The Center for Southern Folklore will present the Memphis Music & Heritage Festival Saturday, Aug. 31, and Sunday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Main Street between Peabody Place and Union Avenue. The event will include music, food, and arts and crafts vendors. Cost is free. Visit southernfolklore.org for a list of performers.
Eyewear Gallery will host free back-to-school vision screenings Friday, Aug. 30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the store, 428 Perkins Road Extended. Space is limited. RSVP at 763-2020.
Business and Professional Women of Tennessee members will meet Friday, Aug. 30, at 11:30 a.m. at Jason’s Deli, 3743 Poplar Ave., to discuss re-establishing a Memphis chapter. The state organization is an affiliate of the BPW Foundation, an advocate for women on work-life balance and workplace equity issues. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 489-5481.
Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club will hold a happy hour mixer and opening celebration at Tamp & Tap on Friday, Aug. 30, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the coffee and beer shop in Van Vleet Flats, 122 Gayoso Ave. Cost is Dutch treat. Visit thelpbc.com.
Cochon Heritage BBQ competition and tasting event will be held Friday, Aug. 30, at 5:55 p.m. at Beale Street Landing, at Beale Street and Riverside Drive. Five teams of chefs will each prepare one heritage-breed pig to win audience votes in six categories. Tickets are $125; VIP tickets, which include 5 p.m. entry, are $200. Visit heritagebbq.com.
The Memphis Zoo will host Zoo Brew on Friday, Aug. 30, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the zoo, 2000 Prentiss Place. The event will include beers from around the world, live music and food. Tickets are $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers; VIP tickets, which include admission to the Teton Trek VIP Lounge, are $55 for members and $60 for nonmembers. Visit memphiszoo.org.
The Orpheum will screen “Rebel Without a Cause,” part of the Pat’s Picks classic movie series, Friday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m. at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. Visit orpheum-memphis.com.
WLOK will host the 2013 WLOK Stone Soul Picnic, a music festival featuring national and local gospel artists, Saturday, Aug. 31, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Tom Lee Park, on Riverside Drive Downtown. Cost is free. Visit wlok.com.
Laughs for Le Bonheur, a fundraiser comedy show featuring Gary Owen, Jermaine “Funnymaine” Johnson and Ambrose Jones III, will be held Saturday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m. at The New Daisy Theatre, 330 Beale St. The event will be hosted by Quincy Pondexter of the Memphis Grizzlies and Thaddeus Young of the Philadelphia 76ers. Tickets start at $50. Visit laughsforlebonheur.org.
The Daily News’ offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in observance of Labor Day. Offices will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 8:30 a.m. and remain open through normal business hours.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Sept. 4, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DeVry University, 6401 Poplar Ave., sixth floor. Credit expert Craig Cline will present “How to Improve Your Credit Score.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz or call Jo Garner at 482-0354.
Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division will hold a board meeting Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 1:30 p.m. in the MLGW board room, 220 S. Main St. Visit mlgw.com.
Cooper Young Night Out will be held Thursday, Sept. 5, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at businesses in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Visit cooperyoung.biz for a list of activities.
The Mid-South Area Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group will meet Thursday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. at Logan’s Roadhouse, 2710 N. Germantown Parkway. Keynote speaker Timothy Ballard will present “Insights on Exercise Testing and Exercise in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension” at 7 p.m. RSVP to email@example.com or 463-8688.
The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, Aug. 30, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leadership Memphis Gallery 363 will hold an opening reception for Catherine Erb’s inaugural photography exhibit Friday, Aug. 30, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the gallery, 363 S. Main St. The show can also been seen by appointment. Call 452-8033.
Memphis College of Art-Downtown will hold an opening reception for “Blurring Dimensions” Friday, Aug. 30, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Hyde Gallery in the Nesin Graduate Center, 477 S. Main St. Runs through Sept. 20. Visit mca.edu.
Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center will host Nate Evans and the Temptations Revue in concert Saturday, Aug. 31, at 8 p.m. at BPACC, 3663 Appling Road. Tickets are $25. Visit bpacc.org or call 385-6440.
Theatre Memphis presents “The Royal Family” through Sept. 1 on the Lohrey Stage, 630 Perkins Road Ext. Visit theatrememphis.org.
Memphis Botanic Garden will hold a meet-and-greet reception for Chantel Barber’s “Nature’s Portraits” art exhibit Thursday, Sept. 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Visitors Center gallery, 750 Cherry Road. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 30. Call 636-4100.
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.
The Circuit Playhouse presents Tony Award-winning drama “Red” through Sept. 15, at the theater, 51 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org.
Playhouse on the Square presents “Les Miserables” through Sept. 15 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org.
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.