Get Nostalgic with Memphis: The Musical

Your wish came true: It's not Monday anymore! You must have magic powers or something. Today, instead of wishing the week will pass you by so you can continue on in your miserable existence (I kid! But really, though, when was the last time you washed your sheets?), spend the night doing something fun for a change. Depending on how you feel about pyrotechnics and metal bands, Rammstein could be your best bet for an entertaining evening. If you're a calmer sort of person, you can enjoy a more light-hearted musical fare with Great Lake Swimmers at the Prophet Bar. For all of the Nostalgic People (Remember the Cold War? Korea? Segregation?) Memphis, the Musical will get you hoppin' 1950s style.

Rammstein at American Airlines Center
Do you like fire? Industrial metal? Did you take a German class in high school? Then you probably have your Rammstein tickets already.

Great Lake Swimmers at the Prophet Bar
In 2003, this group of friends put away their floaties and ceased to physically navigate large bodies of water. Since then, they've started a folk band for the aquatically inclined. The band is touring for their fifth album, New Wild Everywhere, which was released in April.

Memphis: The Musical at Fair Park
When have you ever seen a musical about people trying to break into the music industry? I mean, besides Jersey Boys, The Buddy Holly Story, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Dreamgirls, Rock of Ages, Ain't Misbehavin, Elvis and American Idiot? OK, yes, the basic premise is overdone, but Memphis: The Musical promises a much more nuanced look at race relations in the '50s.

Legend at Magnolia Theater
The words “Tom Cruise” and “cult classic” are not often seen together, but when they are, it's in conjunction with Ridley Scott's 1985 fantasy film, Legend. If goblins, unicorns and fairies aren't enough to get you into the theater seats, remember that Tim Curry is in this movie! He's the best.

God of Carnage at Kalita Humphries Theater
The name “God of Carnage” is an exercise in cognitive dissonance, as this play's not about an angry god who destroys things, but about suburban parenting troubles. Will there be carnage? Hopefully, albeit in the “moderate” category. How much carnage could a group of parents create, anyways?

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