5 Things To Do This Weekend: 2/16 – 2/18

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 16th 2018 2482 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! Here are five things to do this weekend, plus a few extras.

From The Color Purple. Photo courtesy of The Orpheum.

1. The Color Purple, Orpheum Theatre, through Sunday, various times, $20 +, 13+
This heartfelt tale of black Southern women overcoming adversity in Broadway musical form. Read more in this interview with actress Nikisha Williams.

2. Crosstown Brewing Grand Opening, 1264 Concourse Ave., Friday, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., free to enter, all ages/kid-friendly
Memphis has a new taproom and it finally opens tonight. They’ll have five beers on tap, including the special 9.5% ABV Russian Imperial Stout. I’m sure it’s going to be slam-packed tonight, but Crosstown Brewing is also open noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with regular hours henceforth. Read more.

3. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Pink Palace, Saturday – Sunday, 4 p.m., $15 – , all ages/kid-friendly
The perfect rainy day activity: take the family to a museum + a classic sci-fi movie, “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”. The ticket prices above reflect admission to the Pink Palace plus the afternoon movie on the big screen. Right now, the Pink Palace has all its usual natural and Memphis history exhibits, plus a new one on South American gold.

4. Time Warp Drive-In: Soul Cinema Dance Party, Summer Drive-In, Saturday, 7 p.m., $10, bring kids at your own risk
The Time Warp is showing Breakin’ and House Party this Saturday night. Read more.

5. You Look Like Show, P&H Cafe, Saturday, 9 p.m., $8 21+
Get in some laughs at this clever insult comedy show at midtown’s poorest and hungriest dive bar. Who will leave with the crown?

plus a few extras …

plus a few extras…

All Weekend

Ballet Memphis presents Small Places at Playhouse on the Square
Perfect Arrangement at The Circuit Playhouse
Memphis Shrine Circus at the Agricenter

Chinese New Year Celebration at Railgarten
The Po Boys at The Dirty Crow
The White Buffalo at The Hi Tone Cafe
Pupusa and Tamale Fundraiser at Evergreen Presbyterian
Valentine’s Paint Date at Let’s Paint
“Spirit Animal” by Karen Mulford at Eclectic Eye
Year of the (Street) Dog party at Ghost River
Memphis Love: An Evening with Liz Brasher at Folk All Y’all
Improv Comedy with The Bluff City Liars at The P&H
Black Panther Movie “After Party” at Art Village Gallery
33rd Annual “Bowlin’ on the River” Bowl-A-Thon at Billy Hardwick’s
Devil Train at Young Avenue Deli
Arcana: Love In Vein at CANVAS
Friday Steak Night w/ Live Blues at Shelby Forest


The Redux: Wedding Resale Event at Bartlett Station Municipal Center
Notes, Legs, & Merlot: Piano & Wine Pairings Event at AMRO Music
Black Muslims in the Americas lecture at the Central Library
Lost Roots: The Disconnect Between Africans & African Americans lecture at Art Village Gallery
Piece of Mind pop-up art show at Crosstown Arts
Cooper Young Community Farmer’s Market
John Paul Keith at Railgarten
Countown to Paddy’s Day Party at The Brass Door
Crawfish Boil at The Bluff
Snowglobe at Memphis Made
Gift Wraps Pop-Up at The Bubble Bistro
PB&J: Anansi and the Sky God at GPAC
The Subtractions at The Blue Monkey
Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl at New Moon Theater Company
Tchaikovsky’s Fifth by Memphis Symphony Orchestra at Canon Center
Saturday Soul Sessions at Classic Soulz
Bluff City Backsliders at The Cove
Cubanisimo at GPAC
Memphis Blues v. New Orleans Rugby Club at Tobey Park
Stroll Down Black Broadway at Hattiloo
Drafts and Laughs at Memphis Made
Ports & Dessert Wines Tasting at Great Wine & Spirits
The Frog Prince at Circuit Playhouse
Spring Festival Celebration Concert at Rose Theater
Blues Traveler at Horseshoe Casino in Tunica


Love and All That jazz at Church of the River
Women’s Bike Chat at Revolutions
International Jewish Film Festival 2018: Hummus! the Movie at the MJCC
We wrote an episode of BOY MEETS WORLD! at The Wine Cave
Valentine’s Love Jam at Landers Center
Artistik Lounge feat. Carmen Hicks at Minglewood Hall
Laurelwood 15K at Sissy’s Log Cabin
February Hoop Church at Co-Motion Studio
Alive Rescue Memphis Benefit & Vegan Brunch at CANVAS
Reba Russell Band at Lafayette’s
TCM: The Philadelphia Story at Malco Ridgeway Theater
Eurydice at New Moon Theater
MSO presents Tchaikovsky’s Fifth at the Cannon Center
Dylan LeBlanc at The Hi Tone Cafe
Detective Bureau at Bar DKDC
Say Goodnight Grace w/ Alan Safier at Halloran Center

check out the blog’s calendar for more

Have a great weekend and come back to tell me all about it next week!


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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