October 19-25


Halloween isn’t quite here yet! 👻 Check out what’s going on in Memphis right now. 

 

Our featured event this week is Artist’s Talk: Drag History and the Body Ody Oddy on Thursday, October 25th. See event details below. 

Friday 10/19. Sci Fi Scratch Night @ Evergreen Theatre (1705 Poplar Ave.), 8:00pm, $10-15.

LoneTree Live presents Sci Fi Scratch Night
at Evergreen Theatre

A Halloween season inspired collection of short plays written by local writers. Explore Science Fiction in theatrical form! Travel in space and time to meet aliens from another dimension, sentient robots and mysterious creatures. Discover strange worlds, future technologies and alternate realities that defy comprehension!’

With new writing by Gabe Beutel-Gunn, Aaron Brame, Renee Davis BrameJulia HinsonWilliam Lynn Loden Jr.Lyric Peters MalkinJeffrey W. Posson, and Christopher Tracy

A free taste of whiskey with every ticket!

Saturday 10/20. Queer Youth Field Day 2018 @ University of Memphis-Alumni Mall, 9:00am-3:00pm.

Join us for the 2nd Annual Queer Youth Field Day!

We’ll be getting outside, running around, and engaging in some good-for-us physical activity together in an LGBTQ-affirming space. Meet new friends, break a sweat, and have a fabulously fit time!

This FREE event is for ages 13-25!

Register online here: https://goo.gl/forms/V7AV5bDCP7hRWWl62

Queer Youth Field Day is hosted by OUTMemphis and sponsored by the Nike TN LGBT Friends Network.

Vote Together: LGBTQ Memphis @ Celtic Crossing (903 S Cooper St.), 1:00-4:00pm.

Let’s vote early. Let’s vote together in the State and Federal General Election. This important election includes Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, half of the Tennessee State Senate, and all of the Tennessee House of Representatives. TEP will have a presence at Celtic Crossing. Stop by before or after you vote. Appetizers provided, drinks on you.

Let’s turn out the LGBTQ and ally vote this fall! Contact us at info@tnep.org for questions.

We are pleased that GLSEN TN and Mid-South Pride have joined as co-hosts.

This is a non-partisan event and not affiliated with any candidate.

Madjack Records 20th Anniversary Show @ Railgarten (2166 Central Ave.), 1:00-11:00pm, free. 

Join us October 20th for Madjack Records 20th Anniversary Show!

OFFICIAL SHOWTIMES – Please be aware that while we’ll do our best to stay on schedule times are approximate and are subject to fluctuation:

Wampus Cats – Outdoor Stage – 1:00 – 2:00p
Jed Zimmerman – Outdoor Stage – 2:00 – 2:45p
Corduroy & the Cottonwoods – Pong Bar – 2:45 – 3:30p
Keith Sykes – Outdoor Stage – 3:00 – 3:45p
Delta Joe Sanders – Pong Bar – 3:45 – 4:30p
Mark Edgar Stuart (solo) – Outdoor Stage – 4:00 – 4:45p
Rob Jungklas – Pong Bar – 4:45 – 5:30p
James & the Ultrasounds – Outdoor Stage – 5:00 – 5:45p
Eric & Andy – Pong Bar – 5:45 – 6:30p
Susan Marshall – Outdoor Stage – 6:00 – 6:45p
TN Boltsmokers – Pong Bar – 6:30 – 7:15p
McKenna Bray – Outdoor Stage – 6:45 – 7:30p
Mark Edgar Stuart (band) – Pong Bar – 7:45 – 8:45p
Jana & Krista of Memphis Dawls – Outdoor Stage – 8:00 – 8:45p
Cory Branan – Outdoor Stage – 9:00 – 10:00p
Pawtuckets – Pong Bar – 10:00 – 11:00p

All-in-one-day FREE show with all these artists plus special guests! You’re gonna wanna clear your calendar for this NOW + invite your friends, your family, your pets, and your neighbors!

Sunday 10/21. Moving Memphis Forward- MICAH Public Meeting @ Historic Mason Temple (930 Mason St.), 4:30-6:00pm.

Join us while our three task forces present their issues and ask public officials to commit to working with MICAH.

Arrive early (by 4pm) to register and enjoy the music, provided by Adajyo.

We will have an American Sign Language Interpreter present to sign during the event.

Mister & Miss Mid-South Pride Pageant 2018 @ Dru’s Place (1474 Madison Ave.), 7:00-10:00pm.

Join us as we honor Chloe LaBeja and Shonn Munro Dupree and crown our 2019 Mr. & Miss Mid-South Pride.

Sunday, October 21 || 7:00pm || Dru’s Place
Contestant interviews will begin at noon.

For more information email phillis.lewis@midsouthprude.org

Monday 10/22. Stonewall Tigers Present LGBTQ Week @ University of Memphis (various locations and times).

LGBTQ+ Week is a weeklong celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. Each day Stonewall is having a different event to celebrate our amazing community. For a list of events, and further details about them please read below

Monday, October 22nd
Field Day-
Location: UC Lawn
Time: 10AM – 3PM
Come join us as we play on a 70ft inflatable obstacle course and play assorted field games.

Tuesday, October 23rd
Love Is…-
Location: Student Activity Plaza (Near the fountain)
Time: 10AM – 3PM
This will be an event where we can express what love means to us. Come share with us what love means to you by writing it in paint on a large canvas.

Wednesday, October 24th
Jim Obergefell
Location: UC Theatre
Time: 6:30PM – 8PM
Join us as we welcome accidental-turned-purposeful activist Jim Obergefell to the U of M. Mr. Obergefell was the plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case which lead to marriage rights for same-sex couples in the US. Now a civil rights advocate, he will share how one man can influence a nation.

Thursday, October 25th
Only Love-
Location: UC Atrium
Time: 10am – 3PM
Join us in our photo booth as we celebrate love. We will have multiple props for you to use to take the funniest picture you can imagine.

Friday, October 26th
Open Mic Night-
Location: UC Bluff Room
Time: 6PM – 8PM
Join us in a night of song, dance and spoken word as we share the talents of the U of M community.

Get Out Screening at Crosstown Arts Theater (1350 Concourse Ave Suite 280), 7:00-9:00pm, $5. 

Screening of Get Out, the Academy Award-winning 2017 horror film directed by Jordan Peele.

Tickets are $5 (purchase on Eventbrite)

Get a sneak peek of the new Crosstown Arts Theater in this first mic check event. We’re hosting a series of public mic checks to test the sound for film, live music, public speaking, and live theater, and the first one will feature this special Halloween-themed film screening.

About Get Out:
Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

Tuesday 10/23. Love Is @ Student Activity Plaza University of Memphis, 10:00am-3:00pm.

This will be an event where we can express what love means to us. Come share with us what love means to you by writing it in paint on a large canvas.

Wednesday 10/24. Meet the Midwives at Awaken Space + Shop (942 S Cooper), 5:00-7:00pm.

Is a midwife assisted birth for you? Not sure?
Have so many questions? Come learn more!

Join us at AWAKEN Space + Shop to meet CHOICES’ midwives and learn what the midwifery model of care is all about.

This event is free. No children over 2 please.

Contact Katy Leopard at kleopard@memphischoices.org with questions.

Reserve your spot: https://bit.ly/2EvOlq2

Jim Obergefell @ University of Memphis UC Theatre (499 University St. 38152), 6:30-8:00pm, free.

Join us as we welcome accidental-turned-purposeful activist Jim Obergefell to the U of M. Mr. Obergefell was the plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges, the case which lead to marriage rights for same-sex couples in the US. Now a civil rights advocate, he will share how one man can influence a nation.
This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday 10/25. Artist’s Talk: Drag History and the Body Ody Oddy @ Clough-Hanson Gallery at Rhodes College (2000 N Parkway), 6:00-7:00pm.

Join drag artist and mother of the Haus of Phantosea Moth Moth Moth on a whirlwind tour of the history of drag with a special emphasis on drag’s complex and evolving relationship to the body. During the lecture, local drag legend Imagene Azengraber will demonstrate drag transformation live in real time on stage.

Note: this performative lecture will take place in Clough-Hanson Gallery rather than our usual lecture location.

Clough-Hanson Gallery is located in Clough Hall on the campus of Rhodes College. The gallery is open Tuesday – Saturday, 11-5. Admission is always free.

Questions? Contact Joel Parsons, parsonsj@rhodes.edu.

 

Other events:

10/19: Delta TransMasculine @ OUTMemphis ; Spillit Slam: Falling Out
10/20: Beale Street Art Crawl ; Jackson Pride Fest 2018; Ghostbusters @ Pink Palace; Wizard of Oz @ Levitt Shell ; Time Warp Drive-In: SHOCKTOBER 5 ; Memphis Matters @ Playback Memphis ; Seeing Red @ Lafayette’s Music Room
10/21: For Us; By Us ; Artistik Lounge presents The Concert: 7th Annual 
10/22: Perpetual Transition @ OUTMemphis
10/23: Tu Ppl @ OUTMemphis ; Indie Memphis Nights: Ginger Snaps

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