Happy Friday! Here's this weekend's list of five Memphis events that you won't want to miss:
Tonight, hot off of their win against the L.A. Fakers, er, Lakers, the Grizzlies will take on the Brooklyn Nets at the FedExForum. The Nets are a new team and they're doing well this season. Don your favorite Grizz jersey or Grindfather t-shirt and get yourself to the Forum (or to your nearest watering hole).
If your kids have always wanted to learn to skateboard, Skatelife Memphis is hosting free lessons at Tobey Park tomorrow. They'll provide boards and helmets to those without them (becuase after all, you'll need both), and there will be a skateboarding competition for kids ages 5 – 16 following the clinics.
If roller skates are more your thing, Memphis Roller Derby's very first game of the 2013 season is on Saturday. It's a mash-up, which means that skaters from all of the league's home teams are skating on pick-up teams as either predators or prey. As always, they'll have (cheap!) beer and merch for sale, and an opportunity for you to get in on the halftime action.
Bill Maher, the super opinionated host of "Real Time with Bill Maher", is bringing his politics-inspired stand-up comedy to the Orpheum on Saturday night. Tickets are $47 – $77, and this one's definitely not appropriate for children.
Twenty-five year-old Ty Segall is a busy man: he released four full-length records in 2012, and he's on a U.S. and European tour in support of his most recent, the garage-y, gritty "Twins". The tour stops in Memphis on Sunday night, and he'll have Memphis-based tourmates Ex-Cult with him. The show is 18 and up. If you only see one more Hi-Tone show, make it this one.
If none of these events make you quiver with anticipation for the next 72 hours, there are plenty more on the blog's calendar. Have a great weekend, and I'll see you back here on Monday.