Photo Courtesy of Theatre Memphis
Debbie Sings at Theatre Memphis
Theatre Memphis, 630 Perkins Ext.
Starts July 15. Fridays, Saturdays, 8-10 p.m., Sundays, 2-4 p.m. and Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Continues through July 31
At the start of any given performance, Debbie Litch the Executive Director of Theatre Memphis is prone to personally welcome theatre guests. For this performance, Litch is the main attraction. First presented for Theatre Memphis donors, and now for the public, Debbie Sings: Judy, Just for You will take you through Garland’s early movie years to her triumphant Carnegie Hall performance. And just to be clear, if you are not a donor, there is no reason not to say, “I think I will, For Me and My Gal.”
Photo by Flickr User Shari's Berries
Wine Down: Southern Summer Desserts
The Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park
Fri., July 15, 6-8 p.m.
Rule #1, you shall not go hungry this weekend. Perhaps before you Wine Down with Southern Summer Desserts, take advantage of Memphis Flyer Burger Week offering $5 burgers at participating restaurants. Don’t feel like leaving the office but have a minimum order of $15? Get those burgers delivered by Chef Shuttle. We have you covered. It’s also Belgian Beer Week at Flying Saucer celebrating Belgian Independence Day with rare tappings and swag. Should your philanthropic belly need filling, partake in the Pasta Dinner at Deja Vu on Main Street . Youth Track and Field of Memphis is having a fundraising dinner to assist with the costs incurred for athletes traveling to Sacramento, CA to compete in the USATF National Junior Olympics. Go eat, Memphis.
Memphis Caribbean Jerk Festival
Water Tower Pavilion on Broad, 2542 Broad
Sat., July 16, 12-9 p.m.
Celebrate jerk style this Saturday in Memphis. And by jerk, we don’t mean you have to exhibit crude behavior—this is a fun family event, after all. Jerk style on Broad Avenue this weekend celebrates Caribbean jerk spice which traditionally includes allspice, peppers, cloves, cumin, and cinnamon among other savory goodness in a dry rub or marinade for meats and vegetables.
Jackie Murray plays title role in Harriet Tubman: One Woman's Journey
Story and songs performed honoring the life of one of America's most courageous women.
The Evergreen Theatre, 1705 Poplar
Fri.-Sat., July 15-16, 8 p.m.
In grade school, our 4th grade class was tasked with writing a report on a person of historical significance. I can’t remember the specific perimeters for choosing our subject of interest, I only remember I chose someone I knew nothing about. To be quite honest, I probably choose Harriet Tubman because of her name. It’s just such a nice name. Needless to say, this woman of courage and action has stayed with me my entire life since discovering her story. I was so pleased to see this performance presented as part of the Women’s Theatre Festival of Memphis by Inner City South in conjunction with the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum’s 160th Anniversary. Jackie Murray wrote, stars in, and sings soulful spirituals in this performance. Too bad the new $20 bill isn't out yet. Paying a Tubman to see Tubman (and getting a Lincoln back) would be just the ticket for this Underground Railroad heroine.
Cathryn J. Prince signs book about Halliburton
The Booksellers at Laurelwood, 387 Perkins Ext.
Sat., July 16, 2 p.m.
Though Richard Halliburton was born in Brownsville, Tennessee, I must admit that I had to look up this American daredevil born in 1900. It seems, once again, a local figure struck out to do wondrous things. There is something about Southern culture that inspires one to be more—do more—and Halliburton does not disappoint. Author Cathryn J. Prince will be on hand at The Booksellers at Laurelwood this Saturday to encourage you to discover The Extraordinary Life of Richard Halliburton, the World’s First Celebrity Travel Writer.
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 #memphismagazine hashtag. I hope you have a great weekend.