We Recommend 

June 8-14, 2006

thursday June 8

Springloaded II

Buckman Performing and Fine Arts Center, 8 p.m., $10 students and $20 adults

New Ballet Ensemble's mixed-media presentation featuring dance, graffiti, and video. There will be another performance same time same place on Friday.

Out Tonight 5: Harmony &

Understanding

TheatreWorks, 8 p.m., $10

Annual fund-raiser for the gay and lesbian theater troupe, Emerald Theatre Company. Tonight's show focuses on Broadway musicals of the 1960s and will feature tunes from Hair, Hello Dolly, and Funny Girl. Continues through Saturday.

friday June 9

10th Annual Gibson Guitar/Baldwin Piano Run-Walk for St.

Patrick Learning Center

Gibson Guitar Factory, 7 p.m., $25

Annual fund-raising run for the St. Patrick Learning Center, which provides afterschool homework help, literacy training, and tutoring.

Frozen

Circuit Playhouse, 8 p.m., $25

A missing 10-year-old girl brings together a grieving mother, a clinical psychologist, and a serial killer in this Tony Award-nominated drama directed by Dave Landis.

Rolling Stones 40 x 20

Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 7-10 p.m., $10

Exhibit featuring 40 black-and-white photographs of the Rolling Stones spanning three decades.

Cats

Theatre Memphis, 8 p.m., $30

This production of the popular musical Cats will be directed by Mitzi Hamilton, a Broadway vet who inspired a character in A Chorus Line.

saturday June 10

Trash & Treasure Sale

Nineteenth Century Club,

7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Annual sale of secondhand clothes, jewelry, and other items put on by the charitable organization the Nineteenth Century Club to raise money for the restoration of its 100-year-old building.

Old Forest Hike in Overton Park

Meet at bridge on Old Forest Lane,

10 a.m.

Hike of the Old Forest led by members of the Sierra Club and Overton Park Friends.

saturday June 10

Beauty Lou and the Country Beast

Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., $7.50

The nation's largest children's-theatre touring troupe, the Missoula Children's Theatre, puts on Beauty Lou and the Country Beast, a country-western take on the classic fairytale, Beauty and the Beast.

Bill Engvall

Grand Casino, 8 p.m., $45-$55

One-fourth of the Blue Collar Comedy group, Bill Engvall is known for his line "Here's your sign," which grew out of his proposal that stupid people should come with signs.

sunday June 11

Opening Reception for "Material and Space"

National Ornamental Metal Museum, 3 p.m.

Exhibit of contemporary metalwork curated by Sarah Perkins, an assistant professor at Missouri State University.

wednesday June 14

Good Ol' Summertime String Band Jam Session

Singleton Community Center,

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Old-time and folk music will be played during this monthly acoustic jam session.

Nickel Creek

Germantown Performing Arts Centre,

8 p.m., $30

Contemporary folk/pop trio Nickel Creek perform tonight at GPAC.

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