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 1-31 - Velvetina’s Blue Moon Revue

Mollie Fontaine Lounge,  679 Adams Avenue

Catch a glimpse of ultra-glamorous, classic burlesque by the most sensational showgirls from across the country, hand-selected by Velvetina Taylor. Set within Mollie Fontaine Lounge, an elegantly eclectic Victorian mansion, you’ll hear the sounds of Memphis from live, local musicians playing all of your rock and roll and soul favorites. Sip and savor from an incomparable cocktail list and a menu of delectable delights, created by renowned head chef and owner, Karen Carrier. (*Food and beverages, sold separately from ticket price.), 

$30 per ticket. Repeats weekly Wed.-Sat. 7:00-9:00pm

bluemoonrevuememphis.com

 

May 2 - May 12 - The Man Who Came to Dinner

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

Classic American Comedy gets the madcap treatment as Sheridan Whiteside’s fall while dining at the home of prominent socialites makes him an unexpected guest for six weeks of recovery. The hosts, however, are most in need of recovery as Whiteside invites in the glamorous and famous as a three-ring circus of comic chaos grows to include a luncheon for homicidal convicts and a complete children’s choir.

Thurs. 7:30pm, Fri. and Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm

 

May 10 - Eddie Izzard: Wunderbar

Orpheum Theater, 203 S. Main Street

Eddie Izzard is one of the World’s most respected comedians. He has performed sell out shows across the world from Shanghai to Mumbai including nights at Madison Square Garden and The Hollywood Bowl.

8:00pm, orpheum-memphis.com

Apr. 19 - May 12 - 1984

Playhouse on the Square, 66 South Cooper St.

Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 brings us the story of Winston Smith, a cog in the giant machine state of Oceania. Under the close eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal “help” of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen inquisitor, and the audience — which acts as a silent witness to his torture. Specific showtimes at: playhouseonthesquare.org

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.

Check website for schedule of bands.

hitonecafe.com

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Eddie Smith

Neil’s Music Room, 5727 Quince Rd 

Repeats weekly on Friday. 7:00pm

May 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 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 5, 12, 19, 26 - Memphis Jazz Orchestra

Alfred’s, 197 Beale, Memphis, TN 38103

Repeats weekly on Sunday, 7:00pm

 

May 5, 12, 19, 26 - 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

 

May 5, 12, 19, 26 - 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

May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 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

 

May 1 - Joyce Cobb & the Boscos’ Trio and Ron Jewel as Mark Twain

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

 Joyce Cobb and the Boscos’ Trio accompanied by the witticisms of Mark Twain, portrayed to perfection by accomplished actor Ron Jewell. Tickets: $5
1:30-3:00pm

 

May 3 - John Paul Keith

Club 152, 152 Beale St.

Memphis Rock n’ Roll & Soul. 8:00pm

May 3-5 - 2019 Beale Street Music Festival

Tom Lee Park, www.memphisinmay.org 

Three-day, four stage outdoor music festival next to the river in Downtown Memphis featuring top musical acts, up-and-coming bands and a blues only music stage every day of the festival.

Single Day Passes: $60-65

3 Day Pass: $180

May 12 - Memphis Ukulele Band

Lafayette’s Music Room, 2119 Madison Ave

“Ukulele Soul” music. 4pm

May 13 - Memphis Knights Big Band

Lafayette’s Music Room, 2119 Madison Ave

Big Band and Swing music with a dance floor! 6pm

 

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 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 - Rock Star Karaoke

P&H Cafe, 901-726-0906

1532 Madison Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

Fun Karaoke in a busy dive bar with pool and cheap drinks. Repeats weekly on Friday, 7:00pm

 

May 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

 

May 11 - Saturday Swing Dance feat. DJ Timothy Taylor of WEVL 89.9 FM

The Rumba Room, 303 S. Main Street,, Memphis, TN

Join us on the 2nd Saturday in May for our monthly dance. We’re excited to announce our guest DJ, Timothy Taylor of WEVL. His show “Swing Shift Shuffle” airs Wednesdays from 6-8pm. Tim has great music and some fantastic stories to go along with the songs. 

$7 only gets you a Lindy Hop lesson and an evening of authentic and exciting music. See you on the dance floor! 6:00-9:30pm

 

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.

MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART

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

Now - May. 12 - American Haiku: The Woodcuts of Ted Faiers

Memphis artist Ted Faiers (1908-1985) is featured in an exhibition of woodcuts, selected from the permanent collection. 

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 - Jun. 30 - Natural Curiosity: Beth Van Hoesen

This exhibit displays the artist’s process, from initial sketch to polished print. 

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. Over the course of her career as an artist, Van Hoesen primarily focused on natural subject matter like insects, plants, and animals.

SPORTS

BASEBALL

Memphis Redbirds 

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

Date Opponent Time

May 7 Iowa 6:35 pm

May 8 Iowa 11:05 am

May 9 Iowa 7:05 pm

May 10 Iowa 7:05 pm

May 11 Nashville 6:35 pm

May 12 Nashville 2:05 pm

May 13 Nashville 11:05 pm

 

May 14 Nashville 11:05 pm

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