Things to Do This Week

May 18- May 24


Memphis–and the weather–is heating up! Check out all the amazing events on tap this week.


Our featured event this week is the Public Discussion about Childish Gambino & Jay Z Videos at
Hattiloo Theatre on Monday, May 21st. See event details below. 


Friday 5/18. Latin Night Fiesta Fundraiser @ Hattiloo Theatre (37 S Cooper St.), 6:30pm, $45.

Join us at Hattiloo Theatre for an unforgettable evening where you can learn about and experience the Latin culture. Sample our Latin cuisine and drink some unique but awesome cocktails. Enjoy Salsa Performances from Salsa Memphis, Mariachi Los Cantadores, Tropical Fusion Latin Band and a preview from our next season 2018-2019“
Also, we will have a silent auction that you don’t want to miss. Traditional Characters from the Latino Culture will be available for posed photographs.

Dress: Formal

Ticket: $45.00 General Admission (Included hors-d’oeuvres & 1 cocktail)

All proceeds support the up-coming Dia de los Muertos Parade at Overton Square this fall.

Tribute to a Memphis Legend Beverly Hills, Dru’s Place (1474 Madison Ave.), 8:00pm.

How to you say good bye to a friend who spent the last 35 years entertaining us all? What would Beverly Hills want us do? Have a stuffy funeral? Sit around and cry because our hearts are breaking? No!
In honor of her life we are throwing a huge party! Sure there will be some tears but there will also be laughter and of course there will be Queens! After 35 years dedicate to the stage, this is the only way to do it! Big, Bold and Beverly all the way!
I’m sure she will be here in spirit if she is not too busy stoning her new wings in Heaven!

Anyone wishing to perform in the show is welcome. Please contact Kiera Mason. The show will go on as long as we have performers to perform.

Saturday 5/19. Cooper Young Garden Walk 2018, 9:00am-5:00pm, $25. 

Tour 75+ urban gardens with a focus on “NATIVE PLANTS”

Chic design, native plants, chickens, beekeeping, edibles, art
Formal, eclectic, cottage, Asian, homesteading
Garden routes mapped for your interests
Artist gardens and studios
Native plant Demos
Peabody Elementary School Garden
Community Garden
Cooper-Young Community Farmers’ Market, Sat. 8 am to 1 pm
Neighborhood Level 3 arboretum

Saturday, 9 to 10 am, Noted Author/Speaker Dr. Doug Tallamy, “Benefits of Using Native Plants”
Sunday, 4 to 5 pm, Respected, LOCAL Horticulturist, Chris Cosby, “Specific Native Plants for Specific Places”
Daily Master Gardener mini-talks on native plant demo gardens

Ask-A-Master Gardener
TN Native Plant Society
Nonconnah Creek Conservancy
Urban Forestry
Storm Water Dept.
Clean Memphis/GreenFork
TN Federation of Garden Clubs-District 1–find a garden club near you.
Urban Bike Food Ministry

Tyger Tyger
Buy a Cooper-Young Garden Walk t-shirt for only $10

22 award-winning restaurants offering discounts and specials
Brewery, pubs
Quaint, trendy shops

Walk our tree-lined streets
Guided bike tour
Shuttle service

A PDF map of the garden locations will be emailed to early ticket buyers on MAY 1

Time Warp Drive-In: More Dreams of God & Magic, Malco Summer Drive-In (5310 Summer Ave.), 7:00pm, $10. 

Back by popular demand, TIME WARP DRIVE-IN invites you to celebrate again the unforgettable Fantasy films of the 1980’s with MORE DREAMS OF GODS & MAGIC!


The Princess Bride
The Secret of Nimh
The Last Unicorn

At the Malco Summer Drive-In. Gates open at 7:00, Films begin at dusk (8:15). $10 a person for the whole night.

Brought to you by Black Lodge, Guerrilla Monster Films, Holtermonster Designs, Piano Man Pictures, and Malco.

Sunday 5/20. Pig Weekend- Drag Gospel Brunch @ Dru’s Place (1474 Madison Ave.), 11:00am-5:00pm, $20. 

Join us on Sunday, along with the Blue Suede Sisters, Abbey of the Two Kings, for the last day of Pig Weekend, where you can find “redemption” after a two days of “sin” at our very own special Drag Gospel Brunch at Dru’s Place. Doors open at 11:00 AM.

For a $20 donation, you can enjoy a lite Brunch, with a complimentary Mimosas | Screwdrivers | Bloody Marys bar, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (while supplies last). Live music performance by the The Tea Rose Trio.

Stick around and enjoy happy hour prices all afternoon, including $3 domestic beer and hot-of-the-grill plate specials.

Experience a show-stopping Gospel Revival, hosted by the supremely anointed head church lady herself, Allysun Wunderland, along with her special auxiliary of of church ladies, beginning at 2:00 PM. All y’all will be shouting hallelujar!

Experience good food, great entertainment, and an unforgettable ending of Pig Weekend.

Mid-South Pride CookOUT at the Pumping Station (1382 Poplar Ave.), 5:00-7:00pm. 

Join us as we grill and chill for a little Sunday Funday at the Pumping Station! We’ll have delicious burgers, hot dogs, and sides all for a $7/plate donation to Mid-South Pride. Come grab some hot food and cold drinks for a good cause!

Monday 5/21. Public Discussion about Childish Gambino & Jay Z Videos, Hattiloo Theatre (37 S Cooper St.), 5:00-7:00pm, free. 

Monday, May 21, 2018, 5p – 7p, Hattiloo will host a free public discussion around two recent music videos – Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America’ and Jay Z’s ‘The Story of OJ’. We will play the videos and then hear from social hip-hop activist Marco Pave, who will also moderate the discussion. Please come out to experience what is sure to be a lively discussion with various viewpoints.

Tuesday 5/22. Tai Chi for Health Classes for LGBTQ Seniors, OUTMemphis (892 S Cooper St.), 11:00am-12:00pm. 

We are kicking off a summer series for health with Tai Chi. Tai Chi is low impact exercise perfect for maintaining and increasing flexibility. Maxine Strawder, a certified Tai Chi for Health instructor, will kick off the series on Tuesday, May 22nd. Classes will continue, so check out the full schedule and mark your calendar!

Full schedule:

-Kickoff class: Tuesday, May 22nd, 11:00a-12:00p
-Second class: Thursday, May 31st, 11:00a-12:00p
-Third class: Thursday, June 7th, 11:00a-12:00p
-Fourth class: Thursday, June 14th, 11:00a-12:00p
-Fifth class: Thursday, June 21st, 11:00a-12:00p
-Sixth class: Thursday, June 28th, 11:00a-12:00p

Indie Memphis Nights: Loves of a Blonde (Memphis in May Cinema), Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill (5853 Ridgeway Center Pkwy), 7:00-9:00pm. 

With sixteen women to each man, the odds are against Andula in her desperate search for love—that is, until a rakish piano player visits her small factory town and temporarily eases her longings. A tender and humorous look at Andula’s journey, from the first pangs of romance to its inevitable disappointments, Loves of a Blonde (Lásky jedné plavovlásky) immediately became a classic of the Czech New Wave and earned director Milos Forman the first of his Academy Award nominations.

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Wednesday 5/16. Nutrition and Movement with Tiffany Underwood, CHOICES Midwifery & Family Health Center (144 N. Bellevue Blvd), 6:30-8:30pm, $5. 

Join us for this dynamic workshop which focuses on the stages of pregnancy, healthy lifestyle choices and safe and effective exercise featuring Tiffany Underwood, Certified Pregnancy Health Coach.

Join us at CHOICES Midwifery & Family Health Center at 144 N. Bellevue Blvd.

Tickets: $5
Pay at the door


Thursday 5/24. Fashion Meet-Up, French Truck Coffee (1350 Concourse Ave.), 6:00-9:00pm. 

This is the inaugural meetup for the Rising Tide Society Tuesdays Together fashion sub-group!

In the spirit of our other sub-groups, consider yourself welcome if you are in the Tuesdays Together group and are in the fashion industry in any sense (clothing, accessories, vintage, jewelry, modeling, photography, handbags, backpacks, t-shirt design, furniture, bridal, etc.), or are simply a fan of fashion! We plan to share ideas, inspirations, experiences, and trends.

(Note that the location is tentative.)


Other events:

5/18: Grand Artisans’ Dinner @ Brooks Museum; Pig Weekend Official Kick Off Party @ Pumping Station
5/19: Grand Auction @ Brooks Museum
5/21: Lunchtime Tai Chi @ Health Sciences Park; Perpetual Transition @OUTMemphis
5/22: Mindfulness for Everyone @ Church Health
5/24: High Ground News’ Uptown Alley Party


See our full calendar here