friday, 31 

friday, 31

It s the last Friday of the months, which means there s a South Main Trolley Art Tour tonight, with free well, there aren t any trolleys running but I think they have some buses in their place rides to all of the South Main Arts District s many galleries and shops. Opening receptions in the area tonight include: D Edge Gallery & Unique Art Treasures for an exhibit of wooden, painted flags by Chris Packer and Mark Collins; and Durden Gallery for DÇjÖ vu, works by James King, David Hinske, Jane Williams, and Steve Griffith. The big party in South Main tonight is the MPACT Memphis Alter Ego Party at The Power House on G.E. Patterson Blvd. next to Central Station, where there will be live music by Andy Grooms Living Room and William Lee Ellis, along with art by Chris Williams and visual effects by Indie Memphis; this is the first of four events hosted by MPACT Memphis as part of its new MPHASIS program, designed to offer up diverse arts and culture to active Memphians. Other art openings tonight include a reception at the Art Museum at the University of Memphis for the 20th Annual Juried Student Exhibition. On stage, the Tony Award-winning Ain t Misbehavin : The Fats Waller Musical Show (sob, sob; that reminds me of poor Nell Carter who just passed away) opens at Theatre Memphis. The Memphis Grizzlies are playing New York tonight at The Pyramid. This afternoon s Year of the Ram Celebration at the U of M University Center features exhibitions of the contributions Chinese citizens have made to Memphis, along with games, music, and more. O Teil Burbridge & The Peacemakers are at The Lounge tonight. Hot Action Cop, Embodyment, Faucetmouth, and North of Boston are at The Map Room. The Reba Russell Band is at Patrick s. There s a big show at the Hi-Tone tonight courtesy of Wrecked Em Records by The Subteens, The James Family, and The Clutters. And The Reigning Sound and The Mystery Girls are at Young Avenue Deli.

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