VOL. 124 | NO. 204 | Friday, October 16, 2009
The University of Memphis College of Communication and Fine Arts will recognize filmmaker Craig Brewer today at 11:30 a.m. at Charles Vergos Rendezvous, 52 S. Second St. Brewer will receive the 2009 Distinguished Achievement Award in the Creative and Performing Arts. Cost is $50 per person and $350 for a table of eight. For reservations, call 678-5086 or 678-4372.
The Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host a photography workshop with Mike Boatman Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. Attendees must bring their own camera. Space is limited and reservations are required. Cost is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. For more information, call 761-5250.
Hattiloo Theatre will present “Hattiloo in the Park” Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at Mud Island River Park. The theater’s ensemble will perform a montage of dramatic vignettes from “Romeo & Juliet,” “Fences” and “God’s Trombones.” For more information, call 502-3486.
Dr. Darius Gray will speak Saturday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry St. Gray will speak about African-American family history and the importance of family in today’s world. He also will speak Sunday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2450 St. Elmo Ave.
The Orpheum Theatre will host the seventh annual Orpheum Star Search Saturday at 8 p.m. at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Tickets are $10. The event promotes regional talent and spotlights local high school and college students. More than $15,000 in prizes will be awarded. For more information, visit www.orpheum-memphis.com.
Network of Memphis will hold a dinner meeting Monday at 5:30 p.m. at Café Toscana, 5007 Black Road. U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, will speak. For more information, visit www.networkmemphis.org.
In-Synk will host a live telecast of Jim Collin’s keynote address at the Gazelles/Fortune Small Business Growth Summit Tuesday at 8 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., Suite 909. Collins is the author of “Good to Great” and will discuss his latest discoveries in studying small- and mid-sized companies that have thrived. Cost is $75. To register, visit in-synkcollinstelecast.eventbrite.com or call 276-0200.
The Crittenden Regional Hospital Foundation will host “Patch Adams: Living a Life of Joy” featuring Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. Tickets are $100 per person or $1,000 for a table of 10. Deadline for reservations is Oct. 28. For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, call 870-735-1500, Ext. 107, or visit http://foundation.crittendenregional.org.