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May-June 2015 Events

SPECIAL EVENTS

May 1: Cooper-Young Art Tours. Art exhibits, pop-up galleries, music, and dance performances in Midtown's historically hip district. Every 1st Fri. 6–9p, free. 276-7222, cooperyoung.com.

May 1–3: Memphis in May: Beale Street Music Festival.Three music-centric days. Multiple big stages. Dozens of top artists. Twenty-five acres overlooking the Mississippi River. One bodacious party. Tom Lee Park, 525-4611, memphisinmay.org.

May 2: Get Down and Derby. Wear your best Derby duds! Live viewing of the Kentucky Derby, Derby-inspired dinner, silent auction, live music, dancing, and wine pull to benefit the Down Syndrome Association. 4–9p, The Great Hall, Germantown, 547-7588, dsamemphis.org.

May 2: Latino Memphis Festival. Let's fiesta! Family-centered event honors Venezuela and includes 5K, Latino cuisine, kids activities, vendors, and salsa competition. 10a–4p, free. Overton Park, 366-5882, latinomemphis.org.

May 2: Speakeasy. Jazz fills the north garden for an evening fundraiser that celebrates the grand era of easy living. 6–10p, Woodruff-Fontaine House, 526-1469, woodruff-fontaine.com.

May 4: Memphis Knights Big Band at the Garden. Jitterbug across the floor to the sounds of an 18-piece band. From Glenn Miller standards to Latin dance numbers, you'll work up an appetite for the Memphis Dawgs concessions. 7–9p, Botanic Garden, 636-4100, memphisbotanicgarden.com.

May 6: Pop-Up Vacation. Celebrate the travel industry's importance to Memphis with a carnival in the park. Tourism professionals, food trucks, games, and family fun. 11a–2:30p, free. Court Square, 543-5310, memphistravel.com.

May 7: Blues Music Awards. No red carpet. No black tie. No green room. But all the blues you can handle during the world's best night of the blues. Cocktail reception, auction, dinner, awards, and performances. 5:30p–1a, Cook Convention Center, 527-2583, blues.org.

May 7: Whet Thursday. Enjoy the museum after hours, foundry classes, specialty drink, food truck, live music, and hands-on activities. 5:30–8p, free. Metal Museum, 774-6380, metalmuseum.org.

May 7, 14, 21, 28: Peabody Rooftop Party. Every Thursday through August 13, the rooftop rocks with live entertainment, food, drinks, and connections under the stars. 6–11p, Peabody Hotel, 529-4000, peabodymemphis.com.

May 8: Poland Under the Stars. Memphis in May's international gala stars R&B hit-makers Russell Thompkins Jr. and The New Stylistics. 7p, Peabody Skyway Ballroom, 525-4611, memphisinmay.org/internationalgala.

May 8: Blues Hall of Fame Grand Opening. It's finally here! The new home of blues legends features 10 galleries of artifacts and interactive exhibits. 10a–5p, 421 S. Main, 527-2583, blues.org.

May 8–9: Memphis Greek Festival. Opa! Greek food, music, dancing, marketplace, kids activities, food drive-thru, and church tours. 11a–8p, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 573 N. Highland, 327-8177, memphisgreekfestival.com.

May 9: Grand Auction. World-class winemakers pour wines, as guests bid on more than 50 live-auction lots that include rare and high-profile treasures. 7–10p, Brooks Museum, 544-6200, memphiswine.org.

May 9: Taste the Rarity. Live music, backyard games, food trucks, and beer, including the new Unicornucopia, a red-wine-barrel-aged mystery. 3–7p, Wiseacre Brewing, 2783 Broad, tastetherarity.com.

May 9: Symphony in the Garden. An evening of big-band and classical music with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Lawn chairs and creative picnics welcome. 6p, Dixon Gallery, 537-2525, memphissymphony.org.

May 9: Mother's Day Tea at Elmwood. Tea, mimosas, scones, lemon squares, and brownies, followed by a tour of the cemetery. 10a, Lord's Chapel, 774-3212, elmwoodcemetery.org.

May 10: Mother's Day Brunch. A special Brushmark menu for the special women in your life, hosted on beautiful museum grounds. Guided tour at 2p. 11a–2:30p, RSVP 544-6225, brooksmuseum.org.

May 10: Mother's Day Brunch at the Garden. Treat Mom to an unforgettable experience in the Japanese Garden, with gourmet buffet, live music, children's crafts, carriage rides, and adult beverages. 10:30a–2p, Botanic Garden, 636-4131, memphisbotanicgarden.com.

May 12: Common Table Health Alliance Luncheon. Keynote speaker Thomas A. LaVeist, professor in health policy and management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 11:30a–1:30p, Racquet Club, 684-6011, commontablehealth.org.

May 14: Salvation Army Hardin Annual Dinner. "Salvation Army Roots Can Grow Giants," with former NBA star Julius "Dr. J" Erving to benefit Purdue Center of Hope. 7p, Botanic Garden, 260-9120, salvationarmymemphis.org.

May 14–16: Memphis in May: World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. The squeal deal is the Super Bowl of Swine, smoking with hundreds of teams competing for tens of thousands of dollars in prizes. Ms. Piggie competition, best booth contest, and all the meat you can eat. Tom Lee Park, 525-4611, memphisinmay.org.

May 15: Visible Music in May. Free live music, food trucks, campus tours, instrument petting zoo, and family fun to celebrate Visible Music College's 15th anniversary. 5–9p, 200 Madison, 381-3939, visible.edu.

May 15: An American in Paris Gala. An elegant evening of entertainment and classic cuisine features internationally acclaimed interior designer Brian J. McCarthy and celebrity chef Jose Gutierrez to benefit Theatre Memphis. 6:30p, Theatre Memphis, 682-8323, theatrememphis.org.

May 16: GPAC Gala. Give your regards to Broadway and celebrate 20 years of performances. Live music, gourmet dining, live and silent auctions, and Broadway pizzazz. 6p, GPAC, 751-7505, gpacweb.com.

May 16: Forget Me Not Trivia Night. Teams of eight compete to answer trivia questions while enjoying door prizes, dessert bar, bake sale, popcorn, and beer to benefit Alzheimer's Day Services. 5:30p, Christian Brothers High School, 372-4585, adsmemphis.org.

May 17: Memphis in May Triathlon. Swimming (.93 miles), biking (24.8 miles), and running (6.2 miles) amid a sports and fitness expo at one of the longest-running triathlons in the country. 7a, Edmund Orgill Park, Millington, 550-2114, memphisinmay.racesonline.com.

May 17: Rock-n-Romp. A backyard party with local bands to introduce kids to live music in a friendly environment. Parent admission required. 2–5p, Overton Square Tower, 871-4414, memphisrocknromp.blogspot.com.

May 17: Davies Plantation Family Picnic. Petting zoo, kids games, picnic makings (or bring your own), docent-led tours, resident chickens and beehives, and music at this historic site. 4–7p, 9336 Davies Plantation, 386-0715, daviesmanorplantation.org.

May 21, Jun. 11 & 21: South Lawn Cinema. Bring picnic baskets, lawn chairs, and blankets to enjoy a movie. Free popcorn. Wine, beer, and soda available. 8p, Dixon Gallery, 537-2525, dixon.org.

May 21–23: Overton Square 45th Anniversary. Celebrate past and present business owners, employees, bands, and the legacy of the square. 5–11p, Overton Square Tower, 871-4414, overtonsquare.com.

May 22: Zoo Brew. Memphis's biggest beer-tasting event features beers from around the world, live entertainment, and a wild time. 7­–10p, Memphis Zoo, 333-6500, memphiszoo.org.

May 23: Int'l Blacksmiths' Day. Celebrate blacksmiths everywhere, with forging demonstrations, free admission, and a few sparks of surprise. 10a–4p, Metal Museum, 774-6380, metalmuseum.org.

May 23: Memphis in May: Sunset Symphony. The swan song to Memphis in May takes its final bow as a sanctioned event. MIM's oldest event welcomes lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and a spectacular sunset punctuated with fireworks. Tom Lee Park, 525-4611, memphisinmay.org.

May 26: Vine to Wine at the Garden. Ooo, la, la! Indulge in a collection of French wines accompanied by delectable hors d'oeuvres and door prizes. 6–8p, Botanic Garden, 636-4131, memphisbotanicgarden.com.

May 29: South Main Art Trolley Tour. Stroll through the historic arts districts, as shops, restaurants, and art galleries display unusual merchandise, cuisines, and art. Every last Fri. 6–9p, free. Main between Vance and St. Paul, 578-7262, gosouthmain.com.

May 29–30: Foundry Invitational & River Exhibition. A weekend of casting includes a panel discussion, juried exhibition, and iron pour in this inaugural event. Metal Museum, 774-6380, metalmuseum.org.

May 30: River Series at Harbor Town. Bluegrass duo Eric Lewis and Andy Ratliff join singer/songwriter Caleb Sweazy at the Harbor Town Amphitheater, in an intimate riverfront venue to support the Maria Montessori School. 6p, 740 Harbor Bend, 494-9716, bit.ly/RiverSeries.

May 30: Memphis Heritage Architectural Auction. Architectural elements and other items from across the city are on the auction block! Music by the South Side Supper Club, open bar, food, and silent auction with rare and intriguing pieces of Memphis history. 7p, 320 Monroe in the Edge District, 272-2727, memphisheritage.org.

May 30: Amtrak Train Days. All aboard! Drive a virtual train in the locomotive cab simulator and tour a real train on the tracks of Central Station. Trackside dining, 1931 touring bus, train-centric exhibitors, and choo-choo surprises. 10a–5p, Memphis Railroad & Trolley Museum, 545 S. Main, 590-3099, mrtm.org.

May 30–31: Memphis Potters' Guild Spring Show. Works from the best ceramic artists in the Midsouth include tableware, hand-thrown pottery, hand-modeled sculpture, and jewelry. Sat. 9a–6p, Sun. 11a–5p, free. Botanic Garden, 636-4100, thememphispottersguild.com.

May 30–31: Art2Wear. An expo of wearable art unites fine craft and fashion from more than 40 area artists to benefit ArtWorks Foundation. Germantown Performing Arts Center, 2wear.org.

Thru May 31: Tennessee Brewery: The Revival. Pop-up beer garden and mobile food market celebrates the historic landmark's promising future. Thu. 11a–9p, Fri.–Sat. 11a–11p, Sun. noon–9p, Tennessee and Butler, facebook.com/tennesseebrewery.

Jun. 2–6: Germantown Charity Horse Show. Some of the finest horses in the nation are put through their paces in a run for the blue ribbon. Times and events vary, 7745 Poplar Pike, 754-0009, gchs.org.

Jun. 4: Whet Thursday. Enjoy the museum after hours, with foundry classes, a specialty drink, food truck, live music, and hands-on activities. 5:30–8p, free. Metal Museum, 774-6380, metalmuseum.org.

Jun. 4, 11, 18, 25: Peabody Rooftop Party. Every Thursday through August 13, the rooftop rocks with live entertainment, food, drinks, and connections under the stars. 6–11p, Peabody Hotel, 529-4000, peabodymemphis.com.

Jun. 5: Cooper-Young Art Tours. Art exhibits, pop-up galleries, music, and dance performances in Midtown's historically hip district. Every 1st Fri. 6–9p, free. 276-7222, cooperyoung.com.

Jun. 5: Born2Win — A Survivor's Journey. An inspirational evening of song, motivation, food, vending, and special artists to benefit Walking Into a New Life, whose mission is to stop domestic violence and help stabilize victims. 6–9p, Germantown Great Hall, 466-6182, wianl.org.

Jun. 6: Books & BBQ Expo. Networking platform promotes literacy by providing opportunities for the reading and writing community. Author talks, workshops, youth activities, short story contest, and barbecue! 10:30a– 7p, Agricenter, booksandbbq.com.

Jun. 6: A Day of Merrymaking. A family day of live music, food trucks, local vendors, hot-air balloon, activities, and dog fun in celebration of Overton Bark's third anniversary. 10a–3p, Overton Park, 214-5450, overtonpark.org.

Jun. 10–14: FedEx St. Jude Classic Tournament. One of the longest-running stops on the PGA Tour schedule brings golf's finest to town to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. TPC Southwind, stjudeclassic.com.

Jun. 12: Literatini. Live music, a Martini Death Match, and special guest Marja Mills, the author of Harper Lee's memoir "The Mockingbird Next Door," to benefit Literacy Mid-South. 7–10p, Booksellers at Laurelwood, 601-9692, literacymidsouth.org.

Jun. 19: The Golf Ball. Golf games, music, live and silent auctions, and a fairway of food to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs. 6:30–10p, Chickasaw Country Club, 278-2947, bgcm.org.

Jun. 19–20: Family Campout: Father's Day. Get unplugged and pitch a tent with the family in My Big Backyard. Dinner, breakfast, s’mores bar, and magical evening activities create a night to remember. 6p–9a, Botanic Garden, 636-4100, memphisbotanicgarden.com.

Jun. 19–21: Juneteenth Urban Music Festival. Art/craft exhibitors, car show, Kids Zone, entertainment stage, and food, to commemorate the ending of slavery in the U.S. 11a–10p, free. Robert R. Church Park, Fourth and Beale, 281-6337, memphisjuneteenth.com.

Jun. 20: Outdoors Inc. Canoe & Kayak Race. World-class athletes and recreational paddlers compete in the largest canoe and kayak race in the southeastern United States. 10a, Greenbelt Park, 767-6790, outdoorsinc.com.

Jun. 26: South Main Art Trolley Tour. Stroll through the historic arts districts, as shops, restaurants, and art galleries display unusual merchandise, cuisines, and art. Every last Fri. 6–9p, free. Main between Vance and St. Paul, 578-7262, gosouthmain.com.

Jun. 26: Live at the Garden Season Opener. Music under the stars, surrounded by 96 acres of specialty gardens in the heart of Memphis. Aretha Franklin, "The Queen of Soul," launches the five-concert season. 6:30p gates open, 8:30p concert, Botanic Garden, 636-4107, liveatthegarden.com.

Jun. 27–28: Great American Backyard Campout. Gather under the stars and connect with nature during family-friendly activities. Bring your tent and camping equipment! 6p–9a, Shelby Farms Park, RSVP 222-7265, shelbyfarmspark.org.

Jun. 30: Vine to Wine at the Garden. Salute! Get in the spirit of Red, White & Blue with a selection of wines perfect for any outdoor celebration. 6–8p, Botanic Garden, 636-4131, memphisbotanicgarden.com.

Art exhibits, pop-up galleries, music, and dance performances in Midtown's historically hip district. Every 1st Fri. 6–9p, free. 276-7222, cooperyoung.com.

May 1–3: Memphis in May: Beale Street Music Festival. Three music-centric days. Multiple big stages. Dozens of top artists. Twenty-five acres overlooking the Mississippi River. One bodacious party. Tom Lee Park, 525-4611, memphisinmay.org.

May 2: Get Down and Derby. Wear your best Derby duds! Live viewing of the Kentucky Derby, Derby-inspired dinner, silent auction, live music, dancing, and wine pull to benefit the Down Syndrome Association. 4–9p, The Great Hall, Germantown, 547-7588, dsamemphis.org.

May 2: Latino Memphis Festival. Let's fiesta! Family-centered event honors Venezuela and includes 5K, Latino cuisine, kids activities, vendors, and salsa competition. 10a–4p, free. Overton Park, 366-5882, latinomemphis.org.

May 2: Speakeasy. Jazz fills the north garden for an evening fundraiser that celebrates the grand era of easy living. 6–10p, Woodruff-Fontaine House, 526-1469, woodruff-fontaine.com.

May 4: Memphis Knights Big Band at the Garden. Jitterbug across the floor to the sounds of an 18-piece band. From Glenn Miller standards to Latin dance numbers, you'll work up an appetite for the Memphis Dawgs concessions. 7–9p, Botanic Garden, 636-4100, memphisbotanicgarden.com.

May 6: Pop-Up Vacation. Celebrate the travel industry's importance to Memphis with a carnival in the park. Tourism professionals, food trucks, games, and family fun. 11a–2:30p, free. Court Square, 543-5310, memphistravel.com.

May 7: Blues Music Awards. No red carpet. No black tie. No green room. But all the blues you can handle during the world's best night of the blues. Cocktail reception, auction, dinner, awards, and performances. 5:30p–1a, Cook Convention Center, 527-2583, blues.org.

May 7: Whet Thursday. Enjoy the museum after hours, foundry classes, specialty drink, food truck, live music, and hands-on activities. 5:30–8p, free. Metal Museum, 774-6380, metalmuseum.org.

May 7, 14, 21, 28: Peabody Rooftop Party. Every Thursday through August 13, the rooftop rocks with live entertainment, food, drinks, and connections under the stars. 6–11p, Peabody Hotel, 529-4000, peabodymemphis.com.

May 8: Poland Under the Stars. Memphis in May's international gala stars R&B hit-makers Russell Thompkins Jr. and The New Stylistics. 7p, Peabody Skyway Ballroom, 525-4611, memphisinmay.org/internationalgala.

May 8: Blues Hall of Fame Grand Opening. It's finally here! The new home of blues legends features 10 galleries of artifacts and interactive exhibits. 10a–5p, 421 S. Main, 527-2583, blues.org.

May 8–9: Memphis Greek Festival. Opa! Greek food, music, dancing, marketplace, kids activities, food drive-thru, and church tours. 11a–8p, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 573 N. Highland, 327-8177, memphisgreekfestival.com.

May 9: Grand Auction. World-class winemakers pour wines, as guests bid on more than 50 live-auction lots that include rare and high-profile treasures. 7–10p, Brooks Museum, 544-6200, memphiswine.org.

May 9: Taste the Rarity. Live music, backyard games, food trucks, and beer, including the new Unicornucopia, a red-wine-barrel-aged mystery. 3–7p, Wiseacre Brewing, 2783 Broad, tastetherarity.com.

May 9: Symphony in the Garden. An evening of big-band and classical music with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Lawn chairs and creative picnics welcome. 6p, Dixon Gallery, 537-2525, memphissymphony.org.

May 9: Mother's Day Tea at Elmwood. Tea, mimosas, scones, lemon squares, and brownies, followed by a tour of the cemetery. 10a, Lord's Chapel, 774-3212, elmwoodcemetery.org.

May 10: Mother's Day Brunch. A special Brushmark menu for the special women in your life, hosted on beautiful museum grounds. Guided tour at 2p. 11a–2:30p, RSVP 544-6225, brooksmuseum.org.

May 10: Mother's Day Brunch at the Garden. Treat Mom to an unforgettable experience in the Japanese Garden, with gourmet buffet, live music, children's crafts, carriage rides, and adult beverages. 10:30a–2p, Botanic Garden, 636-4131, memphisbotanicgarden.com.

May 12: Common Table Health Alliance Luncheon. Keynote speaker Thomas A. LaVeist, professor in health policy and management at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 11:30a–1:30p, Racquet Club, 684-6011, commontablehealth.org.

May 14: Salvation Army Hardin Annual Dinner. "Salvation Army Roots Can Grow Giants," with former NBA star Julius "Dr. J" Erving to benefit Purdue Center of Hope. 7p, Botanic Garden, 260-9120, salvationarmymemphis.org.

May 14–16: Memphis in May: World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. The squeal deal is the Super Bowl of Swine, smoking with hundreds of teams competing for tens of thousands of dollars in prizes. Ms. Piggie competition, best booth contest, and all the meat you can eat. Tom Lee Park, 525-4611, memphisinmay.org.

May 15: Visible Music in May. Free live music, food trucks, campus tours, instrument petting zoo, and family fun to celebrate Visible Music College's 15th anniversary. 5–9p, 200 Madison, 381-3939, visible.edu.

May 15: An American in Paris Gala. An elegant evening of entertainment and classic cuisine features internationally acclaimed interior designer Brian J. McCarthy and celebrity chef Jose Gutierrez to benefit Theatre Memphis. 6:30p, Theatre Memphis, 682-8323, theatrememphis.org.

May 16: GPAC Gala. Give your regards to Broadway and celebrate 20 years of performances. Live music, gourmet dining, live and silent auctions, and Broadway pizzazz. 6p, GPAC, 751-7505, gpacweb.com.

May 16: Forget Me Not Trivia Night. Teams of eight compete to answer trivia questions while enjoying door prizes, dessert bar, bake sale, popcorn, and beer to benefit Alzheimer's Day Services. 5:30p, Christian Brothers High School, 372-4585, adsmemphis.org.

May 17: Memphis in May Triathlon. Swimming (.93 miles), biking (24.8 miles), and running (6.2 miles) amid a sports and fitness expo at one of the longest-running triathlons in the country. 7a, Edmund Orgill Park, Millington, 550-2114, memphisinmay.racesonline.com.

May 17: Rock-n-Romp. A backyard party with local bands to introduce kids to live music in a friendly environment. Parent admission required. 2–5p, Overton Square Tower, 871-4414, memphisrocknromp.blogspot.com.

May 17: Davies Plantation Family Picnic. Petting zoo, kids games, picnic makings (or bring your own), docent-led tours, resident chickens and beehives, and music at this historic site. 4–7p, 9336 Davies Plantation, 386-0715, daviesmanorplantation.org.

May 21, Jun. 11 & 21: South Lawn Cinema. Bring picnic baskets, lawn chairs, and blankets to enjoy a movie. Free popcorn. Wine, beer, and soda available. 8p, Dixon Gallery, 537-2525, dixon.org.

May 21–23: Overton Square 45th Anniversary. Celebrate past and present business owners, employees, bands, and the legacy of the square. 5–11p, Overton Square Tower, 871-4414, overtonsquare.com.

May 22: Zoo Brew. Memphis's biggest beer-tasting event features beers from around the world, live entertainment, and a wild time. 7­–10p, Memphis Zoo, 333-6500, memphiszoo.org.

May 23: Int'l Blacksmiths' Day. Celebrate blacksmiths everywhere, with forging demonstrations, free admission, and a few sparks of surprise. 10a–4p, Metal Museum, 774-6380, metalmuseum.org.

May 23: Memphis in May: Sunset Symphony. The swan song to Memphis in May takes its final bow as a sanctioned event. MIM's oldest event welcomes lawn chairs, picnic baskets, and a spectacular sunset punctuated with fireworks. Tom Lee Park, 525-4611, memphisinmay.org.

May 26: Vine to Wine at the Garden. Ooo, la, la! Indulge in a collection of French wines accompanied by delectable hors d'oeuvres and door prizes. 6–8p, Botanic Garden, 636-4131, memphisbotanicgarden.com.

May 29: South Main Art Trolley Tour. Stroll through the historic arts districts, as shops, restaurants, and art galleries display unusual merchandise, cuisines, and art. Every last Fri. 6–9p, free. Main between Vance and St. Paul, 578-7262, gosouthmain.com.

May 29–30: Foundry Invitational & River Exhibition. A weekend of casting includes a panel discussion, juried exhibition, and iron pour in this inaugural event. Metal Museum, 774-6380, metalmuseum.org.

May 30: River Series at Harbor Town. Bluegrass duo Eric Lewis and Andy Ratliff join singer/songwriter Caleb Sweazy at the Harbor Town Amphitheater, in an intimate riverfront venue to support the Maria Montessori School. 6p, 740 Harbor Bend, 494-9716, bit.ly/RiverSeries.

May 30: Memphis Heritage Architectural Auction. Architectural elements and other items from across the city are on the auction block! Music by the South Side Supper Club, open bar, food, and silent auction with rare and intriguing pieces of Memphis history. 7p, 320 Monroe in the Edge District, 272-2727, memphisheritage.org.

May 30: Amtrak Train Days. All aboard! Drive a virtual train in the locomotive cab simulator and tour a real train on the tracks of Central Station. Trackside dining, 1931 touring bus, train-centric exhibitors, and choo-choo surprises. 10a–5p, Memphis Railroad & Trolley Museum, 545 S. Main, 590-3099, mrtm.org.

May 30–31: Memphis Potters' Guild Spring Show. Works from the best ceramic artists in the Midsouth include tableware, hand-thrown pottery, hand-modeled sculpture, and jewelry. Sat. 9a–6p, Sun. 11a–5p, free. Botanic Garden, 636-4100, thememphispottersguild.com.

May 30–31: Art2Wear. An expo of wearable art unites fine craft and fashion from more than 40 area artists to benefit ArtWorks Foundation. Germantown Performing Arts Center, 2wear.org.

Thru May 31: Tennessee Brewery: The Revival. Pop-up beer garden and mobile food market celebrates the historic landmark's promising future. Thu. 11a–9p, Fri.–Sat. 11a–11p, Sun. noon–9p, Tennessee and Butler, facebook.com/tennesseebrewery.

Jun. 2–6: Germantown Charity Horse Show. Some of the finest horses in the nation are put through their paces in a run for the blue ribbon. Times and events vary, 7745 Poplar Pike, 754-0009, gchs.org.

Jun. 4: Whet Thursday. Enjoy the museum after hours, with foundry classes, a specialty drink, food truck, live music, and hands-on activities. 5:30–8p, free. Metal Museum, 774-6380, metalmuseum.org.

Jun. 4, 11, 18, 25: Peabody Rooftop Party. Every Thursday through August 13, the rooftop rocks with live entertainment, food, drinks, and connections under the stars. 6–11p, Peabody Hotel, 529-4000, peabodymemphis.com.

Jun. 5: Cooper-Young Art Tours. Art exhibits, pop-up galleries, music, and dance performances in Midtown's historically hip district. Every 1st Fri. 6–9p, free. 276-7222, cooperyoung.com.

Jun. 5: Born2Win — A Survivor's Journey. An inspirational evening of song, motivation, food, vending, and special artists to benefit Walking Into a New Life, whose mission is to stop domestic violence and help stabilize victims. 6–9p, Germantown Great Hall, 466-6182, wianl.org.

Jun. 6: Books & BBQ Expo. Networking platform promotes literacy by providing opportunities for the reading and writing community. Author talks, workshops, youth activities, short story contest, and barbecue! 10:30a– 7p, Agricenter, booksandbbq.com.

Jun. 6: A Day of Merrymaking. A family day of live music, food trucks, local vendors, hot-air balloon, activities, and dog fun in celebration of Overton Bark's third anniversary. 10a–3p, Overton Park, 214-5450, overtonpark.org.

Jun. 10–14: FedEx St. Jude Classic Tournament. One of the longest-running stops on the PGA Tour schedule brings golf's finest to town to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. TPC Southwind, stjudeclassic.com.

Jun. 12: Literatini. Live music, a Martini Death Match, and special guest Marja Mills, the author of Harper Lee's memoir "The Mockingbird Next Door," to benefit Literacy Mid-South. 7–10p, Booksellers at Laurelwood, 601-9692, literacymidsouth.org.

Jun. 19: The Golf Ball. Golf games, music, live and silent auctions, and a fairway of food to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs. 6:30–10p, Chickasaw Country Club, 278-2947, bgcm.org.

Jun. 19–20: Family Campout: Father's Day. Get unplugged and pitch a tent with the family in My Big Backyard. Dinner, breakfast, s’mores bar, and magical evening activities create a night to remember. 6p–9a, Botanic Garden, 636-4100, memphisbotanicgarden.com.

Jun. 19–21: Juneteenth Urban Music Festival. Art/craft exhibitors, car show, Kids Zone, entertainment stage, and food, to commemorate the ending of slavery in the U.S. 11a–10p, free. Robert R. Church Park, Fourth and Beale, 281-6337, memphisjuneteenth.com.

Jun. 20: Outdoors Inc. Canoe & Kayak Race. World-class athletes and recreational paddlers compete in the largest canoe and kayak race in the southeastern United States. 10a, Greenbelt Park, 767-6790, outdoorsinc.com.

Jun. 26: South Main Art Trolley Tour. Stroll through the historic arts districts, as shops, restaurants, and art galleries display unusual merchandise, cuisines, and art. Every last Fri. 6–9p, free. Main between Vance and St. Paul, 578-7262, gosouthmain.com.

Jun. 26: Live at the Garden Season Opener. Music under the stars, surrounded by 96 acres of specialty gardens in the heart of Memphis. Aretha Franklin, "The Queen of Soul," launches the five-concert season. 6:30p gates open, 8:30p concert, Botanic Garden, 636-4107, liveatthegarden.com.

Jun. 27–28: Great American Backyard Campout. Gather under the stars and connect with nature during family-friendly activities. Bring your tent and camping equipment! 6p–9a, Shelby Farms Park, RSVP 222-7265, shelbyfarmspark.org.

Jun. 30: Vine to Wine at the Garden. Salute! Get in the spirit of Red, White & Blue with a selection of wines perfect for any outdoor celebration. 6–8p, Botanic Garden, 636-4131, memphisbotanicgarden.com.

AROUND TOWN EVENTS

Art Village Gallery: 410 S. Main, 521-0782, artvillagegallery.com. Ephraim Urevbu’s permanent collection and artist showcases from exotic lands. Thursdays: Wine Down with Yoga, 6–7p. Saturdays: Yoga, 8–9a.

Bicycle Rides: May 2: Rolling for Independence at 1633 Madison benefits Memphis Center for Independent Living, 9a, 726-6404, mcil.org. Jun. 6: Cycle the Greenway at Walnut Grove and Humphreys benefits the Wolf River Greenway, 7:30a, wolfriver.org/cycle-the-greenway.

Brooks Museum of Art: 1934 Poplar, 544-6200, brooksmuseum.org. One of the leading art museums in the American South. See website for full list of workshops, lectures, films, lunches, and programs. Wednesdays: Pay What You Can, 10a–4p. May 1–31: "500 Years of Medallic Art in Poland." Thru May 10: "Artists/Activists: Marcellous Lovelace, Frank D. Robinson, and Siphne Sylve." May 10: Mother's Day Brunch at the Brushmark, 11a–2:30p, RSVP 544-6225. Thru Jan. 3: "Cats and Quotes, featuring felines from a variety of periods.

Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary's School: 60 Perkins Ext'd, 537-1483, buckmanartscenter.com. May 8: Lagbaja, one of Afro-Worldbeat music's most talented and alluring artists, 8p. May 9: "Music of Poland — Chopin & Friends," 7:30p.

Cannon Center for the Performing Arts: 255 N. Main, 576-1200, box office 576-1269, 800-726-0915, thecannoncenter.com. See Memphis Symphony Orchestra listing and Cannon website for complete schedule. May 2: MSO and Rhodes MasterSingers Chorale: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, 7:30p, 537-2525, memphissymphony.org. May 31: "Black Soap VII," 3p, 491-4331, ettarotheater.com. Jun. 9: St. Jude presents John Rich and Friends, 7:30p.

Center for Southern Folklore: 119 & 123 S. Main, Pembroke Square, 525-3655, southernfolklore.com. A showcase of folk art, Southern music, and food. May 14: Navy Band Great Lakes: Bell Bottom Blues Band, 7p, www.netc.navy.mil/nstc/navyband.

Central Station: 545 S. Main, 722-0300. May 7: Sustainable Transportation Forum, 9a–3p, sustainableshelby.com.

Church Health Center Wellness: 1115 Union, 259-HOPE, churchhealthcenter.org. Indoor walking track, heated pool, group exercise, racquetball and basketball courts, cooking and dancing classes, health education, workshops, seminars, diabetes and hypertension classes, yoga, and pilates.

Circuit Playhouse: 51 S. Cooper, 726-4656, playhouseonthesquare.org. Thru May 3: "Tribes," a deaf young man finds a "tribe" he's never known before. May 29–Jun. 21: "Seminar," four aspiring young novelists sign up for private writing lessons.

Circuitous Succession Gallery: 500 S. Second, 229-1041, circuitoussuccession.com. Thru May 22: "Musa Juan Rojo," featuring musical headliners Sean Murphy/Jim Spake Duo and other instruments exploring traditional, world, and improv music.

Cooper-Young Historic District: Cooper–Young Intersection, Midtown, 272-2922, cooperyoung.org. 1st Thursdays: Cooper-Young Night Out, festive time with live music, retail discounts, and restaurant specials, 5–9p. Saturdays Year-Round: Farmers Market, 8a–1p. May 9: Annual community yard sale, 8a–2p.

Dance Scholars: 1738 Galloway, 301-3262, dancescholarsinc.org. May 16: Open House Performance, from ballet to jazz to modern works, 3p. May 1–30 & Jun. 22–30: Registration for A Chance to Dance Summer Camp, held Jul. 6–31.

Dixon Gallery and Gardens: 4339 Park, 761-5250, dixon.org. Private estate museum on 17 acres of formal and informal gardens. See website for workshops, lectures, classes, garden demos, and children’s events. Tuesdays & Sundays: Current exhibit curatorial tour, 2p. Wednesdays: Munch & Learn Lecture Series, noon. 3rd Thursdays: Art After Dark, galleries and gardens stay open until 8 p.m., with entertainment and cash bar. May 28–Nov. 22: Jun Kaneko: Sculptures in the Garden, large-scale, hand-built installations.

Downtown Art Space: 75 S. Main, 647-9242. May 1–Jun. 30: Debra Edge, by appointment.

Downtown Neighborhood Association: 521-9552, memphisdna.org. 4th Tuesdays: Monthly public information meeting: 6p social, 6:30p program. See website for details.

Evergreen Theatre: 1705 Poplar, 274-7139, theatreworksmemphis.org. May 8–10: Hot Foot Honeys: "Song & Dance: A Tap Tribute to Great Voices," 212-1332, brownpapertickets.com/event/1387367. May 15–17: Project: Motion: "Bloodlines + Bylines: Excavating Familial Stories from Memphis," 214-LEAP, projectmotiondance.org.

Farmers Market Downtown: Central Train Station Pavilion, S. Front and G.E. Patterson, memphisfarmersmarket.org. Saturdays Thru Nov. 21: All locally produced goods: 7a–1p.

FedExForum: 191 Beale, 205-1234, tickets: 800-745-3000, fedexforum.com. See website for complete events listing. Also see Memphis Grizzlies NBA and University of Memphis Tigers Basketball. Jun 20, 21: Sesame Street Live "Make a New Friend" welcomes Chamki, Grover's friend from India, sesamestreetlive.com.

Germantown Performing Arts Center: 1801 Exeter, 751-7500, gpacweb.com. May 3: MSO and Rhodes MasterSingers Chorale: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, 2:30p, 537-2525, memphissymphony.org. May 6: Poland Performs! selected Cracovia Danza Court Ballet dance troupe, 7p. May 30–31: Art2wear, an expo of wearable art.

Golf Tournaments: May 9: Swing for Success Golf Scramble at Glen Eagle Golf Course, Millington, benefits UCAN, 2p, 262-8642, ucanofmemphis.org. Jun. 5: Ken Sossaman Memorial Golf Tournament at Mirimichi benefits the Orpheum's education programs, 8a & 1p, 529-4288, orpheum-memphis.com. Jun. 22, 23: BGCM Golf Classic at Chickasaw Country Club benefits Boys & Girls Club, 11:30a, 278-2947, bgcm.org.

Hattiloo Theatre: 37 S. Cooper, 525-0009, hattiloo.org. Aug. 13–Sep. 6: "In the Heights."

Levitt Shell at Overton Park: 1930 Poplar, 272-2722, levittshell.org. Historic, open-air theater hosts entertainment under the stars. See website for complete listing. May 16–Aug. 2: Free concert series.

Library: Benjamin L. Hooks Central: 3030 Poplar, 415-2700, memphislibrary.org. See website for classes, workshops, and programs. May 22–23: Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale, 10a–4:30p. Jun. 10: Music Business Forum, 5–7:30p, free, 576-6850, memphismusic.org.

Lichterman Nature Center: 5992 Quince, 767-7322, memphismuseums.org. Open year-round for self-guided trail backpacking and nature programs/exhibits. Tuesdays–Saturdays: Wild Lunch with the Animal Keepers, noon. 4th Saturdays: Trail Blazin' Volunteers, 9a–noon.

Live at the Garden Summer Concert Series: Memphis Botanic Garden, 636-4107, liveatthegarden.com, ticketmaster.com. Gates open at 6:30p; concerts at 8:30p. Jun. 26: Aretha Franklin. Jul. 17: Rob Thomas with Plain White T's. Aug. 15: ZZ Top with Blackberry Smoke. Sep. 4: Martina McBride. Sep. 18: Daryl Hall & John Oates.

Luna Nova Music: Beethoven Club, 263 S. McLean, 493-0958, lunanova.org. May 11: Festival Preview Concert, 7:30p.

Malco Theatres: Studio on the Square, 2105 Court, 761-3480, malco.com. Jun. 2–Jul. 29: Kids Summer Film Fest.

Masonic Contemporary: 825 Union, 526-7679, masoniccontemporary.org. Thru May 10: "The Dual Show Experience," drawings and paintings by Carl Moore.

Memphis Botanic Garden: 750 Cherry, 636-4100, memphisbotanicgarden.com. See website for classes, workshops, lunch & learns, camps, receptions, and lectures. May 10: Mother's Day Brunch, 10:30a–2p, RSVP. May 15–17: Memphis Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale, free, memphisorchids.org. May 16: Garden Magic: Internationally known landscape specialist Phillip Watson, 9a–noon. May 17: Signs of Spring Walk, 1p. Wednesdays Thru Oct. 28: Farmers' Market at the Garden, Wednesdays, 2–6p.
 
Memphis College of Art — Downtown: 477 S. Main, 272-5100, mca.edu. Thru May 9: Spring 2015 MFA Exhibition.

Memphis International Raceway: 5500 Victory Lane, Millington, 969-7223, racemir.com. See website for list of racing activities and events.  Jun. 9: HOT ROD Power Tour, noon–7p, hotrod.com

Memphis Redbirds AAA Baseball: AutoZone Park, 721-6000, memphisredbirds.com. Season runs Apr–Sep. May 4–7: Colorado Springs. May 8–11: New Orleans. May 16–19: Omaha. May 29–Jun.1: Salt Lake. Jun. 2–5: Las Vegas. Jun. 11–14: Round Rock. Jun. 23–25: Nashville. Jun. 27–29: Colorado Springs. Jun. 30–Jul. 3: Oklahoma City.

Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum: Inside FedExForum, 191 Beale at Third, 205-2533, memphisrocknsoul.org. A comprehensive Memphis music experience. Tuesdays: Free admission for Shelby Co. residents w/ID, 2–7p. Thru Jan. 31: "60 Years of Rock 'n' Roll."

Metal Museum: 374 Metal Museum Dr., 774-6380, metalmuseum.org. The only museum in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to fine metalwork. See website for class and demo times. Sundays May–June: Art Talk, 1:30p. May 1–31: "Metal Artifacts from Poland, Brothers Lopienska." May 3: Champagne Sunday, noon–5p. May 23: Int'l Blacksmiths' Day, 10a–4p, free demos. Thru Jun. 12: "Tributaries: Vivian Beer," furniture that transforms expectations. Thru Jun. 12: "J. Fred Woell: Art is an Accident," an amalgamation of American imagery, toys, and found objects. Thru Jul. 26: "Adorning the Table."

Mississippi River Museum: Mud Island River Park, 125 N. Front, 576-7241, mudisland.com. Showcases 10,000 years of Lower Mississippi River history. Open Apr.–Oct. May 1–31: "Chopin and His Works," the photographic story of Poland's most famous composer.

Mud Island Amphitheatre: 125 N. Front, 800-745-3000, mudisland.com. Open Apr.–Oct. May 16: Beck and The Goastt. Jun. 12: Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, with special guest Keb' Mo'.

National Civil Rights Museum: 450 Mulberry, 521-9699, civilrightsmuseum.org. Chronicles the key episodes and legacy of the American civil rights movement. Thru May 10: "Pictures Tell the Story," works by famed Memphis photographer Ernest Withers. Thru May 31: "Human Rights and Struggle — Polish Transformation and the Art of Posters."

Orpheum Theatre: 203 S. Main, 525-3000, 800-982-2787, orpheum-memphis.com. "The South's Finest Theater." May 19–24: Broadway: "Kinky Boots," a huge-hearted, high-heeled musical. May 29: Jerry Seinfeld, 7p. June–August: Summer Movie Series. Jun. 6: Bill O'Reilly & Dennis Miller: "Don't Be a Pinhead Tour," 8p. Jun. 19–21: Broadway: "Mamma Mia!" the ultimate feel-good show. Jun. 23: John Mellencamp, 7:30p.

Overton Square Arts & Entertainment District: 2109 Madison, 726-4656, overtonsquare.com. May–October: Bluesday Tuesday, free concert series, 6:30–9:30p. May 23: Scavenger Hunt at the Square, 11a–4p.

Peabody Memphis: 149 Union, 529-4000, peabodymemphis.com. Historic Downtown landmark hotel. 1st Wednesdays: Master Taster’s Club wine tasting, 5–6:30p, Chez Philippe. Thursdays thru Aug. 13: Rooftop Parties, 6–11p, ladies free till 7p. May 10: Mother's Day Brunch, 10:30a–3:30p, 529-4183.

Pink Palace Museum CTI 3D Giant Theater: 3050 Central, 636-2362, memphismuseums.org. Exhibits include Memphis history, geology, and America's first self-service grocery store. Thru Nov. 13: "Hidden Universe 3D," a journey to the birthplace of stars and beyond. Thru Nov. 13: "Humpback Whales 3D," close encounters of their ecological survival.

Playhouse on the Square: 66 S. Cooper, 726-4656, playhouseonthesquare.org. May 8–31: "Kiss Me, Kate," two divorced and flamboyantly egocentric performers star opposite each other. Jun. 19–Jul. 12: "The Gospel at Colonus," based on "Oedipus" and set in a contemporary African-American gospel church service.

Railroad and Trolley Museum: 545 S. Main, 590-3099, mrtm.org. The history, technology, and fun of railroading. May 30: Amtrak Train Days. All aboard! Drive a virtual train in the locomotive cab simulator and tour a real train on the tracks of Central Station. Trackside dining, 1931 touring bus, train-centric exhibitors, and choo-choo surprises.

Rhodes College: McCoy Theatre: 2000 N. Parkway, 843-3839, rhodes.edu. May 22–23: Memphis Children's Theatre Festival, Fri. 5:45p (bring a picnic!), Sat. 9:30a–5p, 485-4752, voicesofthesouth.org.

Run/Walk: May 9: Bluff City 10K at Overton Square Tower benefits Habitat for Humanity, 8a, 871-4414, bluffcity10k.racesonline.com. Jun. 6: Kidney Walk at Rhodes College benefits the National Kidney Foundation of West TN, 9a, 683-6185, kidneywalk.org. May 16: Catch A Cop Memorial 6K at Overton Park benefits police-support programs, 9a, racesonline.com/events/catch-a-cop-memorial-6k. May 21: Zoom through the Zoo at the Memphis Zoo benefits zoo programs, 6:30p, racesonline.com. Jun. 13: Gibson Guitar 5K at Second and Lt. Lee benefits St. Patrick Community Outreach, 7p, 274-2202, gibsonguitar5k.racesonline.com. Jun. 14: Cure HHT Team Memphis Walk at Shelby Farms benefits Cure HHT, 9a, curehhtmemphiswalk.causevox.com. Jun. 19: Crop Hop 5K at Memphis Farmers Market Pavilion benefits MFM health and nutrition programs, 6p, racesonline.com/events/memphis-farmers-market-crop-hop-5k. Jun. 28: Break-a-Leg 5K at the Orpheum Theatre benefits the Orpheum's education programs, 2p, 529-4280, orpheum-memphis.com.

Sharpe Planetarium: 3050 Central, 636-2362, memphismuseums.org. Ongoing: "Wonders of the Universe," a tour through the current night skies.

South Main Association: 578-7262, gosouthmain.com. 2nd Tuesdays: Monthly public information meeting: 6p social, 6:30p program. See website for details. Jun. 6: SMA at Memphis Farmers Market, 9a–noon, Downtown Central Station Pavilion.

South Main Historic Arts District: Between Vance and St. Paul, 578-7262, gosouthmain.com. Last Fridays: South Main Art Trolley Tour, shops, restaurants, and galleries stay open late, 6–9p.

Stax Museum of American Soul Music: 926 E. McLemore, 942-SOUL, staxmuseum.com. State-of-the-art museum at the original site of Stax Records. First Thursdays: Stax Fresh Trax, musician feedback sessions, 6–9p, memphismusic.org. Thru June 30: "Soul: Memphis's Original Sound — Photographs by Thom Gilbert," 80 portraits of Memphis-related soul music artists.

Tennessee Shakespeare Company: UofM Mainstage, 3745 Central, 759-0604, tnshakespeare.org. Jun. 4–21: "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Which is the illusion: our dreams or our waking lives?

Theatre Memphis: 630 Perkins Ext'd, 682-8323, theatrememphis.org. Thru May 10: "The Philadelphia Story," a witty look at the goings-on behind the scenes of a posh socialite wedding. Jun. 5–28: "Anything Goes," singing-dancing ocean liner overflows with wealth, sailors, a stowaway, gangsters, showgirls, and an evangelist.

TheatreWorks: 2085 Monroe, 274-7139, theatreworksmemphis.org. May 22–31: Bluff City Tri-Art Theatre: "Livin' Fat," a poor black family faces the moral dilemma of whether to keep a large sum of money they unexpectedly possess, 213-7444, eventbrite.com.

University of Memphis: Art Museum: Communication and Fine Arts Bldg. Room 142, 678-2224, memphis.edu/amum. Thru Jul. 2: "What I Kept," objects brought from women's countries of origin.

University of Memphis: Fogelman Center, 330 Innovation, 678-5410, memphis.edu/fecc. May 5: Memphis in May Architects of the World Lecture: Poland, 11:30a–1p, RSVP 525-3818.

Walking Tours: Downtown History: Host Jimmy Ogle, 604-5002, jimmyogle.com, free. Tuesdays:  Downtown tours, 11:45a, check website. May 17, Jun. 21: Memphis & Arkansas Bridge Walk, 2p, Crump Park on Metal Museum Drive. May 21, Jun. 18: Downtown Courthouse, noon, meet Adams & Second. May 31: Martyrs Park to Ashburn-Coppock Park, 2p, meet Martyrs Park.

W.C. Handy Performing Arts Park: 200 Beale, 526-0115, bealestreet.com. May 15–16: Navy Band Great Lakes: Bell Bottom Blues Band, 6p, www.netc.navy.mil/nstc/navyband.

Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum: 680 Adams, 526-1469, woodruff-fontaine.com. Restored 1870s French Victorian mansion. Thru May 3: "Timeless Romance," a new springtime collection of accessions brings the Jazz Age to mind.

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