With all the great things going on in the 901 these days, have you ever been overwhelmed with choices? Well, you’re in luck! Every week we curate The Weekender, a post filled with a handy list to help you hit some of our best bets for an amazing weekend.
The Weekender is not meant to be exhaustive but will include our suggestions to help you plan the weekend ahead. In the case of inclement weather, check with each event’s page for updates. See all upcoming events here.
Friday, December 21st
Drew and Ellie Holcomb invite you to enjoy a neighborly Christmas or sorts at the Orpheum Theatre.
There are artists and crafters, cocktails, tunes & tacos at Firepit Fridays: Holiday Market.
Groove in silence underneath the snowy Winter Wonderland at Loflin Yard.
Head into outerspace w/ the release of Astronaut Status at Crosstown Brewing Company.
Local musicians are paying tribute to Grateful Dead at Minglewood Hall.
Get a behind the scenes look at what was intended to be Jay Z’s last performance during the screening of Fade to Black at Crosstown Arts.
Make your way through a festive AF forest at the Pink Palace.
Eric Gales is bringing his leftie, guitar talents to Railgarten.
Take in all of the Holiday Wonders at the Garden before time runs out.
Enjoy an evening of exclusive tunes during 30 for $30 at Young Avenue Sound.
Let Santa know what list you reside on during the Annual Naughty or Nice Holiday Party.
Peter Pan got old and she’s celebrating her birthday at Playhouse on the Square.
There are only a few days of Zoo Lights left!
Round out your holiday shopping at the Jingle and Mingle Pop Up Shop at 409 S. Main.
Issa roller-skating, booty shaking, silent party at East End Skating Rink!
Find a unique gift for your loved ones at the Metal Museum Holiday Store.
The Lovelight Orchestra is spreading holiday cheer at B-Side Memphis.
Boosie Badazz is performing at VLive Memphis and it’s going to be v live!
Saturday, December 22nd
Memphis Arts Collective is throwing a Solstice Party!
Do some last minute shopping at Holtermonster’s Holiday Pop-Up.
It’s mimosas, El Mero, and making things at Boards and Brunch Open Workshop.
Stroll through Pink Palace’s Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees with the kiddos.
North Mississippi Allstars are playing Minglewood.
Get Drunk and Sing Karaoke at Lucchesi’s Holiday Celebration.
Play in the ‘snow’ with Santa and Alexis Grace at Magic & Mystery of Christmas
Play The Feud with your family at Casual Pint.
Be merry with some s’mores at Loflin’s Chrismahaunakwanzakah celebration.
Sport your satin and your poofy-est bouffant at Obscura: Rococo Raucous.
Love the light show at Holiday Wonders at the Garden.
Bedon’s Christmas Extravaganza is taking over Hi Tone.
Paint a masterpiece in your ugly Christmas sweater with We Paint Too.
Go to Rec Room for games and some Real Memphis Wrestling.
Al Kapone is going to hit the stage hard with City Champs at Railgarten.
Sunday, December 23rd
Celebrate the launch of Memphis Current at 409 S. Main.
Mix-n-mingle-n-jingle w/ Star and Micey at Railgarten.
Witness the talents of veteran and young OG jookers during JookinWarz.
Experience the power of spoken word at the last Art Unplugged of the year.
Find you zen before all the holiday hoopla at Community Yoga.
Wear your ugliest sweater to Ugly Sweater Cerrito Bingo.
Soothe that Saturday night hangover with a little magic and mimosas during the Magic Brunch at Railgarten.
The Afton Artist Showcase is said to have music for everyone to enjoy. You be the judge of that.
Need more ideas?
See more of what’s happening this weekend in our Events Calendar.
Find more holiday fun in our Holiday Events Guide.
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