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VOL. 7 | NO. 16 | Saturday, April 12, 2014


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Ballet Memphis will present “Peter Pan,” a world premiere from the choreographer of “Cinderella” and “Wizard of Oz,” Saturday, April 12, and Sunday, April 13, at The Orpheum, 203 S. Main St. Buy tickets at balletmemphis.org.

The Circuit Playhouse will present “Grace” Friday, April 11, through May 4, at the theater, 51 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org.

Germantown Community Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” Friday, April 11, to April 27 at the theater, 3037 Forest Hill-Irene Road. Buy tickets at gctcomeplay.org.

The Eyewear Gallery will hold free dry-eye screenings Fridays through April 25 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at its office, 428 Perkins Road Extended. Visit theeyeweargallery.com or call 763-2020.

The Tennessee Human Rights Commission will hold the West Tennessee Fair Housing Celebration Friday, April 11, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. The event will include a keynote titled “Homeless Veterans & Discrimination Against Those With Disabilities,” an update on the greenprint fair housing component and more. Cost is $25. Visit tn.gov/humanrights/events.html for more information.

Urban Land Institute Memphis and Brooks Museum of Art will host a screening of “The Human Scale,” a documentary about architect and urban planner Jan Gehl, Thursday, April 10, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Brooks, 1930 Poplar Ave. Cost is $8 at the door. Visit memphis.uli.org.

Memphis Botanic Garden will host the Spring’s Best Plant Sale Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

The Broad Avenue Art Walk will be held Friday, April 11, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. along Broad Avenue between Hollywood Street and the railroad tracks. The event will include live music, artwork by more than 70 artists, food and drinks for purchase, and more. Cost is free. Visit broadavearts.com.

Memphis College of Art will host an opening reception for Preston Drum’s “Seen You Sigh, Seen You Smile” Friday, April 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the alumni gallery, 1930 Poplar Ave. The exhibition will be on view through May 11. Visit mca.edu.

Memphis Farmers Market will be open Saturday, April 12, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Station, at the corner of South Front Street and West G.E. Patterson Avenue. Visit memphisfarmersmarket.org.

Methodist South Hospital will host the Whitehaven Healthy Community Day Saturday, April 12, from 8 a.m. to noon on the grounds across from the hospital, 1300 Wesley Drive. The event will include a 5K at 8 a.m., 2-mile walk at 8:30 a.m., health fair from 9 a.m. to noon, and more. Visit methodisthealth.org or call 516-3580.

Rhodes College will host Arbor Outreach Day to celebrate its recent Tree Campus USA designation Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m. in Oak Alley on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Activities include a tour of the campus arboretum, a project in Overton Park’s old-growth forest, and a lunch and award ceremony at noon. Cost is free. Email kasperk@rhodes.edu.

The Kroc Center will hold a nutrition seminar titled “Make Small Changes: How to Grocery Shop” Saturday, April 12, at 10 a.m. at the center, 800 East Parkway S. Cost is $2; open to the public. Visit krocmemphis.org.

The Overton Square Crawfish Festival will be held Saturday, April 12, from noon to 6 p.m.in Overton Square and down Madison Avenue from Cooper to Morrison streets. The event will include fresh crawfish and three stages of live music. Admission is free; proceeds from sales benefit LivItUp.

Cooper-Young Community Association will hold the Art for Art’s Sake Auction Saturday, April 12, at Young Avenue Deli, 2119 Young Ave. The event will include a silent auction, as well as a live auction of original artwork, photography, pottery, jewelry and more. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Visit artauction.cooperyoung.org.

Footprints in Motion will hold a fundraiser auction and party Saturday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. at The Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Tickets are $75; proceeds help provide resources for international medical missions and orthopedic research in the Mid-South. Call 759-3233.

Opera Memphis will present an encore of “Ghosts of Crosstown” Saturday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. The original commissioned work includes five short operas inspired by people who lived near or worked in the Crosstown building. Visit operamemphis.org.

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