VOL. 127 | NO. 97 | Thursday, May 17, 2012
The Black Business Association of Memphis will hold a general membership meeting Thursday, May 17, at 8 a.m. at the BBA office, 555 Beale St. Contact BBA at bbamemphis.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 526-9300.
Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC will hold a labor and employment briefing Thursday, May 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and an intellectual property roundtable from noon to 1 p.m. at the firm, 165 Madison Ave. Cost is free. Register at email@example.com.
The Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division board of commissioners will meet Thursday, May 17, at 1:30 p.m. at the MLGW administration building, 220 S. Main St. Visit mlgw.com for an agenda.
The RISE Foundation (Responsibility, Initiative, Solutions, Empowerment) Lending Collaborative will meet Thursday, May 17, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1548 Poplar Ave.
Bella Vita Gifts & Interiors will host an artist trunk show benefiting The MED Foundation Thursday, May 17, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Bella Vita, 3670 Houston Levee Road, suite 101. A portion of proceeds will go to the foundation. Visit shopbellavita.com or call 850-0892.
Memphis Heritage will host a lecture on Memphis’ movie palaces Thursday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Howard Hall, 2282 Madison Ave. Vincent Astor will present “Before the Palaces (Before 1920).” Cost is $15; reservations are required. Visit memphisheritage.org or call 272-2727.
The Madison Hotel will continue its 2012 Sunset Atop the Madison series Thursday, May 17, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the hotel, 79 Madison Ave. Brian “Breeze” Cayolle & Friends will perform. Cost is $7. For details, call 333-1200.
Bike-to-Work Day activities will be held across Memphis Friday, May 18, as part of National Bike-to-Work Day. Visit downtownmemphis.com/biketowork for a list of events.
WLOK will host a dinner celebrating its 35th anniversary of African-American ownership Friday, May 18, at 7 p.m. at the Memphis Marriott East, 2625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Local officials will speak and entertainment will include gospel music. Tickets are $50 and are available at WLOK, 373 S. Second St. Call 527-9565.
Theatreworks will host A Sweet Affair with Jazz Divas: Holiday, Fitzgerald, Vaughan and Washington on Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19, at 8 p.m. at Theatreworks, 2085 Monroe Ave. Proceeds will benefit the Women’s Theatre Festival of Memphis. Buy tickets at asweetaffair.eventbright.com.