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Celebrate Memphis

Sat., May 25
Tom Lee Park off Riverside Dr., Memphis Downtown

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Memphis in May festival with music, fireworks, an air show, and the Mighty Lights Show.

"Stitched: Celebrating the Art of Quilting"

Through July 26
Crosstown Arts at The Concourse 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 280, Memphis Midtown


Three-month festival celebrating quilting and visual arts, with events, workshops, and two exhibition of not-your-grandma's quilts. (901) 507-8030

Memphis Magazine Fiction Contest

Through Aug. 31

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Winning authors will be honored with a $200 gift certificate to Novel. For more information, contest rules, and submission, visit website.

Flight Tour: A Taste of Memphis

Thursdays, 4-7 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 12-8 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Dec. 31
Downtown Memphis Various locations, Memphis Downtown

Buy Tickets$315-$400


Up to 16 people per bike enjoy a flight of local spirits and brew during this two-hour pub-crawl with Sprock n’ Roll’s bike bar to Old Dominick Distillery and Ghost River Brewing Tap Room. BYOB, but no glass tour. 901-500-7101

The Parchmen Hour: Songs and Stories of the '61 Freedom Riders

Thursdays, Fridays, 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 3 p.m. Continues through June 2
Hattiloo Theatre 37 S. Cooper, Memphis Overton Square


Adapted from real-life accounts of the 1961 Freedom Rides, The Parchmen Hour shares these struggles through music that ranges from Bob Dylan to spirituals. 502-3486

Downtown Food Tours

Saturdays, 1:30 p.m.
Various locations See website for more information, Memphis East Memphis

Buy Tickets$55


Savor tastings at five popular eateries, interact with chefs and managers and sample a range of local flavors while learning about Memphis historic landmarks. Meeting location disclosed with ticket purchase.

City Tasting Tours

Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1:30 p.m.

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Savor tastings at five eateries, interact with chefs and managers, and sample local flavors while strolling down Main Street and enjoying new art installations and historic landmarks.

Yellow Fever Rock & Roll Ghost Tour

Ongoing

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See what used to be, Memphis style, with Mike McCarthy. Call to schedule a personal tour. 901-486-6325

Go Ape Treetop Adventure

Ongoing
Shelby Farms 500 N. Pine Lake, Germantown Germantown

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Course in Shelby Farms Park open for its second season. 767-PARK

Great American River Run

Sat., May 25, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tom Lee Park off Riverside Dr., Memphis Downtown


Half marathon and 5K race, with a course that leads racers along the banks of the Mississippi River and through Downtown Memphis. The fun all culminates with a massive post-race party that includes food, drinks, and live music.

Basic Yard Maintenance for New Home Owners

Sat., May 25, 10-11 a.m.
Palladio Garden 2231 Central Avenue, Memphis Midtown


Class is all about the basics, like how to select the right garden tools and equipment, turf grass maintenance, different categories of plants, when to fertilize, how to control weeds, and what is garden myth versus what is backed up. 901-276-3806

Apollo 11 Launch Party

Sat., May 25, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.


The Launch Party will feature family-friendly, space-related activities, including a presentation from Apollo 11 flight controller Bill Weppner. 636-2362

Sixth Annual Mental Health Awareness Brunch

Sat., May 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Buy Tickets$40


Breaking the Barriers of Mental Health presents the sixth annual brunch, with discussion about the importance of bringing awareness to mental health. 901-318-3968

Bluff City Jazz at the Shell

Sat., May 25, 12-9 p.m.
Levitt Shell Overton Park, Memphis Midtown

Buy Tickets$45


Smooth jazz festival featuring Will Downing, Norman Brown, Keiko Matsui, Mike Phillips, Althea Rene, and Julian Vaughn. 800-945-0078

Possum Drifters

Sat., May 25, 12-3 p.m.
Shelby Forest General Store 7729 Benjestown, Memphis Bartlett


876-5770

Urban Indulgence Anniversary Celebration

Sat., May 25, 12-4 p.m.

Buy TicketsFree admission, RSVP required

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Anniversary celebration of this store selling handcrafted bath and body products, with food, giveaways, music, and discounts. 901-730-6507

Apollo Memories: A Flight Controller’s Story

Sat., May 25, 1:30-2:30 p.m.


Hear first-hand stories of the Apollo missions from Apollo Flight Controller Bill Weppner. 636-2362

The Rollin Rosatti Band

Sat., May 25, 2 p.m.
Lafayette's Music Room 2119 Madison, Memphis Overton Square


207-5097

NOTS Album Release with Sweet Knives

Sat., May 25
B-Side 1555 Madison Ave, Memphis Midtown

Back to the Moon: For Good

Sat., May 25


Planetarium program that invites guests to relive man’s first steps on the moon and the Apollo missions that followed. Check planetarium show schedule for show times and ticket prices. 636-2362

Obscura: A Gothic Affair

Sat., May 25
P&H Cafe 1532 Madison, Memphis Midtown


726-0906

Martinis on Madison

Sat., May 25, 3-7 p.m.
The 1524 1524 Madison, Memphis Midtown


A unique shopping experience highlighting local vendors, signature cocktails, and entertainment by Will Graves. 901-335-5098

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf

Sat., May 25, 6-8 p.m.
TheatreWorks 2085 Monroe, Memphis Overton Square

Buy Tickets$15/ $12 seniors (60), students w/ID.


Cordova High School students repeat their school production, sponsored by the Women's Theatre Festival of Memphis. The late Ntosake Shange's classic choreo-poem about the plight of women of color is a one-day-only fund-raiser for the WTFM Festival 2019. 274-7139

Emily Chambers

Sat., May 25, 6:30 p.m.
Lafayette's Music Room 2119 Madison, Memphis Overton Square


207-5097

Salute to the Stars:a Tribute to Elvis Presley, George Strait, and Adele

Sat., May 25, 7 p.m.
The Halloran Centre 225 S. Main, Memphis Downtown


Salute to the Stars:a Tribute to Elvis Presley, George Strait, and Adele 901-525-3000

Return to Burn Tour with Larry Dodson and ConFunkShun

Sat., May 25, 7-11 p.m.
Cannon Center for the Performing Arts Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main, Memphis Downtown

Buy Tickets$40-$60

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Larry Dodson is returning to Memphis as a solo artist during his Return to Burn Tour to perform hits from the Bar-Kays and more. 901-355-3564

Grind City Pre-Meet

Sat., May 25, 7-11:45 p.m.
Crosstown Arts Gallery 422 N. Cleveland, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition of photos from local Memphis photographers, including Alex Cruz, Adarryll Jackson Sr., Connor Ryan Photo & Film, David Roseberry, Ariel Aleks Antonío, Josh Johnson, and Erica Haskett, to benefit the family of Eric Janssen. 901-485-1920

Obruni Dance Band

Sat., May 25, 8 p.m.
Railgarten 2160 Central, Memphis Cooper-Young

Leroy Clay & the All Stars

Sat., May 25, 8-11 p.m.
Center for Southern Folklore 123 S. Main at Peabody Trolley Stop, Memphis Downtown


Leroy Clay & His All-Stars featuring Amber King 901-525-3655
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