February is almost here! Check out these family-friendly events coming up that require advanced reservations or tickets.
Rock The Presidents
Friday, February 3, 6:30pm
On the heels of the 2016 elections, Childsplay will hit the road with a journey through the history of U.S. Presidents told through original rock, pop, and folk music. This high octane, multi-media-filled musical revue looks at the lives of the 44 people who have held the highest elected office in America. By revealing the humanity behind these larger than life individuals, Rock the Presidents creates a curiosity about our executive leaders and empowers young people with the belief that they too can get involved in civic life.
Iris Orchestra Brass
Saturday, February 4, 9:30am
Join us for a brilliant, brass concert with musicians of the Iris Orchestra. From trumpet to tuba, this concert will introduce children to the members of the brass family by combine engaging music and audience participation. Children will have a chance to explore the realm of classical music and brass instruments up close and hands on. An instrument petting zoo will follow the concert.
The 39 Steps
through February 5
Comedic Melodrama. Based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name, the film’s serious spy story is played mainly for laughs as four actors play all the many characters as they have romantic entanglements and lightning-fast quick changes as villains, heroes, men, women and the occasional inanimate object. So funny it’s scary.
S’mores and Stars Campfire Party
Friday, February 3, 5-7pm
Memphis Botanic Garden
Go on a Constellation Hike, make a s’mores craft, and enjoy a yummy s’mores bar!
MBG members $8/non-members $12, reservations required.
Mark Nizer in 4-D
Friday, February 3, 7pm
Mark Nizer is one of the greatest entertainment comedians and jugglers performing today. His wild exploits have landed him on MTV, HBO and Arsenio Hall. He has opened for Jerry Seinfield, Bob Hope, George Burns, Glady Knight, The Temptations, Johnny Mathis and more. Whether throwing laser beams at 1000 rpms, tossing ping pong balls 20 feet in the air using only his mouth or cavalierly juggling a burning propane tank, a running electric carving knife and a 16-pound bowling ball, audiences quickly discover why Mark Nizer is truly “the juggler your mother warned you about.”
Friday, February 3, 6:30-9pm
H. W. Cox Community Center Gym
Collierville Parks is rolling out the red carpet for this year’s Father Daughter Dance. Come dressed to impress and join us for a magical evening filled with dinner, dancing, and more!
$45.00 for each pair and $15.00 for each additional daughter. (Select additional person at checkout.) Register online by 5pm on January 27, 2017.
Computer Basics Class for Kids
Thursdays February 2 – March 23, 6-7pm
Students in grades 3 – 6 will learn accuracy and speed in typing, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, how to safely and effectively research using the Internet, and basic functions on tablets and e-readers. In addition to basic computer skills, kids will gain the tools they need to score well on the typing portion of Tennessee standardized tests. Free. Parents or guardians can register their children ages 7 – 12 by email at [email protected] or by phone at (901) 415-2739.
Library LEGO Club
Germantown Community Library
Saturdays February 4, 2pm
Ages: 5 to 12 years. Do you like building with LEGOs? Join our monthly LEGO club meetings and participate in themed build events. Participants will build vehicles, buildings and more during this hour long program. Registration is required and begins a week before each program.
February 10 -12
This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTS™ – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.
Sense and Sensibility
February 10 – 26
Period Romance. Sisters find themselves captivated by two very different men and when a scandalous past and a secret engagement come to light, the sisters must rely on themselves and each other to weather the heartache as they learn what love can be. Showtimes: Thursdays @ 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays @ 8pm, Sundays @ 2pm. Prices: Adult – $25; Student – $15; Military and Seniors 62+ – $20
Internet Cat Video Festival
Saturday, February 11, 2pm
See who won this year’s Golden Kitty Award by pawpular vote! You don’t have to be a so-called cat lady to attend this hilarious series. You’ll laugh, cry, and purr out loud! All ages. $9/$5 Brooks members and students with valid ID/Free with VIP Film Pass.
Saturday, February 11
Knowledge Tree, Cordova
Water Boat Racing and Surface Tension: 1st-3rd grade (10am-noon) 4th-8th grades (1pm-3pm). $5.
Al Chymia Shrine Circus
February 16 – 19
Reader reviews from prior performances here.
The Little Mermaid
The Landers Center, Southaven, MS
February 17 – 26
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.”
February 17 & 18, 7pm
The event will feature the return of Grave Digger, for the first time since 2010! Other Monster Jam trucks include: Northern Nightmare driven by Cam McQueen, Nitro Menace driven by Darren Migues, Jailbird driven by Kaylyn Migues, Midnight Rider driven by Tom Herzog, Wild Thang driven by Doug Charles, Trucks/drivers subject to change.
Ties & Tiaras – A Night to Remember
Houston Levee Community Center, Cordova
Saturday, February 18, 6-8:30pm
$25/couple, $10 for each additional person.
February 23 – March 5
Times: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:00pm and Sundays at 2:30pm. All tickets are Pay What You Can! Tickets are sold at the door (1) hour before the performance begins. Cash, checks, and cards are accepted
The Ugly Duckling
Friday, February 24, 6:30pm
Lightwire Theater and Corbian Visual Arts and Dance bring new life to a classic tale, Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling.” Lined with electroluminescent wire, these well-known characters continue the Corbian tradition as they illuminate the darkened stage and wind their way into audiences’ hearts.
Tea with Miss TN
Saturday, February 25, 2-3:30pm
Bartlett Station Municipal Center
Books from Birth invites you to celebrate literacy. Special Guest Speaker: Grace Burgess, Miss Tennessee 2016, Governor Haslam’s Spokesperson for the Governor’s Books from Birth Foundation. Ron Childers, Chief Meteorologist, WMC Action News 5, Master of Ceremonies. Individual Tickets – $20, table of 8 – $140
Go Club for Kids
Saturday, February 25, 1:30-3:30pm
Kids ages 8-12 will learn how to play the ancient game of Go. Registration is required. Call (901) 415-2739.
Pups to the Rescue
Saturday, February 25, 10am-1pm & 2-5pm
Children’s Museum of Memphis
Wag your tails all the way to CMOM for a meet-and-greet with your favorite heroic canines! There is face painting, themed crafts, and balloon art. Patrol to our stage to shake paws with your favorite pups and take a keepsake photo with them! Advanced reservation prices: members are $3 and non-members are $18 and includes a museum visit. At the door pricing day of the event based on availability: members are $5 and non-members are $20. All sales final – tickets are non-refundable!