday (Jan. 14)

Take an afternoon yoga class in Schilling Gallery at the Brooks Museum. 1 p.m. $10. Sign up in advance here.

The Grizzlies take on the Pistons at FedExForum at 7 p.m.

Malco’s Ridgeway Four will show RiffTrax Live’s “Starship Troopers” at 7:30 p.m.


DreamFest 5 Weekend is Friday through Sunday, featuring three nights of local music from dozens of artists, plus Rella Remixed, a hip-hop version of Cinderella. Read more here.

Matilda the Musical continues at the Orpheum through Sunday.

The Science of Beer at the Pink Palace begins at 6:30 p.m. Taste local and national brews, eat snacks, attend seminars. Tickets are $35 for non-members. 21+.

The 14th annual Tool Box Bash benefitting Habit for Humanity is Friday at Memphis Botanic Garden at 7 p.m. Lots of food, live music, live and silent auctions, and more.

City & Colour performs at Minglewood Hall on Friday. Doors at 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. All ages. Tickets $27.50 – $33.

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.

Toy Trucks, Radio Ghost, and Crocket Hall play at the Buccaneer on Friday at 10 p.m. 21+. $5 cover.

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.

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

You Look Like A Comedy Show returns to the P&H at 9 p.m. on Saturday. Six regional comics insult each other and then meanest roaster wins. It’s hilarious. $5 cover. 21+.

Jimmy Ogle will lead a tour of the Mid-South Fairgrounds on Sunday at 2 p.m. Meet at the Coliseum.

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 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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