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. 5 - 9 - The Play That Goes Wrong

Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street

What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway and London’s award-winning smash comedy! 

Visit orpheum-memphis.com for specific show times.

 

Feb. 14 - 16 - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street

Truly great dance can be a window to the heart and soul, revealing our deepest selves and giving form to memories and dreams.

Visit orpheum-memphis.com for specific show times.

 

Feb. 14 & 15 - Opera Memphis Puccini Double Bill: Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi

GPAC, 1801 Exeter Rd, Germantown, TN

Enjoy two operas by the great Giacomo Puccini, with one featuring his most loved aria, “O mio babbino caro”. The Puccini Lovers’ Special package to the Feb. 14 showing includes 2 tickets for the best seats availible plus a Dinstuhl’s chocolate duo gift and 2 adult beverages for only $100 (a $207 retail value)!

Tickets: 901.257.3100, operamemphis.org, 7:30 PM

 

MUSIC

Feb. 1-29 - Hi-Tone - Music Venue

The Hi-Tone, 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

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 - Eddie Smith

Neil’s Music Room, 5727 Quince Rd 

Repeats weekly on Friday. 8:00pm

Feb. 3, 6, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21, 22, 24, 27, 28, 29 - 

The BB King’s Blues Club All-Star Band

B.B. King’s Blues Club, 143 Beale

Repeats weekly on Monday & Thursday at 6pm and Friday & Saturday at 9pm, 901-524-5464

Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 - Memphis Jazz Orchestra

Alfred’s, 197 Beale, Memphis, TN 38103

Repeats weekly on Sunday, 6:00pm

Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 - 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

Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 - 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

 

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 - 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

 

Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26  - 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. Dance floor with full bar & some of the best burgers in town. 8:00 PM

www.worldfamoushernandoshideaway.com

 

Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23,  - 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. 10:30AM, lafayettes.com

 

Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 - 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, lafayettes.com

 

Feb. 8 - Harpdog Brown & The Uptown Blues Band

Hernando’s Hideaway, 3210 Old Hernando Rd.

Harpdog Brown has earned a solid reputation as a real-deal purveyor of classic electric blues. Think of the old Chess Records and Sun Records of the late ’40s and early ’50s. 9PM - 1AM

 

Feb. 8 - Lee Brice

Guest House at Graceland, 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd Grammy & CMA nominated country artist. Lee’s single “Rumor” is his sixth number one hit appearing in the top spot on the Billboard. 8:00pm, gracelandlive.com

 

Feb. 11 - The Beach Boys

Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street

The Beach Boys have continued to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut over 50 years ago.

7:00 PM, orpheum-memphis.com

Feb. 12 - Umphrey’s McGee

Guest House at Graceland, 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd The music of Umphrey’s McGee unfolds like an unpredictable conversation between longtime friends. 8:00pm, gracelandlive.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.

 

Feb. 1-29 - 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.

Jan. 12 - Apr. 5 - Lawrence Matthews: To Disappear Away: Places soon to be no more

To Disappear Away: Places soon to be no more highlights Memphis artist Lawrence Matthews’ most recent work in color photography.

Jan. 19 - Mar. 22 - Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman

This exhibit celebrates the work and legacy of one of twentieth-century America’s most influential artists. Augusta Savage (1892-1962) was a Black woman artist from the South whose career as a sculptor led her north to Harlem in 1921. Her talent, ingenuity, and determination led to her prominence and a successful career during the Harlem Renaissance. This landmark exhibition features more than fifty works of art, including sculptures, paintings, photographs, and drawings, by both Savage and the artists she taught, championed, and inspired.

Jan. 19 - Mar. 22 - Under Construction: Collage from The Mint Museum

Featuring more than thirty international artists, Under Construction explores the growth of the collage technique and aesthetic in the work of Romare Bearden and his colleagues from the 1950s to the present. It includes numerous works by Bearden, as well as examples by such notable artists as Tim Rollins and K.O.S., Sam Gilliam, Howardena Pindell, Robert Rauschenberg, and James Rosenquist. 

Jan. 26 - Mar. 22 - William Eggleston and Jennifer Steinkamp: At Home at the Dixon

The Dixon has invited two pioneering American artists, William Eggleston and Jennifer Steinkamp, to present their work in unexpected conversation.

William Eggleston and Jennifer Steinkamp: At Home at the Dixon juxtaposes floral, garden, and still life imagery in late nineteenth and early twentieth-century painting with photographs by William Eggleston and computer animations by Jennifer Steinkamp that focus on similar themes. 

MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART

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

Now - Feb. 23 - 2020 Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards

The Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards is an annual juried student exhibition presented by the Brooks and Brooks Museum League. 

Now - May. 10 - A Journey Towards Self-Definition: African American Artists in the Permanent Collection

This exhibition brings together paintings, photographs, textiles, and sculpture by mainly self-taught African American artists from the museum’s permanent collection, spanning from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day.

 

SPORTS

BASKETBALL

Memphis Grizzlies 

FedExForum, 191 Beale, Memphis, 

www.nba.com/grizzlies 

Date Opponent Time

Feb. 3 Detroit 7:00 pm

Feb. 12 Portland 7:00 pm

Feb. 28 Sacramento 7:00 pm

Feb. 29 Los Angeles 7:00 pm

 

 

 

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