The Memphis Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will host its 58th annual Professional Development Seminar, Friday, April 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Cost is $125. Contact Sharon Gardner at 752-6213 or

The Bradley Law Firm will hold a seminar titled “The Truth About the VA Aid & Pension Benefit” Friday, April 27, at 10 a.m. at the firm’s office, 606 S. Mendenhall Road, suite 350. Cost is free. Contact Anthony Bradley at or 682-2030.

Rotary Club of Memphis Central will meet Friday, April 27, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Ann Dudash of Memphis in May will discuss this year’s honored country, the Philippines. Cost is $15 for non-members. R.S.V.P. to Dick Wieland at 270-3778.

The Downtown Memphis Commission will meet Friday, April 27, at noon in the DMC conference room, 114 N. Main St.

The Memphis Bar Association will host the fifth annual Law Week Launch Party Friday, April 27, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Court Square. The event will include food, drinks and a performance by WALRUS. Attendees are asked to bring a canned good for the Mid-South Food Bank.

Theatre Memphis will present “Noises Off” Thursdays through Sundays from Friday, April 27, through May 3 on the Lohrey Stage at the theater, 630 Perkins Road Extended. Visit or call 682-8323 for tickets.

MorGreen Nursery and Landscape will hold the annual “Arts in the Garden” party benefiting Page Robbins Adult Day Care Center Friday, April 27, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at MorGreen, 468 U.S. 72 W. Cost is $25. Visit or call 853-9877 for details.

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music will hold Stax to the Max: A Soulsville Street Festival Saturday, April 28, from noon to 7 p.m. at the museum, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Cost to the festival is free; admission to Stax is $1 from noon to 5 p.m. Visit

The Brister Street Music Festival will be held Saturday, April 28, and Sunday, April 29, at the Levitt Shell, 1930 Poplar Ave. in Overton Park. Bristerfest will include more than 30 jam, bluegrass, reggae and Latin music performances. Cost is $15 each day. Visit for tickets.