Suzy Hendrix Art
Circuitous Succession Gallery 500 S. Second
Fri., June 24, 6-9 p.m.
There is a twofer this Friday at Circuitous Succession Gallery on Second Street in the South Main District. Along with collaborative artwork by Suzy Hendrix and Memphis Heritage Trail community members Jarayda Jones, Briana Lee, Marius Scott, Sabrina Sterwart-Scott, and David White from a fused-glass panel community workshop, Lawrence Jasud will be talking about his show, "High on the Hog: Ten Years in the Pit.” Hog is our heritage. Go experience both during the South Main Trolley Tour.
Photo by Flickr User Lindsey Turner
Beale Street Zombies
Beale Street, Downtown Memphis
Fri., June 24, 7:30 p.m.
My goodness, this heat makes me feel like a zombie. This weekend offers blues and brains—barbecued, perhaps—on Beale for all Memphis zombies.
Shelby Farms, No Name Lake (off Walnut Grove at Farm Road)
Sat., June 25, 6:30 a.m.
Buffalo Bill grew up in Kansas, served as a scout during the Indian Wars, and rode for the Pony Express in the 1800s. Annie Oakley on the other hand, while a sure shot, was born in Ohio and never visited the West until she was a member of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. No matter your heritage or skill, the Annie Oakleys and Buffalo Bills of the Mid-South are being herded for a Wild West Triathlon. This triathlon features a sprint and super sprint race in all-women and all-men categories. That is a total of four races among the buffalo in Shelby Farms Park. The races benefit Shelby Farms and you have the opportunity to win a bike. Get in it to win it.
Photo by Flickr User Michael Shick
Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry
Sat., June 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
The first Friday after Father's Day is Take Your Dog To Work Day. In honor of the dog days of summer, take your dog to work on Friday. Bring your two-legged pups to Memphis Botanic Garden on Saturday for a cool down in the Garden sprinklers.
Clark Opera Memphis Center, 6745 Wolf River Parkway
Sat., June 25, 6:30 p.m.
Henry Ford's Model T was only produced in black because the production line required compromise. Ford's famous quote, "Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants, so long as it is black," illustrates how compromise affects choice. We are living in momentous times. Not since the Pill was introduced in 1964 has equality and the freedom to choose been so available to so many. With the state-level bans on same-sex marriage ruled as unconstitutional on June 26, 2015, we are entering an era of new equality. This Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center benefit presents auction items, food, comedy, and music in celebration. The freedom to choose is the basis our country. Choosing does not minimize or negate another's path, it strengthens all paths. Ford also said, "Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." I'll bid on working together.
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.