VOL. 129 | NO. 222 | Thursday, November 13, 2014
Comcast will hold a job fair Thursday, Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m. at its service center at 3251 Players Club Parkway. The company is hiring for its Memphis sales team. Visit careers.comcast.com.
National Civil Rights Museum will present “You Be the Judge,” a mock trial that explores what would have happened if James Earl Ray had stood trial for the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Thursday, Nov. 13, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the museum, 450 Mulberry St. Cost is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org.
Ballet Memphis and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music will host their first collaborative “spark” event Thursday, Nov. 13, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Stax, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Panelists Ekundayo Bandele of Hattiloo Theatre, Elizabeth Mensah of Ballet Memphis and Justin Merrick of Stax Music Academy will discuss the importance of art in our lives and city. Cost is free. Visit balletmemphis.org/spark for details.
Rhodes College will host James D. LeSueur for a Communities in Conversation lecture titled “Between Terror and Democracy” Thursday, Nov. 13, at 6 p.m. in Blount Auditorium in Buckman Hall on campus, 2000 North Parkway. LeSueur is a professor at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and is currently producing a documentary on the Algerian civil war. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.
Germantown Performing Arts Center will host Jake Shimabukaro in concert Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at GPAC, 1801 Exeter Road. Buy tickets at gpacweb.com.
Stax Museum of American Soul Music will hold an opening reception for “SOUL: Memphis’ Original Sound – Photographs by Thom Gilbert” Friday, Nov. 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the museum, 926 E. McLemore Ave. The event will include refreshments and live music by Bobby Rush. Cost is free. Visit staxmuseum.com.
Playback Memphis will host Memphis Matters performances Friday, Nov. 14, and Saturday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. at the TheatreSouth stage in First Congregational Church, 100 S. Cooper St. In the Memphis Matters series, the audience shares personal stories of their lives in Memphis and the Mid-South, then watch as Playback’s company of actors interprets the story. Tickets are $15. Visit playbackmemphis.org.