This Week In Memphis: February 22 – 28, 2016
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. 22)
It is National Drink Margarita Day. Go here for a full post.
LOLO performs at the Hi-Tone at 9 p.m. $10.
John Paul Keith performs at Lafayette’s at 6 p.m.
Tuesday (Feb. 23)
MJCC’s International Jewish Film Festival will screen “Once In A Lifetime” at MJCC 7:30 p.m.
Faith Evans Ruch will perform at Lafayette’s at 8 p.m. to celebrate the release of her new singles, “Sugar” and “Thank You'”. Free.
The Tuesday Show comedy night returns for February with three hilarious Nashville comics and three Memphis favorites. 8 p.m. Brass Door. $5. 21 and up.
The University of Memphis hosts the Escher String Quarter with Jason Vieux at the Harris Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday (Feb. 24)
I will announce the 2016 Beale Street Music Festival lineup this morning!
The Escher String Quartet will perform at the Brooks Museum at 10:30 a.m. Free.
The Grizz take on the Lakers at home at 7 p.m. Bring non-perishable food items to the game to donate to the Mid-South Food Bank! MSFB will also accept cash donations at FedExForum. (Just $5 provides 15 meals to people who need it in the Mid-South – that’s less than a beer at the arena!)
The Dropkick Murphys perform their 20-year anniversary world tour at the New Daisy at 7:30 p.m. $30+.
MJCC’s International Jewish Film Festival will screen “The Outrageous Sophie Tucker” at The Ridgeway Four at 7:30 p.m.
Clay Otis plays a free early show at DKDC at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday (Feb. 25)
The Brooks Museum will screen Oscar-nominated live action short films from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and animated shorts from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Experience Cash: Support the Cooper Young Johnny Cash Statue Project by going on in Cooper Young this Thursday night. Ten percent of proceeds from select restaurants and shops will go towards the project. More details here.
Meet the Orpheum’s new CEO at “Dinner On Stage” at 6 p.m. $75 ticket ($50 for season ticket holders) includes a cocktail reception, 3-course meal with wine, backstage tour, Orpheum history info, Broadway trivia, and Q&A session.
The Memphis Tigers men’s basketball team plays SMU at FedExForum at 6 p.m. Bring non-perishable food items to the game to donate to the Mid-South Food Bank! MSFB will also accept cash donations at FedExForum. (Just $5 provides 15 meals to people who need it in the Mid-South – that’s less than a beer at the arena!)
The 6th annual Wine For Wishes Make-A-Wish Foundation fundraiser is at the Cadre Building at 6:30 p.m. Your $55 tickets includes wine-tasting, food, silent auction, and entertainment.
Lord T & Eloise perform at Lafayette’s. Get all the info here.
4th Annual Noir Fashion Show & Soiree celebrates Black History Month and current Memphis fashion movers and shakers.
It’s Trolley Night on South Main. Check out art opening receptions and live music, including the Art Education Thesis Exhibition at the Hyde Gallery and South Main Sounds Songwriter Night #22. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Eclectic Eye will host an art opening for Mary-Ellen Kelly’s latest exhibit from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Grizzlies Prep Charter School will host a Wine Sharing Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m.
Opera Memphis hosts their annual Wild Game Dinner at the Clark Opera Center at 6:30 p.m.
Johnny Cash’s 84th Birthday Party celebration includes Memphis Made beer, cake, and performances by Amy LaVere and Will Sexton. It’s at the Galloway House at 1015 S. Cooper and entry is $5. Doors at 7 p.m. All ages. More details here.
The Pink Palace will host the 7th Annual Brew Movement Against Multiple Sclerosis at 7 pm. Your $35 ticket includes home-brewed and craft beer, food, live music, and access to a silent auction. 21+.
The Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Rhodes MasterSinger Chorale and Orphanos will perform Handel’s Messiah at the Cannon Center at 7:30 p.m. $25.
The Grizzlies play the Lakers in L.A. at 9:30 p.m.
Terry Prince and the Principles play with The Renault Brothers and Woodteeth at Murphy’s at 9:30 p.m. $5 cover. 21+.
The Orange Mound Community will host A Walk For Education starting at 9:30 a.m. with college and scholarship info, SAT/ACT prep tools. At noon at the Orange Mound Community Center, they’ll have free food, youth activities, entertainment, and a keynote speaker. More info here.
Methodist South hosts Day To Dance with dance performances from local groups (including Collage and the Grizz Grannies & Grandpas) and health screenings at 1215 Southland Mall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Memphis Made Brewing hosts a sushi-making class at 6 p.m. at their taproom. $40 includes sushi supplies. Beer will be available, of course!
Mix-Odyssey is back. The annual mixology competition benefits Volunteer Odyssey (you may have heard of them from the monthly Volunteer guides.) You’ll get a “passport” and a chance to try multiple cocktails from Memphis’ best bartenders, plus appetizers. Don’t forget to have your volunteer fortune told! 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at BRIDGES. $55+.
Storybooth in Crosstown hosts “Impossible Language”, a poetry reading from Memphis poets, at 7 p.m.
Hands of Hope hosts their annual Auction Party at 7 p.m. It’s the Exchange Club’s largest fundraiser: auction items include trips to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, a Denver Broncos game, Destin, Seagrove, and more. Tickets are $125 per person or $250 per couple and include food, wine, champagne, and beer.
The Memphis Symphony performs “The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds Turns 50” as part of their Pops series. 7:30 p.m. at the Canon Center.
MJCC’s International Jewish Film Festival will screen “Apples From The Desert” at MJCC 8 p.m.
The Grizzlies play the Suns in Phoenix at 8:30 p.m.
Marcella & Her Lovers play at DKDC at 10:30 p.m.
The Brooks Museum will screen Oscar-nominated animated shorts from noon to 2 p.m.
The Memphis National Golf Club will host a Bridal Open house from noon to 3 p.m.
The Memphis Tigers men’s basketball team plays Tulsa at FedExForum at 3 p.m.
MJCC’s International Jewish Film Festival will screen “Front of the Class” at MJCC at 1 p.m.
IRIS Orchestra will perform with Project Trio at GPAC at 8 p.m.