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VOL. 132 | NO. 210 | Monday, October 23, 2017

The Week Ahead: Oct. 23-29

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Hey, Memphis! Fall festivals continue this week and an important meeting concerning Memphis music kicks off Wednesday and stretches over three days. This weekend, Halloween events will haunt and the Grizzlies face one of their scary Western Conference opponents from Texas.

Halloween is just a few days away, and here’s a way to celebrate it – sort of – with a local flair. Historical Haunts Memphis is hosting a Woodruff-Fontaine House Ghost Tour Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the landmark Victorian Village mansion at 680 Adams Ave. Attendees will get a tour of the home, with a special emphasis on members who lived and died in the mansion. It will be guided by an experienced paranormal investigator who will have investigation equipment on hand. The tour is about two hours long.

The RiverArtsFest begins a three-day run in South Main Friday evening, featuring more than 180 artists from across the country and locally. There is a juried fine arts exhibition, an artist market, live entertainment and, of course, food and children’s art activities.

Friday also marks the second weekend of Le Bonheur Zoo Boo at The Memphis Zoo. The festival features a straw maze, Dracula’s Disco, magic shows and lots of sleeping animals... except for the Animals of the Night and Herpetarium exhibits. Camel rides and Stingray Bay also are open, along with trick-or-treating stations.

Indie Memphis wraps up the Indie Wednesday Film Series with a screening of “Score: A Film Music Documentary” Wednesday at 7 at the Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill. Hollywood’s top composers take viewers inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy of the music genre. General admission is $10, and Indie Memphis members get in free. Visit indiememphis.com.

Music Export Memphis and Music Cities Events are hosting the Music Cities Convention in Memphis starting with a reception Wednesday and continuing Thursday with the main all-day conference, then ending with roundtable discussions on Friday afternoon. The conference brings together leaders from government, academics, civic organizations and the music scene to talk about how to use music to improve city life.

University of Memphis football will meet the Tulane Green in an American Athletic Conference contest at 7 p.m. Friday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. For details on tickets, visit gotigersgo.com.

Old Dominick Distillery’s Pure Memphis Concert Series kicks off with Mark Edgar Stuart performing Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Old Dominick, 79 S. Second St. The series is aiming for an intimate house show feel on the rooftop terrace with complimentary light appetizers and drink specials. Visit olddominick.com for ticket info.

The Memphis Grizzlies play a pair of home games this week, first on Thursday at 7 p.m. vs. the Dallas Mavericks, and then at 7 Saturday vs. James Harden, Chris Paul and the Houston Rockets. For tickets, check out www.nba.com/grizzlies/.

The 2018-Model Memphis International Auto Show drives into the Memphis Cook Convention Center this week, with hundreds of new vehicles to check out Friday through Sunday. Check out the latest in-car technology; test drive more than a dozen models; and view pre-production models, high-end exotics and luxury vehicles.
Thursday is VIP Pink Night (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.), benefiting Komen Memphis MidSouth-Mississippi. And runners in the Komen Race for the Cure 5K get one free admission Saturday. Get details and discount e-tickets at memphisautoshow.com.

Baptist Memorial Health Care will host a free seminar titled “Let’s Talk About Breast Cancer” Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave., meeting room L-56. Baptist Women’s Health Center director Beth Turner and a genetic counselor will discuss the latest technology available for breast cancer detection and answer questions about genetic risk factors. Light lunch included. Register at baptistonline.org or call 901-227-3519 by Tuesday, Oct. 24.

The Daily News staff compiles The Week Ahead for you, our readers, every week. You'll receive it as part of our Monday online edition. Email associate editor Kate Simone at ksimone@memphisdailynews.com if you have items for consideration.

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