VOL. 8 | NO. 8 | Saturday, February 14, 2015
Beale Street Merchants Association will host Beale’s annual Mardi Gras parade Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 5:30 p.m. The celebration will feature a fanfare of carts, horse-drawn carriages, bicycles and wagons decorated in Mardi Gras fashion; beads and candy; and jazz and blues music. Visit bealestreetmerchants.com.
Tennessee Shakespeare Company will host its sixth annual Valentine’s Gala Saturday, Feb. 14, at 6 p.m. in the Germantown Performing Arts Center Duncan-Williams Performance Hall, 1801 Exeter Road. The event will feature a dinner buffet, live auction and Broadway performance. Tickets are $175. Visit tnshakespeare.org.
Memphis Jewish Community Center will kick off the Morris and Mollye Fogelman International Jewish Film Festival with an opening reception and screening of “The Green Prince” Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 7:15 p.m. at the Malco Ridgeway Four, 5853 Ridgeway Center Parkway. Tickets are $5 for MJCC members and $7 for nonmembers. The festival continues through March 1. Visit jccmemphis.org/film for a schedule.
The city of Germantown and Germantown Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Business and Industry Summit Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Great Hall & Conference Center, 1900 S. Germantown Road. The event will include a keynote by state Economic Development Commissioner Randy Boyd, a local economic report and a development panel discussion. Tickets are $40 if purchased by Feb. 16 or $50 at the door. Visit germantown-tn.gov/economicdev or email email@example.com.
Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will meet Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Jeremy Park, author and president of the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club, will present “Giving Back With Purpose: How Community Engagement Can Drive Sales Success.” Cost for nonmembers is $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Visit sms-midsouth.org.
Memphis Botanic Garden will host an opening reception for the Artists’ Link exhibit Wednesday, Feb. 18, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the MBG Visitors Center Gallery, 750 Cherry Road. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.
Rhodes College will host Nell Irvin Painter, author of “The History of White People,” as part of its Communities in Conversation series Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom, Bryan Campus Life Center at Rhodes, 2000 North Parkway. Visit rhodes.edu.
AIA Memphis will host its Third Thursday Lecture on Local Design Thursday, Feb. 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Club, 1346 Central Ave. Chris Ladner, LEED fellow, will present “Energy Modeling: Better Buildings and Smarter Architects.” Cost is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 17.