The Association of Fundraising Professionals Memphis chapter will meet Thursday, May 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ballet Memphis, 7950 Trinity Road. Dorothy Gunther Pugh, founding artistic director and executive director of Ballet Memphis, will discuss relationship building and leadership. Cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Register at

Cooper Young Night Out will be held Thursday, May 2, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at businesses in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Visit for a list of activities.

The Peabody Rooftop Party will be held Thursday, May 2, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. G3: The Garry Goin Group and “American Idol” finalist Stefano Langone will perform. Tickets are $10. Visit or call 529-4000.

Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival will be held Friday, May 3, to Sunday, May 5, at Tom Lee Park, on Riverside Drive Downtown. Single-day tickets start at $35. Visit for a lineup.

Greater Memphis Chamber will host “A Conversation With … Jack Sammons,” chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, Friday, May 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. The talk is titled “A New Era for the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority.” Cost is $35 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Buy tickets at

In-Synk and The Daily News will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn about Nate Silver’s book “The Signal and The Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail – But Some Don’t” Friday, May 3, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Register at

Memphis Black Arts Alliance will present Soulsville on Fire Saturday, May 4, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at FireHouse Community Arts Center, 985 S. Bellevue Blvd. The open house will include free arts master classes, a film festival, a musical instrument petting zoo and more. Cost is free. Email or call 948-9522.

Memphis Symphony Orchestra will present Symphony in the Gardens Saturday, May 4, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Dixon Gallery and Gardens, 4339 Park Ave. The Memphis Symphony League will also host its annual picnic contest. Tickets are $12 for Dixon members and MSO subscribers, and $20 for nonmembers. Visit