Memphis Downtowner September/October 2017 : Page 14

SPECIAL EVENTS Don't miss River Arts Fest, October 27-29 — featuring nearly 200 artists, first-class local music, hands-on activities for all ages, and more! 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. FREE, 6p. 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 Tuesdays thru Oct. 31: Wine to Vine. Each month, a different theme — and different wines and cocktails! — along with hors d'oeuvres and camaraderie to benefit education and horticulture programs. 6–8p, Memphis Botanic Garden, 636-4131, 2nd Tuesdays, Year-Round: South Main Association: Public information and social meeting. SMA's purpose is to promote the future of the historic arts district, while remaining passionate about preserving its past. 6p social, 6:30p, program, locations vary. 578-7262, 4th Tuesdays, Year-Round: Downtown Neighborhood Association Meetings. Public information and social meeting. DNA's purpose is to promote, enhance, and protect the quality of life in Downtown Memphis, and to maintain and foster a spirit of community for Downtown residents, 14 DOWNTOWNER MAGAZINE | September/October 2017 businesses, and visitors. 6p social, 6:30p program, locations vary. 521-9552, Last Fridays, 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, Sep. 1: Rest in Peace. The princely mansion comes alive when there is talk of the dead. Hear the tales of original family members who passed away, view Victorian mourning clothes, see the proper Victorian embalming technique, see "Memento Mori" collection of funeralia and post-mortem photography, and learn about the burial profession during the Victorian Era. A repast-style reception offers something for every soul. 6p, Woodruff-Fontaine House, 526-1469, Sep. 1: 901 Day. Turn your love of Memphis into action. Get involved and give back. Meet more than 150 local organizations and businesses, join the cheering section, and discover Memphis magic around every corner. FREE, 6–8p. AutoZone Park, Sep. 2: WLOK Stone Soul Picnic. More than 25 performances, featuring major artists that include House of Mtenzi, The Bell Singers, Uncle Richard's Puppets, Cedric King and the King Sisters, and Melrose Baptist Church Choir, to benefit the second Memphis radio station to offer programming directed entirely to black audiences. Noon–7p, Levitt Shell in Overton Park, Sep. 2–3: Memphis Music Heritage Festival. A 2-block celebration of the best music, arts, crafts, cuisine, culture, storytellers, dancers, and workshops of the Memphis and Delta region. Four outdoor stages, two indoor stages, and an abundance of pure talent. 11a–11p, Main and Peabody Place, 525-3655, Sep. 4: Chick-fil-A 5K. Hit the Downtown streets to benefit Junior Achievement, and end your run in the outfield of AutoZone Park. Eats, treats, and music. 8a, AutoZone Park, Sep. 7–9: Southern Heritage Classic. An annual cultural celebration and premier sports and entertainment extravaganza includes concerts, VIP parties, golf tournament, tailgating, college career fair, and the Southern Heritage Classic football game. 398-6655, Sep. 8: Live at the Garden: Little Big Town. This inspired family of artists, together since 1998, brings its award-winning talents for an evening under the stars, surrounded by acres of gardens in the heart of Memphis. 6p gates open, 8p concert. Memphis Botanic Garden, 636-4107, Sep. 8–29: Quark Theatre Performance Debut. A new, independent theater seeks to produce edgy, thoughtful, and challenging works that have not been produced in Memphis. "Years to the Day" is about two old friends who begin to question the strength of their friendship. 8p Fri–Sat, 2p Sun. 7 N. Main, Sep. 9: Zoo Rendezvous. It's wild! The zoo's largest single-night fundraiser features fare from 80+ Midsouth restaurants and bars, as well as entertainment on four stages. 7–10:30p, 21 years and up, Memphis Zoo, 333-6757, Sep. 9: Art on Tap. Memphis's original beer festival, set in a garden setting, includes beer samplings from around the world, favorite food, live music, and open

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