Thank Zeus it’s Friday, and a glorious weekend it is! With March Madness and the Grizz attempting to stay in playoff running, Memphis is ushering in another spring of bball fever in Hoop City. However, let us not forget that jerseys and jeans are not always acceptable ‘lest you are posted up at a bar to watch or actually attending the gaming fete.
More artistic that sport fan? Mane, I got you covered, too.
Memphis Grizzlies take on the Heat in Miami (6:30 PM)
Root for the boys on Sports South, ‘cuz we gunna need it. Miami is the numero dos team in the East, and unless someone Nancy Kerrigan’s Lebron James (do not test my gangster), TA, ZBo and Co will need all of the good karma and well-wishing they can get. If you have not been to Max’s Sports Bar on GE Patterson (by the Arcade), then you are missing out. Owner Max is a MASSIVE Grizz fan, and it is a great place to enjoy Memphis hype in all of it gritty glory.
Unless you are posted up at a sports bar, leave the Grizz gear at home and opt for a more subtle nod, like wearing navy and yellow (which is huge for spring, anyways). Do not forget that nights are still chilly, so layer up!
Theater Memphis: Jesus Christ Superstar (8 PM)
Support local theater and go see this ridiculously-amaze rock opera loosely based on the Gospel’s account of the last week of the life of Jesus.
This Andrew Lloyd Webber CLASSIC is pure late 60s, early 70s iconic culture at its finest, so wear some easy denim and fun leather fringe or colors up top. In fact, Lavish in Collierville ALWAYS has something tie dyed yet chic, and they carry the Hard Tail line that has comfy ombre and cool dip dye, which is super far out for this show.
Memphis Ornamental Metal Museum: Iron Pour (7 PM)
Bee bop just after sunset on the bluff to watch their staff melt down old iron radiators and cast works of art. See more at: http://memphispop.com/events/icalrepeat.detail/2014/03/22/15418/-/iron-pour-at-the-metal-museum#sthash.deMEUkzP.dpuf.
This is a very cool and artistic gig, so do not dress like a boring prick. It is a perfect opportunity to try your hand at VINTAGE; go to Flashback on Central Ave in midtown for something as original as art.
Memphis Grizzlies play Indiana Pacers (7 PM)
Our Grizz head-off against the NUMBER ONE TEAM IN THE EAST. Tickets are still on sale for this home game! Trust me: upper terrace seats are still amaze (those are usually where the hardcore fun drunks sit). If you do not feel like schlepping it downtown, I suggest heading to Next Door in Copper/Young. They have a ton of flat screens, a really extensive beer list, and brisket nachos that are damn near impossible to rival. It is the best non-sports bar for sports fans.
This is a huge HOME game, and whether or not you can groove over to the forum or park it at a bar TV, you absolutely need to wear Grizz gear (or some blue and yellow wherever you may be going). Even if we do not win, do not dress like a loser. Sache on Main Street downtown has AMAZEBALLS Grizz gear that spans men’s tees to women’s cute tops and fun hats, all with original Memphis-centric lingo: