by Robin Beaudoin
WITH AUTUMN COMES FESTIVALS AND HALLOWEEN CELEBRATIONS IN EVERY CORNER OF THE MID-SOUTH. MANY EVENTS ARE FREE OR LOW COST. SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SOAK UP SOME CULTURE AND HOLIDAY SHOPPING.
OUTFLIX FILM FESTIVAL
The annual Outflix Film Festival is a program of OUTMemphis: The LGBTQ Center for the Mid-South. OUTMemphis believes that it is vital for us to see images of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people that are not often visible in commercial movie theaters. Outflix seeks to correct that by highlighting our history, our loves, our losses, and our triumphs –stories ABOUT us told BY us! They are presenting 46 films this year which is the most they have ever screened. Check them out here—> http://
GERMANTOWN FESTIVAL GERMANTOWN CIVIC CLUB COMPLEX 7745 POPLAR PIKE
Family-friendly fun for all, featuring weenie dog races, local performances by dance and gymnastics groups, rides and games, shopping (pottery, jewelry, clothing, and home décor), and booths sponsored by Germantown High School students. FREE. Germantownfest.com
One of Memphis’ largest festivals turns 30 and continues to grow! Sponsored by the Cooper-Young Business Association. Over 435 artisans offer art, crafts, and food.
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S
THE KING AND I
Enjoy a love story between an English Governess and the King of Siam. Tickets: orpheum-memphis.com
BIG GAY DANCE PARTY
New Daisy Theatre
Join Friends For Life as they transform the New Daisy Theatre for ONE NIGHT ONLY … And kick off Memphis Pride Fest in the loudest and proudest way possible! Music will be provided by the fabulous DJ Space Age and DJ A.D., who will share the opera boxes as they set the stage for a night of music, dancing, celebration, and fun.
FREE CONCERT AND TWILIGHT SCREENING
The classic film Mary Poppins at the Levitt Shell. The story of a British family who comes to love each other more deeply through the watchful eye and colorful adventures of “practically perfect” nanny Mary Poppins (played by Julie Andrews). Family friendly. Free music and movies: levittshell.org
SEPT 29 – OCT 1
14TH ANNUAL MEMPHIS PRIDE FEST
FRI 9pm Loud & Proud Big Gay Dance Party @ New Daisy
SAT 10am-5pm Pride Festival
10am-5pm @ Robert Church Park
1-2pm Pride Parade on Beale St.
SUN 1pm Pride Brunch at Celtic Crossing
4pm Pride T-Dance @ Alchemy
PINK PALACE CRAFTS FAIR
45th annual. Presented by Bank of America. Hands-on learning for kids, a variety of food, live music, and one of the oldest and largest juried art exhibitions in the country. Come for the shopping, stay for the donuts! Tickets are cash only, purchase on site. More info: memphismuseums.org
FEDEX FORUM, 8PM
Rock out to Foo Fighters classics and new favorites from Sonic Highway album. Tickets: ticketmaster.com
MYSTIC KREWE OF PEGASUS’ ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY: WITCH’S DUNGEON
THE GALLERY ON MADISON SQUARE, 8PM
Celebrating the impending Mardi Gras ball theme, “A Journey to Emerald City.” Enjoy drag, celebrate with Dorothy and Toto, and dance the night away. Games, prizes, open bar $30. All proceeds benefit the Metamorphosis Project. Tickets available soon: brownpapertickets.com