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 18-May 28 - Million Dollar Quartet

Playhouse on the Square, 66 South Cooper St.; 

901-726-4656, playhouseonthesquare.org

Million Dollar Quartet is coming home! Bringing to life one of the most iconic moments in Memphis music history, Million Dollar Quartet takes place on a Tuesday night shortly before Christmas in 1956. Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, and Carl Perkins have gathered together at Sun Studio for the first and only time. Million Dollar Quartet gives you a front row seat to their only performance, a cultural flash point that caught rock-n-roll at the moment of creation.

Shows are Thurs., Fri., Sat., & Sun.

 

MUSIC

May 16 - Korn

Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN, 

38104

Nu Metal/Industrial Rock

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

www.minglewoodhall.com

 

May 18 - Mastodon

Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN, 

38104

Mastodon is a melodic metal band that tells stories through their music. From Russian Czars to Middle Eastern sultans, their music paints fantastical stories to describe strong themes ranging from mortality to time travel.

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

www.minglewoodhall.com

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.

 

May 7, 21 - The Rusty Pieces

Belle Tavern - 117 Barboro Alley

Join The Rusty Pieces, a two piece strum, stomp, shake, slap and bang duet from Memphis, every first and third Sunday at Belle Tavern in the heart of Downtown.

7:30 pm - FREE

 

May 26, 27 - Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash

Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street 

Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash pays tribute to and celebrates the legendary Sun Records recording artists Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash.  The audience will get the feeling they’re a witness to a rock and roll royalty jam session with the music and talent that has stood the test of time. From “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Hound Dog” to “Great Balls of Fire” and “Walk the Line,” the show energizes and exudes pure 1950s rock and roll. 

Friday: 8:00pm

Saturday: 3:00pm, 8:00pm

www.orpheum-memphis.com

May 27 - Huey Lewis and the News

Gold Strike Casino Resort - Tunica, MS 

Huey Lewis’ timeless blue-eyed soul still sounds every bit as good live as they did in their 1980s heyday.

8:00pm

www.goldstrike.com

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.redhotlindyhop.com

no partner needed

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 COMMUNITY 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 27 - 901Fest

Tom Lee Park

901Fest will showcase many of our city’s most positive elements in one day at one festival: live 901-based entertainment on multiple stages, local area artists, local food & beverages, an airshow, and a 901-themed Fireworks Finale!

3pm-9:30pm

$10 at the door, $9 in advance

memphisinmay.org

EXHIBITIONS

Dixon Gallery & Gardens

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

Apr. 6 - July 2 - Scent and Symbolism: Perfumed Objects and Images

The experience of scent brings to the forefront one of humankind’s most powerful yet enigmatic senses. Scent and Symbolism: Perfumed Objects and Images will consider the role of scent in the history of art through a collection of 140 scent bottles from the seventeenth through twentieth century from the collection of the Umi-Mori Art Museum in Hiroshima, Japan. The exhibition will also reveal how the sense of smell has been described by painters over time: woven into allegory and literal experience, medicinal and spiritual use, as a tool of seduction, and a product for consumption.

May 7 - July 23 - Artifact of a Relationship: Jason Miller

Local artist and gallery owner Jason Miller photographs everyday objects that have meaning to him. Through this series of photographs, he recounts his memories of these objects, linking one relationship to the next.

 

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

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

Apr. 22 - July 30 - A Feast for the Eyes:

200 Years of American Still-Life Painting from the Hevrdejs Collection

Featuring rarely seen works by major American artists—including James Peale, John F. Peto, Thomas Hart Benton, Georgia O’Keeffe and Andrew Wyeth—this exhibition celebrates the history of still-life painting in the United States.

 

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 first hitmaker for both the Sun and Stax labels.

 

SPORTS 

Mike Rose Soccer Complex. 9000 E. Shelby Dr., Memphis 38125; 901-751-4223, www.mikerosesoccercomplex.com

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 16 Albuquerque 11:05 am

May 17 Albuquerque 11:05 am

May 18 Albuquerque 7:05 pm

May 27 Iowa 6:35 pm

May 28 Iowa 6:35 pm

May 29 Iowa 12:05 pm

May 30 Iowa 12:05 pm

BASKETBALL

Memphis Grizzlies 

FedExForum, 191 Beale, Memphis, 

www.nba.com/grizzlies

SOCCER

Memphis City FC

A National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) team.

Christian Brothers High School, 5900 Walnut Grove Rd;  901-679-0583, www.memphiscityfc.com, $8 Tickets

Date Opponent Time

May 25 Chattanooga 7pm & 10pm 

 

May 27 Inter-Nashville Noon & 10pm

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