March 15- March 21
The river is high but so are our spirits! Check out what this amazing city
on the bluff has got going on this week.
Our featured event this week is an evening with the Wives of the Sanitation Workers Strike at the University of Memphis on Thursday, March 21st. See event details below.
On View: March 12th -21st
Opening Reception: March 15th from 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Closing Reception: March 21st from 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Featuring works from Artists:
Heather F. Wetzler
Between the Lines embodies the presence of underlying meaning and individualized interpretations within art. Each of the artists share their processes and experiences through each unique piece. These pieces are constructed by using space between forms to compose the entire experience of the work. This exhibition features sculpture and photography created in a manner open to multiple realms of examination. Looking past overarching themes in work through one’s own lens is an imperative and personal experience for the viewer. Between the lines aims to encompass this encounter.
Bring your art materials, cameras, dancing shoes or whatever it is that you use to create! On March 15th at 7PM “The Kitchen” will be open for all artists to come cook up ideas and network.
Hoist Club Night w/ DJ AD! Party starts at 10p! $10 Cover
Come and march with Pride in the annual Beale Street St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We will be bringing out our 100-foot flag and will need plenty of hands to hold it. Line up starts at 11am at the corner of 4th and Beale St. Parade kicks off at 12pm this year!
DM us for more information, and follow @midsouthpride for more details.
A Play Date! “Significant Other” & an Open Bar @ Playhouse on the Square (66 S Cooper St.), 7:00-10:30pm, $15-$90.
We all need a Play Date now and then! Join sponsors David Richardson, Hunter Rittenberry and Baker Gross as they open the entire Playhouse on the Square Theater to our Friends For Life supporters …for a very special benefit!
Critically-acclaimed play “Significant Other” by Josh Harmon is coming to Memphis, and this is your chance to not only see the award-winning show, but also enjoy a complimentary wine and liquor bar at a pre-show reception, throughout intermission, and at a post-show sendoff as well.
All proceeds from tickets sales benefits FFL programs and services. The open bar is included in all Deluxe and Premium ticket levels. Seats at these levels can be chosen or assigned the night of the play.
Debuting on Broadway in 2017, the play concerns the lives of four friends in their late 20s and their search for relationships in 21st century New York City. Jordan is gay and single, and finding Mr. Right is much easier said than done. While surrounding himself with his close group of girlfriends, it comes to pass that the only thing harder than looking for love is supporting the loved ones around him. Through the play, the audience also meets Jordan’s grandmother, coworkers, potential lovers, and his friends’ future husbands.
Playwright Joshua Harmon explains the premise: How do you make life work for yourself when you feel that you’re not living the life you’re supposed to be living … or want to be living? And how do you deal with that when the changes that you need to make are in some ways outside of your control?
New York Times theater critic Charles Isherwood calls the play “entirely delightful, richly funny and heart-stirring.”
Chicago Tribune critic Chris Jones writes, “Significant Other is both a good night out … a show ideal for a Friday night with pals after a few drinks … and a quite sophisticated exploration of the complex and changing dynamic between gay men and the women who love them.” We hope you will join us!
Miss Gay Tennessee USofA Pageant Open State Prelim @ Dru’s Place (1474 Madison Ave.), 7:00pm-12:00am.
Beverly Hills’ Pageantry and USofA Pageants, LLC
Miss Gay Tennessee USofA
March 16, 2019
1474 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
Categories: Interview, Gown, Talent
Entry Fee: $100
Registration: 12:00 at Dru’s Bar
Interview follows registration
Pageant Start: 7:00
Winner of Miss: $300 (1/2 at win and 1/2 at Nationals, Crown, Sash, Accomodations at Nationals)
1st Alternate: $200 (1/2 at win and 1/2 at Nationals)
2nd Alternate: $100
For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This New Year we will have our first Gospel Brunch and Drag Show! Hosted by Imagene Azengraber. Brunch starts at Noon and show will start at 2:00 PM.Join Imagene Azengraber, and her girls Fantasia Bordeaux, Pat McCooter, Jeb Mary Gagz, Aubrey Ombre, Kimaya Iman Kelly Rico, Shay Will Ryder, Miss Anastasia Love, Lacey Drawers, and Shanice R Cassadine!
FB Header Design: Nathan Ashby
Photo by: Andreu Wade Blackwell
Monday 3/18. In This Place Speaker Series: Dangerous Women @ Clayborn Temple (294 Hernando St.), 6:00-8:00pm, free.
Clayborn Temple will host its third installment of the In This Place speaker series Monday, March 18, as a way to build relationships and have authentic conversations around restoration – as well as the social, racial and economic injustice that has plagued the city of Memphis. Tami Sawyer, Shelby County Commissioner, Managing Director of External Affairs at Teach for America and Memphis mayoral candidate, will facilitate as the In This Place Speaker-in-Residence.
This month’s event is entitled Dangerous Women: The Case for Never Being Safe.
Joining Sawyer in a discussion on gender empowerment will be a panel of strong women who have played a vital role in shaping the Memphis community, including: Anasa Troutman, Executive Director at Clayborn Temple; Jasmine Tasaki, Executive Director at WeCareTN; Terri Freeman, Executive Director at National Civil Rights Museum; Erica Perry, Partnership Director at Law For Black Lives; Aimee Lewis, Vice President of External Affairs at Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi; Zoe Tripp, student at Middle College High School; Andrea Morales, photojournalist; and Lori Spicer-Robertson, Chief Communications and Engagement Officer at United Way of the Mid-South.
The purpose of the In This Place speaker series is to build relationships within the Memphis community and facilitate authentic conversations around restoration within the building, the city and beyond. The March event will mark the third in the series, and the final event for 2019 will take place in April, kicking off the renovation of Historic Clayborn Temple.
This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is requested.
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
Tuesday 3/19. Lavender Country/Paisley Fields/Dixie Dicks @ Hi-Tone (412 N Cleveland), 9:00pm-3:00am, $7-$10.
Lavender Country is the world’s first gay country band. Local gay cuntry act Dixie Dicks is opening! Check out the Memphis Flyer article about it and get pumped!
Wednesday 3/20. Indie Memphis Nights: Lords of Chaos @ Malco Ridgeway Cinema Grill (5853 Ridgeway Center Pkwy), 7:00-9:00pm, $10.
Indie Memphis Nights presented by Orion FCU
A teenager’s quest to launch Norwegian Black Metal in Oslo in the 1980s results in a very violent outcome. Sweden
Become an Indie Memphis Member (and receive 5 FREE Indie Memphis Nights tickets) here: http://bit.ly/2mtGhw0
Thursday 3/21. The Wives of the Sanitation Workers Strike @ University of Memphis University Center River Room, 5:30pm- 8:30pm, free.
This special event will feature first-hand stories of courage and survival from the women of the 1968 Sanitation Workers Strike. The evening will feature select excerpts from the national video web series “1300 Men: Memphis Strike ‘68,” produced by Striking Voices for TheRoot.com. A panel of wives and children of 1968 strikers will be moderated by journalist and Striking Voices founding producer Emily Yellin.
Thursday, March 21
Reception 5:30 PM | Program 6 PM
University of Memphis
University Center River Room (300)
This event is free and open to the public. Convenient and affordable parking available at the public parking garage on Zach Curlin Street.
3/15: Delta TransMasculine @OUTMemphis
3/17: Meet Crazy Horse Family Elder & Author W Matson @ Bickford Community Center
3/19: Open Mic Night @ Cafe Eclectic
3/20: Women’s PotLuck @ OUTMemphis
3/21: Makaya McCraven @ Crosstown Arts