Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 N. Second
Wednesdays, 5:15 p.m. and Tuesdays-Fridays, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Through March 18
It's time for your annual dose of waffles, tomato aspic, and theology. In fact, we are right dab smack in the middle of Calvary's Lenten Preaching Series. This Friday for lunch, Dr. Walter Brueggermann will visit from Cincinnati, Ohio. He has authored over 100 books and numerous articles. Check the list of guest speakers for this series. Some of our favorite local theologians will be making an appearance including Rev. Dr. John Kilzer of St. John's, Rev. Cheryl Cornish of First Congregational Church, and Rev. Virzola Law of Lindenwood Christian Church.
Crosstown Arts, 430 N. Cleveland
Fri., March 4, 6-9 p.m.
This is a twenty-years-in-the making art exhibition. A concept of more flexible and open ended art exhibitions conceived by international curator Hans Ulrich Obrist and the artists Bertrand Lavier and Christian Boltanski in the 90s. "do it" is simply artist instructions acted out. I'm curious, as I imagine you are, to see what will appear on opening night. The real fun though will be on Saturday when our good friends Terri Jones, Catherine Pena, Joel Parsons, and other artists will perform these instructions. If you are looking for something a little different, cross paths with Crosstown Arts this weekend. No assembly required. Instructions included.
LAZ Parking Garage Rooftop, 200 S. Second
Sat., March 5, 5-9 p.m.
On the inaugural event of my 39th birthday—I recently celebrated the 11th anniversary—I was surrounded by good friends, laughter, and toasts to the good life at the Hunt-Phelan. David Parks was tending bar in his leather apron and had just poured me a single malt scotch in celebration. A woman approached, nay—an unknown assailant, and asked what we were celebrating. I said, "I'm 39!" She replied, "Oh. Me too, honey." Despite the air that deflated my birthday balloons on that particular occasion, I love inaugural events. So here's one that I thought you might enjoy. Carmen Hicks and Devin Crutcher will be performing while you peruse cars, savor cigars, and sip cognac. The weather should be perfect for this rooftop event. Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines.
Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper
Starts March 4. Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Through March 26
One of the most successful campaigns in history was launched in the 60s: Virginia Slims' cigarette catch phrase, "You've come a long way, baby." Politics can be just as deadly. With the recent primaries just under our belts, this production of All the Way is quite timely. Set in the 60s when LBJ became president after John F. Kennedy's assassination, it was a time of civil unrest, war, and a social revolution. George Dudley plays Lyndon B. Johnson in the first 11 months of his presidency. Dudley compares the past political scene with that of today, saying "One character laments the loss of civility. You can see how far we've come and how much there is left to do."
Landers Center, 4660 Venture, Southaven, MS
Fri.-Sun., Mar. 4-6
Get all the information you need to update, renovate, and redecorate that place you hang your hat called home. A new feature this year is the Most Adorable Dog Photo Contest. The Fido or Fluffy crowned most adorable will be awarded a one year supply of food. In addition, Earle Farrell will proclaim it so on his KWAM-AM990 show. And of course, your favorite local and regional artists will offer unique, one-of-a-kind functional and decorative art at the indoor art fair, "Home Is Where the Art Is."
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.