Arts & Craft Beers: Grab a power tool and create your own take-home DIY art projects, sample Memphis’ finest local craft brews, challenge your friends to a lawn game. Live music by The William Charles Collective. Cash bar and food trucks available. Must be age 21 and older to attend. 6-9 p.m. Friday at Memphis Botanic Garden. $18 ($15 MBG members). 901-636-4131. Back-to-school Superhero Bash: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Children’s Museum of Memphis, 2525 Central Ave. $15 (Members free). Put on your costume for photos with three of your favorite crime-fighting heroes; super crafts, hero face painting and mystery-solving scavenger hunt. 901-458-2678. Book signing: Linda Thompson promotes her book, “A Little Thing Called Life: On Loving Elvis Presley, Bruce Jenner, and Songs in Between.” 6:30 p.m. Thursday at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, 387 Perkins Ext. 901-683-9801. Chuckles Comedy House: 1770 Dexter Springs Loop, Cordova. For shows and times, call 901-421-5905, or visit chucklescomedyhouse.com. “Collecting the Missing Pieces”: Through Oct. 10 at Memphis Pink Palace Museum, 3050 Central Ave. $12.75; $12.25 senior citizens, $7.25 children. Artifacts include an “I am a man” placard, slave shackles, quilts and more. 901-636-2362. memphismuseums.org Nightmare, Roxy Blue, Theshotgunbillys, Zach Myers Band, Fevertree, Surrender The Fall, Jeff and Leslie Caughron at 2:30 p.m. $10-$15. Doors open 2 p.m. for all ages. Thursday: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis presents Sheetrock ‘n’ Roll, 6 p.m. Thursday $650 single, or $5,200 for a table of eight. Celebrate the 2016 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project featuring President and Mrs. Carter, Garth Brooks, and Trisha Yearwood. Dress is business casual. Magic Carpet Explores “The Nutcracker” with Roudnev Ballet: 10 a.m. Saturday at Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 60 Perkins Ext. Tickets $5 per child and free to adults. Children ages 2 and up explore Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker” with the Roudnev Youth Ballet. 901-537-1483. Munch & Learn Lecture: Noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 4339 Park Ave. $7; $5 students with ID, senior citizens ages 65-older; Members free. Laura Gray Mccann: “The English Table.” Dixon research assistant Mccann answers questions about English dining customs with examples from the Charlotte Stout Hooker Collection of English and Continental Ceramics. 901761-5250. dixon.org On My Own Vision Tour Memphis: Featuring literary consultant and author Patrick M. Oliver. Saturday’s tour and events are centered on his latest book, “On My Own: Vision Board Guidebook for Young People.” Events include: Back to School Vision Board Party for Young People, 10 a.m.-noon at Dave Wells Community Center, 915 Chelsea (book signing to follow the vision board party); Back to School and Community Vision Conversation with the author, 2-4 p.m. at Cossitt Library, 33 S. Front (book-signing to follow). speakloudly.com Murphy’s: Javi with Los Psychosis, Friday; Hauteur, Saturday; Shroud Eater with Sunfather and Hauteur, Monday; Hate for State with Shame Finger, Thursday. 1589 Madison. 901-726-4193. The Parkview: The Memphis Knights Big Band, 7-9 p.m. Monday $5. 1914 Poplar. 901286-2977. Strand Music Hall: Country Music Showcase with Billy Owen and his All American Band, 8 p.m. Saturdays. $5. Free for kids ages 9-younger. 7979 Wilkinsville Road. Fillin’ Station East: The Paw Prints Party: Annual fundraiser. 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin. $150/ single, or $1,250/table of 10. Benefiting the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County. Guests are offered a seated dinner, open bar, live/silent auction, a wine pull, dancing, live music from Front & Beale. Call 901-937-3917. Second Annual Mid-south Renaissance Faire: 10 a.m.6 p.m. Saturdays-sundays, through Aug. 28 at Shelby Farms Park on Mullins Station Road side of park between Gates 8 and 9. Parking entrance is Gate 10. $15 ($8 ages 6-12), free to ages 5 and under. midsouthrenfaire.com Tom’s Classic Car Cruise: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays through Sept. 27 at Countrywood Shopping Center (behind Jared Jewelers), 2257-2393 N. Germantown Parkway, Cordova. Open to all vehicles, all years. Free admission. 901-652-8050. facebook.com/ Tomsclassiccarcruise V.I.B. (Very Important Bride) Show & Food Tasting: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Whispering Woods Hotel & Conference Center, 7300 Hacks Cross Road in Olive Branch. Free tickets at Midsouthweddingshow.com. Call 901-368-6782. Woodruff-fontaine Ghost Tours: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Woodruff-fontaine House Museum, 680 Adams Ave. $25 ages 18-older. Victorian Village mansion was completed in 1871. squareup.com/store/ historicalhauntsmemphis
Dantones, 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday. 5960 Getwell Road. 662-470-5814. Huey’s: Merit Koch, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sunday. 7090 Malco Blvd. 662-349-7097. Landers Center: The 14th annual Tri-state Blues Festival, 6:30 p.m. Saturday at 4560 Venture Drive. $28$60. Bobby Rush, Calvin Richardson, Lenny Williams, Shirley Brown, Sir Charles Jones, Bishop Bullwinkle, Terry Wright, T.K. Soul. 662470-2131 and Ticketmaster. Huey’s (Southwind): Nite Life, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sunday. 7825 Winchester Road. 901-624-8911.