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Head Over Heels

Through Oct. 27
Circuit Playhouse 51 S. Cooper, Memphis Overton Square

Jukebox musical comedy with music and lyrics from the catalog of the Go-Go's. 725-0776

City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People's Campaign

Through June 30, 2020

The Poor People’s Campaign — a grassroots, multiracial movement — drew thousands of people to Washington, D.C., to demand social reforms while living side-by-side on the National Mall in a tent city known as Resurrection City. This poster exhibition explores the history and legacy of this important moment in U.S. history. 636-2362

Mary Gagz and Her Gaggle of Drags

Mondays, 8:30-11 p.m. Continues through Nov. 27
Bar DKDC 964 S. Cooper, Memphis Cooper-Young

Monday night drag show. Need we say more? 272-0830

Yellow Fever Rock & Roll Ghost Tour


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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

Shelby Farms 500 N. Pine Lake, Germantown Germantown

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

Carrie Underwood, Maddie & Tae, Runaway June

Wed., Oct. 23, 7 p.m.
FedExForum 191 Beale, Memphis Beale Street

Buy Tickets$57

Singing sensation Carrie Underwood will be live in concert at the FedExForum with special guests Maddie and Tae & Runaway June on October 23rd, 2019. You can buy tickets for the concert online now. 866-837-0608

Vaneese Thomas

Wed., Oct. 23, 8:15 p.m.
Lafayette's Music Room 2119 Madison, Memphis Overton Square

Daughter of Rufus Thomas, known for such hits as “Let's Talk It Over” and “(I Wanna Get) Close To You” performs at Lafayette’s. We know it’s a school night, but you don’t want to miss this. 207-5097

Mid-South Maze

Wednesdays-Fridays, 4-10 p.m., Saturdays, 12-10 p.m. and Sundays, 12-8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 3

This year, the seasonal corn maze pays tribute to Memphis' soccer stars with a 901 FC-shaped layout. The maze is haunted on Fridays and Saturdays — and on Halloween night.

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.

Botanical Bars

Thu., Oct. 24, 6-8:30 p.m.
Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry, Memphis East Memphis

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

Open Late

Every third Thursday, 6-8 p.m.

Galleries and gardens will be open late. 901-761-5250

Open Mic Comedy

Thursdays, 9 p.m.
P&H Cafe 1532 Madison, Memphis Midtown


Memphis Tequila Festival

Fri., Oct. 25
Overton Square 2101 Madison, Memphis Midtown

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The Flyer's third annual party, featuring more than 30 tequilas, and with dance music from local DJs, spooky face painting, a costume photo booth, and more. Each ticket purchaser will be able to choose 15 tequilas to sample from, so choose wisely. Still thirsty? We will have a cash bar with beer, wine, and mixed drinks available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Volunteer Memphis, so every sip counts.

Friends of the Library Gigantic Fall Book Sale

Oct. 25-26, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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The event for book lovers, parents, children, teachers, homeschoolers, and collectors. Books and other media are priced to move, and a new special collection area is offered as well as face painting. Friends of the Library members-only Spooktacular preview party book sale on Thursday, October 24th, 4-7 p.m. 415-2700

Fab Fridays Laser Light Show

Fridays, 7, 8 & 9 p.m.
AutoZone Dome Planetarium Memphis Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central, Memphis University of Memphis

State-of-the-art laser light tribute shows, featuring Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and more. (901) 636-2362

Booksigning by Matt Bowers

Sat., Oct. 26, 10 a.m.
901 Comics 2162 Young, Memphis Cooper-Young

Author discusses and signs copies of his new comic, Memphis, an ongoing title about superheroes in the Bluff City.

Memphis Parent's Camp Expo

Sat., Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry, Memphis East Memphis

Meet face-to-face with school staff, see informational videos, and pick up take-home materials for planning your child's education. 636-4100

Booksigning by Tony Kail

Sat., Oct. 26, 2-4 p.m.
A. Schwab 163 Beale, Memphis Downtown

Author of Stories of Rootworkers & Hoodoo in the Mid-South discusses and signs his new book, Stories of Rootworkers & Hoodoo in the Mid-South. 901-523-9782

Naughty Nightmares and the Haunted House of Burlesque

Sat., Oct. 26, 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m.
Club Spectrum 616 Marshall Avenue, Memphis Medical Center

Buy Tickets$20-$180

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Memphis Burlesque summons up the spirits and turns Club Spectrum into a haunted house of hotness. 292-2292

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.

Memphis City Beautiful Trashion Show

Sun., Oct. 27, 5 p.m.

Runway fashion show showcasing chic, theatrical, and wearable garments made using recycled materials and repurposed clothes. 844-372-0002

Old Forest Hike

Second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. and Last Sunday of every month, 10 a.m.
Overton Park off Poplar, Memphis Midtown

Walking tour of the region's only urban old-growth forest. 276-1387


Last Sunday of every month, 4-7 p.m.
Brinson's 341 Madison, Memphis Downtown

"Friedel Dzubas: The Ira A. Lipman Family Collection"

Oct. 27-Jan. 5

Exhibition of large-scale abstract paintings by German-born American artist Friedel Dzubas (1915-1994). 761-5250

Sunday Supper Series

Sundays, 3-9 p.m.
Gray Canary 301 Front, Memphis Downtown

Buy Tickets$40

Includes new cocktails, new bar menu, and a family style, dinner. Raw bar and a list of cocktails, beer, and wine priced $10 or under will also be available. Call or visit website for reservations.

Indie Memphis Film Festival

Oct. 30-Nov. 4
Various locations See website for more information, Memphis East Memphis

Memphis' biggest film festival. This year's edition features hometowner shorts, panels, and an appearance by Jim Jarmusch.

First Friday at Five Coffee House Concert

First Friday of every month, 5 p.m.

For more information and reservations, call 767-6940. 767-6940

Dia de los Muertos

Sat., Nov. 2, 11 a.m.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art 1934 Poplar, Memphis Midtown

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Holiday celebrated annually in Mexico and parts of the United States honoring deceased loved ones. The parade begins at Overton Square, and the festival takes place at the Brooks Museum. 544-6209
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