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

May. 24 - Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards

Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street

On May 24, a final ceremony recognizes the dedication, passion, and energy that students and teachers have poured into the high school musicals of the 2017-2018 school year. Join us for an unforgettable evening of awards, camaraderie, and performances that showcase the immense talent of the Mid-South’s stars and visionaries.

7:00pm, orpheum-memphis.com

 

May. 26-27 - Ballet On Wheels presents Annie: The “Dance-sical”

Halloran Center, 225 S. Main Street

Based on the Broadway musical and motion picture film, join this youth dance company on a dazzling dance journey with a twist!

Sat. - 7:00pm, Sun. - 2:30pm, orpheum-memphis.com

MUSIC

May 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.

May 15 - Hoods - 7:00pm

May 16 - Rich Aucoin - 9:00pm

May 18 - Anvil - 8:00pm

May 19 - Mrs. Fletcher - 9:00pm

May 20 - Cap 6 - 7:00pm

May 23 - The Melvins - 9:00pm

May 24 - Barren Heir - 8:00pm

May 25 - Avon Dale - 8:00pm

May 26 - Hyper Fury - 8:00pm

May 29 - Liar’s Tongue - 7:30pm

hitonecafe.com

May 4, 11, 18, 25 - Eddie Smith

Neil’s Music Room, 5727 Quince Rd 

Repeats weekly on Friday. 7:00pm

May 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 - B.B. King’s All Stars

B.B. King’s Blues Club

143 Beale, Memphis, TN 38103

Repeats weekly on Thursday and Friday

7:00pm

 

May 6, 13, 20, 27 - Memphis Jazz Orchestra

Alfred’s

197 Beale, Memphis, TN 38103

Repeats weekly on Sunday

7:00pm

 

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

 

May 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 31 - Elvis Tribute Feat. Michael Cullipher

Rock-n-Roll Cafe , 3715-5 Elvis Presley

Repeats weekly Thursday, Friday and Saturday 

7:00pm, 901-398-5692

May 20, 27 - 2018 Jeremy Stanfill And Joshua Cosby

Celtic Crossing, 903 S. Cooper

Singer-Songwriter. Repeats weekly on Sunday

7:00pm

 

May 16 - Royal Blues Band

Lafayette’s Music Room, 2119 Madison Ave.

8:00pm

 

May 30 - Justin Timberlake ‘Man Of The Woods’ Tour

FedEx Forum, 191 Beale Street

Memphis native Justin Timberlake brings his new album home to Memphis on his new tour.

7:30pm, fedexforum.com

 

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.

May. 4, 11, 18, 25 - Rock Star Karaoke

P&H Cafe, 901-726-0906

1532 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

Fun Karaoke in a laid back dive bar with pool and cheap drinks.

Repeats weekly on Friday, 7:00pm

 

May 19 - Sci-Fi Sounds: “A Fantastic, Suspenseful Tale Of Computerized Murder And Interplanetary Intrigue”

Two Rivers Book Store, 2171 Young Ave. 

Reading of vintage science fiction novel The Transvection Machine by Edward D. Hoch, with accompanying sci-fi/experimental electronic sounds from Robert Traxler. 3:00-4:30 p.m. FREE

 

May 26 - 901Fest

Tom Lee Park

See what makes Memphis so special at this event featuring local artists, musicians, food vendors, an airshow and fireworks. Headliners include Southern Avenue, 8Ball & MJG, & The Mighty Souls Brass Band.

3:00pm

 

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.

Apr. 22 - Jun. 24 - Contemplating Character: Portrait Drawings & Oil Sketches from Jacques Louis David to Lucian Freud

This exhibition features works from two and a half centuries and includes over one hundred and fifty portraits resulting from the collaboration between the individual who contemplates (the artist), and the subject who exhibits character (the sitter). 

MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART

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

Selections from William Eggleston’s Portfolios - 

The photographs come out of two of William Eggleston’s large portfolios in the museum’s collection, Eggleston’s Egypt and The Louisiana Project.

Making Our Mark: A Creative Path for Change - Young men from Juvenile Intervention and Faith-Based Follow-up (JIFF) came to the Brooks for eight group art therapy sessions to discover how art could help them explore and expand their understanding of self and community.
Drawing Memory: Essence of Memphis - Victor Ekpuk, a Nigerian American artist, painted a mural for the new African art galleries in March 2017. His art is inspired by nsibidi, a sacred means of communication among male secret societies in southeastern Nigeria.

Self Portrait in a Convex Mirror:

A Tribute to John Ashbery (1927-2017) - This artist book highlights the Pulitzer-prize winning work of poet John Ashbery who died in September of 2017.

Oct. 25 - June 3 - Rotunda Projects: Lisa Hoke

SPORTS

BASEBALL

Memphis Redbirds 

AutoZone Park, 198 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103;  901-721-6000, www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t235

Date Opponent Time

May 15 Nashville 11:05 am

May 21 Oklahoma City 6:35 pm

May 22 Oklahoma City 11:05 am

May 23 Oklahoma City 6:35 pm

May 24 Oklahoma City 7:05 pm

May 25 Colorado Springs 7:05 pm

May 26 Colorado Springs 6:35 pm

May 27 Colorado Springs 6:35 pm

May 28 Colorado Springs 1:05 pm

May 29 Colorado Springs 12:05 pm

 

 

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