[singlepic id=167 w=320 h=240 mode=web20 float=right]By Tamara Walker
Join us to celebrate the second anniversary of the popular Cooper-Young Night Out on April 1st from 5–9 pm. The first Thursday of the month is when independent business owners stay open late and offer live music, discounts, and specials in area shops and restaurants. There is not a better way to kick off your month than with your friends in historic Cooper-Young.
Eclectic singer/songwriter Davy Ray Bennett will be playing at the gazebo at the corner of Cooper and Young Avenue starting at 5 pm. While you enjoy Davy’s tunes, stroll the sidewalk and support local artists. Darla Linerode-Henson, Jennifer Hyatt, Chuck Parr, Rene Nickel, Buckeye Hollow, Sandy Marion, and Dinah Makowsky will be hosting an artist sidewalk sale from 5–9 pm on this evening.
The new spring/summer collection of FLAX is available at Loudean’s, as well. Sign up for a gift certificate drawing and enjoy free refreshments while you explore their shop. Toad Hall Antiques is honoring Memphis abstract impressionist Jane Eveland with a reception. Be sure to check out their new shipment of spring décor and Easter happies. Artistic Body Movement Studio is offering a free Tai Chi and Nia class at 6 pm, too.
Stash-the Midtown Yarn Shop is having a Knit-In and Secret Sale from 6–9 pm. Enjoy music by Bob and Susie Salley on the patio at Celtic Crossing along with discounts on beverages and the Celtic Sampler. Also, it’s buy one, get half off of the second ARTjamN purchase at the 2160 Young studio. Grace Restaurant has discounts on a selection of small plates in their lounge/bar area.
Central BBQ has half-off their BBQ nachos and beverage specials. On tap at Young Avenue Deli and SoulFish Café, the kiddies eat free with an adult entrée. Don’t forget, it’s Open Mic night at Java Cabana or you can join Café Ole for some Happy Hour Margaritas available from 5–9 pm. East on Young Avenue, Underground Art has a buy one piercing, get ½ off next piercing special tonight.
There is also a huge clearance sale on men and women clothing at Lux. Enjoy free beer while you browse the new spring and summer designer fashions. Midtown ATA Marital Arts is offering dinner and a safe place to drop the kids for only $10 for babysitting from 5–9 pm. Molly Crosby will be signing copies of her new book, Asleep: The Forgotten Epidemic That Remains One of Medicine’s Greatest Mysteries between 5:30 and 6:30 pm at Burke’s Book Store.
Also, Inbalance Fitness is offering half-price group fitness classes, and next door at the Painted Planet, enjoy 50% off gallery jewelry and free refreshments while you shop. Stop by for a wine and cheese party at Worlds Apart, located at 2159 Central Avenue or enjoy $0.35 oysters at The Reef. The patio is open at Do Sushi and Beauty Shop; enjoy food discounts while you sip that martini! Goner Records has discounts throughout the store, too.
There are lots of exciting things happening during this anniversary night! Join in on the fun!