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I was loading a couple of items into my car in the lot at the Midtown Home Depot when a man approached with a bucket filled with what appeared to be a spray bottle, wadded newspapers, and rags. “Excuse me, sir,” he said. “I’m not begging, but if you’ll let me, I can clean your car windows for you. I’ll make ’em look like new.” I hesitated, debating whether to give him a buck and wish him the best or let him clean my windows, which were admittedly pretty gross, thanks to my dogs drooling as they rode along, noses to the wind. “I used to do detail at Bud Davis Cadillac,” he said, closing the deal. “I’ll make ’em look good.” I was in no real hurry, so I opted to let him do his thing. It became apparent that this guy took his trade seriously. He sprayed each window inside and out and wiped them down until they were showroom clean. It took him a minute or two to do each window. He didn’t miss a spot, not even the corners. As he worked, we talked. He told me he’d had his bag stolen two nights earlier while he was sleeping outside. “They took my ID and my extra clothes and my tennis shoes,” he said. “I’m trying to make enough today to eat and get back into a shelter tonight. And get some clothes.” He was wearing flip-flops, an old T-shirt, and a pair of too-large shorts belted with a rope. He was hard and thin as bone. “I don’t usually dress like this,” he said. And I believed him, though I know I’m not supposed to believe homeless people’s stories. I know I’m supposed to be cynical, and I’m supposed to know that all they’re really doing is hustling money from me so they can go buy a drink. I don’t care, honestly. I’d want a drink, too, if I lived on the street and made my living wiping down people’s car windows in parking lots. I’d want a lot of drinks. That said, I don’t pay much attention to the rotating cadre of sign-holding folks at various stoplights around town. There’s something fishy about that situation — something suspiciously entrepreneurial. And I don’t have a problem blowing off the young, healthy looking guy who stands in front of Walgreens and hits everyone up for change on the regular. I mean, c’mon, man. Again? But if I think I might be in the presence of a human being who is genuinely down and out, I’ll usually listen and I’ll usually learn something — and more often than not, I’ll give them money. Yeah, I’m a sucker, right? Like I said, I don’t care. Life is short. Help somebody out. It won’t kill you. The man at Home Depot cleaned my windows like it meant something to him, like he was proud of his work, like it wasn’t a tired hustle. When he finished, I looked in my wallet and saw two twenties and three ones. I gave him a twenty and his eyes went soft, and he said, “Thank you. You don’t know how N E WS & O P I N I O N much I appreciate this,” and I believed THE FLY-BY - 4 him. NY TIMES CROSSWORD - 5 He shook my hand and I got in my POLITICS - 8 nice car with its shiny, clean windows EDITORIAL - 10 and drove off feeling some kind of way VIEWPOINT - 11 — maybe sad, maybe grateful, maybe a COVER — “EXCELSIOR!” little of both. BY BRYAN ROLLINS There are a lot of folks out there & CHRIS DAVIS - 12 who are hurting, broke, homeless STE P P I N’ O UT — lost souls in the high weeds of WE RECOMMEND - 16 life. At a time when many of us are MUSIC - 18 LOCAL BEAT - 19 contributing money and food and AFTER DARK - 20 supplies to help the victims of the CALENDAR OF EVENTS - 24 recent hurricanes in Florida and BOOKS - 36 Texas, it’s good to remember that FOOD - 38 there are other people, just down SPIRITS - 41 the street in Memphis, Tennessee — FILM - 42 blowing in the wind. C L AS S I F I E D S - 44 Bruce VanWyngarden LAST WORD - 47 brucev@memphisflyer.com

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N OTAB LE Tennessee’s porn-busting, fetus-rights fighter, Trump fan, and gubernatorial hopeful Mae Beavers stopped by WBIR’s studio in Knoxville to make a big announcement. “I don’t believe I’m too conservative at all,” she said. Q U O TA B L E “Hold on, I’m peeing.” — polite if immodest drug suspect Alexis Bloodworth, who was caught peeing in the backyard of a home. Then she stood up and gave her drugs to the police.

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N EVE R E N D I N G E LVI S Fly on the Wall likes to reserve this headline for stories about the real, true Elvis and his posthumous impact on Memphis and the world. But Kingly cosplayers sometimes generate headlines so unexpected it would be wrong not to share. Consider this nugget from the U.K. website Devonlive. com: “Elvis man banned from every karaoke in town after playing maracas.” “I’ve had my liberty taken away from me,” said Elvis impersonator Richard Carpenter.

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Protests, statues, & cannabis Thousands spent on protests, council gets tough on statues, & lawmakers look at legalization. P R OTEST SPENDING The Memphis Police Department (MPD) spent more than $55,000 in overtime in the last two weeks of August manning rallies and protests aimed at the city’s Confederate statues. MPD spent just under $9,000 for on-duty officers to keep a presence at Health Sciences Park and Memphis Park, home to the controversial Confederate statues. The figures were presented to Memphis City Council members last week. Council members asked if boarding up the statues or adding more cameras around them would allow for fewer patrols. But MPD officials said that the around-the-clock patrolling would continue indefinitely and that the patrols are solely to protect people, not the statues. F I G HTI N G O N FO R D R EAM E R S The city’s immigrants and their advocates said they were disappointed but not deterred about the TrumpAdministration decision last week to drop the the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA now allows young undocumented immigrants to avoid deportation. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the federal government would wind the program down over the course of the next six months. Eliminating DACA will affect about 8,000 young people in Tennessee. Officials with the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition and Latino Memphis said they will push for legislation to protect them. C O U N C I L C O U LD “U N LEAS H TH E D O G S” The Memphis City Council unanimously agreed last week to an ordinance that would initiate the removal of Confederate statues from the city even if the Tennessee Historical Commission (THC) denies the city’s waiver. City council attorney Allan Wade told council members the ordinance was the best way to legally remove the statues, noting it erodes federal protections for equal access to public parks. Wade said he wants to allow the THC to “do the right thing” with a vote scheduled for next month. If it doesn’t, then this ordinance will “unleash the dogs,” he said.

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council members approved $21 million in loans for the project. Revamping the convention center is a piece of the larger Bicentennial Gateway Project to revitalize the Pinch District and surrounding areas. “G O O D FAITH” CAS ES R EVI EWE D Two cases heard last week by the Tennessee Supreme Court could give police more room for mistakes in search and seizure procedures. The court decisions could allow “good faith” exceptions to rules that would throw out evidence if police make technical or clerical errors. “The adoption of this exception for a constitutional violation erodes our citizens’ rights to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures as guaranteed by the United States and Tennessee Constitutions,” Tennessee Justice Sharon G. Lee wrote in a dissenting opinion last year. C A N N A B I S G R O U P S TA R T S W O R K The first meeting of the task force to review medical cannabis legalization in Tennessee is slated for next week in Nashville. State lawmakers agreed to form the group after legislation to start a medical cannabis program in Tennessee failed in the legislature this year. Memphis Rep. Raumesh Akbari is the only West Tennessee member of the committee. The meeting is to be the first of three that will bring reviews of medical cannabis to Knoxville in October and Memphis in November.


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exact opposite of American values, continuing that “America is for AMERICANS.” He said those who are in violation of the law should be punished and “not coddled and rewarded [which is] almost always at the expense of white citizens.” He proposed that institutions like Rhodes should not show compassion or concern for the struggles of “criminals, fags and transgenders, girls who get knocked up and then regret it, and Black Lives Matter thugs.” Instead, they should express “outrage at such heinous acts like abortion, Islamic terrorism, sodomy, or White Genocide.” Pietrangelo wrapped up his post yearning for a society free of minorities. “Like the media, the Millennials and social justice warriors will always posture and cry crocodile tears over issues like the DACA announcement. …” he said. “Millions of normal and hard-working White folks don’t give a damn about these ‘Dreamers’ and instead harbor their own dreams of a society with free Whites, free of the troublesome burden of minorities. And one way or another, we will get what we want. Never forget that.” Rhodes’ president Marjorie Hass sent a disapproving statement to the school’s community Friday. “In my view, a good way to respond to bigoted or

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Like Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and the Memphis City Council, the chief officials of Shelby County government lent the weight of their authority on Monday to the current effort to relocate the controversial downtown statues of Confederate president Jefferson Davis and rebel cavalry commander Nathan Bedford Forrest. The action came in the form of a resolution, co-sponsored by a a bipartisan group of County Commissioners, that supported the Council’s prior action in urging the state Historical Commission at its forthoming October 13th meeting  to hear a request for a waiver allowing local action to relocate the statues. County Mayor Mark Luttrell was on hand to give his personal endorsement to the resolution, which would ultimately pass 11-0. The only non-votes on the commission were those of Terry Roland, an absentee on Monday, and new commission chair Heidi Shafer who gave her opinion that the commission, lacking any specific authority over the statues, had no legal “standing” to pursue the matter. During debate on the resolution, several commissioners supported the goal of relocating the statues, and none directly opposed it. Commissioner Mark Billingsley of Germantown did propose a more circuitous route to that goal, however, introducing an amendment for a two-week delay in voting so as to secure an opinion from the county’s own historical commission. He was initially supported by Commissioner David Reaves of Bartlett, who agreed that a “unified, dignified process” of sounding out more opinion would allow the resolution to fare better with the state commission.  Reaves said, however, that he did not object to removing the Forrest memorial, including his grave, to Elmwood Cemetery the original place of Forrest’s interment. Reaction to the Billingsley proposal from other commissioners was unfavorable, in any case. Commissioner Van Turner of Memphis cited Martin Luther King’s statement that “justice delayed is justice denied” and said that an elongated process could mean that “our children’s children will be dead” before any action could be taken. Commissioner George Chism of Collierville and Memphis Commissioners Steve Basar, Eddie Jones, Regi-

nald Milton, and Walter Bailey (the latter being the resolution’s prime mover) then all spoke in succession for the resolution, Basar saying, “We’re not alone. A lot of people are doing this. It’s the right time to do this.” Finally, Mayor Luttrell supported the original resolution and gave his opinion that “these decisions should be made at the local level” and “could have been resolved weeks ago” if local government had been allowed to act on its own. He gave credit to “the temperament of the community” and the fact that “we’ve controlled emotions as well as we have.” Billingsley’s amendment for more circuitous action was defeated, with aye votes only from himself, Reaves, and Shafer. Then Billingsley and Reaves joined with the others to support the main motion. • Justin Ford, who last week entered an Alford plea in Criminal Court [for domestic misconduct] and received

Luttrell on local control of the statues a sentence of probation, may face an uncertain future in politics, and is term-limited, anyway. But the District 9 seat Ford occupies on the county commission could continue to stay in the family.  That’s if cousin Edmond Ford Jr., now a member of the Memphis City Council, succeeds in his Democratic primary bid for the District 9 commission seat. Another term-limited member of the commission, Melvin Burgess, had his own announcement to make this week. After a spell of floating the idea of running for county mayor, Burgess says he’ll  be running for the Shelby County Assessor position which current incumbent Cheyenne Jackson is vacating. Sean Lynch, currently an employee in the assessor’s office, has been a known candidate for the office for some

time and has a fair degree of support among establishment Democrats, but Burgess expressed confidence in his own chances of prevailing in a primary showdown. Burgess, whose service as commission chairman over the past year gave him visibility, said of Lynch, “He’s going to have to spend some money just to let people know who he is.” • Close on the heels of Democratic candidate Floyd Bonner’s kickoff of his campaign for sheriff two weeks ago at the Racquet Club, another big shoe dropped last Thursday when county Homeland Security director Dale Lane, a leading Republican candidate for the office, had his own kickoff affair in Millington. Lane’s was a homier affair, held at the Mid-South Auction Group & Marketplace in Millington, but, like current Chief Deputy Bonner, who was endorsed by his boss, outgoing Sheriff Bill Oldham, Lane had some bigtime backing, too. His came from Luttrell, who served two terms as sheriff himself, before his election as mayor in 2010. An obstacle to Lane’s announcement of the Luttrell endorsement was the fact that the mayor had been in Nashville and was still en route back to Memphis. That logistical problem was solved via some everyday technology: Lane got Luttrell on his cell phone and had him speak to the assembled crowd by holding the phone to a microphone. Luttrell noted the candidate’s impressive credentials, which included several important command positions, including that of chief inspector of the department’s patrol division and supervision of the department’s SWAT team and its training division. And finally, the mayor said, Lane had served “as our point person in Shelby County” as director of preparedness and homeland security. In his own remarks, Lane, a devout Christian, made a point of proclaiming, as he always does in his public appearances, the chief importance in his life of his faith and his family. He reminisced about having begun his law enforcement career 30 years ago as a member of the Millington police force. Lane said one of his chief preoccupations as sheriff would be that of youth violence, for which he proposed a multi-layered approach involving partnership with the faith-based and business communities, intervention via youth activities, and direct suppression by means of streetlevel enforcement.

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Development (HUD), which has a vital role in the rebuilding and rehabilitation of devastated urban areas; and both the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, whose job it is to foresee weather emergencies and prepare for them. The president also brandished his ax at the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), calling for $3 billion worth of cuts and for the laying off of some 3,500 EPA employees. Only rearguard preventive action by Congress has so far kept most of this folly from taking place. Still, the president has indeed turned up in the general periphery of a few affected sites, marveling, campaign-style, at the turnouts, even when the crowds he is addressing are assemblages of dispossessed people gathered at relocation points, and (upon being pressed to do so) actually interacting with victims, to the point of picking up a child or two. Trump has even made bold to praise the emergency efforts of the very federal agencies that his budget proposals would eviscerate. There is hypocrisy in this, and opportunism, obviously, but we do not begrudge the president for taking advantage of events in order to buttress his popularity. Nor do we discount the possibility of genuine sincerity in his attempts at compassion. This is a man who, to give him his due, feeds on the emotional responses of crowds, and if first-hand exposure to the needs of a stricken population helps enlighten him on the duties and profound responsibilities incumbent on him and the government he heads, so much the better.

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have taken a modest bump upward. It does not take an Einstein to figure out the reason why. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, while catastrophe for Texas, Florida, and areas adjacent to both states, were, for Trump, the ill winds that, a la the proverb, could still blow somebody some good — the somebody being the government-bashing, divider-in-chief himself, forced by circumstance to represent all the people. Or at least to pretend to, in show-and-tell photo ops in Texas, with more to come in Florida, presumably, when the weather clears. Never mind that Trump, for all we know, still disbelieves in climate change as being anything more than a hoax dreamed up by the Chinese — who, ironically, have seemingly addressed themselves faithfully to the strictures of the Paris climate agreement of 2015, meanwhile becoming world leaders in an important environmental industry, the production of solar panels. Trump, meanwhile, has, by his action to peremptorily withdraw from that international accord, attracted the the world’s scorn for himself and its patronizing pity for the nation that he was elected to represent. To borrow from the lingo of the president’s own tweeting style: Sad! Sadder yet is the fact that, in advance of these eminently predictable weather disturbances, geometrically increasing in both frequency and intensity, Trump released a budget calling for Draconian cuts in funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); for the Department of Housing and Urban

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These are all issues that have dominated the news cycle locally in one way or another and that the SCDP and “big D” elected officials have to be better champions of, or why did we elect them in the first place? We cannot stop being Democrats after elections, and we can never stop working to install our values in our community. The SCDP must champion its democratic values in and out of election season. If the SCDP becomes the true home of democratic values, attracts good candidates to run on those values, and champions those values day in and day out, we will not only win elections but see a truly blue Shelby County that is a clear reflection of our values. This is what Democrats have been telling me since the charter was pulled, and if we listen to them, they will come back home to the party. Corey Strong, a former naval officer and current special projects director at Shelby County Schools, is the newly elected chairman of the Shelby County Democratic Party, which was allowed to re-form  this year by the state party after a year of decertification.

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Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing: The third reason we don’t vote for Democrats is that the SCDP hasn’t stayed focused on the main thing — which is our values. Elections and winning are fun — and so are all the little things that come with that — but the purpose of all of it is to make sure our values are present in our community and its governance. We have had any number of local issues that SCDP should champion on a daily basis: An economy too strongly based on low-income jobs, a government that doesn’t spread resources to communities in need, threats to our clean water and green spaces, discrimination based on people’s backgrounds or lifestyle, opportunity for a good education, protection of and access to health care — particularly for women — and the list goes on. 

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Democrats are the majority in Shelby County but have been too afraid and disorganized to show it at the polls. I place the reasons why Democrats don’t vote for Democrats into three categories that can be best described through life lessons I have learned from great teachers and mentors I have had the privilege of knowing. First, you have to be Brilliant at the Basics. Then, you have to make sure you Ride the Right Horse. And, finally always Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing.  Brilliant at the Basics: I worked for a captain on one of my warships in the Navy. This captain took over a ship with all types of material problems and very low morale, and he had to prepare the ship for an upcoming deployment. While everyone was concerned about high-level combat-systems training and complex battle problems, he understood if you don’t do the little things — like fixing what’s broken, you can never move to the bigger items.  The first reason Democrats don’t vote for Democrats in Shelby County is that the party has failed at the basics. The Shelby County Democratic Party (SCDP) must talk to its base, use that conversation to define its values and platform, and put a basic plan in place to execute on that platform. Elections, and policy campaigns, rallies and fundraisers are all important, but if you don’t talk to your voters and communicate a platform and plan to address their issues, they won’t vote at elections, participate in campaigns, march at your rallies, or give you money. Ride the Right Horse: The second reason people haven’t voted for Democrats is that the SCDP has had a bad habit of riding the wrong horse when picking candidates. A candidate needs to be one people can believe in. That belief resides in people who have a strong professional record or reputation, have demonstrated a spirit of service, haven’t lost multiple elections in the past, and who pledge to support the values and platform of the party. We have frequently supported major candidates who have poor professional or civic reputations — and sometimes none at all — and who have lost election after election. And when they get into office saying they will support our vague platform, they consistently work against that for their own personal gain with no accountability from the SCDP. Without a good horse, you cannot win a race. The SCDP must be the home of democratic values over anything else.


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But when duty calls he transforms into Using the power of smoke and mirrors to make Memphis a little cooler, fight lowered expectations, and to honor the hard-working men and women working in the trenches at DC, Marvel, and all the indies, too — writing, drawing, coloring, and assembling our nation’s finest comic books.

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By day Donald Juengling is a mild-mannered writer and comic book store manager.

So what’s troubling you, Donald Juengling? Are you angry?

In this exciting issue you’ll thrill to stories of the Memphis Comic Expo, which returns to the Agricenter September 16th-17th. You’ll be amazed by popular comic book creators happy to meet fans, sign autographs, and banter with the cosplayers. You’ll be shocked to discover how it almost didn’t happen this year.

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Comics made an impression on me at a young age. When I was 5, the girl across the street that I had a big crush on had a birthday party, and I bought her a Star Trek comic. It was so hard to give it to her.

My family didn’t indulge me.

I know what I said. But there is going to be a Memphis Comic Expo.

Eventually I got a job at Comics & Collectibles. At first they even paid me in comics. I’ve been working with the store some way or another for 30 years now.

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Memphis Comics? That’s not in our neighborhood. Maybe we’ll go another day ...

And that’s really bad for the comics …

I’d like to complain to the manager.

I’ve seen a lot of things change ...

This person was leaning on the boxes. You know what? This is the manager.


There are a lot of ways to be a fan, and comic book culture is arguably so much bigger than people who’re really into comics.

So you started the Expo in 2014 because you resented modern comic conventions being more about movie stars ...

The Memphis Comic Book Expo has brought in guys like artist George Perez, who’s worked on everything, and the Hernandez Brothers who created Love & Rockets.

I love comic creators, the artists, the writers. People like Jack Kirby who created the Fantastic Four and the Hulk, who’d be 100 this year if he were still alive, and who should have been a billionaire but wasn’t. None of this stuff would exist without these guys.*

So it was the stress of putting it all together that made you cancel the show.

In the next couple of years I’d like to bring in Frank Miller*, but I know he’s going to be expensive. We’ve gone up against competition like CooperYoung Festival and still had thousands of people come out.

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Yes. No! It’s complicated.

I thought “I’m ruined.” I'm going to to drive down to the bridge and jump off.

It was the first day of the first Memphis Comic Expo, and I was delirious.

And that’s when this flood of people started coming in. It was incredible, and every year since I’ve tried to recreate that vibe.

I thought it was showtime, but when I went upstairs to the ticket booth and looked outside, there wasn’t a single person. Earlier this year, we said we weren’t going to do the show.

I started the Expo because it wasn’t fair that Little Rock, Arkansas, was bringing in artists like Bernie Wrightson and Memphis wasn’t.

Time passed.

My dad wasn’t a quitter.

I thought about my father, who was always there anytime I needed an ounce of courage.

All these years, I’ve watched while you’ve enabled comic abuse, letting customers lean on the comic book boxes while browsing, crushing them, ever so slightly.

My father passed away right before Christmas. We knew he was sick, but he was tough as a coffin nail and we thought we had more time.

Allow me to introduce myself.

And I thought, “I have to do this.”

“I have to do this one for him.”

I am THE NEW MANAGER! And it’s my turn to lean on YOU!

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THE REST OF THE STORY … Like they say in the funny pages: “BAM!” “BOOM!” “CRASH!” ExpoMan defeats the evil New Manager. And his alter-ego, Donald Juengling, is bringing the Memphis Comic Expo back to the Agricenter this weekend with its original motto firmly in place: Creators come first. Juengling hopes that his dedication to artists and writers will continue to make his show a destination for serious fans at a time when graphic fiction is huge, but more fans still consume comic book properties by way of bigbudget films like Wonder Woman and Spider-Man: Homecoming or television shows like Arrow and Legion.

Tim Burton’s Batman hit the silver screen in 1989, three years after comic book artist/author Frank Miller’s Dark Knight series reinvigorated the superhero genre, introducing readers to a more mature, novelistic version of the World’s Greatest Detective. Although Christopher Reeve’s Superman had been popular a decade earlier, Burton’s film marks the true beginning of Hollywood’s serious romance with the funny books. Since that time, there have been more than 70 major Hollywood films based on superheros originating in the Marvel and DC universes, and at least 17 more are already in the works. That figure doesn’t account for independently originating properties like Hellboy, Ghost World, or Kick-Ass, among others. Television has proven to be an ideal medium for cross-product universebuilding and serialized storytelling, and between network, cable, and streaming services, there will soon be more than 20 comic and superhero-inspired shows to choose from. “It’s huge,” Juengling says of the seemingly inexhaustible supply of comic book products making the jump into new mediums. “That’s why it’s important to make sure we appreciate the creators. Because without these guys, none of that other stuff would

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even exist. Who knows, maybe next year the Comic Expo will be all media stars.” Juengling has learned that great responsibility brings great stress — and sometimes great disappointment. This year’s biggest Expo guest, Russ Heath, had to cancel for health-related reasons. Heath’s the nonagenarian

“I love comic creators. None of this stuff would exist without these guys.” who created the Haunted Tank while working in the trenches for DC’s war and horror divisions in the 1940s and 1950s. If you don’t know the name, you may be familiar with military aircraft renderings. Pop artist Roy Lichtenstein — an artist whose name you probably do know — modeled two of his most

famous paintings, Blam and Brattata, after frames Heath created for DC’s AllAmerican Men of War title. “These guys really deserve all the recognition they can get,” Juengling says, and — as if powered by the force of some mysterious and occult hand — the list of artists he’s bringing to town continues to grow. POW! The Memphis Comics Expo, Saturday, September 16th, 10 a.m.6 p.m.; Sunday, September 17th, 10 a.m. -5 p.m. at the Agricenter, 7777 Walnut Grove Rd. $75. Comic creators coming to this year’s Expo include Gene Ha, artist for Alan Moore’s Top 10, and Chris Burnham, the No. 1 New York Times best-selling artist of Batman Incorporated and co-creator of Nameless with Grant Morrison. Kyle Baker created Nat Turner and has won 8 Eisner awards; Darick Robertson is the artist and co-creator of Transmetropolitan with Warren Ellis and Happy with Grant Morrison; Ty Templeton is  known for work on Batman Adventures; Bob McLeod co-created the New Mutants with credits that include Hulk, Amazing Spider-Man, Venom, and Wolverine. And many, many more. In addition to writers, artists and cosplayers, the Memphis Comics Expo welcomes Walter Jones the original Black Ranger from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.


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Quark Theatre co-founder/director Tony Isbell has a tidy description for Allen Barton’s play, Years to the Day: “It’s sort of like if David Mamet had written a play set in a version of our world with a slightly different history.” For those familiar with Mamet’s work, particularly early one-acts like Sexual Perversity in Chicago, and less-frequently produced dramas like The Old Neighborhood, that’s not a bad summary. Years to the Day is a funny, angry, frustrated, frustrating rant of a play about the way we live now that’s difficult to make sound half as dynamic as it should. The plot: Two middle-aged guys named Dan and Jeff — former college pals, still digitally networked — organize a face-to-face coffee reunion and discover, via contentious conversation, a vast gulf of difference between connecting and being connected. Imagine a smartphone-era My Dinner with Andre featuring a Trump fan and Bernie bro in a world without Trump or Bernie. “Politics and the personal are irrevocably intertwined,” Isbell says. “It’s sort of like what happens on Facebook when you discover that an old college chum has completely changed his political stripes. Or maybe he was ‘that way’ all along, and it just never came up. Can you remain friends with someone who has a radically different view of the world?” Who doesn’t ask that question several times a week these days? A Downtown Memphis Commission program for pop-up businesses has provided Quark with a temporary home. Years to the Day is being presented at 7 N. Main, September 8th through 29th. The non-traditional venue accomplishes the most wonderful thing that can happen when theater is produced in environmental and reclaimed spaces — when you first encounter it, it seems like a glowing out-of-place vision. Like “Something unexpected,” as Tennessee Williams once wrote of essential theater. “Something you aren’t used to.” Quark’s motto is “small and essential,” and the young company’s sophomore effort starring Adam Remsen and David Hammons, measures up. QUARK THEATRE PRESENTS “YEARS TO THE DAY” AT 7 N. MAIN, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 29TH. $15. QUARKTHEATRE.COM

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Steve Miller Band Memphis Botanic Garden, 8:30 p.m., $40 Joker, smoker, or midnight toker? Head on down to the Botanic Garden for this concert by the ’70s super-hit maker. Young Frankenstein Elmwood Cemetery, 7:30 p.m., $15 Classic Mel Brooks monstermovie spoof, the final in the Cemetery Cinema series, with funds going toward the upkeep of Elmwood. Tickets are presale only: elmwoodcemetery.org.

Booksiging by Kathleen Wickham Novel, 6 p.m. The first signing in the new bookstore. Kathleen Wickham signs and discusses We Believed We Were Immortal: Twelve Reporters Who Covered the 1962 Integration Crisis at Ole Miss. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Harrell Performing Arts Theatre, 7 p.m., $12-$20 Musical based on a Bible story about the jealousy caused by a fabulous coat.

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The Music of Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley Crosstown Arts Gallery, 7-9 p.m., $10 Bill Hurd, Sylvester Sample, Alvie Givhan, Gerard Harris, and Renardo Ward perform in this tribute to the master of the “hardbop” style of jazz. Cooper-Young Festival Cooper and Young, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Massive arts-and-crafts festival with tons of live music. Fall Book Fair Cordova Branch Library, 2-4:30 p.m. An event for book lovers, with a meet-and-greet with local authors, readings, demos, and more.


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For Kicks “Aw, man, my first pair? I’d have to ask.” Adam Ghueder, the founder of SneakFest along with Jerry Khammavong, Sherman Harper, and Reginald Jones, doesn’t recall his first pair of sneakers, but he suspects they were Chuck Taylors. “They never go out of style,” he explains. The first SneakFest was in March 2014, held in the Cook Convention Center. (“Go big or go home” was the idea.) Ghueder had previously attended such an expo in Atlanta and thought the idea would translate well in Memphis. So he hooked up with fellow sneakerheads Khammavong, Harper, and Jones. On September 16th, the eighth SneakFest will be held at the Agricenter. Ghueder describes SneakFest as sort of like a flea market, drawing from 600 to 800. Vendors sell new and used shoes, with prices ranging anywhere from $20 to $2,000. There’s sports memorabilia, clothing, and accessories for sale as well. Some vendors are set up to make repairs or do customizations. Fest-goers, and this is key, are encouraged to bring their own sneakers — as many as they can carry — to sell or trade. Ghueder says he’s seen plenty of folks swap shoes then and there. He’s seen them walk out of the facility in their socks. The Kanye Yeezy Boost is the hottest thing going, according to Ghueder. But it was another Kanye product that brought in an eye-popping figure: A rare Nike Air Yeezy, signed by Kanye, was bought for $20,000. Needless to say, they are not for wearing. As for Ghueder’s own prized shoe, it’s the Air Jordan “Bred” in red and black. SNEAKFEST SNEAKER EXPO AT THE AGRICENTER INTERNATIONAL, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16TH, 1-6 P.M., $20. SNEAKFEST.ORG

Hill Country Boucherie and Blues Picnic Home Place Pastures (1513 Home Place, Como) 5 p.m.-2 a.m., $5-$90 A snout-to-tail dinner with dancing and more. Booksigning by Larry Dodson Hickory Ridge Mall, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The former Bar-Kays lead singer signs his new memoir And the Band Played On.

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Booksigning by Reed Farrel Coleman Barnes & Noble Wolfchase, 7 p.m. Reed Farrel Coleman signs and discusses his latest novel, Robert B. Parker’s The Hangman’s Sonnet.

E.T. the Extra Terrestrial Malco Paradiso, 2 p.m. A screening of the Steven Spielberg alien classic in honor of its 35th anniversary. Encore screening Wednesday, September 20th. The Secret Sisters Buckman Arts Center, 7 p.m., $30 Old-style harmony, a la the Everly Brothers, from sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers.

The King and I The Orpheum, 7:30 p.m., $25-$125 Touring production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein hit The King and I about the relationship between the King of Siam and a British schoolteacher. Running through September 24th.

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little over two years ago, local publicist and longtime Memphis music fan Elizabeth Cawein had a big idea. Inspired by recent trips to major music industry events such as Austin’s South By Southwest and Nashville’s Americanafest, where she saw little representation of or from Memphis, Cawein decided take on the mantle herself. “My vision was to build a system that benefits musicians and also drives results for the business and tourism communities,” says Cawein. “I’m passionate about this city and our musicians. I’m passionate about telling their story. I felt strongly that we were missing an opportunity to both perpetuate and reinvigorate the Memphis brand as a music city.” To get the ball rolling, Cawein pitched the idea that would become Music Export Memphis to Phil Trenary and Amy Daniels at the Greater Memphis Chamber, who quickly got on board with the project. With their support, she was able to target a presence at the 2016 Americanafest as her inaugural event. Dubbed the Memphis Picnic, the showcase was an overwhelming success. “We got some phenomenal earned media at Americanafest last year,” says Cawein. “Our artists were covered in No Depression, Paste, American Songwriter, and more.” From there, Music Export Memphis more or less took off like a rocket ship. Cawein has since staged another Memphis Picnic at South By Southwest, created a songwriters exchange program with the city of Liverpool (U.K.) called “Memphis to the Mersey,” and attracted a worldwide music conference, the Music Cities Convention, to Memphis. The conference, which focuses on the role of

music in civic life, will take place at the Halloran Centre October 25th-27th. This weekend Cawein will be out on the road again promoting Memphis music — back at Americanafest, where the journey began. The second annual Memphis Picnic at Americanafest, which takes place on Saturday, September 16th at the Filming Station in Nashville, should be nothing short of an extravaganza celebration of all things Bluff City. In addition to a stacked lineup of local performers, including Crockett Hall, Juju Bushman, Loveland Duren, Grace Askew, and the Rusty Pieces, the event will also feature edibles from the Rendevous, Corky’s, and MemPops, libations from High Cotton Brewing Company and Old Dominick Distillery, a Grizzlies photo booth,

Elizabeth Cawein of Music Export Memphis. a program of Memphis-made music videos curated by IndieMemphis, and a pop-up vinyl-only record shop run by Shangri-La Records. “I swear, I’ve never done an event that was as seamless and killer as our Americanafest event last year,” says Cawein. “I just kept waiting for something to go wrong! But we have almost doubled the number of partners represented at this event, which I’m excited about. With these events, I always want to showcase as much Memphis stuff as I possibly can — the lineup of music is the main course, and the food, drinks, and extras from

Memphis are the side items.” Beyond Americanafest, Cawein already has a few next steps in mind. Her new big idea is an ambassador’s program of sorts, which would see Music Export Memphis providing tangible tour support (i.e., money) to local artists to help get them out on the road and spread the gospel of Memphis and Memphis music. “The reality is, they already are [ambassadors],” she says. “I want to give them a little bit of training on the talking points of why Memphis is a great place to visit and live, send them out with promotional merchandise, and cut them a check to support their tour.” “I think my point here is that, for the most part, my ideas do not require a ton of overhead, a ton of administration. They utilize existing structures and organizations — for example, bringing in our partner the New Memphis Institute to help us with some training for the touring artists on you-should-live-inMemphis facts — and finding ways to maximize things that are already happening, such as artists touring outside the city.” Cawein has also recently put a board of directors for Music Export Memphis in place, so that her vision isn’t the only one guiding the organization moving forward. “I’m excited to get out of the curation business,” she says. “I’ll always enjoy having input on that, but I think deferring to the board — a group of people who really bring varied experiences in Memphis music and varied connections to different scenes — will make this work better, more effectively, and will make Music Export Memphis better able to tell the entire Memphis music story. This was never about me picking artists for a showcase or an opportunity; I just want to facilitate the opportunity. So I’m excited to see what we can do together in 2018.” For more information on Music Export Memphis, visit www. musicexportmemphis.org.

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Holding On first verse of the first song. And it’s all downhill from there. Along the way, he struggles with his relationship, his boss, his school, and poverty. But he makes it clear that his hometown was no picnic either. “Family became opponents, all they repping is Memphis/ It offers nothing to poets, offers nothing to loners/ Wasn’t born in the system of 3-6, Elvis, and Jordans.” The struggles evoked in Alero also came as he tried to developed his musical skills. “I was trying to record a record in the closet of my dorm,” he says. “And my plan was to spend six months making the record, finish the record, then spend the next six months going back and forth to New York. I was gonna get on, get connections, meet people. And I got kicked outta school, so I didn’t get to do any of that.” Instead, he returned home. But it wasn’t until much later that he could reflect on the experience creatively. In the intervening years, he found his voice as an artist, earning a degree from the University of Memphis. “My major was Studio Arts … but my main focus when I came out of college was painting. Now, it’s photography and video work.” Degree in hand, he turned inward to create Alero. “I started the first song in November 2014, and I finished writing, recording, and producing it by the middle of 2015. And then spent the rest of 2015 just sitting on it, mixing it, being very meticulous.” This period was heavily influenced

Don Lifted by his listening habits. “I’m attracted to Kanye West, Common, J Dilla’s production. … But the album I was listening to a lot around the album’s creation was Coldplay’s Ghost Stories. It was about his divorce. Very minimal. And there was a record by Dawn Golden, who I sampled twice.” Performing such personal material now can still be difficult for Matthews, though he feels he’s gained some perspective on the pain. Listeners need not resign themselves to utter despair. By the final cut, “Holding On,” Matthews finds room for hope. “We’re not holding on for nothing” rings the track’s chorus, and at last it seems Don Lifted has drawn strength from his exile. Alero will be available for download September 14th. The CD, including a deluxe booklet of lyrics and original photographs, is for sale exclusively at Shangri-La and Goner Records.

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The album that Memphis hip-hop artist Don Lifted drops this Thursday has been a long time in the making. Named after the car he drove when living through a particularly harrowing time, Alero will provide him no small measure of catharsis. After nearly seven years, Don Lifted will finally be able to exhale. With neither the broad social commentary of Marco Pavé nor the street life debauchery of Yo Gotti, Don Lifted, aka Lawrence Matthews, takes his lyrics to a personal place to fashion a work of art-as-therapy. The album details a stressful period when Matthews and his high school girlfriend ventured east for college and they confronted the challenges of living away from home. “The story takes place from September 2010 and into 2011. It was six months, but it felt like two years,” he recalls. “We just were clashing. But also it was just being thrown into the world, adulthood, alone. We both were going through a kind of hell. I slept in the car a lot. I was sick a lot, so I’d take cough medicine so I could record music, instead of being sniffly; so I could go to class, go to work.” The car became a kind of sanctuary for Matthews. “Kappa, Sigma, Omega, Alpha, Kappa, them Deltas/ Futures, degrees and shelters and I am only a nigga/ Carpetbagger from Memphis, they’ll never see me as bigger/ I’m clapping, but I’m pretending, depression down to my tendons, these terrors, they cloud my vision.” So goes the

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After Dark: Live Music Schedule September 14 - 20 Alfred’s 197 BEALE 525-3711

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

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

The King Beez Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.; B.B. King’s All Stars Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m.; Will Tucker Band Fridays, Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Lisa G and Flic’s Pic’s Band Saturdays, Sundays, 12:30 p.m.; Blind Mississippi Morris Sundays, 5 p.m.; Memphis Jones Sundays, Wednesdays 5:30 p.m.; Doc Fangaz and the Remedy Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.

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

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

Blues City Cafe

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138 BEALE 526-3637

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Blind Mississippi Morris Fridays, 5 p.m., and Saturdays, 5:30 p.m.; Brad Birkedahl Band Thursdays, Wednesdays, 8 p.m.; Nathan Belt & the Buckles Friday, Sept. 15, 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 16, 9:30 p.m.; Earl “The Pearl” Banks Saturdays, 12:30 p.m., and Tuesdays, 7 p.m.;

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

Thursdays, 5-8 p.m.; Karaoke Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 8 p.m.; Live Bands Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.

Club 152

King’s Palace Cafe

152 BEALE 544-7011

Live Music WednesdaysSundays, 7-11 p.m.; Live DJ Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 p.m.; Third Floor: DJ Tubbz Fridays, Saturdays, 10 p.m.; The Rusty Pieces play Bike Night on Beale Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.

FedExForum 191 BEALE

Bruno Mars Sunday, Sept. 17, 8 p.m.

Handy Bar 200 BEALE 527-2687

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

Tori Tollison Thursday, Sept. 14, 8-11 p.m.; The Hollows Friday, Sept. 15, 8-11 p.m.; The Driftwood Ramblers Saturday, Sept. 16, 8-11 p.m.; Guitar Center Recital Sunday, Sept. 17, 1-3 p.m.; Q107.5 Bruno Mars Bash Sunday, Sept. 17, 4-6 p.m.; Memphis Music Monday Third Monday of every month, 6-9 p.m.

Itta Bena 145 BEALE 578-3031

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

King Jerry Lawler’s Hall of Fame Bar & Grille Chris Gales Solo Acoustic Show Mondays-Saturdays, 12-4 p.m.; Eric Hughes solo/acoustic

Rum Boogie Cafe Blues Hall

King’s Palace Cafe Patio 162 BEALE 521-1851

Sonny Mack Mondays-Fridays, 2-6 p.m.; Cowboy Neil Mondays, Thursdays, 7-11 p.m., and Saturdays, Sundays, 2-6 p.m.; Sensation Band Tuesdays, Fridays, 7-11 p.m.; Fuzzy and the Kings of Memphis Saturdays, 7-11 p.m.; Chic Jones and the Blues Express Sundays, 7-11 p.m.; North and South Band Wednesdays, 7-11 p.m.

King’s Palace Cafe Tap Room

Hard Rock Cafe 126 BEALE 529-0007

159 BEALE

162 BEALE 521-1851

David Bowen Thursdays, 5:309:30 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 6:30-10:30 p.m., and Sundays, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; FreeWorld Friday, Sept. 15, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., and Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Jeff Crosslin Saturday, Sept. 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Sensation Band Sunday, Sept. 17, 7-11 p.m.; Eric Hughes Band Mondays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Gracie Curran Tuesdays, 8 p.m.midnight; Plantation Allstars Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight.

182 BEALE 528-0150

Memphis Bluesmasters Thursdays, Sundays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Vince Johnson and the Plantation Allstars Fridays, Saturdays, 4-8 p.m., and Sundays, 3-7 p.m.; Juke Joint Allstars Friday, Sept. 15, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Delta Project Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Brian Hawkins Blues Party Mondays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Chris McDaniel Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Silky O’Sullivan’s

168 BEALE 576-2220

Big Don Valentine’s Three Piece Chicken and a Biscuit Blues Band Thursdays, Tuesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Cowboy Neil Friday, Sept. 15, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Juke Joint Allstars Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

183 BEALE 522-9596

Dueling Pianos Thursdays, Wednesdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 9 p.m.-3 a.m., and Sundays, Tuesdays, 8 p.m.midnight.

Dirty Crow Inn 855 KENTUCKY

Nancy Apple Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Bobbie & Tasha Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m.

Earnestine & Hazel’s 531 S. MAIN 523-9754

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

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium 130 PEABODY PLACE 523-8536

The Rusty Pieces Friday, Sept. 15, 6-9 p.m.; Songwriters with Roland and Friends Mondays, 7-10 p.m.

I Am an American Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m.

South Main Ghost River Brewing 827 S. MAIN 278-0087

Sunday Evening with James Godwin Sunday, Sept. 17, 5-7:30 p.m.

Electric Church Sundays, 2-4 p.m.

Huey’s Downtown 77 S. SECOND 527-2700

Soul Shockers Sunday, Sept. 17, 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

Mud Island Amphitheatre 125 N. FRONT 576-7241

NEEDTOBREATHE Saturday, Sept. 16.

Live Pianist Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30-9 p.m., Sundays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and Mondays-Wednesdays, 5:30-8 p.m.

Rum Boogie Cafe

Purple Haze Nightclub

182 BEALE 528-0150

140 LT. GEORGE W. LEE 577-1139

Young Petty Thieves Thursdays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Pam and Terry

DJ Cody Fridays, Saturdays, 10 p.m.

Loflin Yard

Paulette’s

The Rusty Pieces Sunday, Sept. 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

The Silly Goose 100 PEABODY PLACE 435-6915

7 W. CAROLINA

RIVER INN, 50 HARBOR TOWN SQUARE 260-3300

117 BARBORO ALLEY 249-6580

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

225 S. MAIN 529-4299

330 BEALE 525-8981

Belle Tavern

Rumba Room 303 S. MAIN 523-0020

The Halloran Centre

New Daisy Theatre The Toadies Thursday, Sept. 14, 8 p.m.; Valentino Khan Friday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m.; Will Hoge Sunday, Sept. 17, 8 p.m.; Lettuce with Maddy O’Neal Tuesday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.

Sundays, 10 p.m.

831 S. Cooper 831 S. COOPER

The band Camino, Strong Martian, Terry Prince & the Principles, Chandler Murphy, the Ellie Badge Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m.

Bar DKDC 964 S. COOPER 272-0830

Brandon Taylor Thursday, Sept. 14; Mighty Souls Brass Band Friday, Sept. 15; Steve Selvidge Saturday, Sept. 16; Danny & The Spanks Sunday, Sept. 17; Devil Train Monday, Sept. 18; David Cousar Tuesday, Sept. 19; Linda Heck Wednesday, Sept. 20.

DJ Dance Music Mondays-

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Boscos 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.

Celtic Crossing 903 S. COOPER 274-5151

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

The Cove 2559 BROAD 730-0719

Ed Finney and the U of M Jazz Quartet Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Mobias Pieces Friday, Sept. 15, 9 p.m.; Backsliders Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 p.m.; David Collins Jazz Sunday, Sept. 17, 6-9 p.m.; Don and Wayde Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m.; Karaoke Wednesdays, 9 p.m.

Dru’s Place 1474 MADISON 275-8082

Karaoke Fridays-Sundays.

Growlers 1911 POPLAR 244-7904

Crockett Hall Tuesdays with the Midtown Rhythm Section

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

The Dirty River Boys, Micky & The Motorcars Thursday, Sept. 14, 9 p.m.; Drab Majesty, Pyramid Club, the Pop Ritual Friday, Sept. 15, 9 p.m.; P.O.S Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 p.m.; Snapboitye Sunday, Sept. 17, 7 p.m.; Emery Monday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m.

Huey’s Midtown 1927 MADISON 726-4372

The Bel Airs Sunday, Sept. 17, 4-7 p.m.; The Natchez Brothers Sunday, Sept. 17, 8:30 p.m.midnight.

Lafayette’s Music Room 2119 MADISON 207-5097

Heath N’ Company Thursday, Sept. 14, 6 p.m.; The Spazmatics Thursday, Sept. 14, 9 p.m.; Ryan Peel Friday, Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m.; 901 Heavy Hitters Friday, Sept. 15, 10 p.m.; 3RD Man Saturday, Sept. 16, 11:30 a.m.; Chris Johnson Saturday, Sept. 16, 3 p.m.; The Michael Brothers Saturday, Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m.; Devil Train Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 p.m.; Joe Restivo 4 Sunday, Sept. 17, 11 a.m.; Jimmy Davis Sunday, Sept. 17, 4 p.m.; Emily Barker Sunday, Sept. 17, 8 p.m.; The Singer & the Song: Susan Marshall, David Cousar, McKenna Bray, Richard Alan Ford Monday, Sept. 18, 6 p.m.; Anne McCue Tuesday, Sept. 19, 8 p.m.;

Breeze Cayolle & New Orleans Wednesday, Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m.; Brandon Taylor & Radio Ghost Wednesday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m.

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Lindenwood Christian Church 2400 UNION 458-8506

Jacquie Cruz, Gary Klarenbeek, and Chris Nemec Sunday, Sept. 17, 4 p.m.

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Midtown Crossing Grill 394 N. WATKINS 443-0502

Natalie James and the Professor Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.3 p.m.; “The Happening” Open Songwriter Showcase Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Minglewood Hall 1555 MADISON 866-609-1744

Paul Cauthen, Kelsey Waldon Thursday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m.; MONTU, Agori Tribe Saturday, Sept. 16, 8 p.m.; MoneyBagg Yo Birthday Bash Wednesday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m.

Murphy’s 1589 MADISON 726-4193

Aquarian Blood with Trouble Boys Thursday, Sept. 14; River City Cadillacs Friday, Sept. 15, 6-9 p.m.; The Fast Mothers Saturday, Sept. 16.

P&H Cafe 1532 MADISON 726-0906

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The Phoenix 1015 S. COOPER 338-5223

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

Railgarten 2160 CENTRAL

The Rusty Pieces Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6-9 p.m.

Rhodes College West Campus

Poplar/I-240 East Tapas and Drinks 6069 PARK 767-6002

Eddie Harris Thursdays, Fridays, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Van Duren Solo Tuesdays, 6-8 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.; Memphis Connectors Saturday, Sept. 16, 8 p.m.; Flashback Sunday, Sept. 17, 4-7

South Memphis

9 p.m.; The Bar Misfits Sunday, Sept. 17, 5:30 p.m.; The No Hit Wonders Wednesday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m.

4-7 p.m.; The Chaulkies Sunday, Sept. 17, 8:30 p.m.-midnight; The Pistol & the Queen Tuesday, Sept. 19, 6-9 p.m.

Old Whitten Tavern

T.J. Mulligan’s Cordova

2465 WHITTEN 379-1965

FireHouse Community Arts Center

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

985 S. BELLEVUE 948-9522

RockHouse Live

Voices Open Mic Variety Show Third Friday of every month, 7 p.m.

5709 RALEIGH-LAGRANGE 386-7222

Live Bands Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Open Mic Mondays Mondays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Live Music Tuesdays, Wednesdays,

8071 TRINITY 756-4480

The Southern Edition Band Tuesdays.

Frayser/Millington Huey’s Millington 8570 U.S. 51 N.

Royal Blues Band Sunday, Sept. 17, 8-11:30 p.m.

Huey’s Southwind 7825 WINCHESTER 624-8911

Gary Escoe’s Atomic Dance Machine Sunday, Sept. 17, 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

Huey’s Germantown 7677 FARMINGTON 318-3034

The Dantones Sunday, Sept. 17, 8-11:30 p.m.; Davis Coen & The Change Wednesday, Sept. 20, 6-9 p.m.

Russo’s New York Pizzeria & Wine Bar 9087 POPLAR 755-0092

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

613 UNIVERSITY 843-3775

Iren Zombor & Brian Ray: The works of Chopin and Shostakovich Sunday, Sept. 17, 3 p.m.

North Mississippi/ Tunica

Senses Nightclub

BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove

2866 POPLAR 249-3739

Unique Saturday Saturdays, 10 p.m.-3 a.m.

6285 SNOWDEN, SOUTHAVEN, MS (662) 892-2660

Old Dominion Thursday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.; Chris Stapleton Friday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m.

Wild Bill’s 1580 VOLLINTINE 207-3975

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

Dan McGuinness 3964 GOODMAN, SOUTHAVEN, MS 662-890-7611

Acoustic Music Tuesdays.

Gold Strike Casino

University of Memphis

1010 CASINO CENTER IN TUNICA, MS 1-888-245-7829

Kellie Pickler Saturday, Sept. 16, 8-9:30 p.m.

The Bluff 535 S. HIGHLAND

Hollywood Casino

DJ Ben Murray Thursdays, 10 p.m.; Ben Bradford Friday, Sept. 15, 10 p.m.; 17th Floor Saturday, Sept. 16, 10 p.m.; Bluegrass Brunch with the River Bluff Clan Sundays, 11 a.m.; Shaw Davis Wednesday, Sept. 20, 10 p.m.

1150 CASINO STRIP RESORT, TUNICA, MS 662-357-7700

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

Horseshoe Casino & Hotel AT CASINO CENTER, SOUTH OF MEMPHIS, NEAR TUNICA, MS 1-800-303-SHOE

East Memphis Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School

Skid Row with Great White Friday, Sept. 15.

60 N. PERKINS EXT. 537-1483

The Secret Sisters Sunday, Sept. 17, 7-9 p.m.

Huey’s Southaven Sweet Tea Jubilee Sunday, Sept. 17, 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

551 S. MENDENHALL 762-8200

Intimate Piano Lounge featuring Charlotte Hurt MondaysThursdays, 5-9:30 p.m.; Larry Cunningham Fridays, Saturdays, 6-10 p.m.

Huey’s Poplar 4872 POPLAR 682-7729

John Angotti Sunday, Sept. 17, 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

Memphis Botanic Garden 750 CHERRY 636-4100

Steve Miller Band Friday, Sept. 15, 8:30 p.m.

Mortimer’s 590 N. PERKINS 761-9321

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

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Tunica Roadhouse p.m.; Eddie Harrison Mondays, 6-10 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

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

Summer/Berclair Cheffie’s Cafe 483 HIGH POINT TERRACE 202-4157

Songwriter Night hosted by Leigh Ann Wilmot and Dave “The Rave” Saturdays, 5-8 p.m.

8 p.m.-midnight.

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.

Bartlett Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center 3663 APPLING 385-6440

Jim Messina Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Hadley’s Pub 2779 WHITTEN 266-5006

Almost Famous Friday, Sept. 15,

Shelby Forest General Store 7729 BENJESTOWN 876-5770

Steak Night with Tony Butler and the Shelby Forest Pioneers Fridays, 6-8 p.m.; Robert Hull Sundays, 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Cecil Yancy Sunday, Sept. 17, 12:303:30 p.m.

Collierville Huey’s Collierville 2130 W. POPLAR 854-4455

The Brian Johnson Band Sunday, Sept. 17, 8-11:30 p.m.

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

2 Mule Plow Sunday, Sept. 17,

1107 CASINO CENTER, TUNICA, MS 662-363-4900

Old Millington Winery 6748 OLD MILLINGTON 873-4114

Eddie Harrison and Debbie Jamison Sunday, Sept. 17.

Pop’s Bar & Grill 6365 NAVY 872-0353

Possum Daddy or DJ Turtle Thursdays, 5-9 p.m.; CeCee Fridays, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.; Possum Daddy Karaoke Wednesdays, 6-10 p.m. and Saturdays, 7-11 p.m.

Live Music Fridays, Saturdays.

Raleigh Stage Stop 2951 CELA 382-1576

Blues Jam hosted by Brad Webb Thursdays, 7-11 p.m.; Triple X Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Alex Ward’s Pig-N-Whistle Dance Party Sunday, Sept. 17, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Open Mic Night and Steak Night Tuesdays, 6 p.m.-midnight.

Germantown

West Memphis/ Eastern Arkansas

Germantown Performing Arts Center

EACC Fine Arts Center Gallery

1801 EXETER 751-7500

EAST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 1700 NEWCASTLE, FORREST CITY, AR

Adrian Cunningham Friday, Sept. 15, 7 p.m.; Intro to Songwriting Tuesday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.

Steven Curtis Chapman Saturday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.

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CALENDAR of EVENTS:

Sept. 14 - 20

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

TH EAT E R

Germantown Community Theatre

Lost in Yonkers, heartfelt comingof-age story set in 1942 about a family coping with the challenges of staying together during World War II and the struggles to balance love with tough times. www. gctcomeplay.org. $24. Fri., Sat., 8 p.m., and Sun., 2:30 p.m. Through Sept. 17. 3037 FOREST HILL-IRENE (453-7447).

Harrell Performing Arts Theatre

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the Musical, given a dazzling coat of many colors by his father Jacob, Joseph’s brothers take him to Egypt and sell him into a life of slavery. A talent for interpreting dreams is a ticket to a better life. www.colliervilleartscouncil.org. $12-$20. Fridays, Saturdays, 7 p.m., and Sundays, 2:30 p.m. Through Sept. 24. 440 POWELL, COLLIERVILLE (853-3228).

Hattiloo Theatre

Fetch Clay, Make Man, inspired by the actual friendship between Muhammad Ali and Hollywood actor Stepin Fetchit, the play explores how each dealt with being a black public figure shaping identity in the face of outside forces. www. hattiloo.org. $26-$30. Sundays, 3 p.m., Saturdays, 2 & 7:30 p.m., and Thursdays, Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Through Oct. 15.

Shipibo pot, work by Juan Rojo in “Cross Cultural” at Jay Etkin Gallery through October 14th

37 S. COOPER (502-3486).

The Orpheum

Stomp in the Swamp BBQ & Bidding Sunday, September 17 5 - 8pm

September 14-20, 2017

5992 Quince Rd / Mem., TN 38119

901.636.2210

The King and I, www.orpheummemphis.com. $25. Tues., Sept. 19, 7:30-10 p.m., and Wed., Sept. 20, 7:30-10 p.m. 203 S. MAIN (525-3000).

Theatre Memphis

12 Angry Jurors, blistering character study of the American melting pot centered around the U.S. judicial system, story of a single juror holding the rest of the jury from a guilty verdict in a patricide trial. www.theatrememphis.org. $25. Sundays, 2 p.m., Saturdays, 8 p.m., and Thursdays, Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Through Oct. 1. 630 PERKINS EXT. (682-8323).

A R TI ST R E C E PT I O N S

Crosstown Arts

Artist reception for “Auto-da-fé,” exhibition of new works by Robert Fortner. www.crosstownarts.org. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 15-16, 5-10 p.m. 430 N. CLEVELAND (507-8030).

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TOPS Gallery

Opening reception for “Late Works,” exhibition of sculptures and collages by Marja Vallila. www.topsgallery.com. Fri., Sept. 15, 6-8 p.m. 400 S. FRONT.

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Art Museum at the University of Memphis (AMUM)

Enjoy lakeside mingling, art auction, refreshments, and more benefiting Baptist Reynolds Hospice House and Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief. $40. Thurs., Sept. 14, 6-9 p.m. FEDEX EVENT CENTER SHELBY FARMS, 415 GREAT VIEW (227-7123), WWW.BAPTISTARTOFCARING.ORG.

Beatles at the Ridge Authors and Artists Symposium

Featuring panel of Beatles authors, artists, filmmakers, and musicians for the Summer of Love: 50th Anniversary event near The Studio, 123 Main in downtown Walnut Ridge, AR. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 15-16. WWW.BEATLESATTHERIDGE.COM.

Café Conversations

Dr. Ari Eisenberg, Rhodes College Assistant Professor of History, will lead a discussion on “Portraying the Other: Gender, Race, and Representation in American Art” inside Café Brooks by Paradox. Wed., Sept. 20, 6-7:30 p.m. MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART, 1934 POPLAR (544-6209), WWW. BROOKSMUSEUM.ORG.

Call to Artists for MCA Holiday Bazaar & Fund-raiser

Open call, any local artist may submit, no cost to apply. See website for more information and submission form. Through Oct. 2. WWW.MCA.EDU.

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.

Emerging Memphis Designer Project Applications

Apply to be a part of the runway shows with our Emerging Memphis Designer Project. For more information, visit website. Through Sept. 15. WWW.MEMPHISFASHIONWEEK.ORG.

“Stargazer Garden” Flower-Folding

Stop by and fold a paper flower for collaborative art installation. Mondays-Fridays, 9:30 a.m.5:30 p.m. CROSSTOWN CONCOURSE (FORMERLY SEARS CROSSTOWN), N. CLEVELAND AT NORTH PARKWAY, WWW.CROSSTOWNARTS.ORG.

“The Quick and the Dead,” exhibition of drawings and obituaries by Chris Honeysuckle Ellis. www. memphis.edu/amum. Through Sept. 23. “Stopping in Memphis,” exhibition of work by Justin Bowles, Alan Duckworth, Meredith Olinger, Alex Paulus, Esther Ruiz, Jared Small, and Jill Wissmiller. www. memphis.edu/amum. Through Sept. 23. “Africa: Art of a Continent,” permanent exhibition of African art from the Martha and Robert Fogelman collection. Ongoing. 142 COMMUNICATION & FINE ARTS BUILDING (678-2224).

ANF Architects

“Rebirth of Crosstown,” exhibition of paintings by Tom Stem and photographs by Jamie Harmon depicting Crosstown’s construction and rebirth. www.anfa.com. Through Oct. 5. 1500 UNION (278-6868).

Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art

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

Bingham and Broad

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


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

Circuitous Succession Gallery

“Stream of Consciousness,” exhibition of paintings by Brian Bundren. www. curcuitoussuccession.com. Through Sept. 25. 1789 KIRBY PARKWAY.

David Lusk Gallery

“Making Marks,” exhibition of works by Greely Myatt. www.davidluskgallery.com. Through Sept. 30. 97 TILLMAN (767-3800).

DeSoto Arts Center

“A Cast of Blues,” exhibition of face casts in resin of blues musicians who have helped shape the face of the blues by Sharon McConnellDickerson. (662-404-3361), desotoarts.com/events.html. Through Oct. 7. 660 W. COMMERCE, HERNANDO, MS.

The Dixon Gallery & Gardens

“Fidencio Fifield-Perez and Vanessa González: Location, Location, Location,” exhibition of work utilizing maps to open up discussions on migration and ceramic and installation work processing the challenges of immigration. www.dixon.org. Through Sept. 24. “Edward Giobbi: An Artist Comes to Memphis,” exhibition of works influenced by

Opening reception for “Late Works” by Marja Vallila at TOPS Gallery, Friday, September 15th

4339 PARK (761-5250).

Eclectic Eye

“Seeing Things My Way,” exhibition of photographs transposed onto metal and canvas by Bob Pierce. www. eclectic-eye.com. Through Sept. 20. 242 S. COOPER (276-3937).

FireHouse Community Arts Center

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

Fratelli’s

“Painters at the Garden,” exhibition of original paintings by students from garden art classes. www.memphisbotanicgarden.com. Through Sept. 30. 750 CHERRY (766-9900).

Jay Etkin Gallery

“Cross Cultural,” exhibition of tribal and contemporary work. www.jayetkingallery. com. Through Oct. 14. 942 COOPER (550-0064).

L Ross Gallery

“The Story Continues,” exhibition of hand-pigmented papers and acrylics on canvas and carved wood sculpture by Lisa Jennings and acrylics and mixed media on panels often sealed with beeswax by Jeni Stallings. www.lrossgallery.com. Through Sept. 30.

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Marshall Arts Gallery

“Love of Art” and “Memphis,” exhibition of work by Nikki Gardner and Debra Edge by appointment only. (647-9242) Ongoing. 639 MARSHALL (679-6837).

Memphis Botanic Garden

“Rustic Memories,” exhibition of folksy style paintings by Nancy JF Woods. www. memphisbotanicgarden.com. Through Sept. 30. 750 CHERRY (636-4100).

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

“By the Book: A Tribute to Dolph Smith,” exhibit focusing on Dolph Smith’s artist notebooks, featuring six on display. Also includes the work of 11 artists who have worked with Smith. Through Nov. 26. “About Face,” exhibition located in the Education Gallery highlighting the different ways artists interpret the connection between emotion and expression. www.brooksmuseum.org. Ongoing. “Drawing Memory: Essence of Memphis,” exhibition of works inspired by nsibidi, a sacred means of communication among male secret societies in southeastern Nigeria by Victor Ekpuk. www.brooksmuseum.org. Ongoing. 1934 POPLAR (544-6209).

Memphis College of Art

“Horn Island 33,” exhibition of artwork as part of the outcome of an 11-day annual trip by MCA students, faculty, and alumni to Horn Island, a barrier island off the coast of Pascagoula, MS. mca. edu/event/horn-island-33/. Through Sept. 29.

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1930 POPLAR (272-5100).

Metal Museum

“Cascadian Lines,” exhibition of works by Christopher Gerber in the museum store. www.metalmuseum.org. Through Nov. 12. Master Metalsmith: David Secrest, exhibition by sculptor and blacksmith well known for his incorporation of textures and patterns in forged iron, fabricated steel and bronze sculptures, and furniture. www.metalmuseum.org. Through Dec. 31. “With Love, From Brent,” exhibition of nearly 200 pieces of jewelry created over the course of his life as gifts

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“Memphis Stories,” exhibition of new works by Meghean Warner. www.buckmanartscenter.com. Through Sept. 18.

Italian Renaissance masterpieces by one of the founding trustees of the Hugo Dixon Foundation (which formed the Dixon Gallery and Gardens). www.dixon.org. Through Sept. 24. “Power and Piety: Spanish Colonial Art,” exhibition of paintings, sculptures, religious objects, and decorative art from the 17th through 19th centuries influenced by Spanish Colonial Caribbean. www.dixon.org. Through Sept. 24. “Made in Dixon,” exhibition showcasing the colorful and joy-filled artwork created by artists of all ages in the Dixon’s educational programs. www.dixon.org. Ongoing.

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for his wife, mother, daughter, and sister-in-law alongside cards and letters drawn and written by L. Brent Kington. www.metalmuseum.org. Through Oct. 15.

Brooks Milongas

374 METAL MUSEUM DR. (774-6380).

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.

Overton Park Gallery

MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART, 1934 POPLAR (544-6209).

“Surfaces,” exhibition of ink, pencil, and mixed-media work by Rebekah Laurenzi. Through Oct. 6.

Crosstown Getdown

Meet up in the Central Atrium by the main staircase where Jessie Jones will provide free instruction in Cha-cha Slide, the Hustle, and line dancing followed by a dance party with a live DJ. Thurs., Sept. 14, 6-8 p.m.

1581 OVERTON PARK (229-2967).

Playhouse on the Square

“I’m Truly Sorry for Your Loss & Other Pleasantries,” exhibition of new work by Kristen Rambo. mca.edu. Sept. 19-Oct. 24.

CROSSTOWN CONCOURSE (FORMERLY SEARS CROSSTOWN), N. CLEVELAND AT NORTH PARKWAY, WWW. CROSSTOWNARTS.ORG.

66 S. COOPER (726-4656).

Rhodes College, Clough Hall

“Fathom,” exhibition of sculpture and video intertwining notions of ritual, alchemy, and formal exploration by Ryan Rasmussen. www.rhodes. edu. Through Oct. 14. 2000 N. PARKWAY (843-3000).

Ross Gallery

“Home/Away From Home” and “Signals,” exhibition of work by Terry Kenney and Chuck Johnson. www.cbu.edu. Through Oct. 5. CHRISTIAN BROTHERS UNIVERSITY, PLOUGH LIBRARY, 650 E. PARKWAY S. (321-3000).

Slavehaven Underground Railroad Museum

“Images of Africa Before & After the Middle Passage,” exhibition of photography by Jeff and Shaakira Edison. Ongoing. 826 N. SECOND (527-3427).

Talbot Heirs

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

Step Afrika TOPS Gallery

“Late Works,” exhibition of sculptures and collages by Marja Vallila. www.topsgallery.com. Sept. 15-Nov. 11. 400 S. FRONT.

Tops Gallery: Madison Avenue Park

“Sad Men on Bad Afternoons,” exhibition curated by Daniel Fuller featuring the work of Natalie Labriola, Joseriberto Perez, Lauren Taylor, and Kandis Williams. www.topsgallery.com. Through Sept. 17. 151 MADISON (340-0134).

Village Frame & Art

Gallery Artists, exhibition of work by Charlie Ivey, Virginia Schoenster, Lou Ann Dattilo, and Matthew Hasty. Ongoing. 540 S. MENDENHALL (767-8882).

12 Angry Jurors at Theatre Memphis through October 1st

Professional dance Company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Presented by the Warfield Concert Series. Free. Thurs., Sept. 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m. PHILLIPS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 1000 CAMPUS (870-338-8327), WWW.WARFIELDCONCERTS.COM.

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WKNO Studio

“Score: A Twenty Year Retrospective,” exhibition of paintings on everything from canvas, advertising signs, record album covers, to the female body by Garen Shrader. (458-2521), www.wkno. org. Free. Through Sept. 29. 7151 CHERRY FARMS (458-2521).

OPERA

30 Days of Opera

Check Opera Memphis website for pop-up opera events in Memphis and the Mid-South. Through Sept. 30.

Dru’s Place

Alex Stypula’s Rage Out Tour, stand-up comedian performs. Mon., Sept. 18. 1474 MADISON (275-8082).

P&H Cafe

You Look Like A Comedy Show, features six comedians battling it out for three rounds with witty insults and jabs that start with the phrase “You Look Like.” See Moth, MK Gannon, Tootie Two Times, Amber Glaze, and others. (225-3241133). $8. Sat., Sept. 16, 9-11:30 p.m. 1532 MADISON (726-0906).

VARIOUS LOCATIONS, SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION, WWW.OPERAMEMPHIS.ORG.

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David Rogers’ “Big Bugs” at Memphis Botanic Garden

Cordova Branch Library

Fall Book Fair, all book lovers and book clubs invited. Featuring meet-and-greet with Mid-South’s authors, new books, readings and demonstrations, light refreshments, and networking. www.livingbreathingpoetry.com. Free. Sat., Sept. 16, 2-4:30 p.m. 8457 TRINITY (415-2764).

Epiphany Lutheran Church

Centering Prayer, opportunity for silent contemplation, followed by inspirational poetry and readings. www. epiphanylu.org. Sundays, 5 p.m., and Wednesdays, noon. 7887 POPLAR (861-6227).

B O O KS I G N I N G S

Booksigning by Daren Wang

Author reads and signs The Hidden Light. Wed., Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m. BURKE’S BOOK STORE, 936 S. COOPER (278-7484), WWW. BURKESBOOKS.COM.

September 14-20, 2017

Booksigning by Dr. Jim Bailey, Dr. G. Scott Morris, & Dr. Clarence Davis

Authors discuss and sign Healthy City Town Hall. Sat., Sept. 16, 3 p.m. NOVEL, 387 PERKINS EXT. (9225526), WWW.NOVELMEMPHIS.COM.

Booksigning by Kathleen Wickham

Author discusses and signs We Believed We Were Immortal: Twelve Reporters Who Covered the 1962 Integration Crisis at Ole Miss in conversation with Otis Sanford. Fri., Sept. 15, 6 p.m. NOVEL, 387 PERKINS EXT. (9225526), WWW.NOVELMEMPHIS.COM.

Booksigning by Larry Dodson

Author and member of the Bar-Kays discusses and signs memoir, And the Band Plays On. Sat., Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Booksigning by Reed Farrel Coleman

Author discusses and signs The Hangman’s Sonnet in the Robert B. Parker’s Jesse Stone series. Drake Hall of 98.1 The Max will join the conversation. Tues., Sept. 19, 7-8 p.m. BARNES & NOBLE, 2774 N. GERMANTOWN (386-2468), STORES.BARNESANDNOBLE.COM/ EVENT/9780061875878-0.

LECT U R E /S P EA K E R

Campaign Nonviolence: Evening with Swamiji

Hindu leader from India speaks on topic. Connect the dots between war, poverty, racism, climate change, and the epidemic of violence and join forces for a culture of peace. Thurs., Sept. 14, 7 p.m. FREEDOM’S CHAPEL DOC CHURCH, 961 GETWELL (244-7661), WWW. CNVMEMPHIS.ORG.

Campaign Nonviolence: Peace Walk Interfaith Labyrinth

Various faith leaders speak on topic. Connect the dots between war, poverty, racism, climate change, and the epidemic of violence and join forces for a culture of peace. Sat., Sept. 16, 11 a.m. UNITY CHURCH OF PRACTICAL CHRISTIANITY, 9228 WALNUT GROVE (753-1463), WWW.CNVMEMPHIS.ORG.

I am. Amen.: Hank Willis Thomas Lecture

Globally-renowned artist and a co-founder of the artist-driven super PAC, For Freedoms speaks. His work is meant to initiate race, politics, and art dialogue particularly relevant to Memphis. Free. Thurs., Sept. 14, 6-8:30 p.m. MEMPHIS COLLEGE OF ART, 1930 POPLAR (272-5100), WWW.MCA.EDU.

Preparing the Landscape for Winter

Joellen Dimond, Tennessee State University, will speak on topic in Tipton County Extension Agent “B” wing. Thurs., Sept. 14, noon. AGRICENTER INTERNATIONAL, 7777 WALNUT GROVE (752-1207), WWW.AGRICENTER.COM.

TO U R S

Calvary Episcopal Church Tours

Docent-led tours discuss stained glass windows, architecture, and symbols in Christian art. In addition, private tours are available by appointment for a suggested donation of $10 per person. Free. Saturdays, Sundays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. CALVARY EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 102 N. SECOND (525-6602), WWW.CALVARYMEMPHIS.ORG.

Herbarium Visit and Workshop

Meet at Rhodes College Frazier Jelke Science Center to tour Herbarium, which stores dried plant specimens with our guide Sarah Hatfield. Class will continue at the Dixon. Includes power press, and all supplies. $15 members, $25 nonmembers. Sat., Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. THE DIXON GALLERY & GARDENS, 4339 PARK (761-5250), WWW. DIXON.ORG.

Jimmy Ogle’s Elmwood Regarded as one of the most entertaining storytellers in the city, Ogle weaves a delightful fabric of Memphis history that all will enjoy. Register online. $20. Sat., Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m. ELMWOOD CEMETERY, 824 S. DUDLEY (774-3212), WWW.ELMWOODCEMETERY.ORG.

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AAGM Trade Show

Open to all Memphis area management company and property personnel. Advanced registration is required. For more information, visit website. Wed., Sept. 20, 5-8 p.m. AGRICENTER INTERNATIONAL, 7777 WALNUT GROVE (757-7777), WWW.AAGM.ORG.

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Cooper Young 4-Miler Party Pumper Uppers

B.Y.O.G. (Bring Your Own Groom) Bridal Show

Revolutions is the “pace car” for the run and will pump up the Light the Way party-goers. Meet at the Cooper-Young Trellis, on the street between Memphis Made and Bluff City Sports. Costumes and noise-makers are welcome. Free. Fri., Sept. 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Plan the perfect wedding for you and your guests. Food tasting, music, games, and more. Free. Sun., Sept. 17, 2-4 p.m. TUNICA RIVER PARK, 1 RIVERPARK DR , ROBINSONVILLE (368-6782), WWW.MIDSOUTHWEDDINGSHOW.COM.

REVOLUTIONS COMMUNITY BICYCLE SHOP, 1000 S. COOPER (INSIDE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH) (7266409), WWW.REVOLUTIONSMEMPHIS.COM.

Oliver Peoples, Alain Mikli, and Starck Trunk Show Unique handmade eyewear and sunglasses that are retro iconic Americana as well as French Designs. Thurs., Sept. 14, 12-4 p.m.

Cornhole Tournaments at Ghost River Brewing Co. Weekly tournament with a 70 percent payout. Format and number of teams paid based upon number of entries. All teams guaranteed two games. $25 team. Thursdays, 6-9 p.m.

EYEWEAR GALLERY, 428 PERKINS EXTD. (763-2020), WWW.EYEWEARGALLERY.COM.

Memphis Comic Expo

Meet artists and writers. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 16-17.

GHOST RIVER BREWING, 827 S. MAIN (278-0087).

AGRICENTER INTERNATIONAL, 7777 WALNUT GROVE (757-7777), WWW.AGRICENTER.COM.

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Gathering of “sneakerheads” and urban fashion connoisseurs based in a buy, sell, and trade environment featuring footwear, apparel, and accessories. Bring sneakers to buy, sell, or trade. $20. Sat., Sept. 16, 1-6 p.m.

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30-day pop-up record shop and micro lounge. Closed on Monday. Through Sept. 18, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Children’s consignment event. For more information, visit website. Sun., Sept. 17, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon., Sept. 18, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Tues., Sept. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., and Wed., Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. AGRICENTER INTERNATIONAL, 7777 WALNUT GROVE (501690-5110), WWW.GERMANTOWN.RHEALANA.COM.

Shop Her Closet Consignment

Items can be brought every Tuesday, 9-6 p.m. or by appointment. Open to the public 9/1. Sales benefit Memphis Fashion Design Network. Free$25. Through Sept. 30.

S P O R TS / F IT N E S S

Bass Pro Shops MS River Monsters Catfish Tournament & Angler Roundup Featuring catfishing vendors, food, music, games, live weigh-in, seminars, prizes, celebrity guests, and more. Free. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 15-16, 8 a.m.-10 p.m. BASS PRO PYRAMID, 1 BASS PRO (853-6490), WWW.MSRIVERMONSTERS.COM.

THE LAB BY MEMPHIS FASHION NETWORK, 64 FLICKER (404-583-3760), WWW.MEMPHISFASHIONDESIGNNETWORK.COM.

Sensation Band 7-11pm

Benefits Shelby County Books from Birth and Emmanuel Center after-school program. Includes 200-meter dash for kids 16 and under. After-party with food, drink, awards, line dancing, live DJ. $20. Sat., Sept. 16, 9 a.m.-noon. CHURCH OF THE HOLY COMMUNION, 4645 WALNUT GROVE (767-6987), BOOKIT5K.RACESONLINE.COM.

Cardinals Fantasy Camp

44 campers aged 27 and older will receive instruction from some of the best in baseball and play four games under the management of a former Cardinals player. Benefits the Cardinals Kids Cancer Center at Mercy. See website for more information. Thur.-Sun., Sept. 14-17.

Led by a seasoned track coach/health and wellness educator to introduce inexperienced exercisers to a program that will get them across the finish line of a 5K. Tuesdays, Fridays, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Through Nov. 9. SHELBY FARMS, VISITOR’S CENTER, 6903 GREAT VIEW DRIVE NORTH (767-7275), WWW.SHELBYFARMSPARK.ORG.

Get Right 4 the Night

Get fit and have fun with Kellye Crawford. $10. Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m. FIREHOUSE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER, 985 S. BELLEVUE (948-9522), WWW.MEMPHISBLACKARTSALLIANCE.ORG.

The Symetra Tour’s Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout

Murphy USA is excited to once again bring the Symetra Tour, recognized as “Road to the LPGA,” to southern Arkansas. Free. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 15-17, 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. MYSTIC CREEK GOLF CLUB, 191 CLUB HOUSE (870-837-2500), WWW.ELDORADOSHOOTOUT.COM.

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M E ETI NGS

Fantastical Writers of the Mid-South

For writers who specialize in science-fiction/fantasy/etc. Second Thursday of every month, 7 p.m. BARNES & NOBLE, 2774 N. GERMANTOWN (386-2468).

Lupus Support Group

Our mission is to ensure that patients in Memphis with lupus, as well as their caregivers, family, and friends, have a safe and supportive place to connect. Free. Third Saturday of every month, 1-3 p.m. NESHOBA COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER, 7715 E HOLMES (7552250), WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/ CURELUPUSTN/.

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Meeting held at Raleigh Community Center, Whitehaven Golf Course & Ballroom, McFarland Community Center, and Memphis Leadership Foundation. See website for more information. Thurs., Sept. 14, 5:30-7 p.m., and Wed., Sept. 20, 5:30-7 p.m.

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Wed., Sept. 20, noon. B.J. CHAIN LIBRARY, 6619 HWY 305 (662-895-5900).

T.O. Fuller State Park Monthly Meeting Call for more information. Third Wednesday of every month, noon. T.O. FULLER STATE PARK, 1500 MITCHELL (543-7581).

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Boys Hip-Hop Classes

For boys ages 5-10. $135 per semester session. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Through Nov. 1. BALLET ON WHEELS DANCE SCHOOL & COMPANY, 2085 MONROE, WWW.BALLETONWHEELS.ORG.

Kids in the Garden (ages 7-10)

Gardening session that will give kids a chance to experience nature up close and learn the basics about planting and garden design. Snack and tools included. Reservations required. $10 members, $15 nonmembers. Sat., Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m.-noon. THE DIXON GALLERY & GARDENS, 4339 PARK (761-5250), WWW. DIXON.ORG.

“Pictures Tell the Story”

Students can reenact the historic “I Am A Man” photograph ad part of MLK50 campaign. School representatives must call the museum to schedule sessions. Through Dec. 31. ERNEST WITHERS COLLECTION GALLERY & MUSEUM, 333 BEALE (523-2344), WWW.THEWITHERSCOLLECTION.COM.

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2017 Classic Car Show

Timeless automobiles benefiting Collierville Education Foundation. Free for spectators, $25 car show participants. Sat., Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. CENTRAL CHURCH, 2005 WINCHESTER, COLLIERVILLE (8348735), WWW.COLLIERVILLECARSHOW.COM.

8th Annual White to Black Belt: Silent Auction & Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Featuring live music, silent auction, wine tasting, door prizes, and more benefiting MTKD Scholarship Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit affiliate of Midtown Taekwondo. $40. Fri., Sept. 15, 7-11 p.m. CLARK TOWER, TOWER ROOM, 5100 POPLAR (725-5552).

Campaign Nonviolence Interfaith Peace and Justice Vigil

Community leaders speak of their work and vision for a nonviolent Memphis. Partnering organizations include the Viswayogi Foundation, MIFA, National Civil Rights Museum, and others. Free. Sun., Sept. 17, 3-5 p.m. NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM, 450 MULBERRY (266-2464), WWW.PACEEBENE.ORG.

David Rogers’ Big Bugs Representing eight different species, this nationally recognized traveling art exhibit features 10 giant wooden bug sculptures towering up to 18 feet tall. Sept. 16-Dec. 31. MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN, 750 CHERRY (636-4100), WWW.MEMPHISBOTANICGARDEN.COM.

DNA Riverboat Cruise 2017

Pre-boarding party featuring food, music, prizes and auction. $25. Sun., Sept. 17, 4-7 p.m. THE FRONT PORCH AT BEALE STREET LANDING, 251 RIVERSIDE DR, WWW.MEMPHISDNA.ORG.

Igniting Hope

Evening of fellowship, entertainment, and dinner. Guest speaker Darrow Miller explores why women are crucial to developing nations. Matched funds from event benefit Women of Hope Intl. Free. Sat., Sept. 16, 6-9 p.m. SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 4055 POPLAR (454-0034), WWW.WOMENOFHOPEINTERNATIONAL.ORG.


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South Memphis Farmers Market

Thursdays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Through Nov. 30. SOUTH MEMPHIS FARMERS MARKET, CORNER OF MISSISSIPPI BOULEVARD AND SOUTH PARKWAY EAST, WWW. SOMEFM.ORG.

Memphis Fighting Game Community

Play, learn, and compete in the classic arcade tradition with local players. Various fighting games such as Street Fighter, Tekken, and Injustice. Equipment player-provided. BYO controller. $5. Third Sunday of every month, 1-5 p.m. Through Sept. 30.

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Vote for your favorite family friendly places in Memphis. Visit website to vote. Through Sept. 30. WWW.MEMPHISPARENT.COM.

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MLK50 Concert Series and Community Event

Featured artists include Carmen Hicks 9/15, Devin Crutcher 9/22, and Karen Brown 9/29, spoken word artists, MLK speeches, food trucks, and a Sip & Shop at museum store. Free. Fridays, 6-8 p.m. Through Sept. 30. NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM PLAZA, BETWEEN MAIN AND CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM, WWW.CIVILRIGHTSMUSEUM.ORG.

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Mid-South Maze

Featuring corn maze, haunted hayride, and haunted maze. For more information, visit website. $5-$15. Sept. 15-Nov. 4. AGRICENTER INTERNATIONAL, 7777 WALNUT GROVE (757-7777), WWW.MIDSOUTHMAZE.COM.

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Bartlett Station Farmers Market Saturdays, 8 a.m. Through Sept. 23.

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Big Bugs Picnic

Creep, crawl, or flitter your way through buggy activities. Bring a picnic, or grab some grub from an onsite food truck, then enjoy your picnic spread on the lawn. Sat., Sept. 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Food Truck Fridays

Fridays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Through Sept. 29. THE DIXON GALLERY & GARDENS, 4339 PARK (761-5250), WWW.DIXON.ORG.

Food Trucks for Lunch and Dinner

Located in the parking lot on Germantown Parkway in front of the ShowPlace Arena. Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. & 5 p.m. Through Oct. 11. AGRICENTER INTERNATIONAL, 7777 WALNUT GROVE (7577777), WWW.AGRICENTER.COM.

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Memphis Farmers Market Wednesday Market

Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m. Through Sept. 27. COURT SQUARE, AT N. MAIN AND COURT, WWW.MEMPHISFARMERSMARKET.ORG.

Music at St. Mary’s

Hear Wednesday Morning Musicians at Eucharist in Sisters’ Chapel followed by a community breakfast. Wednesdays, 8 a.m. ST. MARY’S CATHEDRAL, 700 POPLAR (527-3361), WWW.STMARYSMEMPHIS.ORG.

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Find yourself aboard a carrier alongside 6,000 highly skilled sea and air personnel, in the midst of a giant war simulation. See website for more information including show times. Through Nov. 17. CTI 3D GIANT THEATER, IN THE MEMPHIS PINK PALACE MUSEUM, 3050 CENTRAL (636-2362), WWW. MEMPHISMUSEUMS.ORG.

niversary. Bring your own lawn chairs. Fri., Sept. 15, 7-10 p.m. SHOPS OF SADDLE CREEK, 7509 POPLAR, SUITE 1 (753-4484), WWW.SHOPSOFSADDLECREEK.COM.

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial 35th Anniversary

Sun., Sept. 17, 2 p.m., and Wed., Sept. 20, 7 p.m.

Cemetery Cinema: Young Frankenstein

Evening of outdoor film including a short film produced by Propaganda TV will start the show. Fri., Sept. 15, 7 p.m. ELMWOOD CEMETERY, 824 S. DUDLEY (774-3212), WWW.ELMWOODCEMETERY.ORG.

MALCO PARADISO CINEMA, 584 S. MENDENHALL (682-1754), WWW.MALCO.COM.

Hispanic Film Festival

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. All movies in Spanish with English subtitles at the University Center Theater by Department of World Languages and Literatures. Free. Through Oct. 9, 7-9 p.m.

Cinema at the Creek: Dirty Dancing

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“The Story Continues” by Lisa Jennings at L Ross Gallery

Enjoy free movie, food and drinks available for purchase from Memphis MoJo Cafe, MEMPopS, and Piece & Love Pie Co, to celebrate 30th an-

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS, UNIVERSITY CENTER (678-2507), WWW.MEMPHIS.EDU.

Tues., Sept. 19, 7 p.m.

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Outflix 2017

Featuring 14 features, six documentaries, and 26 shorts. $8-$150. Through Sept. 14. OUTMEMPHIS: THE LGBTQ CENTER OF THE MID-SOUTH, 892 S. COOPER (278-6422), WWW. OUTFLIXFESTIVAL.ORG.

SpacePOP: Not Your Average Princesses Sat., Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m.

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Time Warp Drive-In

Movies start at dusk. See website for theme and movie line-up. Sat., Sept. 16. MALCO SUMMER 4 DRIVE-IN, 5310 SUMMER ((901)681-2020), WWW. MALCO.COM.

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f you’re like me, around the time Memphis social media was blowing up over news that Zach Randolph would be wrapping his dishes in newspaper in preparation for a move west last July, you were caught up in the drama of supersprinter Peter Sagan’s disqualification from this year’s Tour de France following his fracas in Stage 4 of the race. I know, I’m still upset about it, too. My schedule over those weeks was simple: watch the present-day Tour coverage live in the morning, followed by reading The Invisible Mile (Picador), David Coventry’s novel set during the 1928 race, at night. Through the eyes of a domestique, the youngest rider on the team, we witness the unveiling, mile by mile, of the Ravat-Wonder cycling team of New Zealand/ Australia, the first English-speaking team allowed in the storied race begun in 1903. (I’m sure you caught that there — it’s a 1928 Australian team, and Sagan has been accused of knocking Mark Cavendish, an Australian, from his ride during a final sprint in 2017. It’s uncanny.) Along the way, the young rider carries in his panniers memories of home and a sister whose fate we learn along the journey. His memories of the first World War, too, become vivid with each revolution of his machine’s gears. While a fan of the race, I was unfamiliar with some of the names from the past as the announcers of today’s Tour de France rarely take us back beyond the career of Eddy Merckx. So as I read, I made frequent pit stops on Google to learn how easily truth can draft in behind such elegant lies. There was indeed an Australian/New Zealand team first introduced to the 1928 Tour de France, and it was led by Hubert Opperman and Harry Watson, just as in the novel. Other characters such as Camille Van de Casteele were actual participants as well. The Invisible Mile is a long look at the

Tour de France in its infancy. Today’s participants ride from one day’s finish to the next day’s start aboard luxury motor coaches with masseuses, team doctors, and personal chefs. Their gear is the most high-tech, up-to-date available and, in most cases, is designed for each rider. It is science on pedals. But aren’t most sports these days? Science in pads, science swinging a bat, science running a faster and faster mile. The constant for professional athletes (for most, anyway, as the dollar sign is still the ultimate measure of a personal best) is heart. And the men of the earliest Tour de France had it in torrents as they trudged up the same mountains they do today — the Pyrenees, the Alps — on machines made of heavy steel, not feather-weight carbon fiber, while carrying their own spare tubes across their backs and bags full of gears to be changed out manually depending on ascent or descent. Once at the finish, they searched for lodging and for restaurants that were still open, as they may have finished a stage in darkness or in early morning. Coventry puts us in that mindset, taking us to the flat plains and rocky outcrops of France with poetry mingled into his peloton of prose to fit us on the saddle so we can see and feel the road ahead. “I shouted at myself as I climbed,” Coventry writes. “My bones felt the terror of my muscles as they stretched and shrank. Trying to take me up and up, they seemed to bend to the effort. I say this, but we were barely pedalling. And it’s a heavy agony. I thought only to cry when we hit the snowline. The pain was exquisite and I could not comprehend how my body kept working me onwards. It was deep, it was everywhere, surrounding every part of me. I felt myself become damaged; I felt every muscle disintegrating, lungs and heart turning to bloody pulp in my chest. But I went on, and it’s not a case of knowing how, rather it is the case that we did.”


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cilantro tahini dressing ($11.95); Veggie Tacos ($9.95); and a Beet Burger ($8.95), as well as a nice selection of Snack & Share bites and appetizers. One of their most popular items is their burger, which can be ordered “50/50” — a patty mixed with cremini mushrooms to cut down on the calories ($11.95). They offer daily specials, soups, craft cocktails, a patio, and an environment that mixes contemporary and rustic styles. “We want to offer something to the construction worker who is looking for an incredible tasting burger to families, millennials, urban professionals, and everything in between,” Ness says. The Crosstown location is the second Next Door to open, the first being in Boulder, literally (I literally mean literally) next door to the first Kitchen. The Memphis location was the first expansion out of state, and there are more in the works. The Kitchen and Next Door were

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SECONDS expand. They just didn’t know it would happen so quickly. “We were talking to Philip West and Dorothy Pugh [of Ballet Memphis], telling them what we were up to at the time, and we were not even open at Crosstown yet,” Philipp says. One thing led to another, and the four of them quickly realized they were all on the same page. “They were considering food and beverage options, and we were telling them about our concept of offering food that is healthy, delicious, and fast,” Philipp says. “We were what they were looking for. They just didn’t know it before they met us.” Just five months after launching their first restaurant, the couple is offering Mama Gaia 2.0 in the exquisitely archimania-designed Ballet Memphis in Overton Square. The architectural firm won an award for the Crosstown Mama Gaia space already. This one is round and all windows and light with touches of Elektra Eggleston — daughter to the photographer — textiles in green leaf patterns. This space offers some options the other does not, such as the Copia Petitzza, a pizza made out of pitas with ovenroasted zucchini, eggplant, peppers,

onion, and leeks over olive basil sauce and topped with cheese (vegan option offered) and basil ($7.50), as well as Pita Wedges served with house-made tzatziki sauce ($3), quinoa patties made for dipping in marinara sauce ($4), and a full coffee bar (my personal fave). And there are cocktails. “Everything is made fully organic with fresh-squeezed juices and herbs,” general manager Cy Washer says. That means organic vodka, gin, and tequila. As of now, they haven’t found organic rum and bourbon, so they offer non-GMO versions. The Crosstown Cooler comes with fresh-squeezed cucumber and lime, mint, and The Botanist gin, and the Allegro is puréed berries with vodka ($9-$11). Due to space and a few other restraints in the electrical department, there are a few things left off the menu, but look for brunch with waffles and crepes, a tastily stocked grab-and-go cooler, and a thoughtful calendar of events to come. “We are so happy to be in Overton Square and are looking forward to finding out what’s going on and do some programming around that as well as what’s going on with the Ballet,” Philipp says. Mama Gaia, 2144 Madison, 214-2449, mamagaia.net. Hours are Mon.-Sat, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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Indian Summer Time for curries and kormas — and the drinks that go with them.

Turmeric, ginger’s brilliantly colored and more pungent cousin, is a key ingredient for making curries. It also amps up a drink. On Liquor. com, I found a delicious cocktail called the Lunar Eclipse. The drink takes 24 hours to prepare, because you must infuse vodka with a stick of chopped turmeric overnight. Once you’ve strained the infusion, combine 2 ounces of vodka with 1 ounce carrot juice, ¾ ounces of both honey and lemon juice, and 2 dashes of Angostura bitters. Shake in an ice-filled shaker, strain into a rocks glass over ice, and garnish with a celery stick. Don’t have time for that? Try a turmeric gin and ginger. Add 4 ounces gin, ½ teaspoon ground turmeric, and the juice of ½ lime to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into highball glasses filled with ice, then top with an equal amount of ginger beer. Drink, and repeat.

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very September, when most people begin ordering pumpkin spice everything, I go full-tilt for Indian flavors. Crisp, cool mornings make me yearn for butter chicken, coconut stew with garam masala, vegetable curries, and kormas. Thanks to the intrepid recipe writers at The New York Times, I’ve discovered that Indian cooking is not unlike Creole or Cajun cuisine: start with a trinity of garlic, onion, and peppers, then add protein, vegetables, liquids, and layers of spices. I know my variations on traditional Indian food are lacking authenticity, but they taste delicious. And regardless of origination, the heady, complex tastes that result in the pot are deserving of thoughtful beer or wine accompaniments. Beer-wise, my favorite for Indian food is, not surprisingly, a good IPA. India Pale Ale got its name from British brewers who made their product for export to India. So-called “India Ale” made its debut in Madras and Calcutta in 1827; within 15 years, the hoppy, high-gravity beer which was specially formulated to survive the overseas journey, became equally popular on its home turf. I prefer Wiseacre’s Ananda, brewed less than two miles from my front door. When pairing wine with Indian cuisine, listen to the experts: Everyone from the editors at Food & Wine to the sommeliers at Wine Folly recommends that you counterbalance the spiciness of the food with slightly sweet wine that’s served cold. Rosés go exceptionally well with vindaloos, and the acidity of Reislings perfectly set off the flavors of curries. Just stay away from anything oaky. Many spices that are essential components of Indian food, it turns out, contain tannins. Cloves, tarragon, cumin, and cinnamon all contain the astringent biomolecule, which makes high-tannic wines — especially reds — a poor choice for pairing. Always go crisp and zippy, and avoid dry wines. Indian flavors also carry over to cocktails. It’s easy to doctor up a homemade lassi, the Punjab region’s frothy, yogurt-based drink. Bon Appetit has a recipe for a frozen rum-mango lassi that’s as simple as making a

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FILM REVIEW By Chris McCoy

Attack of the Clowns It is the atmospheric Stephen King adaptation of your nightmares.

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He sat there seething, stone-faced, jaw clenched, his surgically resectioned hair lacquered down and bobby-pinned into a ducktail, staring straight ahead, lest he glance left or right at the assembled dignitaries and media professionals all doubled over laughing at him — not with him. His customary orange spray tan had been transformed into a glowing burnt umber atop his blushing face. He grimaced and made a little wave, but, that aside, he never cracked a smile. The night was April 30, 2011. The occasion was the annual White House Correspondents dinner, and Barack Obama was getting some payback for Donald Trump’s idiotic promotion of “birtherism,” the racist idea that Obama was not born in the U.S. and was thus unqualified to be president. Trump claimed to have sent an investigatory team to Hawaii to verify his theory. “They couldn’t believe what they’re finding,” he said. So, with Trump in the audience, it was only appropriate that Obama preface his remarks with a large-screen display of his long-form birth certificate. “No one is happier … to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the Donald,” the president said. “That’s because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter, like: Did we fake the moon landing?” Donald squirmed as the president continued, throwing barbs at Trump’s pet reality TV show, The Apprentice. “Just recently … the men’s cooking team did not impress the judges from Omaha Steaks. There was a lot of blame to go around, but you, Mr. Trump, recognized that the real problem was a lack of leadership. And so ultimately, you didn’t fire Lil John or Meatloaf. You fired Gary Busey. And these are the kind of decisions that would keep me up at night.” The crowd howled; Trump scowled. In fact, Obama had just ordered the raid on Osama bin Laden, which took place the following day. I’m convinced that it was from that night of public humiliation that Trump’s vow for revenge emerged and materialized into a political campaign reeking with hatred and dependent on a backlash toward our first black president. I’ve heard of pendulum swings, but this one was straight out of Edgar Allan Poe. Now, it seems I have company. The president’s ghoulish pal, Roger Stone, said, “I think that is the night that he resolves to run for president. I think he [was] kind of motivated.” His sycophant, Omarosa Manigault, a controversial contestant and documented liar from the first season of The Apprentice, who now makes $180,000 a year as a presidential hireling, proclaimed, “Every critic, every detractor, will have to bow down to President Trump. It’s everyone who ever doubted Donald, whoever disagreed, whoever challenged him. It is the ultimate revenge to become the most powerful man in the universe.” Revenge is the fever which motivates his Obama-obsessed presidency. His singular agenda is to overturn the policies and achievements of his predecessor and destroy the legacy of Barack Obama. According to the Washington Post, in his first six months, Trump has passed no new legislation, but managed to roll back 16 executive actions, 63 cabinet level decisions, and 14 acts of Congressional review. His scorched-earth approach to governing is diametrically opposed to all things Obama, regardless of the consequences. Just look at his cabinet. Almost every pick was chosen with the intent of destroying the agencies they were appointed to oversee. Here’s a sampling: Rex “Tea for the” Tillerson, Secretary of State: Former CEO of Exxon Mobil with close Russian ties. No government or public service experience. Steve Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury: Trump’s campaign finance chairman and former Goldman Sachs employee. Former owner of OneWest Bank, called a “foreclosure machine” by its detractors, which initiated foreclosures on active duty military families. Initially failed to disclose over $100 million of hidden assets in the Cayman Islands. Blamed it on the “complicated” disclosure forms. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General: Denied a judgeship in 1986 for his racist past. Mike Pompeo, CIA Director: Tea Party Kansas congressman who served on the House Intelligence Committee. Advocated the resumption of waterboarding, black sites, and the reinstatement of government programs that harvest communications of U.S. citizens. Ryan Zinke, Secretary of the Interior: Strong supporter of coal and oil exploration. Claims climate change is not a “proven science.” Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce: Billionaire involved in the coal and steel industries. Implicated in the 2006 Sago, West Virginia, mine disaster which killed a dozen men because of overlooked safety concerns. Ben Carson, Director of HUD: Lived in urban Detroit as a child. No bureau management or government experience. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education: Long-time advocate of charter schools and voucher programs. Wants to require government to pay for private school tuition. No experience in public education. Refused to rule out defunding public schools. Billionaire Republican donor and sister of Blackwater mercenary organization founder Erik Prince. Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy: Famously stated that he wanted to eliminate the Department of Energy. Oops. Scott Pruitt, Director of EPA: Former oil industry lobbyist. As Oklahoma Attorney General, Pruitt repeatedly sued the EPA over Obama regulations limiting carbon emissions. This deconstruction of the Obama presidency continues as the city of Houston is bailing out from one hurricane, while another chews up the state of Florida. And there are two more storms out there after these two. For a moment, it looked like it was the Lord’s will to take out Mar-a-Lago, but at the last minute, Hurricane Irma made a left turn and said, “Screw it. I’m going to Disney World.” It’s estimated that Hurricane Harvey will cost taxpayers $160 billion, and the cost of Irma is sure to be higher. When hurricane season ends in November, I guess we just won’t be able to afford Trump’s billionaire’s tax cut anymore. Donald Trump is the Republican opposite of Teddy Roosevelt. While TR said, “Speak softly and carry a big stick,” Trump’s slogan should be, “Speak loudly and carry a small dick.” All this winning is upsetting my stomach. Please excuse me while I go take a Trump. Randy Haspel writes the “Recycled Hippies” blog.

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New/ Used LPs, 45s & CDs. We Buy Records! 2152 Young Ave 901-722-0095

Coco & Lola’s

MidTown Lingerie Show YOUR lace with Cosabella !! www.cocoandlolas.com

Finest lace - Coolest place 710 S. Cox|901-425-5912|Mon-Sat 11:30-7:00

The Coach House @ Loflin Yard

loflinyard.com • 7 W. Carolina Ave • 249-3046

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FISH & CHIPS TRADITIONAL IRISH SEISUIN EVERY OTHER TUESDAY

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The Treasures In The Ozarks Arts N Craft Show will be held within the foothills of the beautiful Ozark Mountains beside the famous Spring River in Hardy, AR on September 23,24. Saturday hours are 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Our show features handcrafting artisans only from a variety of art & craft genres. A fabulous show in a gorgeous setting, it’s a perfect weekend getaway! Come join us!! facebook.com/treasuresintheozarks

PIERCER WANTED at NO REGRETS TATTOO.

Must have minimum 2 years experience, portfolio, and Tennessee piercing license or a current license in good standing from another state. Please send all resumes to:

NOREGRETSMEMPHIS@GMAIL.COM

MORGAN AC & HEATING Floor Furnace, Wall & Central Heat. Call 901-774-COOL

FABULOUS CARPET CARE Steam Clean 3 Rooms For $99. “It’s Thorough, Dries Quickly & Stays Clean Longer - Or It’s Free.” Call 901.282.5306

CHIP N’ DALE’S ANTIQUES 3457 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38122 EVERYTHING ON SALE! Open Tues-Sat | 901-452-5620

Memphis Flyer 9.14.17  

This week: We tell the story of the Memphis Comic Expo... in comic form! Also: new music from Don Lifted, Next Door opens up, our review of...