The Memphis Weekender: January 5 – 7

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 schedule to help you hit some of our best bets for an amazing weekend.

You can follow this schedule to a T, or use it as a launching point to plan your own adventure! The Weekender is not meant to be exhaustive, but will include our suggestions to help you plan the weekend ahead. 

Friday, January 5

Sunday, January 7

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5 Things To Do This Weekend: 1/5 – 1/7

5 Things To Do This Weekend: 1/5 – 1/7

Happy Friday Memphis, and welcome to our first weekend of 2018!

Before I get to your Friday through Sunday plans, I have a request: this weekend, let’s share all the reasons you love Memphis. Share online with the hashtag #ILoveMemphisBecause or comment on this here blog post. Find a few of the reasons I (Holly) Love Memphis right here.

And now, here are five things to do this weekend, plus a “few” extras.

Friday
LUTHI at Lafayette’s

Saturday
Memphis Funk-N-Horns at Lafayette’s

Sunday
Joe Restivo 4 (11 a.m.) and Marcella & Her Lovers (8 p.m.) at Lafayette’s

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Memphis Happy Hour and Drink Specials Guide Organized Day Of The Week

Memphis Happy Hour and Drink Specials Guide Organized Day Of The Week

Here is a list of Memphis drink specials, pint nights, wine specials, and more, listed by day of the week.

Happy hours that happen every day are not included on this list, so head to this post – in the first section – to see that humongous list. I don’t have all the Saturday and Sunday brunch drink specials on here, but we may add the best ones in at some point.

Tuesday

Bayou Bar and Grill: Tuesday is Pint Night with $3 draft beers

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Listen Up January! 10 Live Music Shows In Memphis (2018)

Listen Up January! 10 Live Music Shows In Memphis (2018)

2. Memphis Funk-N-Horns, Lafayette’s, Saturday January 6th, free, show at 6:30 p.m., all ages
Kick off your first weekend of 2018 with a funky start at Lafayette’s Music Room. The Memphis Funk-N-Horns are the smoothest, swiftiest, and funkiest collective in Memphis and beyond when it comes to oldies, 70’s, and 80’s electrifying music.

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People from all over the world come to Memphis to celebrate New Year's Eve

People from all over the world come to Memphis to celebrate New Year's Eve

Beale wasn't the only place where you can find a party. At Overton Square, crowds stuck inside at Lafayette's Music Room for some warmth and good music. 

"It's going to be a wild party, so Beale Street is going to be a blast for the tourists. For the locals, we got something great for Memphis," Julian Salley, manager of Lafayette's, said.

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Liberty Bowl Specials and Watch Parties + How To Stay Warm At The Game

Here’s a list of bars near the Liberty Bowl that will a) open early, b) offer specials, c) host watch parties this Saturday, December 30. Kickoff for the game is 11:30 a.m. and we have a sellout crowd of about 57,000 people. Keep scrolling to find out things to do after the game + tips for staying warm.

If anyone is opening even earlier or having any specials, drop me a line in the comments and I’ll get ya added.

For the full Liberty Bowl guide, go here. For a list of places to get breakfast, go here. For more about the neighborhoods near the stadium, go herehere, and here.

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New Year’s Eve in Memphis: Where to Go, What to Do

New Year’s Eve in Memphis: Where to Go, What to Do

Overton Square is throwing another fabulous New Year’s Eve Bash! Head to the Tower Courtyard where they are hosting a neighborhood concert, featuring The Dantones and DJ Bobby Smith and emceed by American Idol finalist Alexis Grace. The fun kicks off at 9 p.m., and the neighborhood event is free for all ages. Enjoy food and alcoholic beverages (if you are 21+, of course) available for on-site purchase during the show, then meet up with friends to bounce around between Overton Square’s late-night hotspots!

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11 Holiday Events & Activities in Memphis to do with Out-of-Town Guests

11 Holiday Events & Activities in Memphis to do with Out-of-Town Guests

Overton Square has reclaimed its 1970s glory as Memphis’ entertainment hub with Hattiloo Theatre— the only freestanding black repertory theater in five surrounding states — a new iteration of Playhouse on the Square and its sister Circuit Playhouse, as well as independent productions at Theatreworks. This area is clearly the live theater center of the city, but also features Ballet Memphis’ new headquarters, live music stand-outs like Lafayette’s Music Room and even a four-screen cinemaplaying both mainstream and art-house features. And you’ll have plenty of places to go before or after a show; the Cooper/Madison intersection hums with retail and restaurant activity, and Overton Park the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and The Memphis Zoo — and its holiday Zoo Lightsprograms — lie just to the north.

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