5 Things To Do This Weekend: 11/29 – 12/1

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 28th 2019 1006 0

Happy Thanksgiving Memphis! Here’s your guide to this holiday weekend in our fair city. If you’re looking for things to do on Thanksgiving Day, check out this list of places open on Thanksgiving (day or night).

But first, be sure you didn’t miss anything on the blog recently:

– 10 ways to volunteer in December
– Memphis’ first dessert festival
– our favorite Memphis holiday traditions
– 50+ ways to celebrate the holidays in Memphis

OK, here’s what you won’t want to miss in Memphis this weekend.

1. Tigers v. Bearcats Football Game, Liberty Bowl, Friday, 2:30 p.m., $20+, all ages/kid-friendly
While November 2nd’s battle against then #15 SMU may have garnered more national media attention, Black Friday’s showdown against one-loss Cincinnati is arguably the Tiger’s biggest game this season. So pack up the family and let’s pack out the Liberty Bowl! A Tigers win means another AAC West title and a chance to host the AAC Championship game on December 7th.

2. Trolley Night, South Main Arts District, Friday, all evening, free, all ages/kid-friendly
It’s a Black Friday Trolley Night, where the shops and galleries on South Main downtown hosts free open houses and festivities. This month, there’s a Holiday Arts Market at the Artspace Lofts from 2 pm.. – 7 p.m., the Made In Memphis Holiday Artist Market at Stock & Belle (which is also open on Saturday), and more. Don’t forget that Saturday is Small Business Saturday, so if you’re doing any shopping this weekend, give some love to the 

3. Holiday Fun
A few highlights. See the whole Guide To Holiday Events.
Peabody Christmas Tree Lighting is Friday right after the 5 p.m. Duck March.
 Germantown Tree Lighting is Friday at 5 p.m.
Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting is Sunday at 4 p.m.
Overton Square Christmas Tree Lighting is Sunday at 6 p.m.

4. The MDs: Revolver & McLemore Ave, B-Side at Minglewood Hall, Friday, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m., $20, 21+
The MDs perform the full “McLemore Avenue” album by Booker T & The MGs and an instrumental version of The Beatles’ Revolver. It’s going to be awesome; it’s going to be packed. 9:30 p.m. doors, 10:30 p.m. music.

5. Delectable Festival, Beale Street Landing, Sunday, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., $45+ fees, 21 and up
It’s Memphis’ first dessert-themed festival! Your $45 ticket includes access to about 30 dessert samples, paired cocktails, and a coffee and milk bar. Enjoy the views of the river, live music, and shopping, too.


A few more ideas I want to draw attention to:

That Guy You Don’t Know Comedy Show, Theatre Works, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., $10, 18+
Benny “Elbows” Frederick hosts stand-up comedy with an all-star lineup of Memphis’ funny people on both Friday and Saturday nights. They’ll have drink available for donations for 21+ folks.

Firepit Fridays, River Garden, Friday, 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Firepit Fridays by the river get started again this weekend, with fires and free s’mores and a beautiful Mississippi River sunset.

And even more…


See Thursday openings here.

All Weekend
Junie B. Jones at Circuit Playhouse
– Peter Pan at Playhouse on the Square

Friday
Ugly Sweater Silent Disco at Loflin Yard
Blac Youngsta w/ Moneybagg Yo, and More at Minglewood Hall
Third Annual “Important Meeting” at Ghost River
– Go to Zoo Lights
– Go to Starry Nights at Shelby Farms
– Go to Holiday Wonders at the Botanic Garden
– Go see the lights at Graceland
– Go see the Enchanted Forest Laser Metallica or A Christmas Story at the Pink Palace
— Go to Blacksmith Friday at the Metal Museum
— Go see the Memphis Grizzliess vs. Utah Jazz at the FedEx Forum
— Go to the Lucky 7 Brass Band Black Friday Concert at Railgarten
— Go play Friday Night Bingo at Memphis Made Brewing

Saturday
Big Wheel Relay Race on Beale Street
Faux Killas at Bar DKDC
Atomic’s Angels Drag Show at Atomic Rose
Memphis Arts Collective Holiday Market Opening Reception

Sunday
Brunch at the Brewery at Ghost River
Pie Day at Tree Lighting at Makeda’s Downtown
Season of Light at the Pink Palace
Hangover Hangout at Atomic Rose
Suga’s Blues Brunch at Mot & Ed’s
Museum Store Sunday at the Metal Museum
Bluegrass Brunch at Crosstown Brewing


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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