5 Things To Do This Weekend: 2/10 – 2/12

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 10th 2017 7936 1

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

1. The Illusionists, Orpheum Theatre, Friday – Sunday, $30 – 85, all ages
The world’s best selling Broadway magic show is at the Orpheum with five shows in three days (Friday at 8, Saturday at 2 and 8, and Sunday at 1 and 6:30). This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth.

2. Grizzlies v. Warriors, FedExForum, Friday, 7 p.m., prices vary, all ages
Let’s fill up the Grindhouse. Fill. it. up. It’s also a National Civil Rights Museum Pride Uniform Night.

3. Golf and Games Food Truck Park, 5484 Summer Avenue, Saturday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., prices vary, all ages/kid-friendly 
This Saturday, Golf & Games (aka “Putt Putt”) on Summer will open its permanent food truck park with about eight trucks and live entertainment. Read more here.

4. The Break-Up Show 6, New Daisy Theater, Saturday, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m., $20,  21+
The Break-Up Show is back with their sixth installment of 100% true Memphis stories of heartbreak, rejection and insanity, featuring dramatic recitations of text-message breakups and online dating fails, original sketch comedy videos, bad date re-enactments, and hysterical meltdowns.

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5. Ghost River Release Party, Hammer & Ale, Sunday, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., 21+ to drink
Ghost River will release two limited edition speciality beers – Midnight Magic and Sinful Sister Barleywine – and 10 percent of proceeds benefit the Johnny Cash statue project in Cooper Young. Read more about Memphis’s new high gravity beers here.

I’ve got one more super unique idea for this weekend…the American Dream Safari’s Indoor Trailer Park is having an art sale on Friday, February 10th from 5-8pm so you can pick up a little something for your Valentine. Or yourself. Tire ties, distinctive chairs, objects for the garden and art for the naked wall available for sale.

Also, don’t forget that the Memphis Open tennis tournament begins on Saturday at the Racquet Club with qualifying matches. Read all the weeks’ matches, world-class athlete, and live Memphis music here.

All weekend
Rock of Ages at Playhouse on the Square
Hand To God at Circuit Playhouse

Friday
Opening for “We Need To Talk” at Crosstown Arts
Reception for “Image and Object: Works by Adam Hawk and Joe Morzuch” at MCA Gallery at Playhouse
The Moonpie Project Presents: Brandon Marshall at Crosstown Alley
The Break-Up Show Dress Rehearsal at Crosstown Arts
Hamiltunes at the Dixon
South Main Sounds Presents: Rev. Neil Down and Friends
Chris Johnson at Dirty Crow

Saturday
Forrest Spence Fund No-Show Ball
Memphis Fashion Week Model Call at Wolfchase Galleria
Free Legal Clinic at the Central Library
Jookin’ and Jivin’ dance class for kids at Buckman PFAC
Amazing Epiphyte Adaptations lecture at the Dixon
Seasonal Crosstown Market at Midtown Crossing Grill
Bust Stress & Be Happy weekly workshop at Shelby Farms
“Smooch the Pooch” photo booth at Humane Society
Love A Pup Valentine Party at River Dog Inn
Love Bizarre Poetry Slam at Cordova Library
Visual Art Show at Crosstown Arts
Paint it Forward at Pinot’s Palette
Davy Ray Bennet’s CD release party at Stone Soup Cafe
Valentine’s Soiree at The Esplanade
Heartbreakers Burlesque at RockHouse Live Memphis

Sunday

Champagne Sunday at the Metal Museum
BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet at Buckman PFAC
Live Music at all the Huey’s


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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