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, January 3
- Some beautiful babes are bringing about the end of the world during Burlocalyspe.
- Catch Boss Ladi Angel, WolfCat, Big Mama Meezie, and more during the 2020 Vision: Artist Showcase.
- Spend the first friday of 2020 getting down at Playhouse on the Square.
- Maria and Dustin Starr want to get you hype for the fight during the Smack Down Pre-Party at Tin Roof.
- If your new year’s resolution is to cook more, The Art of Dinner Interactive Cooking Class: Healthy Soul Food is a good starting point.
- Kick it with the king during before heading to the FedEx Forum during the WWE Smackdown Official Pre-party at King Jerry Lawler’s Hall of Fame Bar & Grille.
- Bodies will be slammed during WWE Friday Night Smackdown at FedEx Forum.
- Improv Underground VII will have you coming down with a case of the giggles.
- Having the same zodiac sign as Michelle Obama is reason enough to party during the Capricorn Birthday Bash 2020 at Minglewood Hall.
- ShadowCon is pretty much a gamers’ paradise.
- Revamp your wardrobe with help from The Kio House Closet Swap.
- A Gathering for the New Year at TransforMama will consist of tea time, a Tarot reading, crystal work, and a yoga sesh.
- The PRVLG and Mobius Pieces are doing their thing at Growlers.
Saturday, January 4
- Head to BSIDE to get groovy with Alice Hasen & the Blaze// Angela Blair.
- We hope the BuffaGLO Run has you running faster than the speed of light.
- 25 local comics want to share their first jokes of 2020 with you during 25 First Jokes at Hi Tone.
- Enjoy a morning of sustainable DIY-ing at the Family Workshop: Hang it Up.
- Make your way to Inspire Community Cafe to celebrate their 1st Birthday.
- Tiny tots, tweens, and teens can try out a class during Theatre School Open House at Playhouse on the Square.
- Stock up on local goodies at the CYCFM Winter Market.
- It’s day 2 of gaming galore at ShadowCon.
- Get ready to shout Go-Tigers-Go as the Memphis Tigers take on Georgia at the FedEx Forum.
- DJ Maverick is bringing down the house at Mollie Fontaines.
- Unlock the Secrets of Breath and Meditation at Shelby Farms Park.
- Bring your dancing shoes to Saturday Night Swing ft. Big Barton.
- Starting manifesting your 2020 dreams during Sip & See: The 2020 Vision Board Experience.
- Illusions: The Drag Queen Dinner Show is the perfect mix of classy entertainment and raunchy comedy.
- Treat yourself to all the treats during Open Saturday: Shop Chocolate.
- Gather up the fam and put the pedal to the pavement as you Ride to the Park & Pizza with Revolutions Bicycle Co-Op.
- Create a clay critter during All Ages Hand-building Class at Art & Clay.
- Titans vs. Patriots at Railgarten
- Now that I know that Women’s Christmas is a thing, I want to celebrate it every year.
- Celebrate Art to Grow Turning 20 with plenty of crafting and cake.
Sunday, January 5
- Along the Downtown Memphis Brewery Bike Tour, you’ll stop at Crosstown Brewing, High Cotton, and Ghost River.
- Watch the Saints take on the Vikings during the Saints Playoff Watch Party at Loflin Yard.
- Tour: Photography in Memphis with Wayne Dowdy is both a celebration of and a reckoning with the history of the city.
- 2020 will bring plenty of memories and you can store them in a self-made Embossed Time Capsule from the Family Metalsmithing workshop.
- It’s a good day for cozy crafting at the Chunky Knit Blanket DIY Workshop at Pinot’s Palette.
- The Big Brass Brunch Buffet with feature Cajun fare to go along with the NOLA Saints game.