THINGS TO DO
Find a more complete list of events, auditions and art and dance classes at GoMemphis.com.
“Beguiled by the Wild: The Art of Charley Harper”: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through July 4. Memphis Zoo at Overton Park (inside the Farm Expo Building). Exhibit has been featured in various zoos and museums around the country; includes hands-on art activities based on Harper’s style: tangrams, large puzzles, rubbing stations. Included with zoo admission. memphiszoo.org The Children’s Museum of Memphis: “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” through June 12. Step into the pages of the book with the artwork of W.W. Denslow. 2525 Central. Call 458-2678. Online: cmom.com Cooper-Young Night Out: Business owners stay open late and offer up live music venues throughout the area along with special events, drawings and discounts on shopping and dining. 5-9 p.m. Thursday. Three-woman band Sibella in concert 6-9 p.m. at the gazebo. Elvis Presley Car Show at Graceland: Festival atmosphere complete with music, food and an impressive display of classic cars. Hundreds of cars: classics, new and everything in between, plus motorcycles. 2-6 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at Graceland on Elvis Presley Blvd. Free admission. Parking located at 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd. in the guest parking lot. $10 parking; $20 discounted 4-day or 3-day parking pass with car show admission. Family Day “White Out” Extravaganza: Saturday, 4-10 p.m. Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main. General admission $10; $25 family pack for 3. City-wide event featuring a fun-filled day of activities: a red carpet VIP entrance, games, food, contests, face-painting and a youth dance; performance by Memphis’ own Lil P-Nut. Tickets at familydaywhiteout.com Irish Dance Competition: More than 200 Irish dancers from certified Irish dance schools around the country. Beginner through champion level dancers compete in soft and hard shoe dances to live accordion and fiddle music. Opening ceremonies at 8 a.m. Sunday; dancing begins at 8:30 a.m. and continues all day. Christian Brothers University Auditorium, 650 E. Parkway South. Spectator admission is free. 624-1310. Memphis Pink Palace Museum at 3050 Central. Call 320-6362. Online: memphismuseums.org.
“Unmentionables, Fashion’s Hidden Foundation,” through Oct. 1. Hoopskirts and bustles to the natural look. Fully dressed mannequins next to appropriate undergarments; how undergarments create the silhouettes that define fashion.
“George Washington Carver,” through July 4. Born into slavery, Carver became a trail-blazing scientist whose experiments with plants laid the groundwork for today’s research on plant-based fuels, medicines and everyday products.
“New Connections,” through Oct. 23. Nearly 100 artifacts related to African-American history in Memphis. South Main Trolley Night: 6-9 tonight in the South Main Arts District. Carnival theme. Free. Street performances from strolling musicians, magicians, henna artists and side show acts. Face painters, artisans and delicious treats line the streets. Summer Birds in Your Yard: Munch & Learn program at noon Wednesday at The Dixon Gallery & Gardens, 4339 Park. 761-5250. Telia Galloway Book Signing Events: Galloway, a resident of Greenville, N.C., signs copies of her Children’s Christian book, “Servant of the King.” 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Bluff City Coffee, 505 S. Main; and 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Otherlands Coffee Bar, 641 S. Cooper. Voices of the South hosts 6th annual Memphis Children’s Theatre Festival: Opening night kick-off celebration 5:45 p.m. today. Bring your own picnic and enjoy strolling performances on the grounds. Festival Day 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at McCoy Theatre, Rhodes College campus, 2000 North Parkway. Details at voicesofthesouth.org. 726-0800. Tickets $10 ($5 for kids) for the kick-off celebration. “Pay what you can” all day from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 7 p.m.-Voices of the South premiere of Alice’s Tea Party: based on Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” followed by a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party!