Friday, August 15, 2008

Get Out This Weekend: To Midtown and Beyond

Posted on Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 4:00 AM

If you're Jailhouse Rocked-out by this point in Elvis Week, here are a few other suggestions for the weekend.

Midtowners shouldn't miss the opening reception for "This Is Midtown," a collection of photographs from the city's edgy, artsy sector by Tommy Wilson. The show opens tonight at 7 p.m. at the newly reopened Edge Coffee House on North Watkins.

Escape throngs of tourists by ducking down to Southaven for the Snowden Music & Bike Rally at Snowden Grove Amphitheatre. The three-day event (Friday through Sunday) features live music by Blind Melon (minus deceased lead singer Shannon Hoon, of course), Memphis’ own Saliva, Kansas, and Bad Company.

Indian food lovers, get your panek paneer fix at India Fest Saturday at the Agricenter. Food from all regions of India will be for sale, as well as traditional saris, bindhis, and other accessories. The free festival begins at 11 a.m. and runs through 7 p.m.

Now that the weather's cooled off a bit, there's no excuse for staying indoors. Hop on a bike and head to Nesbit Park in Bartlett for the annual Legend of Stanky Creek Bike Race. The two-day time trial and mountain bike race begins on Saturday at 1 p.m. and runs through Sunday.

Dig out that poodle skirt and head to Playhouse on the Square for a performance of The Buddy Holly Story, a musical tribute to the 1950s rock star. Sunday's performance will be preceded by a Mini-Antique Car Show of autos from 1950s and 1960s, as well as a Buddy Holly Trivia Contest, burgers, and root beer floats. Events begin at 2 p.m.

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

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