KEY EVENTS

Events are compiled from a variety of sources. If there is an event you're interested in attending, we recommend you call (we try to provide a phone number with every listing) and make sure the event hasn't been cancelled or the date changed.

 

THEATRE

Jul. 13 - Jul. 29 - Ladies & Legends

Songs of Stage & Screen

Theatre Memphis, 630 Perkins Ext., Memphis 38117; 901-682-8323, theatrememphis.org.

A bevy of talented divas have who have performed numerous roles on the TM stages will entertain you with their strong vocal solos and harmonies as they come together in our Next Stage cabaret setting. With a mix of favorites from Broadway, movies and popular song lists, musical director Gary Beard has conceived an evening that will resound the best and brightest voices to bring you the perfect summer offering. Thurs. 7:30pm, Fri. and Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm

Jul. 18 - Jul. 28 - The Miraculous and the Mundane 

TheatreWorks, 2085 Monroe Avenue  

His entire life, Percy Nelson has fought to provide safety and security for his family only to feel as if it is all slipping away when he is diagnosed with a debilitating disease. The Miraculous and the Mundane is the story of a southern African-American family who find their lives turned upside down when the patriarch falls ill, and ties of kinship start to fray. 

Specific showtimes at: playhouseonthesquare.org

 

MUSIC

Jul. 1-31 - Hi-Tone - Music Venue

412 N Cleveland 

The Hi-Tone is a hip local music venue and bar featuring two stages and live bands most nights of the week.

Check website for schedule of bands.

hitonecafe.com

Jul. 5, 12, 19, 26 - Eddie Smith

Neil’s Music Room, 5727 Quince Rd 

Repeats weekly on Friday. 8:00pm

Jul. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 23, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27

The BB King’s Blues Club All-Star Band

B.B. King’s Blues Club, 143 Beale

Repeats weekly on Thursday at 8pm and Friday and Saturday at 9pm, 901-524-5464

Jul. 7, 14, 21, 28 - Memphis Jazz Orchestra

Alfred’s, 197 Beale, Memphis, TN 38103

Repeats weekly on Sunday, 7:00pm

 

Jul. 7, 14, 21, 28 - Sunday Brunch with Joyce Cobb 

Boscos, 2120 Madison Ave.

A long beloved Memphis singer, Joyce Cobb is adept at many styles such as jazz, soul, blues and rock n’ roll.

Brunch is served from 10:30 am until 3:00 pm and our Sunday Brunch Menu includes fresh omelets, benedicts, waffles, sandwiches, and much more.

Repeats weekly on Sunday, 11:30am-2:30pm

 

Jul. 7, 14, 21, 28 - Bluegrass Brunch

Crosstown Brewing Co., 1264 Concourse Avenue

Come and get your brunch on. Crosstown Brewing Co. will have live bluegrass music. $3 “beermosas” and food from a rotating list of food trucks and pop-up cafes. Repeats weekly on Sunday, 1:00-4:00pm

Jul. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 23, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 - Elvis Tribute Feat. Michael Cullipher

Rock-n-Roll Cafe, 3855 Elvis Presley

Repeats weekly Thursday, Friday and Saturday 

7:00pm, 901-398-6528

 

Weekly on Thursdays from Apr. 12 - Aug. 16

Peabody Rooftop Parties

The Rooftop Parties take place on The Peabody’s Plantation Roof every Thursday evening during the summer season. The tradition continues with cocktails, dancing, live music and great views of the Mississippi River. Entertainment from top local and regional entertainment acts. Ladies get in free until 7 p.m. The Peabody Rooftop Parties are hosted by Q107.5 FM and feature the best live music in Memphis. $10-15, 6-10pm, 21 and up. peabodymemphis.com

 

Jul. 17, 24, 31 - Breeze Cayolle & New Orleans

Lafayette’s Music Room, 2119 Madison Ave

New Orleans native Brian “Breeze” Cayolle’s rich and soulful saxophone style was born from the traditions of the Jazz, Blues and R&B of his hometown. 5:30pm

 

Jul. 20 - C.W. Stoneking w/ Moses Crouch

Growlers, 1911 Poplar Ave.

Stoneking is the embodiment of what some would say is a bygone era of music. From his rasping jungle-rock-blues, to his well-oiled locks, and his familiar all white clothing ensemble, he has converted fans across the world to his unique style. 8:00pm

 

Jul. 21 - John Paul Keith

Huey’s Cordova, 1771 N Germantown Pkwy

Memphis Rock n’ Roll & Soul. 8:30pm

 

Jul. 26 - Marcella and Her Lovers

Bar DKDC, 964 S Cooper St.

Classic Memphis Soul Music and New Orleans funk blended together. 7:00pm

 

Jul. 27 - Sparkle City Disco

Green Room at Crosstown Arts, 1350 Concourse Ave.

Suite 280

Join us for evening of classic disco hits spun by the DJs of Sparkle City Disco. 7:30pm

 

ACTIVITIES

Fri/Sat Year Round - Salsa and Bachata Dancing at The Rumba Room

303 S. Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103

9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays: free bachata and salsa lesson and dancing until 3:00 a.m. 

www.memphisrumba.com

no partner needed

Sat Year Round - COOPER-YOUNG COMMU- NITY FARMERS MARKET

1000 South Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104

The Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market

is the homegrown and handmade market of Midtown Memphis in the heart of the historic Cooper-Young Arts and Food District. Open every Saturday all year round. The market offers a variety of fresh seasonal produce and special artisan fares, featuring work by local artists. 901-725-2221

Sat Year Round at 12pm - Wiseacre Brewery Tour and Tasting

2783 Broad Ave, Memphis, TN 38112, (901) 888-7000, wiseacrebrew.com

Get a behind-the-scenes look at our brewery. We’ll discuss how we got started as a brewery, how beer got started in general and all the ingredients and processes that go into making delicious beer. While touring the brewery, we will talk about and sample four different styles. $15 includes the hour tour, 4 beers and a take home logo glass. These are open for booking one month in advance and on-line bookings given first priority. For information on private tours and gifts, please email crebs@wiseacrebrew.com.

 

Jul. 1-31 - Rockhouse Live Karaoke

Rockhouse Live Midtown, 2586 Poplar Ave.

Hidden gem of a karaoke spot if you enjoy getting lots of songs in. Friendly hosts and inexpensive drinks. Repeats weekly on Tuesday-Friday and Sunday, 8:00pm

 

EXHIBITIONS

DIXON GALLERY & GARDENS

4339 Park, Memphis 38117; 901-761-5250, dixon.org

Late nineteenth and early twentieth century French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist landscapes, still life, portraits, and figure paintings form the core of the Dixon’s paintings collection.

Jul. 9 - Oct. 13 - Who Is that Artist?

In partnership with local artists Kristen Rambo, Corkey Sinks, Danielle Sumler, and Moth Moth Moth (a.k.a. JT Wilbanks), the Dixon presents its first Who Is That Artist? exhibition.

Jul. 14 - Oct. 6 - Elizabeth Alley: Place Shapes

Producing work ranging from intimate yet incisive sketches to beautifully rendered paintings in both watercolor and oil, she has been a leading force in the twenty-first-century Memphis arts community. 

Jul. 28 - Oct. 13 - Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection

Spanning the decades between the late 1890s and early 1960s, this exhibition examines the particularly complex challenges female artists confronted in a traditionally conservative region during a period in which women’s social, cultural, and political roles were being redefined and reinterpreted. 

Jul. 28 - Oct. 13 - Kate Freeman Clark

This exhibition brings together nearly forty paintings by Southern-born Impressionist Kate Freeman Clark (1875-1957).

 

MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART

1934 Poplar in Overton Park, Memphis 38104; 901-544-6200, www.brooksmuseum.org.

Now - Aug. 11 - Painted Words: Poets and Painters in Print, 1869 – 1967

 The exhibited works, which range from Paris in the 1860s to New York in the 1960s, combine poetry and graphic work to test not only the bounds of each art form, but also the bounds of printmaking itself.

Now - Sept. 22 - Bouguereau & America

Comprising around 40 works by the French academic painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905). Bouguereau’s modern and highly polished interpretations of classical subjects—including heroic men, sensuous goddesses and playful cupids—as well as his intimate and idealized   portrayals of peasant life, were avidly sought by American collectors.

Now - Oct. 27 - Albrecht Dürer’s “Small Passion” Series

Albrecht Dürer (b. Nuremberg, 1471- 1528) has long been recognized as one of the most influential artists of the European Renaissance and one of the finest printmakers in the history of art. Thirty-five woodcut illustrations and the title page of Dürer’s Small Passion, a book published in 1511 representing scenes from the life of Christ, are currently on display on the Moss Mezzanine, along with an example from Dürer’s Large Passion (1497).

Now - Oct. 20 - Making Memphis - 200 Years of Community 

The Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave.

The Making Memphis: 200 Years of Community bicentennial exhibit interprets events of the past 200 years that have shaped Memphis’ past, present, and form the basis for our future.

 

SPORTS

BASEBALL

Memphis Redbirds 

AutoZone Park, 198 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103;  901-721-6000, www.milb.com/memphis

Date Opponent Time

Jul. 23 New Orleans 6:35 pm

Jul. 24 New Orleans 6:35 pm

Jul. 25 New Orleans 7:05 pm

Jul. 30 Albuquerque 6:35 pm

 

Jul. 31 Albuquerque 6:35 pm

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