VOL. 127 | NO. 175 | Friday, September 7, 2012
The 23rd Annual International Goat Days will be held Friday, Sept. 7, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at USA Stadium, 4351 Babe Howard Blvd. Cost is free. Visit millingtontn.gov or call 873-5770.
Memphis Botanic Garden will hold an opening reception for the 2012 Japanese Bon Festival Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. The event will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the gift of cherry trees from Japan. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers, and reservations are required. Call 636-4131.
Dixon Gallery & Gardens will host the Art on Tap 2012 beer-tasting Friday, Sept. 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. The event will also include music and food. Buy tickets at dixon.org or call 761-5250, ext. 100.
The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music will host a concert by violinist Dale Barltrop, cellist Joshua Roman and pianist Victor Asuncion Saturday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Memphis Harris Concert Hall, 3775 Central Ave. Cost is free. Visit memphis.edu/music for details.
The 2012 FedEx Rock-N-Roll Bike MS Tour benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Mid-South chapter will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, and Sunday, Sept. 9, starting at Landers Center, 4560 Venture Drive in Southaven, and going to Gold Strike Casino Resort in Tunica. The routes range from 43 miles to 100 miles. Visit msmidsouth.org.
Memphis Heritage and The Memphis Polo Club will host the second annual Polo for Preservation benefit Saturday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m. at Memphis Polo Club, 2650 Stinson Road in Rossville. Other events include a scotch tasting and an antique car show. Proceeds benefit Memphis Heritage. Buy tickets at memphisheritage.org.
Ballet Memphis will host a launch party for its 25th season Saturday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at its studios, 7950 Trinity Road. The event will include a showcase costumes from Ballet Memphis’ 25-year history. Visit balletmemphis.org for tickets.
Winestock II 2012, benefiting The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and hosted by Old Millington Winery, will be held Sunday, Sept. 9, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the winery, 6748 Old Millington Road. Admission is $5. Call 873-4114.