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September Events

SPECIAL EVENTS

Sep. 2: Whet Tuesday. Join in a foundry class, explore museum galleries, whet your appetite with specialty drinks or food-truck fare, listen to live music, or simply enjoy the sunset on the river. 5–7p, Metal Museum, 774-6380, metalmuseum.org.

Sep. 4: The Peabody's 145th Anniversary. A dinner celebration of the South's Grand Hotel and its 145 years of building a legacy in Memphis, featuring chefs of Peabody past. 7p, Chez Philippe, RSVP 529-4188, peabodymemphis.com.

Sep. 5–7: Rock For Love 8. Concerts at Crosstown, Overton Square, and the Levitt Shell rock out to benefit the Church Health Center. 272-7170, rockforlove.org.

Sep. 6: Zoo Rendezvous. Pounce on a wild time at The Great Catsby, with four bands and more than 80 restaurants and bars to benefit the Memphis Zoo. 7–10:30p, Memphis Zoo, 333-6757, memphiszoo.org.

Sep. 6–7: Germantown Festival. More than 400 arts and crafts vendors, Kid Zone, Running of the Weenies, auto show, and other family entertainment. Sat. 9:30a–6p, Sun. noon–6p, Civic Club Complex, 757-9212, germantownfest.com.

The closing reception for “Protective Ornament: Contemporary Armor to Amulets” at the Metal Museum is Sep. 5, 5–7 p.m.

courtesy Metal Museum

Sep. 10: Voices of Yellow Fever. The history of the 1878 yellow fever epidemic comes alive through the stories of those who experienced it, in this live theater performance. Noon, Elmwood Cemetery, 774-3212, elmwoodcemetery.org.

Sep. 11: Conversation+Cocktails. Informal discussions with Memphis artists explore how the built environment affects their work, and how their work affects the architectural fabric of the city. 6–8p, AIA Memphis, 511 S. Main, 525-3818, aiamemphis.org.

Sep. 11–13: Southern Heritage Classic Cultural Celebration. Memphis's premier sports and entertainment extravaganza includes concerts, VIP parties, golf tournaments, college fair, conferences, parade, battle of the bands, and more. 398-6655, southernheritageclassic.com.

Sep. 13: Cooper-Young Festival. The biggest party of the summer! 17 bands on three stages, more than 435 art vendors, children's area, food, and blocks of creativity. 9a–7p, 276-7222, cooperyoungfestival.com.

Sep. 13: Museum Day. Participating museums across the city offer free or discounted admission prices throughout the day. For a list of museums: facebook.com/downtownmuseumday.

Sep. 13: Japanese Festival. The Midsouth's largest celebration of Japanese culture, food, arts, and activities. Asian market tent, performances, and hands-on fun. 10a–4p, Botanic Garden, 636-4100, memphisbotanicgarden.com.

Sep. 13: Southern Heritage Classic. Football rivals Jackson State and Tennessee State meet on the gridiron, surrounded by fanfare, pageantry, tailgating, special halftime show, and the famous Classic 5th Quarter. 6p, Liberty Bowl Stadium, 398-6655, southernheritageclassic.com.

Sep. 14: Architects Bike Tour: Downtown. Architect-led bike tour highlights sustainability and environmentally friendly designs throughout Downtown. 9a, AIA Memphis, 511 S. Main, 525-3818, aiamemphis.org.

Sep. 15: Baddour Fashion Show and Auction. Luncheon benefiting The Baddour Center features Baddour choir, The Miracles, children's and ladies fashions, silent auction, and program. 11:30a, Hilton Memphis, 888-4BADDOUR, baddour.org.

Sep. 18: Autumn Walking Tour and Toast to the Dahlias. Garden tour with dahlia expert Brent Heath of Gloucester, VA, followed by a toast to the dahlias and Art After Dark event. 5p, Dixon Gallery, 761-5250, dixon.org.

Sep. 18: Downtown Memphis Commission Annual Party. Meet the city's movers and shakers, get informed on current Downtown events, and enjoy your community friends and neighbors. 4–7p, free. The Columns at One Commerce Square, 575-0540, downtownmemphis.com.

Sep. 18: Art for Jobs. Art show and sale featuring more than 70 local artists to raise funds and awareness for Advance Memphis, helping people in 38126 move from poverty to stability. 5–8p, free. 769 Vance, 543-8525, advancememphis.org.

Sep. 19–20: St. Jude Ride Memphis. 24-hour, team-relay cycling event for riders of all ages. Live music, food, and cycling fun. Form teams of 12 or fewer to raise funds for St. Jude. 6p–6p, Tom Lee Park, 800-238-6030, stjude.org/ride.

Sep. 20: Tour De Coop. Guided and self-guided bicycle tour of urban chicken coops, gardens, and beehives to benefit GrowMemphis. 8a, Wiseacre Brewing, 2783 Broad, growmemphis.org/tour-de-coop.

Sep. 20: The Greenway Soiree. "Wilderness chic" attire and lounge chairs welcome at this adults-only fundraiser for The Wolf River Conservancy, featuring the Wolf River Rednecks. 6–9p, Wolf River Greenway, 452-6500, wolfriver.org.

Sep. 20: Crescent Club Charity Classic. Inspired cuisine, auction, and live music by Stax Music Academy students to benefit the academy. 6:30p, Crescent Club, 946-2535, soulsvillefoundation.org.

Sep. 21: Best Memphis Burger Fest. Premier burger-eating and cooking competition offers bites of different types of burgers from a variety of cooks. Live music, prizes, and showmanship. 10:30a–6p, Minglewood Hall, bestmemphisburgerfest.com.

Sep. 27: Mid-South Pride Festival and Parade. Musicians, bands, speakers, dancers, and other performers join food vendors and 80 vendor and info booths in a salute to Midsouth pride. 10a–6p, Robert Church Park, 283-1116, midsouthpride.org.

Sep. 27: Big Scoop Ice Cream Festival. All-you-can-eat frozen treats galore, live music, games, and family-friendly fun to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities Memphis. 11a–4p, AutoZone Park, bigscoopmemphis.com.

Sep. 27: Cycle of Life Tour. Tour the area's first garden-movement cemetery — on your bike! The rolling hills of Elmwood provide moderate exercise while a guide entertains you with stories from the past. 10:30a, Elmwood Cemetery, 774-3212, elmwoodcemetery.org.

Sep. 27: An Evening of Change. Keynote speaker Dr. Evelyn Wynn-Dixon shares her transition from homelessness to becoming the mayor of Riverdale, GA. Dinner, entertainment, and auction benefits The RISE Foundation. 7p, Hilton Memphis, 507-6644, risememphis.org.

Sep. 28: DNA Riverboat Ride. All aboard! One-hour cruise offers a unique perspective of Memphis, history tidbits, cash bar, and photo opportunities to benefit the Downtown Neighborhood Association. 5p, Beale Street Landing, 218-7384, memphisdna.org.

Sep. 28: SPAYtacular. Music by Ciera Ouellette, Brandon Ticer, and Tommy LoBianco. Silent auction, wine, beer, and Ecco food to benefit Mid-South Spay & Neuter. 3–6p, Ecco, 1585 Overton Park, 324-3202, spaymemphis.org.

Sep. 30: Vine to Wine at the Garden. It's a BBQ feast in My Big Backyard with a down-home (but grown-up) party. Live music by Minor Street Strings and eats by Central BBQ. 6–8p, Botanic Garden, 636-4100, memphisbotanicgarden.com.

Concerts International begins its 2014–2015 season with “Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center,” Sep. 16, 7:30 p.m., at the University of Memphis.

courtesy Concerts International

AROUND TOWN EVENTS

Agricenter International: 7777 Walnut Grove, 757-7777, agricenter.org. See website for complete events listing. Thru Sep. 7: Delta Fair & Music Festival, 867-7007, deltafest.com. Sep. 20–21, Sep. 27–28: Memphis Flea Market, 276-3532, memphisfleamarket.com.

Art Village Gallery: 410 S. Main, 521-0782, artvillagegallery.com. Ephraim Urevbu’s permanent collection and artist showcases from exotic lands.

Ballet Memphis: 7950 Trinity, 737-7322, balletmemphis.org. (Also see Orpheum Theatre and Playhouse on the Square.) Sep. 6: Midsummer Night's Dream, 7:30p, Botanic Garden.

Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center: 3663 Appling, 385-6440, bpacc.org. Sep. 12: John Corbett Band, 8p. Sep. 25–28: Bartlett Repertory Co.: Steve Martin's "The Underpants."

Beale Street: Between S. Main and Fourth, 529-0999, bealestreet.com, bealestreetmerchants.com. Home of the blues at the crossroads of rock 'n' roll. Wednesdays thru Sep. 24: Bikes on Beale, 6–10p. 4th Tuesdays thru Oct. 28: Hot Rods on Beale, 6–10p.

Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art: Pembroke Square, 119 S. Main, 523-ARTS, belzmuseum.org.  

Bicycle Rides (helmets required): 1st & 3rd Saturdays thru Oct. 18: Bill's Downtown Bike Rides, 9a, Memphis Farmers Market Pavilion, memphisfarmersmarket.org.

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. Thru Sep. 7: "Marisol: Sculptures and Works on Paper," works by Marisol Escobar that elucidate her artistic evolution through various media, including bronze casting, wood carving, assemblage, terracotta, drawing, and printmaking. Thru Sep. 21: "The Eclectic Sixties," works culled from Brooks's permanent collection.

Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary's School: 60 Perkins Ext'd, 537-1483, buckmanartscenter.com. Thru Sep. 19: Levy Gallery: "Thunder and Lightning and Other Stories," paintings and etchings by Carol Buchman; reception Aug. 8, 5:30–7:30p. Sep. 26: Suzy Bogguss, folk, country, and bluegrass tradition, 8p. Sep. 26–Oct. 31: Levy Gallery: "Love Letter (to Light)," watercolors by Carla Lobmier; reception Sep. 27, 5:30–7:30p.

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.

Center for Southern Folklore: 119 & 123 S. Main, Pembroke Square, 525-3655, southernfolklore.com. A showcase of folk art, Southern music, and food.

Children’s Museum of Memphis: 2525 Central, 458-2678, cmom.com. See website for daily programs, clubs, and activities. Thru Sep. 1: H2Oh! Splash spray park exhibit. Sep. 6: Games with Grandparents, 10a–1p.

Christian Brothers University: Beverly & Sam Ross Art Gallery: 650 E. Parkway S., 321-3243, cbu.edu. Thru Oct. 2: "Face It Memphis!" 106 photographic portraits.

Chucalissa Archaeological Museum: 1987 Indian Village, 785-3160, memphis.edu/chucalissa. Prehistoric American Indian archaeological site dates back to the 15th century. Sep. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Dec. 13: Volunteer Days, 9a–1p, drop in, no RSVP needed.

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 Sep. 14: "The Best of Enemies," the true story of hatred turned to lasting friendship between a black civil rights activist and an exalted cyclops of the KKK.

The Art Museum of the University of Memphis presents selections from its collection of Andy Warhol portrait Polaroids in “Andy Warhol Portraits: Art and Irony,” on view through Sep. 13. The exhibit reveals the process behind the portraits, which in turn reveals the sitters — whether stars or suburbanites — as ordinary people eager for their moment of reflected glory.

courtesy AMUM

Concerts International: UofM Harris Concert Hall, 527-3067, concertsinternationalmemphis.org. Sep. 16: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, 7:30p.

Cooper-Young Historic District: Cooper–Young Intersection, Midtown, 276-7222, cooperyoung.biz. 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.

Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange: 65 Union, 531-7826, memphiscottonmuseum.org. The story of how a plant built the Bluff City.

David Lusk Gallery: 4540 Poplar, 767-3800, davidluskgallery.com. Sep. 3–Oct. 11: "and" by Greely Myatt.

Davies Manor Plantation Museum: 3570 Davieshire, 386-0715, daviesmanorplantation.org. Shelby County’s oldest log house. Open Apr.–Dec.

D’Edge Art and Unique Treasures: 550 S. Main, 521-0054, dedgeart.com. Works by George Hunt, Debra Edge, Philip Eubanks, Rosa Jordan, John Sadowski, and others.

Dinner Theater: Death Du Jour Mystery Theater, Spaghetti Warehouse, 40 Huling, 210-0545, deathdujourmysteries.com. Sep. 20: "I Shot You, Babe!" a trip to the races, to be taken to the cleaners, 7p.

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. Thru Sep. 1: Free admission for active military personnel and their families. Sep. 5: Art on Tap, 6–9p. Sep. 18: Autumn Walking Tour and Toast to the Dahlias, 5p. Thru Oct. 5: "Charles Courtney Curran: Seeking the Ideal," the first major exhibition devoted to the American realist/Impressionist artist since his death in 1942. Thru Oct. 5: "Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at 100."

Downtown Neighborhood Association: 521-9552, memphisdna.org. Sep. 23: Monthly public information meeting every 4th Tuesday: 6p social, 6:30p program. See website for details.

Elmwood Cemetery: 824 S. Dudley, 774-3212, elmwoodcemetery.org. Historic 1852 grounds are the area's first garden-movement cemetery. Sep. 10: Voices of Yellow Fever, live theater performance, noon. Sep. 13: Yellow Fever History Tour, 10:30a. Sep. 27: Cycle of Life Tour, bicycle tour, 10:30a.

Farmers Markets: Mondays–Saturdays thru Sep. 30: Urban Farms Market, Mon–Fri 8a–6p, Sat 9a–3p, Tillman and Sam Cooper, 503-9653, facebook.com/urbanfarms. Tuesdays thru Oct. 28: Church Health Center Wellness, 10a–2p, 1115 Union, churchhealthcenter.org. Wednesdays thru Oct. 29: Botanic Garden, 2–6p, 750 Cherry, 636-4100, memphisbotanicgarden.com. Thursdays thru Nov. 20: South Memphis Farmers Market, 10a–6p, 1400 Mississippi, 946-9675, somefm.org. Saturdays thru Oct. 25: Memphis Farmers Market Downtown, 7a–1p, Central Train Station Pavilion, S. Front and G.E. Patterson, memphisfarmersmarket.org. Saturdays Year-Round: Cooper-Young Community, 8a–1p, 1000 S. Cooper, 725-2221, cycfm.org.

One of the most acclaimed singer/songwriters of the past 30 years, Suzy Bogguss balances folk, country, and bluegrass tradition with mainstream sensibility. The Grammy-winning songstress performs Sep. 26 at Buckman Arts Center.

courtesy Buckman Arts Center

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. Oct. 5: Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour, 7p.

Fire Museum of Memphis: 118 Adams, 636-5650, firemuseum.com. A hot time for all ages.

Gallery Fifty Six: 2256 Central, 276-1251, galleryfiftysix.com. Sep. 5–26: "Right in Front of Me," paintings and drawings by Shamek Weddle; reception Sep. 5, 5–8p.

Germantown Performing Arts Center: 1801 Exeter, 751-7500, gpacweb.com. Also see Memphis Symphony Orchestra listing. Sep. 19: Jazz in the Box: Susan Marshall, 7p & 8:30p. Sep. 27: Dr. John: Tribute to Louis Armstrong, 8p.

Gibson Guitar Factory & Showcase: 145 Lt. George W. Lee, 543-0800, gibson.com. Factory tours show the intricate process of building guitars.

Golf Tournaments: Sep. 5: AIA Memphis Golf Open at Colonial Country Club, 11a, 525-3818, aiamemphis.org. Sep. 12: Ken Sossaman Memorial Golf Tournament at Tunica National benefits the Orpheum's education programs, 8a & 1p, 529-4280, orpheum-memphis.com. Sep. 13: Ed "Too Tall" Jones Golf Classic at Tunica National benefits Southern Heritage Classic, 8a, 398-6655, southernheritageclassic.com.

Graceland: 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd, 800-238-2000, 332-3322, elvis.com. The home of Elvis Presley.

Harrell Performing Arts Theatre: 440 W. Powell, Collierville, 457-2780, harrelltheatre.org. Sep. 12–21: Oklahoma!

Hattiloo Theatre: 37 S. Cooper, 525-0009, hattiloo.org. Thru Sep. 14: "Stick Fly," longstanding family tensions reach a boiling point as two newcomers butt heads over issues of race and privilege. Sep. 26–28: New Ballet Ensemble: "Freefall," 726-9225, newballet.org.

“Right In Front of Me,” paintings and drawings by Shamek Weddle, opens at Gallery Fifty Six on Sep. 5, 5– 8p.m.

courtesy Gallery Fifty Six

Jack Robinson Gallery of Photography: 44 Huling, 576-0708, robinsonarchive.com. Works of Jack Robinson and other fine arts photographers. Open by appointment only.

Joysmith Gallery: 46 Huling, 543-0505. African-American artists plus ancestral and contemporary art. Open by appointment only.

Kroc Center: 800 E. Parkway S., 729-8007, krocmemphis.org. See website for fitness programs, swimming activities, cultural events, and educational opportunities. Sep. 6, Oct. 18, Nov. 8, Dec. 6: Parents' Night Out, for youth 6 months–12 years, 4–8p. Sep. 12–21: Stage Door Productions: "Wind in the Willows: Mr. Toad's Mad Adventures," 729-8029, stagedoormemphis.org.

Landers Center: 4560 Venture Dr., Southaven, MS, 662-342-4842, landerscenter.com. See website for complete events listing. Sep. 12: Classic Music Festival with Charlie Wilson, Joe, and Mint Condition, 7:30p.

Leadership Memphis Gallery 363: 363 S. Main, 278-0016, allenprojectsonline.com. Open by appointment only. Sep. 26: Livable Cities: Sustainable Design by Memphis Architects, 6–8p.

LeMoyne-Owen College: 807 Walker, 435-1000, loc.edu. Sep. 12: Greek Showdown Step Show, 7p, 603-9003, memphisalumnaedst.org.

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. Fridays thru Sep. 5: Indie Memphis Concert Film Series, dusk, free, indiememphis.com. Sep. 5–Oct. 12: Fall Concert Series.

Library: Benjamin L. Hooks Central: 3030 Poplar, 415-2700, memphislibrary.org. See website for classes, workshops, and programs.

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. Sep. 11–Nov. 21: Scarecrows!

Live at the Garden Summer Concert Series: Memphis Botanic Garden, 636-4107, liveatthegarden.com, ticketmaster.com. Gates open at 6:30p. Sep. 20: Darius Rucker with guest Sam Hunt.

Magevney House: Victorian Village, 198 Adams, 523-1484, memphismuseums.org. One of Memphis's oldest remaining residences. 1st Saturdays: Open 1–4p, free.

Mallory-Neely House: Victorian Village, 652 Adams, 523-1484, memphismuseums.org. The only historic home in Memphis to retain most of its original furnishings.

Memphis Botanic Garden: 750 Cherry, 636-4100, memphisbotanicgarden.com. See website for classes, workshops, lunch & learns, camps, receptions, and lectures. Sep. 13: Japanese Festival, 10a–4p. Sep. 28: Dog Day at the Garden, 2–5p.

Memphis College of Art — Downtown: 477 S. Main, 272-5100, mca.edu. Thru Sep. 19: "Between Canvas and Frame."

Memphis College of Art — Midtown: 1930 Poplar, 272-5100, mca.edu. Works by students and alumni in all media. Thru Oct. 3: "Constructions" and "Horn Island 30"; reception Sep. 6, 5:30–6:30p.

Memphis International Raceway: 5500 Victory Lane, Millington, 969-7223, racemir.com. See website for list of racing activities and events. Thursdays thru Sep.: Test N Tune, 6:30p. Sep 12: Street Warz, 8:30p. Sep. 13, 27: Summit Bracket Racing, 4p. Sep. 26: Midnight Madness, 7:30p.

Memphis Riverboats: Beale Street Landing, 251 Riverside, 527-BOAT, memphisriverboats.net. Open Mar–Oct.; private charters year-round. Sightseeing cruises, dinner & music cruises, and airboat rides.

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 January 2015: "60 Years of Rock 'n' Roll."

Memphis Zoo: 2000 Prentiss Place, 333-6500, memphiszoo.org. See website for workshops, classes, and clubs.

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. Sep. 2: Whet Tuesday, after-hours museum party, 5–7p. Thru Sep. 7: "Protective Ornament: Contemporary Armor to Amulets," protection and empowerment in the face of everyday perils; closing reception Sep. 5, 5–7p. Sep. 12–Nov. 30: Master Metalsmith Myra Mimlitsch-Gray displays her meticulous workmanship, sense of history, and unexpected playfulness; reception Oct. 5, 5p. Sep. 13: Museum Day, 2-for-1 admission.

Midsouth Fairgrounds and Tiger Lane: 940 Early Maxwell. Sep. 6: Convoy of Hope Midsouth, 10a–3p, 888-926-4592, convoyofhope.org/midsouth.

Minglewood Hall: 1555 Madison, 312-6058, minglewoodhall.com. See website for complete events listing.

“Fertile Ground” showcases Collage dance Collective’s powerful dynamism and reputation for balancing innovation and tradition: Playhouse on the Square, Sep. 12–14.

courtesy Collage dance Collective

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.

Mud Island Park: 125 N. Front, 576-7241, mudisland.com. America's premier Mississippi River park and museum. Open Apr.–Oct.

National Civil Rights Museum: 450 Mulberry, 521-9699, civilrightsmuseum.org. Chronicles the key episodes and legacy of the American civil rights movement.

Opera Memphis: Clark Opera Memphis Center, 6745 Wolf River Pkwy, 257-3100, operamemphis.org. Sep 1–30: 30 Days of Opera, performances every day, free, throughout the city. Check website for locations.

Orpheum Theatre: 203 S. Main, 525-3000, 800-982-2787, orpheum-memphis.com. "The South's Finest Theater." Thru Sep. 5: Classic Summer Movie Series, 7p. Sep. 9: Needtobreathe, 8p. Sep. 10: Comedian Aziz Ansari, 8p. Sep. 11: Classic Concert: Empress of Soul Gladys Knight with special guest Jammin' Jay Lamont, 8p. Sep. 12: Classic Comedy Jam, 8p. Sep 19: Penn & Teller, 8p. Sep. 24–Oct. 5: Broadway: "The Phantom of the Opera," thephantomoftheopera.com.

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. Sep. 4: The Peabody's 145th Anniversary Dinner, 7p, Chez Philippe, RSVP 529-4188.

Pinch District: North Main and Jackson, east of The Pyramid. Memphis's first neighborhood includes live music, pubs, and retail.

Pink Palace Museum: 3050 Central, 320-6362, memphismuseums.org. Exhibits include Memphis history, geology, and America's first self-service grocery store. Thru Sep. 1: "Twice Bitten: Giant Insects and Live Tarantulas." Thru Oct. 11: "I AM an Icon," how the "I Am a Man" sign has served as an icon for social, political, and artistic expressions. Thru Oct. 26: "Makin' Whoopee," wedding and trousseau clothing from the '20s and '30s.

Arts and crafts, Kids Zone, Running of the Weenies, and food, family, and fun at the 43rd Annual Germantown Festival, Sep. 6–7. See Special Events listing.

courtesy Germantown Festival

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. 21: "Flight of the Butterflies," the remarkable monarch butterfly migration and the scientist who spent 40 years with them. "Tornado Alley 3D," join storm chaser Sean Casey. Thru Dec. 31: "Jerusalem," explore the crossroads of civilization and faith. Thru Jan. 9: "Meerkats 3D," the twists and turns of life in the Kalahari Desert.

Playhouse on the Square: 66 S. Cooper, 726-4656, playhouseonthesquare.org. Thru Sep. 7: "Mary Poppins," the Banks children's new nanny is like none they could ever imagine. Sep. 12–14: Collage dance Collective: "Fertile Ground," five new works by up-and-coming and nationally acclaimed choreographers. Sep. 25–Oct. 12: "One Man, Two Guvnors," an award-winning celebration of British comedy.

Railroad and Trolley Museum: 545 S. Main, 590-3099, mrtm.org. The history, technology, and fun of railroading. Oct. 4: Save the Date! Central Station's centennial celebrations are being planned.

Run/Walk: Sep. 1: Chick-fil-A 5K at AutoZone Park benefits Junior Achievement, 9a, 366-7800, chickfila5k.com. Sep. 7: The Color Run at Liberty Bowl Stadium benefits DeNeuville Learning Center, 8a, thecolorrun.com. Sep. 12: Cooper-Young Festival Friday 4-Miler at Cooper and Young benefits Cooper-Young Community Assoc., 7p, cooperyoung4miler.racesonline.com. Sep. 20: GEP 5K for Pre-K Run/Walk at 868 N. Manassas benefits Porter-Leath, 8a, 577-2500, porterleath.org. Sep. 27: Miles for Meals at Audubon Park benefits Mid-South Food Bank, 8:30a, 527-0841, midsouthfoodbank.org. Sep. 28: Puppy Up! Memphis Walk at Overton Park Rainbow Lake Pavilion benefits 2 Million Dogs Foundation, 1:45p, puppyup.org.

Segway Experience of Memphis Tours: Peabody Hotel, 149 Union, 529-4108, segwayofmemphistours.com. Two-hour tours of the city on personal Segway gliders.

Sharpe Planetarium: 3050 Central, 636-2362, memphismuseums.org. Thru Sep. 14: "Starlit Nights," a journey across summer night skies. Thru Sep. 14: "Hubble Vision 2," a fascinating tour of the cosmos.

Shelby Farms Park: 500 N. Pine Lake, 767-PARK, shelbyfarmspark.org. The largest metropolitan park in the country.

Slavehaven Underground Railroad Museum: 826 N. Second, 527-3427, heritagetoursmemphis.com.

Soulsville USA: 926 E. McLemore, 942-SOUL, staxmuseum.com. Historic music neighborhood.

South Main Association: 578-7262, southmainassociation.com. Sep. 9: Monthly public information meeting every 2nd Tuesday: 6p social, 6:30p program. See website for details.

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.

Southland Park Gaming & Racing: I-40 & I-55, exit 279A, West Memphis, 870-735-3670, southlandgreyhound.com.

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. Thru Oct. 31: "And the Grammy Goes to Memphis," a showcase of the various Grammy Awards for music attributed to this region.

Sue Layman Designs: 125 E. G.E. Patterson, 409-7870, suelaymandesigns.com. Bold shapes and bright colors by renowned Memphis artist. Open by appt. Sep. 26: Wine reception during South Main Trolley Night, 6–9p.

Sun Studio: 706 Union, 521-0664, sunstudio.com. Where rock 'n' roll was born.

Theatre Memphis: 630 Perkins Ext'd, 682-8323, theatrememphis.org. Thru Sep. 14: "The Addams Family," regional premiere of the weird and wonderful world of Charles Addams's creations. Sep. 19–Oct. 5: "The Member of the Wedding," tomboy Frankie comes of age in a small Southern town in the '40s.

Tom Lee Park: Riverside between Beale and Georgia. 30-acre park stretches 1.5 miles along the Mississippi River.

“Face It Memphis!” is a collection of 106 photographic portraits by 19 local photographers, on exhibit at the Beverly & Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University, Thru Oct. 2. Above: “Wigged Survivor” by Rog Spahr.

courtesy CBU

University of Memphis: Art Museum: Communication and Fine Arts Bldg. Room 142, 678-2224, memphis.edu/amum. Thru Sep. 13: "Andy Warhol Portraits: Art and Irony," portrait Polaroids. "Follow Me," sculptures by Andrew James Williams. "The Hunting Set," Shara Rowley Plough's seven-year exploration of conspicuous consumption and material culture. Sep. 20–Nov. 26: "Juvenile-in-Justice: Photographs by Richard Ross," multidisciplinary project documents the placement and treatment of American juveniles. "Perceptions of Me," how Memphis teens perceive themselves.

Uptown Neighborhood: 525-4880, uptownmemphis.org.

Victorian Village: 671 Jefferson, 523-0235, victorianvillageinc.org. Grand 19th-century Victorian homes and mansions.

Walking Tours: Downtown History: Host Jimmy Ogle, 604-5002, jimmyogle.com, free. Sep. 18: Downtown Courthouse, noon, Adams & Second. Sep. 14: Memphis & Arkansas Bridge Walk, Crump Park, 2p. Sep. 16: Manhole Cover & History Tour, Union & Front, 11:45a; Sep. 23: Beale Street Landing, 251 Riverside, 11:45a; Sep. 30: South Main Street, Hotel Chisca, 11:45a.

W.C. Handy Home: 352 Beale, 527-3427, wchandymemphis.org. Former home of the Father of the Blues.

W.C. Handy Performing Arts Park: 200 Beale, 526-0115, bealestreet.com.

Withers Collection Museum & Gallery: 333 Beale, 523-2344, thewitherscollection.com. The former photography studio of legendary photographer Ernest C. Withers.

Woodruff-Fontaine House Museum: 680 Adams, 526-1469, woodruff-fontaine.com. Restored 1870s French Victorian mansion.

YMCA Fogelman Downtown: 245 Madison, 527-9622, ymcamemphis.org. Swim lessons, exercise classes, weight equipment, and coaching. Sep. 2–30: Dance Lesson of the Month: Waltz, Tue. & Thu., 8–9p.

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