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Thursday August 10

Booksigning by Dwight Fryer

Cotton Museum, noon

Lunchtime booksigning by Dwight Fryer, whose novel The Legend of Quito Road is set in 1930s Lucy, Tennessee, and is about a man who teaches his son how to make moonshine.

Friday August 11

Opening Reception for "Journeys of the Soul"

Java Cabana, 7-9 p.m.

Native American and goddess-themed work by artist Kevin Chasing Wolf Hutchins.

The Full Monty

Playhouse on the Square, 8 p.m., $35

Musical based on the hit British film about a group of laid-off mill workers who take it all off to earn some money.

Saturday August 12

Tree Clinic

Memphis Botanic Garden, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Free tree advice on pruning and more from area experts.

Memories of the King

Peabody Place, 1-3 p.m.

Concert by Chris MacDonald presenting the Elvis of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s.

Opening Reception for "The Home of Rock and Roll"

Central Art Gallery, 1-3 p.m.

Music-themed works by Judy Wimmer, M.J. Reeves, Fred Asbury, John Sadowski, and Josie Elosua. Starting at 2 p.m., David Crews will perform Elvis songs.

Booksigning by Jerry Schilling

Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 1 p.m.

Elvis-confidant Jerry Schilling -- he had his own room at Graceland! -- signs copies of his memoir Me and a Guy Named Elvis.

Monday August 14

Booksigning by Greg Reece

Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 6 p.m.

Greg Reece, who teaches philosophy at the University of Alabama, signs his book Elvis Religion: The Cult of the King, which examines the religion-like pull of Elvis.

Tuesday August 15

UniverSoul Circus

Southland Mall, 7:30 p.m.,


Now in its 12th season, this primarily African-American one-ring circus features music, animals acts, jugglers, clowns, and acrobatics.

Candlelight Vigil

Graceland, 9 p.m.

A uniquely Memphis event, with thousands of fans from around the world paying respect to the King of Rock-and-Roll.

Wednesday August 16

"View of a Vision"

The Mississippi River Museum on Mud Island, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Photographers Francis Boyd, Bill Hickerson, and David Mathis document "The Minefielwd," a massive, multiple-story, metal sculpture in Brownsville, Tennessee, made by Billy Tripp.

Showing through September 3rd.

Bruce Hornsby

Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 8 p.m., $35

Pianist Bruce Hornsby kicks off BPACC's 2006-2007 season. Hornsby is a Grammy-winner and one-time member of the Grateful Dead and has performed with everyone from Bob Dylan to Bela Fleck.


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