Art, music, and holiday previews

By Tamara Walker
At Cooper-Young Night Out, local antique, specialty, and retail shops, as well as more than a dozen award-winning restaurants and bars, stay open late to offer discounts on everything from sushi to sweet potato fries. Come enjoy a night out on Thursday, November 4, from 5-9pm.

Rocking the gazebo at 6pm is earthy and edgy alternative folk band, The Passerine. Raised on a steady diet of bluegrass and Bob Dylan, Minnesota native Hilary Anderson leads the band with raw vocals and a provocative message. Maryland percussionist Corey Yoder joined forces with Hilary in 2010 adding the texture and depth of mountain rhythm to Hilary’s prairie soul. Adopting the name from the Latin word for songbird, The Passerine, seeks to bring songs of truth and hope to a thirsty world. The Passerine is a refreshing new face on the folk scene that we know you will love.

A half-block west of the gazebo at Peabody Elementary, we will be celebrating the love of art at the reception for the winners and participants of this year’s Young Artist Contest. Come and view art on display in the school’s cafeteria created by Memphis area students. The reception will be held from 6-7pm and is sponsored by Lenny’s Sub Shop. Enjoy free refreshments while you take in some great art.

There will be a book signing at Burke’s Book Store from 5:30- 6:30pm for A Taste of Memphis Music: The Cookbook. A number of musicians and other contributors will be on hand including Johnnie Walker, Executive Director of Memphis and Shelby County Music Commission; Will Phillips, graphic designer; Nancy Apple, singer/songwriter; Lila, jazz violinist; and Sherry Misner, co-director of Live at the Garden. Musical performances by Vickie Loveland, Lila, and members of Lila’s School of Performing Arts make this a must stop for the evening. The funds raised from the sale of the cookbook will support the Musicians Healthcare Plan, providing free healthcare services for Memphis musicians.

Other highlights for the evening include Painted Planet, where refreshments and a pianist will accompany their big sale of 25% off handmade jewelry and 50% off all the gallery jewelry. Toad Hall Antiques is bringing back Memphis Designer Mike Taylor for two classes beginning at 6pm and 7pm. Come and spend time with Mike and learn how to decorate your home with style and sass on a budget! While you’re there get a sneak preview of the holiday décor and gifts available at Toad’s Annual Holiday Open House that starts on November 12. David Perry Smith Gallery will be featuring new paintings by Greg Gustafson, Andy Reed, and Laura Painter Stafford. Bob and Susie Salley will be on the patio at Celtic Crossing and DJ Eggroll will be at Café Ole starting at 9pm. The Reef is serving up their $5 martinis, it’s Mic Night at Java Cabana, and Fortunate Insights has discounts throughout the store! There is truly something for everyone at this month’s Cooper-Young Night Out on November 4!

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