First Thursday Night Out returns August 7th for a night of shopping, dining and drink specials, live music, drawings and discounts on everything from sweet potato fries and vinyl records to specialty cocktails and clothing. The party starts at 5 p.m. and is sponsored by Central Automotive at 2189 Central Avenue.
Festivities and offers this month include:
In the gazebo, Memphis neo-soul singer Tonya Dyson, recently returned from singing overseas, performs from 6-9 p.m. The Covington native has been a leading figure on the modern R&B scene in her adopted hometown of Memphis. She has shared with Steve Wonder and Justin Timberlake and won raves for her debut album, Find My Way.
From 6 – 8 p.m., the Cooper-Young Business Association will host a kickoff party/poster unveiling at Haizlip Studio (2125 Central Ave.). They will be celebrating this year’s Evolve Bank & Trust Cooper-Young Festival poster artist, Jan Hankins, as well as kicking off the 27th year of festival to be held Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hankins will be signing free copies of the poster, refreshments will be served, and musician Justin Bloss will be playing.
At Allie Cat Arts (961 S. Cooper St.) local artist BobX will be screen printing posters live, and there will also be new work on display by Lamar Sorrento; Michelle Duckworth;, Adam Hunt; Kenny Hays; Robert Wolverton, Jr.; and Becky Ziemer.
Mulan Bistro (2149 Young Ave.) will have happy hour pricing until 9 p.m.
Cooper Cottage School (845 S. Cooper St.) is offering discount childcare for children 6 weeks to 8 years old, four hours of care for the price of two 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
Buy one pair of shoes at Charm Boutique (2296 Young Avenue) and get a second pair half off.
Me & Mrs. Jones (889 S. Cooper St.) will feature work by local artists, Katie Lang and Carrie Floyd during an evening of sipping and shopping from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Happy Hocker Pawnshop (975 E. Parkway S.) has a Back to School Sale on all electronics, including tablets, laptops, and computers.
Jay Etkin Gallery (942 S. Cooper St.) will have the exhibition “Introductions, part 3,” including work by Richard Kurtz and Sheldon Krevit from 6-9 p.m.
The Working Law Firm (917 S. Cooper St.) is hosting an election results watch party.
The Growler (921 S. Cooper St.) has discounts on pints and flights.
Alchemy (940 S. Cooper St.) has happy hour pricing 4- 7 p.m. on select wines, specialty cocktails and domestic bottled beer.
Phillip Ashley Chocolates (798 South Cooper St.) is having a sample-and-shop party.
Charvey McLemore performs on the Café Olé patio (959 S. Cooper St.) starting at 7 p.m.
Young Avenue Deli (2119 Young Ave.) and Soul Fish Café (862 Cooper St.) have buy one adult entrée get a child’s entrée free special.
The Beauty Shop (966 S. Cooper St.) has discounts on drinks and eats at the bar.
Chris Johnson performs at Celtic Crossing (903 S. Cooper St.) starting at 10 p.m.
It’s open mic night at Java Cabana (2170 Young Ave.) with discounts on lattes.
Greencork (2156 Young Ave.) has over an amazing collection of 32 wines to sample.
Peridot (944 S. Cooper) has art works by Tommy Foster and fur bags to purchase!