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

Aug. 9 - Sept. 1 - Kinky Boots 

Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper Street  

Based on the 2005 British film of the same name and scored by Cyndi Lauper, this exhilarating musical follows Charlie who has inherited a shoe factory from his father. It sounds like a great deal, except the factory is failing and on the way to being shut down. Enter Lola, a cabaret performer and drag queen, who sees what Charlie can’t – and it’s all in the heel.  Specific showtimes at: playhouseonthesquare.org

 

MUSIC

Aug. 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

 

Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 - Eddie Smith

Neil’s Music Room, 5727 Quince Rd 

Repeats weekly on Friday. 8:00pm

Aug. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31

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

Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25 - Memphis Jazz Orchestra

Alfred’s, 197 Beale, Memphis, TN 38103

Repeats weekly on Sunday, 7:00pm

 

Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25 - 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

 

Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25 - 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

Aug. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 - Elvis Tribute Feat. Michael Cullipher

Rock-n-Roll Cafe, 3855 Elvis Presley

Repeats weekly Thursday, Friday and Saturday 

7:00pm, 901-398-6528

 

Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 - 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

 

Aug. 18 - John Paul Keith

Huey’s Downtown, 77 S 2nd St 

Local Memphis Rock n’ Roll & Soul artist who is carrying on the city’s musical traditions. 8:30pm

Aug. 23 - Marcella and Her Lovers

Bar DKDC, 964 S Cooper St.

Classic Memphis Soul Music and New Orleans funk blended together. 11:00pm

 

Aug. 23 - The Bar-Kays Reloaded: 55th Anniversary Celebration

Halloran Centre, 225 S. Main Street

Fire, smoke, and vibrant costumes are just part of what’s in store for audiences these days at a typical stage performance by funk and soul pioneers the BAR-KAYS. Spontaneity and excitement have been a trademark of the Memphis-based group ever since its inception in the mid-1960s. 7:30pm, orpheum-memphis.com

 

Aug. 24 - Alvin Youngblood Hart

Green Room at Crosstown Arts, 1350 Concourse Ave. Suite 280

Alvin is the cosmic American love child of Howlin’ Wolf and Link Wray. Respected around the world as a “musician’s musician,” Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to guitar gods Eric Clapton & Mick Taylor. 8:00pm

 

Aug. 26 - John Paul Keith

Guest House at Graceland, 3600 Elvis Presley Blvd 

Local Memphis Rock n’ Roll & Soul artist who is carrying on the city’s musical traditions. 7:00pm

 

Aug. 29 - Hard grooves of The PRVLG

Green Room at Crosstown Arts, 1350 Concourse Ave. Suite 280

A privilege is considered a rare opportunity, which is exactly why The PRVLG fits this dynamic duo so effortlessly. This local act brings the rhythm section to the forefront of the stage unlike any other band around. 7:00pm

 

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.

 

Aug. 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

 

Aug. 23 - Orpheum Theatre Films: Sunset Boulevard (1950)

Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street

A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return. 7:00pm, orpheum-memphis.com

 

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 - 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

Aug. 17 Iowa 6:35 pm

Aug. 18 Iowa 2:05 pm

Aug. 19 Round Rock 6:35 pm

Aug. 20 Round Rock 6:35 pm

Aug. 21 Round Rock 6:35 pm

Aug. 22 Round Rock 7:05 pm

Aug. 23 Omaha 7:05 pm

Aug. 24 Omaha 6:35 pm

 

Aug. 25 Omaha 2:05 pm

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