There might be an Elvis sighting or two at the Harbor Town Dog Show: Who Let the Dogs Out? this Sunday in Nursery Park.
Nursery Park in Harbor Town, Downtown Memphis
Sun., Nov. 8, 12-4 p.m.
Choosing a place to live is such a personal endeavor. When a good friend was looking for a place to live in Memphis, after having been gone for a number of years, the task was quite daunting. There were so many neighborhoods that would be a perfect fit for her family. From the sleepy suburbs to eclectic and artsy midtown to historic downtown Memphis, the search was proving rather a difficult decision. But the perfect neighborhood was out there somewhere and quite by accident they found it. Leaning towards the downtown area, they were driving through Harbor Town one crisp fall day and saw quite a number of people walking in the same direction. Every person had a dog in tow. Where were all those people going? Why did they have their dogs? They decided to follow. What they found was the first Harbor Town Dog Show benefiting the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County. That was over a decade ago and Pam Mackey now runs the show that so enchanted the Mackey family of three, Pam, Ted. and Mozart the dog. You might also find yourself in Harbor Town on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a Fall Festival where Miss Cordelia's Neighborhood Grocery is launching a new growler station. See what I did there? Dog show, growler station—you might say Harbor Town is going to the dogs. You can also Howl at the Moon benefiting Street Dog Foundation on the south end of Downtown on Saturday.
Agricenter International, Showplace Arena,105 S. Germantown
Sat., Nov. 7, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
I don't know about you, but I am the curious sort. Taste, see, and experience the curiosities of India at this festival celebrating the culture of our far east neighbors. Nearer east neighbors will be having an art show and sale at St. George's this weekend. Not east at all is Broad Avenue Fall Art Walk., Dia de los Muertos Community Day, and MALTED, Memphis Made Brewing Company's second birthday.
The Orpheum, 203 S. Main
Sat., Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m.
This is a tradition for a deserving entity. Missing this casting call would be curtains.
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar
Sat., Nov. 7, 7 p.m.
There was a very clever young man who used to read books to my best friend me at the library when we were in high school. The clever part was that he claimed he could make any book sound rather racy just by adding pauses and tone inflections in all the right places. He enchanted us for hours on end with this and accepted our challenges of "any book" by choosing books we thought he could not possibly make sound racy. Mechanical engineering books, for instance, were magically transformed into steamy romance novels. Oh how times have changed. Teens really don't need to go to the library these days-much less to learn while amusing themselves—or do they? Cloud 901 is an area in Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.for teens only. This cloud is a one of a kind experience offering teens (ages 13-18) a place to brainstorm, create, present, and showcase art through high-tech digital skills learned through projects, workshops, individual and co-learning, and mentors. All that sounds well and good, but you have to see this to believe it. And adults, here is your one and only chance to party in Cloud901. We are talking state of the art 3D printing and cutting, green screen, sound lab, film making, coding and gaming, robotics, and so much more. This is free to any teen with a library card, but only one night for adults. Shelley Thomas and Diane Jalfon gave me a tour of the space and you do not want to miss this opportunity. Trust me, you'll be on Cloud901 at this party featuring craft beer, food, and entertainment by DJ Strang.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (1934 Poplar
Fri., Nov. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
There is a new show coming to town—a folk art show. Folk art is one of my favorites and I hope it's yours too because there will be plenty to peruse at this opening reception. Here's the catch, this is a member opening. So go get your membership to the Brooks. You wouldn't want to miss all this wonder, whimsy, and wild. This is also a perfect time to visit the Stax Museum of American Soul Music for a roundtable discussion on Friday and Trash to Treasure: A Stax Inspired Art Workshop with Frank D. Robinson, Jr. on Saturday..
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.