5 Things To Do This Weekend: 12/6 – 12/8
Happy Friday! It’s the St. Jude Memphis Marathon weekend, it’s AAC Championship weekend, and we have a ton of holiday events going on, in addition to all the usual music, food, and arts fun in Memphis. Here are the five things you won’t want to miss, plus a few extras.
But first, be sure you didn’t miss anything on the blog:
– You’re Invited To the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Cheer Station! (Please come! Free t-shirts!)
– Guide To The St. Jude Marathon 2019
– 10 Live Music Shows In Memphis This Month
– Volunteering and Giving Guide (big list of local nonprofits!)
– Things To Do For New Year’s Eve In Memphis
– Our Favorite Memphis Holiday Traditions
OK, here’s your weekend guide!
1. Delight at the Concourse, Crosstown Central Atrium, Friday, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m., free, all ages/kid-friendly
Start your weekend with the holiday lights celebration at Crosstown. They’ll have live music, Christmas movies in the theater, crafts, games, and more. At 6 p.m., they’ll turn on the 100-foot-tall light installation in the Atrium. It’s free and open toe the public, and you can stop into Choose 901’s pop-up shop which is going on at the same time.
2. Ho Ho Ho Burlesque Show, Hi Tone Cafe, Friday, 9 p.m. – midnight, $10, 18 and up
The Memphis Roller Derby rings in the season with their annual burlesque show and silent auction to support their upcoming 2020 season. Expect sexy, silly, and strange acts from skaters and friends, and bid big on artworks, gifts, and more local goods.
3. St. Jude Memphis Marathon, Downtown + Midtown, Saturday, all morning, free to cheer, all ages/kid-friendly
More than 20,000 runners are coming to Memphis for the annual St. Jude Memphis Marathon. You can read all the details and information here and here and see road closures here. The basics: the route goes through downtown and the northern part of midtown. ILM will host a Cheer Section near Mile 10 (Danny Thomas and Vance Ave.) from 8 a.m. to noon, with free t-shirts for those who attend. Check out more details on the Cheer Section here.
4. AAC Championship Game! Memphis v. Cincinnati, Liberty Bowl, Saturday, 2:30 p.m., $20 – $60, all ages/kid-friendly
The Tigers are having their best football season ever. Of all time. What does that mean for you? It means that if you haven’t already, you need to get tickets for Saturday afternoon’s game go cheer on the Tigers!
5. Stumbling Santa Pub Crawl, Flying Saucer Downtown, Saturday, 7 p.m., new + unwrapped toy, 21 and up
As if there’s not enough going on downtown with the marathon and Ariana Grande, the annual Stumbling Santa Pub Crawl benefitting Porter-Leath is also Saturday night. Join the thousands of Santas, elves, and reindeer touring downtown bars starting at the Flying Saucer. Entry is a new, unwrapped toy for the kids at Porter-Leath.
There are also a ton of Christmas parades this weekend: See the guide to Memphis Christmas parades.