One of the best Memphis in May events is the Outdoors Inc. Canoe and Kayak Race and Festival
, with some 500 paddlers and Canadian national team members racing down the Mississippi River at 10 a.m. where the Wolf River empties into it. Tonight s Margaritas at the Mansion
fund-raiser for the Sharpe Planetarium at the Pink Palace features margaritas, hors d ooeuvres, an auction, and live mariachi music by Los Contadores
. Tonight s MIM Beale Street Music Fest lineup includes Cheap Trick
, Bonnie Raitt
, Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm<./b>, Di Anne Price & Her Boyfriends, Maria Muldaur, Puddle of Mudd, Eddie Floyd, Carla Thomas & the Memphis Horns, and Ingram Hill. And at the HI-Tone tonight, there s Big Hal s big 50th Birthday Bash,for those of you whose invitation was lost in the mail.