This Week In Memphis: January 4 -10 , 2016

Posted by Holly Whitfield | January 4th 2016 2583 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.

The photo of the flooding Mississippi River was taken by @ebransford on Instagram. The river is expected to crest at 41 feet by Friday. For comparison, 2011’s floods reached 48 feet. It shouldn’t cause any issues or problems (the riverfront parks are designed to withstand this kind of water level).

Monday (Jan. 4)

John Paul Keith and Mark Edgar Stuart perform at Lafayette’s at 6 p.m. No cover.

Old Fox Road performs in the small room at the Hi-Tone. 9 p.m. $7. 18+.

Tuesday (Jan. 5)

Drag Queen Bingo Ball at Mardi Gras Memphis restaurant (496 N. Watkins)
Play bingo (hosted by Ms Kimaya Iman Kelly), win prizes, and enjoy great food and drinks all to benefit Memphis Pets Alive. $20 per ten games. All ages. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Don’t Be Afraid of the Comedy at the Hi-Tone
This month’s comedy roundup, hosted by Josh McLane, features Chad Riden, Jared Herring, Mary Jay Berger, Henry Coleman, and Latoya Polk. $5 cover. 21+. 8:15 p.m. Ed. Note: Chad is the guy who organized the Broken Record Show in Nashville in April, which was the longest standup comedy show ever – 184 hours and 16 minutes.

Wednesday (Jan. 6)

American Quirk Film Series: “Iris” at the Brooks Museum
Fashion documentary about Albert Maysles and Iris Apfel. 7 p.m. $9/$5 Brooks members.

Cupcakes, Cursing, and Cocktails at Pink Diva Cupcakery (936 Florida St.)
A bi-monthly ladies-only gathering meant for discussions, conversations, and of course, cupcakes and wine. $8 admission; $5 if you bring your own wine glass.

Thursday (Jan. 7)

Live music at Murphy’s
Get your fill of live music with four bands – Hills & Rivers, Kitty Dearing & The Dagnabbits, BIP, and Renault Brothers – at Murphy’s dive bar in midtown. 9 p.m. $5 cover. 21+.

The Brothers Size drama has its Opening Night at Hattiloo Theatre at 7:30 p.m. $13 – $26. The show is rated R.

Friday (Jan. 8)

The Memphis International Auto Show opens at 10 a.m. at the Cook Convention Center.

The Grizzlies take on the Nuggets at home at 7 p.m.

“Toughest Monster Truck Tour” at the Landers Center
Monster trucks in Southaven at 7:30 p.m. $5 – $25

Musicians from Memphis and ATL come together for a show in the big room at 9 p.m. $10 cover. 18 and up. Lineup includes Cities Aviv, Fit of Body, Divine Interface, Rpld Ghosts, and Duma.

Clayotis & Luke White perform new songs at DKDC on Friday at 9:30 p.m. Usually there’s a $5-$10 cover. 21 and up.


It’s Elvis’ Birthday Weekend at Graceland! Check out all the events here.

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.

The Memphis International Auto Show is at the Cook Convention Center Friday through Sunday.

Monster Trucks are at the Landers Center on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

The Harlem Globetrotters are at FedExForum for two shows on Saturday at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets start at $23.50.

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.

Star & Micey perform with Black Cadillacs at Minglewood Hall on Saturday. Doors at 7 p.m. $15-$17 + fees, all ages.

Spillit hosts the first Story Slam of 2016 on Saturday at 7 p.m. The theme is “Seize the Day”. $10. Get there early for a seat. Read about what a Story Slam is here.

Live music at Otherlands on Saturday at 8 p.m.: Short in the Sleeve, Rebecca Almond, Tony Manard.

The Grizz play the Celtics at home at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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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