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The Wives of the 1968 Sanitation Workers Strike

The Wives of the 1968 Sanitation Workers Strike

University of Memphis

Lecture/Speaker, Film, Special Events

Speaking event featuring first-hand stories of courage and survival from the women of the 1968 Sanitation Workers Strike.   more »

Communities in Conversation with Barbara J. King

Rhodes College

Booksignings, Lecture/Speaker

Author discusses her book Personalities on the Plate: The Lives and Minds of Animals We Eat, about the ethical implications of meat consumption.   more »

Friday

Theater

Too Heavy for Your Pockets

Hattiloo Theatre

When 20-year-old Bowzie Brandon gives up a life-changing college scholarship to join the Freedom Rider movement, he’ll have to convince his loved ones — and himself — that shaping his country’s future might be worth jeopardizing his own.   more »

Food & Drink Events, Special Events

Whiskey Warmer

Overton Square

We're creating a whiskey wonderland as we say goodbye to winter and welcome in the warmer weather. Join us to sample whiskeys from around the world, chat with master distillers, and cozy up over some great local food and live music from Graber Grass.   more »

Saturday

Dance, Theater

Ballet 5:8 presents Compass

The Halloran Centre

A collection of one-act ballets on navigating cultural tension with compassion. At times witty and satirical, and at times emotional, the program is full of athleticism, power, and poetry.   more »

Other Art Happenings

"We Roam Memphis"

430 Gallery

Live art photography event with a photo shoot and music.   more »

Booksignings

Booksigning by Forlanda Anderson

Barnes & Noble

Author discusses and signs Bully Me Not: India’s First Day of School Empowering Women Through the Storm.   more »

Theater

Mollie Woodruff's Magic Basement by Jeffrey Day

Woodruff-Fontaine House

Magic has existed in many forms, from large stage illusions to closeup tricks on a table. This limited seating event lets the audience venture into the basement to for a display of magic.   more »

Special Events, Fund-raisers

Speakeasy Gala

The Great Hall and Conference Center

Benefiting Memphis Oral School for the Deaf, enjoy fine foods, sip on giggle water, play casino games, and hop on the floor to live music featuring Nick Black. Guests receive entry to the Pickler Puffer’s Club.   more »

Special Events, Dance, Food & Drink Events

Trap Drank Paint 901

Minglewood Hall

An upscale atmosphere combined with lively art lessons and libations.   more »

Sunday

Theater

The Music Girl

Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary's School

Musical theater celebrating women who have revolutionized the music industry.   more »

Expos/Sales

SneakFest

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

Buy, sell, and trade footwear at Tennessee's Premier Sneaker Expo, prior to the Memphis Express vs. Birmingham Iron football game.   more »

Food & Drink Events, Fund-raisers, Special Events

901 Popper Throwdown

High Cotton Brewing Co.

The free, family-friendly event will feature a jalapeño popper and an anything-on-a-stick cook-off, a Jack Pirtle’s Chicken eating competition, live music, and High Cotton brews. Proceeds benefit Memphis Paws.   more »

Booksignings

Booksigning by Kinyah Bean

Novel

Author discusses and signs her new book, Chillin My Way to Success.   more »

This Week In We Recommend

Personalities on the Plate at Rhodes

Personalities on the Plate at Rhodes

Personalities on the Plate author Barbara J. King isn't out to convert the planet to veganism. "As an anthropologist, I know that love of

Memphis 101 at Civil Rights Museum

Memphis 101 at Civil Rights Museum

The New Memphis Institute works to make Memphis "magnetic." What that means in practical terms is that they aim to get folks rooted and

Women’s Water at Evergreen Theatre

Women’s Water at Evergreen Theatre

Water is necessary for life, but it can also be destructive. "Women's Water" will dive into all of water's aspects during this poetry/performance event.

Mad Men

Mad Men

There's a mismatched quality to David Tankersley and Don Meyers. As artists working in two dimensions, their work couldn't be more different or more

Revolutionaries

Revolutionaries

Close to the ending of 1776, the enduring Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone musical on America's struggle for independence, the contrarian patriot John Adams

Black Restaurant Week

Black Restaurant Week

Entering into its fourth delicious year, Black Restaurant Week founder Cynthia Daniels thinks she's cooked up the best package yet. With 14 participating restaurants

Underwater Bubble Show at the Buckman

Underwater Bubble Show at the Buckman

"Bubbles have, in general, a very magical power," Underwater Bubble Show co-creator Dace Pecolli says, describing her multifaceted circus-inspired show as "a lucky hand."

Get These Hands Spades Tournament

Get These Hands Spades Tournament

MLK50 founder Wendi Thomas makes a confession: "Yeah, I like to play Spades," she says. "But I grew up in a super Jesus-y house

The Blues is Alive Tour at Horseshoe Casino

The Blues is Alive Tour at Horseshoe Casino

In a 2008 interview, Mavis Staples looked back to the beginning of her career to describe how surprised she was by the enormous crowds
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After Dark

Weezer and Pixies with Basement

FedExForum

Rock/Pop

Bret Michaels

Graceland Soundstage

Rock/Pop, Metal/Punk, Singer/Songwriter

A Tribute to David Porter

Cannon Center for the Performing Arts

Rock/Pop

First Friday at Five Coffee House Concert

Howard Vance Guitar Academy

Rock/Pop, Other

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