thursday June 29
The Delta: Everything Southern
University of Memphis, Fogelman Executive Center, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $25 students, $50 nonstudents
A day-long seminar explores the history, culture, and music of the Mississippi Delta. Keynote speaker is James Cobb, University of Georgia professor and author of The Most Southern Place on Earth: The Mississippi Delta. Call 678-4310 or visit the Web at
It's Hot! Waterwise Gardening
Horticulture room at Agricenter International, noon
Bring a lunch and join environmentalist Susan Threlkeld for ideas on how to
conserve water while gardening during the summer months. Call 752-1207.
Carousel Memories: Echoes from the Heart
The Orpheum, 7 p.m., $6
More than 150 high school and college students from the Echoes of Truth arts program stage an original musical as tribute to the Libertyland carousel, the only ride not sold at last week's auction. Student artwork of the carousel and other historic sites also will be sold before the show. Call 351-6460.
friday June 30
Gibson Guitar Factory, every Friday, 9 p.m.
DJs, food, and full bar turn a fabulous downtown view into an even better rooftop party. For more information, go to www.memphisfridays.com.
The Marshall Tucker Band
Sam's Town Casino, 9 p.m., $10-$15
Check out the Southern rock band behind the hits "Heard It in a Love Song," "Can't You See," and "Fire on the Mountain."
Shirley Q. Liquor
Backstreet, 11 p.m.
Controversial performance featuring a white man in drag as a black woman with 19 children and a turquoise 1972 El Dorado Cadillac "Sammy Davis Jr." edition.
saturday July 1
Eighth Annual Bluegrass Festival
Snow Lake Shores, MS (12 miles east of Holly Springs), 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
This bluegrass festival has a little something for everyone: music, barbecue, antiques, crafts, fireworks, boat parade, and free admission. Call 662-224-3913 or 662-224-8707 for more information.
Bobby Womack and Friends
Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 8 p.m., $40-$50
"Looking for a Love" soul man Bobby Womack brings his legendary sound to Memphis. Call 525-1515 for tickets.
sunday July 2
Greece: Secrets of the Past
IMAX Theater, Pink Palace Museum, screenings every day
Actress Nia Vardalos (remember My Big Fat Greek Wedding?) narrates the latest addition to the IMAX library, Greece: Secrets of the Past. Digital recreations explore the original Parthenon and the volcanic eruption that buried Santorini in 1646 B.C. Rediscover the legacy left by the ancient Greeks, then explore what's going on inside your own head at the Pink Palace's current exhibit on the human brain. For show times: visit www.memphismuseums.org/show.htm.
tuesday July 4
Germantown Municipal Park Lake on Exeter Road, 9-10:30 a.m., $2
Youngsters ages 4 to 12 try to reel in a big one to benefit the Lions Club. Bring your own rod and tackle. Then, beginning at 5 p.m. there's free rides, music, crafts, moon bounce, and a petting zoo. Fireworks go off at 9 p.m. Call 757-7375 for more information.