Here at BLAC, we make it easy for you to find something to get involved in. No more ruining your friendships over arguing about where to go – we have a list of fun filled events in the Memphis area you can choose from. So, you can save all that energy for the Twitter battles.

Friday, November 19th

Full Moon Market

Carolina Watershed

7:00pm | 141 East Carolina Ave.  

This market style event combines the feel of a festival with the shopping experience. Enjoying live music by Max Kaplan & the Magics, sip on adult beverages, and show your best dance moves in a flow/dance competition. You could win $100 cash and with it, shop local vendors to complete your holiday shopping.

This event is free.

Santa Arrives at Carriage Crossing

Carriage Crossing

6:00pm | 4674 Merchants Park Cir, Suite 432  

It’s the most magical time of the year – almost! If you can’t wait til December, Santa has you covered. Bring your kids, or kids at heart, to see Saint Nick and put in that Christmas wish list. There will also be a free screen of Elf at 6:30 and food from Smokin’ Hot BBQ Food Truck.

This event is free to everyone.

Homeschool Days

Memphis Botanic Garden

10:00am – 12pm | 750 Cherry Road 

Take your children out of the classroom this fall and get them into nature. This hands-on learning event will give your child an experience they won’t get from sitting in the classroom. Explore a Prehistoric Plant Trail, fall into discovering why some leaves change colors, and create holiday decorations and gifts.

Tickets are $8 for MBG members and $10 for non-members. Get yours at memphisbotanicgarden.com/homeschooldays.

Saturday, November 20th

Chinese Dub Connection Embassy

Railgarten

8:00pm | 2166 Central Ave. 

The sounds of reggae with a new twist hits Railgarten! See Chinese Dub Connection Embassy perform live. Jam while having a cocktail, delicious food, or while playing many of the outdoor/indoor games.

This event is free and open for all ages.

5th Annual Top 40 Under Forty Urban Elite Awards Gala

Hilton Memphis

6:30pm – 9:00pm | 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. 

Celebrate black excellence and innovation with the topmost influential black professionals in Memphis. Network with like-minded professionals in a rich, cultured environment that honors African American achievement. Sydney Neely of CW30’s The Shortcut will host the event with keynote speaker Megan Turner and live entertainment by Karen Brown.

Tickets can be purchased here at eventbrite.com.

New Ballet’s NutRemix

The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

5:30pm – 7:30pm | 255 North Main St. 

Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is given a modern retelling set on Beale Street. This ballet combines hip-hop, West African dance, Memphis jookin, and even tap into one toe tapping experience! The Memphis Symphony Orchestra & Big Band brings life into the performance in a production everyone can enjoy!

Don’t miss the show this Saturday and Sunday ONLY! Tickets can be purchased here at ticketmaster.com.

Sunday, November 21st

Enchanted Forest Festival of Trees

Museum of Science & History – Memphis

12:00pm – 5:00pm | 3050 Central Ave. 

Now through December, the magic of the holidays is at the Museum of Science & History. Watch miniature trains travel through a snow-covered village. Explore the forest of sparkling trees created by professional designers. Take pictures with Santa or sit back with some popcorn and watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Tickets for this family friendly event can be purchased at moshmemphis.com/event. Proceeds help support Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

Concert for Kids Benefit for St. Jude

Neil’s Music Room

7:00pm – 11:00pm | 5727 Quince Rd.

Give back this holiday season while listening to great music by tons of great local bands. If you need another reason, there will be free pizza and a fabulous art show. Give the gift that keeps on giving for the children at St. Jude.

Admission is $10 at the door. For more information on this event, visit neilsmemphis.com. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Pioneer Church Pillow Fight

6:00pm | 200 Madison Ave. 

Get ready to be transported to the slumber parties of yester-year. Throw down in an event that not only makes you a kid again, but also supports charity. Loosen up those shoulders and bring the punch at Pioneer Church’s Pillow Fight!

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