Sisters do the Boogie Woogie at Circuit Playhouse
Circuit Playhouse, 51 S. Cooper
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Oct. 30
There are certain triggers for me. Thunderstorms make me want to cozy up under the covers surrounded by my fur babies. The smell of burning leaves makes me weak in the knees for hot cocoa and chili. When the song Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy plays, I bust into some dance moves that would make any soldier swoon. This is why I will be sitting in an aisle seat at Circuit Playhouse for the Sisters of Swing production about the Andrews Sisters, LaVerne, Maxene, and Patty, and their meteoric rise to the top to their bittersweet demise. Roll out the barrel opening weekend and swing with the sisters.
WEVL turns 40
Loflin Yard, 7 W. Caroline
Sat., Oct. 8, 3-10 p.m.
Apple turns forty this year. The first Platinum Record was awarded to the Eagles for Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 forty years ago. Big Red gum and Rocky Horror Picture Show—you guessed it—turn 40 this year. These milestones share this 40th anniversary with 89.9 WEVL. The birthday party will be a smash. Join the fun in Loflin Yard.
Bill Ferris' South at the Cotton Museum
The Cotton Museum, 65 Union
Sat., Oct. 8, 6-9 p.m.
Before William Ferris was called a folklorist and author, he was a 12-year-old kid who had gotten a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera for Christmas in 1954. He started snapping photos. Now he will be presenting his newest publication featuring his early life in the South, The South In Color: A Visual Journal, at the Cotton Museum. Here’s the even better news, sponsors have waived the fee for this event that includes a reception with light hors d’oeuvres, local craft beer, live music by The Side Street Steppers, and a stroll down memory lane. Picture that!
Photo by Flickr User Fyn Kynd Photography
Wings of Jubilee
Memphis Catholic High School, 61 N. McLean
Sat., Oct. 8, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Since we are going down memory lane this weekend, why not one of mine? It might be one of yours too if you are a former Charger and graduate of Memphis Catholic High School. This benefit for Jubilee Catholic schools not only helps to solve the ongoing mystery of who has the holiest hot wings, you can enjoy live music, games, food, and fun for the whole family. Future, past, and present students of all high schools welcome. We’ll just wing it. Fur-ther down the road, if you find yourself in Mississippi this weekend check out the festivities at DARS Walk for Wags n' Whiskers on Saturday in Olive Branch City Park from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
MacNeal Collection of locks and keys
Metal Museum, 374 Metal Museum Dr.
Sun., Oct. 9, 2-2:30 p.m.
I'm told that crimes of theft are on the rise. That is why I am alerting you to the Metal Museum Registrar's hands-on access to the Herbert P. MacNeal Collection of Renaissance-era locks and coffers with hidden keyholes and other tricks to fool any potential thief. We at Memphis magazine are concerned about your safety and the security of your valuables. You're welcome.
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.