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thursday October 5

"Adrift on an Inland Sea"

Donald W. Reynolds Center, Mid-South Community College,

2000 West Broadway, West Memphis, Arkansas, through November 9th

"Adrift on an Inland Sea" is a retrospective of work by area artist Dolph Smith.

Folk Alliance Event

The Warehouse, 65 G.E. Patterson,

8:30-midnight

New to the area, the Folk Alliance is spreading word of its "no boundaries" approach to folk music, encompassing blues, gospel, Americana, bluegrass, and more. Eventgoers must RSVP at

www.folk.org.

friday October 6

Opening Reception for "Contemporary Landscapes: Artists Inspired by the Beauty of the Land"

Lisa Kurts Gallery, 6-8 p.m.

A show of landscapes by Lisa Kurts gallery artists, including Jeff Muhs, Wade Hoefer, Candice Eisenfeld, Michael Eastman, Wolf Kahn, and others.

Indie Memphis Film Festival Preview

Burke's Book Store, 7-11 p.m.

A preview party for next week's Indie Memphis Film Festival. Trailers for the festival films as well as Craig Brewer's upcoming feature Black Snake Moan will be shown. Brewer will sign Black Snake Moan posters for those making a bookstore purchase.

saturday October 7

Memphis Botanic Garden

9th Annual Plant Sale

Memphis Botanic Garden,

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Trees, shrubs, indoor plants, and more will be sold at this annual event. Garden experts will be on-hand to help with selection, and members of the Memphis Area Iris Society will be selling a selection of irises.

The Blues Ball 2006

The Pyramid, 6:30 p.m.

The 13th Annual Blues Ball is dedicated to Jerry Lee Lewis. Other honored guests include the Bar-Kays. Proceeds go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Madonna Learning Center, the Baddour Center, and other charities.

Sunday October 8

Choral Evening Song

St. John's Episcopal Church, 4 p.m.

The Memphis Boyschoir and the Memphis Chamber Choir perform music by Herbert Howells, John Taverner, David Ouchterlony, Thomas Tomkins, and Charles Villiers Standford.

Bodacious Battle of the Bands

Liberty Bowl Stadium, 4 p.m., $17

The fifth annual event for marching bands. This year's featured guests include recording artists Omarion and bands from the University of Arkansas and Southern University.

monday October 9

Out of the Box

Memphis Hilton, 10 a.m., $40

Presented by the Salvation Army Greater Memphis Women's Auxiliary. Actress Dixie Carter and local stage actor Marler Stone will narrate the history of the Salvation Army, featuring music and fashion from the organization's more than 100-year history. Fashion designer Dana Buchman will be there to preview her fall line. There will also be a silent auction.

tuesday October 10

Booksigning by Amy Scheibe

Davis-Kidd Booksellers, 11:30 a.m.

Amy Scheibe signs copies of What Do You Do All Day, now out in paperback. The comic novel follows a driven woman who trades in her career at an auction house to become a stay-at-home mother with not only a new baby but a clique of alpha-Moms, an out-of-town husband, and a meddling mother-in-law to boot.

Entertaining Motions 2006

Buckman Performing and Fine Arts

Center, 6 p.m., $35, $15 law students

The Memphis Bar Association presents an evening of music and skits, parodying the gameshow Deal or No Deal.

wednesday October 11

Calvary & the Arts

Calvary Episcopal Church, noon, $6

It's fall, so that means it's time for the annual serving of lunch and music from Calvary Episcopal Church. Today's entertainment is the folksy blues of Kate Campbell. Shrimp Creole is for lunch.

Memphis Grizzlies vs. Atlanta Hawks

FedExForum, 7 p.m.

This preseason game gives locals a preview of what's in store for a currently Pau-less Memphis Grizzlies.

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