December 14- 20


Memphis is definitely getting in the spirit of things! Check out
all the holiday happenings around town this week.


Our featured event this week is Group Therapy: A Comedy Show at Midtown Crossing on Friday, December 14th. See event details directly below. 

Friday 12/14. Group Therapy: A Comedy Show @ Midtown Crossing Grill (394 N Watkins), 8:00pm, $7.

Laura Peek
Mary Jay Berger
Moth Moth Moth
Jarred Sturghill

Music by Lisa Michaels

Jennay’s FOOD Drive 2018 @ Dru’s Place (1474 Madison Ave.), 8:00 pm-12:00am.

Jennay’s 3rd Annual Food Drive benefiting Little Flower Catholic Chruch’s pantry is set for Friday, Dec. 14th! There will be some huge auction items this year including: Tickets to Cher, overnight stay at Sam’s Town, a skydiving adventure and much much more!

This years goal is to feed 120 families for Christmas and restock the pantry for at least the first quarter of 2019! To do this we need your help! Non-perishable food items, cash or credit card donations are welcome! Hoist will have the jello flowing and we will be doing Gong Show Karaoke on Friday! Join us for a great time!

St. Terese of Little Flower is a non-profit organization and any large donations can receive a tax form upon request.

Saturday 12/15. Holiday Open House @ Art By Lecco Gallery (532 S Cooper St.), 10:00am-6:00pm.

Stop by during the day during our Pop Up show /open house between 10am -6pm. Jingle Juice and Snowflake Martinis being served along with sweets !

Time Warp Drive-In: Strange Christmas 5 @ Malco Summer Drive-In (5310 Summer Ave), 7:00pm, $10. 

It’s the end of the year! And for us at TIME WARP DRIVE-IN that can only mean one thing: our 5th annual holidaze double feature STRANGE CHRISTMAS! Time to buckle up and get ready for Yuletide cinema insanity with two great holiday action classics!

Screening in order:

Die Hard
Batman Returns

And after the features, stick around for over an hour of bizarre holiday short films, odd Christmas music videos, strange seasonal retro movie trailers, ancient holiday commercials, and culminating in the mind-meltingly insane Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Christmas special!

At the Malco Summer Drive-In – $10 a person for the whole night! Gates open at 6:00, movies start around 7:00.

Visit the Holtermonster booth near concessions for official Time Warp posters, sets, stickers and more!

Brought to you by Black Lodge, Guerrilla Monster Films, Piano Man Pictures, Holtermonster Designs, and Malco

Spotlight Party for Adults @ Pumping Station (1382 Poplar Ave.) , 9:30pm-2:30am. 

Come play the stoplight game with Master John John. Red = Top
Yellow = Versatile Green = Bottom. Dare to wear your color or simply put on one of the bracelets we have. Either way it should be a fun and illuminating evening.

Sunday 12/16. New Ballet’s Nut Remix @ The Cannon Center for Performing Art (255 N Main St.), 2:30-4:30pm, $25.


Nut Remix is back at the Cannon Center with its unique groove, featuring New Ballet grad and jookin’ star Charles “Lil Buck” Riley and over 150 performers, plus the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Big Band in the pit!

Nut Remix is a contemporary re-imagining of Tchaikovsky’s classic Nutcracker Suite, set on Memphis’s Beale Street, but there’s a wide world of dance and music in the show… from classical ballet to hip-hop, flamenco to traditional West African dance, and more.

The Memphis Symphony Orchestra plays selections from Tchaikovsky’s beloved score and special orchestrations written for Nut Remix. The Memphis Symphony Big Band contributes pieces from Duke Ellington’s jazz take on the Nutcracker. Plus live flamenco, African drummers, even some Booker T & The MG’s

Monday 12/17. Mary Gagz & Her Gaggle of Drags @ BAR DKDC (964 S Cooper St.), 8:30-10:30pm.

What’s there to do on the Monday night before Christmas, you ask?

Come to the FIRST Monday night drag show at Bar DKDC! It may be the first, but it definitely won’t be the last!

Join Mary Gagz + Her Gaggle of Drags and help celebrate the holidays the best way we know how… this Monday night!


Tuesday 12/18. Planned Parenthood Holiday Market @ PPTNM (2430 Poplar Ave.), 5:00-7:00pm. 

Stop by the Midtown Memphis health center after hours from 5 PM-7 PM on Tuesday, December 18th to support your local Planned Parenthood and stock up on feminist holiday gifts for your friends and family!

We will have various different PP shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, compact mirrors, free condoms, and more. You won’t want to miss our Holiday Market Pop-Up Shop!

If you have questions, feel free to contact our Annual Giving & Events Manager Darci McFarland at

Louise Page/Marcella Simien @ BAR DKDC (964 S Cooper St.), 9:00pm-12:00am. 


Wednesday 12/19. Indie Memphis Nights: Black Mother @ Crosstown Arts (430 N Cleveland St.), 7:00-9:00pm, free (pay what you can). 

Indie Memphis Nights presented by Orion FCU.
**No Tickets Required // Pay-What-You-Can Screening**

Filmmaker Khalik Allah offers a unique portrait of Jamaica, the home of his maternal grandparents in this 2018 Indie Memphis Film Festival award-winning film. *2018 Best Departures Feature Winner*

—> Located in the original Crosstown Arts 430 studio space

Thursday 12/20. Goner Records THIRDsday @ BAR DKDC (964 S Cooper St.), 10:00pm-2:00am.

A very special Third Thursday Event- The Goner Christmas Party! Come drink Egg Nog until your head turns yellow! We’ll have DJs, giveaways, and good times all night long!

Other events:

12/14: Delta TransMasculine @ OUTMemphis ; Shangri-La Records Xmas Party w James & The Ultrasounds ; Robby Grant Holiday Party @ BAR DKDC
12/15: Christmas in Soulsville @ Stax Museum ; Christmas Open House @ Mewtopia ; Holiday Wine Tasting with Tiffany  ; Crosstown Holiday Market ; PRYSM’S Jolly Holiday Party ; You Look Like Champions @ P & H Cafe ; Merriment Under the Mistletoe @ Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum ; 5 & Dime Recording Christmas Party @ Lamplighter Lounge
12/16: For Us; By Us @ OUTMemphis
12/17: Perpetual Transition @ OUTMemphis ; Undercurrent 050
12/18: Handmade Holiday Hootenanny 2 @ Hi-Tone  ; Tu Ppl @ OUTMemphis 
12/19: Women’s Holiday Potluck @ OUTMemphis ; Elf: Holiday Movie Benefiting Midsouth Arts Against Hunger