Happening This Weekend In Memphis!

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Subject: Get Down with Grizzlies, BrewFest, Hot Wing Fest, Boz, MEMPHIS and more!
From: getdown@downtownmemphis.com
To: andersonrebj@hotmail.com
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 18:02:23 +0000
Your Weekly Guide to Downtown Memphis!
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April 25 – May 1, 2013
DowntownMemphis.com

EVENTS THIS WEEK
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THURSDAY, APRIL 25

ZIPCAR MEMPHIS LAUNCH PARTY
Court Square. 11:00 AM. Check out new car sharing program in Downtown! With Rage Against the Stone Age and Food Trucks! More

DOWNTOWN ALIVE! MEMPHIS MUSIC FOUNDATION SHOWCASE: RAGE AGAINST THE STONE AGE
Court Square. 11:45 AM. Free. More

DOWNTOWN ALIVE! SHELBY COUNTY COURTHOUSE TOUR w/ JIMMY OGLE
Shelby County Courthouse. 12 Noon. Free! More

DOWNTOWN ALIVE! ZUMBA!
Court Square. 5:00 – 6:00 PM. Free! More
MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES VS LA CLIPPERS – PLAYOFF GAME 3
FedExForum. 9:30 PM. BELIEVE MEMPHIS! With NBA Defensive Player of the Year Marc Gasol. More

MEMPHIS: THE MUSICAL
Orpheum Theatre. Through Sunday, April 28. View site for times. Tony Award-winning musical based on the music of Memphis!! More

ART EXHIBIT: CONNECT FOUR
Memphis College of Art Nesin Graduate School. 6 PM. Masters of Fine Art Thesis Exhibit featuring Jenna David, Soulmaz Khazraei, Lauren Lane and Katie McWeeney. More

THAT’S THE SPIRIT! HOSPITALITY HUB WINE TASTING
Jack Robinson Archive and Gallery. 5:30 – 7:30 PM. Jazz by Jeremy Shrader. $40. TA Wine Tasting Benefit to support The Hospitality Hub in their effort to help homeless people on a path out of homelessness. More

PEABODY ROOFTOP PARTY
The Peabody Memphis. 6 – 11 PM. Featuring Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster. $10 cover. More.

HEAR MEMPHIS ROOFTOP CONCERT
First United Methodist Church. 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Featuring Andy Tolmaci. Free. More
CHARLOTTE FINE JEWELRY SPRING TRUNK SHOW
Charlotte Fine Jewelry. 4:00 – 8:00 PM. See the new “Brazilian Spring” collection at Charlotte. Light hors d’ouevres, 15% off all orders placed. More

RAY BAN TRUNK SHOW
SEE Main Street/Memphis Family Vision. 4:30 – 7:00 PM. Ray Ban reps will have complete line of eyeglasses and sunglasses to try on! Wine and cheese. More.

HEATH AND DANNY
Double J Smokehouse. 7 – 11:00 PM. More

THE SWORD
New Daisy Theatre. 8:30 – 10:30 PM. With Kyng and Heavy Eyes. More

PALEFACE
Blind Bear Speakeasy. 10:00 PM. More

FRIDAY, APRIL 26
CHISCA PROJECT LAUNCH!
Chisca Site Garage at Main and Pontotoc. 4:30 – 5:30 PM. Meet development team and learn more about the Chisca project. Performance by Bryan Fenkart of MEMPHIS The Musical, WEVL FM89.9 “Rock House” Show DJ Lonnie Viar, Memphis Bop Club, and more! Free. More

MERRY MOBILE, TENNESSEE SCREAMERS
Buccaneer Lounge. 10 PM. More
FINGER TRICK
New Daisy Theatre. 7:00 PM. More

MEMPHIS KINGS SCOOTER RALLY
Through Sunday, April 28. Scooter enthusiasts get together for long rides along the Mississippi River Trail and to other parts of the city, as well as group rides to party on Beale Street. More

WOMEN’S FOUNDATION ANNUAL TRIBUTE LUNCHEON AND SYMPOSIUM
Memphis Cook Convention Center The Columns at One Commerce Square. 10 AM – 8 PM. Luncheon keynote speaker Shoshana Bean, Broadway Actress/Recording Artist. More

DOWNTOWN ALIVE! BANK ON MEMPHIS
Court Square. 11 AM – 1 PM. In Celebration of National Financial Literacy Month. Free banking advice from area banks, Memphis Public Library’s JobLINC Mobile Career Center job listings, training opportunities, job readiness workshops. More

GREEN UP DAY @ CITY HALL
Civic Center. 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM. farmers’ market, eco-friendly exhibits, food trucks, prizes, alive music, and more! More

DOWNTOWN ALIVE! OVERWATER ENTERTAINMENT SHOWCASE
Court Square. 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM. Free. More

SOUTH MAIN TROLLEY TOUR
South Main District. 6 – 9 PM. Free on-street monthly festival! Art openings, events, live music and more: Events this month include:
LUVGLO 5K
A benefit for Habitat for Hope featuring lights, music, food trucks, and a race through the historic South Main district that ends in a glow-in-the-dark water pit! The party starts at 8pm at the Tennessee Brewery. More

STORYVILLE: PHOTO EXHIBIT BY LAKE ROBERSON NEWTON.
Leadership Memphis/Gallery 363. 6 – 9 PM. More

ART EXHIBIT: GEORGE HUNT: “MEMPHIS——STILL THE BLUES”
D’Edge Art and Unique Treasures. 6 – 9 PM. New works from reknown artist George Hunt featuring his signature bold colors and Southern inspired themes. More

VEGAN BAKE SALE
Grawemeyer’s. 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Fundraiser for Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County as part of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale.

SOUTH MAIN DESIGN CHALLENGE CONCEPT UNVEILING
431 S Main. 6 – 9:00 PM. Competing teams reveal their design concepts for the Buffalo Mural lot, the Army and Navy Parks on GE Patterson, and the Lyric Panel lot on Main. More.

ROUGH FEATHERS CLOTHING LAUNCH MIX & MINGLE
K’PreSha. 6 – 9:00 PM. More.

ART EXHIBIT: FIND/FOUND
Art Under a Hot Tin Roof. 6- 9 PM. Works by Pat Brown and Euphus Ruth. More

SALSA NIGHT
Memphis Rumba Room. 8:00 – 3:00 AM. More

NICK GARRISON
Double J Smokehouse. 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM. More

THE PRIME CUT BAND
Marmalade Restaurant. 9 PM – Midnight. With Vicki Newsum

SATURDAY, APRIL 27

SOUTHERN HOTWING FESTIVAL
Mississippi River Park. 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Benefit for Ronald McDonald House featuring a hot wing cooking, wing-eating contest, live music by the Eric Gales Band, and lots more! Tickets: $10; free for children under 12. More.

MEMPHIS BREWFEST
AutoZone Park. 4:00 – 7:30 PM. A celebration of American craft beer and the finest, most exotic beers in the world. More
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION TOUR DE CURE
Mud Island River Park and Gift Shop. Tour de Cure is a bike ride for all levels, not a race, so take it at your own speed and enjoy the journey.
Take the Ride of Your Life! More

KIDS KATCH YOUTH FISHING EXPERIENCE
Mud Island River Park and Gift Shop. 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Kids Katch Youth Fishing Local youth (ages 12 and younger) can enjoy a day of fishing in a safe, non-competitive environment. Professional anglers, sportsmen, and volunteers on hand to assist the children with casting, baiting, and catching the fish. More

MEMPHIS FARMERS MARKET
Central Station Pavilion 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Yoga class, music by Visible Music College, Steve Ried, Kids Crafts, Pet Adoptions and of course, fresh produce! More

ST. MARY’S EPISCOPAL CATHEDRAL DAY
Saturday, April 27, 2013 @ 10:00 AM until Saturday, April 27, 2013 @ 4:00 PM. A day of games and fun, music Kallen Esperian and Jim Johnson, bluegrass, gospel and big band, historical talks and lectures, food trucks, and tours. More

THE HOAX AND MATEZUMA FIRE MACHINE
Kudzu’s Bar & Grill. Call for times. More

GALLY’S B-DAY WITH VISVU AND RICHARD JAMES
Buccaneer Lounge. 10 PM. More

KILL VAN KULL
Hard Rock Cafe. 10:00 PM. With Airiel Down. More

BONFIRE ORCHESTRA
Blind Bear Speakeasy. 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM. More

SUNDAY, APRIL 28
BEALE STREET WINE RACE
Beale Street. 1:00 PM. An annual event that brings together restaurant employees from across the city for an afternoon of friendly competition and spirited fun. The festivities include a parade in which each restaurant dons creative costumes in theme with the event, a Queen of the Vine contest, the wine stomp, and — of course — the Great Wine Race itself. More

COWBOY NEIL
Silky O’Sullivan’s. 2- 6 PM. More

FALLING IN REVERSE
New Daisy Theatre. 6:30 PM. More

BLOOZ EMERGENCY
Rum Boogie Cafe. 8:00 PM. More

JEFFREY AND THE PACEMAKERS
Huey’s. 8:30 PM.

MONDAY, APRIL 29
DEVIL TRAIN
Buccaneer Lounge. 8:00 PM.

THE WORD
Memphis Rumba Room. 8:00 PM.

GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND
Rum Boogie Cafe. 8:00 PM. More

THE DR. “FEEL GOOD” POTTS BAND
Mr. Handy’s Blues Hall. 8:00 PM.

TUESDAY, APRIL 30
BOZ SCAGGS
Orpheum Theatre. 7:30 PM. More

SOLAR POWERING YOUR COMMUNITY
Memphis Bioworks Foundation. 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM. More.

TRIVIA NIGHT
Double J Smokehouse. 7:00 PM. More

DARREN JAY & THE DELTA SOULS
Rum Boogie Cafe. 8:00 PM. More

MEMPHIS BLUESMASTERS
Mr. Handy’s Blues Hall. 8:00 PM.

BAR STARS KARAOKE
Blue Monkey. 10:00 PM. More

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
DOWNTOWN ALIVE! MISTER ADAMS
Court Square. 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM. Free concert. More

FIRST CHURCH WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNER AND PROGRAM
First United Methodist Church. 6:00 PM. More

BIKES ON BEALE
Beale Street. 6:00 PM. More

BARBARA BLUE
Silky O’Sullivan’s. 7:00 PM. More

ZIPCAR CAR SHARING STARTS DOWNTOWN!

Car sharing is an alternative to car ownership that gives you wheels when you want them. Car sharing is a huge hit in other cities and now Downtown now has to Zipcar stations (one on South Main near Huling, one near Gayoso Garage near Main) where members pay $7.50 hr or $69/day for car use.

For details visit Zipcar.com/memphis

Join us for the official project launch of the $24 million renovation of the historic Hotel Chisca on Friday, April 26 at 4:30 pm at the Hotel Chisca garage site (Ponotoc at Main)! Meet the team responsible for saving the former site of Dewey Phillips’ “Red Hot and Blue” Radio Show and view renderings of the proposed project. Special performance by Bryan Fenkart of MEMPHIS The Musical, WEVL FM89.9’s “Rock House” Show DJ Lonnie Viar, 50’s dancing by the Memphis Bop Club and more!

NEWS

The Final Round of the South Main Design Challenge takes place on Friday, April 26 at 431 South Main with 15 teams showing concepts for Army/Navy Parks, Buffalo Mural Lot and the Lyric Panel Lot. A total of 35 teams have participated in the contest to redesign underused spaces in South Main. The winning team will be announced at the May Trolley Night and receive $1000 from Downtown Memphis Commission.

Congratulations to Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol who earned NBA Defensive Player of the Year!

Corked Carrot Cupcake and Wine Bar opens in South Main on Friday, Apri l26 at 314 South Main during Trolley Night!

To celebrate the Trolleys’ 20th anniversary, MATA is offering 20-cent trolley rides all day on Thurs, April 25 and Fri, April 26!

Adding to the $100 million in new investment already planned for South Main, a new apartment complex – South Main Junction – will be constructed in the 5.5-acre vacant land at Florida and Carolina. More in Memphis Daily News

Gus’s Franchise is spreading its wings with expansion outside of Memphis. More in the Memphis Business Journal

Time to register for 2013 Bike to Work Day! This year we want the entire city to participate. For details, visit BiketoWorkMemphis.com

SHOP

ShopGirl NY
New arrival of Gringo Boots at ShopGirl NY!
ShopGirl NY
1119 S Main
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EAT

TGIM! That’s right – Monday’s the night to celebrate in Downtown because Spindini in South Main offers 1/2 price pizza and wine every Monday! Wood-fired pizza and fabulous wine at great prices. Fair warning that it does fill up pretty fast so get there early!
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