Memphis Downtowner July/August 2017 : Page 11

SPECIAL EVENTS Enjoy movies under the stars and on the riverbank during the Twilight Tuesdays Outdoor Movie Series, July 11, 18 & 25. Marcella and Her Lovers join other blues favorites on July 22 at the WEVL 89.9 Blues on the Bluff festival. Thursdays thru Aug. 17: Peabody Rooftop Party. Weekends start on Thursday nights, with hot bands, cool drinks, and sky-high views of sunsets on the Mississippi River. 6–10p, Peabody Hotel, 529-4000, Thursdays thru Sep. 28: The 15 Film Series. Weekly screenings kick off with an outdoor block party featuring food trucks, vendors, and DJ. Films engage with three Memphis themes: history, art, and spatial justice. 6p, FREE. Clayborn Temple, 294 Hernando, First Thursdays thru Oct. 5: Whet Thursdays. An after-hours, family-friendly event with museum and grounds tours, live local music, food truck fare, demos, gallery talk, and the best sunset in Memphis. 5–8p, Metal Museum, 774-6380, Saturdays thru Oct. 28: Memphis Farmers Market. Locally grown produce, producers, prepared foods, artisans, music, food trucks, demos, and special activities. 7a–1p, Central Train Station Pavilion, S. Front and G.E. Patterson, Last Fridays, Monthly, Year-round: South Main Art Trolley Tour. Stroll through the historic arts districts, as shops, restaurants, and art galleries display creative merchandise, cuisines, and art. 6–9p, free. Main between Vance and St. Paul, 578-7262, Jul. 1: Live at the Garden: Boston. Always a huge crowd pleaser with their high-energy stage show, otherworldly sound, and exceptional musicianship, Boston performs a totally live show, under the stars, surrounded by acres of gardens in the heart of Memphis. 6p gates open, 8p concert. Memphis Botanic Garden, 636-4107, Jul. 11, 18, 25: Twilight Tuesdays Outdoor Movie Series. Enjoy movies under the stars, on a 24-foot screen at the sound end of Memphis’s largest grass roof. 8:30p, Beale Street Landing, 251 Riverside at Beale, 312-9190, Jul. 22: SportsBall. Evening wear and tennis shoes is the dress code for this extravaganza that features games for grownups and futures for kids, benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters. 7p, Minglewood Hall, Jul. 22: WEVL 89.9 Blues on the Bluff. Mini blues festival with Ghost Town Blues Band, Marcella and Her Lovers, and The MD’s. Cash food and drink bars, free sunset river view — all to benefit WEVL FM 89.9. 6–11p, Metal Museum grounds, 528-0560, Aug. 3: Bourbon and Bows. Silent auction, bourbon tastings, appetizers, live jazz, cigar bar, and fabulous food to benefit the Midsouth-Area Business Travel Association operations. 6–8p, The Crescent Club, Aug. 11: Live at the Garden: St. Paul & The Broken Bones. An expanded 8-piece lineup of the widely praised soul-based rock unit, along with Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, under the stars, surrounded by acres of gardens in the heart of Memphis. 6p gates open, 8p concert. Memphis Botanic Garden, 636-4107, Aug. 11–19: Elvis Week. Celebrate the music, movies, and life of Elvis Presley with a full week of events that includes concerts, contests, auctions, talks, and many 40th-anniversary special events. 332-3322, Aug. 15: Candlelight Vigil. After an opening ceremony at the gates of Graceland, fans may walk up the driveway to Elvis’s gravesite and back down, carrying a candle in quiet remembrance. Gates remain open until all who wish to participate in the procession have done so. 332-3322, elvisweek/schedule/. Aug. 18–19: Drop the Mic Poetry Slam. As part of the MLK50 yearlong commemoration, this sanctioned event with the theme “Where Do We Go From Here?” includes a free symposium on Friday (9a–5p, National Civil Rights Museum) with workshops about enhancing creativity and engagement as a July/August 2017 | DOWNTOWNER MAGAZINE 11

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