VOL. 129 | NO. 75 | Thursday, April 17, 2014
Memphis Pink Palace Museum will host Dr. Jim Dalton of GTx Corp., presenting “Genetics, Race and Medicine,” Thursday, April 17, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the museum, 3050 Central Ave. Cost is free. Visit memphismuseums.org.
Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis will host its annual Legends Award reception Thursday, April 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Columns at One Commerce Square, 40 S. Main St. Tickets are $75. Visit wfgm.org.
Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host Art After Dark Thursday, April 17, at 6 p.m. at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. The event will include a “Memphis, Illustrated” artists reception and live music. Cost is free with admission. Visit dixon.org.
The Cotton Museum will host a book discussion with Blain Roberts, author of “Pageants, Parlors, and Pretty Women: Race and Beauty in the Twentieth-Century South,” Thursday, April 17, at 6 p.m. at the museum, 65 Union Ave. Cost is free and includes museum tour and reception. Visit memphiscottonmuseum.org.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host a sustainability roundtable Thursday, April 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The series of free panel discussions with local sustainability experts will be held on Thursdays throughout April. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
The Peabody hotel will kick off its 2014 rooftop party series Thursday, April 17, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Peabody, 149 Union Ave. Almost Famous and Icona Pop will perform. Tickets are $15. Visit peabodymemphis.com.
Poplar Pike Playhouse will hold the 10-Minute Play Festival Thursday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the theater, 7653 Poplar Pike, on the Germantown High School campus. Six groups of students will present 10-minute plays they wrote themselves. Cost is free. Visit ppp.org.
Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host Food Truck Friday on April 18 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. Admission is free during food truck hours. The lunch event continues Fridays through September. Visit dixon.org.
The Down to Earth Festival will be held Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Shelby Farms Park, 500 N. Pine Lake Drive. The event will feature live music and acrobatics, an eco egg hunt, nature hikes, food trucks and more. Admission is free; parking is $5. Visit shelbyfarmspark.org/downtoearth for a schedule.