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The Weekly Memphian: Emerging Memphis Designer Project, 'The Art of the SCAR,' 'The Juniper Tree' and Bon Iver

By Published: March 29, 2019 2:13 PM CT
<strong>The 2019 Emerging Memphis Designer Project designers are (top, from left): La Keisha Jackson, Lauren Denton, DeVario Looney, Jeanyne Lewis, Emerson White, Trakeia Williams,&nbsp;K. Nicole Covington, Jalicia Owens, Ramona Sonin (EMDP Liaison), Morgan Burns, Rylie Furlong, Kira Cunningham, Dyneesha Bradley, Jayla Slater; (middle, from left): Jeannine La Bate, Jo Carol Harris, Breanna Mansel, Symiah Saulsberry, Jessie L. Woodson, Lacey Mitcham, Antzee Magruder, Kaylah Kinney, Patrice Muncel Shaw Brunson,&nbsp;Meagan Partee, Erica Buckley; (bottom, from left): E'riel Sade Seaberry, Erik Lawriski, Aggie Muller, and John Durden.&nbsp;</strong>(Courtesy of Liquid Photography)

The 2019 Emerging Memphis Designer Project designers are (top, from left): La Keisha Jackson, Lauren Denton, DeVario Looney, Jeanyne Lewis, Emerson White, Trakeia Williams, K. Nicole Covington, Jalicia Owens, Ramona Sonin (EMDP Liaison), Morgan Burns, Rylie Furlong, Kira Cunningham, Dyneesha Bradley, Jayla Slater; (middle, from left): Jeannine La Bate, Jo Carol Harris, Breanna Mansel, Symiah Saulsberry, Jessie L. Woodson, Lacey Mitcham, Antzee Magruder, Kaylah Kinney, Patrice Muncel Shaw Brunson, Meagan Partee, Erica Buckley; (bottom, from left): E'riel Sade Seaberry, Erik Lawriski, Aggie Muller, and John Durden. (Courtesy of Liquid Photography)

The Weekly Memphian is a partial guide to things happening in Memphis, recommended by Daily Memphian staff. This guide covers March 27-April 2.

Wednesday

“Queen Bey and the Intersection of Justice, Identity, and Popular Culture in the South” at Rhodes College: This Mike Curb Institute for Music at Rhodes College event celebrates the new book “Queen Bey: A Celebration of the Power and Creativity of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter,” that features academics, cultural critics and celebrities contributing essays about the singer. The talk will include the book’s editor, New York Times editor Veronica Chambers, activist and contributor Carmen Perez and Memphis musicians James “IMAKEMADBEATS” Dukes and Talibah Safiyah. Isabel González Whitaker, former features editor of Instyle magazine and deputy editor of Billboard magazine, will moderate. González Whitaker also currently serves as the Mike Curb Institute’s Visiting Scholar in the Arts. A book signing and reception will follow. – Elle Perry

6 p.m. 613 University St. (McNeill Concert Hall)

“The Juniper Tree” at Studio on the Square: This 1990 adaptation of a Brothers Grimm tale is said to be a kind of feminist fable. Set in medieval Iceland, it stars a young Bjork (the pop singer) as one of two sisters who flee their village when their mother is accused of being a witch and burned. Black and white. 78 minutes. Screening as part of Indie Memphis’ ongoing series. – Chris Herrington

7 p.m. $10. 2105 Court Ave.

Thursday

Memphis Fashion Week Emerging Designer reveal party at Crosstown Brewing: At this free event, designers selected for Memphis Fashion Week’s Emerging Memphis Designer Project will reveal their looks before the Saddle Creek Emerging Designer Show next month. To be selected the designers must have sales less than $50,000 a year as a fashion designer and have seven months to create new spring/summer designs. At Memphis Fashion Week, local experts will judge their collections and the winners will receive a partial scholarship to the Memphis College of Art Continuing Education classes and a membership to The Lab by Memphis Fashion Design Network. This year’s Memphis Fashion Week is scheduled for April 11-13. – Perry

5:30-7:30 p.m. 1264 Concourse Ave.

Jackson Browne at the Orpheum Theatre: The poet laureate of Seventies California rock – he was the brains, the Eagles were the muscle? Browne built his rep melding a feel for pop hooks with a singer-songwriter seriousness. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer will draw on his deep catalogue for what is being advertised as a three-hour (with intermission) show. See here for more info. – Herrington

7:30 p.m. Tickets starting at $44.50. 

Friday

“Elvis is King!” animator and illustrator Chris SickelsDowning Pryor lecture at Memphis College of Art: In partnership with Novel bookstore, Red Nose Studio principal Chris Sickels will make an appearance as part of Memphis College of Art’s Downing Pryor visiting lecturer series to discuss his work. Sickels is an award-winning animator and illustrator. His newest book, “Elvis is King!,” highlights moments in the life of Elvis. The talk will be held from 6-7 p.m. in Rust Hall’s Callicott Auditorium, followed by a reception and book signing in Rust Hall’s main gallery from 7-8 p.m. Books will be available on-site for purchase. – Perry

6-8 p.m. 1930 Poplar Ave.

Saturday

Germantown Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast at the Germantown Pickering Center: A $5 donation will get you all-you-can-eat pancakes in Germantown on Saturday. The city’s Kiwanis Club is hosting its annual pancake breakfast. The donations will benefit children’s programs in the Germantown community. Kids 5 and younger eat for free and there is a $25 max per (immediate) family. – Abigail Warren

7 a.m. - noon. $5. 7745 Poplar Pike.

LeBonheuROO! at Canale Farms: For those who can’t make the trek to Manchester, Tennessee, for Bonnaroo, the local club that raises funds and awareness for Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is inviting you to LeBonheuROO! Held at Canale Farms in Oakland, Tennessee, the inaugural festival will include barbecue, games and hayrides in a countryside setting with barns and farm animals. Come out and enjoy the sunshine while raising money for the families at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Festivities begin at noon on April 6. The last day to buy a ticket is Saturday, March 30. For more information visit Eventbrite. – Michelle Corbet

Noon, gates open. $30 per ticket. Kids 2 and younger free. 620 Canale Way.

Sunday

“The Karate Kid” 35th Anniversary at Malco Paradiso and Malco Collierville: Here’s a chance to fine-tune your crane kick technique via big-screen instruction, as the beloved Eighties underdog story gets a one-off theatrical presentation, on dual Memphis screens. Can Daniel-san run the gamut in the All Valley Tournament? No spoilers here! – Herrington

1 p.m. See here for more info.

Monday

An Evening with Bon Iver at the Orpheum Theatre: Fronted by Justin Vernon, Bon Iver’s drifting, dreamy pop is an exercise in sounds that feel caught between the balance of being engaging and being unconcerned with the listener’s attention. Perhaps ironically this concert is titled “An Evening with Bon Iver,” which sounds like a cozy, intimate experience. The reality may be something closer to taking a secluded, antisocial bath in miraculous, ambient synth, which doesn’t sound half bad for a Monday night. – Jared Boyd

8 p.m. Ticket prices vary. 203 S. Main St.

Tuesday

“The Art of the SCAR” at Methodist University Hospital: Across the country, 113,000 people are anxiously waiting for a life-saving organ. Currently, 950 people at the Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute are waiting for that life-changing call that an organ has been found for them. On Tuesday the institute is raising a flag at the corner of Bellevue and Eastmoreland to commemorate National Donate Life month, followed by the opening of “The Art of the SCAR” exhibit. The traveling exhibit by the Clover Hill High School Photography Club in Chesterfield, Virginia, contains portraits of transplant recipients and their donors. The portraits are the result of a collaborative eight-month project with United Network for Organ Sharing. The traveling collection is on loan from The Gallery at UNOS. – Corbet

Flag raising at 2 p.m. followed by exhibit opening. Free. Flagpole at the corner of Bellevue and Eastmoreland. Art exhibit in The Center of Excellence located inside Methodist University Hospital, 1265 Union Ave.

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Rhodes College Indie Memphis Memphis Fashion Week Jackson Browne Bon Iver

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