Crosstown Arthouse presents The Harder They Come
WITH A PIECE IN HIS HAND, HE TAKES ON THE MAN! The epochal cultural moment that first brought reggae to the international stage, made Jimmy Cliff a star, and demonstrated how music can change the world. Fifty years on, THE HARDER THEY COME is still electric with the feeling of discovery. This SCARFACE-y blend of crime drama and musical tracks Cliff’s country-boy-in-search-of-fame through Jamaica under the guises of laborer, recording artist, convict, ganja dealer, and outlaw folk hero. Before THE HARDER THEY COME, the collective perception of a “foreign film” was limited to the Bergmans and the Kurosawas of the world. This game-changer forever blew those doors off — and it still hasn’t lost a drop of its cool, its edge, or its way of making you dance.
WHEN: Thursday, February 13 at 7:30 PM
WHERE: Crosstown Arts
Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Many musicians claim that they “grew up in the church,” but for Robert Randolph that is literally the case. The renowned pedal steel guitarist, vocalist and songwriter led such a cloistered childhood and adolescence that he heard no secular music while growing up. If it wasn’t being played inside of the House of God Church in Orange, New Jersey—quite often by Robert and members of his own family, who upheld a long but little known gospel music tradition called sacred steel—Randolph simply didn’t know it existed.
WHEN: Thursday, February 13 at 8:00 PM
WHERE: Lafayette’s Music Room
Paws & Kisses Valentine's Party
Treat your pup to a Valentine’s pampering expereicne with free nail trims, $5 nail polish and $5 heart tattoos.
Adoptable dogs from the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County will also be available. Anyone who adopts a dog will also get a free week of daycare at PetSuites.
More fun for furry friends including vendors from Three Dog Bakery, Wonder Dog Training, Zero Logic Accessories and Kelsey Canine Medical Center.
WHEN: Saturday, February 15 at 12:00 PM
WHERE: PetSuites Collierville
Beers for Beasts
Join Memphis Made Brewing Co. for Beers for Beasts on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 5 to 10 p.m. With a suggested donation of $5 at the door, you will hear the musical wiles of Jeff Hulett, The Switchblade Kid, Piper Down, and Solar Powered Love. Goner Records’ very own DJ Zach Ives will also be in the house and Memphis Made will be donating a portion of every pint sold back to the relief efforts in Australia.
WHEN: Saturday, February 15 at 5:00 PM
WHERE: Memphis Made Brewing Co.
Rec Room Rumble
Join the Memphis Armored Fight Club for the third installment of Rec Room Rumble! MMA fighting but with REAL Swords and REAL Armor. This is NO reenactment or show – it’s fighting wherein all that separates the contestants from CERTAIN DEATH is the armor they’re wearing and the skill they wield.
WHEN: Saturday, February 15 at 8:00 PM
WHERE: Rec Room
Fantastical Fairy Houses
Make your own fairy house for your garden! Becky Zee will teach you the basics of ceramic work (pinch pot and slab construction) to build the foundation, and then will move on to demonstrate proper techniques for cutting windows and doors, attaching trim, adding chimneys, creating texture, and adding detail. When done constructing, students will be provided with a rainbow’s worth of clay paints to color their house. All skill levels welcome.
WHEN: Sunday, February 16 at 1:00 PM
WHERE: Memphis Botanic Garden