Let's do the time warp again
Memphis, your monthly screenings of the ultimate cross-dressing rock 'n' roll sci-fi audience-participation cult classic begin again when 1975's "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"screens at 11:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Theatre, 1171 Poplar. Susan Sarandon will be there (onscreen), and so will Meat Loaf; so why not come up to the lab and see what's on the slab? Tickets: $10. Visit rockyhorrormemphis.com.
The 'Boyz' are back
A halo of glowing reviews adorned Theatre Memphis' high-octane musical comedy "Altar Boyz" last fall, which is why its "second coming" on the Next Stage through Jan. 20 is nearly prophetic. The lighthearted satire about a Christian boy band stirs the soul with witty dance numbers and sly humor perfectly captured by five talented local performers. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 20 at Theatre Memphis, 630 Perkins Ext. Tickets are $28 adults, $15 students. Call 901-682-8323.
Drawings of everything
Material will have a reception and one-night showing Friday for the exhibition "Flora, Fauna & Dwellings, Mountains, Rivers, & Seas: The Drawings of Michael Bogle." The artist, a Memphis native, lives in Lexington, Tenn. 6 to 8 p.m. 2553 Broad. Call 901-219-1942.
The Memphis Urban Sketchers, part of an international movement, will present the efforts of 17 local artists in "Urban Sketchers: Selected Work." There will be an opening reception Friday at ANF Architects, with the pieces displayed through Feb. 1. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. 1500 Union. Call 901-678-6868.
Opening at GPAC
The Germantown Performing Arts Center will hold a reception Friday for exhibitions by local artists Kerry Peeples ("Landscape & Wax") and Pam Santirojprapai ("Angel"). Their work will be displayed through Feb. 1. 6 to 9 p.m. 1801 Exeter in Germantown. Call 901-751-7500.
Local hard-core heroes Special Shoes and fellow old school punk rockers No Comply team up for what is a rare show from either band Friday night for a show at the Buccaneer Lounge, 1368 Monroe. 10 p.m. Cover: $5. For more information, call 901-278-0909.
Electronic soul duo On and Ohn, garage punk band The Sin City Scoundrels, reggae masters Chinese Connection Dub Embassy, and alternative rapper Knowledge Nick make up the eclectic lineup of locals at Juicy Jim's Pizzeria Friday. 551 S. Highland. 10 p.m. Cover: $5. Call 901-435-6243.
The New Year is shaping up nicely for country singer Lee Brice. The South Carolina native is set to marry his longtime girlfriend in April, and he is currently riding the fastest rising single of his career, "I Drive Your Truck," on the heels of two consecutive No. 1 records, "A Woman Like You" and "Hard To Love," all off last year's Hard 2 Love. Brice will perform Saturday at Sam's Town Casino's River Palace Entertainment Center in Tunica. 1477 Casino Strip Blvd., Tunica Resorts, Miss. 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 and $25, available at the box office and through Ticketmaster. For more information, visit samstowntunica.com.
Moody Oxford-Nashville folk rock trio Sleeping Bulls, whose latest is the excellent The Least Banquets, join the equally arty Memphis Dawls and blues traditionalist Jason Freeman, whose Hex & Hell was the best local blues release of last year, for a show at the Hi-Tone Saturday. 1913 Poplar. Doors open at 9 p.m. Cover: $10, advance tickets available online at hitonememphis.com. Call 901-278-8663.
The Harlem Globetrotters' 2013 "You Write the Rules" world tour — coming to FedExForum Saturday — allows fans to make the rules for an evening of hoops entertainment. Go to harlemglobetrotters.com to get started (you might make them play with six opponents). It's at 7 p.m. at the arena at 191 Beale. Tickets $21-$110. Call 901-205-2640 or visit Ticketmaster outlet stores or ticketmaster.com.
Americana singer-songwriter Michael Cooper, a Searcy, Ark., native relocated to Collierville, performs with his band at Otherlands Coffeehouse Saturday. Singer-songwriters Molly Way, Lauren Taylor, and Beth Okeon open. 641 S. Cooper. 8 p.m. Cover: $7. For more information, call 901-278-4994 or visit therlandscoffeebar.com.
Before the lights go out
Sunday is the last day to see "The Brilliance of Tiffany" at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. To mark the occasion, there will be a guided tour of the exhibition and all those glowing colorful stained-glass lamps. Space is limited, and reservations are required. 2 to 3:30 p.m. 1934 Poplar in Overton Park. Call 901-544-6242 for reservations.
Honky tonk time
Hailing from Indiana, traditional country artists Tilford Sellers & The Wagon Burners will turn the bar side of Newby's on the Highland Strip into a bona fide honky tonk Monday night. 9 p.m. Cover: $5. For more information, call 901-452-8408 or visit newbysmemphis.com.
Writer and actor Rabia Louis Haynes explores a different set of civil rights possibilities in his one-man play, "If Martin Luther King Jr. Were Alive Today" running at the Harrell Theatre. In his show, a troubled veteran returns from the war in Vietnam and contemplates the message of Dr. King's famous "Mountaintop" speech. 8 p.m. Tuesday through Jan. 19 and 3 p.m. Jan. 20. Play continues through Jan. 26 at Harrell Performing Arts Theatre in Collierville, 440 W. Powell. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 seniors. Call 310-864-4038 or 901-230-8805.
Pour some 'sugar' on me
Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, "Searching for Sugar Man" depicts the unlikely rediscovery of the Detroit Mexican-American singer-songwriter who billed himself simply as "Rodriguez" before more or less disappearing from public view in the early 1970s after recording two acclaimed but poor-selling albums of topical and personal folk-rock songs. (Sample titles: "Crucify Your Mind" and "A Most Disgusting Song.") Rodriguez is as surprised as anyone when the filmmakers reveal that although he remained forgotten in America, he is a superstar — and man of mystery — in South Africa. 7 p.m., Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Tickets: $8, or $6 for museum members. Visit brooksmuseum.org.
Brunet at the Buc
Louisiana-bred lo-fi rock darling Tess Brunet plays The Buccaneer Thursday with local electronic punk outfit Data Drums and The Switchblade Kid, aka, the Angel Sluts' Harry Koniditsiotis, opening. Brunet is the ex-drummer of the swamp rock-meets-White Stripes duo Deadboy & the Elephantmen. Her latest solo record, under the name Au Ras Au Ras, is The Great Nothing. 1368 Monroe. 9 p.m. Cover: $5. For more information call 901-278-0909.