Mark your calendar: 19 can't-miss Memphis events for 2019

Mark your calendar: 19 can't-miss Memphis events for 2019

Is there anything as full of hope and as empty of worry as a new calendar?

Maybe you have one for 2019 already, and maybe the squares on its pages are still as blissfully pristine as a blanket of new-fallen snow.

Soon enough, however, that pretty whiteness will be marred by scrawls of ink and hectoring reminders of responsibilities: doctor's appointments, school meetings, business dinners and so on.

Before that happens, why not mark your calendars for fun instead of for chores? To that end, here is a list of upcoming Memphis events — 19 happenings for 2019 that promise good times for (as the saying goes) kids of all ages.

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THIS ENTREPRENEUR IS HELPING WOMEN INVEST IN MEMPHIS RESTAURANTS

THIS ENTREPRENEUR IS HELPING WOMEN INVEST IN MEMPHIS RESTAURANTS

Through the Broad Angels Network, founder Lisa Toro is helping female-run businesses thrive in the city.

Among Broad Angels’ recent success stories is the business of pastry chef Nuha Abuduhair, who after running a successful pop-up in Memphis opened a patisserie specializing in macarons called 17 Berkshire on Overton Square. To help make it happen, Toro helped her square away her loan paperwork and even made a soft introduction at the bank. 

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Go Out: Things to do in Memphis for December 7-13

Go Out: Things to do in Memphis for December 7-13

TUESDAY

The party never stops during the award-winning documentary "Shakedown," which screens Tuesday at the Studio on the Square. (Photo: Leah Weintraub)

The winner of the Best Documentary Feature award at this year's Indie Memphis Film Festival, director Leilah Weinraub's "Shakedown" is described as an "intimate chronicle" of a Los Angeles party scene of "go-go dancing and strip shows," organized by African-American women to serve the "lesbian underground" and galvanize "a community of freaks and queers of color." If that doesn't pique your interest, stay home and watch that Chevy Chase Christmas movie; otherwise head to the Malco multiplex in Overton Square.

7 p.m., Studio on the Square. Admission: $10. Visit indiememphis.com.

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New movie ‘Uncorked’ looking for local actors before filming in Memphis this month

New movie ‘Uncorked’ looking for local actors before filming in Memphis this month

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A new movie is set to film in Memphis this month, and the directors have put out a casting call for actors.

“Uncorked” will begin filming locally Nov. 10, the Memphis & Shelby County Film Commission announced.

Casting director Christopher Gray will hold an open casting call Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hattiloo Theatre, 37 South Cooper in Overton Square. Actors who can portray African-American characters desired, along with other looks. All ages can apply.

Talent resumes and headshots appreciated but not required. You can email them to uncorkedcastingmemphis@gmail.com.

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Magic & Mystery of Christmas

Magic & Mystery of Christmas

Overton Square is filled with magic this December with a full month of events and excitement for young and old alike! Join us for our FREE Magic & Mystery of Christmas all month long! ❅

From classic holiday movies to celebrity holiday readings with carolers and cocoa, it all begins with the annual Overton Square Tree Lighting Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 6 - 8 p.m.

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10 Memphis Street Murals You Need to See!

10 Memphis Street Murals You Need to See!

Memphis is known for many things—music, food … Elvis. Add to that list some amazing artwork. There’s plenty of public art around town that’s yours for the viewing. Today, we’re focusing on murals in Memphis. They range in theme and size, but they’re all pretty impressive and worth your time to take a look. We’ve hunted them down; you just need to swing by and take a gander for yourself. Check them out:

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The Veteran’s Day Weekender: November 9 – 11

The Veteran’s Day Weekender: November 9 – 11

With all the great things going on in the 901 these days, have you ever been overwhelmed with choices? Well, you’re in luck! Every week we curate The Weekender, a post filled with a handy schedule to help you hit some of our best bets for an amazing weekend.

You can follow this schedule to a T, or use it as a launching point to plan your own adventure! The Weekender is not meant to be exhaustive but will include our suggestions to help you plan the weekend aheadIn the case of inclement weather, check with each event’s page for updates.

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