Listen To Me Marlon screens at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art while The 2015 Unreal Film Fest kicks off at Evergreen Theatre on Sunday.
Jay Etkin Gallery, 942 Cooper
Fri., Oct. 2, 6-7 p.m.
There are so many wonderful goings on in Memphis. These five things turn into 50 each week. So I am going to try to let you in on some fine events not in Memphis Flyer: We Recommend. I am instead going to ask you to mouse over that link and get those fine goings on from there, you know, events like 4th Annual Best Memphis Burger Fest, Puppy Up! Memphis, Roundhouse Revival: Round 2, Urban Barn Market, Vin-A-Que, Terror In a Toga—oh, there I go again. Meanwhile, check out this coalescence of dance and visual art in Cooper-Young where work on display in gallery will be interpreted by dancers via body movement. This artsy event is part of the Cooper-Young Art Tour every first Friday of the month.
Douglas Road Park, Douglas and Memphis-Arlington
Fri.-Sat., Oct. 2-3
Our neighboring communities are going all out this weekend. Granted, Arlington is not Memphis and you might ask yourself, 'What do they know about barbecue?' I'm guessing they know plenty. You might even see some Memphis favorites out there along with arts and crafts, shopping, and fun for the whole family. Further out is the Reelfoot Lake Arts & Crafts Festival all weekend at Reelfoot Lake State Park and 4th Annual Afternoon of Art Festival in Fisherville at the Civic Club. Want to stay closer to home but feel like you are out there somewhere? Fuller Fest is full-on Saturday at T.O. Fuller State Park. This little jewel will feature a one mile walk/run, basketball, birds of prey program, classic cars, and more.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood, 387 Perkins Ext.
Sat., Oct. 3, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Some of my first memories were on my family's orange pleather plaid couch as a child crowded around my mother with my brothers as she read us stories from actual books. We had the real deal in the 70s. None of this Kindle stuff. The anticipation before turning the page was excruciating. If you love books too, help The Booksellers at Laurelwood celebrate 30 years of supplying Memphis and the Mid-South with wonderful stories and opportunities to meet the people who write them.
Sat., Oct. 3, 7-9 p.m.
Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling
Who doesn't love a ukulele?—and dinner? Speaking of stage, this is the closing weekend for The Gin Game at Theatre Memphis. Our good friends Carlene and Carter Spence just celebrated their 44th wedding anniversary by seeing this two-person play. What made it even more special is that the performers have been married off stage for 45 years. How sweet is that?
The Evergreen Theatre, 1705 Poplar
This is unreal. A whole festival showing sci-fi, horror, and fantasy films from around the world and genre films from local mid-south filmmakers. It kicks off Sunday. Check out the full line-up. For all you film buffs, Listen To Me Marlon will also be screening on Sunday at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. For all who thought Brando was just a tough guy, this documentary will reveal a brutally honest side of the famous actor who created a vast archive of personal audio and visual materials over the course of his lifetime, often deeply confessional and completely without vanity or evasion.
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.