Agricenter International & Show Place Arena: 7777 Walnut Grove, 757-7777, agricenter.org. See website for complete listing. Aug 14–16: Fall Southern Home & Garden Expo, largest one in the Midsouth, Fri & Sun 11am–6pm, Sat 9am–6pm, $8, free parking, southernhomeandgardenexpo. Com. Art Museum of the University of Memphis: 142 Communication and Fine Arts Bldg, 678-2224, amum.org. Thru Aug 22: Exhibition in Progress: Designing an Installation for the New African Galleries. Spotlight: Wyeth Family. Bartlett Performing Arts Center and Conference Center: 3663 Appling, 385-6440, bpacc.org. Thru Aug 2: Bartlett Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, bartlettcommunitytheatre.org. Aug 22: Singersongwriter Don “American Pie” McLean, 8pm. Aug 29: Bartlett Summer Symphony Pops: Symphonic All–Duke Ellington Night, 8pm. Beale Street: Between S. Main and Fourth, 526-0110, bealestreet.com, bealestreetmerchants.com. Wednesdays: Bikes on Beale, 5pm. Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library: 3030 Poplar, 415-2700, memphislibrary.org. Free unless noted. Aug 12: Greater Memphis Chamber Lunch and Learn, 11:30am– 1pm, free. Bluesville at Horseshoe Casino Tunica: 525-1515, 800-303-SHOE, harrahs.com. Aug 8: Dwight Yoakam, 9pm. Aug 14: Ronnie McDowell’s Tribute to the King, 9pm. BRIDGES: 477 N Fifth, 452-5600, bridgesusa.org. Aug 27: Interactive “Green Building” Community Tour, 5–7:30pm, RSVP, $5. Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary’s School: 60 Perkins Extd, 537-1483, buckmanartscenter.com. Season begins in September. Aug 11–Sep 11: Levy Gallery: Textures, clay works by Skippy Gronauer and paintings by Alex Walter. Cannon Center for the Performing Arts: 255 N. Main, 576-1200, box office 576-1269, 800-726-0915, thecannoncenter. Com. Aug 4: The Wiggles Go Bananas! 3pm & 6:30pm. Aug 11: Shawn Klush Concert, 2007 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest winner, 7pm. Aug 12: 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semifinals, 7pm. Aug 13: 2009 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Concert Finals, 7pm. Aug 14: Elvis 1969: A Celebration Concert, 8pm. Aug 15: Conversations on Elvis: Session 1, 10am; Session 2, 1pm. Aug 22: Fantasia and Friends, 8pm. Center for Southern Folklore: 119 & 123 S. Main, Pembroke Square, 525-3655, southernfolklore.com. A showcase of folk art, Southern music, and food. Thursdays & Fridays: Brown Bag Lunch Concerts, noon. Aug 1: Daddy Mack Blues Band, 9pm, $5. Children’s Museum of Memphis: 2525 Central, 458-2678, cmom.com. Aug 8: Back to School Kick-off Party, 11am– 3pm. Thru Sep 13: Top Secret: Mission Toy, exhibit allows kids to play toy detective with toys from around the world. Christian Brothers University: 650 E. Parkway S., 321-3390, cbu.edu. Aug 21: Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery: Paper and Wood; reception Aug 21, 5:30–7:30pm. Chucalissa Archaeological Museum: 1987 Indian Village, 785-3160, chucalissa.memphis.edu. Tuesdays & Saturdays thru August: Interactive family group activities, 10am & 1pm. Aug 8: Volunteer orientation, 9am–1pm. Circuit Playhouse: 1705 Poplar, 726-4656, playhouseonthesquare.org. Thru Aug 23: Dead Man’s Cell Phone, comedy about how we memorialize the dead. Cook Convention Center: 255 N. Main, 576-1200, memphisconvention.com. See website for complete listing. Aug 26–28: 2009 Economic Development Fair, 525- 6212, mmbc-memphis.org. Cooper Young Historic District: 276-7222, cooperyoung. Org. First Thursdays:Cooper Young Night Out, festive evening with live music, retail discounts, restaurant specials, and more, 5–9pm, free, cooper-youngnightout.com. Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange: 65 Union, 531-7826, memphiscottonmuseum.org. Aug 15: Cotton Club with Memphis Knights Band, 7–9pm, $12, BYOB, RSVP. Aug 20: Brown Bag Speaker Series: Memphis Streets and Bridges, with Jimmy Ogle, noon, free. D’Edge Art and Unique Treasures: 550 S. Main, 521-0054, d-edgeart.com. Contemporary folk and blues art and unique treasures. Thru Aug 31: Paintings by Philip Eubanks. Dixon Gallery and Gardens: 4339 Park, 761-5250, dixon.org. Aug 2, 4, 8, 18, 25, 30: Tours at Two, 2pm. Aug 5: Munch & Learn: African American Fight for Freedom, noon. Aug 12: Munch & Learn: Painting in the Emotional Extremes, noon. Aug 19: Munch & Learn: Hot Arrangements from Your Late Summer Garden, noon. Aug 20: Art After Dark: The Red Batch of Courage screening, 7pm. Aug 26: Munch & Learn: The Civil War and Ideas of the Afterlife, noon. Thru Oct 4: Bold, Cautious, True: Walt Whitman and American Art of the Civil War Era. Downtown Historic Bicycle Rides: Memphis Farmers Market, Central Train Station Pavilion south of Power House, 634-0076. 1st & 3rd Saturdays thru Sep 19: 9am, free w/Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club, all skill levels, helmets required. Downtown Neighborhood Association: 527-DNA1, memphisdna.org. Third Thursdays: Public general meetings Jan–Nov, 6:30pm social, 7pm program. Elmwood Cemetery: 824 Dudley, 774-3212, elmwoodcemetery. Org. Aug 14: Lunch and Lecture Series: Behind the Scenes at Elmwood — The Superintendents, noon, $10 includes lunch, RSVP. Golf Tournaments: Aug 24: Fore A Cure Golf Classic at Spring Creek Ranch Golf Club benefits the American Cancer Society, 7:30am, 729-3586, cancer.org. Aug 28: Buddy Up Fore Kids Golf Tournament at The Links of Cottonwood benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis, 7:30am & 1:30pm, 312-7457, buddyupforekids. Com. Graceland: 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd, 332-3322, elvis.com. Aug 8–16: Elvis Week 2009. See page 20, elvisweek.com. Greater Memphis Chamber: 22 N. Front, 543-3500, memphischamber.com. Aug 7: Leadership Luncheon: Sheriff Mark Luttrell, 11:30am–1pm, $35, U of M Holiday Inn. Aug 11: Small Business Council Breakfast, 7:30–9am, Racquet Club of Memphis, RSVP. Aug 12: Lunch and Learn: SW TN Community College, 11:30am–1pm, free, Central Library. Aug 20: Breakfast Forum: Dr. Shirley Raines, 7:30–9am, $30, U of M Holiday Inn. Aug 26: Chamber Orientation and Tour, 4–5:30pm, free. Hannah Davis Gallery: 408 S. Front, Studio 105 (faces Huling), 523-9891. Southern-inspired art, folk, contemporary, and assemblage. Thru Aug 22: Ilayali Hallmark and David Lynch. Aug 27–Sep 19: Delita Martin and Becky Powers. Harrah’s Casino Event Center: Tunica, 800-303-7463, harrahs.com. Aug 8: Counting Crows, 9pm. Hattiloo Theatre: 656 Marshall, 502-3486, box office 525-0009, hattilootheatre.org. Aug 1: Season 4 Preview Party, 4–6pm, free. Aug 13–Sep 6: God’s Trombones, inspirational sermons of black preachers in a musical celebration from the pulpit and the choir-stand. IMAX Theater: Memphis Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central, 320-6362, memphismuseums.org. Thru Nov 13: Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk and Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs. Thru Mar 5: Under the Sea. Joysmith Gallery: 46 Huling, 543-0505, joysmith.com. African-American artists plus ancestral and contemporary art. Live at the Garden Concert Series: Memphis Botanic Garden, 576-4115, liveatthegarden.com. Aug 15: Heart w/special guest Tyler Bryant, 8:30pm. Malco Theatres: malco.com. Aug 11: Elvis Film Fest 6, 10am–4pm, $5 per film, 725-7151. Memphis Blues Rugby Club: McBride Rugby Field at Tobey Park (Central & Hollywood), 568-8338, memphisbluesrugbyclub. Com. Aug 1: Elvis 7s Rugby Tournament — with a possible Elvis sighting! 8am–8pm, free. Memphis Botanic Garden: 750 Cherry, 636-4100, memphisbotanicgarden.com. Aug 1: My Big Backyard Grand Opening Ceremony, 11am, free. Aug 4–31: Our Town II: Eyes on Graceland, art exhibit & sale by The River City Artists, and Elaine Neely Art Exhibit. Aug 15: Live at the Garden Concert Series: Heart with special guest Tyler Bryant, 8:30pm. Aug 25: Tuesdays on the Terrace Wine Tasting: Graceland’s 70th, 6–8pm. Aug 31: The Hidden Life of Streams and Wetlands, hands-on tour of aquatic organisms, 6:30pm, $4. Wednesdays thru Oct 28: Farmers’ Market at the Garden, 2–6pm; Artisan Day is every 2nd Wed. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art: 1934 Poplar, 544-6200, brooksmuseum.org. Aug 6: Film: Isaiah Zagar’s In a Dream, 7:30pm. Aug 13: Film + Food: Fresh, movie, locally sourced dinner, and discussion, 6:30pm, $50. Aug 15–Jan 3: Greely Myatt: Twenty Years. Aug 20: A Most Rare Vision: Shakespeare’s Bottomless Dream by Tennessee Shakespeare Company, free, 6pm. Aug 22: Avant-Garde Party, 7pm. Aug 27: Artist tour of Jacob Lawrence exhibit, 6pm. Thru Aug 30: In Celebration: Carl Gutherz 1844–1907. Thru Sep 6: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence 1963–2000. Thru Nov 8: Associated American Artist Prints of Mexico 1937–1950. Thru Nov 16: Jack Grue in Print and Miniature. Memphis College of Art: 1930 Poplar, 272-5100, mca.edu. Works by students in all media. Aug 20–Oct 2: Horn Island 25; reception Sep 12, 6–9pm. Memphis College of Art — On The Street: 338 S. Main, 272-5100, mca.edu. Works by students in all media. Aug 20–Sep 18: Horn of Plenty: Horn Island Alumni Reflections; reception Aug 28, 6–8pm. Memphis Farmers Market Dinner Tours: memphisfarmersmarket. Org. Aug 9: Restaurant Iris, 2146 Monroe, RSVP 590-2828. Memphis Motorsports Park: 5500 Victory Lane, 358- RACE, 866-40-SPEED, memphismotorsportspark.com. Aug 1, 15: Midnight Madness, 9pm–1am. Aug 6, 13, 20, 27: Test-N-Tune, 6–10pm. Aug 7, 21, 28: Street Legal Drags, 9pm–1am. Aug 8, 29: R.T. Turbines ET Bracket Racing Series, 4pm–midnight. Memphis Pink Palace Museum: 3050 Central, 320-6362, memphismuseums.org. Thru Aug 16: Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity. Thru Sep 20: Dinosaurs and Sea Monsters. Thru Oct 12: Underground Memphis, 19th century African-Americans via the lens of historical archaeology. Memphis Redbirds AAA Baseball: AutoZone Park, 721-6000, memphisredbirds.com. Game time 7pm unless noted. Aug 1 (6pm), 2 (1:30pm), 3, 4: Omaha. Aug 14, 15 (6pm), 16 (1:30pm), 17: Sacramento. Aug 18–21: Fresno. Memphis Riverboats: 45 S. Riverside, 527-2628, memphisriverboats. Net. Thru Aug 31: Evening sightseeing cruises, 5pm, Sat–Sun, $20. Dinner & music cruises 7:30pm, Thu–Sun, $45. Thru Oct 31: Daily 90-minute sightseeing cruises, 2:30pm, $20. Midsouth Fairgrounds: 729-4344, thelibertybowlstadium. Com. Thru Aug 2: River City Biker’s Entertainment Round-up, rivercitybikersroundup.com. Aug 8: Memphis Roller Derby Honky Tonk Stomp w/3 bouts: 1pm, 4pm, 7pm, Youth Building, memphisrollerderby.com. Aug 15–16: American Park n’ Swap Flea Market, 276-3532, memphisfleamarket.com. MIFA: 910 Vance, 527-0808, mifa.org. Aug 29: Saturday Volunteer Opportunities, 9am–noon, 529-4514. Minglewood Hall: 1555 Madison, 312-6058, minglewoodhall. Com. See website for performance schedules. Aug 2: Face of the World USA, fashion show and beauty pageant to benefit International Children’s Heart Foundation, 6pm, $25+, 683-9333. Mud Island Amphitheatre: 125 N. Front, 576-7241, mudisland. Com, ticketmaster.com. Aug 1: Pat Benatar and Blondie, 7:30pm. Aug 8: Journey, 8pm. Aug 14: Steely Dan, 8pm. Aug 20: O.A.R., 8pm. Mud Island Park: 125 N. Front, 576-7241, mudisland.com. 2nd Fridays thru Oct 9: Sleep Out on the Mississippi, RSVP. 2nd Saturdays thru Oct 10: Read Out on the Mississippi River with the Memphis Public Library, 3–4pm, 3–6 years old, free. National Ornamental Metal Museum: 374 Metal Museum Dr, 774-6380, metalmuseum.org. Thru Aug 23: The Permanent Collection 4 Ways: Under Lock and Key, the JG Braun Co, The Dorothy Sturm Enamels, and Domesticity. Tributaries: Sylvie Rosenthal. Orpheum Theatre: 203 S. Main, 525-3000, 800-982-2787, orpheum-memphis.com. Jul 31–Aug 2: Dora the Explorer Live! Movie Series: Tickets on sale two hours before movie start time (7:15pm), $6 cash only. Aug 9: Elvis Presley’s Blue Hawaii. Palladio Art Gallery: 2169 Central, 276-3808, palladioantiques. Com. Original art by local artists. Aug 15–31: Customer appreciation events and 14th anniversary celebrations. Peabody Memphis: 149 Union, 529-4000, peabodymemphis. Com. Sundays: Brunch at Capriccio Grill, 11am–2:30pm, RSVP 529-4199. Playhouse on the Square: 51 S. Cooper, 726-4656, playhouseonthesquare.org. Aug 7–Sep 6: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Power House Memphis: 45 G.E. Patterson, 578-5545, deltaaxis.org. Regional exhibits with local flair. Thru Aug 10: Group Exhibit: Everywhere, Nowhere, Somewhere. Atlanta-based photographer Sheila Pree Bright: Girls, Grillz, and Dolls. Run/Walk: Aug 15: Elvis Presley Run, Walk, Rock & Roll at the Graceland Gates to benefit United Cerebral Palsy, 8am, $25, 683-1271, elvispresleyrunandwalk.com. Aug 21: Dee Griffin Celebrity Sunset 5K Run/Walk at LeMoyne-Owen College benefits The United Negro College Fund, 7pm, $25, 435-1526, loc.edu. Sharpe Planetarium: 3050 Central, 320-6320, memphismuseums.org. Thru Sep 12: Supernova, live to tell the tale. Thru Sep 19: Starlit Nights Live, familiarization tour of the changing night sky for summer. Sierra Club (Chickasaw Group): 1st Thursdays: Public information meetings 5:30–7pm, Otherlands, 641 S. Cooper, 374-0582, email@example.com. South Main Association: 578-7262, southmainmemphis. Net. 2nd Tuesdays: Public information meetings Jan–Nov, 6pm social, 6:30pm program. Bring old cell phones and printer ink cartridges for recycling fundraiser. South Main Historic Arts District: Between Vance and St. Paul, 578-7262, southmainmemphis.net. Last Fridays: South Main Art Trolley Tour: shops, restaurants, and galleries stay open late, 6–9pm. Saturdays thru Oct. 31: Memphis Farmers Market, 7am–1pm, Central Station Pavilion, memphisfarmersmarket.org. Southland Park Gaming & Racing: I-40 & I-55, exit 279A, West Memphis, 870-735-3670, southlandgreyhound.com. Mon: Sizzling Senior Day. Tue: Karaoke, 7–11pm. Thu– Sat: Live entertainment in the Juke Joint. Sun: Live Trivia Challenge, 7pm. Strawberry Plains Audubon Center: Holly Springs, MS, 662-252-1155, strawberryplains.audubon.org. 1st Saturdays: Adult Interpretive Hike, 9–11am, $5. Aug 15: Family Hike, 11am–12:30pm, $10/family. Studio 1688: 497 N. Hollywood, 726-1688, blownfuseglass- art.com. Co-op gallery with changing exhibits. Classes and workshops available. Thru Aug 16: Glass art by local artists Teresa White, Linda Turpin, Michael Landis. Aug 28: Eight Days in Exile, a Horn Island–inspired show, 6–9pm. Theatre Memphis: 630 Perkins Extd, 682-8323, theatrememphis.org. Aug 1, 2: And the Winner Is … Gary Beard Chorale concert from Tony Award–winning shows. Aug 21–Sep 13: The Sound of Music. TheatreWorks: 2085 Monroe, 274-7139, theatreworksmemphis. Org. Jul 30–Aug 2: POTS@theWorks: Project Paul, the life of the Apostle Paul, 726-4656, playhouseonthesquare.org. Aug 7–16: New Moon Theatre: The Dumb Waiter. Aug 21–Sep 6: Voices of the South: Cicada, an original Memphis coming-of-age ghost story. Trinity Lutheran Church: 210 Washington, 525-1056, trinitymemphis.org. Aug 6, 20: Noontime Concert Series, 12:05pm free concert, 12:35 lunch, $7. WKNO: Park & Getwell, 325-6560, wkno.org. Aug 3: Memphis Memoirs: Downtown, documentary premiere, 7pm, Ch. 10. YMCA Downtown: 245 Madison, 527-9622, ymcamemphis. Org. New cardio equipment, first commercial saline pool in Memphis, group swim lessons, classes, and more. Aug 4–27: Dance lesson of the month: Cha Cha, every Tue & Thu, 8pm, $50/month. Aug 13: Healthy Living Seminar: Hearing, 11am–noon, free. Aug 29: Heartsaver First Aid/CPR course, American Heart Association certified, 9am–4pm, $75. 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