Go see some art.
If you like to go to art openings for the free wine, beer, and cheese cubes, then this Friday night is the one for you. But, you may want to leave the house early to be able to attend all the art openings Friday night. Actually, it may almost be impossible to go to every opening. It will be even more impossible to be able to enjoy the free wine, beer, and cheese cubes at each event. So, be prepared to drive like mad to see the exhibitions.
Here is a likely plan for your night of free drinks and snacks and art.
Start at the University of Memphis’ PLA(I)N(E) Gallery in the Art and Communication Building, room 100, for M. Foster’s "The Bee House". The exhibition examines loneliness, hermit-hood, memory, and decay through the recreation of a Long Island woman's home. There will be no free wine or beer here, as it is a university. However, it will still be a good place to start as the opening begins at 4:30 p.m.
Then head to Poplar and take your pick from these three exhibitions: Keiko Gonzalez at Lisa Kurts or Lisa Jennings and Carolyne Morrison at L Ross Gallery or Tad Lauritzen Wright at David Lusk Gallery.
There will be plenty to drink at these openings. But you will run out of time attempting to visit all three. The most interesting of the exhibitions will be Lauritzen Wright’s "Garden & Gun" show at DLG. This will also have the most people. Go here to see all the cool art kids in town and make fun of the hipsters.
After you take a taxi back to Laurelwood Shopping Center to pick up your car Saturday morning, grab your dull knives and head down to the National Ornamental Metal Museum, between 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for their annual Repair Days. There will be plenty to do and the museum grounds has, without a doubt, the best view of the Mississippi River in the city.