5 Things To Do This Weekend: 12/21 – 12/23

Posted by Holly Whitfield | December 21st 2018 2118 0

Happy Friday, Memphis! Today is the Winter Solstice and Tuesday is Christmas, so Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to everybody!

Don’t forget to check out some of these holiday posts:

Places Open on Christmas Day (and Christmas Eve) in Memphis
New Year’s Eve Events 2018 (Ring in 2019!)
Places Open On New Year’s Day in Memphis
Places To See Santa In Memphis + The Mid-South
The Best Neighborhoods For Christmas Lights
25 Unique Memphis Gift Ideas
Big List of Memphis Holiday Events
Our Favorite Memphis Holiday Traditions

+ These posts you might have missed lately:

Your Perfect Memphis Weekend
Huge List of 2019 Memphis Festivals & Events In Memphis
– Binghampton’s New Restaurant: INSPIRE cafe
Climb Your Way To The Top At Memphis Rox Climbing Gym
10 Ways To Give Back To Memphis This Month 
Bragging Rights: 20 MORE Reasons To Be Proud of Memphis

And now on to your weekend guide…

1. Holiday Night Market, River Garden at MS River Park, Friday, 4:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m., free to attend, all ages/kid-friendly
The River Garden – located next to the Visitor’s Center on Riverside Drive, between Court and Jefferson – is renovated with a new playground, garden, seating, and more. This Friday, they’ll have the fire pits going, hot cocoa, cocktails and craft beer from TapBox and tacos from El Mero for sale, music, and of course, local vendors with goods for sale. There’s a great view of the sunset over the river, too.

2. North Mississippi Allstars w/ Sons of Mudboy, Minglewood Hall, Saturday, doors at 7 p.m./ show at 8 p.m., $20-$22, all ages
Southern rockers and Memphis faves North MS Allstars perform at Minglewood, with other local favorites Sons of Mudboy.

3. Magic of Memphis Holiday Spectacular, Cannon Center, Saturday – Sunday, $15 and up, all ages
The Memphis Symphony hosts the Magic of Memphis Holiday Spectacular downtown at the Cannon Center, featuring the Orchestra, Chorus, and famous illusionist Lyn Dillies. Shows are Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

4. Al Kapone + City Champs, Railgarten, Saturday, 9 p.m.- midnight, $10, all ages technically but I’d say 18+?
Snowglobe w/ Star & Micey, Railgarten, Sunday, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m., $10, all ages
Y’all, allllll the Memphis favorites come home for holiday shows this weekend – these two are at Railgarten, who’s promising to turn their midtown hangout into a Winter Wonderland for this show. I can’t wait!

5. Memphis Current Launch Party, 409 S. Main, Sunday, 7 p.m., $25, all ages
There’s a new quarterly publication launching, called Memphis Current, and they’re celebrating with a launch party downtown. Enjoy a live music from Spaceface, food from ECCO on Overton Park, cocktails by Morgan McKinney from Bari, and local art on display from the Artist Commons. Tickets are $25 and include a copy of the new magazine, which is dedicated to local arts, music, food, culture and businesses in Memphis.

Memphis Tigers Football Birmingham Bowl Watch Party – Saturday!!!
If you’re already going to the basketball game v. TN State on Saturday, then you’ve got free entry to the Football Watch Party at FedExForum. Just present your b-ball ticket. Doors at 11 a.m. Kickoff is at (The basketball game starts at 2 p.m.)

For other football Birmingham Bowl game watch parties:

Ghost River Brewing
Casual Pint on Highland
Brookhaven Pub
– The Bayou

Happy to add other watch parties to the list; just leave ’em in the comments.

Plus a few extras…

Peter Pan at Playhouse on the Square (all weekend)
– Junie B. Is Not A Crook at Circuit Playhouse (all weekend)
Zoo Lights
Patio Pup Pictures w/ Santa at City & State (Sat.)
Graham Winchester & The Ammunition at Layafette’s (Sat.)

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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