VOL. 129 | NO. 254 | Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Hard Rock Cafe Memphis will host the seventh annual Hard Rock Guitar Drop Wednesday, Dec. 31, from 6:30 p.m. to Thursday, Jan. 1, at 2 a.m. at Hard Rock, 126 Beale St. The event will feature live music inside and outside the cafe, including a headline performance by The Bar-Kays. General admission is $20. Visit hardrock.com/memphis for more information.
City Councilman Myron Lowery will host his 24th annual Prayer Breakfast and 21st annual Jazz Champagne Brunch, “Continuing to Move Memphis & Shelby County Forward,” Thursday, Jan. 1, at the Holiday Inn Memphis Airport, 2240 Democrat Road. A limited number of brunch tickets remain. Donation is $50. Call 901-828-4810 to RSVP.
T.O. Fuller State Park will hold a New Year’s Day hike on the 4.5-mile Discovery Trail Thursday, Jan. 1, starting at 9:30 a.m. at the visitors center, 1500 W. Mitchell Road. Members of the Tennessee Trails Association will be serving samples of black-eyed peas, cornbread, chips and dip and hot chocolate, and a ranger will be present to host a birds of prey program. Cost is free. Call the park office at 543-7581 for details.
Memphis Botanic Garden will display recent landscapes by Elizabeth Garat Thursday, Jan. 1, through Jan. 25 in Fratelli’s Cafe Gallery at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The exhibition will be open Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
David Lusk Gallery will hold an opening reception for Jerry and Terry Lynn’s “Brothers Keeper” Friday, Jan. 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 4540 Poplar Ave. The show runs through Jan. 31. Visit davidluskgallery.com.
Germantown Community Library will host a Downton Abbey tea party Saturday, Jan. 3, at 2 p.m. at the library, 1925 Exeter Road. Fans can celebrate the premiere of the show’s fifth season with tea, finger foods and a screening of season four’s last episode. Period costumes are encouraged. Free tickets are required. Call 901-757-7323 or visit germantown-library.org.
West Tennessee Historical Society will meet Monday, Jan. 5, at 7 p.m. in Wunderlich Auditorium at Memphis University School, 6191 Park Ave. Episcopal priest Rev. Donald Edgar Mowery shares his story of Youth Service in Memphis Inc. and Youth Service USA. Visit wths-tn.org.