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“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!

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