Taking place in the last days of the Vietnam War, 17-year old Kim is forced to work in a bar run by a notorious character known as the Engineer. There she meets and falls in love with Chris, an American G.I., but are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. For 3 years, Kim goes on an epic journey of survival to find her way back to Chris, who has no idea he’s fathered a son.
Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center / $25+ / Varies
This year’s theme is Mardis Gras so find your best mask and beads for a party complete with a Cajun-inspired dinner from ROOTS, live music from The Mike Strauss Band, a complimentary first beer, one raffle ticket for your chance to win one of the many fantastic door prizes and access to the silent auction with tons of items up for bid. Proceeds will go to benefit the Gordon Street Alleyway Renovation project and The Plaza Midwood Neighborhood Association general fund that powers neighborhood activities, schools, charities and events.
Resident Culture Brewing Company / $30-$35 / 5-10 p.m.
Returning to the road after spending the summer working on their upcoming album, this tour is a continuation of their well-received winter run which included back-to-back sold-out performances at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center / $25+ / 7:30 p.m.
Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” get ready for 90 minutes of indisputable joy. It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set in a real working pub that combines hair-raising harmonies, high-energy dance, and live percussion with foot-stomping choreography. The multi-talented cast of nine handsome blokes sing everything from pub tunes, folk, Broadway, classic rock – all to roof-raising heights.
McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square / $25+ / 7:30 p.m.
Head to the dance floor for a dance party unlike any other with Afro-House, Afro-Cuban, and Latin American dance rhythms with a DJ and live musicians. The night will be infused with unique themes that celebrate multiple cultures, ethnic and gender diversity, dance, and the visual and performing arts. Take advantage of free dance lessons with Oneaka Dance Company and Rumbao Dance Company plus complimentary snacks, party favors and a cash bar.
Check out this joint exhibition featuring new, individual and collaborative works by Memphis artists, Stephanie King and Pam McDonnell. Olly Olly Oxen Free, a playful phrase used in children’s games, characterizes the inventive nature and creative process of King and McDonnell’s collaborative artwork.
Anne Neilson Fine Art - 532 Governor Morrison / Free / 6-8 p.m.
The annual SEED20 program by Social Venture Partners identifies, highlights and connects the community to the region’s most innovative ideas for tackling pressing social challenges. This culminating event is more than a competition, it is a chance to network and support social entrepreneurs. Ten finalists will give fast-paced 3-minute pitches of their ideas to a panel of judges and a live audience. Ticket includes admission, drinks, dinner and mingling before and after.
Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts / $65-$85 / 5:30 p.m.