Friday, April 25, 2008

Save the Date: Weekend Event Round-Up

Posted on Fri, Apr 25, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Kick off the weekend with the undead at the second annual Memphis Zombie Massacre, a South Main parade of Memphians decked out in fake blood and zombie costumes. Don’t know how to achieve a deathly pallor with pancake makeup? No problem. Just place an "x" on your shirt with duct tape, stroll around the South Main Trolley tour, and wait for the zombies to show up and "eat your brains" (a.k.a. zombify you with fake blood and makeup). The march steps off at 7:15 p.m. tonight in front of the New Daisy Theatre and ends at Earnestine and Hazel's.

Or if you prefer a classier evening, head to the Germantown Community Theatre for The Underpants, directed by Flyer reporter Chris Davis. Adapted from an old German play by Steve Martin, The Underpants tells the story of a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when the wife's bloomers fall down in public. The play runs through Sunday afternoon.

Head down to North Mississippi for Southaven Springfest, their mini version of Memphis In May. The annual three-day outdoor fest features a barbeque contest and live music by Collective Soul tonight. On Saturday, Chris Cagle, Eric Church, and Billy Grantham will perform. The event runs through Saturday night.

Food Network fans should stop by the Memphis Pink Palace Museum from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday for a booksigning with Alton Brown, host of the network's Feasting on Asphalt. One episode of the show last year featured Memphis' own Neely's Barbecue, the Wiles-Smith Drug Store, and the Pink Palace's Piggly Wiggly exhibit.

Get your rocks off at the Mid-America Mineral, Fossil, and Jewelry Show, an annual expo of gems, minerals, stones, and beads. The show runs Saturday and Sunday at the Mid-South Fairgrounds in the Pipkin building.

Hot wings probably aren't great for the waistline, but you don't need to feel guilty noshing on wings at the Southern Hot Wing Contest, a charity fund-raiser for the Ronald McDonald House. The contest will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the South Main Arts District.

Watch local restaurant servers test their balancing skills in the annual Beale Street Wine Race, in which waiters and waitresses race with full glasses of wine. The race, Queen of the Vine contest, and grape stomp will be held on Beale from noon to 6 p.m.

For more, check out the Flyer's searchable online calendar.


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