Things to Do This Week

December 8th- December 14th


It’s getting closer to the holidays and there’s lots to do about town! Get out of the house and out of the cold and warm yourself up with these must-do events! We’ve thoughtfully picked out at least one thing to do for every day this week! Check it out and mark your calendars.  



Friday 12/8. Inside Out/Dreamers in Memphis, Christian Brothers University, 9:00-3:00pm, family friendly, free. 

Share your portrait. Make a statement. We are all Dreamers. Come take your photo in the Inside Out photo truck, paste it, & participate in this public art installation to support Dreamers.

The Inside Out Project is a global participatory art project that gives everyone the opportunity to share their portrait and express what they stand for. It is a global platform for people to share their untold stories and transform messages of personal identity into works of public art.

Friends for Life Benefit Show/Toy Drive, Growlers (1911 Poplar Ave), 9:30pm, $5. 

Capgun, Hooks, the Cassowaries, and the Wailing Banshees. All proceeds go to the Friends for Life toy drive. There will also be raffles, and the cover is $5 or a toy.

Saturday 12/9Memphis Farmer’s Market Holiday Market, S Front St @ GE Patterson, 9:00am-1:00pm, family friendly, free.

The holidays will be here before you know it! Whether you’re dreaming up a farm fresh feast or searching for the perfect gift for your loved ones, MFM has got you covered. Visit us under the pavilion for our annual Holiday Market. We’ll look forward to seeing you one more time this year for all things local and festive!

Rock Against Racism, Hi Tone (412 N Cleveland St), 9:00pm, 18 and over, $10.

Rock Against Racism feat. The Subteens, Pezz, The Gloryholes, Negro Terror, Arizona Akin & The Hoodrat Hyenas at The Hi Tone Cafe

Sunday 12/10Community Christmas Concert, Epiphany Lutheran Church (7887 Poplar Avenue), 3:00-4:00pm, family friendly, free.

Free community Christmas concert featuring the sounds of the season! Please join us in celebrating the season through music – we guarantee you will hear some old favorites!

Wok’n in Memphis Pop-up, Cove Bar (2559 Broad Ave), 6:00pm.  

Wok’n in Memphis is doing another popup, but this time at the Cove Bar! Food starts at 6pm. Menu is coming soon. Hope to see all y’all there. Happy Holidays

Monday 12/11. Casual Pint Bingo!, Casual Pint Highland Row (395 S Highland St), 7:00-9:00pm, 18 and up, free.

If you haven’t made it down for bingo at Casual Pint on Monday evenings then you’re missing out! It’s free and always loads of fun.


Tuesday 12/12. Free Front Porch Music & Cultural Series, Benjamin L Hooks Central Public Library (3030 Poplar Ave), 6:00-7:00pm, all ages, free. 

The Memphis Library Foundation has created these free and unique community gatherings for diverse genres’ of educational music performances, storytelling, oral histories and lectures for all ages. Our goal is to bring people together within a non-partisan environment to explore the many varieties of rich Memphis cultures. The library is now open until 9, so guest may also explore every level of the Benjamin Hooks Central Library.

Wednesday 12/13. Furry Lewis & The Bottleneck Guitar Story (Indie Memphis Festival Encore), Crosstown Arts (430 N Cleveland St), 7:00-9:00pm, pay what you can.

The Indie Wednesday Film Series is presented by Orion FCU. Pay-What-You-Can screening of short films presented with partner Crosstown Arts. Doors open at 6:30pm. Screening begins at 7:00pm. Featuring Q&A with director David Brian Guinle. The story of how the slide guitar got to the Memphis/Delta region from Hawaii and the role Furry Lewis played in the evolution from the Hawaiian style to the bottleneck sound.

Thursday 12/14. Room in the Inn Benefit Feat. Me & Leah, Shangri-La Records (1916 Madison Ave), 5:30-6:30pm, donations encouraged.

Join us for the third annual Me & Leah benefit show for Room In The Inn – Memphis! RITI – Memphis provides holy hospitality during the winter to many people experiencing homelessness in our city. We are asking guests to make a financial contribution to the cause or bring supplies like gloves, hats, socks, etc., to be distributed to those who need it. An online donation can be made here ( You can also use their Amazon wish list to contribute supplies here (

For more for info, please visit


Other events:

Tia Pancha a Christmas Story continues.
Peter Pan, Playhouse on the Square continues.
The Light Before Christmas 3D, Pink Palace continues.

12/8: Cemetery Cinema: It’s a Wonderful Life, Elmwood Cemetery; The Kickback 80s & 90s @ Hi Tone Cafe;
12/14: Holiday Wonders at the Garden Family Night, Memphis Botanic Garden; Love Actually Trivia; Fall 2017 U of M Graphic Design Senior Show

See our full calendar here.