Agricenter: 7777 Walnut Grove, 757-7790, agricenter. Org. May 7: Mudbugs in May Crawfish Boil, 2–6:30p, $35, mudbugsinmay.com. May 11: Senior Expo, 9a–3p, free, 515-2066. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church: 573 N Highland, 359-1055, memphisgreekfestival.com. May 5–6: Memphis Greek Festival, 11a–10p. Art Museum of the University of Memphis: 142 Communication and Fine Arts Bldg, 678-2224, amum.org. Art Under a Hot Tin Roof: 117 S. Main, 522-4848, artunderahottinroof.com. An unpredictable gallery with art for all. May 27: Reception with William Dunlap, Linda Burgess, and their daughter Maggie Dunlap, renowned family of painters, 5–8p. Art Village Gallery: 410 S. Main, 521-0782, artvillagegallery. Com. Ephraim Urevbu’s permanent collection and artist showcases from exotic lands. Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center: 3663 Appling, 385-6440, bpacc.org. May 6: Pickin’ Picnic, free outdoor music festival, 6–10:30p. May 19–22: Plaza Suite, a comedy revolving around the misadventures of various groups of people in one hotel suite. Beale Street: Between S. Main and Fourth, 529- 0999, bealestreet.com, bealestreetmerchants.com. Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art: Pembroke Square, 119 S. Main, 523-ARTS, belzmuseum.org. Thru Jun 19: The Art of Chinese Cloisonne. Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library: 3030 Poplar, 415-2700, memphislibrary.org. Events free unless noted. 2nd Saturdays: Memphis Area Legal Services Clinics, 9:30a–noon, no appt, 523-8822, malsi. Org. Tuesdays: Genealogy Workshops, 7–9p,use the library’s resources to begin your family history research, 7–9p, RSVP 415-2742. Blue Plate Cafe Gallery: 113 Court Square, 523- 2050, debbierichmondart.com. Animal, wildlife, still lifes, and landscape paintings by artist Debbie Dearen Richmond. BRIDGES: 477 N. Fifth, 452-5600, bridgesusa.org. See website for complete events listing. Thru Aug: ClimBRIDGES, a bimonthly opportunity to climb any (or all) of the 1,400-square-foot climbing wall’s routes, 6-9p. Brooks Museum of Art: 1934 Poplar, 544-6200, brooksmuseum.org. Thru May 29: Magritte and Delvaux, surrealist works by Belgian artists. May 5: Brooks After Hours featuring guitarist Andre Avelino, 5–7p. May 7: Grand Auction: Life is a Cabernet, 5p. May 8: Mother’s Day Brunch, 11a–2:30p. May 12: Tea and Tour for Seniors: A Taste of China, 1:30p. May 19: Brooks After Hours presents Wined Thru the Galleries: An Artful Scavenger Hunt, 6:30p. May 21: Musician Van Duran performs acoustic and unplugged in the Contemporary Galleries, 2–4p. Thru Jun 15: A Taste of China, exotic luxuries — including porcelain, lacquer-ware, jade, and silk — are on display. Buckman Performing & Fine Arts Center at St. Mary’s Episcopal School: 60 Perkins Extd, 537- 1483, buckmanartscenter.com. May 21: Tito Puente, Jr., 8p. Cannon Center for the Performing Arts: 255 N. Main, 576-1200, box office 576-1269, 800-726- 0915, thecannoncenter.com. See website for complete events listing. May 12: Joshua Bell Plays Tchaikovsky, 7:30p. Center for Southern Folklore: 119 & 123 S. Main, Pembroke Square, 525-3655, southernfolklore. Com. A showcase of folk art, Southern music, and food. May 5: Noon concert: Eden Brent, free. May 6: Bluff City Backsliders Jug Band, 7:30–11p, $10. May 13: Noon concert: Rob Halford, free. CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Training: 515-2525, mscema.org. Shelby County offers free, two-day disaster preparedness training at the Emergency Operations Center. Schedule your own group of family, friends, and neighbors or attend classes already scheduled. Children’s Museum of Memphis: 2525 Central, 458- 2678, cmom.com. See website for programs, clubs, and activities. May 5: Flashback: For the Young at Heart, 6–9p. Thru May 15: Out on a Limb: Adventures with Nature and Art. Thru June 12: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz exhibit. Chucalissa Archaeological Museum: 1987 Indian Village, 785-3160, chucalissa.memphis.edu. May 15–Aug 15: Family Day programs, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, 10a–1p. Church Health Center Welllness: 1115 Union, 259- HOPE, churchhealthcenter.org. Indoor walking track, heated pool, yoga, group exercise, racquetball and basketball courts, cooking classes, health education, and workshops. Thursdays: Free Cooking Classes, 9a, 10:30a, 5:30p. May 10: Commit to Quit, a six-week course in smoking cessation, 6p, $60. Circuit Playhouse: 51 S. Cooper, 726-4656, playhouseonthesquare. Org. May 13–Jun 5: The 39 Steps, four actors take on over 150 roles in this adaptation of Hitchcock’s comic thriller. Comics & Collectibles: 4730 Poplar, 683-7171, memphiscomics.com. May 7: Free Comic Book Day, nuff said, 10a–7p. Cook Convention Center: 255 N. Main, 576-1200, memphisconvention.com. See website for complete events listing. May 5: Blues Music Awards, 5:30p. May 28: Family Day White Out Extravaganza, 4–10p. Cooper Young Historic District: 276-7222, cooperyoung. Biz. 1st Thursdays: Cooper Young Night Out, festive evening with live music, retail discounts, and restaurant specials, 5–9p, free. Cossitt Library: 33 S. Front, 526-1712, memphislibrary. Org. May 11: Line Dancing, get on your feet and learn fun, easy moves, noon–1p. Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange: 65 Union, 531-7826, memphiscottonmuseum.org. Dance Works: Trinity United Methodist, 1738 Galloway, 452-8811, danceworksinc.org. Youth dance lessons, camps, and programs year-round. May 21: Annual Open House Performance, featuring modern dance, ballet, and jazz hip-hop pieces, 7p. David Lusk Gallery: 4540 Poplar, 767-3800, davidluskgallery. Com. May 3–28: In the Gloaming, works by native Memphian John Torina featuring lush landscapes, opening May 6, 6–8p. David Perry Smith Gallery: 703 New York, 347- 3541. Contemporary gallery representing local talent. May 2–31: One Year Anniversary, featuring various gallery artists, opening May 6, 5–8p. Davies Manor Plantation Museum: 9336 Davies Mansion, 386-0715, daviesmanorplantation.org. Shelby County’s oldest log house. D’Edge Art and Unique Treasures: 550 S. Main, 521-0054, d-edgeart.com. Contemporary folk and blues art and unique treasures. Thru May 31: Paintings by Allison Furr-Lawyer. Thru Jul 25: CP Blues, the latest exhibition by renowned artist George Hunt. Dixon Gallery and Gardens: 4339 Park, 761-5250, dixon.org. See website for workshops, lectures, classes, garden demos, and children’s events. Wednesdays: Sunrise Yoga, 6:30-7:30a. Thru May 8: Shakespeare in the Gardens: Romeo & Juliet, a multi-stage production of the bard’s most famous work. Thru Jul 24: 3 Themes, paintings by Larry Edwards. Downtown Alive!: 575-0546 Court Square & Main, downtownmemphis.com. All events 11:45a–1p, free, unless noted. Check website for schedule. May 3: Visible School Showcase: Cayero. May 4–5: Blues Foundation Showcase. May 6: This Is How I Ride. May 10, 17, 24, 31: Live from Memphis Showcase. May 11: Opera Memphis at Felicia Suzanne’s courtyard. May 12: Collage Dance Collective. May 13: Karaoke Smackdown! May 18: Church Health Center Demonstration. May 20: Downtown Bicycle Expo. May 23: Death du Jour Mystery Theatre. May 25: Bottle Cap Workshop. May 26: Hip Hop Concert featuring Chris Blake. Downtown Historic Bicycle Rides: Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club, Memphis Farmers Market, Central Train Station Pavilion south of Power House, 634-0076. 1st & 3rd Saturdays Thru Oct: 9a, free, all skill levels welcome, helmets required. Downtown Neighborhood Association: 466-6893, memphisdna.org. 3rd Fridays: Happy Hour. 4th Tuesdays: Monthly public information meetings, Jan–Nov, 6:30p social, 7p program. Elmwood Cemetery: 824 S. Dudley, 774-3212, elmwoodcemetery. Org. May 7: Pawing through History: A Pet-Friendly tour of Elmwood, 1p. May 14: Public Tour, 10:30a. May 20: Lunch & Lecture Series: Red, White & Blue: Voices of the Veterans, noon. Evergreen Theatre: 1705 Poplar, 274-7139, theatreworksmemphis. Org. May 13–15: Bubbling Brown Sugar, presented by the Memphis Black Arts Alliance. Farmers Market Agricenter: Thru Oct 25: Mon–Fri 7:30a–5:30p, Sat 7a–5:30p, 7777 Walnut Grove, 757-7777, agricenter.org. Farmers Market Botanic Garden: Thru Oct 26: Wednesdays 2–6p, 750 Cherry, 636-4100, memphisbotanicgarden. Com. Farmers Market Church Health Center Wellness: Thru Sep 6: Tuesdays, 10am–2pm, 1115 Union, 259-HOPE, churchhealthcenter.org.. Farmers Market Cooper Young Community: Thru Oct 29: Saturdays 8a–1p, Congregational Church parking lot, Cooper and Walker, cycfarmersmarket. Org. Farmers Market Downtown Memphis: Thru Oct 29: Saturdays, 7a–1p, Central Train Station Pavilion, corner of S. Front and G.E. Patterson, 575-0580, memphisfarmersmarket.org Farmers Market South Memphis: Thru Oct 27: Thursdays noon–6p, corner of Mississippi Blvd. And South Parkway East, 946-9675, somefm.org. FedExForum: 191 Beale, 205-2640, fedexforum. Com. Also see Memphis NBA Grizzlies. See website for complete events listing. May 19: An Evening with Bon Jovi, 7:30p. May 20: Foo Fighters, 7p. FireHouse Community Arts Academy: 985 S. Bel Bellevue, 948-9522, memphisblackartsalliance.org. Last Sundays: Free jazz music concerts. Bring your own instrument to jam with the musicians, 3–5p. Mondays: Zumba at The FireHouse, 6:30–7:30p. May 13–15: The Bow Wow Club, an encore performance of the serious comedy about friendship, love responsibility, and survival, Fri & Sat 7p, Sun 3p. Fire Museum of Memphis: 118 Adams, 320-5650, firemuseum.com. Flicker Street Studio: 74 Flicker, 767-2999, nancycheairs. Com. Fountain Art Gallery: Chickasaw Oaks Plaza, 3092 Poplar, 458-7100, fountainartgallery.com. Contemporary, fine art by Midsouth artists. Gallery Fifty Six: 2256 Central, 276-1251, galleryfiftysix. Com. Fine art and sculpture gallery. May 20–25: Animal Art Auction Exhibit, pet-inspired pieces created by Gallery Fifty Six artists for the May 26 fundraiser for the Memphis Humane Society. Germantown Community Theatre: 3037 Forest Hill Irene, 754-2680, germantowncommunitytheatre. Org. May 6–22: The Foreigner, a fish-out-of-water story about the adventures of an Englishman in a rural Georgia fishing lodge. Germantown Performing Arts Centre: 1801 Exeter, 751-7500, gpacweb.com. May 7: A Night in Shanghai, 6:30p. May 21: Eroica Ensemble, composer and pianist Cyprien Katsaris performs works by Beethoven and Liszt, 8p. Ghost River Brewing: 827 S. Main, 278-0087, ghostriverbrewing.com. Saturdays: Brewery tours and tasting, 1p, free. Gibson Guitar Factory & Showcase: 145 Lt. George W. Lee, 543-0800, gibson.com. Girls Inc. of Memphis: 60 N. Third, 523-0217, girlsincmemphis.Org. Golf: May 5: Golf Scramble at Quail Ridge Golf Course benefits Toys for Tots and the MSABTA Scholarship Fund, 8:30a, msbta.org. May 9: Golf Invitational at Spring Creek Ranch benefits Greater Memphis Chamber, 10:30a, memphischamber. Com. May 9: Memphis Union Mission Heritage Classic at Windyke Country Club benefits Memphis Union Mission, 11:30a, memphisunionmission. Org. May 27: Miracle Drive Golf Tournament at The Links at Cottonwoods benefits The Baddour Center, 11a, baddour.org. Graceland: 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd, 800-238-2000, 332-3322, elvis.com. May 27–29: Elvis Presley Car Show, Fri 2–6p, Sat 8:30a–6p, Sun 8:30–2p. Greenbelt Park – Harbor Town: West on A.W. Willis Bridge, right at roundabout, first parking lot on left. May 7: Outdoors Inc. Canoe and Kayak Race, 10a. Hattiloo Theatre: 656 Marshall, 502-3486, box office 525-0009, hattilootheatre.org. Saturdays: The Music Box, 8p. Thru May 22: Crowns, a musical play in which hats become a springboard for a young black woman who has come down South to stay with her aunt after her brother is killed in Brooklyn. Hi Tone Cafe: 1913 Poplar, 722-0095. May 7: Midtown Memphis Record Swap, 11a–7p. Hilton Memphis: 939 Ridge Lake. May 10: Girl’s Night Out, 5p–9p. IMAX Theater: Memphis Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central, 320-6362, memphismuseums.org. Thru Nov 11: Legends of Flight, get an insider’s view on how a modern aircraft is built. Thru Jan 6, 2012: Hubble, see fantastic images from the far reaches of the universe. Jack Robinson Gallery of Photography: 44 Huling, 576-0708, robinsonarchive.com. By appointment. Works of Jack Robinson and other fine arts photographers. Joysmith Gallery: 46 Huling, 543-0505, joysmith. Com. African-American artists plus ancestral and contemporary art. Thru Jun 5: Homage, the latest exhibition by award-winning photojournalist Leon Morris. Levitt Shell at Overton Park: 272-2722, levittshell. Org. May 19–Jun 21: Live music in the park Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium & Fairgrounds: 729- 4344, thelibertybowlstadium.com. May 4: Tiger Lane Crit Series, 5:45p. Lichterman Nature Center: 5992 Quince, 767-7322, memphismuseums.org. Open year-round for selfguided trail backpacking and nature programs/exhibits. Tue–Sat: Wild Lunch! Watch Backyard Wildlife Center animal keepers feed the animals, noon. Madison Hotel: 79 Madison, 333-1200, madisonhotelmemphis. Com. May 6, 13, 20, 27: Sunset Atop the Madison Rooftop Parties, 6p. Medicine Factory: 85 W. Virginia, 581-5815, medicine- factory.org. Installation-based work and onsite artist studios. Memphis Botanic Garden: 750 Cherry, 636-4100, memphisbotanicgarden.com. Visit website for classes, workshops, lunch and learn events, camps, receptions, and lectures. May 8: Mother’s Day Brunch, 10:30a–2p. May 14 & 28: The Way of Tea in Tennessee, learn the art of the Japanese tea ceremony, 1p–3p. May 20: Wizard Family Party, 6–8p. May 24: Tuesdays on the Terrace Wine Tasting, 6–8p. Thru Oct 26: Farmer’s Market at the Garden, Wednesdays, 2–6p. Memphis College of Art: 1930 Poplar, 272-5100, mca.edu. Works by students in all media. Thru May 14: Hassler: 40 Years Later, paintings by MCA alumni Pamela Hassler. Memphis Music Mondays: Hard Rock Cafe, 315 Beale, 529-0007. 1st & 3rd Mondays: Music business community networking and ideas exchange, live music, food, 5:30p. Memphis Redbirds AAA Baseball: AutoZone Park, 721-6000, memphisredbirds.com. Season runs Apr–Sep. May 1: Round Rock Express, 1:35p. May 10–13: Sacramento River Cats, 7:05p. May 14–17: Fresno Grizzlies, Sat 6:05p, Sun 1:35p, Mon 7:05p, Tue 1:05p. May 27–30: Omaha Storm Chasers, Fri 7:05p, Sat & Sun 6:05p, Mon 1:05p. May 31: Albuquerque Isotopes, 7:05p. Memphis Riverboats: 45 S. Riverside, 527-BOAT, memphisriverboats.net. Sightseeing cruises, dinner & music cruises, and airboat rides, RSVP. Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum: Inside FedEx- Forum, 191 Beale at Third, 205-2533, memphisrocknsoul. Org. Memphis Zoo: 2000 Prentiss Place, 276-WILD, memphiszoo.org. See website for workshops, classes, and clubs. May 27: Zoo Brew, taste beers from around the world, 7-10p. Metal Museum: 374 Metal Museum Dr, 774-6380, metalmuseum.org. Thru May 8: Tributaries: Stacey Lee Webber, two series consisting of hundreds of altered coins. May 28: International Blacksmithing Day, free hands-on activities and demonstrations, 2–4p. Mike Rose Soccer Complex: 9000 East Shelby, 876-1721, memphissoccer.com. May 21–22: River City for Itty-Bitties Adult 7v7 Soccer, benefits March of Dimes, $250 team. Minglewood Hall: 1555 Madison, 312-6058, minglewoodhall. Com. See website for complete events listing. May 19: Of Montreal, 8p. Mississippi River Museum: Mud Island River Park, 125 N. Front, 576-7241, mudisland.com. Open Apr–Oct. Mud Island Park: 125 N. Front, 576-7241, mudisland. Com. May 13: Sleep Out on the Mississippi. National Civil Rights Museum: 450 Mulberry, 521- 9699, civilrightsmuseum.org. Orpheum Theatre: 203 S. Main, 525-3000, 800-982- 2787, orpheum-memphis.com. May 5: Belgium on Beale, a night that combines music, song, dance, and theater to showcase the artistic excellence of Belgium. May 9–10: Celtic Woman, unique renditions of Irish standards, classical favorites, and contemporary hits, 7:30p. May 11: Jackson Brown, 8p. May 28: Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Rangers, an evening of bluegrass and banjo, 8p. Painted Planet Art Space: 798 S. Cooper, 502-7668, paintedplanetart.com. Local art and handcrafted jewelry that’s out of this world. Palladio Art Gallery: 2169 Central, 276-3808, palladio- antiques.com. Original art by local artists. Peabody Athletic Club: 149 Union, 529-4000, peabodymemphis. Com. Ellipticals, treadmills, StairMaster, free weights, Jacuzzi, tanning, and more. Peabody Memphis: 149 Union, 529-4161, peabody- memphis.com. May 4: Master Taster’s Club, 5–6:30p. May 5, 12, 19, 26: Peabody Rooftop Parties, 6–11p. May 6: Gift of Life Gala, 6:30p. May 8: Mother’s Day Brunch, 10a–3:30p. Pink Palace Museum: 3050 Central, 320-6362, memphismuseums.org. May 3: Miracle Maker Blast, 6:30–9:30p. Thru Jul 4: George Washington Carver, explore the achievements of the trail-blazing scientist whose experiments with plants laid the groundwork for today’s research on plant-based fuels, medicines, and everyday products. Thru Oct 1: Unmentionables, Fashion’s Hidden Foundations, an exhibit that shows how undergarments create the silhouettes that define fashion — from hoop skirts and bustles to the natural look. Thru Oct 23: New Connections, an exhibit that tells small parts of the big history of African Americans in Memphis through a collection of nearly 400 artifacts. Playhouse on the Square: 66 S. Cooper, 726-4656, playhouseonthesquare.org. May 6–May 29: Ragtime, the popular musical set in early 20th century New York. Recording Academy Memphis Chapter: 493 S. Main, 525-1340, grammy.com. Architecture and music-related art. Red Fish Gallery and Gifts: 356 N. Main, 577-1468, redfishgalleryandgifts.com. Boutique and gallery with an eclectic collection of art, jewelry, and collectibles. Rockin’ Running Tours: 461-8735, rockinrunningtours. Com. Guided running tours of Downtown, combining sightseeing and staying fit. Run/Walk: May 7: Power Walk 2011 at Oak Court Mall benefits Dress for Success Memphis, 8a, dfspowerwalk. Org/memphis. May 21: Liver Life Walk at Mud Island River Park benefits American Liver Association, 10:30a, liverfoundation.org/ walk. Sharpe Planetarium: 3050 Central, 320-6320, memphismuseums. Org. Thru Jun 17: Visions of a Winter Night. Thru Jun 25: Oceans in Space. Shelby Farms Park: 500 N. Pine Lake, 767-PARK, shelbyfarmspark.org. May 8: Outdoors Inc. Canoe & Kayak Demo, 10a–2p. Sierra Club Chickasaw Group: tennessee.sierraclub. org/chickasaw. 1st Thursdays: Public information meeting, 5:30–7p, Otherlands, 641 S. Cooper, 722-4111. South Main Association: 578-7262, southmainmemphis. Net. Monthly public information meeting. Second Tuesdays: 6p social, 6:30p program, $5 for nonmembers. 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, 6–9p. Southland Park Gaming & Racing: I-40 & I-55, exit 279A, West Memphis, 870-735-3670, southlandgreyhound. Com. St. John’s Methodist Church: 1207 Peabody, 726- 4104, stjohnsmidtown.org. Fridays: The Way, a service of recovery, encouragement, and hope featuring local musicians. Stax Museum of American Soul Music: 926 E. McLemore, 942-2535, staxmuseum.com. Strawberry Plains Audubon Center: Holly Springs, MS, 662-252-1155, strawberryplains.audubon.org. Hikes, birdwatching, creative arts classes, gardening. Studio 1688: 497 N. Hollywood, 726-1688, blownfuseglass- art.com. Co-op gallery with changing exhibits. Classes and workshops available. Thru May 15: Fireworks, a children’s art exhibit. Sue Layman Designs: 125 G.E. Patterson, Suite 103, 527-2872, suelaymandesigns.com. Original oil paintings and prints by Sue Layman. T Clifton Art: 2571 Broad, 323-ARTS, tcliftonart. Com. Distinguished art, artistic custom framing, hip location! May 21: Whiskered Wine with Petcasso Art, 6–8p. Thru May 31: Art Glass, new works by James Hayes, Glenda Kronke, and Scott Gamble. Theatre Memphis: 630 Perkins Extd, 682-8323, theatrememphis. Org. Thru May 15: Picnic, the American classic centered around a tumultuous Labor Day picnic. May 21: Variety, a mix and mingle, 6p– midnight, $150. TheatreWorks: 2085 Monroe, 274-7139, theatreworksmemphis. Org. May 27, 28 & 29: A Lovesong for Miss Lydia, the tale of a widow who becomes the object of idle gossip when a handsome new boarder moves in, Fri & Sat 8p, Sun 3p. Thyme Bistro: 5689 Quince, 552-4907. May 22: Belgium Beer Garden Dinner – Salute to Memphis in May, proceeds benefit the Memphis Farmers Market, 6p. Visible Music College: 200 Madison Ave, 381- 3939, visibleschool.com. May 13: Best of Visible: 10 Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll, 7p. Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum: 680 Adams, 526-1469, woodruff-fontaine.com. Thru May 29: Spring Awakenings, an exhibit featuring lighter textiles, vintage lace and ribbon trim collections, and a unique milinery collection. To submit your events for calendar consideration, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Events must be open to the general public.
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