Hopefully the Memphis weather will warm up some this month, if not, check out the cool events happening in February!
- Wicked – January 29 – February 16
This updated retelling of the Wizard of Oz is one of the top-grossing touring theatrical productions of all time. Told from the perspectives of the misunderstood witches of Oz, Wicked returns to the Orpheum Theatre for a 24-show run. The popular musical event is recommended for children 8 and older, and ticket prices start at $43.50.
- Polar Bear Plunge at Mud Island River Park – February 1st, 3 pm
Join hundreds of brave souls (including some local celebrities!) at Mud Island River Park to take a dip into the frigid Wolf River, as they brave the elements to benefit Special Olympics Greater Memphis. With just $50 in pledges, Plungers automatically get the official Polar Bear Plunge t-shirt and bragging rights over all the people who couldn’t bear it. Plus, the more money Plungers raise, the more cool stuff they can get!
- A Night on the Square – February 4, 7 p.m.
Explore the revitalized Overton Square Entertainment District during a delicious night of culinary mystery. For only $45, enjoy a four-course progressive Dishcrawl experience. The only catch is that you won’t know which restaurants until the evening of the event. More info here.
- Cirque Zuma Zuma at Buckman Performing Arts Center – February 7th, 7 pm
Buckman is pleased to host Cirque Zuma Zuma’s encore performance! This America’s Got Talent finalist is the ultimate African circus, featuring the best of the best jugglers, contortionists, acrobats, musicians, dancers and entertainers. These top talents, culled from the Kenyan-based training school, have trotted the globe and awed audiences with mysticism, magic, fun and sizzling Afro-jazz rhythms. Tickets are $28.
- Spillit: Love Hurts – February 7th, 7-9:30pm
Join in for an evening of true stories. The theme for the night is Love Hurts. Interested in telling us your story? Email a summary to firstname.lastname@example.org. Go here for more info.
- Make Memphis Kick-off Event – February 8th, 4pm
The Make Memphis kick-off party will involve your ideas and free beer, some 90-second project pitches, and the opportunity to meet other members and get involved. This event will be all about generating smaller projects that can be completed in the near term. Go here for info.
- The Civil Rights Movement at Elmwood Cemetery – February 12th, 12 pm
Join Dr. Femi Ajanaku of LeMoyne-Owen College as she discusses the Civil Rights movement of 50 years past and the individuals of Elmwood who were engaged in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Noted Civil Rights leaders who rest at Elmwood include Dr. Benjamin Hooks, Maxine Smith, Odell Horton, and Marvin Ratner, among many others. Bring your own lunch! Admission is $7, register here.
- Old Forest Jamboree at Hi-Tone – February 13th, 4 pm
Treehuggers unite for a rocking good time with Gasoline Grace, the all-star Lorax Posse, and Snowglobe! Admission is a $10 donation to benefit CPOP. Kids are welcome & get in free. Half-price pizza courtesy of the fabulous Hi-Tone Cafe! Also, each grownup a free Ghost River beer as a thank-you for your support.
- MUST LOVE CATS! at at Brooks Museum – February 14th, 6 pm
Spend Valentine’s Day celebrating the best of cat videos at the Brooks Museum. There will be a DJ, cash bar, art-making activities, and cat-inspired performances by Opera Memphis. Admission is $15 and includes admission to the party, all art-making activities, and a ticket to the screening of the Internet Cat Video Festival. Must be 21 and older to attend. Purchase tickets here.
- Valentine’s Party at Amurica – February 15th, 7 pm
For only $10, you get to listen to live music, have fun with karaoke, and enjoy some Valentine’s treats! There will be a spiked punch, but other than that, BYOB. Must be 21 or older to enter.
- Chris Milam’s “901 Series” Begins – February 21, 8pm
Memphis based musician Chris Milam is planning the “901 Series“, a series of concerts around the Memphis area. These series of ticketed concerts at non-traditional venues across the Memphis metro area will be at a different location featuring various guest artists and musicians during the series. More info here.
- Memphis Heart Ball at Peabody Hotel – February 22nd, 6:30 pm
For the rich and famous Memphians, this event is a celebration of creating and sharing. The evening celebrates American Heart Association’s work and mission; donors and volunteers; and — most importantly — the lives saved and improved because of everyone’s effort. The Heart Ball promises to be an engaging evening of fun and passion bringing community and philanthropic leaders together.
- LEO at Buckman Performing Arts Center – February 28th, 7 pm
LEO is a wordless narrative about a man trapped in a room where the laws of gravity are skewed, pulling him not down, but in every other direction. From the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (where it won the 2011 Best of Edinburgh Award) to New York, LEOhas been described as “mind-bending” and “an eye-teasing, grin-inducing work of sustained absurdist magic.” Admission is $28 and you can purchase tickets here.
- Progressive Dinner at Victorian Village – February 23rd, 2-6pm
Victorian Village has planned their very first progressive dinner that will take you through Memphis’s Victorian Village district, starting at theMallory Neely House Museum for appetizers. You will then go to the Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum for dinner. The progressive dinner will end at the James Lee House Bed and Breakfast for desserts.
See an event we forgot? Let us know in the comments!