VOL. 7 | NO. 23 | Saturday, May 31, 2014
The Circuit Playhouse will present the dark comedy “The Lyons” Friday, May 30, through June 22, at the theater, 51 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org.
Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host Food Truck Friday on May 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. Admission to the gardens is free during food truck hours. The lunch event continues every Friday through September. Visit dixon.org for a schedule.
The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, May 30, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
AIA Memphis will host an opening reception for the 2014 Design Award winners exhibit Friday, May 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the AIA Memphis gallery, 511 S. Main St. The exhibit is on display through June 20. Visit aiamemphis.org.
Art Lounge on the Dock will be held Friday, May 30, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at United Warehouse, 138 St. Paul Ave., future site of the South Main Artspace Lofts. Bluff City Tri-Arts Theatre will present a theater/music revue. Cost is free. Visit artspace.org/southmainartspacelofts for details.
2014 Memphis Zombie Massacre will be held Friday, May 30, at 6:30 p.m. starting at Army-Navy Park, at the corner of South Second Street and G.E. Patterson Avenue. Participants should bring a can of food for the Mid-South Food Bank. Visit memphiszombies.com.
Memphis College of Art will hold an artists reception for the 2014 Biennial Alumni Exhibition Friday, May 30, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Hyde Gallery, 477 S. Main St. The exhibit is on display through July 26. Visit mca.edu.
Downtown Memphis Commission will hold an artists reception for “Inspired by Marisol: A Sculptural Response” Friday, May 30, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pontotoc Cafe, 314 S. Main St. The exhibition includes 16 sculptures displayed at South Main businesses through June 21 in conjunction with the Brooks Museum’s “Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper” exhibit. Visit gosouthmain.com/marisol.html for a map of sculpture locations.
The Orpheum Theatre Summer Movie Series will screen a double feature of “Night of the Living Dead” and “Zombieland” Friday, May 30, at 7 p.m. at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Tickets are $7. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.
The Levitt Shell will present New Country Rehab as part of its 2014 free concert series Friday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the shell, 1928 Poplar Ave. Visit levittshell.org for a series schedule.
West Memphis will host the Southland Park Softball Classic Saturday, May 31, and Sunday, June 1, at the Marion Rose Softball Complex in West Memphis. All games are free and open to the public. Call the West Memphis Office of Tourism at 870-732-7598.
Memphis Farmers Market will be open Saturday, May 31, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Station, at the corner of South Front Street and West G.E. Patterson Avenue. Visit memphisfarmersmarket.org.
Germantown Community Library will hold second annual How-To Festival for do-it-yourselfers Saturday, May 31, from noon to 3 p.m. at the library, 1925 Exeter Road. Experts in dozens of fields will be on hand to share their knowledge on woodworking, jewelry-making, beekeeping and more. Visit germantown-library.org.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host a discussion and signing with Bill Courtney, author of “Against the Grain: A Coach’s Wisdom on Character, Faith, Family and Love,” Saturday, May 31, at 2 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
The Eye Opener 5K, benefiting the Kyle W. Kiihnl Foundation, will be held Saturday, May 31, at 6 p.m. at Houston High School, 9755 Wolf River Blvd. The event will include a run/walk, Jammin’ Jammies PJs contest, and more. Visit eyeopener5k.racesonline.com.
The Levitt Shell will present Ester Rada as part of its 2014 free concert series Saturday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m. at the shell, 1928 Poplar Ave. Visit levittshell.org for a series schedule.
The Center for Southern Folklore will host a CD release party for Daddy Mack Blues Band’s “Blues Central” Saturday, May 31, from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the center, 119 S. Main St. “Beale Street Caravan” will be recording the concert for international radio broadcast. Tickets are $10. Visit southernfolklore.com or call 525-3655.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host a discussion and signing with Barbara Birge, great-granddaughter of “The Awakening of the Desert” author Julius Burge, Sunday, June 1, at 2 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
Raising Hair, a benefit for the Memphis Child Advocacy Center, will be held Sunday, June 1, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Memphis Farmers Market/Central Station, 545 S. Main St. The event will include live music by The Bouffants and Loveland Duren, food truck dinner, auction and the Raising Hair competition. Tickets are $50. Visit memphiscac.org or call 757-4515.
The Levitt Shell will present Shel as part of its 2014 free concert series Sunday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the shell, 1928 Poplar Ave. Visit levittshell.org for a series schedule.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host The Memphis Knights Monday, June 2, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The 18-piece band will Glenn Miller standards, Latin dance numbers, modern jump jive and wail, and more. Suggested donation is $5; proceeds benefit the garden. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
The Germantown Charity Horse Show will be held Tuesday, June 3, through Saturday, June 7, at 7745 Poplar Pike. Visit gchs.org for a schedule.
Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital will hold a stroke survivor group meeting Tuesday, June 3, at 4 p.m. in Medical Office Building A, 7655 Poplar Ave, suite 250. A financial adviser and stroke survivor will talk about the four most important documents you need. Email email@example.com or call 516-6929.
The Metal Museum will host Whet Tuesday on June 3 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive. The event will include a foundry class, live music, food truck and cash bar. Visit metalmuseum.org.
Church Health Center will hold a Congregational Health Promoter class Tuesdays from June 3 to July 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The eight-week course helps participants start or strengthen a health ministry in their congregation. Cost is free. For more information and registration, visit churchhealthcenter.org or call 261-8833.