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BRUCE VANWYNGARDEN Editor SUSAN ELLIS Managing Editor JACKSON BAKER, MICHAEL FINGER Senior Editors TOBY SELLS Associate Editor CHRIS MCCOY Film and TV Editor ALEX GREENE Music Editor CHRIS DAVIS, MICHAEL DONAHUE MAYA SMITH, JOSHUA CANNON Staff Writers JESSE DAVIS Copy Editor JULIE RAY Calendar Editor

OUR 1533RD ISSUE 07.12.18 When you’re scanning the sky for incoming artillary, you don’t always notice the termites chewing away at the beams in your basement. That’s another way of saying, when you’re obsessed with the latest episodes of King Don Un’s reality show up in D.C., you sometimes forget to pay attention to what’s happening in your old home town. Specifically, what’s going on with the Memphis City Council and with certain members who are running for other offices to be decided in the upcoming August 2nd election. I’m generally in favor of term limits, as are most local voters, judging from the fact that they’ve voted in two-term limits for most county offices and for the Shelby County Commission and, in 2008, voted by a three-to-one margin to limit the Memphis City Council to two terms. In that same election, Memphians voted by a similar margin to institute Instant Runoff Voting, which allows voters to rank their choices and by so doing, eliminate expensive runoff elections. One perhaps unforseen result of term limits has been the ongoing recycling of various office-holders from one county job to another. Term-limited out of the county clerk’s office? Just run for county assessor or Juvenile Court clerk or trustee or register of deeds. Anyone can register a deed, right? The roles change, but the cast of characters remains the same. It’s a hassle to have to find a new public office to run for every eight years. Such a drag. This year, three city council members — Edmund Ford, Bill Morrison, and Janis Fullilove — are candidates for the county commission, Probate Court clerk, and Juvenile Court clerk, respectively. If any or all of the three wins their prospective new offices, a pivotal question arises: How long will they will hold on to their council seats before resigning them? By law, they can wait 90 days. If they do, it complicates an already complicated matter. Memphis City Ordinance #1852 reads, “on any vacancy occurring in the Council … a successor shall be elected to fill out the remainder of the term. … That special municipal election shall be held on the date of the next August or November election.” If any these council members are elected to another office on August 2nd and hold onto their council seat for 90 days, a November election for those seats becomes nearly impossible. Further muddying the water is the fact that city council Chairman Berlin Boyd and council Attorney Allan Wade have cited an as-yet-unseen (and perhaps nonexistent?) legal memo that states that the next council election can’t be held until next August. If that decision prevails, then any vacant council seats would be filled via appointment by the current council, thereby depriving those represented by said councilmembers the right to decide who represents them. The sad fact is, this city council seems quite willing to ignore the will of Memphis voters. In January, council members voted to put a referendum on the November ballot to allow voters to give them three terms instead of two. They have also managed to avoid implementing the Instant Runoff System approved by city voters in 2008 and have put a couple of confusing IRV referendums on the November ballot to thwart or reverse that decision. Bottom line, if the council gets its way: Citizens in the three possibly affected districts won’t get to vote on who represents them for more than a year. But, as a consolation prize, this N E WS & O P I N I O N November, we will all get a chance to THE FLY-BY - 4 give them three terms instead of two. NY TIMES CROSSWORD - 5 Tough call. POLITICS - 7 EDITORIAL - 8 Frankly, I think it’s time we go to COVER - “CHEWING THE FAT” the basement and check the beams. BY MICHAEL DONAHUE - 9 Something’s chewing away down there. WE RECOMMEND - 12 Bruce VanWyngarden MUSIC - 14 brucev@memphisflyer.com MEMPHIS BURGER WEEK - 16 Editor’s note: The house pictured on AFTER DARK - 18 last week’s cover was not the house CALENDAR - 20 being objected to by the CooperBAR REPORT - 26 Young couple quoted in the cover FILM - 27 story. Thanks to gracious home-owner C L AS S I F I E D S - 29 Monica Braun, who pointed out the LAST WORD - 31 possibly misleading image.

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DAM M IT, GAN N ETT This week, congratulations are in order. The Commercial Appeal hired local food personality Jennifer Chandler. It’s a good start at restaffing but only a start. Recent, high-profile departures from the paper include: Business reporter Wayne Risher Weekday columnist/jack-of-all trades: Chris Herrington Photographer: Jim Weber Former editor/monthly columnist: Otis Sanford Sportswriter and columnist: Geoff Calkins Environmental reporter: Tom Charlier Investigative reporter: Marc Perrusquia Content strategist: Jacinthia Jones Government and politics editor: Clay Bailey On July 8th, the paper dedicated the top half of the Business section to a “help wanted” sign. Frankly, they could have gone bigger.

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W E E K T H AT W A S By Flyer staff

Water, MATA, & Airport New rules for wells, we go for mobility-on-demand, and Memphis flies. HEP A State officials notified restaurants and food service businesses earlier this month of a multi-state outbreak of hepatitis A, which has largely been contained in Middle Tennessee. Statewide, 61 cases have been confirmed since December, according to the Tennessee Department of Health (TDOH). Thirty-six of those were in Nashville, the state’s highest concentration of the disease. Only one case has been confirmed in Shelby County since December. A note of the outbreak went out to restaurants across the state earlier this month. Officials warned that hepatitis A can be transmitted through food and urged managers to closely follow rules on employee health, proper hand washing, and restrictions on bare-hand contact with readyto-eat foods.

R ATS RIP to Memphis wrestler/manager Nate the Rat. The mouthy heel was a sometimes friend and occasional foe of Jerry Lawler. He earned his nickname and once found himself on the receiving end of a mighty slap after accusing the King of lying about his mother’s stroke to elicit sympathy from all of Memphis’ “rednecks and hillbillies.”

WATE R R U LES Local lawmakers called new well regulations passed last month a “victory,” but some local environmental groups say the new rules don’t go far enough. The Shelby County Groundwater Control Board (SCGCB) began working on new regulations for wells last year after a controversy arose over the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) plan to drill into the Memphis Sand Aquifer to cool its new power plant here. Under the new rules, wells drawing more than 360,000 gallons of water per day must be approved by the water board. Also, new rules require public hearings on some new well permits.

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TR AN S IT I N TR AN S IT The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) will receive free technical assistance to develop mobility-on-demand (MOD) projects. The Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC), a Chicagobased nonprofit that works to “foster cooperation in the shared mobility arena,” announced last month that MATA is one of six transit agencies around the country selected for its MOD On-Ramp program.

The year-long program, part of a partnership with the Federal Transit Authority, will provide MATA with assistance in developing business plans and other projectbuilding strategies for on-demand services. In the final step, MATA will develop its own feasible MOD business plan. MATA officials plan to develop a “demand-responsive service that transports riders from their doorstep to arterial routes in selected corridors of the city.” The service will seek to improve service to both people in “disadvantaged” neighborhoods and para-transit riders. M E M PH IS FLI E RS More than two million people will get on airplanes this year at Memphis International Airport (MEM), according to projections from the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority. If the airport hits the mark, it will have done it for two years in a row. The figure, though, is just for “enplanements,” people getting on airplanes. In total, airport officials said they expect to serve more than four million passengers in the year. More than 205,000 people climbed aboard airplanes at MEM in May. That figure is up 5.4 percent over May 2017. Over the year, enplanements are up by 104,737 passengers. Flights out of MEM were 91 percent full. In May alone, more than 847.7 million pounds of cargo were handled at MEM, up 8.6 percent during the same time last year. Fuller versions of these stories and much more local news can be found on The News Blog at memphisflyer.com.


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Judge orders state to give back licenses to those who couldn’t pay. In two months, government officials are to submit a plan to get drivers licenses back to thousands of Tennesseans who had them taken because they couldn’t pay court costs and fees. The move comes after a federal judge ruled unconstitutional last week the state’s process of revoking licenses because of inability to pay. The court also mandated a stop to all such future revocations. The suit was originally filed in January 2017, in part by Just City, the Memphis criminal justice reform advocacy group, and Memphisbased law firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz. The National Center for Law and Economic Justice, and Civil Rights Corps joined the suit later. Last month, United States District Judge Aleta Trauger allowed the groups to certify a statewide class of plaintiffs. In all, more than 146,000 Tennesseans have lost their drivers licenses because they were too poor to pay their court debt, according to Just City. But restoring licenses may be a difficult task. “It is not apparent to the court, however, that every person under a revocation would or should have an automatic right to drive again, even if his revocation is lifted,” Trauger wrote. “Some such drivers may face other revocations or suspensions on other grounds.” State officials will now have to pore through the

people in the class to identify which ones qualify for reinstatement under the new ruling. To do this, Trauger gave them two months to devise a plan to identify the affected drivers, lift their revocations, and give them their licenses back. In that time, however, the state cannot block a driver from getting a license back on his failure to have paid court debt or failure to pay reinstatement fees. At the heart of the ruling lies a simple fact — driving in a near necessity in Tennessee. According to census data, 93.4 percent of Tennesseeans drive to work. In Memphis, 93.5 percent drive to work everyday.

Trauger wrote, “in light of the actual realities of economic life in Tennessee, the loss of one’s ability to drive is substantially deleterious to a person’s capacity for economic selfsufficiency.” Further, many Tennesseans who lose their drivers license continue to drive anyway, according to the ruling. Getting caught is a misdemeanor, which comes with new fines and fees that creates a “debt spiral” that leaves an indigent person “only deeper in the red to the government and less likely to ever have a drivers license again.” Trauger said license revocation is not an “effective mechanism” to coerce payment from an indigent debtor because “no person can be threatened or coerced into paying money that he does not have and cannot get.” From 2012 to 2016, only 7 percent of the 146,211 people whose licenses were revoked had them reinstated. “This ruling recognizes that Tennessee’s practice of blindly suspending driver’s licenses for nonpayment of court debt is unfair, senseless, and ultimately destructive. For too long, Tennesseans living in poverty have faced impossible economic choices and been driven into an endless cycle of debt because of this irrational policy,” said Josh Spickler, executive director of Just City.

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Judgment for Plaintiffs Two public meetings, one at the county commission, another at the Election Commission’s Shelby Farms office, did not dispel the objections, though the number of master sites was enlarged to include at least one located in a majority black area. It was up to Chancellor Jenkins on Monday to resolve things, and up to the lawyers — Julie Byrd Ashworth for Myron Lowery and the Democratic Party, Alexander Wharton and Andre Wharton for the NAACP, John Ryder for the Election Commission — to do their best persuading. The EC’s chairman, Robert Meyers, underwent extensive questioning from the plaintiffs, defending the Commission’s June 21st alterations as mere efforts to access previously “under-served” populations. Stephen Ross, a witness for the plaintiffs, offered testimony and graphics to demonstrate that the revised pattern of sites and times actually underserved the inner city and black voters

Election Commission’s Robert Meyers speaks to the press. in general. Joe Young of the Election Commission testified that it was too late, for logistical and technical reasons, to make any further major changes. Not so, ruled Jenkins at 9 p.m. on Monday, finding for the plaintiffs and ordering that two more sites — Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church and a site to be chosen in Frayser — should be open throughout early voting and that all early-voting sites (27 in all, by now) begin operations no later than Monday, July 16th, as against an initial starting date of Wednesday, July 18th. On Tuesday morning, the contending parties reconvened in Judge Jenkins’ courtroom, where Ryder told the Chancellor the Election Commission had not decided on a means of appeal. Jenkins promised to be open to one and scheduled a Tuesday afternoon session to hear it. But for all practical purposes the issue seemed to be settled.

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Other political events were going on Monday evening, at the beginning of a week that will experience several showdowns on the way to the August 2nd county general election and state/federal primaries, early voting for which will begin this Friday, July 13th, at 11 a.m. But the main event (or, strictly speaking, series of events) this week began happening Monday in the courtroom of Chancellor JoeDae L. Jenkins, where two lawsuits were being heard that challenged the Election Commission’s plans for the aforesaid early voting period, scheduled to run from July 13th to July 28th. The Monday Chancery Court hearing ran late, a fact that no doubt somewhat reduced a still considerable and lively audience that evening for a sprightly, issue-driven debate between Tami Sawyer and Sam Goff, the Democratic and Republican candidates, respectively, for the District 7 seat on the Shelby County Commission. But the outcome of the early voting lawsuits was clearly the most eagerly anticipated event of the week. That was especially so, given the fact that in recent elections a majority or near-majority of the county’s voters have cast their ballots early. At stake in the litigation were vital issues of where and when early voting would take place, with lawyers representing the Shelby County Democratic Party and the NAACP arguing that the Election Commission’s announced procedures were, in effect, prejudicial to the interests of workingclass and traditionally Democratic voters — African Americans, in particular. There had been no complaints about the early voting process for the May county primaries, in which 21 sites, distributed throughout the county, were utilized for the entire period, at the same times each day. But controversy erupted on June 21st when the Election Commission abruptly announced the addition of five new sites for the August election — most of them in traditionally Republican areas — and compounded things by designating the Agricenter, in suburban Shelby Farms, as a master site of sorts, open for four extra days.

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you can’t fight the state, you can’t fight Congress, you can’t fight … fill in the blank. The saying has special relevance to two aspects of governmental decision this week, one local, another in the national sphere. And the evidence, in the one instance that seems to have concluded, is that you can indeed put up a successful resistance to governmental decisions that go against the grain. In the local case, the Shelby County Electon Commission, had reached an arbitrary decision, as chronicled in Politics, p. 7, on changes in the allocation of times and places for early voting sites, with the August 2nd county general election and key state/federal primary elections just around the corner. Large swaths of the voting population, primarily in areas of the county with Democratic voting habits, protested that the changes in site distribution were clearly meant to favor Republican voters. Newly added voting locations for the early voting period, July 13th-28th, did indeed tend to be in places congenially close for GOP voters and not so accessible to working-class Democrats and AfricanAmerican voters. The official Election Commission explanation for the change was that the new locations were in previously “under-served” areas. Compounding these changes was the commission’s designation of the Agricenter in suburban Shelby Farms as a central site open for extra days. Take it or leave it? That wasn’t the attitude of groups which saw themselves

adversely affected, notably the Shelby County Democratic Party and the NAACP. After first protesting in vain, they sued, and, lo and behold, a Shelby County Chancellor responded to their case and ordered the Election Commission to revamp its plans. The other case in point is underway in Washington, D.C., where Donald Trump, elected as president by the Electoral College, has set about transforming the U.S. Supreme Court into an ideological arm of the current Republican Party. This week Trump nominated as his second (and perhaps decisive) pick for the Court, Brett Kavanaugh, an arch-conservative generally thought to be predisposed against Roe v. Wade, the Affordable Care Act, and other endangered precedents. Democratic Senators in certain red states face the Sophie’s Choice of endangering their own reelection by opposing Kavanaugh or curbing their opposition and allowing Trump to prevail as a means of avoiding possible retribution from voters loyal to the president. Given the de facto 50-49 odds now favoring Republicans in the Senate, what these beleaguered Senators decide to do is crucial to the outcome. The bottom line is that they can, if they choose, fight the odds and oppose Trump’s decision. The favorable result of similar resolve in Shelby County’s early-voting case is unlikely to serve as an inspiration to senators in the nation at large. But you can’t win if you don’t try, and, if we had our druthers, we sure would like to see the Senators make the effort.

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Local chefs talk their favorite burgers.

hefs are people, too. Like you and me, they like a good hamburger. Some serve fabulous burgers at their own restaurants, but, every now and then, they like to buy a burger somewhere else. So, where do they go? In honor of Burger Week, I asked some of Memphis’ top chefs to name one of their favorite hamburgers. (It didn’t have to be their No. 1 favorite. The Tops hamburger and the Soul Burger from Earnestine & Hazel’s were often repeated). But I also asked them to tell me — as chefs — what they liked about those burgers.

“It’s always a cheeseburger. And I know a lot of people say they like to put their barbecued pork on top of it, but I don’t like to mix my sandwiches. So, when I think of a burger, it’s perfect. It’s a flat-top burger. They make them upside down. They put the condiments and everything on the bottom. It kind of makes it different. I think there’s a lot of burgers in town, mine included, that kind of chase the Tops burger. This is an inspiration to a lot of chefs and restaurants for the burgers they serve. And I think it’s the best. It’s a thin patty. Super consistent. Very pickley. I love their cheese. How they melt it on the bread, which is different from most places. You watch them. They’ll put the bun down and melt it right on top. And the lettuce and the tomato are cold always. There’s just a lot of things that kind of just come normally that chefs probably overthink a lot, but it really is my favorite.”

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“They don’t smash the burger on the flat top. It stays juicy, so you still keep all that flavor, that moisture. The fat stays there. Obviously, the Greek seasoning. It just enhances the flavor of the burger.”

don’t have that flat top over there, so I can’t really replicate it. They’ve been probably cooking hamburgers on that thing for God knows how long. So, I’ve watched them. They put worcestershire on top of it, and they caramelize the onions. And it makes a great, juicy, cheesy hamburger. But what you’ve got to do when you eat it is dump out all your chips into the [cardboard] boat. And you’ve got to eat the burger on top of it so the grease drips on top of the chips and absorbs it. And then you eat the chips. It’s amazing.”

Gary Williams

Andy Knight

Ryan Trimm Jonathan Magallanes

CHEF/OWNER OF LAS TORTUGAS RESTAURANT

Pimento cheese and fried green tomato hamburger at Farm & Fries

“The bun is super soft and buttery. The bacon is really crispy. The burger has a wonderful char on the outside, and it’s super juicy on the inside. The pimento cheese is wonderfully rich and sharp. Fried green tomatoes, crispy and juicy. There’s a lot of flavors, a lot of wonderful textures coming together. It’s just a perfect burger. “You can taste wonderful fat, wonderful richness … You can definitely taste the flavor of the grill in the meat. The fire and the smoke. It’s all there.”

CHEF/OWNER OF SWEET GRASS, NEXT DOOR, SUNRISE MEMPHIS, AND 117 PRIME

Greek Burger with everything plus cheese at Alex’s Tavern

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Smoked cheeseburger at Memphis Mojo Cafe

Erling Jensen

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Triple jalapeño steakburger with cheese at Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

“It’s juicy. It’s spicy. It’s almost like eating a burger in an old-time diner. I’m loving it. I can taste jalapeño and all kinds of good peppers.”

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“You can taste the smoked flavor, the bacon, a little heat, but not too much heat. It’s awesome. This is earthy. This is homemade. You can taste it. You can feel it. Look at the size of it. Everything is fresh ingredients. You can’t go wrong with that. Everything is awesome. Everything I love is in that burger. It tastes like a little cinnamon somewhere in there. It’s not overbearing, but it’s awesome. It’s in the French fries, and I think it’s somewhere in the meat. I’m not sure.”

Nick Scott

CHEF/OWNER OF ALCHEMY AND INTERIM

EXECUTIVE CHEF AT CAROLINA WATERSHED

Babalu Tapas & Tacos cheeseburger with everything “I like the bread. The bread is brioche, so it’s real filling. It soaks up all the juices from the burger. The chipotle aioli they use. It’s just a good burger. Caramelized burger … The chipotle really comes out with the avocado. … The sweet from the bread kind of balances the chipotle with the roasted tomato. It’s not a greasy burger. They use some kind of local meat, too, I think. It’s pretty much the simplest burger. But simple is good.”

Cole Jeanes

CHEF/OWNER OF THE FORMER KINFOLK RESTAURANT

Soul Burger at Earnestine & Hazel’s

Good Burger with everything plus cheese at Roxie’s Grocery

“I’ve tried to replicate these so many times. And you know what I found? I

“It’s simplicity. A classic to me. A handheld meal that melds the five flavors

with textures: salty (meat and pickle), sweet (tomato, bun), sour (pickle and mustard), bitter (beef char and onion), and umami (tomato and beef). Texture: soft from the pillowy bun, crunchy from the lettuce, pickle, onion, and toasted bun with the moisture from the tomato, mayo, mustard, and grease. Roxie’s seems to be what big brands try to imitate and perfect. But, to me, it’s already perfect. This is a classic burger to me. It resembles something your father would cook at a cookout or from a ball game served in aluminum foil. There are many different categories of burgers. This one is a no-frills classic in my eyes.”

Karen Carrier

CHEF/OWNER BEAUTY SHOP RESTAURANT, DKDC, AND MOLLIE FONTAINE LOUNGE

Farm Burger with cheese at Farm Burger

The meat is so moist. It’s not firm. It’s just moist and soft. And the caramelized onions and the white cheddar just melts into that meat. It’s not a ’50s burger that I grew up with like Hi-Boy burgers, Gridiron burgers, which I still love. But truly, this burger is so flavorful. You eat some burgers that are thick and they’re firm and they’re just like hockey pucks. This thing melts in your mouth. It’s amazing.”


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There is a point in her song “Mississippi Goddam,” where Nina Simone explains what happens to people who speak truth to power. They are attacked. “People will say it’s a communist plot,” she sings, running through a list of all the things people say to dismiss accusers and accusations. Simone, a classically trained, juke joint-tested entertainer, debuted “Mississippi Goddam” in 1964 and described it as her first civil rights song. There are lyrical passages — this one in particular — when she might be speaking to 2018 and describing modern digital communications where, veracity notwithstanding, no messenger goes unscathed. With only one natural hit to her name, but a bag full of songs like “Mississippi Goddam,” “Young, Gifted and Black,” and her cover of Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit,” Simone became a major part of the soundtrack of 1960s-era civil rights protests. This week, Simone’s ever-relevant voice will be recalled by singer and pianist Destiny Stone in Nina Now, a revue collecting many of the original artist’s best known songs. “I also like ‘Sugar in My Bowl’,” Stone says, reminding that Simone could turn off the overt political statements and dive head first into jazz and dirty blues. Stone discovered Simone in college and made immediate connections: “She plays piano; I play piano. She’s a songwriter; I’m a songwriter. She was a darker skinned woman; I’m a darker skinned woman.” The tribute artist also admired Simone’s spirit. “Nina Simone did whatever kinds of songs she wanted to do,” Stone says. “Some were straight blues, some were jazzy, some sounded like folk music… She basically sacrificed her career because she said, This is what I want to write and sing about. If I have some sales, cool. But I’m going to do what I want to do.”

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Speaking out against Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. The Last Word, p. 31

Kicking it with Brass Door owner Seamus Loftus (left) for World Cup soccer. Bar Report, p. 26

THURSDAY July 12

FRIDAY July 13

The Jungle Book Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 7 p.m., $20 Presentation of beloved Rudyard Kipling/Disney story by the Young Actors Guild. Conversation with the Mayor Crosstown Concourse, noon Shelby County mayor Mark Luttrell gives a state of the county and his views on the future. Includes lunch.

Legacy Dance Company Houston Levee Community Center, 6:15 p.m. An introduction to this new dance company dedicated to the African diaspora.

The Bad Seed Elmwood Cemetery, 8:30 p.m. A screening of this film about a girl with killer instincts. Robert Cray Levitt Shell, 6-10 p.m. Concert by this master blues guitarist. “We Rise: The Final Biennial” Memphis College of Art, 6-9 p.m. Show by the Memphis College of Art’s Alumni Association.

Boy George and Culture Club Memphis Botanic Garden, 8 p.m., $40 Tumble right down to the Botanic Garden for this concert by these ’80s hitmakers with the B52s. Trouble No More Minglewood Hall, 7 p.m. An Allman Brothers tribute. Love on the Rocks The Evergreen Theatre, 7:30 p.m., $20 A play about love and marriage and outside influences.


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Bauhaus Hunting By Chris Davis Memphis Heritage’s assistant director Margo Payne imagined an event that would appeal not only to preservationists, but to fans of unique architecture and curiosity seekers. “We’ve all had some building that we’ve driven by every day. Maybe we were going to school or to work. But we’ve seen it maybe our whole life and wondered what was going on inside,” she says. Preservation Posse: After Hours launched in March with a tour of Downtown’s International Life Building, which previously housed one of the nation’s largest AfricanAmerican-owned insurance companies. “One hundred-forty people turned out for that event,” Memphis Heritage Executive Director June West says. “It turned into the biggest and most wonderful adventure. “We get to expose people to these projects, not as finished products, but while they’re undergoing renovation,” Payne says. “It’s casual. An informal environment where people can have a beer or a glass of wine and walk around. And getting to to talk about the buildings and the renovations with the architects and developers can be special.” According to West, interest in the Frayser Bauhaus is so high it’s slowing the current owners renovation progress. “She can barely get anything done some days,” West says. “People are always pulling up and saying ‘Oh my God, I’ve always wanted to see inside house!’” Though described as the Frayser Bauhaus, this Memphis-area oddity, originally built for residential purposes, has also been described as International Style and Art Modern. Payne alternately describes it as being like a boat and a treehouse. Visitors to the After Hours event will also get to decide the fate of two walls which may or may not be original. Pens will be provided to scrawl advice on the walls as to whether they should be kept or demolished.

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Honey, I Shrunk the Kids The Orpheum, 7 p.m., $6-$8 A scientist accidentally shrinks his kids.

Modest Mouse The Orpheum, 8 p.m., $45-$55 A concert by these indie-rock superstars.

Ladies & Legends: Songs of Stage and Screen and Such Theatre Memphis, 7:30 p.m., $30 Annie Freres, Lynden Lewis Jones, Emily Chateau, and Jacqueline Skoog perform classic and contemporary songs.

Alison Krauss Mud Island Amphitheatre, 8 p.m., $62 Music from this bluegrass musician. Ovaryaction 2018 Hi-Tone, 7-11 p.m., $10 Party with the tagline: “Music Now, Babies Later.” Evening features Marco Pavé and Matt Said Sure. Presented by A Step Ahead Foundation.

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aul Snowflake Taylor celebrates both a new EP and a new recording persona, Friday night. Under the nom de plume New Memphis Colorways, he’s debuting a six-song release called Old Forest Loop via a free cipher and community jam session at Crosstown Concourse’s Central Atrium. Taylor has been an artist-in-residence at Crosstown Arts since March. Old Forest Loop is mostly instrumental, with the exception of the second track. The EP’s origins lay, says Taylor, in a previous EP, Old Forest Trail, which was released in fall 2015. “When my dad [Memphis musician Pat Taylor, a veteran of numerous bands including the Breaks and the Village Sound] was sick, I was playing acoustic guitar by his bedside, and when he passed in early 2015, I was spending a lot of time in the Old Forest in Overton Park. Old Forest Trail came out, and within about four months, I realized that the signage that had been there my whole life had been replaced with these totem pole-like signs.” The change was jarring for Taylor. “I stewed on it awhile,” he says. “And then, I thought, ‘What if I make an electric guitar psychedelic update of Old Forest Trail and call it Old Forest Loop?’” That was the original concept, but instead, Taylor wound up creating an entirely new, standalone record that marked another passing — the death of his dog, Owl Jackson Jr., who had accompanied him on thousands of walks through the Old Forest. “I decided I should do something more off-the-cuff, and this EP is it,” Taylor says. “It’s really a palate cleanser, both from old associations and from old records of mine. It’s homemade and light-hearted, and I see it as kind of a start-over for me. This is music I deliberately made for people to take summertime drvies to — they can grill to it or swim to it. I won’t get my feelings hurt if people talk over it.” More substantial than most summery confections, Old Forest Loop has the citrus punch of an orange sherbet popsicle. Mastered by IMAKEMADBEATS, it will be released on most online music outlets, including Spotify and Bandcamp, at midnight on Friday. The free concert in

Crosstown’s Central Atrium will run from 6 to 9 p.m. “It’s going to be a loose improv jam session,” Taylor says. “I’ve invited rappers, jazz musicians, dancers, and artists. Hopefully, it will be really chaotic!” Taylor has two months left in his residency at Crosstown, which is where he mixed Old Forest Trail. “Besides mixing that project, I’ve been hosting and recording other bands,” he says. “I’m working on a duo project with Jimmy Crosthwait, and I’m doing an interview series with handheld mics. So far, I’ve interviewed Eric Gales, Luther Dickinson, Jimmy, and some horn player friends. The plan is to edit the interviews into long versions I can use as podcasts and short versions I’ll release as videos. We’re also all building a collaborative piece of music — kind of like an Exquisite Corpse.” For fans of Memphis music, Taylor’s

aural interpretation of the surrealist game is a fascinating conceit. He’s laid down guitar tracks, Dickinson added bass, Gales contributed a drum track, and on it goes. Meanwhile, on Saturday night, Taylor will appear with Merry Mobile, his band with bassist Daniel McKee and drummer Brian Wells, at Dirty Crow Inn. Despite having spent more than 20 years in the Memphis music scene, which began with his partnership with Luther and Cody Dickinson in the group DDT, Taylor is enthusiastic about the current landscape. “It’s easy to be a sideman,” he says.“But when it comes to my own stuff, I’m meant for a smaller or more left-bent audience. I have a lot of really positive energy in my life right now. I feel like I fit in.” Old Forest Loop EP Release Show, Friday, July 13th at 6 p.m. at Crosstown Concourse.


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Burger week Commandments AND

7 Head over to memphisflyerburgerweek.com for more info and a map of all #flyerburgerweek locations. Whether it’s a burger that hits it straight — just lettuce, tomato, pickle, and American cheese, ma’am — or one that’s more elaborate — let’s drown that sucker in Pancho’s cheese dip — the burger has become its own entity, a thing of beauty in its own right. This year, 24 restaurants offer their own take on the burger for the Memphis Flyer’s Burger Week for just $5.99. Some are classic, some are inventive, and some are just plain weird. We advise you check them all out.

Strano Burger

STR ANO BY C H EF JOSH

Ground tenderloin patty, house pickles, red onion, roasted tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and sriracha aioli on house-made bun! 518 PERKINS EXTENDED

Cowboy Burger

ARNOLD’S BBQ & GRILL

Fresh hand-pattied burger, marinated with A1 Steak Sauce, layered with or without bacon, fully dressed with mayo, lettuce, tomato, bread and butter pickles, and red onions. 331 MADISON AVENUE (AT THE BACK OF THE PARKING LOT) 6721 EAST SHELBY DRIVE

Southern Style

BARDOG

Served with fried green tomato, fried egg, bacon, lettuce, and remoulade. 73 MONROE AVENUE bardogtavern.com

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Watershed Burger

CAROLI NA WATE RSH E D

2. THERE MAY BE WAITS Don’t be surprised if restaurants have waits. Buy a beer and rest a bit — it will be worth it. 3. YOU WILL TIP It’s a $5.99 burger, burgerlovers. The servers of Memphis are making sure you get your Burger Week burgers — so tip 20 percent at least, please. And a kind word is always welcome!

4. PICK UP A SIDE AND A COLD BREW We don’t require that you purchase these, but we think it says a lot about you if you give love to your Burger Week restaurants by ordering extras. 5. CHECK TWITTER, FACEBOOK, AND INSTAGRAM #FlyerBurgerWeek is the hashtag for your Burger Week info — follow @memphisflyer and stay up-to-date on all things Burger Week on Facebook, Twitter, and Insta. Our Burger Week Facebook event page has all kinds of awesome info. Plus, share your Burger Week photos using #FlyerBurgerWeek and tagging @MemphisFlyer and you might win something cool!

Craft Burger

C R AFT RE PU BLIC

Choice hand-pattied ground chuck, with smoked bacon, white American cheese, and a sunny-side up fried egg. 5101 SANDERLIN AVENUE, #100 craftrepublic.com

Delta Burger

E P’S BAR & GRILL AT TH E GU EST HOUSE AT GR AC E L AN D

Signature blended beef with American cheese and fried onions on a Brioche bun with special sauce. 3600 ELVIS PRESLEY BOULEVARD Guesthousegraceland.com

The Farm Burger #1 FAR M BU RG E R

Grass-fed beef with aged white cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, and Farm Burger sauce, served on a sesame seed bun. 1350 CONCOURSE AVENUE #175 farmburger.com

World Famous Huey Burger H U EY’S

Served on a sourdough bun with aged cheddar, roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions, avocados, and the Carolina Watershed house sauce. 141 EAST CAROLINA carolinawatershed.com

6oz of certified Angus beef sprinkled with Huey’s Seasoning with your choice of cheddar or Swiss cheese, mayo, lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, and mustard, on a buttered, toasted sesame bun. ALL LOCATIONS hueyburger.com

Croque Madame-Burger

The Mac-n-Cheeseburger LBO E

C HOMP! FOOD TRUC K

An American twist on a French staple — the signature Angus burger served with cheddar cheese, seared Canale’s Ham, sunny side up egg, and brie cheese sauce. VARYING LOCATIONS - CHECK OUT Facebook.com/901CHOMP

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1. THEY MIGHT RUN OUT We promise that our 3rd annual #flyerburgerweek will be even meatier than years one and two. The participating restaurant where you’re trying to get your burger on may run out. DON’T GET HANGRY. Please, don’t be a jerk to our restaurants. We’re in this together, burger-lovers.

8oz of locally sourced ground beef OR 8oz ground turkey OR 4.25oz chipotle black bean patty — topped with homemade macaroni and cheese, hardwood smoked bacon, and a slice of American cheese. 2021 MADISON AVENUE lboerestaurant.com


6oz hand-crafted burger topped with smoked gouda/sharp cheddar pimento cheese, and topped with homemade candied bacon, pickle, and tomato. 7124 HIGHWAY 64, #101 3803 WINCHESTER ROAD 901mojo.com

Bacon Pimento Cheese Burger

PIM E NTOS KITC H E N

Hand-made certified Angus beef patty with famous Papa’s pimento cheese and jalapeño pimento cheese, topped with thick sliced honey-glazed pepper bacon, lettuce, and tomato served on a sweet sourdough roll. 6450 POPLAR AVENUE pimentos.com

Shisō High

R AWK’N GRU B

Asian marinaded burger, topped with a Vanilla Vodka infused pineapple, smoked blue cheese and Sriracha Jack cheese, Shisō chiffonade, and Sriracha/Sweet Thai chili aioli. 630 NORTH HIGHLAND rawkngrub.com

Rock Star Jalapeño Burger

Bacon Jam Patty Melt

TH E GRE E N B E ETLE

One-half Beetle burger patty, served with bacon jam, onions, smoked gouda and American cheese served on buttery Texas toast. 325 SOUTH MAIN STREET thegreenbeetlememphis.com

BBQ Wee Burger & Classic Wee Burger TH E GROVE GRILL

Two sliders — No. 1 with house burger sauce and crispy cheddar cheese, No. 2 served with gouda and smoked onion BBQ sauce. 4550 POPLAR AVENUE thegrovegrill.com

The Smashville Burger TI N ROOF

Custom ground Angus beef burger, with barbecue pulled pork, slaw, and bacon! 315 BEALE STREET tinroofmemphis.com

$5 Double Cheeseburger

SA M MY HAGAR’S RE D ROC KE R BAR & GRILL

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Southwest Memphis

TNT Burger U B E E’S

Try the delicious Rock Star Jalapeño Burger topped with fried pepper jack cheese, fresh jalapeños, and a Cajun ranch sauce. 1150 INGRAM BOULEVARD, WEST MEMPHIS southlandpark.com/dining/sammy-hagars-redrocker-bar-and-grill

SLID E R I N N

Served with pico, avocado, jalapeño, pepper jack, and chipotle mayo. 2117 PEABODY AVENUE thesliderinn.com

“BGB” Bethel Grove Burger SM AC KE RS

Two fresh one-quarter lb all-beef patties topped with American cheese, caramelized onions, a fried egg, thick applewood smoked bacon, and signature SMACK sauce on a fresh grilled brioche bun. 1525 AIRWAYS BOULEVARD Smackersmemphis.com

2nd & Peabody Burger

TH E FLYI NG SAUC E R DOWNTOWN

Burger served with three-mushroom truffle aioli, bacon onion marmalade, whiskey cheddar, bibb lettuce, and a tomato slice. Winner of Best Specialty Burger 2017 in Best Burger Memphis Competition. 130 PEABODY PLACE beerknurd.com

Two beef patties served with cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, and mayonnaise. ALL LOCATIONS topsbarbq.com

Cooked in Ubee’s famous grease, the TNT Burger is three meats and three cheeses! 521 SOUTH HIGHLAND ubeesmemphis.com

The Barnyard Burner WIMPY’S BU RG E RS AN D FRI ES

One-third pound of grass-fed beef, topped with crispy, thick-cut applewood smoked bacon and a perfectly fried egg, tangy sauce, red onion rings, crisp lettuce, and cherry peppers. 150 NORTH AVALON STREET 3231 GOODMAN ROAD EAST, SOUTHAVEN wimpysburgers.com

Factory Burger

WI NG FACTORY

One-third pound premium hand-pattied burger, served with turkey bacon, mozzarella sticks, and lettuce, tomato, pickle, mustard, ketchup, and mayo. 2280 PARK AVENUE 7394 HIGHWAY 64 wingfactoryofmemphis.com

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After Dark: Live Music Schedule July 12 - 18 Alfred’s 197 BEALE 525-3711

Gary Hardy & Memphis 2 Thursdays-Saturdays, 6-9 p.m.; Karaoke Thursdays, TuesdaysWednesdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. and Sundays-Mondays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; Mandi Thomas Fridays, Saturdays, 6-9 p.m.; The 901 Heavy Hitters Fridays, Saturdays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; Flyin’ Ryan Fridays, Saturdays, 2:30 a.m.; Memphis Jazz Orchestra Sundays, 6-9 p.m.

B.B. King’s Blues Club 143 BEALE 524-KING

The King Beez Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.; B.B. King’s All Stars Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m.; Will Tucker Band Fridays, Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Lisa G and Flic’s Pic’s

Band Saturdays, Sundays, 12:30 p.m.; Blind Mississippi Morris Sundays, 5 p.m.; Memphis Jones Sundays, Wednesdays 5:30 p.m.; Doc Fangaz and the Remedy Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.

Blue Note Bar & Grill 341-345 BEALE 577-1089

Queen Ann and the Memphis Blues Masters Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Blues City Cafe 138 BEALE 526-3637

Hi-Jivers Thursday, July 12, 8 p.m., Friday, July 13, 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 14, 9:30 p.m.; Blind Mississippi Morris Fridays, 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 5:30 p.m.; Brad Birkedahl Band Thursdays, Wednesdays, 8 p.m.; Earl “The Pearl” Banks Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. and Tuesdays, 7 p.m.; Brandon Cunning Band Sundays,

6 p.m., and Mondays, 7 p.m.; FreeWorld Sundays, 9:30 p.m.

Memphis Music Monday Third Monday of every month, 6-9 p.m.

Club 152 152 BEALE 544-7011

Sean Apple Thursdays, Sundays, 5 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 4 p.m. and Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.; Live Music Thursdays-Sundays, 7-11 p.m.; Blues Players Club Thursdays, Sundays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Bonfire Orchestra Friday, July 13, 7-11 p.m. and Tuesday, July 17, 6-10 p.m.; DJ Ron Fridays, 11 p.m.; John Paul Keith Saturday, July 14, 7-11 p.m.; DJ DNyce Saturdays, 11 p.m.; DJ Mad Efx Sundays, midnight; A.M. Whiskey Trio Mondays, 6-10 p.m.

Handy Bar 200 BEALE 527-2687

The Amazing Rhythmatics Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 7 p.m.-1 a.m.

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Hard Rock Cafe 126 BEALE 529-0007

Itta Bena 145 BEALE 578-3031

Nat “King” Kerr Fridays, Saturdays, 9-10 p.m.

King Jerry Lawler’s Hall of Fame Bar & Grille 159 BEALE

Chris Gales Solo Acoustic Show Mondays-Saturdays, noon-4 p.m.; Eric Hughes solo/acoustic Thursdays, 5-8 p.m.; Karaoke Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 8 p.m.; Live Bands Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.

King’s Palace Cafe 162 BEALE 521-1851

David Bowen Thursdays, 5:309:30 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays,

6:30-10:30 p.m., and Sundays, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

King’s Palace Cafe Patio 162 BEALE 521-1851

Sonny Mack Mondays-Fridays, 2-6 p.m.; Cowboy Neil Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 7-11 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 2-6 p.m.; Sensation Band Tuesdays, Fridays, 7-11 p.m.; Fuzzy Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 7 p.m.-midnight and Friday, July 13, 7 p.m.-midnight; Myra Hall Saturday, July 14, 7 p.m.-midnight; Chic Jones and the Blues Express Sundays, 7-11 p.m.; North and South Band Wednesdays, 7-11 p.m.

King’s Palace Cafe Tap Room 168 BEALE 576-2220

Big Don Valentine’s Three Piece Chicken and a Biscuit Blues Band Thursdays, Tuesdays,

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Eric Hughes Band Mondays, Thursdays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Pam and Terry Fridays, Saturdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Sensation Band Sundays, 7-11 p.m., Friday, July 13, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. and Saturday, July 14, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Fuzzy Tuesday, July 17, 8 p.m.midnight; Plantation Allstars Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight.

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Memphis Bluesmasters Thursdays, Sundays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Vince Johnson and the Plantation Allstars Fridays, Saturdays,

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After Dark: Live Music Schedule July 12 - 18 4-8 p.m. and Sundays, 3-7 p.m.; Myra Hall Band Friday, July 13, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Fuzzy Saturday, July 14, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Brian Hawkins Blues Party Mondays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Sensation Band Mondays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Chris McDaniel Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Boscos 2120 MADISON 432-2222

Sunday Brunch with Joyce Cobb Sundays, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Canvas 1737 MADISON 443-5232

Arnold’s BBQ & Grill

Karaoke Thursdays, 9:30 p.m.; Kyle Pruzina Live Mondays, 10 p.m.-midnight.

10 p.m.; Super Bob Sunday, July 15, 9 p.m.; Crockett Hall Tuesdays with the Midtown Rhythm Section Tuesdays, 9 p.m.; Rage Fest featuring ATTILA, Suicide Silence, and more Wednesday, July 18, 7 p.m.

Hi-Tone 412-414 N. CLEVELAND 278-TONE

Louis York and the Shindellas Thursday, July 12, 9 p.m.; Make Your Own Luck Friday, July 13, 7 p.m.; HEELS, Kyle Trocolla & the Strangers, Zombii Friday, July 13, 8 p.m.; A Step Ahead

Dance Band Saturday, July 14, 9-11 p.m.; Ellis and Friends Sunday, July 15, 12-3 p.m.

Lafayette’s Music Room 2119 MADISON 207-5097

Swingin Hammers Thursday, July 12, 6 p.m.; The Voodoo Fix Thursday, July 12, 9 p.m.; The Cold Stares Friday, July 13, 6:30 p.m.; Almost Elton John Friday, July 13, 10 p.m.; Cruisin Heavy Acoustic Saturday, July 14, noon; India Ramey Saturday, July 14, 6:30 p.m.; Walrus Saturday, July 14, 10 p.m.; Joe Restivo 4

331 MADISON 730-0290

394 N. WATKINS 443-0502

11 p.m.-3 a.m.; Memphis Blues Society Juke Jam Sundays, 4 p.m.

Minglewood Hall

University of Memphis

Midtown Crossing Grill Natalie James and the Professor Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; “The Happening” Open Songwriter Showcase Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 1555 MADISON 866-609-1744

Trouble No More: Allman Brothers Tribute Friday, July 13, 7 p.m.

Murphy’s 1589 MADISON 726-4193

40 Watt Moon Saturday, July 14.

Sunday Evening Cheese and Jazz Sunday, July 15, 6-9 p.m.

The Bluff 535 S. HIGHLAND

DJ Ben Murray Thursdays, 10 p.m.; US Band Friday, July 13; Bluegrass Brunch with the River Bluff Clan Sundays, 11 a.m.

East Memphis

Barboro Alley

Memphis Botanic Garden

BETWEEN UNION AND GAYOSO

750 CHERRY 636-4100

Unapologetic/Goner Downtown Meltdown Thursday, July 12, 5-9 p.m.

Boy George and Culture Club with The B52’s Friday, July 13, 6:30-11 p.m.

Belle Tavern

Theatre Memphis

117 BARBORO ALLEY 249-6580

630 PERKINS EXT. 682-8323

The Rusty Pieces Sunday, July 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

“Good People” Wednesday, July 18, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Blind Bear Speakeasy 119 S. MAIN, PEMBROKE SQUARE 417-8435

Live Music Thursdays-Saturdays, 10 p.m.; The Rusty Pieces Saturday, July 14, 11 p.m.-1 a.m.

South Memphis Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Center for Southern Folklore

926 E. MCLEMORE 946-2535

123 S. MAIN 525-3655

Live in Studio A Concert Series Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m.

Dirty Crow Inn

Whitehaven/ Airport

Zeke Johnson Saturday, July 14, 8-11 p.m. 855 KENTUCKY

Karaoke Night Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Rev Neil Down Friday, July 13, 9 p.m.; Paul Taylor Saturday, July 14, 9 p.m.; Bobbie Stacks and Friends Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m.

Rock-n-Roll Cafe 3855 ELVIS PRESLEY 3986528

Elvis Tribute featuring Michael Cullipher Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Live Entertainment Mondays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Karaoke hosted by DJ Maddy Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m.

Huey’s Downtown 77 S. SECOND 527-2700

The Amy LaVere Band Sunday, July 15, 8-11:30 p.m.

Mud Island Amphitheatre 125 N. FRONT 576-7241

Modest Mouse Saturday, July 14.

St. Mary’s Cathedral 700 POPLAR 527-3361

“Good People” Tuesday, July 17, 7-8 p.m.

The Peabody Hotel 149 UNION 529-4000

Peabody Rooftop Parties Thursdays, 6-10 p.m.

The Vault 124 GE PATTERSON

Heath and Bobbie Thursdays, 7 p.m.; Po Boys Friday, July 13, 8 p.m.; Alexis Taylor Saturday, July 14, 8 p.m.

South Main South Main Sounds 550 S. MAIN 494-6543

Megan Carolan, Teodoro Alvarez, Chris Matula, Amaris Harston, Andrew Cabigao, Alexis Taylor Friday, July 13, 7 p.m.

Huey’s Germantown Celtic Crossing 903 S. COOPER 274-5151

Jeremy Stanfill and Joshua Cosby Sundays, 6-9 p.m.; Candy Company Mondays.

The Cove 2559 BROAD 730-0719

Jazz with Ed Finney, Deb Swiney, and David Collins Thursday, July 12, 8 p.m.; Dane Arnold & the Soup Friday, July 13, 10 p.m.; Wayde Peck Saturday, July 14, 6-8 p.m.; Java Trio Saturday, July 14, 9 p.m.; Frog Squad Jam Sunday, July 15, 6-9 p.m.; Timmy & the Jazz Monday, July 16, 6 p.m.; Richard Wilson Tuesday, July 17, 6-8 p.m.; Karaoke Wednesdays, 9 p.m.

Growlers 1911 POPLAR 244-7904

Dan Baird and Homemade Sin Thursday, July 12, 8 p.m.; The Buffalo Ruckus Friday, July 13,

Foundation Presents: Marco Pavé, Harlan, Matt Said Sure Saturday, July 14, 7 p.m.; OVARYACTION 2018 Saturday, July 14, 7-11 p.m.; Mozaic, Mindframe, Malakah, Royal Hempress Sunday, July 15, 7 p.m.; Sworn Enemy, Thy Will Be Done, Reserving Dirtnaps Tuesday, July 17, 7 p.m.; Peelander-Yellow, KAISOKU TOKYO Wednesday, July 18, 9 p.m.

Huey’s Midtown 1927 MADISON 726-4372

Dead Irish Blues Sunday, July 15, 4-7 p.m.; John Paul Keith Band Sunday, July 15, 8:30 p.m.midnight.

Indian Pass Raw Bar Memphis 2059 MADISON 207-7397

Paul Taylor Jazz Quartet Thursdays, 7-10 p.m.; Big Barton Friday, July 13, 8-11 p.m.; Obruni

Sundays, 11 a.m.; Benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project featuring Bryan Hayes & the Retrievers Sunday, July 15, 4 p.m.; Marcella and Her Lovers Sunday, July 15, 8 p.m.; Memphis Knights Big Band Monday, July 16, 7:30 p.m.; Scott & Vanessa Sudbury Tuesday, July 17, 5:30 p.m.; Finney and Norman Tuesday, July 17, 8 p.m.; 3RD Man Wednesday, July 18, 5:30 p.m.; Roxy Roca Wednesday, July 18, 8 p.m.

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JD McPherson Thursday, July 12, 7:30-9 p.m.; Robert Cray Friday, July 13, 6-10 p.m.; Sammy Miller and the Congregation Saturday, July 14, 7:30-9 p.m.; Peterson Brothers Sunday, July 15, 7:30-9 p.m.

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P&H Cafe 1532 MADISON 726-0906

Rock Starkaraoke Fridays; Emily Davis & the Murder Police, Joybomb, Future Losers Saturday, July 14, 8 p.m.; Open Mic Music Mondays, 9 p.m.-midnight; Amorak, Hate Doctrine, Murderturd Wednesday, July 18, 7:30 p.m.

Sleep Out Louie’s 150 PEABODY PL SUITE 111 ENTRANCE ON, S 2ND ST

Eric Hughes Friday, July 13, 7-10 p.m., Saturday, July 14, 7-10 p.m. and Sunday, July 15, 7-10 p.m.

Wild Bill’s 1580 VOLLINTINE 207-3975

Juke Joint All Stars Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; The Wild Bill’s Band with Tony Chapman, Charles Cason, and Miss Joyce Henderson Fridays, Saturdays,

Roxy Roca Sunday, July 15, 8-11:30 p.m.

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Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Friday, July 13, 8-9:30 p.m.

Raleigh Stage Stop 2951 CELA 382-1576

Blues Jam hosted by Brad Webb Thursdays, 7-11 p.m.; Open Mic Night and Steak Night Tuesdays, 6 p.m.-midnight.

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Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center Snow White, produced by BPACC youth campers. www. bpacc.org. Free. Fri., July 13, noon. 3663 APPLING (385-6440).

Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School Disney’s The Jungle Book, $20. Thurs., July 12, 7 p.m. Chasing Me, about a girl who has a dream, but instead of chasing her dream, she decides to follow other people’s expectations. Due to this decision, she goes on a rocky journey to self-discovery. tramainerayproductions.com. $30. Sat., July 14, 7-9 p.m.

Sat., July 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m., and Sun., July 15, 3-5 p.m. 1705 POPLAR (274-7139).

First Congregational Church

Nina Now, musical tribute to Grammy nominated, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, singer, songwriter, and pianist Nina Simone. Destiny Stone performs and conducts an artist-audience talk back. www.ninanow.org. $20. Sun., July 15, 5:30 p.m. 1000 S. COOPER (278-6786).

Harrell Theater

Beauty and the Beast. www. colliervilleartscouncil.org. Sundays, 2:30 p.m., and Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7 p.m. Through July 22.

60 N. PERKINS EXT. (537-1483).

440 WEST POWELL ROAD.

The Evergreen Theatre

Hernando High School Performing Arts Center

Love on the Rocks, a love story about how marriage/relationships/love can be tested when an outside force enters. Written in 1989 by New Orleans artists Kaia Livers and the late Ralph Josephs. (355-9437), www.theatreworks.org. $20. Fri., July 13, 7:30-9:30 p.m.,

The Hunchback of Notre Dame, based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature. www. kudzuplayers.com. Sundays, 2 p.m., and Fridays, Saturdays, 7 p.m. Through July 22. 805 DILWORTH LANE, HERNANDO, MS.

Send the date, time, place, cost, info, phone number, a brief description, and photos — two weeks in advance — to calendar@memphisflyer.com or P.O. Box 1738, Memphis, TN 38101. DUE TO SPACE LIMITATIONS, ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS WILL APPEAR IN THE FLYER’S ONLINE CALENDAR ONLY. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through July 29.

Playhouse on the Square Dreamgirls, follows the journey of a young female singing group from a revolutionary time in American music history. The trio learns that show business and stardom aren’t always as glamorous as they seem. www. playhouseonthesquare.org. $25$40. Sun., 2 p.m., and Thurs.Sat., 8 p.m. Through July 15.

2085 MONROE (274-7139).

A R T I ST R EC E PT I O N S

Memphis College of Art

Artist reception for “We Rise: The Final Biennial,” exhibition by Memphis College of Art’s Alumni Association. All alumni and community invited to celebrate the MCA art and artists who will continue to progress forward. www.mca. edu. Fri., July 13, 6-9 p.m.

66 S. COOPER (726-4656).

St. Mary’s Cathedral

Good People, original work by Elaine Blanchard, based on her childhood introduction to racism, violence, and injustice with the voice of Laurence Albert, bass-baritone, accompanied by Anna Neal on piano. (6042149), www.elaineblanchard. com. Donations at the door. Tues., July 17, 7-8 p.m. 700 POPLAR (527-3361).

Theatre Memphis

Ladies & Legends, Songs of Stage & Screen, fun and original cabaret performance. www.theatrememphis.org. $30. Sundays, 2 p.m., and Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Through July 29. Good People, Elaine Blanchard’s

1930 POPLAR (272-5100).

Nina Now at First Congregational Church, Sunday, July 15th original play, Good People, a story based on her childhood introduction to racism, violence, and injustice, accompanied by the voice of Laurence Albert, bass-baritone and Anna Neal on piano (604-2149), www.elaineblanchard.com. $5.00. Wed., July 18, 1:30-2:30 p.m. 630 PERKINS EXT. (682-8323).

TheatreWorks

Crib, an African-American professor in the midst of a tenure fight and a star basketball player are reminded by the coach that the school is run on athletic money, not classroom achievement. www. playhouseonthesquare.org. $25. Sundays, 2 p.m., and

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Accepting Applications: Crosstown Arts Residency Program

Visit website for more information and registration. $10 application fee. Through July 15. CROSSTOWN CONCOURSE, N. CLEVELAND AT NORTH PARKWAY, WWW.CROSSTOWNARTS.ORG.

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The Barony of Soul’s Crossing live-action role-playing game. From arts and science competitions to battle games and quests, a family-friendly group with levels of participation for any physical level. Free. Sundays, 1 p.m. 1372 OVERTON PARK.

Blue Star Museums Program

Free admission to Pink Palace Family of Museums for the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Visit website for more information. Through Sept. 3. MEMPHIS PINK PALACE MUSEUM, 3050 CENTRAL (636-2362), WWW.MEMPHISMUSEUMS.ORG.

Christmas Ornaments in July

Get a head start on your holiday gifts by making some cute Christmas ornaments. $35. Sun., July 15, 1 p.m. MEMPHIS MADE BREWING COMPANY, 768 S. COOPER (207-5343).

Legacy Dance Company

Come to learn about a new dance company that honors the dance legacy of the African Diaspora. Thurs., July 12, 6:15 p.m. HOUSTON LEVEE COMMUNITY CENTER, 1801 HOUSTON LEVEE (384-3885), DANCEDIMENSIONINSTITUTE.ORG.

MMFW: The Official Runway Show

Featuring a day filled with known designers, stylists, celebrities, industry pros, and innovative artists from around the globe to celebrate creativity and design. $20-$35. Sat., July 14, 6-11 p.m. PREMIERE PALACE, 629 MONROE (725-5625).

Opening Lecture: “The Photographer in the Garden”

Explore the themes of “In the Garden” exhibition with Jamie M. Allen, associate curator at the George Eastman Museum, in Winegardner Auditorium. Book signing to follow, The Photographer in the Garden. Sun., July 15, 2 p.m.

Submissions Open for MCA 68th Annual Holiday Bazaar & Fund-raiser.

Visit website for more information. Through Oct. 1. WWW.MCA.EDU.

ONGOI NG ART

Art Museum at the University of Memphis (AMUM)

“Monster Marks,” exhibition of work from Memphis collections that make us think about how we define monsters. www.memphis. edu/amum. Through July 28. “Africa: Art of a Continent,” permanent exhibition of African art from the Martha and Robert Fogelman collection. Ongoing.

THE DIXON GALLERY & GARDENS, 4339 PARK (761-5250), WWW.DIXON.ORG.

142 COMMUNICATION & FINE ARTS BUILDING (678-2224).

Paint Memphis Call for Artists: “Dream Bigger”

Art Village Gallery

Seeking writers, muralists, and painters to honor the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. Through July 15. WWW.PAINTMEMPHIS.ORG.

Saturday Snap

Bring camera and a photographer will be on hand to assist you and offer tips on improving your photography skills. Second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. Through Sept. 20. THE DIXON GALLERY & GARDENS, 4339 PARK (761-5250), WWW.DIXON.ORG.

“Somnium (Daydreams),” exhibition of 10 medium- to large-scale figurative paintings on reverse canvas by Mario Henrique. www.artvillagegallery.com. Through Aug. 31. 410 S. MAIN (521-0782).

ANF Architects

“The Best of the Best,” exhibition showcasing the winners of the Memphis Camera Club’s 2017 Year End Awards. www.anfa.com. Through Aug. 2. 1500 UNION (278-6868).

Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art

“Chinese Symbols in Art,” ancient Chinese pottery and bronze.

www.belzmuseum.org. Ongoing. 119 S. MAIN, IN THE PEMBROKE SQUARE BUILDING (523-ARTS).

Crosstown Concourse

FocalPoint Art Show, exhibition of new work by Jason Miller, Robert Fairchild, Zoe Nadel, La’Donna Roberts, and Lester Jones inside FocalPoint. Through Nov. 30. N. CLEVELAND AT NORTH PARKWAY.

David Lusk Gallery

“Arboretum,” exhibition of drawings and sculpture by John Salvest. Through July 27. “Southern Obscura,” exhibition of enhanced photography by Jeane Umbreit. www.davidluskgallery.com. Through July 27. 97 TILLMAN (767-3800).

The Dixon Gallery & Gardens

“In the Garden,” over 400,000 photographic objects dating back to the inception of photography as a medium. The collection explores garden imagery and humans cultivating the land. Through Sept. 20. “’IN LAK’ECH ALA K’IN,’ Tú eres mi otro yo, You are my other self,” installation transforming the Mallory/Wurtzburger Galleries into a work of art by Richard Lou. www.dixon.org. Through July 15. 4339 PARK (761-5250).

Eclectic Eye

“Escape to the Sea,” acrylic and watercolor paintings by Carolyn Moss. www.eclectic-eye.com. Through July 25. 242 S. COOPER (276-3937).

FireHouse Community Arts Center

Mosal Morszart, exhibition of works by Black Arts Alliance artist. www.memphisblackartsalliance.org. Ongoing. 985 S. BELLEVUE (948-9522).

Graceland

“Hillbilly Rock,” exhibition featuring items from The Marty Stuart Collection. www.graceland.com. Ongoing. 3717 ELVIS PRESLEY (332-3322).

Jack Robinson Photography Gallery

“Eco Prints,” prints on paper. Framed prints are $150, unframed $60. www.robinsoneditions.com. Through Aug. 31. 44 HULING (576-0708).

L Ross Gallery

“Abstraction,” work by four regional artists. www.lrossgallery. com. Through July 29. 5040 SANDERLIN (767-2200).

Leadership Memphis

“Trolley Night: Music, Messages, and Movements,” exhibition in partnership with The Withers Collection Museum & Gallery. Through Aug. 31. 365 S. MAIN ST. (278-0016).

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

“Arts of Global Africa,” exhibition of historic and contemporary works in a range of different media presenting an expansive vision of Africa’s artistry. www. brooksmuseum.org. Through June 21, 2021.

“Black Resistance: Ernest C. Withers and the Civil Rights Movement,” exhibition focuses on and commemorates the 50th anniversary of the events from March 27 through April 8, 1968. Through Aug. 19. “African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style,” dynamic traditions of African dress featuring colorful, boldly patterned printed cloth highlighting the interplay between regional preferences and cosmopolitanism. Through Aug. 12. “About Face,” exhibition located in the Education Gallery highlighting the different ways artists interpret the connection between emotion and expression. www. brooksmuseum.org. Ongoing. “Drawing Memory: Essence of Memphis,” works inspired by nsibidi, a sacred means of communication among male secret societies in southeastern Nigeria by Victor Ekpuk. www.brooksmuseum.org. Ongoing. 1934 POPLAR (544-6209).

Memphis College of Art

“We Rise: The Final Biennial,” by Memphis College of Art’s Alumni Association. All alumni and community invited to celebrate the MCA art and artists that will continue to progress forward. www.mca.edu. Through July 15. 1930 POPLAR (272-5100).

Metal Museum

“Forge,” exhibition of work by 15 international metal artists whose

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Playhouse on the Square

“DreamESCAPES,” exhibition of multi-media series of imagined, constructed landscapes of famous cities, iconic places, and sometimes rural, non-descriptive corners of the world by O. Gustavo Plascencia. www.mca.edu. Through July 29. 66 S. COOPER (726-4656).

Ross Gallery

“Connecting Memphis,” exhibition of selections from photography-and-storytelling project by Cindy McMillion. www.connectingmemphis. com. Through July 18. CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY, PLOUGH LIBRARY, 650 E. PARKWAY S. (321-3000).

Slavehaven Underground Railroad Museum

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826 N. SECOND (527-3427).

St. George’s Episcopal Church

“Summer, Sun, and Art,” work in oils, acrylic, watercolor, and photography by 16 local artists from Artist Group of Memphis. (754-7282), stgchurch.org. Through July 29.

WKNO Studio

“The Memphis I Love,” photography by Adarryll Jackson, Sr. (458-2521), www.wkno. org. Through July 27.

OPEN HOUSE every Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday of July.

Anne Hughes Sayle, oil on canvas realistic landscapes and figures work and fabric art pieces. www.trezevantmanor. org. Through Aug. 10.

Trezevant Manor

177 N. HIGHLAND (325-4000).

Village Frame & Art

“20th Century Memphis Photographs,” exhibition of work by Charlie Ivey and Virginia Schoenster, Wednesdays, 10

See what used to be, Memphis style, with Mike McCarthy. Call to schedule a personal tour. Ongoing.

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Eighth Annual Woman’s Exchange Art Gallery Open House, approximately 100 local and regional artists’ work in all media. (541-331-0077), www.womans-exchange.com. Through Aug. 24. 88 RACINE (327-5681).

B O O KS I G N I N G S

Booksigning by Ace Atkins

Author discusses and signs The Sinners in conversation with Drake Hall. Wed., July 18, 6 p.m. NOVEL, 387 PERKINS EXT. (9225526), WWW.NOVELMEMPHIS.COM.

Booksigning by Beatriz Williams

Author discusses and signs The Summer Wives. Sun., July 15, 2 p.m. NOVEL, 387 PERKINS EXT. (9225526), WWW.NOVELMEMPHIS.COM.

LECT U R E /S P EA K E R

July Learning Circle: Bringing the Spiritual into the Everyday

Talk about ways to bring a sense of spirituality to mundane tasks. Open to anyone ages 14 and over. Minors must be accompanied by a parent. Sun., July 15, 7-9 p.m. THE BROOM CLOSET, 546 S. MAIN (497-9486), WWW.THEFELLOWSHIPOFAVALON.COM.

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Shelby County Mayoral Town Hall Wed., July 18, 5:30 p.m.

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Yellow Fever Rock & Roll Ghost Tour

Woman’s Exchange Tea Room

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Tops Gallery: Madison Avenue Park

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Stax Museum of American Soul Music

“The Chaos and the Cosmos: Inside Memphis Music’s Lost Decade, 1977-1986,” exhibition of photography by Patricia Rainer. www.staxmuseum. com. Through July 31.

happy hour & tour series. $15. Thurs., July 12, 6-8 p.m.

7151 CHERRY FARMS (458-2521).

2425 SOUTH GERMANTOWN (754-7282).

South Main Artspace is now accepting applications.

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Discussion of her work at Governors Island and lessons that can be applied here in Memphis. RSVP on Facebook. Tues., July 17, 4-6 p.m.

“Lion Tamers,” exhibition of paintings by Paul Edwards. www.topsgallery.com. Through July 15.

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“Images of Africa Before & After the Middle Passage,” exhibition of photography by Jeff and Shaakira Edison. Ongoing.

a.m.-6 p.m. Gallery Artists, exhibition of work by Charlie Ivey, Virginia Schoenster, Lou Ann Dattilo, and Matthew Hasty. Ongoing.

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Old Forest Trail Hike

Assemble at the Lick Creek Bridge, just south of the Rainbow Lake parking lot or just east of the No. 2 tee of the historic Overton Park Golf Course, on Old Forest Lane for tour with Jimmy Ogle. Free. Second Saturday of every month, 10 a.m. Through July 14. OVERTON PARK, OFF POPLAR, WWW.JIMMYOGLE.COM.

Preservation Posse: After Hours at Frayser Bauhaus

Join Memphis Heritage at 3590 Thomas for a renovator’s

Back to School Family Affair Event

Medical screenings, services, information, and free immunizations will be offered to students from pre-school age up to 18 (including entering college freshmen). Sat., July 14, 8 a.m.-noon. UT STUDENT-ALUMNI CENTER, 800 MADISON.

Community Health Fair

Free health screenings, refreshments, kids’ activities, door prizes, entertainment and education on diet and nutrition, mental health, fitness, and higher learning in Wilson Hall Gym, 251 S. Claybrook. Free. Sat., July 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. METHODIST UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, 1265 UNION (516-8137), WWW.MLH.ORG.

Trade & Career Fair

Twenty-five businesses and institutions who will be ready to hire qualified candidates. Wed., July 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS COLLIERVILLE CAMPUS, 215 E POPLAR.

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Family-friendly event featuring Southern Avenue band, classic car and motorcycle show, food, shopping ,and crazy kids’ contests. Free. Second Saturday of every month, 5-8 p.m. DOWNTOWN HELENA, AR, CHERRY STREET (870-338-3300).

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Redbirds v. Iowa

Mon.-Thur., June 16-19, 7:05 p.m. AUTOZONE PARK, THIRD AND UNION (721-6000), WWW.MEMPHISREDBIRDS.COM.

Street Outlaws No Prep Kings $20-$100. Fri., July 13, 4 p.m., and Sat., July 14, noon. MEMPHIS INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, 5500 VICTORY LANE, WWW.RACEMIR.COM.

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2018 Kids Summer Film Fest

Participating Malco Theatre locations will offer G- and PG-rated movies at a specially discounted price benefiting children’s hospitals across the mid-south. Visit website for lineup schedule. $2. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Through Aug. 1. WWW.MALCO.COM.


C A L E N D A R : J U LY 1 2 - 1 8 Auditions for Missoula Children’s Theatre Blackbeard the Pirate

Peabody Rooftop Parties

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Live music and beautiful views of the sun setting over the Mississippi River. Ladies get in free before 7 p.m. 21+ $10-$15. Thursdays, 6-10 p.m. Through Aug. 16.

Camp BraveHearts

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Visit website for more information Through July 13.

Family grief camp to help children ages 6-16 cope with the death of a family member or friend they have lost within the past two years. Free. Wed.Fri., July 18-20, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. FOR THE KINGDOM CAMP, 4100 RALEIGH MILLINGTON (818-2105), WWW.METHODISTHEALTH.ORG.

Fun Fridays

In the Tracks & Trails and Campfire Tales Idea Garden investigate the travel trail in July and campfire tales in August. Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon Through Aug. 31. MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN, 750 CHERRY (636-4100), WWW. MEMPHISBOTANICGARDEN.COM.

Stargazing with Memphis Astronomical Society

Telescopes provided to help view constellations, planets, and star clusters. Gazing events begin at sunset. Wed., July 18. SHELBY FARMS, 500 N. PINE LAKE (767-PARK), WWW.SHELBYFARMSPARK.ORG.

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Master the Grill

Join experienced barbecue competitors Gray Clawson and David Ellis to learn how to cook the perfect barbecue brisket on your backyard grill. $15. Sat., July 14, 4-7 p.m. BOBBY LANIER FARM PARK, 7901 POPLAR PIKE.

Memphis Flyer’s Burger Week

Participating restaurants all over town will be offering a special Burger Week burger at a discounted price. For more information and participating restaurants, visit website. Through July 18. WWW.MEMPHISFLYERBURGERWEEK.COM.

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Funky Friday at Stax: Ekpe and Company

Music, dancing, and crafts with Ekpe & Co. African Drummers. Activities are free, interactive, and fun for all ages. Free. Fri., July 13, 10 a.m.-noon.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

The scientist father of a teenage girl and boy accidentally shrinks his and two other neighborhood teens to the size of insects. The teens must fight dangers as the father searches for them. $8. Fri., July 13, 7 p.m. THE ORPHEUM, 203 S. MAIN (525-3000), WWW.ORPHEUMMEMPHIS.COM.

Time Warp Drive-In: Season 5

MALCO SUMMER 4 DRIVE-IN, 5310 SUMMER (681-2020), WWW.MALCO.COM.

SATURDAY, JULY 28

STAX MUSEUM OF AMERICAN SOUL MUSIC, 926 E. MCLEMORE (942-7685), WWW.STAXMUSEUM.COM.

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The Magic of Science

Theater program where live experiments and demos teach the fundamental principles of science. $4$4.75. Mon.-Fri., 9:45 a.m.-noon Through July 12.

Prizes continually get bigger throughout the day.

MEMPHIS PINK PALACE MUSEUM, 3050 CENTRAL (636-2362), WWW.MEMPHISMUSEUMS.ORG.

Paint-ology

Young-ologists trace the processes, stories, and inspirations of painters throughout the ages. Must be able to attend all three sessions. Supplies and snack included. Reservations required. $30 members, $45 nonmembers. Saturdays, 1:30-4 p.m. Through July 28.

ELMWOOD CEMETERY, 824 S. DUDLEY (774-3212), WWW.ELMWOODCEMETERY.ORG.

This month’s lineup features Fight Club, V for Vendetta, Dark City, and War Bride. Sat., July 14, 8 p.m.

Unapologetic/Goner Downtown Meltdown Thurs., July 12, 5-9 p.m.

Cottage, a National Register Landmark since 1978. Memphis Mojo and MemPops food trucks on site. $15. Fri., July 13, 8:30 p.m.

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Applications for 2018 Empowerment Fund Grants Designed to provide financial assistance to grassroots leaders and organizations for community work that improves the quality of life in Memphis’ under-resourced neighborhoods. Through July 27. WWW.COMMUNITYLIFT.ORG.

Conversation with the Mayor

Conversation with Shelby County Mark Luttrell. Hear his perspective of where we are as a region today and where we will be in the future. Lunch provided. Thurs., July 12, 12-1:30 p.m.

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Early Voting for County General, State Primary, and Special Municipal Visit website for more information including early voting locations and sample ballots. July 12-28. WWW.SHELBYVOTE.COM.

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MMLP Silent Disco

Entertaining evening of dancing to benefit Dorothy Day House. $25. Thurs., July 12, 4-7 p.m. GHOST RIVER BREWING, 827 S. MAIN (278-0087), WWW.AAGM.ORG.

Nerd in the Afternoon: Keeping it British

Trivia fund-raiser for TEP and Special Olympics. Registration. Team registration fee is $50, with prizes for first, secnd, and third place, as well as raffle prizes. Sun., July 15, 2-5 p.m. GROWLERS, 1911 POPLAR (244-7904), WWW.FOCUSMIDSOUTH.COM.

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(l to r) Brass Door owner Seamus Loftus with Deni and Patrick Reilly forgiving of those who slept in last night’s makeup; it screams, “Hello, yes, hi! Order Jameson and yell about something that happened back in 2009!” Either way, the bartender who most often puts up with my friends and me, Joey, will be there to accommodate you without judgment. Soccer is rapidly gaining popularity in the U.S. and The Brass Door has contributed to the local rise in interest, often hosting both the Memphis Gooners and American Outlaws Memphis. The World Cup comes to a close this weekend, so I’d suggest joining me in visiting so you can witness the fandom yourself. Next year, for the 2019 Women’s World Cup, plan on patronizing an Irish pub. I promise you that no one will be angry when you spray a whole beer on the floor from excitement, Seamus least of all. 152 Madison. 572-1813, thebrassdoor.com


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FILM REVIEW By Chris McCoy continued from page 27 the MacGuffin for a few minutes. The meat of the picture is the special effects riffs made possible by protagonists for whom scale has become arbitrary. This is a $160 million movie that is not afraid to just drive a little remote controlled car down the street and film it. A flatbed truck gets used as a skateboard, there’s a completely appropriate Hot Wheels tie-in, and it wouldn’t be a movie about shrinking without a giant salt shaker. As the film goes on, the goofy practical effects give way to the Steve Ditko-inspired, psychedelic vistas of the Quantum Realm. Reed’s playful sense and light touch manages to avoid superhero fatigue for the most part. The biggest crossover

element to connect the story to the larger universe ends up providing gags, as Scott Lang is under house arrest after botching his part of Captain America: Civil War, and he must gaslight his FBI handler Jimmy Woo (Randall Park). Even though he’s top billed, Ant-Man gets overshadowed, but the rest of the cast makes up for him, especially given the pleasantly surprising amount of screen time Michael Douglas receives. With Rudd a void at the center, a game Lilly leads the rest of the cast in saving the picture, and the day. Marvel’s as big as ever. It’s the Ant-Man who got small. Ant-Man and the Wasp Now playing Multiple locations

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TH E LAST WO R D by Aylen Mercado

History Lesson

THE LAST WORD

It’s a Thursday, outside of the U.S. Capitol. Around 100 women are blockading a major intersection. Traveling from 20 states across the country, these women were prepared for the risk of arrest in this act of nonviolent civil disobedience. They represented the National Domestic Workers Alliance, CHIRLA, NOW, UltraViolet, America’s Voice, The Black Institute, 9 to 5 Working Women, and the Tennessee State Conference of NAACP. Some of these women were undocumented immigrant workers and organizers. They all wore red shirts that read “Women for Fair Immigration Reform,” and together, they took over the streets in front of the House of Representatives calling for long-overdue comprehensive immigration reform. Rocio Inclan, the director of human and civil rights at the National Education Association, spoke: “We cannot build a strong country when children and families do not even know what tomorrow will bring. … The time is now for fair immigration reform that treats women, children, and families fairly.” This wasn’t one of the Families Belong Together rallies from last week or the Women’s March of 2017. This rally took place in September 2013. About a year later, during a surge of unaccompanied minors arriving from Central America, the Obama administration considered revisiting practices of separating children from their parents, but instead proceeded with a mass expansion of family detention centers for asylum seekers. Not so long after, Hillary Clinton said that Central American refugee unaccompanied minors should be deported. Fast forward to today, and — well, we all know. The Trump administration, with some help from the groundwork laid out by past Democratic and Republican administrations, is restructuring the U.S. immigration system, piece by piece. Many of these changes happen under the radar and through various government agencies that are not highlighted in major news reports. Unless you are directly affected, or know someone who is, or do your part in learning about the process, you are typically unaware that these changes are even happening or are connected. What many could not ignore this time, however, were the images, videos, and audio recordings of children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border as a result of the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy. This sparked more than 700 Families Belong Together rallies in June calling for an end to family separations and family detention, as well as the abolishment of ICE. In 2013, I could not have imagined the #AbolishICE movement would have the coverage it does today. Back in 2013, most folks outside of black and brown immigrantorganizing communities didn’t recognize “ICE” as an acronym, much less an aggressive threat to communities. ICE was created in 2003 under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) along with the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The former Immigration and Naturalization Service essentially had all three roles prior to 2003, but expanding the work to multiple agencies made room for Congress to funnel significantly more funds to immigration enforcement. In 1996, two major legislations set the stage for the expansion of the use of detention and further criminalization of migration. Under these laws, asylums became much harder to apply for and receive. Opal Tometi, executive director of Black Alliance for Just Immigration and co-founder of Black Lives Matter, explained this legislation also meant immigrants, even those with legal residence, could be deported for “non-violent offenses, including relatively minor ones, such as marijuana possession, jumping a subway turnstile, or selling bootlegged DVDs.” Today, as Congress green-lights anti-immigration bills, DHS is signing contracts with private prison corporations that lack proper regulation and have a history of inadequate health services, sexual abuse, exploitation of labor, and inhuman living conditions. Some may refer to these places as processing or detention centers, but we’re going to call them what they are — prisons. These private prison corporations, the largest two being CoreCivic, Inc. and GEO Group, Inc., contribute millions of dollars in lobbying and campaign contributions in support of strict immigration enforcement policy because they depend on immigrant detainees to fill their prisons in order to make a profit. If you have a prison but no people to put inside, what do you do? Fabricate the crime, create the “criminals,” and pay for your rules to be enforced. We’ve heard of supply and demand? These private prisons are acting as both. People detained and put in these prisons are exposed to human rights violations. As Tometi has commented, the 1996 laws and the more that followed also targeted black immigrants at higher rates. Undocumented immigrants of African descent would be targeted by local police for being black and then be sent to ICE for deportation for not having papers. These are some of the narratives often pushed to the margins. Our conversations need to expand to include these those voices. “Abolish ICE” is not a message for politicians to now co-opt for votes and then water down. It is a call to make evident those connections between immigration justice and matters including reproductive justice, racial justice, LGBTQ+ justice, criminal justice, and health care access. Alyen Mercado is a brown, queer, Latinx chingona and Memphian pursuing an Urban Studies and Latin American and Latinx Studies degree at Rhodes College.

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Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy is the latest of several administrations’ misguided immigration efforts.

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