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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 chuck­le­scom­e­dy­ “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. mem­phis­mu­se­ 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. 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). speak­ 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. mid­southren­ 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. face­ 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 Mid­south­wed­ding­ 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. 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.

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