VOL. 129 | NO. 91 | Friday, May 9, 2014
Playhouse on the Square will present “Gypsy” Friday, May 9, through June 1 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org.
Memphis Botanic Garden will celebrate National Public Gardens Day Friday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. The event will include guided tram tours and garden-related activities throughout the day. Free with admission. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
UCAN will hold a job readiness seminar Friday, May 9, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. The session is open to the public, and high school students are encouraged to attend. Visit ucanofmemphis.org.
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church will hold the 56th annual Greek Food Festival Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 573 N. Highland St. The festival features homemade Greek food, shopping, live Greek music and dancing, and sanctuary tours. Visit memphisgreekfestival.com.
Shelby Farms Park Conservancy will hold the Dog-A-Roo Festival Saturday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the off-leash dog park at Shelby Farms Park. The event will include the Four-Legged 4K at noon, plus talent and costume contests, parade of rescues, live music and more. Festival admission is free; parking is $5. Registration for the Four-Legged 4K is $20. Visit shelbyfarmspark.org.
Shimmy Mob, a belly dancing fundraiser for Family Safety Center of Memphis and Shelby County, will be held Saturday, May 10, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Overton Square. Cost is free; donations will be accepted. The Bluff City Belly Dance Showcase, a ticketed event benefiting FSC, will be held at 6:30 p.m. at The Rumba Room, 303 S. Main St. Tickets are $12 in advance or $18 at the door. Visit memphisbellydance.com.
Memphis Symphony Orchestra will present Symphony in the Gardens Saturday, May 10, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dixon Gallery and Gardens,4339 Park Ave. Lawn chairs and picnics are welcome. Tickets are $20 for adults. Visit memphissymphony.org.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host the Belles on Wheels Bus Tour, features 10 indie romance authors, Saturday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Line tickets are required and come with the purchase of one of the authors’ novels. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.