5 Things To Do This Weekend: 2/5 – 2/7
Happy Friday Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend, plus a few extras.
1. Grizzlies Watch Party, Rec Room, Friday, 6 p.m., free to attend, all ages
I Love Memphis, Grizzly Bear Blues, Fan Essentials, and 901 Collection are hosting a watch party tonight at the Rec Room barcode at 3000 Broad Avenue. We’ll have the Grizz v. Knicks game on the huge projector screens, $1 off select drinks from the bar, Rec Room pizza for sale, free ILM stickers and clings, and a 901 Collection t-shirt pop-up shop with 20% off merch. See y’all there!
2. Tennessee Comic Con, Cook Convention Center, Saturday – Sunday, all day, $5 – $25, all ages
Check out informational panels, artists, vendors, cosplayer, and about 18 special guests, including actors David Della Rocco from Boondock Saints and Samantha Smith from Supernatural. Tickets are $15 per day, $25 for both days, and $5 for kids eight and under.
3. Works of Heart, Memphis College of Art, Saturday, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m., $75 general admission/$200 VIP, 21 and up
This annual auction benefits the Memphis Child Advocacy Center. Enjoy beer, wine, and appetizers, and bid on 100 pieces of art from regional artists during an auction. The VIP “Big Heart Lounge” tickets include special gifts, artwork, and more. (The photo featured at the top of this page is an example of the artwork.)
4. “Fantastic Failures: An Evening With Sean Mosely”, Amurica Photo, Saturday, doors at 6:30 p.m., $10 cash, 13+
Storyteller Sean Mosley presents his one-man show this Saturday night starting at 7 p.m. (Be sure to get there early to get a seat.) He’ll tell a handful of new stories. From the FB event page: “Let’s be honest, success is boring and failures are fun to hear about. Sean Mosley is neurotic and obsessive about every one of his failures, and can’t wait to finally share them.”
5. Champagne Sunday, Metal Museum, Sunday, noon to 2 p.m., free to attend, 21+
The Metal Museum celebrates the open of the new Contemporary Classics exhibit with champagne, wine, chocolate, and cupcakes. The museum store will be open – it’s a great place to shop for a special something for your sweetie.
– Yes, February 7th is Super Bowl Sunday. For a full list of events, places to watch, and ideas for food, go to the Memphis Super Bowl Guide.
A Few More Ideas:
– Crosstown Arts hosts an opening reception for Blind Navigator, featuring artwork from Clare Torina and Alex Paulus, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday.
– Comedy Show “Homeroom” is at Midtown Crossing Grill on Friday, 8 p.m, 21+, free admission.
– Celebrate “Cinco de Febraro” with Cantadores with Chickasaw Mound in the small room at the Hi-Tone at 9 p.m. on Friday.
– “Guilt Lies & Lust” The Stage Play opens at Evergreen Theatre, Feb. 5-6 and 12-13 at 7 p.m., plus matinees on Feb. 7 and 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 or two for $32. Adult content. 18+.
– Legendary singer Kallen Esperian hosts “Love Changes Everything“, a performance at GPAC on Saturday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Available exclusively to season subscribers.
– Midtown Crossing Grill hosts a Season Crosstown Market with eleven local vendors on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
– Playback Memphis experimental theater group presents “Memphis Matters 2”, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at First Congo. $12 – $15.
– The Memphis Open Tennis tournament will kick off at a Sunday Funday Super Bowl Watch Party at the Racquet Club of Memphis. It starts at 5 p.m. and is free to Memphis Open Sunday qualifying match ticket holders, sponsors, VIPs, and box seat holders. More details here.