Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival will be held Friday, May 3, to Sunday, May 5, at Tom Lee Park. 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

The National Ornamental Metal Museum will host an opening reception for Tributaries: Gabriel Craig Friday, May 3, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive. Visit

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

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host Josh Threlkeld as part of its Spring Bistro Music Series Saturday, May 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit

IRIS Orchestra will present “Beethoven Revelations,” featuring pianist Jeffrey Kahane, Saturday, May 4, at 8 p.m. at Germantown Performing Arts Center, 1801 Exeter Road. Tickets are $55. Visit

The Catholic Diocese of Memphis will honor Rev. J. Terry Steib for 20 years of service as bishop of the diocese Sunday, May 5, at 6 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 1695 Central Ave. Call 373-1200.