5 Things To Do This Weekend: 12/16 – 12/18

Posted by Holly Whitfield | December 16th 2016 11500 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend, plus plenty of extras. Also, if you’re looking for gift ideas…I Love Memphis finally sells t-shirts online. Check out shop.ilovememphisblog.com.

1. Sister Myotis’s Karaoke Smackdown, Theatre South (1000 S. Cooper), Friday – Saturday,  $25
Come goose your holiday cheer with a big plate of karaoke and a side of judgement! River City Karaoke DJ’s are back with a vast selection of tunes (spiritual and secular) to choose from for those itchin’ to take the mic. Audience arrives at 7ish to browse song collection and sign-up for karaoke. The smackdown starts at 8pm.

2. Grizzlies Home Games, FedExForum, Friday and Sunday, prices vary, all ages/kid-friendly
The Grizzlies continue their busy December at home with two games at FedExForum, one against the Sacramento Kings on Friday at 7 p.m. The other is at 5 p.m. on Sunday against the Utah Jazz. Make a night of it by heading downtown early for ice skating at the Fourth Bluff Ice Rink, checking out the Holiday Tree at Peabody and Main, and grabbing a bit to eat before cheering on the home team.

3. Take The Soul Train To Memphis, Cannon Center, Saturday at 3 p.m., 7 p.m./Sunday at 3 p.m., $30 + fees, all ages/kid-friendly
Hattiloo Theatre presents this musical that reflects the experiences of black Americans throughout history, with a focus on the holidays.

4. Lucero Family Christmas, Minglewood Hall, Saturday, 8 p.m., $23, all ages
Join the Lucero family for their annual Christmas party at Minglewood Hall. Nikki Hill opens.

5. Hammer & Ale’s Third Birthday, Hammer & Ale, Sunday, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., all ages (must be 21 to drink)
Celebrate three years of local and regional brews (and some pretty dang delicious foods) at Hammer & Ale’s Sunday birthday party. They’ll have $3.50 pints, $2.50 polish sausage on pretzel buns, and a raffle to win a Timothy A Barker original black & white photo.

Ongoing holiday events

– Fourth Bluff Ice Rink
Zoo Lights at the Memphis Zoo
Enchanted Forest at the Pink Palace (through 12/31)
Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! at Circuit Playhouse (through 12/23)
Santaland Diaries at Circuit Playhouse (through 12/23)
Peter Pan at Playhouse on the Square (through 12/31)
– Starry Nights at Shelby Farms
Snowy Nights at Memphis Botanic Garden




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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