My Busy Memphis Weekend: Drive By Press, New World Henna and Bill Callahan

Posted by Holly Whitfield | December 7th 2009 1808 0

There was a ton going on in Memphis this past weekend, and I have to admit – I didn’t make it out to as many things as I should have.

Friday night, I went to the Drive By Press show at Five in One.

Drive By Press at Five in One in Memphis, Tenn.

Drive By Press at Five in One in Memphis, Tenn.

In addition to their gallery work, the Drive By Press guys brought their huge portable printing press and woodcuts to make custom t-shirts.

Drive By Press in action at Vini, Memphis, Tenn.

Drive By Press in action at Vini, Memphis, Tenn.

They had a sweet roller skate wood cut, but it wouldn’t fit on the back of my hoodie. Instead, I had Michael (from Vini) print a giant bird on the back and Joseph Velasquez from Drive By Press do some text on the front.

Saturday, I was pinned into my house by the St. Jude Memphis Marathon. I heard great things about the race from my friends that ran in the 5K and half-marathon. Congratulations to all of the runners!

On Sunday, my friend (and fellow Woman of Mass Destrcution) Beth Hendrickson came over to do some bridal mehndi style henna on my hands and feet.

Those are my feet, in progress.

Bridal mehndi takes a long time. My feet and hands together took about eight hours. While she was doing it, I chilled out, relaxed, watched a lot of Hulu and tried not to move around too much.

Here’s the finished product on my hands:

Bridal Mehndi by New World Henna

Bridal Mehndi by New World Henna

If you’re getting married, or just want some temporary flash for your hands and feet, I highly recommend Beth. Check out her company, New World Henna, for more details.

Last night, I took my fancy hands to the Hi-Tone to see Bill Callahan (aka Smog). It was a super mellow show. There were only about 30 people there, and it was super quiet for Bill’s awesome set.

Bill Callahan, Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis, Tenn.

Bill Callahan, Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis, Tenn.

It was another great weekend in Memphis. Bring on the week!

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. marjorie says:

    Love the henna. I did not realize it took so long! How long will it last on you? It is really stunning.

    • It’ll last about two weeks. It’s strange – the color stain varies by the thickness of the skin that it’s on. My palms are super dark, the inside of my wrist is barely there, and my feet are a nice medium color.

  2. Thanks for sharing, I really appreciate it

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