VOL. 129 | NO. 173 | Friday, September 5, 2014
Rock for Love 8, the annual music festival benefiting Church Health Center, will be held Friday, Sept. 5, through Sunday, Sept. 7, with concerts in Crosstown, Overton Square and at the Levitt Shell. Visit rockforlove.org for a schedule and to bid in the online auction through Sept. 7.
Methodist University Hospital will hold a grand opening celebration for its new emergency department Friday, Sept. 5, at 11:30 a.m. at 1265 Union Ave. The event will include a Blessing of the Hands ceremony for the caregivers who will work in the new space. Visit methodisthealth.org.
Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host its Art on Tap beer-tasting Friday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. The event will include live music, food from Memphis restaurants and local, national and homebrew beers. Cost at the door is $40. Wine tasting tickets are an additional $10. Visit dixon.org.
David Lusk Gallery will hold an opening reception for Greely Myatt’s “and” Friday, Sept. 5, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 4540 Poplar Ave. The show runs through Oct. 11. Visit davidluskgallery.com.
The Germantown Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 7, from noon to 6 p.m. at the Germantown Civic Club Complex, 7745 Poplar Pike. The 43rd annual festival will include the Running of the Weenies Dachshund Race and Costume Contest (11 a.m. Saturday), plus more than 400 arts and crafts vendors, live music and more. Admission is free. Visit germantownfest.com.
Convoy of Hope will host a community celebration Saturday, Sept. 6, at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 940 Early Maxwell Blvd. Gates open at 10 a.m. Organizations will provide free food, health services, haircuts, job services and more. Visit convoyofhope.org/midsouth or call 626-2092.
Memphis College of Art will hold an opening reception for “Horn Island 30” Saturday, Sept. 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Rust Hall main gallery, 1930 Poplar Ave. The exhibition will be on display through Oct. 3. Visit mca.edu.
Ballet Memphis will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Saturday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Road. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with activities throughout the garden for the family. Tickets are $10 for lawn seating or $25 for stage-side seating. Visit balletmemphis.org.