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

Nov. 27 - Dec. 02 - Les Misérables

Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street

With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!” (NY1).

Visit orpheum-memphis.com for specific times.

Nov. 30 - Dec. 23 - A Christmas Carol

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

A Memphis Family Holiday Tradition for over 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., & Sat. at 7:00pm, Sat. and Sun. Matinee at 3pm, No Sat. Matinee Dec. 1

 

Dec. 7-9 - Ballet Memphis’ Nutcracker

Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street

With magical sets that change before your eyes, snowflakes that trickle from the sky, and dances that envelope Clara and her Nutcracker Prince in the Kingdom of Sweets, the Nutcracker remains a favorite year after year.

Dec. 7 - 7:30pm, Dec. 8 - 2:00pm & 7:30pm, 

Dec. 9 - 2:00pm

orpheum-memphis.com

MUSIC

Dec. 1-15 - Hi-Tone - Music Venue

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.

Dec. 1 - XVII TRILL / Goodoletevin - 10pm

Dec. 4 - Avon Park - 8pm

Dec. 5 - Jared Minnix - 10pm

Dec. 6 - Shipwrecker - 8pm

Dec. 7 - Winston Ramble - 10pm

hitonecafe.com

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

Neil’s Music Room, 5727 Quince Rd 

Repeats weekly on Friday. 7:00pm

Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 - 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

Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Memphis Jazz Orchestra

Alfred’s, 197 Beale, Memphis, TN 38103

Repeats weekly on Sunday, 7:00pm

 

Dec. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 - Elvis Tribute Feat. Michael Cullipher

Rock-n-Roll Cafe , 3855 Elvis Presley

Repeats weekly Thursday, Friday and Saturday 

7:00pm, 901-398-6528

 

Dec. 6 - Stax Music Academy Holiday Concert

Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main Street

Join all ensembles of the Stax Music Academy for this special holiday celebration concert, “It’s Christmas Time Again.” Doors open at 6:30pm with Santa Claus and a special lobby performance from STAX 101.  7:30pm

orpheum-memphis.com

 

Dec. 7 - John Paul Keith

Railgarten, 2166 Central Ave

Original Memphis Americana/Rockabilly. 9:00pm

railgarten.com

 

Dec. 9 - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

New Daisy Theatre, 330 Beale St

Wild & Swingin’ Holiday Party. 8:00pm

newdaisy.com

 

Dec. 12 - Harry Connick, Jr.

Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street

Join Harry and his amazing band as they celebrate New Orleans’ 300th birthday and the influences that shaped his career. Enjoy the evening as Harry toasts this beloved city and also performs a selection of holiday favorites. 7:30pm

orpheum-memphis.com

 

Dec. 15 - JD McPherson

1884 Lounge, 1555 Madison Ave

“SOCKS” A Christmas Album & Tour. Old-school sounding rhythm & blues artist influenced by Little Richard and Fats Domino. 9:00pm

minglewoodhall.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.

Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28 - 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

 

Dec. 1 - 2018 Memphis Holiday Parade

Beale St, Memphis, TN

Featuring elementary & high school bands, cheerleaders, dance groups, car clubs, community organizations and even Santa Claus with all of his reindeer! You won’t want to miss out on the biggest holiday parade in Memphis!

4pm-5:30pm

 

Dec. 1 - Swing Dance with live music by

Elizabeth Wise

The Rumba Room, 303 S. Main Street,, Memphis, TN

Come learn to lindy hop with Red Hot Lindy Hop this December! Elizabeth Wise will be providing live music for our dance 7-9 p.m. with an hour beginner lindy lesson 6-7 p.m. No experience or partner needed; $10 gets you in the door.

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.

Oct. 13 - Jan. 6 - El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte 

Through the production of posters, pamphlets, books, and newspapers, the artists who worked in El Taller de Gráfica were committed to their craft and sought to bring social and political awareness to mass audiences.

Oct. 13 - Jan. 6 - From Marne to the Rhine: Forain and World War I 

This fall, the Dixon will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day with a selection of Jean-Louis Forain’s striking press illustrations of the Great War. With more than 200 war cartoons published in weekly and daily newspapers, Forain became the spokesman for the common soldier on the western Front, the main theatre of war approximately located between the Marne and the Rhine rivers. 

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.
Drawing Memory: Essence of Memphis - Victor Ekpuk’s 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.

 

SPORTS

BASKETBALL

Memphis Grizzlies 

FedExForum, 191 Beale, Memphis, 

www.nba.com/grizzlies 

Date Opponent Time

Dec. 5 LA Clippers 7:00 pm

Dec. 8 LA Lakers 7:00 pm

Dec. 12 Portland 7:00 pm

Dec. 14 Miami 7:00 pm

Dec. 15 Houston 7:00 pm

Memphis Tigers Basketball

335 South Hollywood Street, 901-678-2331

Division I NCAA Basketball Team. gotigersgo.com

December Schedule:

Dec. 4 - South Dakota State - 8:00pm

Dec. 8 - UAB - 12:00pm

 

Dec. 15 - Tennessee - 11:00am

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