Things to Do This Week

April 20- April 26

 

Get warm, get active, and take advantage of all spring has to offer before it’s gone!  

 Our featured event this week is Friend for Life’s annual Dining Out For Life, which takes place in
restaurants all over Memphis, April 22-28th. See event details below. 

 

 

Friday 4/20. OUTMemphis’ 4/20 Pajama Party (892 S Cooper St.), 9:00pm-1:00am, free. 

Get ready for the turn up! This 4/20 we will be having a Pajama Party with great music that’s going to make you cut up, food to keep your tummy satisfied, and some fun games that are sure to make you laugh!

Oh! and lastly, we will be having a Pajama Contest! Prizes for the individual with the cutest PJs and one for the sexiest PJs.

Come on join us for a night full of fun!

Saturday 4/21. Brunch For Our Bodies, Maciel’s Highland (525 S. Highland St.), 11:00am-1:00pm, free. 

Join us for the second annual Brunch For Our Bodies, a panel discussion and brunch event on reproductive healthcare access. This conversation will be led by moderator Kayla Gore of OUTMemphis and panelists Kellie Mitchell of A Step Ahead Foundation, Bethany Pollock of the Memphis Full Spectrum Doula Collective, Holly Calvasina of Choices: Memphis Center for Reproductive Health, candidate for TN House District 97 Allan Creasy, Lauren Williams-Batiste of Healthy and Free Tennessee, London Lamar of Tennessee Young Democrats, and Grace Weil from Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region.

Admission is free although we do encourage cash and card donations at the door. Come enjoy the delicious brunch menu at Maciel’s and listen to this awesome group of panelists.


I Love the 90’s Bash/Bar Crawl, Downtown Memphis Area Bars, 2:00-10:00pm, $16-$25. 

Alright stop, collaborate and listen!! The I Love the 90’s Bash is coming to Memphis Saturday April 21st! We’re lacing up our high tops, putting on our fanny packs and gettin’ jiggy with it to the best music of the 90’s!!

What you get:
– I Love the 90s color changing stadium cup for all your drinks
– Slap bracelet to bring back the 90s memories
– No cover with ticket at participating bars
– Drink specials at participating bars
– Crawlers dressed in outrageous 90’s gear
– A party with kids from the 90s and the best 90’s music

 

Sunday 4/22. Dining Out For Life Opening Day, All Over Greater Memphis. 

Dine well. Drink well. And help others BE well! Dining Out For Life is back in 2018 with a new twist on our usual format … Starting April 23, we’re dining all week! Now you can choose ANY DAY TO DINE from Sunday, April 22 through Saturday, April 28 … or go to different restaurants on all of them. Just by dining out, you’re showing your support in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Memphis, still the 8th largest city in the nation for new HIV transmissions. How do we stop that this epidemic? It easy … Just eat!

Current list of restaurants here: www.fflmemphis.org/dofl18

Our 10th Annual Dining Out For Life (and very first Dining Out For Life WEEK) benefits Friends For Life, the largest and most comprehensive HIV/AIDS organization in the Mid-South. Outstanding restaurants from all over Greater Memphis will donate a portion of their proceeds on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (during the week of April 23) to Friends For Life … and all you have to do is enjoy a great meal, a good glass of wine, or your favorite take-out!

Join us in the important effort to prevent the spread of HIV and helping people affected by HIV/AIDS live well. Check back often for a list of participating restaurants and sponsors … Cheers!

Mid-South Meet & Greet, The Pumping Station (1382 Poplar Ave.), 5:00-7:00pm. 

The Board of Pride will be out at the Pumping Station meeting with the community to talk about the 2018 Festival.
Come out for the cocktails and conversation!

 

Monday 4/23. Tom of Finland Screening, Malco Studio on the Square (2105 Court Ave.), 7:30pm, $10. 

In celebration of its 24th anniversary, TENNESSEE LEATHER TRIBE will be hosting a one night only special screening of the critically acclaimed film “Tom of Finland”, based on the life of the eponymous artist who had an untold influence on gay leather culture.
The screening will serve as a fundraiser for OUTMemphis. ALL ticket sales and donations must be made through the screening ticketing page. Just click the link below to reserve your tickets and make a donation to OUTMemphis.

Advance tickets are only $10.00 and we need your help to guarantee this screening. The one night only screening of this very important film will only happen if we meet the required threshold of 75 reservations in advance by April 10th. If the reserve isn’t met by April 10th, your card will not be charged and the screening of this movie will not happen. PLEASE help us champion this movie and raise funds for OUTMemphis. So make your reservation(s) today!
And be sure to share this with your friends!

https://gathr.us/screening/22797

 

Tuesday 4/24. Indie Memphis Nights: Hometowner Showcase: Mark Jones, Malco Studio on the Square (2105 Court Ave.), 7:00-9:30pm, $10. 

**Tickets for 7:00pm: http://bit.ly/2ITB1dv
**Tickets for encore screening at 8:30pm: http://bit.ly/2GCa3Zk

Four short films by prolific Memphis director Mark Jones: Death$ in a $mall Town, Henry, Best Wedding Gift, and Winding Brook. Proceeds benefit the Indie Memphis Youth Film Program.

BEST WEDDING GIFT
With the groom unaware, sparks fly when the bride and best man have a heated conversation thirty minutes before the wedding.

HENRY
Members of the family don’t want Drew to bring Henry to their Grandmother’s funeral.

WINDING BROOK
A husband tries to get his wife help when she starts to hear voices and claims to receive phone calls from her dead mother.

DEATH$ IN A $MALL TOWN
A mayor has a unique way to bring the once dying town back to life.

 

Wednesday 4/25. Memphis Music Trivia @ Crosstown Brewing Company (1264 Concourse Ave.), 7:00-9:00pm.

Rock N’ Soul Museum is hosting a weekly Memphis Music Trivia at Crosstown Brewing Company every Wednesday from 7:00-9:00.

We have a $50 for first place, $20 for second, and $10 for third, and a secret surprise for the team with the best name!

 

Thursday 4/19. Privilege & Oppression Awareness Workshop, Crosstown Concourse (1350 Concourse Ave.), 6:00-8:30pm, $20-$45 sliding scale.

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to recognize privilege and oppression in themselves, in a safe space, as well as the opportunity to engage and discuss around these issues.

=> Date: Thursday, April 26th

=> Time: 6p.m. – 8:30p.m. Please, be on time.

=> Location: 1350 Concourse Ave, Suite 451, Memphis, TN 38104 – A Step Ahead Foundation.
Wheelchair accessible. Free parking in the Crosstown Concourse parking garage.
Use main entrance, take elevator to 4th floor. Follow signs for A Step Ahead Foundation.

*Limited to the first 12 people who register.

=> Cost: $20-$45 Sliding scale.

For more information visit https://midsouthpeace.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/register&cid=0&reset=1&id=105

 

Other events:

4/21: Revenge of the Nerds Rooftop Fundraiser; Seeing Red @ The Stage Stop
4/22: Indie Memphis Nights: 1,300 Men: Memphis Strike ’68 (MLK50 Screening)
4/24: Indie Memphis Nights: Medicine for Melancholy 
4/26: Mid-South Opera Auditions ; Wise Women (Net)Working @ The Haven ; High Cotton Beer Dinner; Old Dominick Pure Memphis Music: John Paul Keith ; Memphis Roller Derby Center for People Who Can’t Skate Good ; Stupid F**king Bird @ Circuit Playhouse


See our full calendar here