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

Feb. 16-18 - The Color Purple

Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street

With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime, and blues, The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. It’s the musical sensation that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.” Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph!

Fri. Feb. 16 - 8pm

Sat. Feb. 17 - 2pm, 8pm

Sun. Feb. 18 - 1pm, 6:30pm

www.orpheum-memphis.com

 

Feb. 17-18 - Say Goodnight Gracie

Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main Street

Spend a hilarious, heart-warming evening in the uplifting company of George Burns, the world’s favorite and funniest centenarian. Burns, who spanned over 90 years of American entertainment history, is now alive and kicking — and singing and dancing — in a stunning solo performance for Alan Safier. Say Goodnight Gracie brings to life Burns’s fascinating story.

Sat. Feb. 17 - 2:30pm, 7:30pm

Sun. Feb. 18 - 2:30pm

www.orpheum-memphis.com

 

Feb. 23 - Mar. 18 - Selma: A Musical Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Hattiloo Theatre

37 South Cooper

This dramatic musical captures prominent moments such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the crossing of the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL. It is a mesmerizing and creative work of art, with jazz tunes and bass strings that will bring any audience to their feet. Originally written in 1976 to honor Dr. King’s bravery, many of the messages still resonate with activists today. 

hattiloo.org for times and prices.

 

MUSIC

Feb. 1-28 - 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.

Feb. 4 - Mishka Shubaly - 7:30pm

Feb. 7 - Ridiculas Trixx - 9pm

Feb. 8 - Monticello - 8pm

Feb. 9 - Lola Pistola - 9pm

Feb. 10 - Compton McMurry - 6pm

Feb. 11 - Jordan Pearce Band - 8pm

Feb. 12 - Xavier Wulf - 8pm

Feb. 14 - Motion Hotel - 8pm

Feb. 16 - The White Buffalo - 9pm

Feb. 17 - Alexander Fresco - 9pm

Feb. 18 - Dylan LeBlanc - 8pm

Feb. 19 - Mariner - 8pm

Feb. 24 - The Weeks - 9pm

Feb. 25 - Hovvdy - 9pm

Feb. 27 - The Grindmother - 8pm

Feb. 28 - The Midnight Echo - 8pm

www.htionecafe.com

Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 - Eddie Smith

Neil’s Music Room, 5727 Quince Rd 

Repeats weekly on Friday. 7:00pm

 

Feb. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 - 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

 

Feb. 17 - En Vogue

1100 Casino Strip Resort Boulevard 

Tunica Resorts, MS

Don’t miss En Vogue, live in concert, at The Event Center at Resorts Casino Tunica on Saturday, February 17 at 8pm.  Tickets are only $40.

 

Feb. 24 - The Robert Cray Band

Gold Strike Casino Resort

1010 Casino Center Dr, Robinsonville, MS

Cray is an American blues guitarist and singer who leads his own band and has won five Grammy Awards.

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.

Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 - 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

EXHIBITIONS

Dixon Gallery & Gardens

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

Jan. 28 - Apr. 8 - The Real Beauty: The Artistic World of Eugenia Errázuriz

The Real Beauty: The Artistic World of Eugenia Errázuriz is the first American museum exhibition centered on the life of this remarkable figure in the history of modern art and design. The exhibition will trace Eugenia’s life through the many portraits bearing her likeness, as well as some of the works of art that formed her extraordinary collection. Addressing the larger subject of the role of South Americans in turn-of-the-century Europe, the exhibition will also feature works of art centered around Eugenia’s relatives and friends, especially the Subercaseaux, who shared her passion for the arts.

Jan. 28 - Apr. 1 - Dixon Dialect: The Susan and John Horseman Gift

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.

Making Our Mark: 

A Creative Path for Change - Young men from Juvenile Intervention and Faith-Based Follow-up (JIFF) came to the Brooks for eight group art therapy sessions to discover how art could help them explore and expand their understanding of self and community.
Drawing Memory:

Essence of Memphis - Victor Ekpuk, a Nigerian American artist, painted a mural for the new African art galleries in March 2017. His 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.

Oct. 25 - June 3 - Rotunda Projects:

Lisa Hoke

Lisa Hoke (b. 1952) titled this single over-the-top installation in the Brooks rotunda Pie in the Sky - reflecting both her aspirations for the work, as well as her fears of expecting too much. The dazzling complex abstraction is constructed of recycled and repurposed materials. “Our constant exposure to packaging, color and ‘look at me, buy me’ messages gives us a sense of shared experience,” notes Hoke. “People will recognize their lives in this exhibit. Nobody will walk in here and not see something that’s familiar to them.”

SPORTS

BASKETBALL

Memphis Tigers Basketball

Fedex Forum, 191 Beale, 901-678-2331

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

Feb. 6 - vs. Wichita State - 9pm

Feb. 11 - vs. UCF - 4pm

Feb. 22 - vs. Houston - 9pm

 

Memphis Grizzlies 

FedExForum, 191 Beale, Memphis, 

www.nba.com/grizzlies 

Date Opponent Time

Feb. 7 Utah 8:00 pm

Feb. 14 Oklahoma City 8:00 pm

Feb. 23 Cleveland 8:00 pm

 

Feb. 28 Phoenix 8:00 pm

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