The Week Ahead: April 23-29

The Week Ahead: April 23-29

Good morning, Memphis. There’s no better way to start off your week than hearing the beautiful sounds of a world famous boys’ choir from London inside a historic Memphis church Downtown. And the concert is free!

For those with a sweet tooth, Muddy’s Bake Shop is hosting a tour and tasting at its Broad Avenue baking kitchen, at 2497 Broad Ave., on Friday. The tour – set for 6 p.m. till 8 p.m. – offers a peek behind the curtain at how the sweet treats empire produces its desserts. The tours are open to the public and happen once a month at the Broad Avenue kitchen, giving the public a chance to watch the baking team create cupcakes, pies and more.

Read the full article at Memphis Daily News.

The East Buntyn Art Walk Presents Classic Art Work

The East Buntyn Art Walk Presents Classic Art Work

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - It was a beautiful day Saturday for the East Buntyn Art Walk.

The event hosted 100 artists showing their work of paintings, photography, woodworking, and more.

Hands-on activities were available for kids, and the event included a collage dance collective and an art market on Bingham.

Read the full article and watch the video at Local Memphis News.

Overton Square launches free outdoor movie series

Overton Square launches free outdoor movie series

As part of an effort to attract families and "activate" its courtyard, Overton Square next week will launch a free series of outdoor movies, from vintage black-and-white classics ("Casablanca") to recent rainbow-splashed hits ("Finding Dory").

The movies will be shown on a 16-foot-wide pull-down screen that has been installed inside the stage on the west end of the courtyard behind the main Overton Square complex of connected businesses and restaurants on Madison Avenue. For seating, people are invited to bring chairs and blankets.

Read the full article at The Commercial Appeal.

Like it or not, Memphis liquor stores ramp up for Sunday wine sales

Like it or not, Memphis liquor stores ramp up for Sunday wine sales

Some Memphis-area liquor stores on Friday started scrambling their work schedules after Gov. Bill Haslam signed a law allowing Sunday liquor sales.

Others pressed the pause button.

“We’re making the personal decision to wait until July to open,'' said Britton Long, assistant manager of Buster's Liquors & Wines in East Memphis. The wait allows the store's 43 employees to "psychologically prepare'' for working on Sundays, he said.

Read the full article and watch the video at The Commercial Appeal.

Get Ready For Free Movie Nights at Overton Square

Get Ready For Free Movie Nights at Overton Square

Overton Square has announced a free new Movie Nights series in their courtyard on Thursday evenings featuring their new outdoor screen with state-of-the-art surround sound.

Movie Nights kick off with a special Chimes Square Naming Party & Movie on Thursday, April 26th. They’ll be giving away three sets of handmade wind chimes from Woodstock Chimes and movie tickets from Malco Theatres, Inc. You’ll be able to enter to win a set of Malco tickets and movie-themed Woodstock wind chimes at every Movie Night. You can also order ahead and pick up dinner for your whole group from one of the Overton Square restaurants to eat in the courtyard.

Read the full article at Choose 901.

The Memphis Weekender: April 20 – 22

The Memphis Weekender: April 20 – 22

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 ahead. In the case of inclement weather, check with each event’s page for updates.

Read the full article at Choose 901.

Exclusive: Overton Square brands courtyard, launches movie series

Exclusive: Overton Square brands courtyard, launches movie series

New York may have Times Square, but Memphis is getting Chimes Square.

The courtyard at Overton Square's new brand plays off the bustling New York intersection and nods to the courtyard's wind chimes — one of the largest sets in the world.

Read the full article at Biz Journals.

5 Things To Do This Weekend: 4/20 – 4/22

5 Things To Do This Weekend: 4/20 – 4/22

3. East Buntyn Art Walk, Midland Avenue, Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., free, all ages
Head to Midland Ave between Prescott Street and Reese Street for the 8th annual East Buntyn Art Walk, where residents will turn their front yards into galleries for local and regional artists. Mingle with the neighbors at this kid, people, and pet-friendly event.

Read the full article at I Love Memphis Blog.

The 9:01: Welcoming hot chicken to Memphis and more food talk

The 9:01: Welcoming hot chicken to Memphis and more food talk

Good morning in Memphis, where it's hard out here for cities, but first …

I drove by the new Hattie B’s Hot Chicken on Cooper three times yesterday. At 11:30, early in the lunch hour, and at 1:30, late in the lunch hour, and even at 3:30, a culinary no-man’s land: The line spilled out the door and down to the street. Two hours later, early dinner time, my wife saw the same on her way home from work.

Read the full article at The Commercial Appeal.

SB Weekend Memphis

SB Weekend Memphis

Join the Memphis Zoo for Roar and Pour, a delicious culinary and cocktail experience you do not want to miss. From 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., taste the delights of Alchemy Memphis, Belly Acres, Tennessee Taco Company, CHAR, Erling Jensen and many more local favorites. Get ready to snack and sip to your heart's content!

Read the full article at SB Weekend Memphis.

Overton Square Adds Two New Restaurants in One Week

Overton Square Adds Two New Restaurants in One Week

Loeb Properties has announced that Bogard, a new upscale restaurant that will serve contemporary Southern-inspired dishes, has signed a 3,790-square-foot lease in Overton Square.

Though the restaurant partially takes its name from co-owner Edward Bogard, it also an acronym for “Buying One Gives Another Rare Dish,” as each meal purchased at the restaurant will provide another meal for a person in need thanks to a partnership with the Mid-South Food Bank

Read the full article at Memphis Daily News.

Overton Square Crawfish Festival

Overton Square Crawfish Festival

MEMPHIS, Tenn (localmemphis.com) - The 2018 Bayou Overton Square Crawfish Festival took over Midtown Memphis on Saturday.

Festivities included live music from local acts, beer and of course plenty of boiled crawfish.

Madison Avenue was packed with people twisting, pinching and devouring piles of crawfish in support of Special Olympics of Greater Memphis.

Read the full article at Local Memphis.

Editorial: While gentrification may be a concern for Midtown Memphis one day, it's not today

Editorial: While gentrification may be a concern for Midtown Memphis one day, it's not today

For some, incentivized housing raises the specter of gentrification. We get it. The success of Overton Square has attracted national retail and restaurant investments into Midtown in a way that people said simply couldn’t happen 10 years ago. Without naming names, those businesses are not always seen as welcome additions in the area.

Read the full article at Biz Journals.

East Buntyn Art Walk

East Buntyn Art Walk

As children we are encouraged to nurture our creative side. Enthusiastic parents fill social media feeds with photos of their young ones performing in plays, singing at talent shows, and- as Junior Chefs- baking sweet works of art. But that enthusiasm appears to wane when, as young adults, we express a desire to pursue the artist’s life. We are asked about our “Plan B,” told to focus on getting a “real job,” and reminded that “having a hobby is different from having a career.” So, we seek out pockets of people in the places where we reside whose enthusiasm is still full of vigor, whose support of the artist’s life gives us encouragement to continue on, and who remind us through their actions that creativity and art are still much-needed pillars of our communities. East Buntyn is one of those pockets and its residents are as enthusiastic as ever about Memphis-area artists.

Read the full article at City Current.

Something for everyone at summer fairs and festivals in Memphis

Something for everyone at summer fairs and festivals in Memphis

It’s no coincidence that many of our festivals and fairs are scheduled to take place when our weather is likely to be on its best behavior — hopefully not too hot, not too humid and not too rainy.

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Overton Square Crawfish Festival (April 14, noon - 6 p.m., Free entry) Crawfish and Cajun food, arts and crafts vendors, and live music set up on Madison Avenue between Cooper Street and Morrison Street. Artist Market booths and vendor booths (no food vendors) available. Event benefits Special Olympics. http://overtonsquare.com/upcoming-events/2018/4/14/overton-square-crawfish-festival;  (901) 281-6468

Read the full article at The Commercial Appeal.

New restaurant coming to Overton Square will help feed homeless

New restaurant coming to Overton Square will help feed homeless

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A new Overton Square restaurant is getting a lot of buzz.

The talk about Bogard’s is not just about the food, but also about feeding the homeless through the Mid-South Food Bank.

Owner Edward Bogard said the newest restaurant coming to Overton Square will have a Southern-inspired menu.

Read the full article at WMC Action News 5.

Get Your Crawfish Fix This Weekend

Get Your Crawfish Fix This Weekend

Are you a lover of crawfish? Get excited because Memphis is ushering in the spring season with plenty of tasty events for the whole family.

Head out to Overton Square to enjoy crawfish and other Cajun delights! There will also be two stages featuring live music from regional bands, a kids area, and an arts and crafts market with over 60 vendors. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Greater Memphis.

Read the full article at Choose 901.

The Memphis Weekender: April 13 – 15

The Memphis Weekender: April 13 – 15

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 ahead. In the case of inclement weather, check with each event’s page for updates.

Read the full article at Choose 901.

‘Southern-Inspired’ Restaurant Coming to Overton Square

‘Southern-Inspired’ Restaurant Coming to Overton Square

A new upscale restaurant called Bogard that will serve contemporary Southern-inspired dishes has signed a 3,790-square-foot lease in Overton Square, Loeb Properties Inc. has announced.

The restaurant partially takes its name from co-owner Edward Bogard, and is an acronym for “Buying One Gives Another Rare Dish,” as each meal purchased at the restaurant will provide another meal for a person in need thanks to a partnership with the Mid-South Food Bank.

Read the full article at Memphis Daily News.