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. 4 - Miss D and her Dancing Dolls from “Bring It!”
Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street
A hip-hop majorette competition based on the TV show “Bring It”. All new 2017 show.

8:00pm

MUSIC

Aug. 1-16 - Hi-Tone - Music Venue

412 N Cleveland
The Hi-Tone is a hip local music venue and bar fea- turing lesser-known bands most nights of the week. Aug.1-TheByGods&SadBaxter-9pm
Aug. 2 - Free Salamander Exhibit - 9pm
Aug. 3 - Old Salt Union & Jon Stickley Trio - 9pm Aug. 4 - Gangsta Boo - 9pm
Aug. 5 - Lord T & Eloise & Dead Soldiers - 9pm Aug. 7 - Daphne Willis - 9pm
Aug. 9 - Dog Party & Sneeze Attack - 9pm
Aug. 10 - CKY - 9pm
Aug. 11 - Afton Presents: CNOTE - 8pm
Aug. 15 - Leopold And His Fiction - 9pm
Aug. 16 - The Goddamn Gallows - 9pm Aug.18-RockForLove11-8pm Aug.19-RockForLove11-8pm
Aug. 26 - Hyperfury - 7pm
Aug. 28 - Civil Youth - 9pm
Aug. 30 - Shadow Of Whales + More - 9pm

Weekly on Thursdays from Apr. 13 - Aug. 17 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. Admission includes one drink. 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.

ACTIVITIES

Fri/Sat Year Round - Swing, Salsa and Bachata Dancing at The Rumba Room
303 S. Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103
7:00 p.m. Fridays: free 30 minute beginner swing lesson followed by two hours of dancing. www.redhotlindy- hop.com

no partner needed
9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays: free bachata and salsa lesson and dancing until 3:00 a.m. www.memphis- rumba.com
no partner needed

Jun. 2-Aug. 25 - Orpheum Theatre 2017 Summer Movie Series
Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street
The Orpheum Theatre presents it’s 2017 Summer
Movie Series showing many beloved lms. Come early to enjoy themed drinks, movie trivia, and a fun photo booth! Doors open an hour before the sched- uled show time.

August 11th - Gone with the Wind - 7pm
August 12th - Coming to America - 7pm
August 25th - The Rocky Horror Picture Show - 8pm www.orpheum-memphis.com

EXHIBITIONS

Aug. 11-19 - ELVIS WEEK 2017

Elvis Week 2017 will mark the 40th Anniversary since Elvis’ passing with a multitude of special events. Tickets for these events are on sale now as part of
an Elvis Week ticket package or individually through Graceland Reservations by calling 800-238-2000 or 901-332-3322 or online at Graceland.com.
Aug. 11
--Elvis Fan Reunion
2:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $10
Join us for one of our most celebrated rst-time events from last year – as we welcome Elvis fans to Memphis.
--Elvis Week Dance Party
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25
Join Elvis Radio DJ Argo as he spins your favorite Elvis records while you dance the night away at our Elvis Week Dance Party event.
Aug. 12
--The Auction at Graceland
12:00 PM. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland
The Auction at Graceland will include artifacts from across the spectrum of collecting, including items owned by Elvis, gifted by Elvis, written by Elvis, used by Elvis and created to promote the king and his career.
--The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley Celebration Concert
8:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $40
Aug. 13
--Elvis 101
10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $20
Elvis 101 features scholars, authors and those who have spent hundreds of hours studying Elvis Presley talking in-depth about different aspects of The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s life and career.
Aug. 14
--A Band of Legends Remembers Elvis
8:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $40
Hear stories and music from the legendary musicians who shared both the stage and the studio with Elvis
Presley in this unique concert event.
Aug. 15
--Conversations on Elvis: Elvis Family & Friends 1
0:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25

Hear from some of Elvis’ closest friends and family and their memories and stories of time spent with Elvis. Hosted by Tom Brown, special guests include

Priscilla Presley, plus Elvis’ close personal friends
Jerry Schilling, Bill Medley, Bill Morris plus childhood friend Guy Harris.
--Songwriters Showcase
3:00 PM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $30
Hear the stories behind the songs written for the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll during our Songwriters Showcase.
--Candlelight Vigil
8:30 PM. Graceland Front Gate
After an opening ceremony at the Gates of Graceland, fans are invited to walk up the driveway
to Elvis’ gravesite and back down carrying a candle in
quiet remembrance. Gates remain open until all who wish to participate in the procession have done so, which typically takes until the early morning hours of August 16, the anniversary of Elvis’ passing. Free, no tickets required.
Aug. 16
--Conversations on Elvis: In the Studio
10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25
Hear what it was like to record in the studio with Elvis Presley from those who were there to experience it.
--George Klein’s Elvis Memorial Service
12:00 PM. University of Memphis Communications and Fine Arts Building Auditorium. Free.
Annual event hosted by George Klein, longtime friend of Elvis. Speakers will include friends and family of Elvis and celebrity guests.
--ELVIS: Live in Concert
40th Anniversary Celebration Concert Event with Full Symphony Orchestra
8:00 PM. FedExForum, downtown Memphis.
Aug. 17
--Conversations on Elvis: Elvis in the Movies
10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25
Hear from some of those who shared the big screen
with Elvis in one of his 31 feature lms.
--Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semi nals 7:00 p.m. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $32
See more than 20 of the best Elvis tribute artists in
the world perform on stage in the Semi nal Round Aug. 18
--Conversations on Elvis: The Elvis Connection
10:00 AM. Graceland Soundstage A, Elvis Presley’s Memphis. $25
This special event will feature guests sharing how they are connected to the king.
--Inside the Archives
3:00 PM. Guest House Theater, The Guest House at Graceland. Free.
Take a look inside the Graceland Archives to learn more about what is done to help protect the artifacts
and see some of the most unique and prized items that it holds. Limited seating available on a rst-come, rst-served basis.

Dixon Gallery & Gardens

4339 Park, Memphis 38117; 901-761-5250, www. dixon.org.
July 16 - Sept. 24 - Power and Piety: Spanish Colonial Art

Power & Piety is lled with works of ne and decora- tive art created for the many churches that populated

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Latin America, religious works of art created for the home, and objects intended for private devotional use. July 16 - Sept. 24 - Edward Giobbi: An Artist Comes to Memphis

This show is a meditation on the impact artists can have on the communities they touch, and in this case, the community is ours. Edward Giobbi is 92 years old, and he continues to be a productive working artist. July 30 - Oct. 8 - Fidencio Fi eld-Perez and Va- nessa González: Location, Location, Location Sponsored by Suzanne and Neely Mallory and Mary and Charles Wurtzburger

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

1934 Poplar in Overton Park, Memphis 38104; 901- 544-6200, www.brooksmuseum.org.
June 3 - Aug. 27 - Unwrapped! 100 Gifts for 100 Years

To mark the Brooks’ 100th anniversary, our dedicated, generous patrons and support groups have gifted the museum more than 100 spectacular works of art. Ranging from ancient coins to contemporary glass, from paintings to quilts, the exhibition will display all of these gifts in glorious profusion.

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

926 E. McLemore Ave, 901-942-7685, www.staxmuseum.com
Mar. 23 - Aug. 31 - A Century of Funk: Rufus Thomas at 100
The Stax Museum presents this special new exhibit of photographs, promotional materials, stage costumes and other memorabilia to show the wide swath Thomas cut across Memphis music history — from the beginnings of black radio at WDIA to the glory days of Beale Street, as well as his crucial role as the rst hitmaker for both the Sun and Stax labels.

SPORTS

BASEBALL
Memphis Redbirds
AutoZone Park, 198 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103; 901-721-6000, www.milb.com/index.jsp?sid=t235
A minor league baseball experience with a park and atmosphere that feels like a major league game.

Date

Aug. 7 Aug. 8 Aug. 9 Aug. 10 Aug. 15

Opponent

Omaha Omaha Omaha Omaha Nashville

Time

6:35 pm 6:35 pm 6:35 pm 7:05 pm 6:35 pm 

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