Friday, September 19, 2008

Don a Kilt and Your Fishnets This Weekend

Posted on Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Candy apples, corndogs, funnel cakes … and the kamikaze. Oh yeah, it's that time again. In fact, it's the last time the Mid-South Fair graces local soil before the impending move to Mississippi. So get your butt down to the fairgrounds and hop on the ferris wheel one final time. The Mid-South Fair begins tonight and runs through September 28th.

Dig out those fishnets and bright red lipstick for tonight's screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Orpheum Theatre. The annual cult classic screening includes a pre-show costume contest, and the theater will sell bags of Orpheum-approved props (no rice or water, please) as well as Transylvania-themed cocktails. The show begins at 8 p.m.

In these bleak economic times, it doesn't hurt to learn to live off the land. Get foraging tips and discover what plants are edible and medicinal in herbalist Glinda Watts' Fall Plant Walk on Saturday at 1 p.m. The meet-up location will be provided upon registration. Call 647-4097.

Calling all elementary school P.E. champs! The annual Wifflestock wiffleball tournament takes place at noon on Saturday through Sunday in the parking lot of Zinnie's East. Teams will raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.

Break out ye olde bagpipes. The annual Clanjamfry Scottish festival goes down tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the Evergreen Presbyterian Church. Enjoy music by the Old Blind Dogs, traditional Scottish fare (haggis, anyone?), games, and more.

Every year, animal rescue groups across the state spend one week in September pounding the pavement to find homes for homeless pets. This year's local festivities kick off on Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with the Tennessee Week for the Animal Festival at Shelby Farms. Dogs and cats from the Memphis Animal Shelter will be available for adoption, and there’ll be live music, a doggie fun run, and more. Leashed pets are welcome.

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

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Flyer Flashback

Looking Back at the “Best Of Memphis” List That Started It All

Tidbits from the 1994 "Best of Memphis" list.

Read Story

© 1996-2014

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Memphis Business Quarterly
Powered by Foundation