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Artist Lec­ture: Dread Scott: 6 p.m. Thurs­day at Rhodes Col­lege (Blount Au­di­to­rium/buck­man Hall), 2000 North Park­way. Free. Scott lec­tures on his life and work, and the role of the artist as ac­tivist and agent of so­cial change; in con­junc­tion with the ex­hi­bi­tion “The Weight of Hope” in Clough-han­son Gallery on Sept. 9. Call 901-843-3442. Chuck­les Com­edy House: 1770 Dex­ter Springs Loop, Cor­dova. For shows and times, call 901-421-5905, or visit chuck­le­scom­e­dy­ “Col­lect­ing the Miss­ing Pieces”: Through Oct. 10 at Mem­phis Pink Palace Mu­seum, 3050 Cen­tral. $12.75; $12.25 se­nior cit­i­zens, $7.25 chil­dren. Ar­ti­facts in­clude an “I am a man” plac­ard, slave shack­les and more. 901-636-2362. mem­phis­mu­se­ Dog Day at the Gar­den: 2-5 p.m. Satur­day at Mem­phis Botanic Gar­den. $10 ($5 MBG mem­bers). A four-legged-friendly event for dogs and their own­ers. En­ter to win prizes. Keep cool in the Hot Dig­gity Dog Kid­die Pool Area, plus a Dog­gie Expo. mem­phis­b­otan­ic­gar­den. com/dog­day Don’t Be Afraid of Black­smith Com­edy: 8:30 p.m. Mon­day (small room) at the Hi-tone Cafe, 412 N. Cleve­land. $5. 18-older. 901-490-0335. Fam­ily Fes­ti­val: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Satur­day at Foun­tain of Liv­ing Praise In­ter­na­tional (grounds), 4450 Neely. Free ad­mis­sion. Lim­ited space avail­able for mer­chan­dise/food ven­dors. 901-730-0032 or email folp­min­ “Min­ions” stu­dio). Cine­planet 16, Col­lierville Towne 16, Cor­dova Cinema, De­soto Cinema 16, Hol­ly­wood 20 Cinema, Ma­jes­tic, Olive Branch Cinema, Par­adiso, Stage Cinema, Sum­mer Quar­tet Drive-in. The Shal­lows (PG-13, 87 min.) HHH Un­pre­ten­tious and ef­fi­cient, this taut “B” film — the B is for beach, bikini, Blake Lively, bites and blood — makes the best of its lim­ited re­sources and ge­og­ra­phy, milk­ing thrills and sus­pense from the sim­ple premise of a lone Amer­i­can surfer (Blake Lively) trapped on a small rock in an iso­lated Mex­i­can cove by a great white shark. Us­ing im­ages and texts from the tourist’s cell­phone as a trig­ger, writer An­thony Jaswin­ski and di­rec­tor Jaume Col­letSera (the in­sane “Or­phan”) evoke enough sym­pa­thetic back story to make the surfer more than a ci­pher, but they never al­low such rev­e­la­tions of “mo­ti­va­tion” to dis­tract them from their trau­ma­tiz­ing post-peter Bench­ley pur­pose or to take prece­dence over Munch & Learn Lec­ture: Noon-1 p.m. Wed­nes­day at Dixon Gallery and Gar­dens, 4339 Park. $7; $5 stu­dents with ID, se­nior cit­i­zens ages 65-older; mem­bers free. Ned Canty: “Sex, Vi­o­lence, and Silly Hats.” An ex­plo­ration of what opera is, and why so many peo­ple think they don’t like it. Opera Mem­phis will show us how to fix this, with the help of Vik­ing hel­mets, Google, fly­ing sharks, and MTV. 901-761-5250. St. Peter Church Tours: 1-4 p.m. (free) tours on first Satur­day (Sept. 3) of each month and upon re­quest. 190 Adams. To sched­ule: 901-527-8282, ext. 15. One of the old­est build­ings in con­tin­u­ous use in the city. stpeter­ 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. 901-6528050. face­­sclas­s­ic­car­cruise Walk­ing Tour: Jef­fer­son Av­enue walk­ing tour, 11:45 a.m. Tues­day. Meet at Jef­fer­son & Front. Com­mem­o­rate the 100th an­niver­sary of “When Mem­phis Changed the Way the World Shopped for Gro­ceries” at 79 Jef­fer­son, with the open­ing of Pig­gly Wig­gly on Sept. 6, 1919. Free. 901-6045002. jim­myo­ Woodruff-fontaine Ghost Tours: Spooky tour of the land­mark Vic­to­rian Vil­lage man­sion which was com­pleted in 1871. 7:30 p.m. Satur­days, through Sept. 17 at 680 Adams. $25 age 18-older. Tour is ap­prox­i­mately two hours. Call 901-526-1469.

the ac­tion-de­pic­tion of the surfer’s re­source­ful­ness (Lively is ex­cel­lent, in what is al­most a solo per­for­mance). Props to cin­e­matog­ra­pher Flavio Martinez Labi­ano, who trans­forms the pel­lu­cid wa­ter and lush for­est into a par­tic­u­larly tac­tile form of eye candy, and to Lively’s ex­pres­sive co-star, a bird billed as Sully “Steven” Seag­ull, who func­tions as the film’s Wil­son the vol­ley­ball.

Bartlett 10. South­side With You (PG-13, 84 min.) HH ½ A very dif­fer­ent type of ori­gin story from the usual su­per­hero saga, the de­but fea­ture from writer-di­rec­tor Richard Tanne uses Richard Lin­klater’s “Be­fore Sun­rise” as a model to imag­ine the chaste, some­times tense and ul­ti­mately his­toric first date of the fu­ture First Cou­ple, Michelle Robin­son (Tika Sumpter) and Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers), as a loose, hours­long wan­der of self­and mu­tual dis­cov­ery. Cor­dova Cinema, De­soto Cinema 16, Hol­ly­wood 20 Cinema, Ma­jes­tic, Palace Cinema, Par­adiso. Star Trek Be­yond (PG-13, 122 min.) HHH The mul­ti­cul­tural esprit de corps that mo­ti­vated Justin Lin’s “Fast & Fu­ri­ous” movies proves a nat­u­ral fit for the can-do outer-space op­ti­mism of the late Gene Rod­den­berry’s long-run­ning sci­ence-fic­tion saga. Cine­planet 16, Col­lierville Towne 16, Cor­dova Cinema, De­soto Cinema 16, For­est Hill 8, Hol­ly­wood 20 Cinema, Ma­jes­tic, Olive Branch Cinema, Palace Cinema, Par­adiso, Stage Cinema, Stu­dio on the Square, Sum­mer Quar­tet Drive-in. War Dogs (R, 114 min.) Jonah Hill and Miles Teller are hot­shot arms deal­ers in this fact-based po­lit­i­cal com­edy. Cine­planet 16, For­est Hill 8, Hol­ly­wood 20 Cinema, Palace Cinema, Par­adiso, Stu­dio on the Square, Sum­mer Quar­tet Drive-in, Wolfchase Gal­le­ria Cinema 8. X-men: Apoc­a­lypse (PG-13, 144 min.) HHH Set in 1983, the sixth Marvel Comics “X-men” movie (ex­clud­ing “Wolver­ine” and “Dead­pool” spin offs) casts Os­car Isaac as a res­ur­rected

mu­tant who re­cruits Mag­neto (Michael Fass­ben­der) and three other su­per­pow­ered “horse­men of the apoc­a­lypse” in a plan to de­stroy and re­make the world. Cine­planet 16.

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