“Structure–Identity-Transformation”: A group art exhibit conceived by Brandon Donahue. Now through June 26 at David Lusk Gallery, Memphis. Reception Sat. June 26, 12-3 at the gallery, 97 Tillman St.
Gallery Ten Ninety-One presents artists of Mid-South Artist Gallery in “Going Places- Works by Mid-South Artists and More”: June 1-30. Over 70 works of original art by 25 artists are on display weekdays from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Mid-South Artist Gallery, 2945 Shelby Street in Bartlett, and online at wkno.org. Join us at the artists’ reception on Sat., June 5 from 2 until 4 p.m. at Mid-South Artist Gallery,
The Woman’s Exchange Art Gallery opening reception: June 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Over 100 local artists represented. 88 Racine Street. Sale ends August 21.
Cemetery Cinema, an outdoor showing of “The Last Picture Show”: Friday, June 4, 8:30 p.m. Elmwood Cemetery Tickets · $17 www.eventbrite.com. This 1971 film was nominated for eight academy awards, and stars Memphis native Cybill Shepherd. Films are projected onto the roof of the historic 1852 Cottage. Bring lawn chairs, and coolers are welcome. Parking is outside of the cemetery on Dudley Street. Security will be made available on Dudley Street for the duration. Meals will be offered by Eat At Eric’s food truck. Cemetery Cinema is a fundraising event for the maintenance of the cemetery. Children aged 12 and younger are not permitted. Pets will not be admitted. Your Event Brite confirmation will act as your only receipt. Please print the receipt or save it on your phone so that you may show it at the gate. Your name will be on a list at the admission point.
Summer Movie Series in The Grove at GPAC: On select Fridays in June and July, enjoy a variety of family-friendly musical movies under the trees in The Grove. Gates will open at 6 p.m. with live music on the First Horizon Foundation Plaza until the movie starts at 7 p.m. Bar and food trucks available. June 4- “Beauty and the Beast” (live action version), June 18- “Funny Girl,” June 25- “Moana.”
Sista Strut breast cancer charity walk: Sat., June 5 at 10 a.m. Drive through parade at the Liberty Bowl parking lot. The event will raise money for breast cancer organizations.
Vietnam veterans & Desert Storm veterans exhibit their art at Mid-South Artists’ Gallery: artists’ reception, June 5, 2-4 p.m. Join us at the Mid-South Artist Gallery, 2945 Shelby St. Bartlett. Enjoy the art, silent auction, the chance for a 30x40 oil portrait of the family, and many “give away” art by local artists. Show will remain on exhibit through July.
Get loud! Summer concert series: Live music events return to W.C. Handy Park on Beale Street. Memphis Tourism, in partnership with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, Downtown Memphis Commission and Beale Street, are launching a 10-week outdoor music series Get Loud! on Beale Street’s biggest stage in downtown Memphis. The LIVE music series kicks off Sat, June 5 with Grammy-winning singer/ songwriter P.J. Morton at the newly renovated W.C. Handy Park outdoor performance space. GET LOUD! will follow with 10 Thursday night concerts starting June 10 with P.J. Morton headlining, and culminating Aug. 12.
The Blues Foundation’s Annual Blues Music Awards (BMA): June 6, 4 p.m. Live streamed on their Facebook and You Tube channels.
Hopeworks Community Festival: June 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Holmes Road Church of Christ, 1187 East Holmes Rd., www.whyhopeworks.com Admission is free. Food trucks, games, giveaways, informational booths, bouncy house for the kids. Hopeworks is a free adult educational program to help students obtain their high school equivalency diploma.
“Scalia/Ginsburg”: Sat., June 12 at 7 p.m. Opera Memphis will present Derrick Wang’s comic opera for one night only at the Germantown Performing Arts Center in The Grove, GPAC’s outdoor performance space. A preshow talk will be at 6:15 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. and cocktails and food truck fare will be available. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair. For tickets go to https://gpac-internet.choicecrm.net/templates/GPAC/#/events.
Nashville Comedy Festival: June 12 - 7 p.m. Sebastian Maniscalco; June 13-7 p.m. Leanne Morgan; June 16-7 p.m. David Spade and more. All shows are at the Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Ave. N in Nashville. For tickets go to nashcomedyfest.com
Virtual Books and Beyond: with Bonnie J. Addario, author of The Living Room: A Lung Cancer Community of Courage Tuesday, June 15, 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Go to https://memphislibrary.evanced.info/signup or for audio only call 440-0342, phone Conference ID: 793 750 149.
Virtual American Association of Community Theatre National Theatre Festival: Sat., June 19, 10:45 a.m. Theatre Memphis is being honored with the Diamond Crown Organizational Award by the AACT. Pre-recorded and streamed. To view and participate in other exciting Virtual AACT Fest events during June 14–20, register at www.aact.org/21
“BYE BYE BIRDIE”: July 23-August 1. Desoto Family Theater’s Mainstage production at the Landers Center (4560 Venture Drive Southaven, MS 38671) Tickets and more information can be found at https://www.dftonline.org/byebyebirdie
Shining the Light on Solar Energy: June 24, 4-5 p.m. via Zoom. Hosted by MLGW. Register at mlgwneighborhoods.eventbrite.com
Summer Soiree in The Grove: Sat. June 26, 7 p.m. GPAC gates open 6 p.m. Musical event celebrating The Great American Songbook. Featuring Jeremy Schrader and the Memphis Hepcats. $200 for a table of eight. Bring a picnic. For reservations call or e-mail Parke Kennedy, 751-7505, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mid-South Artists’ Gallery, Lunch at the Gallery: June 27, 12 noon. Lunch is free, serving a table of 4 - Catering provided by the “Chicken Salad Chick”. For reservations call 409-8705. 2945 Shelby St. in Bartlett. Vietnam Veterans & Desert Strom Veterans exhibit their art June and July at the Mid-South Artist Gallery.
Betorfest: July 3, 3 p.m.-11 p.m. at Carolina Watershed. A benefit for “A Betor Way” in memory of Memphis based artist Ronnie “Betor” Bobal. $10 cover. Live music by Kota, Tamar Love, Yubu Kanzungu, Bailey Bigger, Danny Davenport, The Whisky Wells, Roben X, The Fast Mothers. Live painting, silent art auction. Sponsorships and vendor spots available. Presented by “Music is My Drug of Choice”. The mission of A Betor Way is to be a source of assistance to addicts and those affected by addiction, to advocate for improved treatment options and to erase the stigma associated with substance abuse, thus eliminating barriers for anyone seeking help with addiction.
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