Happy New Year, everyone! 2019 is finally here, and there is a ton of great things happening this year in and around the city of Memphis. If you’re not still all partied-out from celebrating the New Year, then be sure to check out all these awesome things happening in the city this weekend!
One Team Scavenger Hunt Adventure: Memphis
Puzzling Adventures™ is a cross between a scavenger hunt, an informative self-guided tour, and The Amazing Race®. A fun and interactive way to explore a city, each adventure sends you to a series of locations where you answer questions or solve puzzles to receive your next instruction. The goal is to have fun outdoors, and learn some interesting things along the way.
WHEN: Thursday, January 3 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
WHERE: The City of Memphis
Lady and the Tramp
This Disney animated classic follows a pampered cocker spaniel named Lady (Barbara Luddy) whose comfortable life slips away once her owners have a baby. When, after some tense circumstances, Lady finds herself on the loose and out on the street, she is befriended and protected by the tough stray mutt Tramp (Larry Roberts). A romance begins to blossom between the two dogs, but their many differences, along with more drama at Lady’s household, threaten to keep them apart.
WHEN: Thursday, January 3 – Sunday, January 6 at 4 p.m.
WHERE: Pink Palace Family of Museums
Say hello to the second Drunk Live Art Competition! Contestants compete LIVE to draw art selected by the judges.
Here’s the round format:
Stick figures are life. (Beginner)
Someone said Nude drawings? (Intermediate)
Absinthe is my healthcare plan. (Hard as $#%@ Round)
This is FREE TO PARTICIPATE with purchase of food or drink!
WHEN: Thursday, January 3 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: Loflin Yard
Elvis' Birthday Celebration
Join in on the weekend-long celebration of Elvis’ Birthday with four days of events, including an unforgettable fan experience featuring one of Elvis’ closest friends, Jerry Schilling. It is a special time to be in Memphis as Graceland will still be decorated for the holidays and there will be an epic birthday cake on display.
WHEN: Saturday, January 5 – Tuesday, January 8
Traction Optional and Memphis International Raceway present the 4th Annual HANGOVER FEST event!
WHEN: Saturday, January 5 at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Memphis International Raceway
RK Show's Gun Show
If you are a gun collector or are a hunting enthusiast, the gun show at the AgriCenter International in the West Pavilion in Memphis, TN is a great place to spend some time. RK Shows will have a variety of vendors displaying guns, hunting supplies, military surplus and outdoor gear available to teach you, answer your questions, and find exactly what you’re looking for.
Safety is first at all of RK Shows Events so we will have security and check-in points for the safety of our attendees and vendors.
WHEN: Saturday, January 5 – Sunday, January 6 at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Agricenter International
Swing Dance with Le Tumulte Noir
Join the Rumba Room on Saturday for the sultry gypsy jazz of Le Tumulte Noir! Our beginner Lindy Hop lesson is from 6-7 p.m., and live music is from 7-9 p.m. Stick around the Rumba Room for salsa following our dance and going all night! Full bar and snacks are available. See you on the dance floor!!
WHEN: Saturday, January 5 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: The Rumba Room
Elvis in Las Vegas
“Ladies and Gentlemen, Elvis is BACK in the building!” From his home base of Memphis, Elvis changed the musical landscape of the entire world. Terry Mike Jeffrey, with the blessing of Graceland/EPE, is lauded around the world for his presentation of Elvis’ music and he’ll be playing the very best of Elvis with special selections from his legendary Las Vegas performances. MSO and Terry Mike perform the original orchestral charts from the Elvis archive in this world class salute to the King.™
WHEN: Saturday, January 5 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Rumba Room
With a six-decade career and 200 plus albums, this iconic Texan is the creative genius behind the historic recordings of Crazy, Red Headed Stranger, and Stardust. Willie Nelson has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force.
WHEN: Saturday, January 5 at 8 p.m.
WHERE: The Orpheum
30 First Jokes
Come hear the thirty first jokes that Memphis comics write in the new year, then rate them on a scale of 1-10. The top two scorers and the lowest scorer will return with a five-minute set. The audience then chooses the winner.
WHEN: Saturday, January 5 at 9 p.m.
WHERE: Hi Tone
Free Wedding Show
Don’t miss this FREE wedding show at the Hilton in Memphis! There will be door prizes for the brides, bridal crew and the grooms, and new this year is the groom’s room – just for the guys. The 1st 100 brides will receive a signature cocktail and swag bag! You aren’t going to want to miss out on this very Special Wedding Show as there will also be seminars to help you plan and budget your perfect day!
WHEN: Sunday, January 6 at 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hilton Memphis
Hand Lettering with Jason Prater
These workshops can be taken as a series or individually. The first workshop will focus on the basics, covering the fundamental aspects of letter construction and history. Each subsequent workshop will begin with a short overview of the basics and then dive into a distinct lettering style and technique.
If you’re serious about learning Hand Lettering and developing a deeper understanding of this discipline, attending the series will guarantee that you can make marked improvements through each successive workshop. All supplies will be provided.
WHEN: Sunday, January 6 at 1 p.m.
WHERE: Memphis Jewish Community Center
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 single track.
WHEN: Sunday, January 6 at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Overton Park