VOL. 128 | NO. 96 | Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest will be held Thursday, May 16, through Saturday, May 18, at Tom Lee Park, on Riverside Drive Downtown. Tickets are $9 at the gate. Visit memphisinmay.org.
National Hispanic Professional Organization-Memphis will meet Thursday, May 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Speakers include Larry Jensen, president and CEO of Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors LLC, and representatives from Washington think tank Excelencia in Education. Cost is free for members and $20 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org or 466-6476.
The Peabody Rooftop Party will be held Thursday, May 16, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Party Planet will perform. Tickets are $10. Visit peabodymemphis.com or call 529-4000.
Germantown Community Theatre will present the musical “Ruthless” Friday, May 17, to June 2 at the theater, 3037 Forest Hill-Irene Road. Visit germantowncommunitytheatre.org or call 754-2680.
Seedco Mid-South will host the Listening to Your Business workshop Friday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to noon at Seedco, 22 N. Front St., suite 900. The workshop helps existing business owners establish a three-year vision. Cost is $100. Register at seedco.affiliate.fasttrac.org.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will host free tours of the St. Jude Dream Home Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 45 Dalton Cove in Eads. The house will be raffled June 23; tickets are $100. Visit dreamhome.org.
The Lupus Foundation of America Memphis-area chapter will host the Virginia Davis Memorial Walk for Lupus Saturday, May 18, at 8 a.m. at the Levitt Shell, 1930 Poplar Ave. in Overton Park. Event-day registration is $35. Visit lupusmemphis.org.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host Brennan Whalen as part of its Spring Bistro Music Series Saturday, May 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
Red Rover Sales & Marketing will present “Empowering Your Sales Through Persuasive Questioning” Wednesday, May 22, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Red Rover, 415 S. Front St., suite 121. Ty Skinner, director of client service, will discuss how to speak to decision-makers and uncover how decisions are made. Cost is $199; space is limited. Visit redrovercompany.com.