February 8- February 14
<3 Feel the love in Memphis this week <3
Our featured event this week is the Mariposas Collective Benefit at the Hi-Tone on Saturday, February 9th. See event details below.
Friday 2/8. PHTGRPHS| Lester Merriweather & Lawrence Matthew @ The CMPLX (2234 Lamar Ave.), 6:00-9:00pm.
One night only! Free and open to the public!
& free La Michoacana popsicles to the first 80 guests.
An amazing performance by/with/for the community alongside professional Theatre Memphis actors.
“The Heights,” written by Rory Hatchel, Kingsbury High School English Teacher and The Heights resident, is an artistic representation of families’ stories, the needs and dreams of a beautiful Memphis neighborhood.
The script is based on the powerful narratives of diverse individuals and families who enrich the entire City of Memphis.
Each neighborhood has an identity and The Heights in the Jackson District is an incredibly multicultural community where many gems exist.
Come and be amazed by these gems that help informed the Comprehensive City Plan as Memphis enters its 3rd Century.
In collaboration with Latino Memphis, Memphis 3.0 City Comprehensive Plan, YancyArt, GEMS & Theatre Memphis.
Supported in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission, ArtsMemphis, the UrbanArts Commission, Su Casa Ministries, Streets Ministries, The Heights CDC, La Michoacana.
Special thanks to the individuals and families who shared their story and make Memphis a better place with their presence. Thanks to Becah Hatchel who brings the community together.
Bring a dish that represents you and let’s break bread together.
Join us for a HUGE, CRAZY 70’s theme dance party benefiting Jerred Price for Memphis City Council! As a musician himself, Jerred appreciates music and this fundraiser will be unlike any other political fundraiser you’ve ever been to! We will be playing your favorite 70’s hits as well as remixing them a bit with a modern twist! This party is sure to have you on you feet all night! Seventies attire is optional, but encouraged! $100 costume contest winner! We will have the AMAZING DJ A.D. and special guest “celebrities” from the 1970’s gracing the crowd! Come have fun, let’s party, and let’s raise some money to elect Jerred to Memphis City Council!
– General admission includes 1 drink tickets & admission to the party.
– Couple Admission includes 2 drink tickets & admission to the party.
– VIP includes open bar (Vodka/Beer/Wine), private servers (so you don’t stand in lines for drinks!), and private VIP area.
Ticket link here: https://fridaynightfever.ticketbud.com/friday-night-fever-dance-party-
Saturday 2/9. Cazateatro Bilingual Theatre Group Presents Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Dance Workshop @ Evergreen Theatre (1705 Poplar Ave.), 11:00am-12:30pm, $25.
Join us for an Afro- Puerto Rican Bomba Dance Workshop with “Redobles de Cultura”, a New York City-based Afro Puerto Rican bomba practitioners. Come dance with us in a fun Bomba workshop,
**Bomba is both a traditional dance and musical style of Puerto Rico. Its origins are rooted in the island’s history of African slavery but today has evolved into a community expression of Afro-Puerto Rican culture.
Únase a nosotros para un taller de baile de Bomba con “Redobles de Cultura’, uno de los tres principales grupos de bomba afro puertorriqueña con sede en la ciudad de Nueva York. Ven a bailar con nosotros en un super divertido taller de Bomba.
** Bomba es tanto una danza tradicional como un estilo musical de Puerto Rico.Sus orígenes están arraigados en la historia de la isla de la esclavitud africana, pero hoy en día se ha convertido en una expresión comunitaria de la cultura afro-puertorriqueña.
Mariposas Collective is a grassroots group of people driven by love of our neighbors, feelings of solidarity, and a desire for justice.
Recently we have been organizing relief efforts for asylum seekers riding through Memphis via Greyhound Buses.
This benefit is to ensure that we have the funds to continue these relief efforts. 💛🦋💛
Cover: suggested donation $15 🙏
A beautiful night of community and local music!Featuring a brown bag raffle!! Win exciting goodies from local businesses 🌟💌🌟
Can’t make it but still want to help? PayPal: MariposasCollective@gmail.com
The Ellie Badge
Join the Mystic Krewe of Pegasus for a few rounds of drag bingo with a little dazzle added in here and there. We’ll have auctions, jello shooters, pies and more. Come on down and join your hosts Allysun Wunderland and Imagene Azengraber as they host a fun filled evening of bingo for a great cause – TEP Foundation and Special Olympics of Greater Memphis. Cost: $25 for a packet of 12. Total of 12 bingo rounds played 3 cards a game.
Monday 2/11. Spotlight Concert Series: Barrie Cooper + Brian Ray @ Crosstown Arts (1350 Concourse Ave.), $7-10.
Join Memphis Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Barrie Cooper and pianist Brian Ray of Rhodes College for the first Spotlight Concert Series performance. The Spanish-themed program features works by Joaquín Turina, Eugène Ysaÿe, and more.
Spotlight Concert Series showcases members of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra in the intimate Green Room at Crosstown Arts. The series provides the Memphis community the opportunity to get to know and learn more about the talented musicians that make up the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Each month will feature a different musician or small chamber group as soloist or featured ensemble.
$10 at the door | $7 on Eventbrite in advance | $5 for students at the door (with student ID)
What’s there to do on the Monday night, you ask?
Come to the Monday night drag show at Bar DKDC!
Join Mary Gagz + Her Gaggle of Drags and help celebrate the holidays the best way we know how… this Monday night!
YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO
Enjoy the Pegasus Ball? The fun (and work) doesn’t have to stop! Consider becoming a member. Come meet us & see what we do. Interested in becoming a member of the Mystic Krewe of Pegasus Memphis? Join us for a Prospective Meet & Greet at the Pumping Station, Tuesday, February 12, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Ages 21+
City & State welcomes you to our space on February 13 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. This is a pop-up for everybody.
A perfect opportunity for last-minute Valentine’s Day shopping, we’ll have The Button Brigade, Legend of Shelda, and Everbloom Design selling gorgeous gifts and goods for your partner. Additionally, $1 from every drink sold will benefit OUTMemphis.
We are proud to now carry The Button Brigade goods in our store. After you’ve picked out the perfect gift for your sweetheart, come back and see us to pick up some gender-neutral apparel for yourself.
More about the vendors:
The Button Brigade makes gender-neutral button-ups that are size-inclusive and Made-in-the-USA. Their patterns range in size from XS to 4XL, and 10% of profits are donated to LGBTQ+ organizations.
Shelda Edwards (Legend of Shelda) is a Memphis-based designer and illustrator.
Everbloom Design specializes in artistically crafted florals for events. They also offer workshops, and a monthly flower subscription service where customers can receive their speciality work on a regular basis.
Indie Memphis Nights: The Awful Truth @ Malco Studio on the Square (2105 Court Ave.), 7:00-9:00pm, $10.
Indie Memphis Nights presented by Orion FCU
Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other’s attempts to find new romance.
Starring Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, and Ralph Bellamy
Thursday 2/14. FOUR AMAZING VALENTINE’S OPTIONS!
I Love You, You’re Perfect Now Change @ Rhodes College, McCoy Theatre (2000 N Parkway), 7:30pm, free.
Rhodes’ 2nd mainstage production of the year opens Valentine’s Day! Come check out this show as you’ve never seen it before, with fresh songs specific to the 2018 updated version. Tickets are free!
For reservation information, email email@example.com or call the box office at 901-843-3839.
“You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have” a “Once in a Lifetime” Valentine’s Day 80’s Prom to attend at the Zebra Lounge. Come dressed as your best Molly Ringwald or Kevin Bacon and “Rock the Casbah” with the amazing DJ A.D. “All night long”. So stop “Raising Arizona”, “Moonlighting”, or whatever you are doing, and “Do the Right Thing”. Contact a “Perfect Stranger” and make plans to go “Dancing in the Dark” on Valentines night. You know you “Wanna Dance with Sombody” Bust out those corsages and boutonnières! See you at the Z!!
Love Hurts Ft. Goldie & Friends, Nots, Dixie Dicks & Broke Hearted Boys @ B-SIDE Memphis (1555 Madison Ave.), 8:30pm-1:30am, $12-15.
This Valentine’s Day…
💔 LOVE HURTS 💔
featuring performances by:
👠Goldie Dee and Friends
🌈The Dixie Dicks
🕶Broke Hearted Boys
$12 adv / $15 door
presales and physical tickets available soon from Goner Records (cash only)
Lovely Hearts Ft. Crystal Shrine, Louise Page, & Allison Kasper @ BAR DKDC (964 S Cooper St.), 9:00pm-2:00am, $10.
Come feel the love over at DKDC!
Doors at 9, Music at 10
2/8: Delta TransMasculine @ OUTMemphis ; Beth Edwards | Oh My Heart @ David Lusk Gallery ; Betor Fest 2019 @ Hi-Tone ; RuPaul’s Watch Party with Brenda Newport ; Transmission: 80’s Dance Party @ Lamplighter Lounge ; A “Rocky Horror Picture Show” with Absent Friends! @ Evergreen Theatre
2/9: Old Forest Nature Walk @ Overton Park ; Film Screening: The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand @ Dixon ; Afro-Latino Night @ Evergreen ; Marcella & Her Lovers @ BAR DKDC
2/11: 2019 Mid-South Farm to Table Conference @ Christian Brothers University
2/12: Care & Action Women’s Group @ Ferren Family Counseling ; Surf Nite @ BAR DKDC
2/13: Trans Committee Meeting @ OUTMemphis ; Meristem Women’s Book Club @ OUTMemphis ; Drink-N-Draw Valentine’s Day Special @ Atomic Tiki