Friday, July 25, 2008

What to Do This Weekend

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

From kid-friendly theater to vicious boxing matches, there's a little somethin' for everyone in Memphis to do this weekend.

Parents of tweens likely know all the words to the songs of Disney's High School Musical, so you might as well sit through it one more time. The Circuit Playhouse presents the stage adaptation of the popular Disney's moviein multiple shows throughout the weekend.

Learn to make your own jewelry (or just buy some pre-made pieces by local jewelry artisans) at the Jewelry in July Artist's Market at Mo's Coffehouse. The market runs throughout the shop’s business hours on Saturday.

Got the blues? The Daddy Mack Blues Band can relate. Check out their lives blues and preview Plain Man Blues, a new documentary about the band, at the Center for Southern Folklore. The screening and show take place on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Anybody named "Swamp Donkey" probably deserves to be punched in the face (not that we’re encouraging violence or anything). Watch Adam "Swamp Donkey" Richards battle Charles Davis at the Fight at the Fitz boxing match at the Fitz Casino in Tunica. The Richards/Davis match is one several. The fight starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Don't let those crazy creationists invade your kid's school. Learn all about their tactics in a lecture about the Intelligent Design movement by Barbara Forrest. Forrest served as an expert witness in the 2005 Dover, Pennsylvania, trial that found Intelligent Design to be unconstitutional for a public school science class. Forrest's lecture will last from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library. The lecture is sponsored by the Memphis Freethought Alliance. For more, read the Flyer's interview with Forrest.

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

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