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If it’s February, it must be silly season in Nashville, as the Tennessee General Assembly starts cranking out bills that serve no earthly purpose other than to pander to the worst instincts of their worst constituents. My favorite this week is the legislation that’s come to be known as the “Mow ’Em Down” bill. Republican (duh) state Senator Bill Ketron came up with this beauty. Under his proposal, if a person is blocking traffic during a protest or demonstration and a driver hits them, the protester would not be able to sue the driver in civil court for any injuries, as long as it was an accident. Huh huh. This bill certainly answers a real need, but it doesn’t go far enough, in my opinion. Drivers should be able to sue protesters for any damage to their vehicles incurred while they are being run over. Hopefully, the legislature will address this oversight. Then there’s the “Make Gay Babies Illegitimate” bill, another classic case of legislation addressing a problem that doesn’t exist. Republican (duh) state Representative Terri Lynn Weaver filed legislation that would effectively make any child conceived through artificial insemination by a gay couple “illegitimate” in the eyes of Tennessee law. Why the state would want to get into the business of labeling babies is beyond me, unless, for some crazy reason Weaver wanted to ostracize and penalize gay Tennesseans. But who would want to do that? Then we have the “California Travel Ban” bill, which is in response to California banning all official travel to Tennessee because of our state’s backward LGBTQ laws. If this law passes, none of our esteemed legislators will be able to take a junket to the Golden State — a win-win for California, which has no desire to be visited by those clowns in Nashville, anyway. And what legislative session would be complete without some simple-minded silliness from good ol’ Republican (ya think?) Senator Mae Beavers, who has a crackerjack plan to eliminate pornography. Or something. “My goodness,” she said in a recent interview, “you can’t even look at my Facebook without seeing something.” I sense a Facebook ban in our future. Sad emoji. The legislators are also considering bills that would ban towns in Tennessee from being able to declare themselves “sanctuary cities,” because brown people need to be harassed and made fearful, at all costs. It’s the Christian thing to do. Actually, the anti-sanctuary city law has deeper origins than simple bigotry. With ICE raids increasing around the country and the Trump administration’s determination to arrest more undocumented residents, our prisons will be filling up nicely. N E WS & O P I N I O N And who does this benefit? If you NY TIMES CROSSWORD - 4 guessed the private prison industry, THE FLY-BY - 5 you would be correct, Sparky. And the POLITICS - 7 largest private prison corporation in EDITORIAL - 8 the U.S. just happens to be located in VIEWPOINT - 9 Nashville: CoreCivic, formerly known as COVER — “HIDDEN HISTORY” BY MICAELA WATTS - 10 Corrections Corporation of America. Last year, the federal government STE P P I N’ O UT under the Obama administration moved WE RECOMMEND - 14 MUSIC - 16 to stop using private prisons, but that LOCAL BEAT - 17 decision is unlikely to stand with the AFTER DARK - 18 new administration, and CoreCivic’s CALENDAR OF EVENTS - 20 stock is rising nicely as a result. BAR REPORT - 30 Yes, many of our legislators are FOOD - 32 shallow, mean-spirited, and foolish, but SPIRITS - 33 even for them, the oldest rule in politics FILM - 34 still applies: Follow the money. C L AS S I F I E D S - 36 Bruce VanWyngarden LAST WORD - 39


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“You’ll enjoy this even if you’re not a fan of The Walking Dead, and maybe they’ll have me on the show now.” — DeAngelo Williams tweeting about his zombie-themed 2016 wedding. Although the Memphis Tigerturned-Pittsburgh Steeler hasn’t made it onto the popular AMC horror show just yet, he appears to be well on his way. Williams was the nerdy highlight of this past week’s post-TWD wrap-up show, The Talking Dead. HAIR TODAY Memphis is having a bad hair decade. WREG reports that the city’s weave-related crime wave continues unabated. Hairpieces valued at $80,000 were stolen from Virgin Hair in Southaven. A beauty supply on Mt. Moriah avoided a similar fate when thieves chained the iron security door to their SUV, yanking the wall from its foundation. The expensive hair had been put away, leaving the determined criminals with only “a few wigs and hair samples.” VERBATIM “Wrecking ball.” That’s how Tennessee Senator Bob Corker described President Donald Trump in a recent interview with online political news magazine, Politico. Corker’s intention was to describe Trump as a powerful leader wrestling with destructive foreign policy urges. He didn’t mean to make us all imagine what the president might look like naked in a Miley Cyrus video. Thanks, Bob. By Chris Davis. Email him at

The mayor wants more police, council members say race played in Beale Street vote. State of the City Public safety was the centerpiece of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland’s first State of the City address, which he delivered last week in Frayser. Strickland touted his administration’s accomplishments, including shortening 911 answer times, paving more streets, and stabilizing the city’s fiscal situation. But he said public safety remains the largest challenge for Memphis. To tackle that challenge, Strickland hopes to hire hundreds of new Memphis Police Department (MPD) officers. The number of MPD officers was around 2,400 in the late 2000s, and that number has dwindled to just more than 1,900. Strickland said the MPD has recently launched a violent crimes bureau to provide a more focused investigation of serious crimes. The unit will find and arrest violent and repeat offenders. Midtown Market returns The project to put apartments and retail space on the site of the shuttered hotel at Union and McLean is back, and developers want a 15-year tax break worth more than $6.6 million to build it.

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Belz HRP Partners got a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) deal for the project in 2015 but were not able to get it off the ground. The company unveiled a scaled-down version of its Midtown Market project last week in documents filed with the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. (CCRFC) in hopes of securing a new PILOT for the new project. Company officials said they can’t afford to finance or build the project without the tax break. continued on page 6

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Lawmakers tap bills against open containers and for Sunday wine sales. Nashville is flooded with new booze laws this year as many Tennessee General Assembly members want to change where, when, and what you can drink. No roadies It is perfectly legal for passengers to drink alcohol in moving vehicles, according to Tennessee state law, but some state legislators and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam want to ban road sodas from Beale Street to State Street. A new bill would end the so-called “pass the bottle” rule. However, many open container bills have come but have always gone in the legislature. Why? Well, it’s been long rumored around Legislative Plaza that lawmakers like to have a nip on the way to college football games. But the new bill has an extra push this year, energizing anti-roadie hopefuls. Haslam’s administration, which is hot on finding funds for road projects, has said that leaving the open container loophole open costs about $18 million in

federal road funding each year. The bill is carried by Rep. John Ray Clemmons (D-Nashville) and Sen. Sara Kyle (D-Memphis). But check local laws before popping a top. Memphis law, for example, bars drivers and passengers from drinking in moving cars. Get caught, and it’s a $50 fine. Sunday sales Legislators want to put a little more fun in your Sunday Funday. A bill filed last week would allow package stores and retailers to sell wine any time beer is sold. That means wine would be available for sale in grocery stores at noon and that liquor stores could be open on Sunday offering wine and spirits. Bill sponsors Rep. Gerald McCormick (R-Chattanooga) and Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) say continued on page 6

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continued from page 5 In the new project, the four-story office building that fronts the southwest corner of Union and McLean will be razed in the new plan and replaced with new construction. The eight-story Artisan Hotel on the site will be converted into apartments. The new price tag for Midtown Market is $33.5 million, down from $43.5 million in 2015. Lottery fight Republican state Rep. Andy Holt and state Sen. Lee Harris, of Memphis, targeted the “predatory marketing tactics” found in Tennessee Lottery commercials with a new bill filed last week. Holt said lottery television commercials seemed to suggest Tennesseans should buy lottery tickets instead of exchanging Christmas gifts, feeding themselves, or saving for a child’s education. “I have very publicly asked the Tennessee Lottery to ensure me (and the countless Tennesseans who are upset over these practices) that they would no longer run these types of ads,” Holt said in a Wednesday news statement. “When the media asked them for comment, they had nothing to say, and they’ve said nothing to me.” The legislation will set up an independent commission to vet all lottery ads.

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Race on Beale Race will figure into the future of Beale Street’s management as Memphis City Council members held a brief but pointed discussion about it last week. Last year, the Beale Street Tourism Development Authority (BSTDA) agreed to allow the Downtown Memphis Commission to continue to manage the street. A local, African-American-led company called 21 Beale was passed over for that contract, a move that council member Joe Brown called “plain old racism.” The discussion continued last week with council member Janis Fullilove noting that, when it comes to Beale Street from a historical perspective, “We’re not getting it.” Council member Barbara Swearengen asked and was told that BSTDA member Jamal Whitlow, a black man, made the motion to not give the contract to 21 Beale. The discussion will continue when the council meets next week.

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they hope the move accelerates wine sales across the state. Red White and Food, the same coalition of Tennessee food stores that pushed for wine sales in grocery stores, is now pushing for what it calls “seven day sales” of wine. That group says beer can be sold seven days per week as can wine and spirits at Tennessee restaurants and bars. Thirty-eight states now allow seven-day sales of wine or spirits. “If Sunday is when you do your food shopping and you want to pick up a bottle of wine to go with dinner, you are out of luck,” reads the Red White and Food site for seven-day sales. “Even more confounding for shoppers is the fact that on Sundays beer is for sale right across the aisle from the wine.” County wine sales A new bill would allow wine sales in grocery stores in counties “within which five or more municipalities have authorized such retail wine sales by retail food stores.”


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Mancini forms group to begin reorganization for defunct local party; Cohen holds town hall. Johnson, Jolie-Grace Wareham, Corey Strong, and Deborah Reed. The local reorganization effort occurs at a time of numerous local demonstrations of resistance to the national administration headed by Republican Donald Trump and calls for a local party organization to function as an opposition force.









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• Nowhere was that spirit of resistance more evident than during a weekend “town meeting” held at East High School by 9th District Congressman Steve Cohen, who, coincidentally, has just been named to the House Ethics Committee as one of five Democratic members by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who made the announcement on Tuesday. Over the course of a grueling three hours on Saturday, Cohen, assisted by Memphis lawyer Brian Faughnan from the Tennessee chapter of the ACLU and Chris Coleman from the Tennessee Justice Center, responded to questions from an audience of nearly 1,000 people. The questions, on every political subject under the sun, mostly involved attendees’ negative responses to actions taken by the Trump administration and featured numerous concerns that Democrats, even out of power, might be able to mount an effective opposition. Typical was one woman’s plea: “We are not fighting back! We need a grass roots growth like the Tea Party. We need a Democratic tea party now!” Despite the size of the crowd (which necessitated a substantial police security force, just in case) and abundant expressions of anger, there was little internal dissent. Faughnan offered assurances that the ACLU was on the case in resisting both the Trump travel ban nationally and pending legislation in the Tennessee General Assembly to limit free expression. Similarly, Coleman provided details of available government services and detailed strategies for defending those services against Republican efforts to abolish or truncate them. Cohen himself was indefatigable in dealing with specific audience concerns, dealing out wisecracks and dollops of advice and assuring the attendees, mostly Democrats or party sympathizers: “We are going to win in the future!”


Mary Mancini of Nashville, who in late January won reelection as Tennessee Democratic Party chair at a meeting of the state party’s executive committee, has, as one of her first priorities, launched an effort to recreate the defunct Shelby County Democratic Party. Mancini has contacted 13 local Democrats and asked them to serve as an ad hoc committee for the purpose of reforming the Shelby County party. Members of this core group will next agree amongst themselves on a date for an organizational meeting, either late this month or sometime in March. A series of subsequent public meetings will then be scheduled to allow input from prospective new Democratic Party members, and out of those subsequent meetings a new party machinery will be formed. When the process is completed at some point down the line, presumably in the spring or early summer, the Shelby County Democratic Party, complete with new officers to be elected during the course of those several Steve public meetings, will Cohen be a reality again for the first time since August, when Mancini, backed by the state party committee, formally decertified the local party. That dramatic act of decertification occurred after a lengthy period of local party dissension (“many years of dysfunction” was Mancini’s phrase) and, in particular, during the course of a pitched battle between Shelby County party members over the issue of what to do about party funds allegedly unaccounted for during the tenure of former local chairman Bryan Carson. At issue also were several fines incurred by the Shelby County party, both during and after the flap over Carson, for incomplete and late financial disclosures to the state Election Registry. Some of the local Democrats named by Mancini to the ad hoc committee that will attempt to recreate the Shelby County party are David Cocke, Dave Cambron, George Monger, Van Turner, Jeannie


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Resisting! The modish word “proactive” presumably says something both quantitatively and qualitatively more than “active” does, and there is compelling reason to believe that it and other linguistic transformations are not lapses or even inventions so much as they are collective and subconscious adaptations to revisions in reality. That said, here’s a word with an established meaning that circumstances may contrive to give a new twist: “resist.” That’s a word which, in one form or another, has spontaneously begun to multiply in headlines and articles and bold magazine blurbs and broadcast promos dealing with the current American political situation. The Women’s March of January 21st, a day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, was one manifestation of a pent-up — and now exploded — urge to resist. The Women’s Marches, we should say, since the turnout of protesters was massive and everywhere. And so were the spontaneous outbursts that greeted President Trump’s abortive ban on free movement to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim nations. And many more parallel assemblies, for better or for worse — the angry horde that presented right-wing demagogue Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking at the University of California being a case in point of the latter, arguably. The very word “resist” has now begun to expand its range even further. It no longer requires even an implied object. The current wave of mass actions is not merely a reaction to Trump — though it certainly

owes much to his provocations. Trump himself was undeniably the beneficiary of angry collective energies in the election year just past. It can be argued that his campaign was the other side of the coin that also produced the left/socialist movement of Bernie Sanders. Whatever its origin, and however bifurcated, anger persists, and it seems ever clearer that whatever shade of populism may have reared up behind Trump, it will not stand by the reactionary and wayward nature of the regime that his cabinet appointments and cavalier attitudes now portend. One example of the mounting popular mood was on exhibit Saturday morning at a town meeting held by 9th District congressman Steve Cohen at East High School. (See Politics, p. 7.) Presumably as a precaution, there were numerous police officers on hand, but at no point was there anything resembling a disturbance amongst the thousand or so attendees, who manifested an impressive unity behind a diverse set of common goals. The key moment of that event came when a woman rose to exclaim, “We are not fighting back! We need a grass roots growth like the Tea Party. We need a Democratic Tea Party now.” Now, that’s proactive resistance. More is sure to come.

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Marketing Fear The Memphis Police Association is right to want its members’ benefits restored; it is wrong to use scare tactics. rate is misleading. While the murder rate has gone up and down over the past several years, the reality is that it has stayed in a general range, no matter how many cops were on the beat. The same thing can be said for all violent crime in the city. Laying last year’s homicide rate in the lap of the city council, the Mayor, and the current MPD administration is like blaming the number of babies born in a year on OB/GYNs. They didn’t get the people pregnant, they just delivered the babies. Ultimately, this kind of message does nothing but force people, including politicians, deeper into their corners. I agree that Memphis cops deserve to have their benefits restored. I agree that part of that effort may require an adversarial posture from the MPA. But this is not the way to do it.

The MPA has a right to stand up for its members, but it should do that while being honest about what drives the problems in our city. There are plenty of cities all over the nation that have fewer cops and a lower crime rate. Why is that? Because these cities are often taking a more proactive approach to the systemic problems that lead to higher crime rates. Things like education, access to health care, good public transportation, and job placement services have a greater impact on violent crime than the number of cops on the beat. If the MPA wants their members to get their benefits back, they should stop thinking only about what they want and start thinking about what the city needs. By advocating for those things, they could get their benefits restored, though most likely with a smaller force. I doubt the MPA will do that. It appears they’d rather stare at the trees and wonder where the forest is. Steve Ross is proprietor of vibincblog, where a version of this essay first appeared.

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I support restoring the benefit cuts. I even support a tax increase to fund them. But I find myself hoping the city council and mayor’s office won’t reward this kind of behavior. I don’t think they should punish it either.


Just about every group in America has a message. Some of those messages are uplifting, some are calls to action, and some are really trying hard to be both but just fail miserably. That’s called bad marketing. Then there are those occasional instances where the message is so onerous that you have to wonder why someone would ever think this is a good idea. Such is the most recent example by the Memphis Police Association. The MPA recently put up a billboard on Poplar highlighting Memphis’ high murder rate last year and implying that the number has something to do with fewer cops being on the beat. That’s foolishness, and everyone who knows anything about anything knows it. This is just another in a string of messages from the MPA concerning the benefit cuts that took place several years back. The group has been trying to pressure the mayor’s office and the Memphis City Council to reinstate those cuts, using the most incendiary tactics they can find — to little effect. This isn’t a way to make friends and influence people; it’s a temper tantrum. The MPA has every right to be upset about the benefit cuts. In fact, I share their anger. But they make it hard to be on their side when they put out messages like this. It’s a tactic the MPA has used time and time again, to little effect. The MPA and its president, Mike Williams, appear to believe provoking fear is the way to get what they want. For years, they’ve been trying to stoke fear for political effect, to no avail. I support restoring the benefit cuts. I even support a tax increase to fund them. But I find myself hoping the city council and mayor’s office won’t reward this kind of behavior. I don’t think they should punish it either. I do think they need to send a clear message that, until they get honest, good-faith brokering from the MPA, this kind of activity will actually hurt any effort to restore the cuts. What’s most annoying about this messaging effort by the MPA is that it is intellectually dishonest. Their message implies that the benefit cuts have led to fewer cops on the beat, which explains the rise in violent crime. The first part of that argument has some truth to it. Benefit cuts have led to some officers leaving and have presented recruitment challenges. But linking that to the crime


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he facade of the New Chicago Community Development Corporation (NCCDC) could be described as forgettable. A two-story, manila-brick building on a sleepy street in its namesake community, there isn’t a particular feature of note, except for the five-pound guard Chihuahua that will suspiciously eye you as you approach the door. Carnita Atwater, the building’s owner and operator, prefers the unremarkable exterior. “I like to catch people off guard, y’know? That way they have no idea what they’re walking into.” What people are walking into is the very tip of Atwater’s artifact iceberg, amassed over 30 years from around the nation and beyond, and carefully arranged in a nondescript building that serves as halfmuseum, half-community center. The first-floor museum in the NCCDC contains a small slice of Atwater’s collection. Dozens of stacked rubbermaid containers stored on the second floor contain a little bit more. And beyond the walls of the NCCDC, dozens of storage

units contain the rest. Atwater estimates that in order to fully display everything she has collected, the NCCDC building would need to sprout seven more stories. The front hall is flanked by lavishly framed portraits of recognizable figures in America’s Black history: Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Frederick Douglass (it turns out he’s been deceased for a while, who knew?). There’s a sarcophagus replica (one of just a couple of replicas for aesthetic purposes) just beyond the sign-in desk. It’s a hint that this story will go back to the beginning. The display cases running along the cinder-block walls contain handpainted wooden letters spelling out each case’s theme: “Negro Spirituals” for the case filled with 19th-century sheet music; “Hateful Shame” for the case containing rusted shackles that once clasped Black wrists. Each wing of the museum testifies to the existence and humanity of wellknown and unknown Black Americans. No one necessarily knows who Tom

Meriwether was, but you will know — at least for the time you are in the museum — that he graduated from grammar school in the late 1920s from Memphis City Schools. You can see his certificate, scrawled out in elaborate cursive just a few tables down from first-run Memphis Minnie vinyl records. Though Atwater’s museum lacks the resources that its downtown counterpart, the National Civil Rights Museum has, there’s no shortage of appreciation from the surrounding community it serves, because the NCCDC has a two-fold existence, and the other part of it is dedicated to serving and uplifting the New Chicago area. Beyond the main wing and behind gold satin drapes is a spacious dining hall, which can be converted for weddings or community meetings at a moment’s notice. Frequently, community meals for the neighborhood are hosted, free of charge. In the hall, plush purple velvet chairs are waiting for the kings and queens of the day. Silver tureens are polished and at the ready to host heaps of spaghetti and pulled pork. The details are meant to remind

the community it serves of the royalty in their bloodlines and that whoever walks in for a meal will always be treated with the dignity that the room commands, regardless of status. For organizations and families that can afford it, Atwater will rent out the hall for a modest $600. For those who can’t afford it, Atwater finds a compromise. No one is turned away.

Welcome to New Chicago Initially, Atwater was aiming to place her museum in the heart of downtown. She notes with a raised eyebrow that she tried to buy Clayborn Temple a few years back, but was turned down. She also tried to acquire the old police station on Adams but was unsuccessful. “Then I went Harriet Tubman underground on them,” Atwater says. continued on page 12

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In 2003, she purchased the two-story building now housing the NCCDC and set to work transforming it into a community hub. Though it would be over a decade later before the museum portion of the NCCDC would officially open, it was always part of the goal. “I said, ‘Okay then, I’m going to take my museum and place it smack dab in the middle of the ghetto. I’m going to get tourists over here to New Chicago.’” It might not have been the original plan, but Atwater has leaned into the New Chicago community, and constantly schemes about how she can catalyze its development. Though her doctorate is in public health, Atwater has a lengthy record of owning and operating businesses. She opened her first business at 12, after her father bought her a new John Deere lawn mower. After each new lawn-care customer in her hometown of Clarksdale, Mississippi, was secured, she would present them with a handwritten contract that bound them to a certain length of service. Her business instincts have only sharpened since, and they are currently laser-focused on New Chicago. The area, once home to the longshuttered Firestone Rubber & Tire Company, is undeniably economically depressed, as most majority-Black neighborhoods in Memphis are. For the past few decades, the community has been steadily bleeding out. According to Shelby County data, property values have been in free-fall — dropping by as much as 36 percent between 2004 and 2014. Public transit routes have been cut, and consequently, jobs began to follow. Half of New Chicago resides in a census tract where more than 46 percent of the jobs are defined as low- or moderateincome, and 23 percent of the community is unemployed. The median income hovers between $19,000 and $22,000 a year. One block west of the NCCDC is the vacant land parcel where Firestone once thrived. Only the smokestack remains on the 71 acres. Atwater wants the land for development purposes. “I asked them if they would consider

Spiked collars depict the trauma of the Black experience, a history Atwater refuses to shy away from. selling me that property, and from what I understand, they are wanting to bring in a manufacturing company,” she says. “But, they don’t have a contract yet, and so that’s fair game.” For now, it seems as though Atwater might face another rejected attempt to secure a parcel in which she sees potential. This frustrates her. “That’s just part of the make-up from the city of Memphis. If you’re not in with the clique, then you’re out,” says Atwater, adding that she doesn’t plan on starting to force her way in at this point in her life. “My concern has never been to get in with the right crowd; my concern has always been taking care of the people,” she says. “At this point in 2017, we should be about the business of taking care of the people. I’m trying to bring culture and economic development back in this community. Why not help someone like me, who has been helping this community for years?”

Facing History The driving force behind Atwater’s museum boils down to one belief: “We haven’t taught our history,” she says. Atwater argues that schools — Shelby County Schools in particular — do not teach Black history in its entirety. She

Repeating History Atwater has been asked to describe what freedom looks like to her on multiple occasions. Her answer is multi-pronged: “You have the right to live in decent housing. You have the right to have decent transportation. You have the right to have food every day. That’s freedom to me. That’s basic,” she says. In her view, Black Americans — in Memphis at least — are not yet free. “We spent $250 million on Bass Pro, and right down the street in North Memphis, you have senior citizens barely keeping up with their taxes and eating cat food, because

that’s all they have. That’s not equality, and this life in Memphis is no joke.” Atwater recognizes that she alone cannot solve inequality in Memphis. Martin Luther King Jr. once famously warned about the dangers of the white

moderate and how silence about injustice serves to perpetuate it. Though Atwater doesn’t assign the inaction King spoke of solely to the white population of Memphis, she is concerned about the multitude of people in positions of power who choose to ignore Memphis’ worst economic inequalities. She asserts that “certain people believe in going along to get along.” In her view, the remedy to the silence is to keep making the conversation uncomfortable. And, standing in Atwater’s museum, surrounded by bullwhips and chains that once tore into flesh, can easily make you uncomfortable. It’s what she’ll keep pushing for.

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also poses the thought that parents have a hand in what she views as a “softening” of history. “What do I mean by that? Look around. It’s Black History Month in Memphis, Tennessee, and it’s like a ghost town. You aren’t hearing anything about events or commemorations on TV. You’re not reading about it much in the news. So here we go again, committing the same sins of the past. Once you do not acknowledge the African-American people, then you make them obsolete.” Atwater was introduced to Black history at an early age by community elders. She admits that her education from the mouths of elders was critical and forming, but not as explicit as it needed to be. “They didn’t tell me about the lynchings, they didn’t tell me about the rapes, and they didn’t tell me about the amount of hatred placed upon African Americans,” she says. “I think, in a way, they wanted to preserve my innocence as a child.” While Atwater understands the impulse to preserve innocence, she is also adamant that the lack of a complete history has gone hand-in-hand with a lack of humanization when it comes to being Black in the U.S. today. That’s why one of the very first things you will see in her museum is a display case showcasing shackles and spiked collars. It’s why sculptures and portraits throughout the museum depict, in near equal measure, both the pride and the trauma of the Black experience. “I have to give the Jewish communities credit, because they teach their children the complete history of their people at a very early age,” she notes. “That’s what missing in the African-American community and in the United States. How are we going to rectify this? There’s no simple answer. But you cannot tell the history of the African American without talking about the suffering.” Much of Atwater’s museum is unapologetically dedicated to suffering, but a lot it is dedicated to contributions as well. The balance sums up her philosophy of teaching history in its entirety.

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The ATP World Tour returns to the Racquet Club of Memphis this week, the 41st consecutive year of professional tennis in the Bluff City. It is the third Memphis Open under the watch of Erin Mazurek. The Memphis Open is one of only 10 ATP events in North America. What kinds of challenges do you and your staff face in keeping pro tennis on the radar of a market with a variety of entertainment options? Erin Mazurek: We have to drive home the message that we’re one of 10. Memphians are really proud of our town, our region, our giving, our hospitals. We have something that so many other cities have either lost or never had. One of 10 cities where you can go to see professional tennis live. It’s a point of pride. We have a bit of a problem in that it’s been around so long that it’s become taken for granted [by some]. When you have four decades of history, people get a little spoiled, thinking it will always be the case. We need to change that mentality. Share something a sports fan will see or experience at the Memphis Open that can’t be found anywhere else. Their most intimate sports-viewing experience. Unless you’re a courtside ticket holder [at a basketball game], you’ll never get this close to sports or professional athletes. People will come up to me and say how surprised and impressed they were after coming for the first time. I love hearing that. Give it a try for something unique to do in February. You’re going to be delighted. 2017 MEMPHIS OPEN AT THE RACQUET CLUB OF MEMPHIS THROUGH FEBRUARY 19TH

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THURSDAY February 16

FRIDAY February 17

SATURDAY February 18

Morris and Mollye Fogelman International Film Festival Memphis Jewish Community Center, 7:30 p.m., $7 Annual film festival opens tonight with a screening of Remember, a story of revenge starring Christopher Plummer. The festival continues through the month. For more information and a full schedule, go to

Monster Jam FedExForum, 7 p.m. Big trucks, lots of dust. Competitors include the Grave Digger, Northern Nightmare, Jailbird, Nitro Menace, and Backdraft.

Marvell Thomas: A Musical Celebration of Life Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 7-10 p.m. A musical tribute to Stax legend Marvell Thomas.

Places Beyond Playhouse on the Square, 8 p.m., $10-$45 Part of Ballet Memphis’ mixedrepertory series featuring choreography by Uri Sands, Steven McMahon, and Mark Godden.

Meritan Celebrates Mardi Gras High Cotton Brewing Co., 6-9:30 p.m., $10 Guests get a pint glass and king cake. Kathy Mattea Halloran Centre, 7:30 p.m., $35 A concert by country music artist Kathy Mattea featuring Bill Cooley.

Kathleen Madigan Minglewood Hall, 8 p.m. Comedy from Kathleen Madigan, featured on Jerry Seinfeld’s web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and an upcoming comedy special on Netflix, Bothering Jesus. The Dark Crystal CTI 3D Giant Theater, 4 p.m. Looking for that magical shard, y’all.

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Opera Memphis’ general director Ned Canty likes to do things differently. With Gilbert & Sullivan’s beloved buccaneer The Pirates of Penzance, he’s leaning more on tradition. “We’re playing this one very straight,” Canty says, comparing it to Opera Memphis’ Japanese video game-inspired production of The Mikado. “This one is about the Britishness of it,” he says. “Whimsey” is the word most often associated with G&S classics like The Mikado and H.M.S. Pinafore. It certainly fits Pirates, which tells the story of a young orphan who would be turning 21 and ending his arrrrpprenticeship to the pirate king, if he hadn’t been born on February 29th. Canty compares Pirates to Monty Python’s “Spanish Inquisition” sketch. “It’s a direct descendent from the pirates, where you take this very fearsome group of people and make them kind of ineffectual and cuddly. These pirates never attack anybody weaker than they are, and they never attack an orphan. So everybody says they’re an orphan and the pirates never make any money. “We want to make sure it’s generous enough,” Canty says, describing a show overstuffed with comedy and dance. “It shouldn’t feel like an inside joke shared with everybody. We want to make sure the comedy is nice and tight and the choreography is also nice and tight. “And there’s this one line,” Canty says, offering Pirates as a momentary antidote to everyday outrage. “‘Take heart, fair days will shine.’” OPERA MEMPHIS PRESENTS “THE PIRATES OF PENANCE” AT GERMANTOWN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH, 7:30 P.M., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH, 7:30 P.M., AND SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH, 3 P.M. $30-$84 751-7500. OPERAMEMPHIS.ORG



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Our Stories Matter Whitehaven Branch Library (4120 Millbranch), 12:30-2 p.m. A read-in in celebration of Black History Month. Guests read works, including song lyrics and poems, by Black authors. Jungle Boogie Hi-Tone, 9 p.m.-3 a.m., $10 “A Soulful & Global Dance Experience” with ancestral, soulful, deep house, and global soul dance music. Booksigning by Mark Greaney Barnes & Noble Wolfchase, 2 p.m. Mark Greaney signs his latest novel, Gunmetal Gray, the latest in the Gray Man series.

Memphis Short Film Fest Crosstown Arts, 6-10 p.m. Includes the premiere of No Traffic, plus a performance by rapper/film producer T. Numbers. “Celebrating the Past: Creating a Future” Clayborn Temple, 2 p.m. A family concert featuring the IRIS Orchestra celebrating the music and memories from the civil rights movement. C3Strings and school orchestras from Overton and Kingsbury will also perform.

Our Monster, Our Selves: Monstrous Feminine in Horror Film Crosstown Arts, 6:30 p.m. Part of the Women in Film series presented by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts. Marina Levina gives this talk about the history of women’s bodies in horror film.


Sun Tribute Lafayette’s Music Room, 6 p.m. John Paul Keith with Chuck Mead and Will Tucker take the stage for this tribute to Sun Records. Rubba Band Business Tour Minglewood Hall, 7 p.m., $36-$115 Concert from Juicy J featuring Belly and Project Pat. Bally’s Tunica and RIH Acquisitions MS II, LLC have no affiliation with Caesars License Company, LLC and its affiliates other than a license to the Bally’s name. Must be 21 or older. Gambling Problem? Call 1-888-777-9696.


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Music returns to the former Hi-Tone space, now known as Growlers. Long-time Memphis residents have seen the space at 1911 Poplar change names, ownership, and focus a number of times. What was once Kang Rhee Karate Studio (best known as Elvis Presley’s dojo) and the Hi-Tone Cafe became a hookah lounge and sports bar, Sports Junction, for a time. But in October, new ownership came in and decided to un-break what was never really broken. Rebranding the space as Growlers, the renovated restaurant and music venue shifted gears in late December. With former owner and booker Jonathan Kiersky now scheduling concert events, Growlers fills the void left in the Memphis College of Art/Overton Park neighborhood when the Hi-Tone moved to Crosstown.  With a new high-end sound system in place and a series of desperately needed technical upgrades, vibrancy and energy is returning to a space that once served as home to an entire generation of musicians.  People who may not have been to the

venue since it was the Hi-Tone may need a second to get their bearings. “It’s … extremely nice,” Kiersky says. “The new owners did things I’d really wanted to do with the space when the Hi-Tone was there but wouldn’t because I was renting. It’s cleaner, nicer, and has everything people always asked for. We even have real air conditioning,” he says. There are visible remnants of Growlers’ life as Sports Junction, like widescreen TVs showing sporting events, but, Kiersky says, “when musicians are on, the TVs go off. Occasionally we may invite touring acts, but our focus is local musicians, performing artists, and DJs.” With that vision in mind, Pyramid $cheme will take over Growlers Saturday night. The 18-and-older event features a cross-section of local music and arts performers, and was created by Memphian Luke Sexton, known in the music world by his dueling alter-ego: DJ Red Eye Jedi and Glitch Dr.

“Pyramid $cheme is my tribute to the creatives in Memphis who are out there on their hustle,” Sexton says. “There are a lot of talented people, but to keep it fresh, you have to go in new creative directions.” The ambitious undertaking, Sexton says, echoes the spirit of the longrunning, internationally recognized Los Angeles show, Low End Theory. And, like Low End Theory, Pyramid $cheme’s artistic avenues aren’t overly manicured or narrowly defined.   “This night is a safe place for DJs and musicians to try new things,” Sexton notes. “I know that probably sounds super corny, but we want to go out and

perform different kinds of stuff. Be open-minded. Come expecting to hear something different.” Up-and-coming hip-hop artist PreauXX, who has been splitting his time between Atlanta and Memphis, clicks with that notion. “Even though this set is actually gonna be a mix of a lot of fan favorites and songs that I regularly perform, I’m also performing about six or seven songs from my upcoming project with IMAKEMADBEATS. “Instead of having a DJ, it’s just going to be me and [IMAKEMADBEATS] doing a live show and really showcasing these new joints.” Headlining will be DJ sets from New Orleans bounce artist Quickie Mart and St. Louis turntablist Hal Greens. There will be live performances and DJ sets from Memphis natives Bored Lord and Minivan Marcus, who run the Rare Nnudes Collective. Memphix co-founder Chase One will spin tracks and there will be a performance by vocalist Nya Sanders. Local mural artist Codak of the UH Collective will be painting a new work (weather permitting). Expect dazzling jookin performances from G-Force, and Sexton says, “You can expect some surprises that will be worth the wait.” Pyramid $cheme; Growlers, 1911 Poplar, February 18th, 9 p.m.

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Valerie June Comes Home

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She’s back with a new album, a new band, and new attitude. So it’s two very different approaches. “On this record, you hear the musicians learning how I speak. I don’t read or write music, so I just have to tell them in colors and feelings and ideas, kind of getting them in the places where they can really absorb the songs. When I get the songs, I go to places. They take me places. I wrote my favorite songs in Memphis, and some of them are on this record. Some of them were in dream states, some were in waking states. These are beautiful places where the songs take me, and I have to take the musicians there with me in order to be able to get them to feel it so much that they can work with me.” Valerie June recently kicked off a year on the road with sold-out shows in London and Paris, but the excitement of the new record is tempered with loss. On the same day, she lost both her father, music promoter Emerson Hockett (“He was amazing. He was so good, and he encouraged me all the time. He would run down

to Memphis just to be with me.”) and one of her musical mentors, soul legend Sharon Jones. “It’s been a lot of loss in the last couple of months.” On Friday, Feb. 17th, Valerie June will return to Memphis with a show at the Hi-Tone. “Please just tell Memphis that I love them. I love them very much, and I wouldn’t be who I am and where I am today without Memphis.”

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I just write by hanging out and being around. As I’m living my life, I hear voices. The voices come and they sing me the songs, and I sing you the songs. I sing what I hear.” “Astral Plane” highlights a new confidence in her voice, which ranges from thin and ethereal to a soaring mezzosoprano. She says during the six-month recording process for The Order of Time, which ranged from Vermont to Brooklyn to her parents’ living room in Humboldt, Tennessee, she found her footing as a bandleader. “I had a lot more confidence in the studio than I did with Pushing Against a Stone. That was my first record, so I was still in a place of learning what being in the studio was really supposed to be like. I learned from some pros. So by the time I hit the studio this time, I was like ‘Yeah! I’m ready! Let’s go! I’m going to express myself, say what’s on my mind, dance, and have fun.’ Before I was more quiet and reserved.


Valerie June announced her return with “Shakedown,” a hill-country drone textured with keys and handclaps over a minimal, driving beat. The song stays coiled like a spring until the bridge, where the band cuts loose for a few wailing bars before settling back into the swing. The Valerie June who is sporting glamorous polka dot slacks and a gold, low-slung electric guitar is very different from the woman who, only a few short years ago, was strumming an acoustic and singing her tunes in Midtown’s Java Cabana. But she says the songs she sings on her new album, The Order of Time, have their roots in the Bluff City. “I wrote the songs over the course of 10 or 12 years. Some when I was living in Memphis, some when I was on the road, some when I was in Brooklyn, and some when I was off in different places. That was about a decade of my life. It all takes time.” Her songs emerge intuitively, bubbling up from her subconscious. “Normally,






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Hi-Tone An Evening with Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October Thursday, Feb. 16, 7 p.m.; Spacetrucker, Glorious Abhor, Native Blood Thursday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m.; Valerie June, Patrick Hockett Friday, Feb. 17, 8 p.m.; Jungle Boogie Saturday, Feb. 18, 8 p.m.; Ebenezer Goodman, Joybomb, the Talahatchies Saturday, Feb. 18, 9 p.m.; Jungle Boogie: A Soulful & Global Dance Experience Saturday, Feb. 18, 9 p.m.3 a.m.; Shelby Lee Lowe, Ethan Willis and the Long Goners Sunday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m.; Yankee Blood, the Band CAMINO, Movie Night Sunday, Feb. 19, 9 p.m.; Skydyed Monday, Feb. 20, 8 p.m.; David Dondero, Heels Tuesday, Feb. 21, 8 p.m.; The Nude Party Tuesday, Feb. 21, 9 p.m.; Airpark Wednesday, Feb. 22, 9 p.m.

Huey’s Midtown Bar DKDC

Songwritters with Roland and Friends Mondays, 7-10 p.m.

The Mersey Beatles: Four Lads from Liverpool Saturday, Feb. 18, 7:30-10 p.m.

Dru’s Place 1474 MADISON 275-8082

412-414 N. CLEVELAND 278-TONE

Goner DJ’s Zac and Cold Wave Cole Thursday, Feb. 16; MD’s Friday, Feb. 17; Marcella and Her Lovers Saturday, Feb. 18; Devil Train Monday, Feb. 20; Sean Murphy’s 1Breath Quartet Wednesday, Feb. 22.

130 PEABODY PLACE 523-8536

Ed Finney and the U of M Jazz Quartet Thursdays, 9 p.m.; Justin White Mondays, 7 p.m.; Don and Wade Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m.; Karaoke Wednesdays, 10 p.m.

The Silly Goose

531 S. MAIN 523-9754

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

The Cove 2559 BROAD 730-0719

Karaoke Fridays-Sundays.

Earnestine & Hazel’s Amber Rae Dunn Hosts: Earnestine & Hazel’s Open Mic Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m.

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

Salsa Night Saturdays, 8:30 p.m.-3 a.m.

1177 POPLAR 877-438-9572

162 BEALE 521-1851

King’s Palace Cafe Tap Room

Celtic Crossing 903 S. COOPER 274-5151

Young Life Memphis

King’s Palace Cafe Patio Sonny Mack MondaysFridays, 2-6 p.m.; Cowboy Neil Mondays, Thursdays, 7-11 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, 26 p.m.; Sensation Band Tuesdays, Fridays, 7-11 p.m.; Fuzzy and the Kings of Memphis Saturdays, 711 p.m.; Chic Jones and the Blues Express Sundays, 711 p.m.; North and South Band Wednesdays, 7-11 p.m.

Paulette’s RIVER INN, 50 HARBOR TOWN SQUARE 260-3300

2120 MADISON 432-2222

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

Canvas 1737 MADISON 443-5232

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

1927 MADISON 726-4372

Some of the Sons of Mudboy Sunday, Feb. 19, 4-7 p.m.; Ghost Town Blues Band Sunday, Feb. 19, 8:30 p.m.midnight.

Lafayette’s Music Room 2119 MADISON 207-5097

Jeremy Stanfill and Joshua Cosby Thursday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m.; Ashley McBryde Thursday, Feb. 16, 9 p.m.; Ryan Peel Friday, Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m.; Susan Marshall & Friends Saturday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m.; Pam and Terry Saturday, Feb. 18, 3 p.m.; Jacob Stiefel Saturday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m.; Joe Restivo 4 Sundays, 11 a.m.; Jeffrey and the Pacemakers Sunday, Feb. 19, 4 p.m.; John Paul Keith and Co. Mondays, 6 p.m.; Sun Tribute: John Paul

Keith with Chuck Mead and Will Tucker Monday, Feb. 20, 6 p.m.; Robert Lee Tuesday, Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m.; John Kilzer Tuesdays, 8 p.m.; Breeze Cayolle and New Orleans Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.; Memphis Funk-N-Horns Wednesday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m.

Midtown Crossing Grill 394 N. WATKINS 443-0502

Memphis Ukelele Meetup Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.

Minglewood Hall 1555 MADISON 866-609-1744

Kathleen Madigan Saturday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m.; Juicy J, Belly Monday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.

Murphy’s 1589 MADISON 726-4193

Aquarian Blood Record Release Show Friday, Feb. 17; Right Mistakes with Bluff City Barnacles and Terry Prince and the Principles Saturday, Feb. 18.

Off the Square Catering 19 S. FLORENCE 728-6085

Nashville Songwriter’s Assn. Intnl. (NSAI) Memphis Chapter Third Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

P&H Cafe 1532 MADISON 726-0906

Rock Starkaraoke Fridays; Open Mic Music with Tiffany Harmon Mondays, 9 p.m.midnight.

The Phoenix 1015 S. COOPER 338-5223

The Phoenix Blues Jam Tuesdays, 8-11 p.m.

Wild Bill’s 1580 VOLLINTINE 207-3975

The Wild Bill’s Band Fridays, Saturdays, 11 p.m.-3 a.m.

Young Avenue Deli 2119 YOUNG 278-0034

The MD’s Saturday, Feb. 18.

University of Memphis The Bluff 535 S. HIGHLAND

Ben Bradford Friday, Feb. 17, 10 p.m.; The Dead Soldiers Monday, Feb. 20, 10 p.m.

After Dark: Live Music Schedule February 16 - 22 Lost Pizza

Cheffie’s Cafe

2885 POPLAR 572-1803


East Memphis

Songwriter Night hosted by Leigh Ann Wilmot and Dave “The Rave” Fridays, 6-9 p.m.

Brookhaven Pub & Grill

Maria’s Restaurant


Karaoke Fridays, 5-8 p.m.

Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center

7729 BENJESTOWN 876-5770

3663 APPLING 385-6440

Loren and Mark Friday, Feb. 17, 8 p.m.

Tony Butler Fridays, 6-8 p.m.

Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Harpo’s Hogpin

9087 POPLAR 755-0092

4212 HWY 51 N. 530-0414

Live Music on the patio Thursdays-Saturdays, 7-10 p.m.

Huey’s Collierville

Haystack Bar & Grill

2130 W. POPLAR 854-4455

6560 HWY. 51 N. 872-0567

North Mississippi/ Tunica


Bluff City Soul Collective Sunday, Feb. 19, 8-11:30 p.m.

6439 SUMMER 356-2324

Frayser/Millington Live Music Saturdays, 9 p.m.

Slap Junior Friday, Feb. 17, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

The Crossing Bar & Grill 7281 HACKS CROSS, OLIVE BRANCH, MS 662-893-6242

Karaoke with Buddha Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8 p.m.midnight.

Folk’s Folly Prime Steak House

Gold Strike Casino

551 S. MENDENHALL 762-8200


Intimate Piano Lounge featuring Charlotte Hurt Mondays-Thursdays, 59:30 p.m.; Larry Cunningham Fridays, Saturdays, 6-10 p.m.

Two Way Crossing Thursday, Feb. 16, 7-11 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17, 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m., and Saturday, Feb. 18, 9 p.m.2:30 a.m.

Fox and Hound Sports Tavern

Hollywood Casino

5101 SANDERLIN 763-2013


Karaoke Tuesdays, 9 p.m.

Live Entertainment Fridays, Saturdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Huey’s Poplar 4872 POPLAR 682-7729

Vintage Sunday, Feb. 19, 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

Horseshoe Casino & Hotel



590 N. PERKINS 761-9321

Van Duren Solo Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Chris Janson Friday, Feb. 17.

Huey’s Southaven

T.J. Mulligan’s

7090 MALCO, SOUTHAVEN, MS 662-349-7097

1817 KIRBY 755-2481

Karaoke Tuesdays, 8 p.m.

Gary Escoe’s Atomic Dance Machine Sunday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m.-midnight.

The Windjammer Restaurant



Stage Stop

Karaoke ongoing.

All New 2017 Fiat 124 Spider

Poplar/I-240 East Tapas and Drinks

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6069 PARK 767-6002

Eddie Harris Thursdays, Fridays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Van Duren Solo Tuesdays, 79 p.m.; Elizabeth Wise Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.

Neil’s Music Room 5727 QUINCE 682-2300

Jack Rowell’s Celebrity Jam Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Eddie Smith Fridays, 8 p.m.; Down 2 Five Saturday, Feb. 18, 8 p.m.; Jeremiah Tucker’s LP Release Benefitting the Military Warriors Support Foundation Sunday, Feb. 19, 3-7 p.m.; Debbie Jamison & Friends Tuesdays, 6-10 p.m.; Elmo and the Shades Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Owen Brennan’s THE REGALIA, 6150 POPLAR 761-0990


Whitehaven/ Airport Marlowe’s Ribs & Restaurant 4381 ELVIS PRESLEY 332-4159

Karaoke with DJ Stylez Thursdays, Sundays, 10 p.m.

Lannie McMillan Jazz Trio Sundays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Barbie’s Barlight Lounge 661 N. MENDENHALL

Possum Daddy’s Karaoke Saturdays, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Hadley’s Pub

Tony’s Trophy Room

2779 WHITTEN 266-5006

929 W. POPLAR 457-7134

The Nuttin’ Fancy Band Friday, Feb. 17, 9 p.m.; The Souled Out Band Saturday, Feb. 18, 9 p.m.; Swingin’ Leroy Sunday, Feb. 19, 5:30 p.m.; Juno Marrs Wednesday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m.

Old Whitten Tavern 2800 WHITTEN 379-1965

Live Music Fridays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

RockHouse Live 5709 RALEIGH-LAGRANGE 386-7222

Arlington/Eads/ Oakland/Lakeland Rizzi’s/Paradiso Pub 6230 GREENLEE 592-0344

Live Music Thursdays, Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m.; Karaoke and Dance Music with DJ Funn Fridays, 9 p.m.

Live Bands Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Open Mic Mondays Mondays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Live Music Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight; One Mic Performance Series Every other Wednesday.

Brian Johnson Band Friday, Feb. 17, 7:30-11:30 p.m.


Huey’s Cordova 1771 N. GERMANTOWN PKWY. 754-3885

2 Mule Plow Sunday, Feb. 19, 4-7 p.m.; Young Petty Thieves Sunday, Feb. 19, 8:30 p.m.midnight.

T.J. Mulligan’s 64 2821 N. HOUSTON LEVEE 377-9997

Brian Johnson Band Thursday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Germantown Germantown Performing Arts Center 1801 EXETER 751-7500

Pirates of Penzance Friday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 19, 3 p.m.

Huey’s Southwind 7825 WINCHESTER 624-8911

The Sensations Sunday, Feb. 19, 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

Huey’s Germantown 7677 FARMINGTON 318-3034

Soul Shockers Sunday, Feb. 19, 8-11:30 p.m.

T.J. Mulligan’s Cordova

Ice Bar & Grill

8071 TRINITY 756-4480

4202 HACKS CROSS 757-1423

The Southern Edition Band Tuesdays.

Unwind Wednesdays Wednesdays, 6 p.m.-midnight.

2951 CELA 382-1576

Blues Jam Every Thursday Night hosted by Brad Webb Thursdays, 7-11 p.m.; Rustenhaven Friday, Feb. 17, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; The ShotGunBillys Saturday, Feb. 18, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Open Mic Night and Steak Night Tuesdays, 6 p.m.-midnight.

West Memphis/ Eastern Arkansas EACC Fine Arts Center Gallery


Rodney Block Jazz Project Friday, Feb. 17.

Southland Park 1550 N. INGRAM, WEST MEMPHIS, AR 800-467-6182

Live Music Fridays, Saturdays, 10 p.m.; Live Band Karaoke Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

The New Backdour Bar & Grill 302 S. AVALON 596-7115

Karaoke with Tim Bachus Mondays, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.; DJ Stylez Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.

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Dantones Band Friday, Feb. 17, 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Shelby Forest General Store


JB Whalen & Brent Matseas Every other Thursday, 6-8 p.m.





February 16 - 22


Circuit Playhouse

Hand to God , in Cyprus, Texas, all good children are taught to obey the teachings of the Bible in order to avoid Satan’s evil grip. A puppet from the Christian Puppet Minister takes on a mind of its own with consequences. Adults only. www. $25-$40. Fri., Sat., 8 p.m., and Sun., 2 p.m. Through Feb. 19. 51 S. COOPER (725-0776).

Cossitt Library

Hattiloo at the Library: The Magic Tree, an African tale of identity, self-love, family, and determination. Ola ventures across Yoruba, where she discovers new lands, meets new people, and uncovers her inner strength and beauty. www. Sat., Feb. 18, 11 a.m. 33 S. FRONT (415-2766).

Evangelical Christian School


Bone Chiller, comedic murder-mystery. www. $10. Thur.-Sat., Feb. 16-18, 7-10 p.m.

January 21 - May 7, 2017 Produced by Evergreen Exhibitions in collaboration with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

7600 MACON (754-7217).

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McCoy Theatre

The Unencumbered, technology has rendered almost every dream achievable. Seven men creep hopefully toward immortality, their fragile bodies dependent on armies of care-workers. This story is about three of the women who keep them alive and what they gain and lose in doing it. 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. $10. Thursdays-Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Through Feb. 26. RHODES COLLEGE, 2000 N. PARKWAY (843-3000).

Theatre Memphis

Sense & Sensibility, period romance about sisters who find themselves captivated by two very different men. When a scandalous past and a secret engagement come to light, the sisters must weather the heartache as they learn what love can be. $25. Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sundays, 2 p.m., and Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Through Feb. 26. 630 PERKINS EXT. (682-8323).


Hamlet, the ghost of Hamlet’s father appears to him and tells him that Claudius has poisoned him. Hamlet swears revenge. Mayhem ensues. (4843467), $20. Fri., Sat., 8 p.m., and Sun., 2 p.m. Through Feb. 19. 2085 MONROE (274-7139).

Universal Parenting Place

PlayBack Memphis, bringing stories to life in a safe space to unlock healing, transformation, and joy. Families welcome. (207-3694), Free. Third Thursday of every month, 4:30-6 p.m. LEMOYNE-OWEN COLLEGE, 990 COLLEGE PARK.


2017 Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards Ceremonies

Honors exemplary art by students in seventh-12th grades from West Tennessee, East Arkansas, and North Mississippi, recognizing their outstanding achievements in a competitive annual exhibition. Sat., Feb. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART, 1934 POPLAR (544-6209), WWW.BROOKSMUSEUM.ORG.

“Circles: Works by Emily Miller,” exhibition of street art by Emily Miller at Memphis College of Art

Send the date, time, place, cost, info, phone number, a brief description, and photos — two weeks in advance — to or P.O. Box 1738, Memphis, TN 38101. DUE TO SPACE LIMITATIONS, ONGOING WEEKLY EVENTS WILL APPEAR IN THE FLYER’S ONLINE CALENDAR ONLY.

Call for Artists: I AM A MAN Plaza

Open to any artist currently living in the United States of America. Artists are invited to apply as a team if desirable. See website for more information and RFQ. Through March 16. URBANART COMMISSION, 2549 BROAD, WWW.URBANARTCOMMISSION.ORG.

Call for Artists: Memphis 3.0

Collaborate in Memphis 3.0. All interested applicants must email, submissions@ Through March 15. URBANART COMMISSION, 2549 BROAD, WWW.URBANARTCOMMISSION.ORG.

Call to Artists for UrbanArt Public Art Artist opportunities for murals, sculptures, and more. See website for registration and more information. Ongoing. WWW.URBANARTCOMMISSION.ORG.

Casting Demonstration Saturdays, Sundays, 3 p.m.


Crosstown Arts Digital Lab

Six-station computer lab supports Memphis’ creative community by providing artists and musicians full access to industry-standard art- and music-making technology. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. CROSSTOWN ARTS, 430 N. CLEVELAND (507-8030), WWW.CROSSTOWNARTS.ORG.

Gallery talk for “Delta Jewels”

Exhibition of photography with artist and author Alysia Burton Steele. Fri., Feb. 17, 11:45 a.m. MEMPHIS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, 168 E. PARKWAY S. (458-8232), WWW.MEMPHISSEMINARY.EDU.

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Provides visual artists with information, resources, and opportunities to support them in the development of their professional careers. For more information, email maryjo@ Tues., Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m. CROSSTOWN ARTS, 430 N. CLEVELAND (507-8030), WWW.CROSSTOWNARTS.ORG.

Kudzu Playhouse Scholarships

Two awards are available to graduating high school seniors, as well as current and rising college freshmen and sophomores. Applications available on website. Through April 1. WWW.KUDZUPLAYERS.COM.

Memphis Women in Film Event Series

Quarterly event series presented by Indie Memphis and Crosstown Arts. February topic: “Our Monster, Our Selves: Monstrous Feminine in Horror Film — A Talk by Dr. Marina Levina.” Mon., Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m. CROSSTOWN ARTS, 430 N. CLEVELAND (507-8030), WWW.CROSSTOWNARTS.ORG.

Nasty Women Memphis Art Exhibition

Group exhibition and fundraiser for Planned Parenthood demonstrating solidarity among artists while acting as a catalyst for conversation and echoing the platform for organization after the presidential Inauguration. Fri., Sat., 6-9 p.m., Sun., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Through Feb. 19. MARSHALL ARTS GALLERY, 639 MARSHALL (270-8409), WWW. NASTYWOMENMEMPHIS.COM.

Small Shop Saturday

Featuring a weekly local vendor in the tap room. Meet the artist and learn about their craft. Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. GHOST RIVER BREWING, 827 S. MAIN (278-0087), WWW.GHOSTRIVERBREWING.COM.

Quarterly forum for exploring the art and the science of audio recording and its storied and innovative history in Memphis. Discussion with Jody and Adam about Ardent Studios and the legacy of John Fry and Big Star. Thurs., Feb. 16, 6:308:30 p.m. CROSSTOWN ARTS, 430 N. CLEVELAND (507-8030), WWW.CROSSTOWNARTS.ORG.

Tour of Brooks’ LGBTQ Artwork by Virginia Solomon

Explore how art and sexuality overlap with University of Memphis art history professor, including how art might allow us to explore different ways to think about sexuality in works from the Brooks’ collection. Wed., Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART, 1934 POPLAR (544-6209), WWW.BROOKSMUSEUM.ORG.

Walls Divide Press Info Sessions and Workshops

Info session answers What is a zine? What is an Artists’ Press? Feb. 1, 1 p.m. workshop Basics of Zine Making at 6 p.m. Screen-printing workshop on Feb. 22 following artist Art and Politics workshop in Spanish. Wed., Feb. 22, 1 & 6 p.m. CLOUGH-HANSON GALLERY, RHODES COLLEGE, 2000 N. PARKWAY (843-3000), WWW.RHODES.EDU.


Art Museum at the University of Memphis (AMUM) “Africa: Art of a Continent,” permanent exhibition of African art from the Martha and Robert Fogelman collection. Ongoing.


Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art

“Chinese Symbols in Art,” ancient Chinese pottery and bronze. Ongoing. 119 S. MAIN, IN THE PEMBROKE SQUARE BUILDING (523-ARTS).

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

“Groundbreakers: AfricanAmerican Ballerina Stories of Triumph and Struggles,” exhibition of photos and historical facts about the first African-American ballerinas and fun facts about Ballet on Wheels Dance School & Company. www. Through Feb. 28.


3030 POPLAR (415-2700).

Bingham and Broad

“My Kin Is Not Like Yours,” exhibition of works by Debra Edge. Ongoing. 2563 BROAD (323-3008).

Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School

New Works: Pottery by Helen Fielder and Paintings by Kathleen Williams, www. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Through Feb. 22. 60 N. PERKINS EXT. (537-1483).

Clough-Hanson Gallery “Memphis Cartonera: Cooperative Publishing, Art, and Action,” exhibition of handmade books and bookmaking workshop by Nelson Gutierrez. Through March 18.


RHODES COLLEGE, 2000 N. PARKWAY (843-3000).

Crosstown Arts

“We Need to Talk,” exhibition of art and artifacts from people going through, or who have been through, a break-up of any kind. www.crosstownarts. org. Through Feb. 25. 430 N. CLEVELAND (507-8030).

David Lusk Gallery

“Soliloquy” and “Unspeakable,” exhibition of sculpture by Carroll Todd and paintings by Leslie Holt. www. Through March 11.


97 TILLMAN (767-3800).

The Dixon Gallery & Gardens

“Mallory/Wurtzburger: A Retrospective,” exhibition celebrating artists from past Mallory/Wurtzburger exhibits. Through April 9. “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now,” exhibition examining how today’s artists are informed by the past,

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Hustle: Debbie Does Taxes

SoundOff: Jody Stephens & Adam Hill


Hamlet at TheatreWorks, through February 19th


2/9/17 5:40 PM

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EACC Fine Arts Center Gallery

“Carl Scott Paintings of the South,” Through Feb. 24. EAST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 1700 NEWCASTLE, FORREST CITY, AR.

FireHouse Community Arts Center

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

Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art, University of Memphis

“The Belhaven Republic (A Delta Blues), 1793-1795,” exhibition of portraits, flags, battle maps, and other artifacts detailing events leading to the Belhaven Republic’s attempted siege of Memphis. Collection by Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers). www.memphis. edu/fogelmangalleries. Free. Through March 3. 3715 CENTRAL.


Marty Fath Art Show, exhibition of still life, landscape, and floral paintings. www. Through March 30. 750 CHERRY (766-9900).

Germantown Performing Arts Center “A River Runs Through It,” exhibition of work by MCA students in conjunction with Iris Orchestra concert. www. Through Feb. 28. 1801 EXETER (751-7500).

Rotunda Projects: Nnenna Okore, exhibition of abstract objects fashioned from burlap and inspired by textures, colors, and landscapes from her immediate environment. Through April 2. Selections from William Eggleston’s Portfolios, exhibition of 18 photographs from most of the portfolios in the Brooks Museum’s collection. www. Through May 31. 1934 POPLAR (544-6209).

Memphis College of Art

L Ross Gallery

“Crossing the Line,” exhibition of oil on canvas abstractions by Pamela Hassler. www. Through March 1. 5040 SANDERLIN (767-2200).

Memphis Botanic Garden

“39. El Nopal: Installations,” exhibition of installation works Fidencio Fifield-Perez (formerly Martínez). Through April 18. “Circles: Works by Emily Miller,” exhibition of street art by Emily Miller. Through April 18. 1930 POPLAR (272-5100).

“Silent Expression,” exhibition of paintings by Tan Collier. www.memphisbotanicgarden. com. Through Feb. 28. 750 CHERRY (636-4100).

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

2017 Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition. Through Feb. 26. “Creating Connections Through Art Therapy,” exhibition of artwork created by art therapy participants and students who learned about building connections and enhancing selfexpression through art therapy groups. Through March 26.

Memphis Jewish Community Center’s Shainberg Gallery

“Collaborations!,” exhibition of collaborative work. www. Through Feb. 26. 6560 POPLAR (761-0810).

Memphis Jewish Home

Marty Parker and Rose Sitton, exhibition of paintings with a portion of the proceeds benefiting MJHR. www. Through March 31. 36 BAZEBERRY (758-0036).

Memphis Slim Collaboratory

“Either They Don’t Know or Don’t Show,” exhibition of prints by Lawrence Matthews. Through March 31. 1130 COLLEGE (590-4591).

Metal Museum

“Guns, Violence, & Justice,” exhibition by various artists using guns and gun references in their artwork to address issues impacting our lives and explore concepts of militia consciousness. Through April 30. “Tributaries: Caitie Sellers,” exhibition of jewelry in copper and silver from architectural imagery. www.metalmuseum. org. Through April 16. 374 METAL MUSEUM DR. (774-6380).

National Civil Rights Museum

“Enslaved,” exhibition of photography by Lisa Kristine. Through March 6. 450 MULBERRY (521-9699).

Playhouse on the Square “Forty Years of Printmaking,” exhibition of works by Judith Dierkes. www. Through Feb. 19. “Image and Object: Works by Adam Hawk and Joe Morzuch,” exhibition of work informed by the shapes and forms found in natural and urban settings. (272-5100),

Through Feb. 19. Terry DeWitt Art Exhibit, Through Feb. 19.

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Gallery Artists, exhibition of work by Charlie Ivey, Virginia Schoenster, Lou Ann Dattilo, and Matthew Hasty. Ongoing.

66 S. COOPER (726-4656).

Ross Gallery

“Fused Expression,” exhibition of studio glass by John Littleton and Kate Vogel. Through May 17. CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY, PLOUGH LIBRARY, 650 E. PARKWAY S. (321-3000).

Slavehaven Underground Railroad Museum

“Banjos: Africa and the New World,” exhibition celebrating Black History Month featuring African and slave plantation banjos. Through Feb. 28. “Images of Africa Before & After the Middle Passage,” exhibition of photography by Jeff and Shaakira Edison. Ongoing. 826 N. SECOND (527-3427).

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

“Portraits in Soul: Rare Images from the API Archive,” exhibition of photographs by Bill Carrier Sr. and his team at Allied Photography Illustrators (API). Through June 20.

540 S. MENDENHALL (767-8882).

WKNO Studio

Gallery 12 Artists of Mississippi, exhibition of artists’ work from abstract to Impressionist to floral design. Through Feb. 28. 7151 CHERRY FARMS (458-2521).


Pirates of Penzance

Delightfully funny tale of a band of good-natured pirates. $30-$84. Fri., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m., and Sun., Feb. 19, 3 p.m. GERMANTOWN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 1801 EXETER (751-7500), WWW.OPERAMEMPHIS.ORG.


Brooks Milongas

926 E. MCLEMORE (946-2535).

Members of the Argentine Tango Society give lessons and tango demonstrations in the rotunda. Included with museum admission. Third Wednesday, Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m.

Talbot Heirs


Debra Edge Art, Ongoing. 99 S. SECOND (527-9772).


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Evening of dancing with music provided by the Jim Mahannah Band or Wally and Friends. $5. Third Tuesday of every month, 7-10 p.m. BAKER COMMUNITY CENTER, 7942 CHURCH, MILLINGTON, WWW.MILLINGTONTN.GOV.

Places Beyond

Ballet Memphis presents the second installment in the company’s original mixedrepertory series featuring two original works by choreographers Uri Sands and Steven McMahon as well as a reprise. Fri., Feb. 17, 8 p.m., Sat., Feb. 18, 2 & 8 p.m., and Sun., Feb. 19, 2 p.m. PLAYHOUSE ON THE SQUARE, 66 S. COOPER (726-4656), WWW.BALLETMEMPHIS.ORG.


Cafe Eclectic

The Wiseguys Present: Storytellers Unplugged, combines fast-paced improv, guest storytellers, and scenic improv. $5. Third Saturday of every month, 9:30 p.m. 603 N. MCLEAN (725-1718).

The Cove

Comedy with Dagmar, open mic comedy. www. Sundays, 7-9 p.m.

P&H Cafe


Open Mic Comedy, Thursdays, 9 p.m.

For the Love of Gardening

1532 MADISON (726-0906).

Series of talks on gardening. $10. Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. Through Feb. 28.




Strictly Hip-Hop Sunday, featuring open mic, live band, and DJ. $5, ladies free. Sundays, 5 p.m.

“Jews and Muslims in Shakespeare’s World”

Renaissance scholars Jerry Brotton and James Shapiro will engage in a far-ranging dialogue about how Judaism and Islam were and remain part of the British national story. Wed., Feb. 22, 6 p.m.

341 MADISON (524-0104).


Open Mic, Sundays, 9 p.m. 1737 MADISON (443-5232).



Booksigning by Andrew Moore

Love on the Front Lines: Revolutionary Caregiving

Author discusses and signs Pawpaw: In Search of America’s Forgotten Fruit . Wed., Feb. 22, 6-8 p.m. SOUTH MAIN BOOK JUGGLER, 548 S. MAIN (249-5370).

Booksigning by Black Authors

Authors discuss and sign books featuring special display and demonstrations: “Making Music: Slave Plantation Musical Instruments.” Sat., Feb. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. SLAVEHAVEN UNDERGROUND RAILROAD MUSEUM, 826 N. SECOND (527-3427).

2559 BROAD (730-0719).

“Celebrating the Past: Creating a Future” at Clayborn Temple, Saturday Booksigning by Mark Greaney

Author discusses and signs Gunmetal Gray, the sixth book in the Gray Man series. Sat., Feb. 18, 2-3 p.m.

Booksigning by Talitha L. LeFlouria

Author discusses and signs Chained in Silence. Thurs., Feb. 16, 6-8 p.m. NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM, 450 MULBERRY (521-9699), WWW.CIVILRIGHTSMUSEUM.ORG.


Join Memphis Advocate for Radical Childcare and Healthy and Free Tennessee for book discussion and panel on themes presented in Revolutionary Mothering. Discuss ideas on caregiving. Free. Thurs., Feb. 16, 6-7:30 p.m. COWORK MEMPHIS, 902 S. COOPER (505-0675).

Monthly Botany Talks: A Casual Discussion of Plant Families

family. Supplemental pages and refreshments provided. $5 per month/$50 per year for members, $8 per month/$70 per year for nonmembers. Thurs., Feb. 16, 5-6 p.m. THE DIXON GALLERY & GARDENS, 4339 PARK (761-5250), WWW.DIXON.ORG.

Munch and Learn

Bring your own lunch; sodas and water will be supplied. Guest speakers talk about various subjects in the Hughes Pavilion. Free with gallery admission. Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m. THE DIXON GALLERY & GARDENS, 4339 PARK (761-5250), WWW.DIXON.ORG.


Glam, Grace, and Mercy Conference

Featuring praise and worship, a vision-board party, social influencers, and a panel of established writers and professionals for a day of celebration and women empowerment. $25. Sat., Feb. 18, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. YOUNG LIFE MEMPHIS, 1177 POPLAR (404-890-5678), WWW.GLAMGRACEANDMERCY.COM.

Suggested book: Botany in a Day by Thomas J. Elpel. Participate in group discussions on a particular plant family led by an enthusiast of that



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The most adrenaline-charged motorsports experience for families on the planet returns for a two days series at FedExForum. Tickets available!

Christian Music’s largest annual tour returns for its 22nd year of touring with a spectacular lineup. Suggested $10 donation at the door!

In It To Win It Tour featuring special guests Fantasia and Johnny Gill is set to hit FedExForum. Tickets Available!

The Grammy-winning band will rock FedExForum with their This House Is Not for Sale Tour with hits from their upcoming 14th album. Tickets available!

Get tickets at FedExForum Box Office | Ticketmaster locations | 1.800.745.3000 | |

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Garden Design and Plants Tour

Oxford Film Festival

Visit a specific garden and learn about its design and plants. Each month garden docents will give you the details of the featured space. Visit all nine gardens, get your card signed, and receive a special gift in the New Year. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon. THE DIXON GALLERY & GARDENS, 4339 PARK (761-5250), WWW.DIXON.ORG.

Haunted Memphis Bus Tour

Informative and entertaining guides will share the dark history of Memphis. Multiple stops and photo opportunities. $25. Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Through Dec. 15. TATER RED’S LUCKY MOJOS AND VOODOO HEALING, 153 BEALE (497-9486), WWW.HISTORICALHAUNTSMEMPHIS.COM.

Baby and Me Yoga at the Garden

Mom, dad, grandparent, or any caregiver is welcome with the child on this fun, sometimes wild, empowering journey. Suitable for babies age 6 weeks to 5 years. Please bring your own mat. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. Mondays, 11:15 a.m.

Through Feb. 19.




Reserve your lane today, benefiting Junior Achievement. Teams commit to raising at least $350. Saturdays, Sundays. Through Feb. 26. BILLY HARDWICK ALLSTAR LANES, 1576 S. WHITE STATION (507-2068), WWW.BOWLATHON.COM.

Guides share the dark history of Memphis including murders, hauntings, and interesting history. Stop in Victorian Village along the way for multiple photo opportunities of paranormal evidence. $25. Saturdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Through Dec. 16. TATER RED’S LUCKY MOJOS AND VOODOO HEALING, 153 BEALE (497-9486), WWW.HISTORICALHAUNTSMEMPHIS.COM.


Go Ape Treetop Adventure

Saturdays, 10 a.m., and Tuesdays, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.



Memphis Open

Bust Stress & Be Happy

Explore the true nature of mind and the impact stress has on mind, and experience tools to manage stress. Free. Saturdays, 10:45-11:45 a.m. Through March 4. SHELBY FARMS, VISITOR’S CENTER, 6903 GREAT VIEW DRIVE NORTH (714-267-6224).

Haunted Memphis Bus Tours

Get fit and have fun with Kellye Crawford. $10. Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m.

Course in Shelby Farms Park open for its second season. Ongoing.

Barre None

32nd Annual “Bowlin’ on the River” Bowl-A-Thon

Get Right 4 the Night

See website for schedule of events and tournament information. Through Feb. 19. RACQUET CLUB OF MEMPHIS, 5111 SANDERLIN (765-4400), WWW.MEMPHISOPEN.COM.

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Haunted Pub Crawl

Join knowledgeable and entertaining guides on an informative and humorous walking tour of downtown Memphis restaurants, bars, and taverns. Macabre history and spirits with the spirits, for adults only. $20. Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Through Dec. 15. TATER RED’S LUCKY MOJOS AND VOODOO HEALING, 153 BEALE (497-9486), WWW.HISTORICALHAUNTSMEMPHIS.COM.

The Haunted Pub Crawl

Adults are welcome to join guides on an informative and humorous walking tour of downtown Memphis restaurants, bars, and taverns. Enjoy the macabre history and spirits with the spirits. $20. Fridays, 7:30-10 p.m. Through Dec. 15. THE BROOM CLOSET, 546 S. MAIN (497-9486), WWW.HISTORICALHAUNTSMEMPHIS.COM.



Sample luscious desserts from local bakeries and watch or join our Cupcake Eating Contest.

Tickets: $6 in advance • $10 on the day of the event Purchase tickets at Fitz Gift Shop, by calling 800-745-3000 or visit


Judge D’Army Bailey Courthouse Tour

Historian Jimmy Ogle leads a free tour of the historical Courthouse. Meet up at the southwest steps (Adams and Second). Free. Thurs., Feb. 16, noon. SHELBY COUNTY COURTHOUSE, ADAMS AND SECOND STREET (604-5002), WWW.JIMMYOGLE.COM.

Sprock and Roll Party Bike Tours

Drink and bike during dinner, lunch, and art tours in Midtown and downtown Memphis. See website for tour schedules. Ongoing. WWW.SPROCKNROLLMEMPHIS.COM.

FRIDAY, FEB. 17 5PM-7PM & 9PM-11PM ALL MACHINES Video Poker play earns 25% of the stated amount.


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Tours at Two

Join a Dixon docent or member of the curatorial staff on a tour of the current exhibitions. Free for members. $5 nonmembers. Tuesdays, Sundays, 2-3 p.m.

Sunday, February 19 2pm-11pm

40 TOTAL WINNERS! Earn entries now through February 19.

SATURDAY, MARCH 4 • 9:30pm Receive entries now through March 3.




15th Annual Sale at Eclectic Eye

Featuring discounts of 10-75 percent off eyewear and sun wear at both locations. Feb. 20-25. ECLECTIC EYE, 242 S. COOPER (276-3937), WWW.ECLECTIC-EYE.COM.

Eyewear Gallery Lafont Trunk Show The Lafont rep will showcase the latest frames. Through Feb. 20, 2:30 p.m.


V.I.B. (Very Important Bride) Show and Food Tasting For brides and grooms planning the perfect wedding. Free. Tues., Feb. 21, 7-9 p.m.


Friday & Saturday

March 24 & 25 Great Hall • 8pm

Tickets start at $25

available at the Fitz Gift Shop or call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 or visit

$179 Hotel Package

Includes a deluxe room and two reserved tickets. Call 1-622-363-LUCK (5825) AND MENTION CODE: CPJOKE • 1-662-363-LUCK (5825) • Must be 21 and a Key Rewards member. See Cashier • Players Club for rules. Tax & resort fee not included in listed prices. Advance reservations required and subject to availability. $50 debit or credit card is required upon hotel check-in. Hotel arrivals after 6pm must be guaranteed with a credit card. Management reserves the right to cancel, change and modify the event or promotion. Gaming restricted patrons prohibited. Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-522-4700.


Meet in Catmur Horticulture Bldg. Make a support and basket system in six vases that feature Tillandsias like the ones in Canale Conservatory exhibition. Tour of plants in the canopy included. $30 member, $45 nonmember. Sat., Feb. 18, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

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RBI Institute: Play Ball

AARP Tax Assistance

MLB and the Memphis Redbirds will make a donation toward baseball and softball equipment benefiting youth in Memphis Public Schools. Event is free and open to the public and children ages 6-13. Register online. Sat., Feb. 18, 4-6 p.m. AUTOZONE PARK, THIRD AND UNION (721-6000), WWW.MEMPHISREDBIRDS.COM.

Sunrise Yoga at the Kroc Wednesdays, Sundays, 6 a.m. THE SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTER, 800 E. PARKWAY S. (729-8007), WWW.KROCMEMPHIS.ORG.

Yoga at the Garden

Connect breath with movement through an all-levels vinyasa flow to increase strength and flexibility, while calming and focusing the mind. $5 members, $8 nonmembers. Thursdays, 4:30 p.m. MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN, 750 CHERRY (636-4100), WWW. MEMPHISBOTANICGARDEN.COM.

Yoga with Deborah Elam Meet in the storytelling room. Bring your own mat. Free. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Through Feb. 28. LUCIUS E. & ELSIE C. BURCH JR. LIBRARY, 501 POPLAR VIEW, COLLIERVILLE (457-2600), WWW.COLLIERVILLELIBRARY.ORG.

Trained volunteers from AARP will provide free e-file tax assistance in the Halle Room. Sign up with an AARP volunteer upon arrival. Special consideration will be given to those over 60 with low-tomedium incomes. Tuesdays. Through April 11.

Nashville Songwriter’s Assn. Intnl. (NSAI) Memphis Chapter

Lessons and discussion on songwriting. We share songs we’ve been working on and provide feedback to grow in our craft. Bring a song to share and eight-10 copies of your lyrics. Third Tuesday of every month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.



B&B: Bold and Beautiful

Tennessee Naturalist Program

Trans Women of Color who come together weekly for fellowship, dining together, and many other social events. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. OUTMEMPHIS: THE LGBTQ CENTER OF THE MID-SOUTH, 892 S. COOPER (278-6422), WWW.MGLCC.ORG.

Delta Transmasculine

Corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service, dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities. Registration is required. $225. Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Through March 27.

New group for transgender masculine folks. Fridays, 5 p.m.



Weekly Meditation Group

Morning Buzz

Be part of the Memphis creative community and AIGA Memphis. Third Thursday of every month, 7:30 a.m. CAFE ECLECTIC, 603 N. MCLEAN (725-1718), WWW.AIGA.MEMPHIS.ORG.

Meets in Sisters’ Chapel to encourage and support the daily practice of morning and evening meditation. Includes a reading or a short-taped talk, 30 minutes of silent meditation, followed by brief discussion. Free. Thursdays, 12-1 p.m. ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL, 700 POPLAR (569-6326), HTTPS:// ARTESIANMEDITATION.WORDPRESS.COM/.

Memphis Yo-Yo Club


Call to Artists for Ag Day Poster Contest: “Agriculture: Food for Life”

Third-eighth graders in any school or homeschool in Shelby County are eligible to enter. Through Feb. 27. AGRICENTER INTERNATIONAL, 7777 WALNUT GROVE (452-2151), WWW.AGRICENTER. ORG/POSTERCONTEST.

Caterpillar Club

Toddlers to 5 years enjoy fun-filled stories, music and movement, nature-inspired art, and adventure hikes through the garden. $45 members, $75 nonmembers. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 10 a.m. MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN, 750 CHERRY (636-4100), WWW. MEMPHISBOTANICGARDEN.COM.

Groundbreakers: Read, Write, & Move

Dance class for kids ages 3-7. Sat., Feb. 18, 1-2 p.m. BENJAMIN L. HOOKS CENTRAL LIBRARY, 3030 POPLAR (415-2700), WWW.BALLETONWHEELS.ORG.

Homeschool Day: People: Portraiture in the Brooks Collection

Families can choose from a variety of activities: scavenger hunts, self-guided tours, a drop-in art-making activity, and docent-led tours. Thurs., Feb. 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Group that meets once a month to talk, trade, and throw yo-yos. Learn some tricks. Teach some tricks. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Free. Sat., Feb. 18, 2-4 p.m. GERMANTOWN COMMUNITY LIBRARY, 1925 EXETER (421-5153), FACEBOOK.COM/ GROUPS/MEMPHISYOYO.

My Favorite Teacher Contest

Middle and high school students are invited to write an essay, poem, or thank-you letter explaining how a teacher has influenced their lives. Entries must be 500 words or less and typed. For more information, visit website. Through Feb. 28. BARNES & NOBLE, 4610 MERCHANTS PARK CIRCLE #521, COLLIERVILLE (853-3264), WWW. BN.COM/MYFAVORITETEACHER.

“One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure”

Join Big Bird and Elmo as they explore the night sky with Hu Hu Zhu. Together they take an imaginary trip from Sesame Street to the moon, where they discover how different it is from Earth. $7. Through Sept. 2. SHARPE PLANETARIUM, MEMPHIS PINK PALACE MUSEUM, 3050 CENTRAL (636-2362), WWW.MEMPHISMUSEUMS.ORG.

Our Stories Matter: First Annual AfricanAmerican Read-In

Celebrate Black History Month with guests Katina Rankin, Memphis Challenge, and others, to read literature by African-American authors. Call to read a passage, poem, or song lyric. Sat., Feb. 18, 12:30-2 p.m. WHITEHAVEN BRANCH LIBRARY, 4120 MILLBRANCH (674-9375), BCBOOKSANDAUTHORS.COM.

Registration for Kidzu Playhouse 2017 Summer Camps

Choose from several camps in June and July ending in production performance. For camp information and registration, see website. $75$350. Through July 1. HERNANDO HIGH SCHOOL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 805 DILWORTH LANE, HERNANDO, MS, WWW.KUDZUPLAYERS.COM.

TheatreKids Spring Musical Registration

Open to students grades 7-12. Rehearsals begin Jan. 3 for a production of Willy Wonka. For more information and registration, visit website. Through Dec. 16. BARTLETT PERFORMING ARTS AND CONFERENCE CENTER, 3663 APPLING (385-6440), WWW.BPACC.ORG.


True Story:

Love one another. It’s that simple.

First Congregational Church

Bicycles. Actors. Dancers. Farmers.You call this a church? You bet we do!

Come be part of it.

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“Bowlin’ on the River” Bowl-A-Thon at Billy Hardwick Allstar Lanes

Participate in an International Flipper Pinball Association-sanctioned event with cash prizes for the top four players. $10. Sat., Feb. 18, 2-6 p.m. MEMPHIS MADE BREWING COMPANY, 768 S. COOPER (207-5343), WWW.MEMPHISMADEBREWING.COM.

3rd Annual Trailblazers of Memphis Awards Gala

Awards on behalf of Christian Brothers University’s Black Student Association and the Collegiate Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. free. Tues., Feb. 21, 5:30-7 p.m.

$3 pints and free game play. Mondays, 6 p.m.midnight.

“Plants in the Canopy: Epiphytes”


Bromeliaceae is an exquisite neotropical family with an incredible evolutionary history that adapted member species to extreme habitats. Through March 19.

Hello Holland: 230,000 Tulips


Enjoy the myriad of tulips, narcissus, hyacynthoides, galanthus, and muscari blooming on the grounds. Through April 29. THE DIXON GALLERY & GARDENS, 4339 PARK (761-5250), WWW.DIXON.ORG.

Legends and Leaders Gala

Privet Pull

Help by volunteering to remove unwanted plants such as privet. Dress for the weather, wear closedtoed shows, and bring garden gloves (if available). Not suitable for children under 12. Volunteer form required. Sat. Through Feb. 28.


Black tie event will honor 32 past and present business, political, and civic trailblazers in the Memphis community featuring music, dinner, and tributes to the honored visionaries. Call for tickets. $65. Sat., Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m.

All You Can Play Presidents’ Weekend



Macular Degeneration Screenings

“Voices of the Civil Rights Movement”

Unlimited bowling, billiards, laser tag, and more. $18.95. Fri.-Mon., Feb. 17-20. MAIN EVENT ENTERTAINMENT, 7219 APPLING FARMS (372-5000).

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Guided from any smart phone, teams see the sights while solving clues, completing challenges, and learning local history. Available 365 days, sunrise to sunset. Use promo MEMPHISFLYER for special discount. Ongoing. (805-603-5620), WWW.URBANADVENTUREQUEST.COM.

“Back to the Moon for Good”

Fifty years ago the U.S. was in a heated race to the moon. This program reflects on that legacy and looks to the future, motivated by the Google XPRIZE. $7. Through June 2. SHARPE PLANETARIUM, MEMPHIS PINK PALACE MUSEUM, 3050 CENTRAL (636-2362), WWW.MEMPHISMUSEUMS.ORG.

“Black Holes”

Takes you on a fully immersive journey through one of the most mystifying, awe-inspiring phenomena in the universe: a black hole. $7. Through March 31. SHARPE PLANETARIUM, MEMPHIS PINK PALACE MUSEUM, 3050 CENTRAL (636-2362), WWW.MEMPHISMUSEUMS.ORG.

Extreme Deep: Mission into the Abyss

Offers opportunities for hands-on exploration of life at the bottom of the sea. Interactive exhibit that highlights the adventure of deep-sea exploration and discovery. Through May 6. MEMPHIS PINK PALACE MUSEUM, 3050 CENTRAL (636-2362), WWW.MEMPHISMUSEUMS.ORG.

March is Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) Awareness month. Free 10-minute screening. Call for an appointment. Through Feb. 28, 9 a.m. THE EYEWEAR GALLERY, 428 PERKINS EXT. (763-2020), WWW.EYEWEARGALLERY.COM.

Meritan Celebrates Mardi Gras

Celebrate Mardi Gras. $10 suggested donation nets a pint glass, koozie, coupon for one on-tap brew, beads, and authentic King Cake. $10. Fri., Feb. 17, 6-9:30 p.m. HIGH COTTON BREWING CO., 598 MONROE (766-0600), WWW.MERITAN.ORG.

Monster Jam

$24. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 17-18, 7 p.m. FEDEXFORUM, 191 BEALE STREET, WWW. FORUMMEMPHIS.COM.

National Society of Black Engineers Professional Group Walk for Education

Join NSBE members, walk door to door in underserved Black communities, and disseminate information on college, scholarships, and the benefits of majoring in STEM fields. Sat., Feb. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. MITCHELL COMMUNITY CENTER, 602 WEST MITCHELL (789-2927), WWW.NSBEMEMPHIS.ORG.

Open House

Members and non-members are invited to come check out makerspace. Fridays, 6 p.m. MIDSOUTH MAKERS, 2804 BARTLETT, WWW.MEETUP.COM/MIDSOUTHMAKERS.


Texas Hold ’EM Poker Free. Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.

Interactive exhibit featuring two video archives within a walk-up kiosk combining two media projects and commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Ongoing. NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM, 450 MULBERRY (521-9699), WWW.CIVILRIGHTSMUSEUM.ORG.

Whet Thursday

Enjoy the museum after hours, participate in the foundry class, explore the galleries, enjoy a drink from the cash bar, food trucks, live music, and more. Free. Thursdays, 5-8 p.m. METAL MUSEUM, 374 METAL MUSEUM DR. (774-6380), WWW.METALMUSEUM.ORG.

Winter Seasonal Stargazing

Hop through constellations, learn cool star names, and groove to planetarium space music in this full-dome audiovisual experience. $7. Through March 19. SHARPE PLANETARIUM, MEMPHIS PINK PALACE MUSEUM, 3050 CENTRAL (636-2362), WWW.MEMPHISMUSEUMS.ORG.


“Celebrating the Past: Creating a Future”

Intergenerational, community-building family concert celebrating the music and memories of the civil rights movement in honor of Black History Month. Free. Sat., Feb. 18, 2 p.m. CLAYBORN TEMPLE, 294 HERNANDO, WWW.IRISORCHESTRA.ORG.

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3rd Annual Tilted Hearts Pinball Tournament

Free-to-Play Themed Game Crawl




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Highlighting historical African-American sites across West Tennessee including Slavehaven, Beale Street, Cannon Baptist Church, and more. $40. Tuesdays, 4 p.m. Through Feb. 28. TENNESSEE WELCOME CENTER, 119 RIVERSIDE, WWW. HERITAGETOURSOFMEMPHIS.COM.

Layers of Love

Discounted services during the week prior to Valentine’s Day to show appreciation to customers and share some “love” to the less fortunate. Through Feb. 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. THE BARBER SCHOOL, 1309 JACKSON (726-4247).


9th Annual Morning of Hope

Breakfast featuring three speakers from the HopeWorks board of directors, including B. Chris Simpson, Eric Gentry, and Bob Turner, benefiting HopeWorks. $60. Sat., Feb. 18, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Tickets and showtimes at


Brunch with Live Music

Live musicians play while guests enjoy brunch. Saturdays, Sundays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Through July 16. STONE SOUP CAFE, 993 S. COOPER (922-5314).


Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 1000 S. COOPER (278-6786).

Food for Thought: For the Grown & Intellectual

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Jewish Family Service at the

In-person judgement-free conversation, wine, hors d’oeuvres, and saxophonist William Bodley. Discussion topics excluding the wild cards and rules will be forwarded to ticket holders one-week prior to the event. $20. Sat., Feb. 18, 7-10 p.m. DEAN OF FASHION, 5963 SUMMER (214-5313), WWW. PURPOSEPARTIESMEMPHIS.ORG.

Happy St. Practice Day Grand opening of The Pub at The Brass Door and the first special practice day happening every 17th of the month leading up to St. Patrick’s Day for the real deal. $10. 17th of every month, 7 p.m.-midnight Through March 17. BRASS DOOR IRISH PUB, 152 MADISON (572-1813).

Music at St. Mary’s

Hear Wednesday morning musicians at Eucharist in Sisters’ Chapel followed by a community breakfast. The program will feature a wide variety of musical styles with instruments and vocals. Wednesdays, 8 a.m. ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL, 700 POPLAR (527-3361), WWW.STMARYSMEMPHIS.ORG.

TEP Gumbo Contest

Annual Mardi Gras celebration brings together teams from the Western, Middle, and Eastern United States to compete for the best gumbo in Memphis. $25. Sun., Feb. 19, 4:30-7 p.m. MEMPHIS HILTON, 939 RIDGE LAKE (684-6664).

6560 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38138 (901) 761-0810 •

Featuring Remember on Feb. 16 at the Malco Paradiso, Moos on Feb. 18 at the MJCC Belz Theatre, and Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown and In Search of Israeli Cuisine with dinner at the MJCC Belz Theatre on Feb. 19. See website for full schedule. $5 member, $7 nonmember. Thurs., Feb. 16, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sat., Feb. 18, 8-10 p.m., Sun., Feb. 19, 1-3 and 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tues., Feb. 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m., and Wed., Feb. 22, 7:30-9:30 p.m. MEMPHIS JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER, 6560 POPLAR (761-0810), WWW.JCCMEMPHIS.ORG.

National Parks Adventure 3D

$9. Through March 3.


The Dark Crystal

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal and to restore order to his world. $9. Sat.-Sun., Feb. 18-19, 4 p.m.


Oscar Shorts: Documentary

$9. Wed., Feb. 22, 7 p.m.



Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical

Tour the museum and watch a movie. See website for movie offerings. Free. Sundays, 2 p.m. Through Feb. 26.

Thurs., Feb. 16, 7 p.m., and Sat., Feb. 18, 12:55 p.m. MALCO PARADISO CINEMA, 584 S. MENDENHALL (682-1754), WWW.MALCO.COM.

Indie Wednesday Film Series

See website for show information and ticketing. Wednesdays. Through March 1. WWW.INDIEMEMPHIS.COM.

Indie Wednesday Film Series: Raising Bertie

Powerful in-depth look at the issues facing AfricanAmerican rural youth and the complex relationships between generational poverty, educational equity, and race. Q&A session will follow. Wed., Feb. 22, 7-9 p.m. CROSSTOWN ARTS, 430 N. CLEVELAND (507-8030), WWW.CROSSTOWNARTS.ORG.

Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Secret Ocean 3D

Breakthrough look at the secret world within the ocean depths. $9. Through March 3. CTI 3D GIANT THEATER, IN THE MEMPHIS PINK PALACE MUSEUM, 3050 CENTRAL (636-2362), WWW.MEMPHISMUSEUMS.ORG.

Memphis Short Film Fest

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he Dirty Crow Inn is the neighborhood bar that’s not. Located at the corner of Crump and Kentucky, it’s near the Budweiser distribution center and not much else. Yet it thrives. The entrance’s double doors are overlaid with black vinyl, leaving what’s inside to the imagination. But through those doors is one of the more interesting watering holes in Memphis. Posters, framed and not, are hung sloppily on dark red walls and spread across the ceiling, with everything from obvious Elvis adorations to more obscure show flyers. There’s a mounted fox with beads hanging from its neck. Nothing is cohesive about the place, but that’s why it’s so inviting. The Crow could maybe host 50 people — and they all would get along here. I arrived at 2 p.m. on a Monday, ghost-town hours, and, indeed, it was ghostly, save for Brandon Davis, a 17year veteran of the downtown bar scene who’s slung beers at the Crow since the bar opened its doors last April. I order Wiseacre’s Gotta Get Up to Get Down, what I order everywhere, because it’s my favorite beer and change scares me. Davis is wearing a gray plaid shirt, a Braves hat, and a big smile as he hands me a menu.

“Close your eyes, put your fingers down [on the menu], and you’ll be happy with what you get,” he says. I start to go for the wings, maybe soy ginger with wasabi ranch or the Sriracha honey. The menu says they fall off the bone. I ask Davis if they really fall off the bone, and he ensures me that: Yes, not only is all of the food fresh, but the meat brines for 24 hours. There’s nothing frozen at the Crow, and it’s all made from scratch. The wings are good, he says, but people too often overlook the sandwiches.

In fact, the special of the day is a smoked chicken Philly cheesesteak called the Dirty Poncho. It’s smothered in onions, peppers, and a homemade cheese dip. Davis seems enamored by the sandwich, and I order it at his word. I also invite the Poutine fries to my mouth party, because they are covered in smoked chicken gravy and topped with Mozzarella cheese and also because that sounds like it could kill me, and, also, lastly, if a meal is going to kill me it needs to at least sound that good. My food arrives as more customers come in. There’s


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Hot Hot Hot Hattie B’s Nick Bishop Jr. talks chicken.

Nick Bishop Jr. began at Nick Sr.’s Bishop’s Meat & Three restaurant. Hot chicken was added to the menu in 2010 and did so well as to prompt its own spinoff. Like Memphis has barbecue, Bishop says Nashville lays claim to hot chicken, with each place having its own spin to the dish, so that you might go to Prince’s for this or Bolton’s for that. Hattie B’s chicken, says Bishop, is designed so “the youngest, oldest, and bravest can try.” They have undoctored fried chicken for folks that like things on the mild side. Then the dish is ramped up bit by bit, with options being from “hot” to “damn hot” to “shut the cluck up.” (The latter, says Bishop, is for “thrill seekers and bet losers.”) Bishop says that, via chicken, he sees himself as sort of an ambassador of the city. He notes, “Gus’s is different, but in a great way. We complement each other.” Ultimately, Bishop says, “Fried chicken — it’s the universal food.” Bishop also says he’s quite aware of the Memphis vs. Nashville thing, and he’s ready. “We’re very proMemphis on the Hattie B’s team,” he says. “We’re looking forward to meeting our neighbors.”

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ashville-based Hattie B’s Hot Chicken will open a location in Midtown Memphis late summer or early fall, according to Nick Bishop Jr., who co-owns the restaurant with his father Nick Sr. In fact, says Bishop, Memphis was the first city considered when they began talking of expansion. Hattie B’s has two locations in Nashville and one in Birmingham, Alabama. Another location will open in Atlanta. Originally, they looked at Overton Square, but then were told that the Curb Market location on Cooper might be available, so they jumped. Bishop estimates that the new restaurant will seat 120. He envisions outdoor seating as well and doing something cool with the large sign on the building. He’s thinking about cornhole. The point, he says, is “to make it fun, make it an experience you don’t forget.” Hattie B’s in Nashville is, indeed, an experience. Folks line up for the chicken and sides like black-eyed pea salad, collard greens, and pimento mac and cheese. Hattie B’s, having opened in 2012, is considered a newcomer, alongside such stalwarts as Prince’s. It all

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ast Monday morning, I woke up with a pounding headache, dry mouth, and bloodshot eyes. When I sat up, covered in sweat, my immediate thought was, “What on Earth did I drink last night?” For better or for worse, I wasn’t actually hungover — I was on day one of a vicious flu. But for some reason, the phrase “hair of the dog” was pinging though my brain like a relentless earworm for the remainder of the week. The truth is, I haven’t been seriously hungover in a few years. The older I get, the longer it takes me to recover, so I avoid one at all costs. I make sure I eat, try to balance my liquor with water, and settle my tab early. But the more I’ve thought about “hair of the dog,” the more I’ve wondered where the expression originated. As I sweated through my illness on the couch, covered in actual dog hair — my pit mix is white and black, so I’m always showing the evidence — I learned that the linguistics come from a Scottish theory in which you apply a few “hairs of the dog that bit you” to an open wound to ward off consequences. The concept actually dates back to the Latin medical ethos “like cures like,” as documented by Greek physician Hippocrates in around 330 B.C., who may have picked it up from ancient writings from Ugarit, a port city located in what is now Syria. There, around the second millennium B.C., a god recovering from a drinking binge applied a blend of olive oil, plant pieces, and, yes, dog hair to his forehead. Further digging shows that “hair of the dog” is a universal idiom. Hungarians, Irish, Mexicans, and Costa Ricans all refer to it. Germans, Swedes, and Danes prefer to call next-day drinks “counterbeers,” “repairs,” and “restorers,” while Chinese drinkers describe the hangover remedy as “the drink that brings back your soul.” Similarly, during the Great Depression, drinks like “Corpse Revivers” were in high fashion. However you refer to it, hair of the dog has real potential to reduce the severity and longevity of a hangover. You stop drinking, usually because you fall asleep, and by the time you wake up, you’re severely


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loha, dear readers! Happy late V-Day and thanks for reading this review of Fifty Shades Darker, a cinematic experience that is either one of the defining films of our generation or a particularly long bottled water commercial. Or maybe it’s the visual album for 2017’s most innocuous club anthems? Or an FCC-commissioned instructional exercise in the limits of R ratings? An awards-show compilation cataloging the most expensive pureplot scenes ever to make it into porn? Whatever Fifty Shades Darker actually is (and let us not look too deeply, my friends, into that fickle mirror of the self ), it is definitely the second of its kind. There was a first, called Fifty Shades of Grey, and there will be a third, called Fifty Shades Freed. Before the Fifty Shades trilogy was onscreen, it was in-book, and before it was in-book, it was online. The story of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, two dreadfully entwined lovers from the black heart of Seattle, originated as Twilight fanfiction. It was penned by an author named E.L. James, who is now very, very rich. Steele’s and Grey’s is a story about BDSM and helicopters and what it’s like to be a working girl with a billionaire boyfriend. At the beginning of this franchise middle child, we meet Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) on the first day of her new job at an independent publishing company. She is no longer dating businessman Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) because at the


end of the last movie, Christian revealed to Ana his penchant for x-treme sadism, and she was like no way, my man, not happening to this English major. But now Grey wants Ana back. He sends her white roses to congratulate her on her job and shows up uninvited at her friend’s photography show. She tries to resist his attentions, but because her character is never allowed to speak above the decibel-level of a mournful library-whisperer, she fails. So they go out to dinner, and then (kind of a spoiler?) they are fucking again. Only this time it isn’t gonna be about submission. It is going to be a real relationship, on her terms.

The best part of the whole thing comes in one of the numerous, tedious, partial-sex scenes, when Christian Grey is beginning to make sweet love to the dulcet, overproduced tones of some song. Uhhhhggg. Reader, come here. Closer. Closer. Good. Mama is tired. Tired. I want to summarize the rest of this plot for you, but I just can’t. These are the few moments in the film that one might mistake for plot points:

Dakota Johnson (above) and Jamie Dornan (below, left) star in Fifty Shades Darker, 2017’s longest, sexiest, most expensive lifestyle commercial. • Christian Grey’s stalkery former submissive shows up threateningly; • Ana’s boss at her new job looms weird and threateningly; • Helicopter malfunction; • Someone fires a gun (at this point in the movie, a dude behind me in the theater said, “I didn’t pay to see this type of shit.”); • Christian Grey’s stalkery older woman who ruined his youth shows up threateningly. But, as with the first Fifty Shades, these narrative points really only serve to punctuate the actual purpose of the whole undertaking, and that purpose is “nice stuff parade.” There is so much nice stuff in this movie! There’s a super nice masquerade ball to which Anastasia Steele wears a really sexy gray dress and mask. The masquerade ball is thrown in honor of a charity called Coping Together (definitely 2017’s leading V-Day sentiment), and “Coping Together” is printed on a drum kit. That’s nice! And what else? There’s a sailboat, a home gym that includes a pommel horse, lots of flowers, bottled water, and black

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T H E L A S T W O R D b y Tr o y W i g g i n s

Renaissance and Resistance Toni Morrison said that art must be beautiful and political. Nina Simone said that the responsibility of an artist is to reflect the times. James Baldwin said that artists exist to disturb the peace. Artists set the tone for their cities’ cultural presence, and their work creates a lens for citizens to engage with tough issues facing their cities and their worlds. Memphis has never been a city devoid of amazing public art and talented artists, but I can’t be alone in feeling like we are beyond lucky to be witnessing Memphis’ arts renaissance — and the attendant art/artist resistance movements — right now. We all know that Memphis is music. Music is protest and power, and our city’s musicians are producing some extraordinary sounds. My own musical predilections trend toward hip-hop, R&B, and soul, all genres that my ancestors used to reason and reckon with their realities. Marco Pavé’s Welcome to Grc Lnd promises to be a soul-stirring, historical look at resistance and existence in Memphis. IMAKEMADBEATS and his Unapologetic crew have been working for years to provide some nextwave musicology to the Memphis scene, and his work is without peer. Collectives like the PRIZM Ensemble not only craft moving works of musical art, but give us a glimpse of an inclusive musical revolution. The Soulsville Festival and Memphis Slim House serve as incubators of new, grassroots celebrations of Memphis’ eternal musical spirit and the communities that bear that spirit. Angel Street, the Memphis Music Initiative, and the Stax Music Academy ensure that Memphis’ children will carry that spirit of musical reckoning and resistance onward. Memphians’ artistic commitment to resistance goes beyond music. A beautifully hued photo of dancers from the Collage Dance Collective recently went viral and showcases Collage’s commitment to inclusivity in their troupe. This photo, alongside their RISE performance, show us what dance as an inclusive form of artistic resistance truly looks like. The Baobab Filmhouse and Hattiloo Theatre show the complexity of existence for people of color throughout history and dare to imagine stories for them that do not rely solely on their pain. The Indie Memphis Film Festival brings a diverse array of films and filmmakers to our city every year. Spaces and collectives that focus on multidisciplinary works of art — like the CLTV, Centro Cultural, the Memphis Black Arts Alliance, Young Arts Patrons, and story booth — provide space for Memphians to engage critically with art that challenges their perceptions of their place in the world and of art itself. The events that these collaboratives present, such as the Young Arts Patrons’ Young Collectors event, Centro Cultural’s Tamale Fest, and the CLTV’s Black in Amurica, spotlight collective cultural resistance to forces that would erase or oppress not just artistic production, but the rights and personhood of these community members. Each of these spaces spotlights talented local creators. Gallery spaces like the Orange Mound Gallery, Memphis Slim House, Crosstown Arts, and the Memphis College of Art allow for public consumption of paradigm-challenging work from artists like Fidencio Fifield-Perez, Kong Wee Pang, Vanessa González, and Darlene Newman. Andrea Morales’ photography gives us an unabashed glimpse at what Memphis-style grit actually looks like, and Ziggy Mack’s ephemeral shots provide a vision of Memphis’ best people and our alternative futures. Joseph Boyd’s “It’s Beautiful Where You Are” and Vitus Shell’s “Protect Her” center black women as subjects of and inspiration for our collective struggle (94 percent of black women voted against our current political quagmire). Siphne Sylve’s art graces various areas of the city and proclaims a deep sense of love and pride for Memphis. Jamond Bullock’s murals provide much needed whimsy and color to everything they touch. Michael Roy’s engrossing work can be found from downtown high-rises to coffeehouse bathrooms and grants his unique complexity to a wide range of subjects. The written and spoken word is important in determining what resistance looks, reads, and sounds like. Dr. Zandria Robinson’s “Listening for the Country,” featured in the Oxford American, invited readers to take a trip into an emotive space that helps citizens remember their essential humanity as they struggle with systems. Public readings like the recent Writers Resist event, The Word, and Impossible Language reinforce that Memphis is full of revolutionary writers. Jamey Hatley and Sheree Renée Thomas are award-winning authors who dare us to address our pasts and consider our roots. The works of Memphis authors and poets like Courtney Miller Santo, Margaret Skinner, David Williams, Ashley Roach-Freiman, and Aaron Brame help us discover how deeply our shared experiences and histories connect us. And the work of those who balance writing with community building, writers like Richard Alley and Nat Akin, help us to see a way forward. During times like these, when every day feels like an assault on our rational sensibilities, art helps us make sense of the swamp. It is only right that we, as Memphians, do our part to support these folks whose works help us right ourselves, mentally and emotionally. Artists, and the organizations that support them, need your help. Pay artists what they are worth. There is no reason why our city’s most talented and dedicated creatives and the organizations that support them should face so many financial roadblocks, given how much they contribute to our city’s well-being. If your resistance does not account for our artists and their art, then you should reconsider your resistance. Troy L. Wiggins is a Memphian and writer whose work has appeared in Memphis Noir anthology, Make Memphis magazine and The Memphis Flyer.

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