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

Jun. 2-Jun. 25 - South Pacific

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

Literary Classic.

Pulitzer Prize Musical. A World War II nurse stationed in the South Pacific falls in love with a French expatriate plantation owner . Filled with memorable songs such as “Some Enchanted Evening”, “I’m Gonna Wash that Man Right Outa My Hair” and “Bali Ha’i”, to name a few. 

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

Jun. 16-18 - RENT: The 20th Anniversary Tour

Orpheum Theatre, 203 S. Main Street 

A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

Fri: 8pm, Sat: 2pm & 8pm, Sun: 1pm & 6:30pm

www.orpheum-memphis.com

 

MUSIC

Jun. 1-30.  - 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 Summer 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. 

June 16 – Cecile Doo-Kingue

June 17 – Liz Brasher

June 18 – The Grahams

June 22 – We Banjo 3

June 23 – The Steel Wheels

June 24 – Stax Academy

June 25 – Stax Academy Rain Date

June 29 – 2nd Pres Patriotic Pops

June 30 – Don Bryant

Most concerts start at 7:30pm

www.levittshell.org

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.

 

Jun. 4, 18 - 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

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. www.cycfarmersmarket.org

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.

 

Jun. 17 - A Secret History of Memphis Hoodoo

The Broom Closet, 546 S Main Street 

Ever wanted to know about the true history behind rootwork and conjuring in Memphis? Tony Kail, author and lecturer, offers a fun and educational afternoon for those that are interested in finding out. His Traveling HooDoo Museum will also be on display for guests to study. 1:00-3:00pm

 

Jun. 18 - Soulsville Record Swap, Stax Museum

926 E. McLemore Ave, 901-942-7685 

Due to it’s historic location, this will not be an ordinary record show and with dealers from Memphis, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, New York, and Minnesota, there will be an incredible variety of music for sale. DJs will play sets all day long, and there will be food trucks on site. Swap is from 11am-4pm.

General admission to the swap is FREE. Early bird admission is $10.00 at 10 am.

www.staxmuseum.com

 

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 films. Come early to enjoy themed drinks, movie trivia, and a fun photo booth! Doors open an hour before the scheduled show time.

Thursday, June 22nd – Psycho @ 7pm

Friday, June 23rd – The Wizard of Oz @ 7pm

Thursday, June 29th – Monty Python and the Holy Grail @ 7pm

Friday, June 30th – Dirty Harry @ 7pm

www.orpheum-memphis.com

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

June 16 Colorado Springs 7:05 pm

June 26 Oklahoma City 7:05 pm

June 27 Oklahoma City 7:05 pm

June 28 Oklahoma City 7:05 pm

June 29 Oklahoma City 7:05 pm

June 30 New Orleans 7:05 pm

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

June 17 New Orleans Jesters 7:00 pm

 

June 21 Mississippi Brilla 7:00 pm

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