Trolley Tour ‘Time’
It’s the night for the monthly South Main Art Trolley Tour, and one of the featured exhibitions is “Chronos and Kairos: A show about time,” curated by Memphis College of Art graduate student Justin Bowles. There will a be reception at MCA’s Nesin Graduate Center, as well as openings and receptions at other galleries and the opportunity to stroll and shop at stores and boutiques until 9. “Chronos and Kairos” will be displayed through Wednesday.
6-9 p.m. 477 S. Main. Call 901-272-5100.
‘Succession’ of ‘colors’
The second in the “Circuitious Succession” series of 16 weekly exhibitions curated by Jason Miller opens with a reception at Gasoline. The artist is Valia Oliver, and her show is “Eclipsing Colors.” There will be a gallery talk by the artist at 7. Her work will be displayed only through Wednesday by appointment.
6-9 p.m. 2493 Broad. Call 901-229-1041.
Make it a double
The fashions and hairdos weren’t the only scary things in the 1980s, as the Orpheum will demonstrate with a “Fright Night” supernatural double feature of the classic comedy “Ghostbusters,” followed by the suburban haunting of “Poltergeist.” Memphis filmmaker C. Scott McCoy (director of the documentary “Antenna”) will set the mood starting at 6:30 p.m. with a “Beyond the Screen with Indie Memphis” presentation about the great horror and fantasy films of the ’80s. Then WKNO-TV Channel 10 horror host Professor Ghoul will introduce the double bill with a special film clip.
7 p.m. Tickets: $7, or $5 for Indie Memphis members and kids 12 and under. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.
Classic for kids
Remember the flying boy who won’t grow up, a pirate with a hook and a place called Neverland? Germantown Community Theatre’s production of “Peter Pan,” adapted by St. Benedict theater teacher Ryan Kathman and directed by Ridgeway High theater teacher Julie Reinbold, brings the classic back for kids this summer.
7 p.m. Fridays/Saturdays, and 2:30 p.m. Saturdays/Sundays from July 26-28 at GCT (3037 Forest Hill-Irene) and Aug 2-4 at Kroc Center (800 East Parkway S.). $10 adults (18 and over), $7 kids under 18. Info: 901-937-3023 and gctcomeplay.org.
Hank Jr. in Southaven
On last year’s Old School New Rules, outlaw country icon Hank Williams Jr. continues be outspoken with tracks like “Takin’ Back the Country,” though he also mixes in some of his trademark boozy fare like the Brad Paisley collaboration “I’m Gonna Get Drunk and Play Hank Williams.” Expect Williams to continue his controversial ways when he performs at Southaven’s Landers Center with young’uns Chris Young and Keith Anderson.
7 p.m. 6285 Snowden Lane, Southaven. Tickets: $35.50 and $59.50; available at the box office and through Ticketmaster. 662-892-2660. Visit snowdengroveamphitheater.com.
Drewry CD release
Memphis singer-songwriter Rice Drewry and his band Six Degrees unveil their new CD, Rhythm of the Rain with a show at Minglewood Hall’s 1884 Lounge. Performing with the group will be special guests Donna Wolf on fiddle and the record’s producer, Jack Holder, on guitar. Bryan Hayes opens, playing songs from his new disc, Tangled Up In You.
Doors: 7 p.m. 1555 Madison. Admission: $15 with CD; $10 without. 901-312-6058. Visit minglewoodhall.com.
Tunica’s gone country
Country crooner Gary Allan recently announced that he and roots-rock singer Sheryl Crowe will join forces this fall on a co-headlining tour. But fans who can’t wait until then can hear him perform songs from his recently released chart-topping ninth album, Set You Free, at Horseshoe Casino’s Bluesville.
8 p.m. 1021 Casino Center Drive. Tunica Resorts, Miss. Tickets: $35, $45, $55, and $100; available at the box office and through Ticketmaster. 800-303-7463. Visit horseshoetunica.com.
Light your fire
The July 18 Queen movie was rained out, so this year’s Indie Memphis Concert Film Series begins for real with “The Doors Live at the Bowl ’68,” a July 5 Hollywood Bowl concert that aficionados regard as perhaps the band’s finest recorded moment. The screening is especially timely considering the May 20 death of keyboard player Ray Manzarek, whose signature Vox Continental combo organ was as much a defining element of the Doors’ sound as Jim Morrison’s baritone.
8:30 p.m. Levitt Shell. Visit indiememphis.com or levittshell.org.
Savannah, Ga., power trio Black Tusk, who just this week released their new EP of punk-inflected sludge metal, Tend No Wounds, headline a bill of heavy music at the New Daisy. Area acts Dawn Patrol, Kreapr, Crowlord and Severe Headwound also perform.
Doors: 7 p.m. 330 Beale St. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Advance tickets available at the box office day of show, by phone at 866-468-7630, at Spin Street and Replays, and online at newdaisy.com. 901-525-8981.
Sweet soul music
One-time Stax guitarist Mark Anthony Lee gets back to his soul roots with a show at the Center For Southern Folklore.
Doors: 8:30 p.m. 119 S. Main. Free. 901-525-3655. Visit southernfolklore.com.
A former guitarist for the long-running surf-punk band Agent Orange, Laramie Dean teams with drummer Jimmy Dale, son of surf rock originator Dick Dale, on his current tour, which stops for a show at the Hi-Tone’s new location. The Rebel Surfers and Hardship Anchors also perform.
Doors: 7:30 p.m. 412-414 N. Cleveland. Admission: $8; advance tickets available online at hitonememphis.com. 901-278-8663.
The poster for the Cooper-Young Festival will be unveiled during a party at Haizlip Studio. The poster was created by local artist Lurlynn Franklin, who produced the Memphis in May International festival poster in 2000. The party features refreshments, beverages and music by Standby for Mars. The event is free and open to the public. The Cooper-Young Festival takes place Sept. 14.
6-8 p.m. 2125 Central. Call 901-276-7222.
Next week the students of the Stax Music Academy will head out on a tour of the South that will culminate with a performance in New Orleans. But before they go, the group will take the stage at B.B. King’s Blues Club for a performance on Thursday evening.
7:30 p.m. 143 Beale. For more information, call 901-524-5464.
The “Global Lens” international film series continues with “The Fantasic World of Juan Orol,” a far-out 2012 biopic about a B-movie actor and director who has been described as the Ed Wood of Mexico. Robert Soso won the Ariel Award (Mexico’s equivalent of the Oscar) for Best Actor for his portrayal of Orol.
6 p.m., Meeting Room C., Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar. Admission: free. Call (901) 415-2816.