Downtown events beginning Aug: 12:
(Much of this is taken directly from www.downtownmemphis.com)
The Orpheum Theatre presents "Hello Dolly" starring Michele Lee, former star of Knots Landing, as the famous matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi. Levi sets her sights on the "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire," Horace Vandergelder and from there the mischief begins! Orpheum Theatre.
Tue, Aug 16 - Sun, Aug 21.
203 S Main. 525-3000.
$15 - $65.
The American Idol winner and recent chart-topper Fantasia comes back to the Orpheum Theatre Sat, Aug 13 for an encore performance sure to be as unforgettable as the first.
203 S Main. 525-3000. 8pm. $57.
Elysium: A Gathering of Souls
This eerie exhibit displays haunting images of the historic cemeteries of New Orleans, taken by award-winning photographer and curator Sandra Russell Clark. Exhibit runs Sat, Aug 6 - Sun, Sept 25.
101 North Mud Island Dr. 576-7241. 10am - 6pm.
court square concert series. free outdoor concert, 7-9 p.m. Susan Marshall.
Fri, Aug 12 - Sat, Aug 13: Memphis Sessions Band
New Daisy Theatre . 330 Beale.
525-8981. 8pm. $45. The Memphis Sessions band had several hits performing with Elvis, including "In the Ghetto" and "Suspicious Minds."
Sat, Aug 13: Chris MacDonald
150 Peabody Place. 261-7529. 2pm. Free. Chris MacDonald, performer for Elvis Presley Enterprises, will perform a tribute show at Peabody Place's center court.
Sun, Aug 14: Elvis at
Sunday in South Main
South Main Arts District. 521-9552. 11am - 4pm. Enjoy the Pete's Treats dog walk at 11am & Yappy Happy Hour from 3 - 6pm, an Elvis treasure hunt, and Elvis fan art at Memphis Heritage. Enter a free drawing for Elvis merchandise and get free ice cream from Edy's at the Arcade restaurant.
Sun, Aug 14: George Klein's Elvis Mafia Reunion
Alfred's. 197 Beale. 525-3711. 5pm. $30. A reunion of Elvis' lifelong friends will answer audience questions. Benefits the Make-a-Wish Foundation.
Fri, Aug 12. Stax Museum of American Soul Music.
926 E McLemore. 942-7685. 7 - 10pm. For "Between Midnight and Day: The Last Unpublished Blues Archive," featuring photography by Di*k Waterman. Waterman photographed such legends as B.B. King, Ray Charles, Muddy Waters, and Etta James.
Salsa Night by Caribe!
Fri, Aug 12. Club 152. 152 Beale. 544-7011. Featuring DJ Wander & MC Chetto.
Bank of America Summer Movie Series:
The Thin Man
Fri, Aug 12. Orpheum Theatre. 203 S Main.
525-3000. 7:15pm. $6, cash only. It's cocktails and intrigue starring William Powell and Myrna Loy.
Memphis Redbirds vs. Nashville Sounds
AutoZone Park. Third & Union. 721-6000. Fri, Aug 12 - Mon, Aug 15. Game times 7:05pm on Fri & Mon, 6:05pm on Sat & 2:05pm on Sun. Visit the Memphis Redbirds website for details.
Sun, Aug 14. Joysmith Gallery. 46 Huling. 543-0505. 11:30am & 1:30pm. "Inscribing Meaning," discussion of work by Ethiopian artists.
Bank of America Summer Movie Series: The Firm.
Sun, Aug 14. Orpheum Theatre. 203 S Main.
525-3000. 7pm. Free movie for downtown residents and friends. Enjoy door prizes and Memphis trivia with a grand prize of a $500 Orpheum gift basket. Sip downtown Memphis themed cocktails and munch on popcorn
Sunday Pub Theology Discussion.
Sun, Aug 14. TJ Mulligans in the Pinch. 362 N Main. 523-1453. 11:45am. Hosted by Calvary Episcopal Church. Discussion: "Money as a Metaphor." For 20-to-30-year-olds with no children.
South Soul Gospel tribute and jazz ensemble.
Sun, Aug 14. Isaac Hayes Nightclub and Restaurant.
150 Peabody Place. 529-9222. 3pm.
Sun, Aug 14. Rivertown Gallery. 119 S Main.
527-7573. 11am - 5pm. For "Hot Summer Nights," new works by Constance Grayson.
The Taste of Tuesday.
Tue, Aug 16. Simply For Me. 151 Jefferson. 525-4775. $10. Cover includes wine tasting, complimentary non-alcoholic beverage, appetizers and live music by Johnathan Blanchard.
Robert Earl Keen.
Wed, Aug 17. New Daisy Theatre. 330 Beale. 525-8981. 7pm. $21.
The native Texan is on tour in promotion of his latest album, "What I Really Mean."