By Tamara Walker
[singlepic id=235 w=300 h=200 float=right]This month’s Night Out in Cooper-Young is Thursday, May 6th, from 5–9 pm. At the gazebo, we are welcoming acoustic guitarist William Charles. William Charles Fitzgerald started singing solos in church when he was seven years old. A local Mid-South boy whose first band out of high school, Exodust, toured the Mid-South area for several years is back. Drop by the gazebo this month to listen to original songs that embrace life and love from this gifted storyteller. Other music on this night will be provided by Bob and Susie Salley at Celtic Crossing, and Café Ole has some old-school tunes spinning on the patio. Hop over to Java Cabana for open mic night along with some half price coffee specials, too.
[singlepic id=219 w=320 h=240 float=left]Eclectic, fun Cooper-Young has a lot to offer in the form of art, health, and healing. We have two new Night Out businesses joining us this month. Fortunate Insights, a holistic and metaphysical gallery located at 2172 Young Avenue, will be offering guests ten free minutes on the Biomat in addition to 10% off all merchandise. Our newest art gallery, David Perry Smith Gallery, located at 703 New York, will be hosting an art show for local artists from 5–9 pm. Or you can stop by Artistic Body Movement at 6 pm to join a free Tai Chi and Nia class or Midtown Acupuncture to get a happy-hour discount on acupuncture. Across the street, Burke’s Book Store is celebrating their own with a triple book signing with Corey Mesler from 5:30–6:30 pm, with a reading at 6:00 pm. Stop by their $1 book section for some literary bargains.
Drop the children off at Midtown Martial Arts ATA for dinner and some taekwondo. Or try your hand at painting something for Mother’s Day at ARTjamN, who is giving a buy one, get the second half off discount on this evening. Inbalance Fitness is offering half price on their group fitness classes along with a wine and cheese party with live music and art by the Memphis College of Art students from 6–8 pm, as well. Underground Art is featuring world-renowned guest tattooist Dimitri from Paris, France, along with a buy one piercing, get the second at half price. Painted Planet has live music and refreshments with 50% off all gallery jewelry. And Greg Bowden will be painting “live” at the Planet from 6–8 pm. Stash–the Yarn Shop will have their famous knit-in and secret sale from 6–9 pm, and Worlds Apart, on Central Avenue, is hosting a wine and cheese party, so you can look at all their new discounted furniture and art for spring.
Toad Hall Antiques is hosting an art show and reception for Judy Vandergrift from 5–8 pm, and don’t miss the garden accessories for the perfect Mother’s Day present. Afterwards, kick back at one of these fabulous restaurants: Central BBQ, Au Fond, Beauty Shop, Sweet Grass, Jasmine, Do Sushi, Grace, The Reef, Young Avenue Deli, Lou’s Pizza, SoulFish, Tsunami, or Casa Grille. Happy May!