5 Things To Do This Weekend: 1/24 – 1/26

Posted by Holly Whitfield | January 23rd 2020 2104 0

Happy weekend, Memphis! Here are the five things to do in Memphis this weekend and a few more ideas.

Comfort food from Alcenia’s in The Pinch District. Photo by Alex Shansky.

But first, be sure you didn’t miss anything on the blog recently:
Huge Music Festival In Memphis Next Week!
Memphis Guide To Super Bowl 54
– Updated Happy Hour Guide: Big ListBy NeighborhoodBy Day of the Week
– 200+ Things To Do In January In Memphis
– 2020 Memphis Festival List
Who Wants Pie?! 16 Delicious Memphis Pies
Have A Shot Of Dessert At The Majestic

OK, here’s your weekend guide:

1. Memphis The Musical, Playhouse on the Square, Thursday – Sunday, $42 and up (discounts for seniors/students/military/first responders), use parental discretion
Set in the 1950s, Memphis is very loosely based on the story of the eccentric DJ Dewey Phillips  and the birth of rock ’n’ roll. Shows are Friday night at 8 p.m., Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. The show is at Playhouse through February 8.

2. Wurst Beer Pairings, The Doghouzz, Friday, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m., $20, 21 and up
The new hot dog place, Doghouzz, and Wiseacre are teaming up for the wurst pairings imaginable! For your ticket, you’ll receive four hot dog samples and dessert, each paired with a different Wiseacre beer. DJ Record Player will be spinning. Doghouzz is at 1349 Autumn Ave., near the Concourse building but not inside it.

3. Chocolate Fantasy, Agricenter International, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., $20 at the door, all ages
Sample the city’s best chocolate desserts, including candy, baked goods, ice cream, pastries, and more. They’ll have music, entertainment, and a live auction as well. Benefits the National Kidney Foundation.

4. Chinese New Year Performance, Rose Theater at U of M, Saturday, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., $20 – $30, all ages/kid-friendly
Celebrate the Year of the Rat at the 18th annual Chinese New Year Celebration, presented by the Greater Memphis United Chinese Association. Expect performances of the Lion Dance, martial arts demos, a Chinese choir, a QiPao fashion show, and a special concert from touring Chinese musicians.

5. Take Your Dog To Bingo, Loflin Yard, Sunday, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., free to play, all ages/kid- and dog-friendly
Cerrito Bingo hosts a Sunday Funday Bingo game on the last Sunday of the month, and this month is a special edition – bring your dog to bingo! Hollywood Feed will be on hand with prizes and treats, and you get an extra bingo card if you bring a doggie. Loflin Yard will serve up drinks and food as always. Check out the rest of the Cerrito Bingo and Trivia schedule here.

More ideas. Family-friendly and free events are marked.

Friday, Jan. 24
Firepit Fridays at River Garden family, free
The Reba Russell Band in the Green Room
Dystopia at Black Lodge
Garry Goin Presents: Road to Memphis at Halloran Centre
S’mores Celebration at Railgarten family, free
Memphis Hustle v. Raptors 905 at the Landers Center family
Memphis The Musical at Playhouse on the Square (Thu. – Sun. through Feb. 8)
When We Get Good Again at Theatreworks (Thu. – Sun, through Jan. 26)
Indecent at Circuit Playhouse ( (Thu. – Sun, through Feb. 16)

Saturday, Jan. 25
Tigers v. SMU at FedExForum (Men’s Basketball) family
Chinese New Year Festival at the Rose Theater at of U. of Memphis family
An Evening With Amy Grant at the Cannon Center
Chinese New Year Family Day at the Belz Museum family, free
Dumpling Bar + Chinese New Year cocktails at Bar Hustle
IRIS Orchestra Guest Artist: Conrad Tao at GPAC
Finders Keepers Art Sale and Auction at MCA
Make Your Own Copper Rose at Metal Museum
Farewell To Paw Patrol at CMOM family
Eat & Greet, Elsa, Olaf & Cousins Maine Lobster in Hernando family
Chocolate Fantasy 2020 at Agricenter International family
The Music of Joe Sample at Crosstown Arts, East Atrium
Mardi Gras Ball XVII: A Night Under The Big Top at Minglewood Hall
Memphis Hustle v. Austin Spurs at the Landers Center family
Memphis QueerAF! January Variety Show at Black Lodge
Indecent at Circuit Playhouse ( (Thu. – Sun, through Feb. 16)
When We Get Good Again at Theatreworks (Thu. – Sun, through Jan. 26)
Memphis The Musical at Playhouse on the Square (Thu. – Sun. through Feb. 8)

Sunday, Jan. 26
Grizzlies v. Suns at FedExForum family
Mardi Gras Ball at Minglewood
“Frozen” Party At Primas Bakery + Boutique family
Macrame Workshop at Memphis Made
IRIS At The Brooks with Conrad Tao at the Brooks Museum
Sh*tfest Worst Movies Ever Made Night at Black Lodge
When We Get Good Again at Theatreworks (Thu. – Sun, through Jan. 26)
Memphis The Musical at Playhouse on the Square (Thu. – Sun. through Feb. 8)
Indecent at Circuit Playhouse (Thu. – Sun, through Feb. 16

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  1. Johnny Jenkins says:

    This is my first time looking at this website, the information is great. The only problem I see that wasn’t mention was the parking space. Is that possible because I would need to know because l’m a disabled veteran.

    • Holly Whitfield says:

      Hi Johnny! I’m glad you’ve found our website. There are a few dozen events posted here so it would depend on which event you were interested in and where it’s held. I’ve included links for more information for each event so you could click on those and contact the venues. I would also be happy to do that for you, if you let me know which one you’re interested in. The best way to reach me quickly is on Twitter at @ilovememphis. I know this posts’ events are over, but it looks like Playhouse on the Square (#1), Agricenter (#3), Rose Theater (#4) all have designated disabled parking, but Doghouzz (#2) and Loflin (#5) are street parking and might be tricky, so I would call ahead for those. Hope I can help you in the future!

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