Juan Rojo’s solo exhibition, “Musa,” will be the opening act for a new gallery on South Second featuring musical performances by Sean Murphy and Jim Spake.
Circuitous Succession Gallery, 500 S. Second
Fri., April 24, 6-9 p.m.
Jason Miller is finally opening his own gallery. And if you want to see it, I suggest you go this Friday where you can warm up for Cinco de Mayo too. The mixed-media art of Juan Rojo is distinctly Latino in flavor and texture and the music of Sean Murphy and Jim Spake will be exploring traditional, world, and improvisational music. I would suggest wearing something that doesn’t clash with pink. Though clashing would fit with Rojo’s singular muse “exploring the perversions of our patriarchal society trying to define and control the definition of the feminine.”
In another country, Bar-Kocva art has become all the rage. One-of-a-kind jewelry pieces fashioned from gold, silver, and titanium with semi-precious stones and ancient Roman glass will be on display — along with the artist — through the 28th as part of the Yom-Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut Celebration.
Top Dog Trade Center, 11625 Hwy. 64
Fri.-Sat., April 24-25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
There are a few markets of interest this weekend, but I am particularly fond of this one. Why? Quite frankly, I was eavesdropping on another table at Restaurant Iris a few years ago and heard talk of this market before it ever happened the first time. I love to be the first to find out about something quite by accident — if you consider leaning in and asking probing questions an accident. One of the organizers, a friend of a friend, has a wonderful eye and I can assure you the name “Southern Junkers” does not describe what you might find at this market. You are sure to find interesting and unique pieces in a fun festival-like atmosphere.
Out that same way, in Arlington, the annual Agnes Stark Pottery Spring Show will also be happening through the weekend as well as the Art and Antiques Market put on by the Brooks Museum League in Germantown . Closer to home the Broad Avenue Spring Art Walk happens on Friday while the V&E Art Walk and the 38th Annual Original Art Auction at Playhouse on the Square will be held Saturday.
There is absolutely no excuse to not splurge this weekend. You are welcome.
Huey’s Midtown, 1927 Madison
Sun., April 26, 2 p.m.-midnight
Anyone who does not have a fond memory of Memphis involving a visit to Huey’s over the last 45 years can start right now — or on Sunday. As you wish.
Other notable noshing events this weekend include the Southern Hot Wing Festival benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Memphis, Downtown Walking Food Tour, and Flavors of Memphis benefiting the American Liver Foundation.
No one leaves Memphis hungry. No one.
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 155 Market
Sat., April 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
I like this event because it benefits those wonderful folks at St. Mary’s Kitchen and the services they provide to those less fortunate in Memphis. Fortunately for us this benefit includes two other things I really dig, namely beer and bluegrass music.
The beer trail is hot this weekend with a casual Hopped event celebrating Memphis Made Brewery new beer releases and Crafted: A Celebration of Hand-Crafted Beers & Locally Crafted Foods at the Brooks Museum.
Put aside your beer stein on Sunday. Beale Street Wine Race. Do I really need to elaborate? I mean, it’s nearly a national holiday at this point.
Gold Strike Casino, 1010 Casino Center, Tunica
Sat., April 25, 3 & 7 p.m.
Having only seen Hanna on television, usually terrorizing David Letterman, I am just thrilled to have him in our vicinity. Anyone who loves animals will surely be in Mississippi on Saturday to see what this wildlife advocate has in store. I could watch this man all day talk about and handle animals. His love for the creatures just really shines through. Family man, animal advocate, and easy on the eyes — wild horses couldn’t keep me away. Yes, I have a celebrity crush. You should too.
Speaking of terror, I just wanted to mention the Over the Edge Memphis event benefiting Orphanos. You are likely to meet one of Hanna’s birds of prey up there propelling from the top of the Memphis Hilton. If it’s your thing, check it out. I will be firmly planted on the ground — watching.
For a full list of what’s happening this weekend in and around Memphis, check out our calendar of events. Also, be sure to tag your favorite Instagram photos of Memphis while you are out and about with the #memphisflyer hashtag. I hope you have a great weekend.