VOL. 7 | NO. 7 | Saturday, February 08, 2014
Memphis Botanic Garden will host the Green Your Home Winter Plant Sale Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The sale will feature house plants, custom potting, terrariums and garden gift items. Admission is free. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
The Daily News and In-Synk will host a Leadership Lunch and Learn discussing Gary Keller and Jay Papasan’s book “The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results” Friday, Feb. 7, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the Triumph Bank boardroom, 5699 Poplar Ave. Tickets are $20. Visit lnltheonething.eventbrite.com.
David Lusk Gallery will host an opening reception for Anne Siems’ “trees” and Carlyle Wolfe’s “until the day breathes …” Friday, Feb. 7, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 4540 Poplar Ave. The exhibit runs through March 8. Visit davidluskgallery.com.
The Buckman Performing Arts Center at St. Mary’s School will host African circus troupe Cirque Zuma Zuma Friday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at Buckman, 60 Perkins Road Extended. Buy tickets at buckmanartscenter.com.
The Children’s Museum of Memphis will host its Cirque du CMOM fundraiser Saturday, Feb. 8, from 7 p.m. to midnight at the museum, 2525 Central Ave. The “Memphis Strong” themed event will feature live music from Ruby Wilson, Al Kapone and Alexis Grace, and food from more than 30 local restaurants. Tickets are $150. Visit cmom.com.
Memphis Symphony Orchestra will present “Peter and the Wolf” as part of the Paul and Linnea Bert Friday Classic Accents series Friday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Lindenwood Christian Church, 2400 Union Ave. Tickets are $39 for adults and $5 for children. Buy tickets at memphissymphony.org.
The U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, through Feb. 16 at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. The ATP World Tour event supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Visit memphistennis.com for tickets and a schedule.
Belz Museum of Asian & Judaic Art will hold its Chinese New Year Family Day celebration Saturday, Feb. 8, from noon to 4 p.m. at the museum, 119 S. Main St. The event will include cultural performances, children’s crafts, raffles and more. Cost is free. Visit belzmuseum.org.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host Vincent Astor, author of “Memphis Movie Theatres” for a discussion and signing Saturday, Feb. 8, at 4 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.
Memphis Child Advocacy Center will host its Works of Heart fundraiser auction Saturday, Feb. 8, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar Ave. The event will feature works by 100 regional artists, beer and wine and appetizers. Tickets are $75 through Friday, Feb. 7, or $100 at the door. Visit memphiscac.org.
The Metal Museum will host Champagne Sunday on Sunday, Feb. 9, from noon to 5 p.m. at the museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive. Attendees can sip champagne, wine and beer while shopping for one-of-a-kind jewelry and gifts in the museum store. Cost is free. Visit metalmuseum.org.
The University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music will present “Music for Two: A Valentine’s Concert” Sunday, Feb. 9, at 3 p.m. at Harris Concert Hall, 3775 Central Ave. The school’s professors and their spouses will perform duets and share anecdotes about their lives as musicians and couples. Cost is free. Visit memphis.edu.
Germantown Performing Arts Center will host an artist reception for Kelly Fischer, whose work is on display throughout February, Sunday, Feb. 9, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Visit gpacweb.com.
The Confucius Institute at the University of Memphis will host “An Oriental Monsoon,” presented by China’s Hangzhou Normal University, Sunday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre at Christian Brothers University, 650 East Parkway S. The program will include classic Chinese dance, instrumental solos and opera pieces. Cost is free; seating is limited. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678-2595.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis will host An Evening With Fred Davis Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the organization’s Technical Training Center, 903 Walker Ave. Davis served as the first black chairman of the Memphis City Council and opened one of the South’s first African-American-owned insurance agencies. Tickets are $100. Visit bgcm.org.
Methodist North Hospital will hold a stroke support group meeting Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. in day room one at HealthSouth Rehabilitation, 4100 Austin Peay Highway. The topic is “Light at the End of the Tunnel: How seasonal depressive disorders affect stroke patients.” Visit methodisthealth.org or call Connie Holland at 516-5947.
The Kroc Center will hold a nutrition seminar titled “Nutrition & Athletic Performance” Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 5:30 p.m. at the center, 800 East Parkway S. Cost is $2; open to the public. Visit krocmemphis.org.
The Shelby County Trustee’s office will hold a Project H.O.M.E. (Home Ownership Made Easier) Financial Literacy workshop Tuesday, Feb. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Glenview Community Center, 1141 S. Barksdale St. Attendees will learn the basics of budgeting, complete a spending plan and prepare a payment plan with Trustee staff to pay off delinquent taxes. Visit shelbycountytrustee.com.
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DeVry University, 6401 Poplar Ave., sixth floor. Terri Murphy, president of Terri Murphy Communication and chief information officer for U.S. Learning, will present “Relationships & Romance: Both Require an ‘E’ Factor.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz or call Jo Garner at 482-0354.
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Feb. 12, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Steve Guinn, vice president of Highwoods Properties, will present “Real Estate Taxes: Memphis vs. Nashville.” Cost is $18 for nonmembers.
Hattiloo Theatre will present “Seven Guitars” Thursday, Feb. 13, to March 2 at the theater, 656 Marshall Ave. Visit hattiloo.org.
The Memphis chapter of the American Payroll Association will meet Thursday, Feb. 13, at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Jennifer Kiesewetter of Kiesewetter Law Firm will present “Employee vs. Independent Contractor: Worker Misclassification.” Cost is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Visit memphisapa.org.
Rhodes College will host Aram Goudsouzian for a Communities in Conversation lecture titled “Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power and the Meredith March Against Fear,” Thursday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.
Memphis Investors Group will meet Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Memphis Hilton, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. CPA Jimmy Luke will present “Tax Reduction and Tax Planning Strategies for Real Estate Investors.” Cost is free for members and first-time visitors, and $20 for repeat visitors. Visit memphisinvestorsgroup.com.