VOL. 129 | NO. 227 | Thursday, November 20, 2014
The Downtown Memphis Commission board will meet Thursday, Nov. 20, at noon in the commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.
The Yellow House on Union will host its second annual Home for the Holidays Art Show & Reception Thursday, Nov. 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1981 Union Ave. The show will feature works by new and returning local artists. Visit theyellowhouseonunion.com.
Latino Memphis will host “Turkey Tamales & Chocolate Caliente” Thursday, Nov. 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Latino Memphis, 6041 Mt. Moriah Road Extended, suite 16. Have good food and conversation about issues affecting the Latino community and how you can help. Cost is free. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or text 878-0658.
Shelby County Schools will hold a community meeting for feedback on its 80/90/100% Strategic Plan Thursday, Nov. 20, at 5:30 p.m. at the Teaching and Learning Academy, 2485 Union Ave. The plan sets goals focused around the mission of college and career readiness by 2025. Visit scsk12.org.
The Cotton Museum will host a guest lecture by Richard Follett, professor of American history at the University of Sussex, Thursday, Nov. 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the museum, 65 Union Ave. Follett will discuss his upcoming book, “White Fright: Slave Revolts in American Memory.” Cost is free. Visit memphiscottonmuseum.org.
Brooks Museum of Art will screen the British Arrows Awards, the best in UK advertising as selected by top ad execs across the globe, Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22-23, at 2 p.m. at Brooks, 1934 Poplar Ave. Tickets are $5 for Brooks members and students with ID, and $9 for nonmembers. Visit brooksmuseum.org.
Playhouse on the Square will present “Peter Pan” Friday, Nov. 21, through Jan. 4 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Buy tickets at playhouseonthesquare.org.
Downtown Memphis Commission will kick off the holiday season with the Flip-the-Switch tree-lighting party Friday, Nov. 21, at 4:30 p.m. on Beale Street at Rufus Thomas Boulevard. The event will include hot chocolate and donuts, plus special appearances by Jerry Lawler, Grizz and the Claw Crew, the Memphis Grizzline and Santa. Visit downtownmemphis.com.