5 Things To Do This Weekend: 1/27 – 1/29

Posted by Holly Whitfield | January 27th 2017 3998 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are the five things you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend. I’d like to draw attention to the Grizzlies Watch Party on Saturday night. I’ll see you there!

1. South Main Trolley Night, South Main Neighborhood, Friday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., free, all ages
It’s time for the monthly South Main Trolley Art Night. Specifically, Art Village Gallery hosts the “Out of Africa” opening, South Main Sounds and Green Beetle will host live music, and 387 Pantry will host

2. Chocolate Fantasy, Agricenter, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., $20, all ages
Taste Memphis’ best chocolate desserts, candies, cookies, ice cream, pastries and other chocolate treats from over 30 vendors. Enjoy music, entertainment, live auction and games.  Proceeds benefit the National Kidney Foundation of West Tennessee.

3. Grizzlies Game Watch Party, Memphis Made Taproom, Saturday, 8 p.m., free to attend, all ages
I Love Memphis and Grizzly Bear Blues blogs will team up for a huge watch party for the Grizz v. Jazz game on Saturday night. Head up to the Memphis Made taproom for great beer, grub from food truck, limited edition Fan Essentials shirts for sale, plus Grizzlies tickets giveaways at the endif the first three quarters. See you there!

4. Memphis Roller Derby Mashup, Pipkin Building, Saturday, 7 p.m., $10 adults, all ages/kid-friendly
Your favorite folks on eight wheels are back for their 11th season and they’re starting the season off with a bang of cuteness in our Kittens vs. Unicorns gender inclusive mashup. Doors at 6 p.m., bout at 7 p.m. Bring an item to donate to the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County and get a dollar off adult admission at the door. Tickets are $10 for adults 13+, $5 kids 5 to 12, and free for kids 4 and under.

5. Youth Villages Soup Sunday, FedExForum, Sunday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., $30 adults/$10 kids, all ages/kid-friendly
More than 50 area restaurants will offer all manner of soups, gumbos, stews, chilis, plus snacks and desserts. (See above.) Read more here.

All Weekend

Other People’s Happiness at Theatreworks
Rock of Ages at Playhouse on the Square
Hand to God at Circuit Playhouse


Out of Africa Opening Reception during Trolley Night
Ballet on Wheels + Cordova High School Youth Classical Concert at Buckman Performing Arts
Latte Art Throwdown at 387 Pantry
Lawrence Matthews opening at The Slim House
The Urban Flower Experience Opening Reception at Crosstown Arts
Ghost River Dinner at Loflin Yard
The Nightowls at Loflin Yard
The Rusty Pieces at the Green Beetle
Chris Johnson at Dirty Crow Inn
South Main Sounds Songwriter NIght #46
Maley Manor Ghost Tour in Covington, Tenn.


Bleus & Brews Beer & Cheese Pairing at Wiseacre
Chocolate Fantasy at the Agricenter
Winter Yappy Hour at Celtic Crossing
Family Day with Backbeat Tours
Refreshingly Happy at the Hi-Tone
Southern Prohibition Tap Takeover at Hammer & Ale
Craft and Draft at PizzaRev
Chinese New Year Celebration at Buckman Performing Arts
Black Nerd Power Comedy Hour at Midtown Crossing Grill
Memphis Roller Derby Bout at Pipkin Building


Discovering American Art Now opens at the Dixon
Balé Folclórico da Bahia at GPAC

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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