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

Oct. 2 - Laughs for Relief - Gary Owen

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

38104

Benefiting those affected by Hurricane Harvey & Irma. Featuring Gary Owen, Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson and Gene Harding

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

www.minglewoodhall.com

Oct. 6-22 - Stage Kiss

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

Contemporary Comedy. Art imitates Life. Life imitates Art. When two actors with a history are thrown together as romantic leads in a forgotten 1930s melodrama, they quickly lose touch with reality as the story onstage follows them offstage. A charming tale about what happens when lovers share a stage kiss—or when actors share a real one. 

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

 

MUSIC

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

412 N Cleveland 

The Hi-Tone is a hip local music venue and bar featuring lesser-known bands most nights of the week.

Oct. 1 - The Obsessed - 9pm

Oct. 5 - The Native Howl - 9pm

Oct. 6 - Scott Yoder - 9pm

Oct. 7 - Left Unsung: A Grateful Dead Tribute - 9pm

Oct. 9 - 156/Silence - 7pm

Oct. 10 - Future Losers - 8pm

Oct. 11 - Bodysnatcher - 9pm

Oct. 13 - Pete Yorn - 9pm

Oct. 14 - Watching For Foxes - 9pm

Oct. 1-20. - Levitt Shell 2017 ORION Free Music Concert Series

Levitt Shell, 1555 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN, 38104

Hosted at the historic and newly renovated circa 1936 WPA built Levitt Shell amphitheater in Overton Park, the Fall Free Music Concert Series is an experience for all ages. Watch bands play on the stage where Elvis performed the first rock and roll show ever and eat food and drinks from the vendors on site or bring your own picnic. Chairs and blankets can be brought as well.

October 1 – Sam Outlaw

October 5 – Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience

October 6 – Dylan LeBlanc

October 7 – TBA (announced on August 27th)

October 8 – Lady Rizzo

October 12 – Lovelight Orchestra

October 13  – Freeworld’s 30th Anniversary

October 14 – 60th Anniversary Royal Studios

October 15 – Emily Barker

October 19 – (FILM) Beetlejuice

October 20 – The Blue Stones

Most concerts start at 7:30pm www.levittshell.org

 

Oct. 1, 15 - 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

 

Oct. 3 - Portugal. The Man

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

38104

Psychedelic Rock band on tour presenting their new album, Woodstock.

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

www.minglewoodhall.com

 

Oct. 4 - Lecrae

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

38104

Grammy winning Christian Hip-Hop artist on his All Things Work Together Tour.

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

www.minglewoodhall.com

 

Oct. 7 - Judah & The Lion

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

38104

With their second full-length album, Folk Hop N Roll, the band shines a light on the place where their influences overlap. It’s a wide-ranging sound, with fuzz bass, hip-hop percussion, distorted banjo riffs, and super-sized melodies all stirred into the same mixing pot.

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

www.minglewoodhall.com

 

Oct. 7 - Nosaj Thing

1884 Lounge, 1555 Madison Ave., Memphis, TN, 

38104

Los Angeles producer Nosaj Thing crafts stately, ethereal synth-based instrumental hip-hop, with influences that range from Boards of Canada and DJ Shadow to Danny Elfman and Erik Satie

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm

www.minglewoodhall.com

Oct. 11 - The Mersey Beatles - Beatles Tribute

Halloran Centre at the Orpheum, 225 S. Main Street 

See for yourself why JOHN LENNON’S sister, Julia Baird, said: “There are a lot of Beatles tribute bands from all over the world, and I’ve seen them all, but The Mersey Beatles are the most authentic I have heard.”

7:30 pm

www.orpheum-memphis.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 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.

EXHIBITIONS

Dixon Gallery & Gardens

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

Oct. 15 - Jan. 7 - Isabelle de Borchgrave: Fashioning Art from Paper

Organized by Dixon Gallery and Gardens with the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Society of the Four Arts, Frick Art & Historical Center, and Artis-Naples, the Baker Museum.

Oct. 15 - Jan. 7 - Justin Bowles: Boukay

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 Fifield-Perez and Vanessa 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.

July 15 - Nov. 26 - By the Book:

A Tribute to Dolph Smith

Dolph Smith is recognized for his art in a variety of media, but among the finest works are his artists’ books. This exhibition is built around six examples, and honors him through the inclusion of eleven artists who have worked with and admire him.

- 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.

SPORTS

BASKETBALL

Memphis Grizzlies 

FedExForum, 191 Beale, Memphis, 

www.nba.com/grizzlies 

Date Opponent Time

Oct. 2 Orlando Magic 7:00

Oct. 11 Houston Rockets 8:30

 

Oct. 13 New Orleans 7:00

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