Image courtesy of Metal Museum
Repair Days 2016
Included in the auction portion of Repair Days is a piece by Bob Rogers to remind the lucky recipient of this year's festivities.
Metal Museum, 374 Metal Museum Dr.
This is one of my favorites. I hope it's one of yours too. This event enables those us who loath to throw anything away a chance to repair metal pieces while supporting one of Memphis' unique institutions. Attend all weekend, but be sure to bring the family for Family Fun Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. I might even say that if you have an etch, go ahead and scratch it at the Metal Museum. Forge ahead anvil have a good time. I've foundry that casting puns weld summon a riveting weekend. That should do it.
Photo by Flickr user kojobaby
Love is in the air. Help Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services nip it in the bud.
ANF Architects, 1500 Union
Sat., Sept. 24, 6-10 p.m.
I recently took some feral kittens to Mid-South Spay & Neuter Services and had the pleasure of meeting the new executive director, Brittany Pace. But no one gets to the top dog without first paying homage to the clinic cat, CC. CC keeps the crew in line and demands a certain amount of fawning over during a visit. Should you try to ignore CC, she will simply sit on your paperwork during your consult with one of her crew members. The work this clinic does is invaluable. Show some love to CC, the clinic, and crew during this wonderful event featuring food, beer and wine, wine pull, live music, caricature artist, live broadcasts of college football games, and silent auction.
BreakFEST on Broad
Water Tower Pavilion on Broad, 2542 Broad
Sat., Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
There is no better way to start our your day than with Breakfest 2016. Don't do mornings? This weekend has a festival to suit any part of the day you like. Find one that agrees with your preferred time of day and area of interest here. To get a head start on your Oktoberfest celebrations, check out the celebration at Schweinehaus in Midtown and Collierville Brewfest at Carriage Crossing benefiting Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.
The Roller Derby Picture Show
The second in a four-part series celebrating arts and culture with award-winning film director, producer, and screenwriter Craig Brewer and Black Lodge Video. Featuring live roller derby skaters and films.
Cossitt Library, 33 S. Front
Sat., Sept. 24, 6-11:30 p.m.
Libraries are quiet places to read, reflect, and do research. Not so much this Saturday on the second floor of the Cossitt Library. Oh sure, our nice big state-of-the-art Central library has plenty of great features, but I've never seen Roller Derby skaters there. Skate around an ordinary weekend for a night of pandemonium including screenings of The Unholy Rollers (1972), Rollerball (1975), and Hell on Wheels (2007). This four-dimensional movie experience might not be for those with refined tastes, but sometimes, that's just how you want to roll.
Carroll Cloar Gallery
New gallery features Southern charm.
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar
Sat., Sept. 24, 2 p.m.
I love my mom. Really. I do. She makes the best fried chicken. We always had a clothesline when I was a kid because she preferred that “fresh smell.” I still like the stiffness of clothes dried on a line and the clean earthy mixture of twigs and dew that seems to linger on line-dried clothes. She battled ferociously if she felt a family member had been wronged to make it right. The one thing you don’t want to do is ask her for directions. “Gracie Pearl’s baby shower is at Emma Jean’s house. You know, the one next to that tacky yellow house with the doohickey in the yard. If you go down the street with the big oak tree that was hit by lightening four years ago and count to 100, turn left at the wonky sign. If you see a doghouse, you’ve gone too far.” Should you find directions like this an amusing and endearing part of Southern culture (but bring your GPS, nonetheless) you probably appreciate the art of Carroll Cloar. This weekend opens the brand new Carroll Cloar Gallery at Brooks Museum of Art. The new gallery is dedicated to one of the South’s most beloved and popular painters and an appreciation of Southern culture. You can get a special pre-opening tour on Friday if you are a Cloar Circle Donor, join Stanton Thomas for a Carroll Cloar-themed bicycle ride through Crittenden County if you have a Museum membership, or wait for the public guided tour on Saturday. The new gallery also features examples of rare furniture from Tennessee and Kentucky to compliment the art.
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.