10 things to do in Memphis this weekend: January 9 – January 12

Elvis' Birthday Celebration

Enjoy four days of birthday festivities, plus special guests Priscilla Presley and Jerry Schilling. Events this year include the annual Elvis Birthday Proclamation Ceremony on Jan. 8, Elvis Birthday Bash and Evening Tour, private tours of Graceland Mansion with Priscilla Presley, a Birthday Celebration Concert featuring Terry Mike Jeffrey and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, fan-favorite concert Elvis: Live in Concert featuring very special guests, and much more!

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 8 – Saturday, Jan. 11
WHERE: Elvis Presley’s Graceland

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The Price Ain't Wrong: Memphis-Style Gameshow

Join Railgarten for a fresh take on this classic game show with a Memphis twist, featuring your favorite mini-games like Plinko and Hole in One.

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 9 at 7:00 PM
WHERE: Railgarten

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The Emo Night Tour

Imagine going to a show and hearing Taking Back Sunday, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, My Chemical Romance and many more, all only playing their best songs… all night long. The Emo Night DJ’s will be spinning all the angst your teenage dirtbag heart desires all night long that will make you feel like you’re at Warped Tour ‘08 minus all the dust and melting in the sun!

WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 9 at 8:30 PM
WHERE: Growlers

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Memphis Grizzlies Home Games

The Grizzlies are at home this weekend with two games at the FedEx Forum.

Friday, Jan. 10 at 7:00 PM vs San Antonio Spurs
Sunday, Jan. 12 at 5:00 PM vs Golden State Warriors

WHERE: FedExForum

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Criss Angel RAW - The Mindfreak Unplugged

Criss Angel RAW – The Mindfreak Unplugged is a theatrical experience unlike any seen before; bringing Angel’s famous sleight of hand street magic, mentalism, and even some of his most iconic illusions to life – all performed in an intimate, raw setting.

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 10 at 8:00 PM
WHERE: Horseshoe Casino & Hotel Tunica

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A Day of Tasters

Do you wonder what it’s like to work with metal? These tasters are 90-minute workshops designed to give you an introduction to the metalworking processes of welding, blacksmithing, casting, and fold forming! Mix and match tasters to create your own class schedule for the day. These are also fun to do as a group!

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 11 at 8:30 AM
WHERE: Metal Museum

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901 Wrestling Live at the Rec Room

901 Wrestling presents Real Memphis Wrestling LIVE at the Rec Room, like it never left (but now with beer!)

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 11 at 8:00 PM
WHERE: Rec Room

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Silly Succulent Pots

Learn the basics of pinch pot construction and how to add eyes, teeth, horns, hair, legs or whatever else you want. When you are happy with your new little critter, you’ll be able to finish him up with colorful clay paints and a zany personality, all in one sitting! All skill levels are welcome. Kids are welcome with an adult present (must be at least 10 yrs. old)

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 12 at 1:30 PM
WHERE: Memphis Botanic Garden

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MRTC Winter Off-Road Series 3k

The first race of the MRTC Winter Off Road Series is fast and furious as we run through Overton Park, smack dab in the middle of Memphis. You’ll need to jockey for position quickly before you reach the forested area, which is pure singletrack.

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 12 at 2:00 PM
WHERE: Overton Park

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Memphis Ukelele Band

One of Memphis music icon Sam Phillips’s favorite sayings was, “If you’re not doing something different, you’re not doing anything.” With a unique ensemble sound and surprisingly diverse repertoire, Memphis Ukulele Band is firmly rooted in Memphis music’s maverick tradition.

WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 12 at 4:00 PM
WHERE: Lafayette’s Music Room

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