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The Weekly Memphian: Outkast turns 25, Tambourine Bash, Time-Warp Drive-In and David Sedaris

By Published: April 22, 2019 11:58 PM CT

The Weekly Memphian is a partial guide to things happening in Memphis, recommended by Daily Memphian staff. This guide covers April 17-23.

Wednesday

“Her Smell” at Ridgeway Cinema Grill: Written and directed by indie auteur Alex Ross Perry (“The Color Wheel,” “Listen Up Philip”) and starring Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men,” “The Handmaid’s Tale”), “Her Smell” is a 2018 feature about a fictional ’90s punk bandleader (Moss), with alternating glimpses of her at her cover-of-Spin moment and in later days after relative fame and popularity has faded. It’s supposed to be a tour-de-force performance from Moss. Screening as part of Indie Memphis’ year-round one-off series. See here for more info. – Chris Herrington

7 p.m. $10

Thursday

Outkast Turns 25 Listening Party at Slice of Soul Pizza Lounge: On April 26, 1994, Atlanta-based LaFace Records released the debut album of legendary hip-hop duo Outkast. To celebrate the coming 25th anniversary of “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik,” Slice of Soul Pizza Lounge is hosting a shindig complete with Memphis’ DJ Zoom, as well as food and drink specials. Early arrival is suggested. – Elle Perry

6-9 p.m. Free entry. 1299 Madison Ave.

Music Export Memphis’ Tambourine Bash at Century House: Get a sense for the contemporary Memphis music scene and support it to at this second benefit event for Music Export Memphis’ “Ambassadors” grant program, which supports touring by Memphis musicians. Among the musicians scheduled to perform: Nick Black, Talibah Safiya, Coldway, Daz Rinko, Cameron Bethany, Marcella Simien and the Unapologetic crew. Food from the Majestic Grille and booze from Old Dominick Distillery. Click here to buy tickets. – Herrington

7 - 10 p.m. $50. 151 Vance Ave.

ConnecTI panel at Temple Israel Crosstown:

Correction: This ConnecTI event will be held on Thursday, April 25, not April 18 as listed. ConnecTI, Temple Israel’s young professional community, is hosting the last in a three-part series of panel discussions on anti-Semitism in America. ConnecTI chose to host the events in response to Judeophobia and the massacre in Pittsburgh. The events are designed for diverse audiences to be able to learn, converse and build community. This session features WREG-TV Channel 3 reporter Stacy Jacobson and Rhodes College professor Jonathan Judaken. It will close with a Q and A session and networking. – Perry

7 p.m. 1350 Concourse Ave., Suite 457

Keith Paluso at Cafe Eclectic: Germantown Park Ranger Keith Paluso – as seen on NBC’s "The Voice"– is performing a set at Café Eclectic’s Midtown location. Other local musicians  also will perform. Paluso’s set is from 7-7:45 p.m. – Abigail Warren

7 p.m. Admission is free. 603 N. McLean Blvd.

Friday

Verbally Effective Podcast “From DMs to Dating” at Hattiloo Theatre: V101.1 personality Ena Esco wants to help Memphians navigate the digital dating world. So, she’s bringing eligible singles out of their social media solace and into the Hattiloo Theatre to have a real-life discussion about what goes down in the DMs. Esco will be joined on her live podcast by other notable Memphians in the hip-hop mediaspace, including Mr. Del, Flamaholics, DJ Superman and Kendrick P. – Jared Boyd

7-9 p.m. $15. 37 S. Cooper St.

Saturday

Still We Rise: African-American Women's History Tour at Elmwood Cemetery: Black history isn’t just for the month of February. During this Elmwood tour, volunteer guide Mable Barringer will lead guests to some of the African-American women who lie at rest within the historic Memphis cemetery. They’ll get to hear about women with journeys that ranged from political leaders to poets. Those partaking in the two-hour tour that covers much of the cemetery grounds should wear their best pair of walking shoes and clothing appropriate for the day’s weather. Tour proceeds benefit maintenance of the cemetery. – Perry

1-2:30 p.m. $20 (advance registration required). 824 S. Dudley St.

The Films of John Hughes at Time-Warp Drive-In: Relive your teen years, gawk at those of your parents or older siblings (or your kids or younger siblings or maybe just rich suburban white teens with whom you can’t quite identify?), or just grok where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lifted her dance moves as Time-Warp Drive-In presents “Don’t You Forget About Me: The Teen Film Universe of John Hughes.” The triple-feature will include “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986), where Matthew Broderick cuts class for a day in the city (Chicago); the previously referenced “The Breakfast Club” (1985), where five high-school social types spend Saturday in detention; and “Weird Science” (1985), where two geeks create a dream woman. (“Weird Science” is the only one of these I haven’t seen since I was a yoot [Joe Pesci voice] myself, and I’d be curious how well it holds up circa 2019.) As always, Time-Warp is at Malco’s Summer Drive-In. See here for more info.  – Herrington

Gates open at 6:30 p.m., movies at 7:30 p.m. $10.

David Sedaris at Germantown Performing Arts Center: I’ll confess that the extent of my David Sedaris reading is his 1997 Christmas collection “Holidays on Ice,” which includes the truly hysterical “Santaland Diaries,” about his experiences working as a department-store elf. But that title is a slim volume large body of work for the popular author, essayist, humorist, radio contributor, and Grammy-winning spoken-word performer. Sedaris brings his wit to the GPAC stage in the wake of his latest book, “Theft By Finding (Diaries 1977-2002).” See here for more info. – Herrington

8 p.m. $80-$100

Of Montreal at Minglewood Hall’s 1884 Lounge: With a sound variously influenced by glam, punk, and psychedelic rock, and hailing from the same Southern college town (Athens, Georgia) as an earlier generation of proud weirdos (R.E.M., B-52’s), Kevin Barnes’ of Montreal has proved an surprisingly enduring indie-rock vehicle. Among the band’s acolytes: Memphis-connected alt-pop stars MGMT. Yip Deceiver opens. See here for more. – Herrington

9 p.m., $22


Editors note: The ConnecTI panel at Temple Israel Crosstown is being held next Thursday, April 25, not April 18.

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