5 Things To Do This Weekend: 1/20 – 1/22

Posted by Holly Whitfield | January 20th 2017 4816 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend, plus a few extras.

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1. Rock of Ages, Playhouse on the Square, all weekend, $25, 13+
Rock music (think Styx, Poison, Guns N Rose, Whitesnack and more) + sexy 80s costumes and snazzy dancing make up Playhouse’s new musical, which opens this weekend. Adult situations and language.

2. Grizzlies Games, FedExForum, Friday / Saturday, 7 p.m., price varies, all ages/kid-friendly
The Grizz have two home games this weekend. Friday night’s is against the Kings. Saturday night’s game is against the Rockets and is special Civil Right jersey game plus they’re giving away Chandler Parsons yoga mats to the first 3000 fans.

3. Party For Peace & Justice + Talking Heads Tribute, Hi-Tone Cafe, Friday, 8 p.m., 18+, $5 small room / $15 big room
This Friday night, the Hi-Tone hosts two awesome concerts benefitting Memphis causes. In the small room, the Party for Peace & Justice features Terry Prince & the Principles and many more and benefits the MSPJC. In the big room, The Ammunition, Moon Glimmers, and many more perform a Talking Heads Tribute as a benefit to NAMI.

4. Hoppy Hour, Brooks Museum, Saturday, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Check out the giant, inflatable, lit-up bunnies in front of the Brooks with a special “hoppy” hour event. They’ll have hot chocolate and music, and a first-come, first-serve Old Forest tour at Overton Park at 4 p.m.

5. Collage Dance’s RISE, Cannon Center, Sunday, 2:30 p.m., $22, all ages/kid-friendly
If you haven’t seen the viral photo of Collage’s dancers yet, you need to. This Memphis dance company presents a performance this Sunday featuring professional dancers and students. I attended a rehearsal this week and I absolutely cannot wait to see the finished show on Sunday; I assure you it will be impressive, creative, and memorable.

A Few more ideas

All Weekend
Other People’s Happiness at Theatreworks

Opening reception for Umar Rashid at U of M
South Main Sounds Songwriter Night #45
Haunted Pub Crawl downtown
Woodruff-Fontaine Ghost Tour

Extreme DEEP: Mission into the Abyss at the Pink Palace opens
Memphis Women’s March
Snowbeard Barleywine Release Party with Karaoke at Wiseacre
John Oates at The Delta School in Wilson, Ark.
Alonzo King LINES Ballet at GPAC

Live music at all the Huey’s

Another one from Collage’s rehearsal.

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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