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Dive into July + August

July 2, 2018 - articles - , ,

by Robin Beaudoin and Dana Cooper 

 

JULY 13
BOY GEORGE & CULTURE CLUB + THE B-52s
MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN, 6:30 – 11 P.M.
750 CHERRY ROAD, MEMPHIS
Relive the ‘80s with Boy George and Culture Club with special guest the B-52s. Bring a picnic basket or take advantage of food and drink sold onsite from a variety of fantastic vendors. Tickets: ticketmaster.com, or call 901.529.8869.

JULY 15
NERDS IN THE AFTERNOON:
007- KEEPING IN THE BRITISH
GROWLERS, 2 – 5 P.M.
1911 POPLAR AVE., MEMPHIS
Trivia fundraiser for TEP and Special Olympics. Registration is at 2 p.m., and trivia begins at 3 p.m. Team registration fee is $50, with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, as well as raffle prizes.

JULY 21
ROUNDHOUSE REVIVAL 3
MID-SOUTH COLISEUM, 2 – 10 P.M.
996 EARLY MAXWELL BLVD., MEMPHIS
Back for another fun and FREE day in front of the Mid-South Coliseum! Enjoy music, wrestling, basketball, robots, food trucks, community groups, water slides, voters’ registration and much more.

JULY 26
SHAVES AND SPIRITS
BARON’S MAN CAVE, 7 – 9 P.M.
9289 POPLAR AVE., SUITE 102, GERMANTOWN
Benefiting Memphis Oral School for the Deaf. Get barbershop services while you sip, eat and mingle. Free food and drinks by Marco’s Pizza, Huey’s Germantown and others. Tickets: $30; Ages 21+ only.

JULY 29
DRAG BINGO
DRU’S PLACE, 7 P.M.
1474 MADISON AVE., MEMPHIS
Join hosts Imagene and Allysun for frenzied fun and prizes, to benefit Mystic Krewe of Pegasus, Memphis.

AUGUST 9
ART DASH
CROSSTOWN ARTS, 7 – 10 P.M.
1350 CONCOURSE AVE., SUITE 280, MEMPHIS
150+ pieces of original art up for grabs… literally! Premium ticket holders “dash” for a piece of art worth at least the price of admission ($125). There will also be a silent auction. All proceeds benefit Friends for Life.

AUGUST 17
DROP THE MIC POETRY SLAM + SYMPOSIUM
NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM, 4 – 9 P.M.
450 MULBERRY ST., MEMPHIS
Creatives use their art for activism based on the foundations of the Civil Rights Movement. The symposium will feature a MasterClass with a seasoned artist, workshops constructed along four tracks of poetry: Activism, Youth Voice, Technique, and Business, and a keynote message from a top artist and more. Free and open to the public.

AUGUST 23
3RD ANNUAL FOCUS AWARDS
THE ATRIUM AT OVERTON SQUARE, 6:30 – 9:30 P.M.
2105 MADISON AVE., SUITE 7, MEMPHIS
Ray Rico Freelance and Focus Mid-South magazine honor several Mid-Southerners who contribute to the LGBTQ+ community. Visit focusmidsouth.com for tickets and sponsorship information.

AUGUST 24
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
ORPHEUM MEMPHIS, 8 P.M. DOORS OPEN AT 7 P.M.
203 S. MAIN ST., MEMPHIS
This cult favorite is back! Come early to purchase your $5 prop bag full of playing cards, party hats, and more for the insanely fun audience participation. Tip: prop bags go faster than Eddie’s motorcycle! Plus, enter the on-stage costume contest! Grab a movie-themed drink special and stop by the photo booth in your best costume.

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