This Week In Memphis: February 15 – 21, 2016

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 15th 2016 1168 0
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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.

Monday (Feb. 15)

Team Healing Essence hosts an aromatherapy and essential oils class at 6 p.m. at the Panera Bread on Germantown Parkway.

Kevin Cerrito hosts Zoolander Trivia at Schweinehaus at 8 p.m.

Tuesday (Feb. 16)

MJCC’s International Jewish Film Festival will screen “Dough” at the Paradiso at 7:30 p.m. You must buy advanced tickets here.

Dead Soliders and HEELS perform at the New Daisy Theatre at 7 p.m. for the new Service Industry Night series (every third Tuesday). $10 includes cover and beer bust from Wiseacre.

Girlpool, Bobby T, and Small perform at the Hi-tone at 9 p.m. $10, 18+.

Wednesday (Feb. 17)

The Brooks Museum’s foreign film series will screen “Jafar Panahi’s Taxi” at 7 p.m.

Webern Chamber Choir performs at St. John’s Episcopal Church at 7:30 p.m.

Thursday (Feb. 18)

Have Coffee and Conversation with criminal justice advocacy group Just City at The Office at Uptown from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The Dixon will show “Pink Panther Strikes Again” for their Art After Dark night. Begins at 6 p.m. Included in price of admission to the Dixon.

MJCC’s International Jewish Film Festival continues with “Zemene” at MJCC (6560 Poplar Ave.) at 7:30 p.m.

Pretty Things Peepshow vaudeville show performs at the Hi-Tone at 8 p.m. $12-$15, 18+

Cicada Rhythm performs at Minglewood Hall; doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

The Drum & Dance Soul Party is at the Lamplighter at 11 p.m., featuring drummer Graham Winchester and Ben Bauermeister and DANCING.

Weekend

Friday:

Opening Reception for Lawrence Matthews III: The Marketing Of Perception is at the U of M at 5 p.m.

The Grizz take on the Timberwolves at home at 7 p.m. They play the Raptors away on Sunday at 5 p.m.

Friday live music: School of Rock takes over Club 152 on Beale at 6 p.m. Dylan LeBlanc and Chris Milam perform at Minglewood Hall, doors at 7 p.m. Terry Prince & the Principles at Otherlands at 8 p.m.

“Matters Of The Heart” spoken word and poetry event is at 7 p.m. at 3589 Summer Ave.

Saturday:

The Dixon hosts a 1970s Family Day to celebrate their 40th anniversary on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

STOMP is at the Orpheum Theatre for two showings only, on Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Attend a reading from Mid-South Poets at the Cordova Library on Saturday at 3 p.m.

The Hi-Tone hosts a “Bands For Bernie” benefit with a dozen local bands starting at 7 p.m. $5. 18+.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra performs “Bolero!” (music from Bolero, West Side Story, and Romeo & Juliet) on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Cannon Center.

MJCC’s International Jewish Film Festival continues on Saturday at 8 p.m with a screening of “The Last Mentsch”.

You Look Like A Comedy Show roasting tournament featuring local comics and improvisers insulting each other in hilarious way is at The P&H on Saturday at 9 p.m.

Goner Presents NOTS, Trampoline Team, Aquarian Blood at Murphy’s at 9 p.m. $8. 21+ Get adv. tickets for $5 at Goner Records.

Sunday:

Youth Villages will host the 27th annual Soup Sunday at FedExForum from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 50 area restaurants will offer all manner of soups, gumbos, stews, chilis, plus snacks and desserts. Get tickets here.

MJCC’s International Jewish Film Festival continues on Sunday at 1 p.m. with “TouchDown Israel” and 6:30 p.m. with “Deli Man”.

*The Green Beetle hosts a “Throw Me A Bone” fundraiser to support ALIVE Rescue Memphis from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. $6 admission includes your first beer; bring money for raffle with cool dog and people prizes.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra performs “Bolero!” (music from Bolero, West Side Story, and Romeo & Juliet) on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at GPAC.

Marlowe Shepard performs at Spin Street Music on Sunday at noon on at the Lamplighter at 8 p.m.

*Jimmy Ogle will host another free Fairground Tour on Sunday at 2 p.m.  Tour begins at north parking lot of the Coliseum.

*MGLCC hosts a fundraiser for the Metamorphosis Project from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis. Tickets are $40 per person or two for $75; admission includes wine, beer, and appetizers, live auction, and live music from Alex da Ponte.

Goner Presents: Ty Segall & the Muggers w/ Ex-Cult & Axis: Sova plus Goner DJs at the Hi-Tone starting at 8 p.m. All ages. $15 advance tickets; $17 day-of-show tickets. Cash only.

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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