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The Weekly Memphian: 'Women's Water,' 'Radiant Vermin' and City & State Book Club

By Published: March 18, 2019 10:38 PM CT

The Weekly Memphian is a partial guide to things happening in Memphis, recommended by Daily Memphian staff. This guide covers March 15-19.

Friday

“Women's Water: The Emergence of Drought, Flood, and Dance” at The Evergreen Theatre: “Women’s Water” is a staged production of choreographed poems, visuals and live performances centered around the importance water has on the existence of humans and issues including women’s empowerment and self-sustainability. The show moves through the phases of "Drought," "Flood" and "Dance." Madame Fraankie and Rheannan Watson perform during the event; Bria Brown and Jasmine Settles wrote the poems, with a helping hand from creative director Akina Morrow. The performance is appropriate for all ages. The event will take place March 15 and 16. - Elle Perry

7 p.m. $20 ($25 at the door). 1705 Poplar Ave.

“Radiant Vermin” at Theatre South: Quark Theatre’s mission is “small plays about big ideas.” Opening on March 15 is their production of British playwright Philip Ridley’s play “Radiant Vermin.” The black comedy centers on a young couple offered a free house in exchange of them making renovations leading to a major (macabre) plot twist. This show explores class, privilege, gentrification and consumerism. “Radiant Vermin” runs through March 31. - Perry

$15. 8 p.m. 1000 S. Cooper St. (in First Congo Church)

Almost Elton John & The RocketMen St. Patrick’s Day Party at Lafayette’s Music Room: Thirty-year-old Jerred Price is running for Memphis City Council District 7. He also fronts an Elton John tribute band. While we are absolutely in no position to endorse him (or anyone) to be an elected official, we certainly will suggest you go and hear his platform for rocking your pants off your booty at this St. Patrick’s Day throwdown. - Jared Boyd

10 p.m. 2119 Madison Ave.

Saturday

Xfinity grand opening at Saddle Creek: Xfinity's grand opening event in Germantown will feature Memphis Grizzlies’ mascot Grizz, giveaways and Commissary barbecue. - Abigail Warren

Noon - 2 p.m. 7615 West Farmington

Paint Day at North Hollywood Community Center: If you’re looking for something your kids can do during Shelby County School’s Spring Break, UrbanArt Commission and artist Rudy King are hosting a “blight-out” paint day at Hollywood Community Center. The event is geared toward middle and high-schoolers, but all are welcome. The day will include art-making, games, food and music. - Perry

2-5 p.m. 1560 N. Hollywood St.

Artist Talk: Carl E. Moore - "At Your Discretion" at ArtUp: The stark, bold, colorful creations of artist Carl E. Moore will be on display at ArtUp for the month of March. With solid shapes and hues, Moore’s exhibit explores moments of humanity, such as celebration and despair. However, overall, the artist says the exhibit is about “acceptance.” While you can visit the site until March 29, Moore will be live to guide audiences through his influences, story and direction for his works. - Boyd

2-3 p.m. Free. 138 St. Paul Ave.

Tank and the Bangas at 1884 Lounge: From more than 6,000 entries, Tank and the Bangas unanimously won National Public Radio’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2017. Featuring lead Tarriona "Tank" Ball, Tank and the Bangas’ shows are full of infectious energy, both from the band and the audience. Fusing hip hop, spoken word and soul, this is the latest time the New Orleans-based band has appeared in the Bluff City in the last few years. But they’re worth seeing every time there’s an opportunity. (This show is for those 21 and up.)  - Perry

9 p.m. doors open, 9:30 p.m. show. $20, before fees. 1555 Madison Ave (inside Minglewood Hall)

Tuesday

March City & State Book Club with Barry Wolverton: This event series features a local writer who has selected a favorite novel, at which writers and guests will share thoughts, drinks and treats. Barry Wolverton, author of “Neversink: A Puffin Saga” and trilogy “ The Chronicles of the Black Tulip,” has selected “Watership Down” by Richard Downs. “Watership Down” is an adventure novel featuring a band of wild rabbits. The novel is available for purchase at City & State; purchase of the novel includes a free ticket to the book club meeting. For those who have a copy of the book already, tickets are $10 in advance. The meetings include alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks. Memphis writers scheduled for future club meetings are Kristy Alley, Willy Bearden, Troy Wiggins and Jamey Hatley. - Perry

5:30-7:30 p.m. $10 ($12 at the door). 2625 Broad Ave.

Topics

The Evergreen Theatre Quark Theatre Lafayette’s Music Room Carl E. Moore City & State

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