VOL. 7 | NO. 45 | Saturday, November 1, 2014
Memphis Reads, the citywide community reading program, will host Dinaw Mengestu, author of Memphis Reads selection “The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears” Tuesday, Nov. 4, for a reading at 5:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Mengestu will also speak at 8 p.m. at the University Theater on the Christian Brothers University campus, 650 East Parkway S. Both events are free. Visit cbu.edu.
The Clarence Day Scholars at Rhodes College will host Memphis Day Saturday, Nov. 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the east side of the the football field at Rhodes, 2000 North Parkway. the event will include live music, photographs with the Rhodes mascot, food trucks, activities for children, an afternoon football game and more. Cost is free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-3847.
Stax legend Floyd Newman will receive a note on the Beale Street Walk of Fame at a ceremony Saturday, Nov. 1, at 1 p.m. at the Band Box, 142 Beale St. Visit staxmuseum.com for more information.
Downtown Animal Hospital will host the 12th annual Harbor Town Dog Show, benefiting the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County, Sunday, Nov. 2, at noon at Nursery Park in Harbor Town. The disco-themed show will feature the inaugural “Doggie Disco Dance Off,” as well as other competitions. Entries are $45 per dog; spectators are free. Visit harbortowndogshow.com.
Germantown Performing Arts Center will host John Pizzarelli with Jessica Molaskey as part of its Jazz Series Sunday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at gpacweb.com.
A “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” lunch and learn will be held Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Colonnade, 1661 International Place Drive, suite 400. The workshop is for entrepreneurs who are outgrowing their in-house accounting processes or want to improve back-office efficiencies. Cost is free; lunch will be provided. RSVP by Monday, Nov. 3, to email@example.com, 382-5006 or 457-7451.
The Daily News will present the 2014 Commercial Real Estate Review Thursday, Nov. 6, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Brooks Museum, 1934 Poplar Ave. Robert E. Loeb, present of Loeb Properties, will present the keynote, and local experts will review how the office, industrial, multifamily and retail sectors are faring. Tickets are $25. Visit bit.ly/MEMCRE for details.
Cooper Young Night Out will be held Thursday, Nov. 6, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at businesses in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Visit cooperyoung.biz for a list of activities.