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

Jan. 10-20 - Cloud9 Memphis presents

Tru by Jay Presson Allen

Evergreen Theatre, 1705 Poplar Ave.

Adapted from the works and words of Truman Capote, Tru takes place in the writer’s New York City apartment during the week before Christmas 1975.

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 and Sundays at 2:00. 901-272-9323, theatreworksmemphis.org.

 

Jan. 15-20 - Waitress

Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage.

Visit orpheum-memphis.com for specific times.

MUSIC

Jan. 1-15 - 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.

Jan. 2 - Tentative/The Grits - 10pm

Jan. 3 - Hannya Chaos - 8pm

Jan. 4 - Tom Skeemask - 10pm

Jan. 5 - 30 First Jokes - 9pm

Jan. 7 - Jake “The Snake” Roberts - 8pm

Jan. 8 - Deathcrown - 8:30pm

Jan. 9 - Mo Stroemel - 9pm

Jan. 11 - The Bennyfit Show - 9pm

Jan. 12 - Negro Terror - 7pm

Jan. 13 - The Pink Spiders - 9pm

Jan. 16 - Plastic Psalms - 10pm

hitonecafe.com

Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25 - Eddie Smith

Neil’s Music Room, 5727 Quince Rd 

Repeats weekly on Friday. 7:00pm

Jan. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 - B.B. King’s All Stars

B.B. King’s Blues Club

143 Beale, Memphis, TN 38103

Repeats weekly on Thursday and Friday, 7:00pm

Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 - Memphis Jazz Orchestra

Alfred’s, 197 Beale, Memphis, TN 38103

Repeats weekly on Sunday, 7:00pm

 

Jan. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 - Elvis Tribute Feat. Michael Cullipher

Rock-n-Roll Cafe , 3855 Elvis Presley

Repeats weekly Thursday, Friday and Saturday 

7:00pm, 901-398-6528

 

Dec. 31 - The 4th Annual NYE Blackout!

New Daisy Theatre, 330 Beale St

The Ultimate New Years Eve light and sound experience. Lights out at midnight! with performances by:

Z-Dougie, Losha, Finn, Defcon Engaged. 9:00pm

newdaisy.com

 

Jan. 9 -  Sweet Megg & The Wayfarers

Lafayette’s Music Room, 2119 Madison Ave

The band seamlessly incorporates elements of Dixieland, Harlem swing, Parisian cabaret, and gut bucket blues into one charming musical performance.  8:00pm

Jan. 12 - Fevertree

Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison Ave

Uniquely Blended Southern Hard Rock.  8:00pm

minglewoodhall.com

 

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.

Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25 - Rock Star Karaoke

P&H Cafe, 901-726-0906

1532 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

Fun Karaoke in a laid back dive bar with pool and cheap drinks.

Repeats weekly on Friday, 7:00pm

 

Jan. 5 - Swing Dance with live music by

Le Tumulte Noir

The Rumba Room, 303 S. Main Street,, Memphis, TN

Come learn to lindy hop with Red Hot Lindy Hop this December! Elizabeth Wise will be providing live music for our dance 7-9 p.m. with an hour beginner lindy hop lesson 6-7 p.m. No experience or partner needed; $10 gets you in the door.

 

Jan. 11 - Singin’ in the Rain

Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street

When a silent picture suddenly becomes a musical in the 1920s, its stars find their careers, friendships, and romances turned on their heads by the “talkies.” 7:00pm

Jan. 18 - THE SCIENCE OF BEER 

The Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave. Memphis, TN 38111

6:30pm - 9:30pm.Participants must be 21 or over to attend. ID’s will be checked at the door. 

 

DRINK: Taste beer from professional craft breweries and home brewers!

LEARN: Talk to local brewers, attend guided tasting sessions, or learn through experience with our beer goggle challenges and science experiments with beer!  

EAT: Enjoy your beer with food from some of the best local restaurants! There will be returning favorites as well as new favorites to sample. 

Designated Driver: $35 General Admission: $45

Members General Admission: $40 

VIPs gain entrance to the event at 6pm

VIP: $65, Members VIP: $60 

Tickets now on sale at brownpapertickets.com or call Reservations at 901-636-2362

 

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. 6 - El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte 

Through the production of posters, pamphlets, books, and newspapers, the artists who worked in El Taller de Gráfica were committed to their craft and sought to bring social and political awareness to mass audiences.

Oct. 13 - Jan. 6 - From Marne to the Rhine: Forain and World War I 

This fall, the Dixon will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day with a selection of Jean-Louis Forain’s striking press illustrations of the Great War. With more than 200 war cartoons published in weekly and daily newspapers, Forain became the spokesman for the common soldier on the western Front, the main theatre of war approximately located between the Marne and the Rhine rivers. 

MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART

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

Selections from William Eggleston’s Portfolios - 

The photographs come out of two of William Eggleston’s large portfolios in the museum’s collection, Eggleston’s Egypt and The Louisiana Project.
Drawing Memory: Essence of Memphis - Victor Ekpuk’s art is inspired by nsibidi, a sacred means of communication among male secret societies in southeastern Nigeria.

Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror:

A Tribute to John Ashbery (1927-2017) - This artist book highlights the Pulitzer-prize winning work of poet John Ashbery who died in September of 2017.

 

SPORTS

BASKETBALL

Memphis Grizzlies 

FedExForum, 191 Beale, Memphis, 

www.nba.com/grizzlies 

Date Opponent Time

Jan. 2 Detroit 7:00 pm

Jan. 4 Brooklyn 7:00 pm

Jan. 9 San Antonio 7:00 pm

Jan. 16 Milwaukee 7:00 pm

Jan. 21 New Orleans 4:30 pm

Jan. 23 Charlotte 7:00 pm

Jan. 25 Sacramento 7:00 pm

Jan. 26 Indiana 7:00 pm

Jan. 28 Denver 7:00 pm

 

Memphis Tigers Basketball

335 South Hollywood Street, 901-678-2331

Division I NCAA Basketball Team. gotigersgo.com

December Schedule:

Jan. 3 - Wichita State - 8:30pm

Jan. 10 - ECU - 8:00pm

Jan. 19 - SMU - 3pm

Jan. 27 - UCF - 3pm

 

 

 

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