Go Out! Fun events this week

Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore in 'Grey Gardens'

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Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore in 'Grey Gardens'


Double fun

Get a double-decker's worth of art in Ole Miss country, where a new monthly Oxford Art Crawl begins 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. The town's historic double-decker bus will take folks around the area's galleries and art spaces, and visitors can meet with artists, sip on wine and stroll Oxford's square.

For more information, call 662-236-6429 or go to oxfordarts.com.


Metal health

Miami sludge metal combo Torche comes to the Hi-Tone Café, 1913 Poplar Ave. Post Teens and X-Ray Eyeballs will also appear on the bill.

Cover is $10; call 278-8663.


Beale meets Brooks

Thanks to the 1975 documentary "Grey Gardens," the eccentric mother-and-daughter team of Edith "Big Edie" Bouvier Beale and Edith "Little Edie" Beale — former socialites living in squalor in a decaying East Hampton mansion — became cult heroes and unlikely shabby-chic fashion icons. The Beales' legacy lives on when the 2009 HBO movie "Grey Gardens," starring Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore, screens at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, introduced by theater director Jimmy LeDuc, whose production of the musical version of "Grey Gardens" is at Playhouse on the Square. A cocktail party precedes the film at 6 p.m.; people are encouraged to dress as their favorite Beale.

7 p.m., Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Tickets: $8, or $6 for museum members. Visit brooksmuseum.org.


The first feature documentary about a Mid-South cultural phenomenon, "Memphis Heat: The True Story of Memphis Wrasslin'" has its red carpet (or should that be canvas and turnbuckle?) world premiere at the Malco Paradiso. Numerous Old School professional wrestlers will attend, and the onscreen stars include Sputnik Monroe, Jackie Fargo and "Superstar" Bill Dundee.

7 and 9 p.m., Paradiso, 584 S. Mendenhall. Tickets: $10. Visit memphisheathemovie.com.

Return of the astro-nut

"The American Astronaut" — a cult musical sci-fi space Western that puts the koo-koo into Kubrick and the loony into Lucas — screens at 7:30 p.m. in a free show at the Summer Quartet Drive-In, 5310 Summer. Starring its writer-director, Cory McAbee, the film premiered — appropriately enough — in 2001, at the Sundance Film Festival. The screening is presented by ArtsMemphis Bravo and Indie Memphis. A premovie get-together begins at 6 p.m. at Taqueria la Guadalupana, 4818 Summer.

Visit indiememphis.com or artsmemphis.org.

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