5 Things To Do This Weekend: 12/13 – 12/15

December 13, 2013 8:41 am4 commentsViews: 1150

Horray for Friday! Here are the five things you don't want to miss in Memphis this weekend.

1. The Nutcracker, Orpheum Theatre, Friday through Sunday, 7:30 p.m. / 2 p.m., $7 and up

Let's look at Ballet Memphis' production of "The Nutcracker" by the numbers. There are four shows, four seating options and more than 100 dancers wearing more than 300 costumes.

2. Gimme Some Holiday Fun: Fun Family Day, Cotton Museum, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., free, all ages

Take the kids to the Cotton Museum for holiday-themed crafts, cooking demonstrations and a book signing with Laurie Triplette, face painting, balloon animals, singalong with Music for Aardvarks, shopping at the gift shop, and Santa.

3. Shakesbeer: A Benefit for Threepenny Theatre, Crosstown Arts, Saturday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., $10 minimum donation, 21+

Threepenny Theatre wants to keep their 2014 Shakespeare performances pay-what-you-can, so they're hosting a fundraiser where you can watch the troupe perform scenes from Macbeth, drink Wiseacre and Ghost River beer, and mingle with the actors.

4. Sideways Media: Underground, Kudzu's Bar & Grill, Saturday, 8 p.m., $5, 21 +

Get an edgy dose of local art, food, drinks and music. Read the full post here.

5. Brooks Winterfest, Brooks Museum, Sunday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., free to enter. all ages

Don't miss an interactive music-making performance by <mancontrol>. You're invited to interact with the performance by using a variety of LED light sources such as flashlights, work lamps, LED hula hoops, and swinging chandeliers. Also enjoy live music, food trucks, horse-pulled carriages ($15 per ride), crafts and activities, gallery tours, storytelling, and a screening of Jim Henson's "Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas!" 

 This weekend, tag your Twitter and Instagram photos #ilovememphis and they might appear here later. And don't forget to follow me on Instagram @ilovememphisblog and on Pinterest. 

As always, there are plenty more events on the calendar and the Holiday Events Guide. Have fun!

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