The Great Mississippi Whale Watch is back! Join The Metal Museum on the bluff as they watch for “whales” making their way down the Mississippi River. With a shrimp boil provided by A Moveable Feast/Hog Wild Catering Co, specialty drinks, music by the Bluff City Backsliders and yard games it will be a fun evening for all!
Head to Broad Avenue Arts District for a dog themed First Friday on Broad. The shops will have “puptivities” leading up to the big parade at 7:30 p.m. Photo booth, pup styling, paw painting, treats, prizes and more! Friday, June 2 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. www.broadavearts.com
On Sunday, June 25, head downtown as American singer of popular music and jazz, Johnny Mathis takes the stage at The Orpheum Theatre. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets online: www1.ticketmaster.com
Grab your pooch and head over to Overton Park Community Farmers Market for Dog Day! Be sure to check out all the amazing vendors for fresh fruit, veggies, meats, eggs, baked goods, arts and crafts and much more! Thursday, June 15 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 389 East Parkway. www.facebook.com
On Friday, June 23, grab your wig and head over to Annesdale Mansion for the 2017 Big Wig Ball! Big Wig Ball, benefiting Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, is a night of hair-raising fun! Party-goers are encouraged to attend wearing chic cocktail attire and a wig, which can range in hue, style, and era. Festivities will include food,
On Friday, September 8, enjoy an evening under the stars as Little Big Town takes the stage at Live at the Garden. From 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 750 Cherry Road. Purchase tickets online: www1.ticketmaster.com
WALRUS and special guests THREE will play a memorable show to benefit the important mission of LitWorld. LitWorld is a 501(c)3 nonprofit empowering young people to author lives of independence through quality literacy experiences. Founded by renowned author and literacy expert Pam Allyn, LitWorld creates global change by increasing literacy rates across the United States
A new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team in this coming-of-age movie set in the summer of 1962. Together, they get themselves into many adventures involving rival teams, lifeguards and a vicious dog. Saturday, June 10, at 2 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre Memphis. Purchase
More than 40 Memphis-based artists went dumpster diving and curb shopping to create original fashion pieces including jewelry and accessories, ready-to-wear ensembles and formal gowns. The 2017 Trashion Show will take place June 4 at 5:30 p.m. at ER2 Electronic Responsible Recyclers at 670 S. 4th St. in Downtown Memphis. Proceeds from the Trashion Show
Join The Metal Museum on Sunday, May 14 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for the opening reception and gallery talk for Pattern + Place, an exhibition featuring work by the 2017 F.I.R.E. visiting artist demonstrator, James Wade, Jr.
On Tuesday, June 6, join St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as they tee-off the FedEx St. Jude Classic Golf Tournament. Festivities will include a VIP Reception overlooking the mighty Mississippi with cocktails & hors d’oeuvres. Finally celebrate with country stars & rock-n-roll legends for a jamming 2 ½ hour music extravaganza, all benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research
This spring David Lusk Gallery presents Jack Spencer’s new photographs, This Land, An American Portrait. The exhibition of nearly twenty works spans thirteen years of imagery and the entire nation as source material. A new large-format book, This Land, published by the University of Texas Press, accompanies the exhibition. Spencer began the series in 2003,