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. 1-23 - A Christmas Carol

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

A Memphis Family Holiday Tradition for 40 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.  

Thurs. & Fri. 7:00pm

Sat. & Sun. 3:00pm & 7:00pm

Nov. 29 - Dec. 10 - The Phantom of the Opera

Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street

The beloved story and thrilling score — with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” — will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this production of The Phantom of the Opera one of the largest now on tour.

www.orpheum-memphis.com

 

MUSIC

Dec. 1-31 - Hi-Tone - Music Venue

412 N Cleveland 

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

Dec. 1 - Colter Wall - 9pm

Dec. 2 - The HOHOHO Burlesque Show - 9pm

Dec. 5 - Guaranteed Wax *FREE SHOW - 9pm

Dec. 6 - Roben X - 9pm

Dec. 7 - Hales Corner & Harlan - 9pm

Dec. 8 - The Kickback - 80s & 90s Hip Hop - 9pm

Dec. 9 - Rock Against Racism - 9pm
Dec. 10 - The Bar Olympics (Beer Pong, Pics w/ Santa, Nintendo Wii Bowling Competition) - 9pm

Dec. 12 - One Step From Falling - 9pm

Dec. 14 - 1 Last Chance - 6pm

Dec. 15 - Rings of Saturn - 6:30pm

Dec. 16 - Heels - 9pm

Dec. 19 - Cam Kimbrough & the Memphissippi Sound - 9pm

Dec. 20 - Ross Al Ghul & A55 Conducta - 9pm

Dec. 21 - GT & Lady Legs - 9pm

Dec. 28 - Playa Fly - 6pm

Dec. 31 - Goner Records Presents: Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Jack Oblivian & Room Thirteen - 10pm

 

Dec. 1, 3 - Memphis Symphony Orchestra: Magic of Memphis Holiday Spectacular

Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N Main St, Memphis, TN, 38103

Share Memphis’s favorite new holiday musical tradition with family and friends. Thrill to the spectacle of the season. It’s a sparkling celebration that features the very best talent from this magnificent musical community.

Dec. 1: 7:30-9:30pm

Dec. 3: 2:30-4:30pm

memphissymphony.org

Dec. 8 - Pokey Lafarge

1884 Lounge, 1555 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN, 

38104

The group is thought to be “artfully dodgy ambassadors for old-time music, presenting and representing the glories of hot swing, early jazz and ragtime blues” who have “made riverboat chic cool again.”

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

www.minglewoodhall.com

 

Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 - Eddie Smith

Neil’s Music Room, 5727 Quince Rd 

Repeats weekly on Friday from Nov 24, 2017 until Dec 22, 2017

7:00pm

 

Dec. 1-22 - B.B. King’s All Stars

B.B. King’s Blues Club

143 Beale, Memphis, TN 38103

Repeats weekly on Thursday and Friday from Nov 23, 2017 until Dec 22, 2017

7:00pm

 

Dec. 1-23 - The Wild Bill’s Band

Wild Bill’s, 1580 Vollintine, Memphis, TN, 38107

Authentic Delta juke joint tucked away in an old residential neighborhood. 

Repeats weekly on Friday and Saturday from Nov 24, 2017 until Dec 23, 2017

7:00pm

 

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, 8, 15, 22 - 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 from Nov 24, 2017 until Dec 22, 2017

7:00pm

 

Nov. 9 - Dec. 3 - Karaoke With DJ Stylez

Marlowe’s Ribs & Restaurant, 901-332-4159

4381 Elvis Presley, Memphis, TN 38116

Repeats weekly on Thursday and Sunday starting at 7:00pm

 

Nov. 11 - Dec. 24 - Santa’s Wonderland 

at Bass Pro Shops

1 Bass Pro Drive, Memphis, TN 38105

Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and Memphis-area families are invited to enjoy this magical Christmas village offering free photos with Santa and free family holiday activities including fun crafts and games.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Dixon Gallery & Gardens

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

Oct. 15 - Jan. 7 - Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper

Organized by Dixon Gallery and Gardens with the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Society of the Four Arts, Frick Art & Historical Center, and Artis-Naples, the Baker Museum.

Oct. 15 - Jan. 7 - Justin Bowles: Boukay

This show is a meditation on the impact artists can have on the communities they touch, and in this case, the community is ours. Edward Giobbi is 92 years old, and he continues to be a productive working artist.

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.

Oct. 14 - Jan. 7 - Coming to America: Lachaise, Laurent, Nadelman, and Zorach, 1914 - 1945

The sculptures of Gaston Lachaise, Robert Laurent, Elie Nadelman and William Zorach embody the vitality and vision of four modern artists who—arriving as immigrants in the United States from the growing turbulence of pre-war Europe—responded to the challenges and excitement of American life with extraordinary creativity.

SPORTS

BASKETBALL

Memphis Tigers Basketball

Fedex Forum, 191 Beale, 901-678-2331

College Basketball Team of the University of Memphis. www.gotigersgo.com

Dec. 2 - vs. Mercer - 4pm

Dec. 5 - vs. Samford - 7pm

Dec. 9 - vs. Bryant - 12pm

Dec. 12 - vs. Albany - 8pm

Dec. 20 - vs. Siena - 7pm

Dec. 23 - vs. Loyola (Md.) - 11am
Dec. 28 - vs. LSU - 8pm

Memphis Grizzlies 

FedExForum, 191 Beale, Memphis, 

www.nba.com/grizzlies 

Date Opponent Time

Dec. 1 San Antonio 8:00 pm

Dec. 4 Minnesota 8:00 pm

Dec. 8 Toronto 8:00 pm

Dec. 9 OK City 9:00 pm

Dec. 11 Miami 8:00 pm

Dec. 15 Atlanta 8:00 pm

Dec. 16 Boston 9:00 pm

 

Dec. 23 LA 8:00 pm


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