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The Weekly Memphian: Low Cut Connie, Silent Skate Party and Grind City Coffee Expo

By Published: March 06, 2019 6:54 AM CT

The Weekly Memphian is a partial guide to things happening in Memphis, recommended by The Daily Memphian staff. This guide covers March 6-11.

Wednesday

“The Competition” at Ridgeway Cinema Grill: French filmmaker Claire Simon will be in town for post-screening Q-and-A after this Indie Memphis showing of her 2016 documentary, about the intense admissions process at La Fémis, one of France’s top film schools. -- Chris Herrington

7 p.m. $10 (free for Indie Memphis members). 5853 Ridgeway Center Parkway.

Friday

Silent Skate Party at East End Skating Center: The silent disco craze has moved from dance floors to the skating rink. If you’ve never been to a silent disco, your memories of “Saturday Night Fever” may not be the best barometer of your potential good times. Instead, think of a party where everyone is required to wear headphones to hear the music. Then add the factor that not everyone is listening to the same music. At this particular party, there will be three channels ('90s-2000s, classic skate jams and contemporary hip-hop/R&B) to choose from, with three DJs playing their selections live in one room. You get to choose which feed you join, and you can bounce around at your leisure. Now add skates, and hope you don’t fall to the beat of your favorite song. -- Jared Boyd

10 p.m. - 2 a.m. $25. 5718 Mt. Moriah Road.

Saturday

Low Cut Connie at 1884 Lounge: Memphis and Philadelphia are two of America’s signature soul cities and each has music roots that stretch out broadly, but one contemporary artist they have in common is Low Cut Connie, a piano-pounding throwback indie/bar band that emerged out of Philadelphia at the beginning of the decade and recorded its most recent album(s), “Dirty Pictures (Parts 1 & 2)” in Memphis at Ardent Studios. Low Cut Connie bandleader Adam Weiner brings the group back to town for a show at Minglewood Hall’s 1884 Lounge. The interesting openers include the reunited version of the seminal Memphis punk-era band the Klitz and rising local artist Louise Page. -- Herrington

9 p.m., $18. 1555 Madison Ave.

Grind City Coffee Expo at Memphis College of Art: Memphis’ coffee scene, from roasters to shops, will be celebrated at this inaugural event, which has a goal of making that culture more approachable. Attendees will be able to participate in hands-on roasting, pour over and latte art demonstrations, as well as sample brewing and roasting methods. In addition to the coffee, there will be food samples from local restaurants and bakers. Proceeds benefit Protect Our Aquifer. -- Elle Perry

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. $30 ($35 with mug). 1930 Poplar Ave.

Keith Paluso Family Jam at Lafayette’s Music Room: Keith Paluso, former contestant on NBC’s "The Voice" and Germantown park ranger, is performing at Lafayette’s. He will be performing some covers and some songs he wrote during the three-hour event. His brother, Keegan Paluso, will accompany him on drums. -- Abigail Warren

2-5 p.m. Free admission. 2119 Madison Ave.

Future-Everything presents 03.09.19 Memphis at CANVAS: Electronic music collective Future-Everything has been doing its part to secure Memphis’ place as a stronghold for subgenres such as house, trance and trip-hop. Four artists associated with the outfit -- DJ DanceAlone, Strooly, Qemist and TEHKAL -- will appear in the laid-back lounge setting, for an up-close-and-personal meeting with digital music experimentation. -- Boyd

9 p.m. Free admission. 1737 Madison Ave.

Tuesday

Jemele Hill at the University of Memphis: Jemele Hill, an Emmy-winning journalist, is this year’s Norm Brewer First Amendment Lecture speaker. Hill is a staff writer for The Atlantic and co-founder of Lodge Freeway Media. She previously served as chief correspondent and senior columnist for The Undefeated, the ESPN vehicle covering sports, race and culture, and as co-anchor of ESPN’s SportsCenter. This month Hill is also debuting a new Spotify podcast called "Unbothered," about news, sports, politics, music, identity and culture. Last year, the National Association of Black Journalists named Hill “Journalist of the Year” for her body of work. -- Perry

6 p.m. Free admission. University Center Theatre: 499 University.



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Indie Memphis East End Skating Center Low Cut Connie Grind City Coffee Expo Future-Everything

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