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

Dec. 6 - 23 - A Christmas Carol

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

A Memphis Family Holiday Tradition for 42 Years. Miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge is approached by the ghostly vision of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, who warns him of an upcoming spiritual journey. An eye-opening exploration leads to happiness and enlightenment, not to mention song, dance, and holiday cheer. Shows on Dec. 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23. Check website for showtimes.

 

Dec. 17 - 22 - Hello, Dolly!

Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street

Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, Hello, Dolly! is the universally acclaimed smash that NPR calls “the best show of the year!” Visit orpheum-memphis.com for specific show times.

 

Dec. 13, 14, 20, 21 - Opera Memphis Presents: 

A Victorian Holiday 

Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park Ave

Join Opera Memphis for the newest and fastest growing holiday tradition in Memphis: A Victorian Holiday. Get swept back to a time of petticoats, top hats, and corsets with our interactive holiday experience. You’ll wander the historic residence and galleries of the Dixon Gallery & Gardens while 19th-century artists give operatic performances, carolers wander the halls, residents teach you the latest dance styles, the lively maids entertain you with games and activities, and you are engaged in the lively art of conversation over a cup of wassail. Doors open at 7PM. On Dec. 14, family night, doors open at 6PM. Please do not arrive any earlier. Tickets at operamemphis.org

 

MUSIC

Dec. 1-31 - 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.

hitonecafe.com

 

Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27 - Eddie Smith

Neil’s Music Room, 5727 Quince Rd 

Repeats weekly on Friday. 8:00pm

Dec. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28

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

Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - Memphis Jazz Orchestra

Alfred’s, 197 Beale, Memphis, TN 38103

Repeats weekly on Sunday, 7:00pm

Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - 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

Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 - 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

Dec. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 - Elvis Tribute Feat. Michael Cullipher

Rock-n-Roll Cafe, 3855 Elvis Presley

Repeats weekly Thursday, Friday and Saturday 

7:00pm, 901-398-6528

 

Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27 - 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

 

Dec. 18, 25  - Honky Tonk Wednesdays w/ Dale Watson & His Lone Stars

Hernando’s Hideaway, 3210 Old Hernando Rd.

The World Famous Hernando’s Hide-A-Way, a historic Memphis roadhouse where Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, Johnny Cash and many others were known to play. Come enjoy a night of Classic Honky Tonk with Dale Watson & His Lone Stars (Dec. 25 will feature a substitute band). Dance floor with full bar & some of the best burgers in town. 8:00 PM

www.worldfamoushernandoshideaway.com

 

Dec. 22 & 24 - Christmas & Christmas Eve Brunch With Joe Restivo 4

Lafayette’s Music Room, 2119 Madison Ave

With over 25 years of professional experience in music, Joe Restivo’s guitar playing strongly reflects his Memphis roots. Dec. 22: 10:30AM, Dec. 24: 11 AM

 

Dec. 31 - New Year’s Eve at Huey’s Germantown with John Paul Keith

Hueys Germantown, 7677 Farmington Blvd

Local Memphis Rock n’ Roll & Soul artist who is carrying on the city’s musical traditions. 9:00pm

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.

 

Dec. 1-31 - Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees

Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave.

The Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees, benefiting Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, intrigues children and adults alike at the Pink Palace Museum with beautifully decorated trees and captivating characters that brings magic to the holiday season. This is a 65 plus-year-old Memphis tradition. Pictures w/ Santa available. Last ticket sales 30 minutes before closing.

Monday - Thursday & Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Enchanted Forest Fridays: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Sunday: noon - 5 p.m.

Adults: $6, Seniors & Children ages 3-12: $5

 

Dec. 1-31 - 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 - Jan. 5 - 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

Dec. 16 Miami Heat 7:00 pm

Dec. 21 Sacramento Kings 7:00 pm

Dec. 23 San Antonio Spurs 7:00 pm

Dec. 29 Charlotte Hornets 7:00 pm

FOOTBALL

Dec. 31 - AutoZone Liberty Bowl 2019 

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S Hollywood St.

Celebrate the patriotic spirit of America at our tradition-rich bowl game! 

See Page. 7 for parking lot map. Tickets: $95, $85, $75

FOR INFORMATION, CALL THE TICKET OFFICE AT (901) 795-7700. www.libertybowl.org

 

 

 

 

 

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