Taste of Austria
Chez Philippe, 6-8 p.m., $65
With its French, German, and Italian influences, Austrian food is considered by some to be the world's first fusion cuisine. Tonight's dinner, from chef Renaldo Alfonso and guest chef Andreas Kisler, will feature Wiener Schnitzel, knoedel, tafelspitz, gulasch, and strudel.
After the meal, head upstairs for the Peabody Rooftop Party, which runs until 10 p.m. Performing this Thursday is Gabby Johnson.
friday July 28
I Am My Own Wife
Circuit Playhouse, 8 p.m., $20
Pulitzer Prize-winning drama based on the life of a German transvestite who was around to see the fall of Nazi rule as well as the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Opening Reception for work by Edwin Jeffery
Painted Planted, 6-8 p.m.
Edwin Jeffery is a retired Memphis firefighter who now carves wood into religious and historical figures.
saturday July 29
Big Scoop Ice Cream Festival
Agricenter International, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Now in its 12th year, this popular event features a banana-split booth, a celebrity sundae-making contest, visits from Dora the Explorer, Scooby Doo, and others, plus much much more. Benefits the Ronald McDonald House
Words, Beats, & Pics!
Mo's Memphis Originals, 1-4 p.m., $5
A multi-media event featuring spoken word from Brotha's Keepa, readings from members of the Sisters Nineties Literary Group, contemporary art from Oscar Donahue, a silent auction, and a talent contest.
Miss India USA Beauty Pageant
University of Memphis, Rose Theatre,
Hosted by the Indian Student Association at the U of M. Women from the Mid-South vie for the chance to compete for the national title later in the year in New York. There also will be vendors at the pageant selling Indian snacks, jewelry, and other goods.
Starve: An Overview
Montyshane Gallery, 7-11 p.m.
Stop by Montyshane in Cooper-Young for the final night of an installation by artists C.S. Dailey and Jeremy Hebert, who use their work to explore male sexual assault and post-traumatic stress disorder.
sunday July 30
The Orpheum, 7:30 p.m., $60
Grammy Award-winner India.Arie returns to Memphis.
Monday July 31
Redbirds vs. Colorado Springs
AutoZone Park, 2:10 p.m.
The series against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox continues Tuesday, August 1st, at 7:10 p.m.
Wednesday August 2
Brooks Museum of Art, 6-9 p.m.,
$6 for nonmembers
This month's First Wednesday event is designed around the Brooks' current Annie Leibovitz exhibit. The evening will include a screening of Brandon Hutchinson's Dollar and Signs and a performance by the Beale Street Flippers. Also on-hand will be Elvis impersonator Danny Spinosa.
Billy Kirk Art Exhibit
Memphis Botanic Garden, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Mississippi artist Billy Kirk displays landscapes through August 31st. Enjoy
hors d'oeuvres and beverages at a meet-and-greet with Kirk on Thursday,
August 3rd, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.