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VOL. 6 | NO. 34 | Saturday, August 17, 2013


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Playhouse on the Square will host a performance of “Les Miserables” to benefit the Memphis Child Advocacy Center Saturday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m. at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. A pre-performance reception and silent auction begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $60 and are available through MCAC, 888-4342.

Memphis Police Foundation will host a Fallen Officer Memorial fundraising night at the Memphis Redbirds game Friday, Aug. 16. Gates open at 5 p.m. for live music and beer specials; first pitch is at 7:05 p.m. Dugout tickets are $20, with $6 being donated to the project. Visit memphispolicefoundation.org.

Memphis Urban League Young Professionals will hold its Empowerment Conference Friday, Aug. 16, and Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. The conference is designed to empower, engage and educate professionals ages 21 to 40. Cost is $65 for members and $75 for nonmembers. Register at ypempowerment2013.eventbrite.com.

Eyewear Gallery will host free back-to-school vision screenings Friday, Aug. 16, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the store, 428 Perkins Road Extended. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. at 763-2020.

The Orpheum Theatre will present the “Aloha from Hawaii” 40th anniversary enhanced screening, part of Elvis Week events, Friday, Aug. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Tickets are $35; VIP tickets, which include a reception at Graceland from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., are $89. Visit ticketmaster.com.

Shelby Farms Park Conservancy and Memphis Area Master Gardeners will host a monthly Greenline Gardens workshop for adults Saturday, Aug. 17, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Greenline Gardens, at the corner of Farm and Mullins Station roads. The topic is “Bees, Butterflies and Hummingbirds.” Cost is free for park members and $5 for nonmembers. Email jmayen@shelbyfarmspark.org.

The Indie Memphis Concert Film Series at the Levitt Shell will feature Paul McCartney & Wings’ “Rockshow” Saturday, Aug. 17, at dusk at the shell, 1928 Poplar Ave. in Overton Park. Cost is free. Visit indiememphis.com.

Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DeVry University, 6401 Poplar Ave., sixth floor. Jerry Thomas of The Sedona Group will present “Interview Tips for Today’s Market.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz or call Jo Garner at 482-0354.

The Greater Memphis Chamber will host a conversation with Bill Strickland, CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corp. and author of “Making the Impossible, Possible,” Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. Strickland’s topic is “The Art of Leadership & The Business of Social Change.” Cost is $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. at memphischamber.com or call 543-3571.

The Rotary Club of Memphis East will meet Wednesday, Aug. 21, at noon at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. David Coffey, professor at The University of Tennessee at Martin, will speak. Cost is $17. R.S.V.P. to Lee Hughes at lmhughes@bellsouth.net.

The Downtown Parking Authority will meet Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 4 p.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

Theatre Memphis will present “The Royal Family” Friday, Aug. 16, through Sept. 1 on the Lohrey Stage, 630 Perkins Road Extended. Buy tickets at theatrememphis.org.

Playhouse on the Square will present “Les Miserables” Friday, Aug. 16, through Sept. 15 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org.

Eclectic Eye will host a Starck Eyes trunk show Friday, Aug. 16, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at its Collierville boutique, 3670 S. Houston Levee Road, suite 102, and an l.a. Eyeworks trunk show Saturday, Aug. 17, from noon to 4 p.m. at its Midtown boutique, 242 S. Cooper St. Visit eclectic-eye.com.

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host Emma Webb as part of its Summer Bistro Music Series Saturday, Aug. 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.

The Cooper-Young Business Association will feature Underway Jazz as part of the Red Hot Summer concert series Wednesday, Aug. 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the gazebo at Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Cost is free. Visit cooperyoung.biz.

The Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School presents “Thought=Art,” featuring works by Tara Browning, Michael Gravois and Billy Moore, in the Levy Gallery, 60 Perkins Road Extended. The exhibit runs through Sept. 13. Visit buckmanartscenter.com.

Eclectic Eye hosts the “Musings of an Unconscious Mind” by Joseph Arthur at the boutique’s Midtown showroom, 242 S. Cooper St. The show runs through Sept. 25. Visit eclectic-eye.com.

David Lusk Gallery hosts the “Price is Right,” an annual exhibition of original works less than $1,000 at the gallery, 4540 Poplar Ave. The show runs through Aug. 24. Visit davidluskgallery.com.

Gallery Ten Ninety One hosts the Memphis/Germantown Art League national exhibition in the WKNO Digital Media Center, 7151 Cherry Farms Road. The exhibit is on display through Aug. 29. Call 458-2521.

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