The Weekender: January 6 – January 8

With all the great things going on in the 901 these days, have you ever been overwhelmed with choices? Well, you’re in luck! We’ve put together a weekly post called The Weekender, filled with a handy schedule to help you hit some of our best bets for an amazing weekend.

You can follow this schedule to a T, or use it as a launching point to plan your own adventure! The Weekender is not meant to be exhaustive, but will include our suggestions to help you plan the weekend ahead. 

Friday, January 6

  • 11am – Start the weekend early by celebrating Elvis’ birthday weekend at Graceland
  • 2pm – Go ice skating at the Fourth Bluff Ice Rink on the river
  • 5pm – Check out local art and music at Found Memphis or go to Tad Lauritzen Wright’s art opening
  • 6pm – Enjoy pizza and live music at ZaFest while benefitting a great cause or enjoy dinner and music at Lafayette’s or Itta Bena
  • 7pm – Laugh the night away at Chuckles Comedy House, take the kids to a RiverKings hockey game, or see a film at Baobab Filmhouse
  • 10:30pm – Catch even more live music at Growlers, Bar DKDC, or comedy at TheatreWorks with Memphis Comedy Festival

Saturday, January 7

  • 9am – Start your day at the Dr. Bean’s Coffee and Emmy Sprinkles Pastry Pop Up Shop or the Cooper Young Farmers Market
  • 10am – Find treasures at the Memphis Bike Swap, learn how to apply for grants at the free ArtsAccelerator Grant Workshop, or take the family to a free Family Studio at the Dixon
  • 12pm – Enjoy brunch and live music at Ghost River’s (kid-friendly) taproom
  • 4pm – Stop by the Board & Brush Grand Opening
  • 7pm –  Catch live music at Midtown Crossing Grill, go on a ghost hunt, see Time Warp Drive-In’s ALIENS Double Feature, or go to Pops 2: Elvis at the Movies with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra
  • 8pm – See “Other People’s Happiness” at TheatreWorks or catch dinner and music at Huey’s
  • 10pm – Watch comedy and improv at the HiTone or live music at Growlers, Lafayette’s, Bar DKDC, Newby’s, or the Mollie Fontaine Lounge

Sunday, January 8

  • 9:30am – Go to the Birthday Proclamation Ceremony at Graceland (with cake!)
  • 12pm – Enjoy brunch and live music at Ghost River, Lafayette’s, or Bosco’s
  • 4pm – Take the kids to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 2D at the Pink Palace
  • 5pm – Compete with friends and play Bingo at Loflin Yard
  • 7pm – Go to the Grizzlies vs. Utah Jazz game