Sister Myotis and friends will scare you straight on Saturday at the Apocalypse House Party benefiting Voices of the South.
The Orpheum, 203 S. Main
Wed., Oct. 14, 7:30-10:15 p.m., Thu., Oct. 15, 7:30-10:15 p.m., Fri., Oct. 16, 8-10:45 p.m., Sat., Oct. 17, 2-4:45 & 8-10:45 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 18, 1-3:45 & 6:30-9:15 p.m.
Forced into a life of servitude by my cruel stepmother at a very young age, my only hope was a fairy godmother who transformed me into a beautiful princess. Oh, the horrors I endured before meeting my prince. Well, okay, perhaps that is not my story, but it was Julie Andrews' story who was cast in the title role for the 1957 Rodgers and Hammerstein's television production of Cinderella. It has stood the test of time and you are now invited to the ball as well. So put on your dancing shoes and be prepared to be whisked away to fairyland. Speaking of royalty, go see It's Who You Know at Evergreen Theatre this weekend. Chamber Stevens, who has rubbed elbows with Hollywood royalty, will be there performing this one man show.
Memphis Zoo, 2000 Prentiss Place in Overton Park
Sat., Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
As far as art events go, this one just seems elephant-tastic. The event is included in the price of Zoo admission and there will be an art auction of work by humans and animals. But if the usual artsy scene is your thing, there are plenty of artist receptions all about the town, like the one for WinterArts on Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at WKNO Studio, Diana Harvey's "Western Memoir: An Artist's Journey from Santa Fe to the Ozarks" on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at The Annesdale Park Gallery, John Torina's "Suenos de Costa Rica” on Friday from 6-9 p.m. at Jay Etkin Gallery, "Circuitous Succession Epilogue II" on Friday from 6-9 p.m. at Scottish Rite, or Annabelle Meacham's "Tacos or Sushi?" on Friday from 5:50-7:30 p.m. at Christian Brother's University Ross Gallery. Art is especially important this week as it is National Portfolio Day on Saturday at Memphis College of Art.
Soulsville, USA, Corner of Mississippi and Walker
Sat., Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
You will find a festival in every nook and cranny of Memphis this weekend. This one has soul. Get on the bus to Soulsville and have yourself some good times. Need more music? Memphis Music Hall Of Fame 2015 should give you an earful. Out of town? Deep Blues Festival takes over the whole city of Clarksdale. For a kosher festival check out 27th Annual ASBEE World Kosher BBQ Competition & Festival and MJCC Literary and Cultural Arts Festival. Kosher BBQ is available through Sunday and the Literary Festival has various events through mid-November. History buffs will enjoy International Archaeology Day and 4th Annual Heritage Festival. Have an affinity for outdoor sports? Set your sights on the Hunting & Wildlife Expo and Memphis Outdoor Festival or take your hunting dog on a run at The Fast & The Furriest 5K benefiting the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County. You can go Cooking for a Cure or get half-baked at CY Beerfest. I'm tired. There is more. Feel free to go routing around for more fun festivals in our calendar.
First Congregational Church, 1000 S. Cooper
Sat., Oct. 17, 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m.
On October 31st my mother loaded the wood paneled station wagon with four kids, probably a dog or cat or two, and maybe a stow-a-way neighbor kid. She would take us to the local K-Mart where we would find whatever was left over from the families who paid full price for their Halloween costumes. We'd get the discounted left-overs. If a Hulk mask and a Spiderman body suit were all that was left, we were the newest superhero—Spidey Hulk. The only other option was to go home and cut two holes in a sheet and go as a ghost—again. Oh how times have changed since the 70s. Should you need fashion tips for the endtimes this Halloween, Sister Myotis is here to help. Don't miss her Apocalyptic Party. Other frightening ways to celebrate the holiday are Wicked Ways Haunted House, Haunted Web of Horror, Spooky Nights, and Shadowlands Festival of Fear. For the little monsters try Kids Harvest Festival and Le Bonheur Zoo Boo.
Burke's Book Store, 936 S. Cooper
Sun., Oct. 18, 1-4 p.m.
Birthdays are important, especially the older you get. Can you believe Burke's is 140? Go have some cake with this delightful centenarian. While you are out hanging with the older crowd, don't forget that YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South is celebrating 160 years. Their party is at Minglewood on Friday.
For a full list of what’s happening in and around Memphis, check out our calendar of events. Also, be sure to tag your favorite Instragram photos of Memphis while you are out and about with #memphismagazine. I hope you have a great weekend.