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Moving Memphis Forward with Technology

Thu., April 25, 4-7 p.m.
Crosstown Concourse 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis Midtown


Slick tech is turning up more and more in Memphis, from the FedEx SameDay bot to the tech startup Indigo Ag moving its headquarters to town. AVI-SPL, a tech workplace solutions company, brings experts for a panel to discuss running businesses smarter and attracting tech talent. Reps from FedEx, Sedgwick, and IMC Companies will talk innovation challenges and answers. Cocktail reception and art show follows.

Booksigning by Sarah Arvio

Thu., April 25, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Burke's Book Store 936 S. Cooper, Memphis Cooper-Young


Author reads from and signs her books of poetry, Night Thoughts, Sono: Cantos, and Visits From the Seventh. 278-7484

Opening Reception for "Art of Provence"

April 25-26
Church Health 1350 Concourse Ave, Memphis Midtown


Exhibition and sale of new work by Provence-based artist Jill Steenhuis. Proceeds benefit Church Health. (901) 272-0003

1984

Through May 12
Circuit Playhouse 51 S. Cooper, Memphis Overton Square


Under the close eye of Big Brother, Winston Smith has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal “help” of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his thoughtcrimes before an unseen inquisitor 725-0776

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

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.

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

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

Open Mic Comedy

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


726-0906

Choose901 Spring Pop-Up Shop

Fri., April 26, 4-8 p.m. and Sat., April 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Crosstown Concourse 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis Midtown


Brand new Memphis-themed shirts, hats, socks, mugs, totes, baby onesies, and more will be available.

Walk the Line

Fri., April 26, 7 p.m.
The Orpheum 203 S. Main, Memphis Downtown


A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. 525-3000

Roar and Pour

Fri., April 26, 7-10 p.m.
Memphis Zoo 2000 Prentiss Place in Overton Park, Memphis Beale Street

Buy Tickets$125


A culinary and cocktail experience, including a bourbon pairing with a distinguished Cuban cigar roller, and food from Farm Burger, Erling Jensen the Restaurant, Restaurant Iris, Char, The Capital Grille, and more. Music by Joyce Cobb. (901) 333-6500

The Man Who Came to Dinner

Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through May 12
Theatre Memphis 630 Perkins Ext., Memphis East Memphis


A well-known radio wit, Sheridan Whiteside, falls while dining at the home of prominent socialites, making him an unexpected guest for six weeks of recovery. The hosts are most in need of recovery as Whiteside invites in a three-ring circus of comic chaos which grows to include a luncheon for homicidal convicts and a complete children's choir. 682-8323

Spirits and Soul Festival

Fri., April 26, 6-9 p.m. and April 27, 12-5 p.m.
Downtown Memphis Various locations, Memphis Downtown

Buy Tickets$75-$100

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Two-day festival bringing the Tennessee Whiskey Trail to the Bluff City as part of the kick-off to the city’s bicentennial.

Twelfth Night

Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through May 5
TheatreWorks 2085 Monroe, Memphis Overton Square


Presented by New Moon Theatre, Viola is shipwrecked in a violent storm off the coast of Illyria and she comes ashore with the help of a Captain. She has lost contact with her twin brother, Sebastian, who she believes to be drowned. With the aid of the Captain, she disguises herself as a young man under the name Cesario, and enters the service of Duke Orsino. 274-7139

Grind City Flow Festival

Sat., April 27, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Memphis Botanic Garden 750 Cherry, Memphis East Memphis

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Fire and flow arts gathering with artists teaching circus skills such as hula-hooping, fire eating, aerial, yoga, juggling, and more. Family-friendly event featuring food trucks, vendors, live music, and craft beer provided by TapBox. 636-4100

Down to Earth Celebration

Sat., April 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Shelby Farms 500 N. Pine Lake, Germantown Germantown

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Festival with eco-focused vendors, artisans, and organizations who are helping to create a greener future. All proceeds support Shelby Farms Park and Shelby Farms Greenline. 767-PARK

Gangsta Walk Get-Together

Sat., April 27, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ed Rice Community Center 2907 N. Watkins, Memphis Frayser/Millington


Jookin fans get together during this event. 357-6919

Edge Motor Festival

Sat., April 27, 12-6 p.m.
The Edge District Madison, Marshall, and Monroe, Memphis Midtown

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Coinciding with the opening of the new Edge Motor Museum, the Edge Motor Festival will celebrate the district's automotive history and rich cultural past with dozens of classic cars, live music, local vendors, and food.

Mississippi Music Awards

Sat., April 27
Landers Center 4660 Venture, Southaven, MS, Memphis North Mississippi/Tunica


662-280-9120

Beale Street Caravan Blow Out 2019

Sat., April 27, 6 p.m.
Crosstown Concourse 1350 Concourse Ave., Memphis Midtown

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Annual festival fund-raiser for BSC, with live music, food and drinks, a silent auction, and a silent disco.

Crawfish Boil at the Yard

Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through May 4
Loflin Yard 7 W. Carolina, Memphis South Main

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Crawfish, Cajun potatoes, and smoked sausage will be charged by the pound, and will be served from noon until they're gone. (901) 290-1140

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.

Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival

Sun., April 28, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wagner Place Between Union and Beale, Memphis Beale Street

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Twenty-seventh annual festival, with 17,000 pounds of fresh Louisiana crawfish, live music, crawfish contests, a gumbo cook-off, and the VIP swamp tent. Benefits Porter-Leath.

PuppyUp Memphis Walk

Sun., April 28, 12-4 p.m.
Overton Park off Poplar, Memphis Midtown

Buy TicketsPre-registration $20, day of walk $25

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This family event raises awareness and funds and provides education about the links between canine and human cancer. It's a day to honor and recognize those who have survived cancer, and memorialize those whose lives have been lost. 901-619-2286

River Series with Pat Sansone, Crystal Shrine, and DJ Scott Bomar

Sun., April 28, 3-6:30 p.m.
Harbor Town Amphitheater 740 Harbor Bend Road, memphis Downtown


Family-friendly concert series featuring the multi-instrumentalist from Wilco, Autumn Defense, and Mellotron Variations.

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

Jazz-A-Fire

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


Living Legends Series featuring Dr. Alvin McKinney, the alto saxophonist 524-0104

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.
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