VOL. 129 | NO. 95 | Thursday, May 15, 2014
Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest will be held Thursday, May 15, through Saturday, May 17, in Tom Lee Park on Riverside Drive. Hundreds of teams compete for more than $110,000 in prizes. Visit memphisinmay.org.
The Daily News will present the 2014 Money & Markets: State of the Economy seminar and panel discussion Thursday, May 15, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Brooks Museum, 1934 Poplar Ave. Art Hogan, chief market strategist for Wunderlich Securities Inc., will present the keynote. Tickets are $25. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com.
Overton Square will hold a Thursdays Squared concert Thursday, May 15, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Tower Courtyard at Trimble Place and Florence Street. Bluff City Backsliders and Dead Soldiers will perform. The series continues through Aug. 28. Visit thursdayssquared.com.
The Peabody will hold a rooftop party Thursday, May 15, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Ghost Town Blues Band will perform. Tickets are $10. Visit peabodymemphis.com.
Memphis Orchid Society will hold its annual show and sale Friday, May 16, through Sunday, May 18, at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Parking and admission is free. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com for a schedule.
Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host Food Truck Friday on May 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. Admission to the gardens is free during food truck hours. Visit dixon.org.
Memphis Symphony Orchestra will present “Rebirth of the Dream,” a concert inspired by the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Friday, May 16, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. Tickets start at $15. Visit memphissymphony.org.
Memphis College of Art will present “Best in Class 2013/2014,” an exhibition of the best undergraduate artwork from the past academic year, Saturday, May 17, through July 11 in the Rust Hall main gallery, 1930 Poplar Ave. Visit mca.edu.
Bikesploitation 4 will be held Saturday, May 17, at 2 p.m. at the Metal Museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive. The event will include a live bicycle sculpture, photo booth, live music, film screenings and more. A bike parade and slow ride jam will begin at 11:50 a.m. at six starting points across Memphis. Visit bikesploitation.com for a schedule.