Things to Do This Week

February 16th- February 22nd

 

It’s slowly getting warmer…and wetter. And there’s some very special, very Memphis events going on right now. So, check out our Things To Do This Week, mark your calendars, grab an umbrella and get out there and participate in some great local activities! 

Our featured event this week is Memphis Monologues benefitting Planned Parenthood on Thursday, February 22nd.  See below for event details! 


Friday 2/16. Pussy Power: Stories From Down There, Hardie Auditorium Rhodes College (2000 N Parkway), 7:00pm, $5. 

Come to this year’s Pussy Power: Stories From Down There performance featuring Monologues from Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues, A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer, and more, and Student-Written monologues!

Performances are at 7pm on *Thursday, February 15th and Friday, February 16th in Rhodes College’s Hardie Auditorium in Palmer. Info Fair at 6pm with Merchandise for sale, and doors open at 6:30pm.

Tickets are $5 or 2 for $8, if you buy them in the Rat or Middle Ground Friday, February 9th-Friday February 12th, and are $5 at the door.

All Proceeds benefit local Memphis organization Casa Luz, “CasaLuz: is the first and only non-profit organization in the Memphis / Shelby County area that serves exclusively Spanish-speaking victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other related crimes.”

 

Saturday 2/17. Q & A’s Law(s) of Attraction, Evergreen Theater (1705 Poplar Ave.), 8:00pm, $10. 

Playhouse on the Square’s Queer Youth Theatre Troupe, Q&A, presents their fourth original production, ‘Law(s) of Attraction.’ Join us as we explore the complications within the LGBTQ+ community by traveling to a futuristic society where every sexuality has a specific island. Inspired by Tumblr, we will take you on an action packed, informative, and comedic adventure to Pangea, a world with Islands named, Straight Island, Gay Island, Pansexual Archipelago, Plus Island… and, as any good adventure should, a revolution.

Performances:
The Evergreen Theatre 1705 Poplar Ave, 38104
Friday, February 16th, 8pm
Saturday, February 17th, 8pm
Sunday, February 18th, 2pm
$10 (tickets available at the door, cash or check only)

 

Sunday 2/18. #Metoo And #Timesup Photography Shoot, I <3 Memphis Wall in Cooper-Young, 10:30-1:30pm. 

In light of the #metoo and #Timesup campaign I would like to do a session with as many women who would like to take part in this as possible. I will have signs with both #metoo and #Timesup you are free to choose whichever one applies to you or you feel comfortable saying, there will be individual photos followed by a group photo. I would like to show Memphis women stand together against stereotypes, sexual harassment, assault and being treated as less then equal! Time is up on being treated as less than our male counterparts!

Join me at the I 💖 Memphis wall in Cooper Young and let’s make a statement of power!

Please wear some form of black clothing whatever you want that to be, dress as conservative or not as you chose this is about being true to who you are and knowing your worth based on you not your sexuality

Please feel free to invite your friends or family to join us this shoot is completely FREE.

 

The Color Purple (Touring), Orpheum Theatre (203 S Main St), 6:30pm, $25-$50. 

With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime, and blues, The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story.

Monday 2/19. Perpetual Transition, OUTMemphis (892 S Cooper St.), 6:00-7:30pm. 

Perpetual Transition is a social support group for transgender or gender non conforming people.The group has been meeting since 2005. The group has recently expanded to address the growing needs of our community. Perpetual Transition is safe and confidential, and is open to Trans/GNC and gender questioning people. Family, friends, support people are welcome to accompany you.


Tuesday 2/20
. Indie Memphis Nights: BPM (Beats Per Minute), Malco Studio on the Square (2105 Court Ave.), 7:00-9:00pm, $10.

Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s. (Cannes premiere) – France

 

Wednesday 2/21. Cafe Conversations: Black Resistance, Brooks Museum (1934 Poplar Ave.), 6:00-8:00pm. 

This special Café Conversation, programmed by The Collective (The CLTV), will inspire thought, action, and change.

The event will begin with poetry from two of The CLTV’s own brilliant poets, presented in response to two Withers photographs on exhibition. Participants then move to the Café Conversation where the moderator will talk through three to four issues facing the Black community in Memphis. The participants will break into small groups, and each group will be assigned one of the issues discussed to create short, mid, and long-term responses to their issue. The evening will end with an informal presentation of their findings.

Held in conjunction with “Black Resistance: Ernest C. Withers and the Civil Rights Movement:” http://www.brooksmuseum.org/black-resistance

Thursday 2/22. Memphis Monologues benefitting Planned Parenthood, Amurica (410 N Cleveland St.), 7:00-10:00pm, $30. 

The eighth annual Memphis Monologues benefiting Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region will take place at Amurica Studios on Cleveland on February 22 at 7 p.m.!

Purchase tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-memphis-monologues-2018-benefiting-ppgmr-tickets-41530517897

Performers for 2018 include: Carrie Anderson, Shana Crispin, Victoria Jones, Tami Sawyer, Leslie Lynn Smith, Raquel Hinson, Danielle Inez, and Yancy Villa Calvo.

The Memphis Monologues is a uniquely Memphis evening. We’ve taken the concept behind Eve Ensler’s remarkable play, The Vagina Monologues, and reimagined it for Memphis: Memphis women will tell real, personal stories. Some will be funny, some uplifting, some sad, some eye-opening. Join us for a drink, a nosh and an evening that will celebrate the female experience, the human experience, and the wonderful women who call Memphis home.

Past performers include Elle Perry, Sen. Beverly Marrero, Gale Jones Carson, Leah Keys, Deidre Malone, Holly Whitfield, Brittney Boyd Bullock, Mamie Shannon, Kym Clark, Ursula Madden, Bianca Phillips, Elaine Blanchard, Savannah Bearden, Kerry Crawford, Kacky Walton, Christiana Leibovich, Elizabeth Lemmonds, Tonya Dyson and many more.

The cocktail evening will feature a silent auction, desserts and cocktails. Bring extra dollars to vote on your favorite name for our signature cocktail! The silent auction will accept cash, check and credit card.

Since our first Memphis Monologues in 2010, we’ve raised more than $25,000 for Planned Parenthood. Join us for an unforgettable evening!


Other events
:

2/17: Bad Blood & Big Reputation @ Growlers
2/18: BUILD DAYS! Save the Cooperative Memphis House ; Ladies of Seeing Red @ Lafayette’s 
2/21: Indie Memphis Nights: The Road Movie 

See our full calendar here