KEY EVENTS

Events are compiled from a variety of sources. If there is an event you're interested in attending, we recommend you call (we try to provide a phone number with every listing) and make sure the event hasn't been cancelled or the date changed.

 

THEATRE

Nov. 5 - 10 - The Book of Mormon

Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.”

Check orpheum-memphis.com for specific show times.

 

Nov. 8 - 23 - Ruthless! The Musical

Theatre Memphis, 630 Perkins Ext., Memphis 38117; 901-682-8323, theatrememphis.org.

Fast-paced and Funny. Satirizing old movie classics like The Bad Seed and All About Eve, the plot reveals a talented eight-year-old, Tina, who declares her show biz ambition. 

Thurs. 7:30pm, Fri. and Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm

 

Nov. 1, 2, 3 - Opera Goes to Broadway

Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave

With a wildly successful first run during Midtown Opera Festival 2019, Opera Goes to Broadway returns for a delightful sequel at the Dixon Gallery & Gardens. Featuring pieces from your favorite broadway shows sung by your favorite Opera Memphis artists, these performances are perfect for audience members of all ages! 

Fri. and Sat. 7:30pm-9:30pm, Sun. 3:00pm-5:00pm

Tickets at operamemphis.org

 

MUSIC

Nov. 1-30 - Hi-Tone - Music Venue

412 N Cleveland 

The Hi-Tone is a hip local music venue and bar featuring two stages and live bands most nights of the week.

Check website for schedule of bands.

hitonecafe.com

 

Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Eddie Smith

Neil’s Music Room, 5727 Quince Rd 

Repeats weekly on Friday. 8:00pm

Nov. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

The BB King’s Blues Club All-Star Band

B.B. King’s Blues Club, 143 Beale

Repeats weekly on Thursday at 8pm and Friday and Saturday at 9pm, 901-524-5464

Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 - Memphis Jazz Orchestra

Alfred’s, 197 Beale, Memphis, TN 38103

Repeats weekly on Sunday, 7:00pm

 

Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 - Sunday Brunch with 

Joyce Cobb 

Boscos, 2120 Madison Ave.

A long beloved Memphis singer, Joyce Cobb is adept at many styles such as jazz, soul, blues and rock n’ roll.

Brunch is served from 10:30 am until 3:00 pm and our Sunday Brunch Menu includes fresh omelets, benedicts, waffles, sandwiches, and much more.

Repeats weekly on Sunday, 11:30am-2:30pm

 

Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24 - Bluegrass Brunch

Crosstown Brewing Co., 1264 Concourse Avenue

Come and get your brunch on. Crosstown Brewing Co. will have live bluegrass music. $3 “beermosas” and food from a rotating list of food trucks and pop-up cafes. Repeats weekly on Sunday, 1:00-4:00pm

Nov. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 - Elvis Tribute Feat. Michael Cullipher

Rock-n-Roll Cafe, 3855 Elvis Presley

Repeats weekly Thursday, Friday and Saturday 

7:00pm, 901-398-6528

 

Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Tune-A-Gator

Lamplighter Lounge & Cafe, 1702 Madison Ave.Tune-A-Gator plays old-time music from Appalachia, New England and Canada with fiddle, concertina and guitar. Repeats weekly on Fridays from 3:00-6:00pm

11:00pm

 

Nov. 3 - Jeffrey and The Pacemakers

Lafayette’s Music Room, 2119 Madison Ave

From the Mississippi River in Memphis  to The Mersey River in Liverpool and back again, Jeffrey and The Pacemakers pay tribute to the bands that filtered the beat of the American groups they so loved and serve it up with a English twist! 4:00pm

 

Nov. 7 - John Paul Keith

Neil’s Grille and Bar, 5727 Quince Rd 

Local Memphis Rock n’ Roll & Soul artist who is carrying on the city’s musical traditions. 8:00pm

 

Nov. 8 - Almost Elton John & The RocketMen

Lafayette’s Music Room, 2119 Madison Ave

Given 4 stars by the Memphis Flyer, this is the closet thing to Elton John you’ll ever hear and one of the few Elton John tribute shows in the USA! 10:00pm

 

Nov. 9 - Sons of Mystro

Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main Street

Sons of Mystro use their violins to interpret reggae classics, American pop songs and their own creations accompanied by beats, and sometimes a DJ and guitarist. 7:30pm, orpheum-memphis.com

 

Nov. 12 - Swingtime Explosion

Lafayette’s Music Room, 2119 Madison Ave

Swingtime Explosion plays charts and arrangements specifically written for 17 piece Big Bands. 7:00pm

 

Nov. 13 - Breeze Cayolle & New Orleans

Lafayette’s Music Room, 2119 Madison Ave

New Orleans native Brian “Breeze” Cayolle’s rich and soulful saxophone style was born from the traditions of the Jazz, Blues and R&B of his hometown. 5:30pm

Nov. 15 - Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Graceland Soundstage

Guest House at Graceland, 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd

The GRAMMY award-winning composer will bring nearly 50 years of pop, punk and pub rock hits to the Soundstage at Graceland. 8:00pm

 

ACTIVITIES

Fri/Sat Year Round - Salsa and Bachata Dancing at The Rumba Room

303 S. Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103

9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays: free bachata and salsa lesson and dancing until 3:00 a.m. 

www.memphisrumba.com, no partner needed

Sat Year Round - COOPER-YOUNG COMMU- NITY FARMERS MARKET

1000 South Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104

The Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market

is the homegrown and handmade market of Midtown Memphis in the heart of the historic Cooper-Young Arts and Food District. Open every Saturday all year round. The market offers a variety of fresh seasonal produce and special artisan fares, featuring work by local artists. 901-725-2221

Sat Year Round at 12pm - Wiseacre Brewery Tour and Tasting

2783 Broad Ave, Memphis, TN 38112, (901) 888-7000, wiseacrebrew.com

Get a behind-the-scenes look at our brewery. We’ll discuss how we got started as a brewery, how beer got started in general and all the ingredients and processes that go into making delicious beer. While touring the brewery, we will talk about and sample four different styles. $15 includes the hour tour, 4 beers and a take home logo glass. These are open for booking one month in advance and on-line bookings given first priority. For information on private tours and gifts, please email crebs@wiseacrebrew.com.

 

Nov. 1-30 - Rockhouse Live Karaoke

Rockhouse Live Midtown, 2586 Poplar Ave.

Hidden gem of a karaoke spot if you enjoy getting lots of songs in. Friendly hosts and inexpensive drinks. Repeats weekly on Tuesday-Friday and Sunday. 8:00pm

 

EXHIBITIONS

DIXON GALLERY & GARDENS

4339 Park, Memphis 38117; 901-761-5250, dixon.org

Late nineteenth and early twentieth century French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist landscapes, still life, portraits, and figure paintings form the core of the Dixon’s paintings collection.

Oct. 13 - Jan. 5 - Laurel Sucsy: Finding the Edge

Laurel Sucsy is an artist based in Memphis, Tennessee, and New York. Inspired by nature and the objects she encounters in her daily life, she explores abstraction in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture and photography.

Oct. 27 - Abstract Expressionism: A Social Revolution, Selections from the Haskell Collection

Focuses on the rise of a new generation of artists active in post-World War II America whose works challenged the institutional status-quo and altered the course of art history. 

Oct. 27 - Jan. 5 - Friedel Dzubas: The Ira A. Lipman Family Collection

Dzubas’s canvases, characterized by vibrant, colorful surfaces, are among the most ambitious abstract paintings of the second half of the twentieth century. 

MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART

1934 Poplar in Overton Park, Memphis 38104; 901-544-6200, www.brooksmuseum.org.

Now - Jan. 12 - Claire Van Vliet: Illustrating Babel

In The Tower of Babel: An Anthology, 1975, Claire Van Vliet (American, born Canada, b. 1933) observes the human condition by examining the origin of language. This unbound book of seventeen lithographs and one woodcut – on display for the first time – is shown alongside two prints by Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945), whose expressive prints serve as inspiration for Van Vliet. 

Now - Jan. 19 - Photography in Memphis

Spanning 1849 to today, the images capture places you’ve been, the people you know or wish you knew, and the events you experienced or were sorry you missed. Commemorating the city’s bicentennial and acknowledging the depth of talent inspired by or nurtured in Memphis,the exhibition presents 41 works from the museum’s permanent collection by 26 artists—including the internationally recognized William Eggleston, Ernest C. Withers, and William Christenberry

 

SPORTS

BASKETBALL

Memphis Grizzlies 

FedExForum, 191 Beale, Memphis, 

www.nba.com/grizzlies 

Date Opponent Time

Nov. 2 Phoenix Suns 7:00 pm

Nov. 4 Houston Rockets 7:00 pm

Nov. 6 Minnesota Timberwolves 7:00 pm

Nov. 9 Dallas Mavericks 7:00 pm

Nov. 15 Utah Jazz 7:00 pm

Nov. 17 Denver Nuggets 5:00 pm

Nov. 19 Golden State Warriors 7:00 pm

Nov. 23 Los Angeles Lakers 7:00 pm

Nov. 27 Los Angeles Clippers 7:00 pm

Nov. 29 Utah Jazz 7:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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